Tuesday, December 29, 2009

I know Christmas is over but...

Did you know that the 12 Days of Christmas actually STARTS on Christmas day??? So really, I can keep celebrating until January 5th!

I just wanted to share some pics of my favorite ornaments from this season.

My sweet angel and blown glass tree topper.

I love these old angels with the china heads, netting, and paper accesories.
This one was a 50-cent'r after Christmas sale item.
This sweetheart is a little german bell covered with a wooden headed felt angel. She was donated to my thrift shop and, because she has all the perfect colors of pink and blue, I snatched her right up and took her home.

I also collect these old '70's items with red and white flocking over a plastic base. This Snoopy is missing one ear but I just turned him the other way. He is so cute. In the upper left corner you can see a bit of a red flocked house that Santa is peeking out of. (Click any photo to enlarge.)

This basket of ornaments is another 1/2 price find. Most are marked West Germany. They are a little older than the style I usually collect but for $3.50, was I just supposed to leave the basket at the store???

This is a wreath I made out of all my extra vintage ornaments. (Sometimes you have to buy a whole bagful to get the ONE indent at the bottom of the bag~!) I strung them all on a wire coat hanger, leaving the hooked end to hang it. It's a bit delicate. I strung about 65 ornaments but about 4-5 popped off (plink...CRASH). I think it was too packed. I learned how to do it from Rhoda at Southern Hospitality.

Here is a peek at my attempted village display. It didn't quite turn out how I'd hoped but it's ok.

Here is a close-up of my treasured pink santa that a dear friend gave to me years ago after I admired it. Isn't it nice to have generous friends!

This is my NEW Nicole Sayre nativity that I got at Mega-Marshalls! I Love it! The colors are beautiful! On the day I bought it, I set it right in the center of my dining table. Later that day, I lifted it to clean the table and Joseph dropped to the floor and I totally broke HIS FOOT OFF! AARRGH! It's made of plaster so his foot really just shattered off, so it wasn't like I could just glue it back on! BLaaah!! I'm gonna have to make a new foot with sculpey. My son has it in EVERY COLOR and I use it to fix EVERYTHING I breaK!

This is what I did with my Santa collection this year. I did have it on the buffet but it was so overwhelming I relegated them all to this old bassinette.
I hope you all had a blessed Christmas! God bless you in the New Year!


Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Rosie, thanks for coming by. I love your ornament wreath, it's adorable! I know, they sure are fragile when they are all glass.

Connie said...

Hi, chickee, thanks for the visit and comment. For "cloche" go here and slick on the little speaker and it will pronounce it for you:



Emily said...

I love that tree topper!! Yellow is my favorite color. I found one at a flea market last November and I got it for a real steal of $10. Mine is blue and red, but would still like to find another...they are somewhat rare these days!! :)


~~Carol~~ said...

A Pink Santa!! I love him, and everything else you've shown. Those angels on your tree are so sweet. After seeing so many white trees on blogs, I've decided I want one too. The ornaments just POP on a white tree!
Wishing you lots of happiness and prosperity in 2010!

Kathy said...

I'm green with envy! I love it all, I have got to go on the hunt for "new" stuff now!!!!!! Thanks for keeping up your decorations, when I see that people take their decorations down the day after Christmas I have to shake my head. It takes too long to put it up!

Connie said...

In answer to your question: I...I...I'm speechless. You have made some incredibly LOVELY things this year. You have inspired me.
PS How did you talk LB into letting you paint the whole place pink??? You are one lucky lady!
Happy New Year!

He loves me and wants whatever makes me happy. He's told me that through 49 years of marriage. He also says "men don't see pink"! He truly said that. If I'm happy doing it, then it doesn't care one whit, sugar!

Oooooh, and thank you for that sweet compliment! :-)

Susan S. said...

Wow...what a great blog. I just popped in from another blog and am enjoying going thru yours. I collect Santa's too and I LOVE the old bassinette idea; very cleaver. Hope you have a wonderful new year.....Hugs from Houston, TX!

Heidi said...

Ooh, that Pink Santa is neat! I also love how you put the bottle brush trees in the silver teapots--cute!