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Thursday, December 3, 2009
Here's some of my vintage Christmas decorations....
I love old Christmas decorations and thought I would share a few that I put up in my home. I have three pieces of a vintage, made in Italy, nativity set that my Mom had when I was little, sure wish I had the rest of the set and the manager that my Dad made! By my front door I have a pair of vintage light up Santa's that really remind me of my childhood. My tree is decorated with glass ornaments and the majority of them are vintage, the red tear drop shaped ornament was made in Germany it's about 5" long with a dent in the front. I found a set of old bells that I fell in love with, here is a picture of the gold one. The red striped ornament was mine was I was a little girl so I know it is 50+ years old. This is the time of the year I really love but it is also the time of the year that I really miss my parents!
I love painting on any kind of "found" items. It is very enjoyable to find a old un-wanted item and turn it into a unique treasure! I also hand sculpt real gourds, which I love to do. After I sculpt and paint the gourd I add vintage item embellishments to make each gourd a one of a kind collectable item!