Saturday, December 20, 2008

Whimsical Vintage Ornaments For Christmas

Here are some more of our holiday collections, spread out on tabletops. We don't take our decorating too seriously - things don't have to match to be part of the display.

The cigarette smoking snowman never fails to elicit comments. We figure that when it was made in Japan in the 1950s, the part about a corncob pipe was lost in translation, hence, a snowman with a cigarette. Here he's being eyed by a crazed looking Christmas elephant, with a rogue reindeer ready to bolt the whole scene. The folding paper Santas in the second picture, oddly enough, glow in the dark. The folding paper elves are from Sweden. Some of the older ornaments and decorations are held together with tape or glue. Over the years, they've been arranged and rearranged by children. To us, that's part of the charm.


High Desert Diva said...

Love the pull toy elephant!

Work hunter said...

I like the Santas, very cool your ornaments. :)