|teacup byVcagco, Made in Japan,|
and a favorte old book, A Cup of Christmas Tea by Tom Hegg
Finally, I can sit down and leisurely sip a cup of Christmas tea,
without thinking about a million things that I need to do. .
I like my vintage decorations best.
Some vintage glass ornaments and paper gnomes are arranged
in an old bookcase with some old silver.
A couple fine Ken Ebert's prints, my very special and treasured old gifts, from my sweetheart, who is also an artist and car enthusiast, are hung for the holidays. An amazing automotive artist, Ebert's work was on the cover of Antique Automobile, the publication of the Antique Automobile Club of America, for many years. Many of his pieces depict Victorian homes decked out for the holidays, with the vintage cars.
Another gorgeous Ken Ebert's piece featuring a lovely wintry home and antique cars
The children are content to play quietly all day with their new dollies and toys.
while my favorite carols are still playing on my old cassettes and CDs.
These beautiful vintage Coke ads hang in my kitchen.
I just popped the whole magazines in some old frames.
I love my old Santa Coca-Cola ads hanging in my kitchen. The artist was Haddon Sunblom, who used Clement C. Moore's Santa from"Twas the Night Before Christmas" for inspiration. He often used himself for a model, and for the children he used a neighbor's little daughters, changing one to a boy. He painted for the Coca-Cola Company from 1931-1964, creating the modern day image of Santa that we mostly see today.
Vintage glass ornaments are so pleasing to me, and usually get hung
in a small window, with ribbons, instead of on my tree.
My holiday gift orders were successfully delivered
and thankfully my customers are happy. (sighing!)
I truly enjoyed my Etsy shop this year and I am grateful to some really special post office employees in my town. They are super friendly and efficient and made all my shipments go smoothly.
I love the illustrations from the vintage Little Golden Books!
I remember them fondly from my childhood.
"Frosty the Snowman", and "Twas the Night Before Christmas"
were two recent sales items from my Etsy shop.
And this darling little reindeer head planter also went to a new collector.
Thank you to my Etsy customers!
I wish you the happiest holiday season and a blessed New Year.
It has been such a pleasure, sharing unique little "pieces of the past"
with you in my online shop, and I look forward to bringing you
many more unusual and special treasures in 2013.
Hoping you too, are still celebrating Christmas!
Love, Peace and Joy!
I am joining " A Return to Loveliness", the pary at http://adelightsomelife.com
I also joined the Cottage Vintage Style Party at http://www.etsycottagestyle.com