Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Christmas shopping is in full swing!

 
It's almost Christmas, which means CINNAMON ROLLS!!
 
Mmmmmm....the above are last years, we only have them once a year, so now, seeing the picture, I am craving them. Doh! Gotta wait!
 
Vintage Christmas shopping on our Etsy store has been going strong, loads of Christmas and other Holiday items have already flown out the door, with a variety of gifts being bought, and some great party outfits too.
 
We add new items every day not only for the Season but everyday vintage items too.
 
Here are some ideas for not only decorating your home, but yourself, and great vintage gift items for the collector on your list.
 
First off, though we have sold a ton of them already, there are still a few Putz homes left.
(Update 12/7/15, only three left, hurry!)
 


These are all a little different, and I believe the trend started in Germany years ago. These are all early mid century (40's-50's) and marked Japan on the bottom. They were personalized with different colors, shapes, glitter, fences, and tiny bottle brush trees. The windows and doors are a cellophane material, which, though many didn't survive like the houses did, you can buy replacements for. There has also been a resurgence in crafting (thanks to Martha Stewart) these little guys yourself, painting and heavily glittering them for a custom little village. The backs usually have a small hole that a little light can be threaded into to illuminate them from the inside.
 
Currently we do have about 8 of the Putz homes left (as of 12/7/15, only 3 left), and also a large lot of tiny plastic homes (one with a water wheel!), complete with fences and animals.
 
We also still have some ornaments left, and are in he process of adding as many as we can.
 
 
We have ornament lots, single special ornaments, and items that can be used to craft your own ornaments....there's still time folks if you're the crafty type!
 

 
A chorus of feathered angels! Aren't they adorable? 
 
 
What would the Season be without entertaining and fun parties?
 
 
How fun is this? Imagine serving all your guests in this amazing mid century cocktail tray with glasses & ice bucket? Looks like a giant spaceship! Fancy a Romulan ale anyone?
 
Or maybe this is more your style:
 
 
 

 
For those quieter moments when it's just You and Me getting Blitzened.

 
Here's the guide that's gonna get everyone started on their trip to Pink Elephant Land!
 
And, when the going gets rough, ZZ Top said it best "Go get yourself some cheap sunglasses"
 
 
Zebra sunglasses to keep you from that bright, bright light!
 

As the Hostess with the Mostess, you're going to need an apron, or two, or three, depending on how rowdy of guests you have:
 
 
You might want to wear a top with this Vera stunner....might....

 
A little Deco clock cutie!

 
And, as always, DIY for the most gung-ho of you!
 
Let's not forget our lovely Hostess!
Here are a few ideas to bring along as a Thank You to the people hosting all of these fun parties!
 
How about a retro Soaky along with new bubble bath, so she can relax after the party?
 
 
We think Thumper would fit the bill nicely!
 
Or, how about a vintage tin (Update 12/7/15 SOLD) filled with candy or homemade cookies?
 
 
Candy or cookies?

 
Cookies or a couple little nips and some retro glasses (sorry, SOLD 12/7/15)?
 
What to wear, what to wear??
 
 
Reflect all the light in this beautiful gold sequin cropped jacket!
 
 
Celebrate, celebrate!
It might be a little colder where you are, but this Riviera hankie will give you warm thoughts!
 
 
 
Or, you can cover up, be warm, and go incognito in this red leather jacket with huge fur collar!
 
Maybe you surprise someone special and wear this under it?
 
 
 
Where's my Mistletoe?
 

 
Holly and berries will have to do!
 
Ok, gotta concentrate on that list!!
 
For Biff, the photographer:
 
 
A 1968 Kodak Photoguide with all sorts of dials and color filters!
 
For all the kiddos.....
 
 
Maybe some Barbie boots?
 
 
 
How about some retro games?
 
 
Fun for the whole family!
 
Whoa, can't forget Mom...
 
 
 
Or Dad.....
 
 
How stylin' is he?
 
Or maybe Dad's not so fancy....
 
 
He's more of a man's man, let's build stuff kind of guy.
 
 
Alright, you've bought all the presents....time for a little something for YOU!
How about a new handbag?
 
 
This tapestry bag would fit all of your essentials nicely.
 
Or, maybe a new hat to keep your hairdo fresh?
 
 
 
What a beautiful rose hat! You know you've been wanting one!
 
And now your shopping is complete!
 
Time to get away!
 
 
Don't forget those dark glasses!
 
 
We hope your shopping list isn't too long and that you take some time along the way for visiting family, friends, and those not so fortunate!
 
Merry Christmas to you, or whatever Holiday you celebrate, we hope it's happy!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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