I know I'm jumping the gun, but by the time everyone finishes with their busy holidays and sits down to read this we will all be thinking about Christmas! I checked the calendar, and including Thanksgiving and Christmas, there are only 5 VTTs, and I have tons to show you. Some things may be shown on other days, even if they are vintage, so you might want to look around a little more this month.
I apologize in advance for the blur on these photos. I took them myself and you know I have the shaky hands! I may be able to have someone re-do these shots and I will change the pictures.My sister and I each have one of these stocking pins. Hers has a kitten and mine has a poodle. They are attached with a little lever to the stocking so they kind of bob around when the wearer moves.This is another one from my 1970s childhood. I really like it because it makes a statement and is big enough to wear on a coat.Ah, the bells! I'm sure my parents just adore the person who got us these. They have a nice strong ring to them! When I wear it now I tape the clapper down.This Santa head has a fuzzy beard and still lights up! However, the little pull cord has become detached and I can't get it back on properly. Since the red on his nose is worn off, I just wear it as a pin. People really like this and always ask about it. You can still buy these new; I found them at The Vermont Country Store, which has all sorts of retro items. If you are a lover of vintage/retro, you really need to check it out some time!This fun Christmas tree was my mom's. Technically it probably still is, since she lent it to me about 5 years ago! When I was bald for Christmas (twice, by the way!) I had a great black furry hat that I would decorate with different pins every day for work. I conveniently forgot to return the pins I borrowed. The tree is enamel with pearls and rubies. It's only missing 2 stones, which is pretty good in 60 years.The gold and pearl tree is also missing 2 stone. I don't know if it is better to replace them so they look better, or leave as-is for their value as originals. No one ever notices that they are missing, they just see the overall design.Finally, my favorite of all, the 50s reindeer! I just love his style and form! The metal is a matte brushed silver. He looks great on a plain red sweater.