I thought I might participate in Show & Tell Friday as well as Vintage Thingies Thursday, this week. This will be my first S&T, so I'm not sure if that is kosher. I hope so! I know it's a busy season for all of us, but find some time to visit the other participants in both carnivals, you'll love what they have to show you.This first display is all from the early 1960s. It is a table-top bottle-brush tree that has some flocking and ornaments already attached. For a special effect it has a vintage Santa-head cupcake pick sticking out of the side. It used to have several picks, but as kids we played with them and broke them. Isn't the little dog so funny? He is made of felt. The packages are little jewelry boxes wrapped up all cute. The drunken Santa is felt stuffed with some kind of scrunchy sawdust type stuff. His neck is broken, and he can't stand up anymore, which is why we have to lean him against the wall. These were things my mother bought when she was a secretary. They sat on her desk as a fun little display when people came into the office.This table-top tree is from 1951. My father bought it for his Aunt Gertie, the person from whom I got much of the vintage items I've shared. The base is ceramic and holds a regular 40 watt light bulb. The tree slips on over the bulb. If you enlarge the picture you can see more clearly that there is a star on top and candles on the branches that light up. The other ornaments aren't vintage, they are just miniatures I thought would dress it up, because the light doesn't shine through very brightly any more. I have a teeny-tiny train, each car is about 1.5 inches, that goes around the tree, as well as the wee little nativity scene.Here's my melted plastic popcorn Santa, wishing you a wonderful weekend, as he flies away to visit the Show & Tell Friday folks at There is No Place like home, and the VTT participants who are all listed at ColoradoLady! Remember to join him in his travels!
For all of us vintage lovers, there is a great place called The Vermont Country Store where they have everything retro that you can imagine! Decorations, candy, toys, food, hard to find beauty aids, it's amazing what they've got. Stop by and check it out some time.