Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Christmas Collectibles

Memories of Christmas past always fill our hearts and minds during Christmas present.

We all remember a favorite tree, perhaps covered in bubble lights and aluminum icicles.  Or we look forward to retrieving a box filled with ornaments marking the year we received that special gift—a bicycle, Transformer, or Cabbage Patch doll.

Christmas collectibles have grown in popularity over the past few years.  Ornaments of paper mache, blown glass, plastic, even metal top the list.  But Santa Claus figurines and post cards (dressed in unusual colors or in robes of fur or mohair), door and table decorations, games, Christmas dinnerware, figural lights, music, and even old trees of aluminum or feathers are finds for the Christmas sleuth.

It’s time to check out your local flea market, garage sale, or antique shop.

Decorating for the holiday season with the look of yesterday is the in-look for today.

My Etsy shop is currently offering a group of multicolored starburst ornaments from the 1950’s.  You can see them here.


  1. I remember these! My Mom had some, as well as some plastic "filigree" ornamnents, that I still have ~ :)
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