Aaahhh, yes, it's definitely that time again. Oh, how I love Christmas! And my love of all things vintage has certainly found it's way into my holiday decor. You might remember that I posted a lengthy entry last Christmas about some of my favorite vintage Christmas decorations. If you missed it, you can check it out here. And now it's time to add to that just a bit more.
I may have also mentioned before that each year in October, Nashville hosts it's biggest and best flea market of the year, and we are always there. This year was no exception. And I was delighted to find so many vintage Christmas ornaments and decorations there once again. I could have filled an entire truck load, but sadly we are running out of storage space for all my Christmas wares, so I try to limit myself to only my absolute favorites.
So without further ado, let me show you my mini haul.
Let's start first with my stuffed Santa. I LOVE him! He is vintage at it's finest. Although for some silly reason, John is a little frightened by him. Sounds like maybe someone has been naughty is all I can think. Santa and I, however, are on excellent terms, and I have displayed him high atop my living room bookcase for all to see. In any case, this little jewel rang in for around $10.
And then there are the Santa mugs. It is not uncommon to find these old mugs in flea markets, and especially at this time of year. Aren't they adorable? Also not uncommon is to see the winking Santa depicted on a mug. Although I am just now realizing as a look at this photo that I seem to have scored one of each Santa mug- one with both eyes open, one completely blinking, and one with a wink. Sweet! Each of these came from a different vendor, and I paid between $1- $2 for each.
So there it is, folks. Another successful pick from the Nashville flea market. And this one is right in time for this loveliest of all seasons! I hope your Christmas decorating is going well, and that your holiday home is both shiny and brite!