“Once in royal David’s city stood a lowly cattle shed . . .”
Tiny crèche scenes! I can’t resist them.
This Japanese-made wooden one might not qualify as exactly “tiny”: it’s a whopping 9 inches across.
But it has everything a proper crèche needs.
Here’s a fabulous display from one of my favorite dealers at last weekend’s Sage Farm “Dear Santa” show.
That’s a solid old mantel top with lots of molding, plus chippy paint in pale yellow and green. Comical red-hatted elves atop glass vases. “Peace” signs handpainted on old framed boards. Lots of greens.
And what’s that nailed up on the mantel?
An old wooden suit hanger in bright red! Wound with a string of vintage Christmas bulbs plus some tinselly sparkle and ribbon. And a cute little yellow elf glued securely on.
Do you love that as much as I do?
Last month Luray and I were on vacation in Canada and OF COURSE we had to go shopping for vintage goodies at the appropriately named Lakeshore Antiques and Treasures near Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON.
Luray and I have lots of “junk shopping” experience, but Saturday morning was the first time we’d ever gone to an estate sale. It was impossible to miss: it was held at the business right next door to the Sage “Hint of Spring” show. See what I bought!
I own just a couple of these glamorous bells.
They’re goldy-white plastic, with their bottom edges dipped in gold glitter like salt on the rim of a margarita glass. Don’t lick the glitter, now.
Inside, a little glass ball as a clapper!