sarcastic darling (gfrancie) wrote in charmingclutter,
sarcastic darling

forgive my excitement.

I know it is awfully early to think about Christmas but as of late I have been thinking about older ornaments and specifically some ornaments and baubles that had belonged to my Grandmother.
She had these little candles of Santas and choir singers and she always had them out at Christmas and my Mother even had some. When my Grandmother died we acquired hers as well. They weren't anything terribly fancy as she had picked them up from the drug store for about fifty cents a piece in the early fifties.

It seems that the Vermont Country store is now selling these items. Look here. I suppose it might look a bit creepy to set fire to the top of their heads but we can't have everything can we?

They even have a Thanksgiving set

They also carry some Glass ball ornaments that look exactly like my Grandma's as well. (But often I have found you can get original ones on ebay for much less)
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I have some of those, too. Originals. :)

Those are adorable. My Mom has some of those.
There are some of the angels around the house, too....I think I'll gather all the little candle figures together and showcase them this year.
It is just such a classic part of Christmas for me.
L said the same thing about the candles--he saw them in the catalogue and was excited 'cause his mom used to have them. :)

Gooseberry Patch has a few nice things for Christmas, vintage-style, too.

I'm so frustrated shopping for vintage Christmas stuff on Ebay, though. I waited too long and now there's MASSIVE competition for all the good stuff. I just don't have the time or finances to wade through it all. So it will be a Target Christmas for us, I think.

One thing I do desperately want is a candle chimes set. Will you let me know if you see them for sale anywhere?!
I will definitely keep my eye out. I will also see if I see any interesting Victorian scrap ornaments.