One of my favorite parts of the Christmas season is getting to see how beautiful my parents’ house looks all decorated for Christmas. My Mom spends 5 days putting all of her decorations out, plus a 6th day for decorating the tree. This year when I was at their house helping decorate the tree, I took a bunch of photos of their primitive and Victorian Christmas decor to share here. One day, I hope that my home will also look this nice.
Their Christmas tree is filled with so many wonderful antique and vintage ornaments. I have been adding more decorations to my primitive twig tree at my home too – I will have to post some updated pictures soon. It also now has 5 strands of antique glass bead garlands on it that my Mom pulled out of a box of antique Christmas decorations from my grandparents.
I hope that everyone had a lovely Thanksgiving and enjoyed their holiday weekend. I spent quite a bit of time packing up all of the Halloween goodies in my home (well… most of them! some I love so much that they just have to stay out) and converting my decor over to Christmas and winter. Below are a few peeks at the fruits of my labor, featuring some of my favorite primitive Christmas ornaments and collectibles. I absolutely love burning holiday scented candles and lighting the fireplace during this time of year too.
Today has been quite an exciting day for me on Etsy! This morning my Vintage Style Chenille Santa Ornaments were featured in an article on Etsy’s “The Storque” blog called Holiday 2008: Our Favorite Ornaments. A big Thank You to those who voted for me!
Then this afternoon I logged onto Etsy and discovered my new Primitive Mrs. Snowman Doll on the Etsy front page – what a thrill!
One of the lovely ladies from the OFG Team on Etsy just pointed out to me that my set of 6 vintage style chenille Santa ornaments – which are also my WSOAPP Door Prize this month – have been included in an Etsy Holiday Ornament contest! The Storque article about the contest says, “You have until noon on Friday, November 21st, 2008 to cast your vote. You must be logged into Etsy to be able to vote. Your vote remains anonymous. 60 items were chosen by admin for your consideration.” My Santa ornaments that are featured in the contest are pictured below, if you would like to go take a peek and vote for me.
I would like to stay a visit a bit longer, but the holiday rush of orders and the sewing machine are calling me. I will have another new doll to share very soon. I am also delighted to have been accepted as a vendor on a new juried handmade marketplace site called 1000 Markets. My shop is here: Old World Primitives. And now I am off to get back to work on creating more goodies to fill it with!
WSOAPP turned one year old yesterday – Happy Anniversary, WSOAPP! For our anniversary launch I listed a new set of 6 Christmas ornaments in the Old World Primitives Etsy shop. The ornaments are made of Victorian paper scrap, felt, cotton batting, and chenille. They are also available via the Old World Primitives homepage shop.
I am off to go get a new Santa doll ready for the next WSOAPP shoppe update on October 7th.
I listed a new item in my Old World Primitives Etsy shop last night – a bag of primitive candy cane ornaments. They had sold by this morning, so I have listed them again.
I was also delighted to find that my newest set of vintage style Halloween ornaments is featured in a new Etsy treasury today – I love little surprises that brighten my day!
Today’s new creation is a set of 3 vintage style chenille Christmas ornaments. The set includes one of each style pictured below, and they are available now in the Old World Primitives Etsy shop.
Each Christmas ornament is made of chenille plus Victorian Santa and vintage Christmas images printed on card stock.