12.15.2010

vintage finds wednesday...

Figured we tweek this week's vintage finds Wednesday post a bit and look at some of the vintage Christmas baubles I have around the house. 

I like this Christmas couple because they remind me of me and Andrew Henry (I can barely remember being that skinny but thanks to a little bottle, I'm still that blonde).

I've got a modern silver bowl filled with very old Christmas ornaments (gift from a friend).  I like the combination of modern and vintage...


I've got this cute vintage piece that I garnered at a family white elephant years ago (thanks Laura)...


vintage Reindeer with modern trees...


and we just added my adorable vintage felt elves to the white tree in the kitchen.  I think they are quite cute in there.  We have the sweet twins...

the possibly evil twins...

the "I don't want to be here" and "I'm really excited to be here" opposite elves...

and the introvert and extrovert twins...


I'll let you decide which is which.  Doesn't that one on the right kind of remind you of Kurt from Glee???  I mean look at that sassy collar.

The winner of the necklace giveaway is Debby from Inspired Design!  Congratulations Debby, please send me your mailing info and it will be on the way - jeanette(at)evertonterrace.com.

31 comments:

Krystal said...

congrats debby!!! And those little elfs are super cute...oh my goodness.

Gifts of Serendipity said...

Jeanette, your decorations are fantastic and full of personality....yep! the last guy really is Kurt!

x Felicity

Diana Mieczan said...

Darling, all those decorations are beautiful and the elfs so cute!
Have a great day
Kisses

Ps: I am hosting a charming scarf GIVEAWAY later today, just in time for cozy Christmas!

Pam said...

Cutest elves!

quintessence said...

Love your vintage elves - adorable!!

Tanya (a Taste of T) said...

Fun! I went to a store with TONS of vintage stuff the other day. There were even old report cards!

jeanette from everton terrace said...

I have one of my Dad's old report cards!

Maria said...

There are two felt elves dressed in green and red SOMEWHERE in my mother's house from when I was a child - not to self to locate them and adopt.

Debbie is a double winner this week - a Dachshy just for her AND a necklace! I guess that actually makes her the big WIENER! LOL :-D
Congrats Debby!

bronwyn said...

I love all of it. The elves (OMG! It is Kurt!), the deer, the modern trees, the old ornaments, all of it. We have started collecting vintage ornaments so our tree is a nice mix of old, new, and plastic from the days when Abby was too small and grabby for us to have real ornaments on the tree. ;)

Teenage Bride said...

my mom has vintage reindeer that hse puts out every year and I just love them! great finds!

kroney said...

Love the mix! The full view of the elf tree is something to behold, they are perched just so! I have a collection of vintage, glass, tree decorations, beautiful Czech. ones and even some 'made in the U.S.A.'!
I didn't put up my big tree this year but I have my vintage ornaments in a large Waterford crystal bowl on the dining room table.

kroney said...

P.S. Forgot to mention that I don't think those two are 'evil' twins possibley more like 'mischievous', I know 2 just like them!! :)

jeanette from everton terrace said...

Yes yes, you're right. Mischievious is a much better word.

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

You're house looks like a fun and comfortable place! And I agree, it doesn't get better than vintage mixed with modern!

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

So cute, I love the little elves!

Andrea said...

Oh, these are all so adorable. I cant decide which one is my favorite!

Nicole said...

You always have the best finds!!! I don't usually find vintage stuff like that around here!!

French Basketeer.com said...

Jeanette, I love all the vintage Christmas beauties. It's amazing the expressions on the old pieces; the range is nothing like what can be found today...

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

What great finds I love your elves

The Weaver of Grass said...

Lovely vintage finds and they certainly brought back my christmas childhood.

Andrew H. said...

The elves are a great touch. Being that I'm a guy, I really don't ever remember seeing them before they went in the tree. Now I 'see' them. :-)

Tess Kincaid said...

The reindeer and trees are my faves! wow!

vintch said...

oh you're so lucky to have so many vintage christmas treasures! i just went thrifting today and picked up a pair of little brass reindeer for our mantle:) it's the little things, and all of your little things are GORGEOUS:) happy wednesday:)

pamela said...

so fun! can't wait to see it all decorating your beautiful home!!

Kristin said...

I loooooove those little trees!

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

I kind a like the twins! Happy treasures, Jeannete. Your house must look so so warm and festive! xxxx

Fire Byrd said...

I have an early plastic Nativity scene, the sort I had as a child back in the 50s. I have it's original box and the pleasure I get in finding it again each year in amongst the other decorations is profound.

lisaroyhandbags said...

What a fun collection of vintage ornaments you have! And i love those little elves - they all have their own little sneaky look :)

Mo Pie, Please said...

That little deer is adorable!

Stitchfork said...

I have some of those felt elves - great family memories! Congrats to Debby! xo Cathy

koralee said...

Your Christmas treasures are lovely...and those elves...adorable!

Thanks for sharing the jOy my friend...Happy Thursday!

xoxoxoxoo