Monday, December 21, 2015

Small Things

Sometimes that old junk I collect comes in handy for creating little Christmas vignettes around the house.    Several years ago I purchased this handmade card here. Once I received it, I wasn't quite sure what to do with it, so I started sifting through the contents of my vintage bin.  I was pleased to discover this little snowman and tiny candy canes.   They seemed meant to be together.

 I debated throwing the snowman on the right into the trash because, in truth, he is missing a chunk of his chubby little tummy.  Something about his hat and cheery scarf keep me from resorting to such drastic measures.  I think his bright red nose and cute little smile endear me as well.  I think I'll find a tiny sprig of holly to fill up the hole.  He can have new life as a vase.  A true trash to treasure story :).

 Through the years I have found it hard to pass up some of these old relics from the past.
  Our local Value Village has an entire wall of bagged up treasures.  Sometimes they look like the contents of somebody's junk drawer, but once in a while there is an old vintage item to be found.  That was the case recently with this wee collection of angels complete with candles and Christmas tree.
They turned out to be a bonus since what I really wanted out of the bag was...
 This wee little Santa mug.  
He just seemed lonely in there all by himself.
I'm quite sure he is now smiling under all of that facial hair.
Glad to be reunited with members of his family tree, no doubt. 

Last month I was feeling quite ahead of the game by getting my napkins folded while the boys were engrossed in the football game.
Since then I've been on the hunt for something to tuck inside.
Hoping for something besides candy canes, I was happy to find these little Santas... Godiva Santas.  Mmmmm.
He looks a bit like he is tucked into bed.  Perhaps resting up for the big night ;D. 

Hang in there Santa.  It won't be long now.


  1. All your little treasures are a joy to see. : )
    You are so good at arranging all your vintage treasures.

  2. I have been looking for some of those very treasures you have found. =D I love that you are going to repurpose the broken snowman. He'll be so cute carrying a bristle brush tree or some holly and berries. The Godiva chocolate Santa makes a perfect napkin tuck-in. Merry Christmas, Kim!

  3. Wonderful treasures to inspire your creativity. The vignettes are darling. Merry Christmas!

  4. Santa will definitely enjoy stopping at your house Kim - all looks very pretty and inviting.
    I've just completed the cleaning - only have to put up the fresh greens on the mantel for the Christmas Eve open house - so tomorrow I think I'll head into town for a last minute look about, buy pears and grapes for the cheeses on the buffet, fresh bread from the artisan bakery, and perhaps look for white roses for the table.

    Have a wonderful Christmas - very best wishes for peace and joy in the coming year.
    Hugs - Mary

  5. It looks so Christmasy. The weather here is so warm and muggy - not very much like December, so every snowman and Christmas tree is appreciated to see. Thank you for sharing. Have a very Merry Christmas! By the way...isn't "Merry" such a pretty word? I think so.

    Marianne xo

  6. I loved seeing your Christmas treasures! Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas!


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