Welcome to the second Vintage Christmas Monday
where again I join Joan from anythinggoeshere @ http://thepottingshed-anythinggoeshere.blogspot.com/in her Vintage Christmas Party. As promised last week ,I was at my parents home yesterday to take pictures of my mum's vintage Christmas decorations. Just click on the pictures to enlarge them and see more details:
My mum collects vintage dolls and old porcelain and dishes as well as almost all beautiful old household items that you can imagine for several decades and she loves to decorate her home with old vintage items from the late 1800s to the early 1900s mixed with beautiful new vintage inspired items. Unfortunately the light wasn't very good on Sunday so that some pictures are a bit blurry and others taken with flash look a bit cold, but my Olympus C760 camera gave it's very best for you. Below you can see part of her collection of antique iron Christmas tree holders:
This is a pretty white cupboard in the guest bathroom also decorated with a vintage inspired Christmas angel:
Mum's antique dolls got dressed up in their most delicate vintage lace outfits for the holiday season:
In the following photo is my parent's antique sideboard filled to the brim with vintage china and decorated for Christmas:
You'll find vintage inspired wooden angels from the Erzgebirge (Oremountain) Deutsche Volkskunst (German Folkart) at many different places in my parents home at this time of the year because my mum is an avid collecter of these little precious figures.
This for example is her grand angel orchestra:
A very old window decorated in the window shelf of one of the living room windows:
Beautiful raspberry red glass baubles in a vintage inspired wooden box:
A seasonal decorated chandelier in front of a vintage mirror:
Another chandelier decorated with new and old glass baubles:
This is one of mum's greatest Christmas treasures, a vintage silver basket filled with very old glass Christmas ornaments, which she inherited from a very good friend that unfortunately has already died:
Close up of another silver basket with vintage glass Christmas ornaments:
That's it from my mum's home for today I hope you enjoyed seeing some of her Christmas decorations.
The next picture is taken at my home because yesterday was Nikolaus Day here in Germany. Saint Nicholas comes late at night and fills the booties of the children with sweets so they find them when they awake in the morning of Nikolaus Day. Then in the afternoon the kids walk around their neighborhood, go from door to door and say a little Christmas poem and get some candies as reward. It's a bit like your Halloween tradition just without any mean tricks.
I painted and decorated vintage inspired papier mâché Santa boots for my niece and nephew and filled them with sweets, but shhhh don't tell them it wasn't Saint Nicholas ;-)
The last picture is a sneak peek of the friendship swap parcel I made for my friend Madai from Wren Cottage in SC USA. It's finally on it's way to you sweetie! Hope you'll get it when you come back from your business trip!
Now I look forward to visit all the participants of Vintage Christmas Monday to see their treasures.
Hope to see you again next Monday for part 3 of Vintage Christmas Monday