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My time has been occupied with a family illness and Thanksgiving guests but I did find a little time for play. You might remember when I found this raggedy little Putz house last Spring. It was in very sorry condition but it still functioned so I couldn't resist! I straightened and re-glued and glittered it up. When you pull the string on the side Santa circles the chimney and it plays Santa Claus is Coming to Town. I don't know how much decorating I will get done this year but this will be delighting me with it's little tune every time I pass by!
Sorry I have been so absent lately. Life is throwing me a curve-ball and I will be catching up with everyone soon. The page on the left side is unfinished. The one on the right sums things up perfectly!
I have been 100% obsessed focused on getting all of the Christmas priced and staged for the "booth", which is really just a set of shelves. I am happy to say that I am DONE!
I went over on Saturday and Sunday mornings and started feeding it in. I think I have crammed in about two-thirds.
I think this Annalee Santa looks kind of "Grinchie" - LOL!
I still have some vintage kitchen left to rotate out for the season. Rotating out the non-seasonal merchandise is my frustration. Not everyone buys Christmas but the space is so tiny that I really don't have room for both so have to figure out where I'm going to store the off-season stuff. I think I'm going to throw my name back in the hat for a bigger space before next year. Anyone else have this issue??
These are all phone photos and I can't back up far enough to get good pictures so I apologize for the wonky angles and poor quality.
I held back a few things I still have to list on Etsy but I'm pretty burned out on Christmas at this point and looking forward to a break so I can look at something else for a while and get interested again for my own decorating.
I can't believe I put some of these ornaments in the booth and might have to snatch a few back for myself! I am proud to say that I was at The Bins today and found a couple of plain Shiny Brites and I PUT THEM DOWN. Step away from the ornaments, Kathy.
I hope the ornaments survive in this wire basket. I was thinking of putting a wooden bead garland across the back and hanging them from that but they stuck out too far so they made the top shelf kind of unusable. Fingers crossed. And toes. These are the good ones.
The Peanut gallery.
This little knee hugger is my favorite. He has a bell inside and jingles when you move him.
If you are still here at the end of this long post - thanks for listening!
Sometimes I come home with the most strange assortment of junk. Something about each thing caught my eye, right or wrong!
The bovines are early plastic, probably celluloid. The chickens are W.German 1983. The metal eagle looks like he was once on a flagpole and needed another chance to be loved. I have no idea why I would buy another yellow mustard tin since I have two in my booth already and can't seem to GIVE them away. Well, I guess I have a collection now!
I love the randomness of the hunt. You just never know what you will find.