Holiday Booth Refresh 2021


It’s been a whirlwind of activity since Thanksgiving. This year, you have all turned out in substantial numbers for our Stone Soup Antiques open house! Thank you! It’s such a refreshing and energizing change after the experience in 2020. So many of us are happy to be able to cautiously venture out into the world again.

The purpose of this post was to share my Holiday booth refresh – but I can’t lie. Since the shop was unexpectedly busy on Black Friday, several of these items have already sold. Here is a quick summary of items available.

Vintage Ornaments

Vintage glass ornaments in antique candy jar
Vintage Ornaments in an Antique Candy Jar

Vintage glass ornaments are something I collect year-round so I can put them out for you at this time of year. This year I even have several boxed sets of ornaments as well as individual ornaments for sale.

Vintage Glass ornaments on a platter
Collection of Various Vintage Ornaments
Vintage ornaments on an artificial Christmas Tree
Vintage Shiny Brite Ornaments

There is a post about collecting vintage ornaments HERE. If you can find these ornaments in the original box – that’s an added bonus!

Santa Mugs

A whole separate post is headed your way about vintage Santa mugs. It will explain how you can identify mugs from the 1950s and 1960s and the characteristics you should look for.

vintage santa mugs
Vintage Santa Mugs

All year long I look for these little guys. Yard sales, auctions, flea markets, estate sales – you name it – I have been tromping around there looking for Santa mugs. These mugs are getting increasingly popular for people to collect and as a result they are getting more difficult to find! Fortunately, I do have some available at Stone Soup Antiques. For those of you who are familiar with these collectible items – I have both the regular size mugs as well as a small selection of “mini” mugs.

Collection Vintage Santa Mugs
Mini Santa Mug compared to a regular size mug.

At the end of this post I will include a short video so you can see where these Santa mugs can be found in my booth.

Pulp Paper Santas

Pulp paper Santas are another vintage item that I am always on the look out for. Initially, these Santas were used as candy containers. I wrote a post about them HERE.

Two Vintage Santa Candy Containers
Two Vintage Santa Pulp Paper Candy Containers

Given that these Santas are made out of pulp paper- AKA papier-mache – it can be a challenge to find them in good condition. They are fragile and susceptible to damage from moisture which is found in the places where these Santas are store, humid attics and basements. This year I have several of these Santas in the booth. They always warm my heart when I see them. I wish they still made candy containers that are as cute as these.

New Furniture

I also had the opportunity to bring in some new pieces of furniture which is always a nice way to keep things fresh in the booth.

I was able to bring in this Depression Era dresser that was given a new life by using milk paint. You can read about it HERE.

Vintage Child's Trike on Vintage Cabinet
Vintage Child’s Trike

This vintage child’s trike is also in the booth. The rusted wheels with the original tires are so charming and it’s red color is perfect for the holiday season. There is the cutest outline of a bunny on the seat.

Short Video

Of course, I had to make a short video for you. If a picture is worth a 1,000 words then a video is worth 1,000,000 words. This video is less than 3 minutes. For some unexplainable reason – I can no longer add music to my videos.

Here is also a short little video that I made showcasing some of the vintage Santa mugs.

Thank you for stopping by the blog today! I hope you found some vintage inspiration for the Holidays.

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  1. The booth looks so merry! I love the Santa mugs and mini mugs, so cute. The all white Santa mugs are really cool too. Perfect for Xmas morning coffee or hot cocoa after sledding. I wish I lived closer!!!

    1. Thank you Susan for your comment. I fall a little bit more in love with vintage Santa mugs every year. I wish you lived closer too! We could go antiquing for Santa mugs together!

    1. Hi Cindy! Thank you for commenting! The Child’s trike is from Delaware. All of my best antiques come from Delaware.😉

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