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