Today I am introducing Cynthia of Gypsum Moon, another one of my favorite shops to follow on Etsy and Facebook. ~Kristen
I really enjoy vintage Christmas items – I’m not one of those people who has a cow if a Santa or a Rudolph or maybe even a snowman or three shows up before Thanksgiving’s over. We have a quickly growing Christmas/holiday section in our vintage shop on etsy, and it gives me the perfect opportunity to enjoy Christmas ornaments and décor all year long with no guilt at all!
One of my current favorite Christmas items in our shop is this adorable Russ Berrie mug from the 1970s with two goofy mice in Christmas stockings – wouldn’t it make a great gift for a couple celebrating their first Christmas together? Or for a couple who had their first Christmas together in the 1970s, and are still ho-ho-ho-ing together all these years later?
I love this 1960s chalkware music box wall hanging that has Christmas carolers singing on it, and plays “Silent Night” when you pull the knob – it’s pretty groovy. Okay, that word was a little before my time, but not much!
Another favorite of mine is this limited edition collector’s plate from Gorham Silver from 1980, featuring a 1957 Norman Rockwell painting in the center. How cute are the moths flying out of the man’s red longjohns that had been stored away in a trunk during the summer, and the look on his wife’s face? The heavy silverplate frame is lovely, too, with repousse Christmas and winter designs around the edge making it look almost like a holiday wreath.
I also adore this cut glass bowl from Mikasa Crystal from the early 1990s, with Christmas trees topped with stars cut into the glass, rimmed with lush 22 karat gold – this would be so gorgeous filled with red and green apples and nuts, or brightly colored wrapped Christmas candies, or ornaments and tiny lights …
Remember that we’re always scouring estate sales, auctions, thrift shops and yard sales here in the southeast for vintage Christmas items and other great stuff to share with you – keep an eye on the Christmas/Holiday section of our shop, because you never know what treasures you might find, and by all means, if there’s something special you’re looking for, let us know.
Link to our vintage shop