Christmas Tree Items 2007

Christmas Tree Items 2007

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Additions to Christmas Collections, Plus

I am joining Sundays With Santa hosted by Maureen at Yuletide Greetings.

A visit to the local thrift store this morning and $4.00 yielded many additions to my Christmas collectibles, especially ornaments and figurines. Also, a few other items such as a pink transferware plate. Plus the basket I used to gather the many small items.


The book, A Special Place for Santa: A Legend for Our Time. This book gives the story of the Kneeling Santa, a concept devised by Raymond P. Gauer.

Joseph figurine handpainted bisque porcelain, 8 ¼” tall

One ceramic tree and two tree ornaments -- one spun crystal, the other a cream and gold stained glass tree.

A vintage bisque ceramic angel by Homco, and glazed paper mache angel ornament.


3 accessories for wintery village scene.


Transferware plate

Carved wood cat ornament and soapstone figurine, cloth doll
Bi-lingual children’s book, Precious Moments gift mini books. The cats are for my sister's cat collection.

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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Tea at Christmas Inspiration

In my regular blog my last two posts have shared books which are inspirational holiday reading, along with Christmas-themed china tea cup and saucers.

latest post introduced A Cup of Christmas Tea and its sequel, A Memory of Christmas Tea.
I have the regular sized books as well as the tree ornament book of the first title:

This popular title has generated many other merchandise items such as tea sets, ornaments and other gift items.
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Oak Rise Cottage blog for more about this inspirational series.

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Sunday, November 20, 2011

More Santas

I am joining Sundays With Santa hosted by Maureen at Yuletide Greetings.

During the last two weeks I found more Santas in my local thrift store. Here are six of them, each costing from 15 cents to 50 cents.

First is a wood-carved and handpainted Santa figure. While his robe and hat are painted green, the natural wood color is used for his face, hands and staff. He carries a green fir tree in his left hand and a staff in his right hand. Behind him is an overstuffed bag of treats. 6 ½” tall. Bottom sticker reads: “Made in China.”

Next is a beautiful carved-wood-look resin Santa. It is 7.25” tall.
There is a leather bag of toys with strap slung over left shoulder; bag slung over left shoulder, held in place with his left hand.

The third figurine is “Old Lamplighter” the 1993 Santa figurine by June McKenna. It is a Flat back figurine 5.5” tall x 3” wide.
It stands alone and also has a hole at the top for stringing as an ornament. The gold lettered label on his back reads, "JUNE McKENNA ®/June McKenna Collectibles, Inc./ ©1990-1993" Bottom reads “©1992 June McKenna ®

Fourth, is a red and white ceramic Santa figure salt shaker, the one only. Santa holds a string of light bulbs from his outstretched arms. Bottom sticker: “AML/ Made in China.”

Another ceramic item is a small trinket box. Santa is in sleigh full of gifts and a star-topped Christmas tree.

Last is a tiny wood or resin Santa figurine, just 1 ¾" tall. He is dressed in red robe and hat that are edged in white. He holds snowy evergreen in left hand.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Mini Tree Ornament Cookery Books

Christmas time is made more festive and delightful with our special recipes. In this post I share some cookery found in mini tree ornament books.

Old World Favorite Christmas Recipes in red binding:

Old World Favorite Christmas Recipes in tan binding:

Next is a series published by Hershey Foods Corporation in 1983: Printed in Taiwan.
Hershey’s Chocolate Memories: Cakes & Frostings Hershey’s Chocolate Memories: Candies & Cookies
Hershey’s Chocolate Memories: Beverages and Sauces

Christmas Recipes Around the World by William and Jane Thompson. David C. Cook Publishing. Elgin, Illinois, Printed in U.S.A.

I added a gilt cord to this 3 ¼ inch tall book.

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Sunday, November 13, 2011

Mini Christmas BooksTree Ornaments

The previous post introduced tree ornament miniature books featuring Santa. This post continues with mini book ornaments about varied Christmas traditions. All books have a cord for hanging on the tree. Many also have a red ribbon bookmark.

Some, like My Christmas Treasury, have a gift tag space on the back:

My first tree ornament book was a gift from a co-worker. It is titled, Christmas Is a Time of Giving. Made in Taiwan, the illustrations remind of the work of artist-writer Joan Walsh Anglund.

Following is a sampling of the many tree ornament books I have.

A Treasury of Christmas Traditions. Kurt S. Adler, Inc., 1982.

Christmas Memories Book: A Keepsake Book. Kurt S. Adler, Inc.,1989. This 3 ¾ in. x 3 ¼ in volume has space for recording memories and photos.

Christmas Trivia by V. Berry. Made in Taiwan.

Turn of the Century Album 1900-1910. Kurt S. Adler, Inc., 1978.

Christmas Around the World. Kurt S. Adler, Inc., 1979.

During the 1980's Current Inc. published a series of miniature booklets about Christmas traditions and songs. They were offered in their gift cataloges. Each annual group of four booklets presented a different Christmas theme. Each booklet has a hole and came with a gilt cord to hang on the tree.

The first group celebrates the Christmas tree, the poinsettia and the yule log:
The Christmas Tree
The Poinsettia
The Yule Log

Another group shared Christmas songs, among them Deck the Halls and Jingle Bells:

Traditional items used in our holiday d├ęcor is the focus of the next group, published in 1985:
The Christmas Stocking
The Christmas Candle
The Blessed Animals

In another post we will look at mini ornament books on Christmas cookery.

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