Monday, November 28, 2011

Hooray! It's Christmas!

I know for many people the day after Thanksgiving is for shopping, but for me it is the 1st day of Christmas...time to put the Christmas music on, bring out the Christmas quilt, hang the wreath....well you get the idea! 

I went looking for Christmas items on Etsy and WOW did I have fun :)

The first and most important part of Christmas for our family is the celebration of the birth of Jesus, so Nativity items are an important part of our holiday decorations....Look at these amazing Wisemen I found! 

        Vintage Christmas Wisemen

Need something festive for the table?  How about these hand created Flower Clusters...fabulous as a stand alone display item, as a grouping or hung as an ornament...(I know how special these are because I was the fortunate recipient of 2 of them...WooHoo!)

             Flower Cluster Ornament

And while we are on the subject of ornaments....I decorate one tree with only vintage items.....and there are lots of vintage choices on Etsy but these from Romania really caught my eye....I love the colors!

          Vintage Christmas Ornaments

Have any of you ever wondered how to display the cards you receive...especially those with photos of family and friends?  Look what I clever is this????

                Red Metal Card Holder

Do you have any one on your list that collects Christmas pins...or do you????  Found one!  I especially like this one because it is a pine cone branch...a little different from the typical Christmas tree pin :)

                Pine Cone Branch Pin

Here is something else I found that has so many possible uses....decorating a mantel, table, tree, package, or....whatever you can think of.....tiny, glittery, Moravian stars....Hand Created!

    Green Moravian Folded Paper Stars

Need some gift bags?  Now these I love, in fact I love them so much I bought some...from my sister...because why should I spend all my time trying to create what she already has!  And the truth is, I could never hand paint those leaves...just sayin....

                        Red Gift Bags

Oh Dear, I can't forget the luscious smells of about some hand made soap to put out for your guests....(I know, it is really for us but pretending it is for our guests sounds better!)  And look at the color...this looks as good as it smells :)  Besides all that...the name is great!

              Hippy Christmas Soap

Well, I think this blog is done for today....hope you.....

Have fun clicking on the name beneath each photo, and while you are in the shop, look around some...each of these sellers has other great items!



MrFilthyRotten said...

Thank you so much for showcasing my wisemen on your wonderful blog! It is a pleasure to be included along with so many other wonderful items! Christmas rocks on etsy!


goodgosh said...

Ho Ho Ho! I'm feeling very festive now and think I'll pull out the decorations today! Great choices and some wonderful people ~ thanks for showing my Christmas card tree! I almost kept it. :)

Peppercorns said...

This is a great post to start off Christmas. There are so many terrific ideas here. Thanks for including my gift bags (and thanks for buying some. LOL)

Runs With Scissors said...

Yep! It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Thanks so much for the feature of my holiday cluster flowers!

Doodle said...

Now if this doesn't get one into the Christmas spirit! Fun post VE, and thanks for featuring my pin.

Marlene said...

Thanks so much for including me. Hippy Christmas to all!!!

jj said...

I would have kept the tree....just saying.
Love all these items!!!!