Friday, December 3, 2010

Vintage Christmas Love

I am linking up with a bunch of sweet holiday parties for the next few days.
I created this mosaic to join in on the holiday fun.

Everything you see in this mosaic is either vintage, or vintage inspired.

I painted that pink poinsettia sled when I was pregnant 15 years ago. All the ornaments are vintage except the ones I painted. That blue ornament on the bottom row is from before I was born. It belonged to my parents so it's circa 1955. I love it. I had a pink one but it got crushed :(

When I find beautiful, tattered, scraped vintage ornies for sale, I buy them and then I like to display them places other than the trees. On trays, in cloches, under glass. They are all over my house.

The glittery houses are all new except for the vintage Putz ones. I can't stop myself from buying and/or making these houses. Whenever I see one, I scoop it up. I don't often come across Putz ones for sale but when I do, I buy them.

Be sure to visit all the other parties I am linking up with through the weekend:

Happy Holidays!!!


Cindy Adkins said...

Totally gorgeous, Roselle!!! And I LOVE that skate!!! It's so dreamy!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Roselle! As always a treasure chest of pinks! Love those pretty skates! Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend. You may find my pink post on my Christmas Pudding blog~


LV said...

You assembled some very pretty things for your feature today. I loved seeing so many different things with pink.

Karin said...

I love those little houses too...I love your mosaic!

Marydon said...

How absolutely lovely your ornaments & memories, Roselle ...

Merry Christmas ~
Have a beautiful weekend ~
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

My Crafty Little Page said...

It's all so pretty and I love vintage...especially the Putz houses! Happy Pink Saturday. :) Nancy

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Happy Pink Saturday Roselle Sweetie...
What a beautiful share today. I love your vintage ornaments and the ideas of displaying them are so wonderful. I hadn't thought about putting some of mine in one of my cloches. Love it.

Your sled you painted is beautiful. You are so talented sweet friend.

Love the Putz houses.

Have a beautiful weekend sweetie. Country hugs and much love, Sherry

NanE said...

Wonderful PINKS today! TFS, Nan

Abramyan Avenue said...

I love your mosiac! It's so pretty. And I love all your pretty ornaments! I love the glittery sparkly ornaments and wish there was a way to display them year round in my home...I just haven't figured out a way yet. I am creatively challenged! Ha!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Lululiz said...

I love your beautiful mosaic and all the gorgeous little treasures in it.

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

It's all so pretty, I especially love the little Putz houses... their so cute!!!
Blessings~~~ Daphne

Valrie said...


I love those vintage ornaments! Glad to hear you upcycle broken and tatteredones to a higher realm. I just hate to see broken ornaments go by the wayside. Love your post.
Come see my PINK Gingerbreadman!



From The Heart said...

All beautiful..I love the sled!

Nancy said...

I just love vintage ornaments! Beautiful mosaic. Happy Pink Saturday!

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

What a pretty post with your mosaic!
I love the Putz houses, too, but you rarely come across any. I searched for them on our last trip out west as we drove so we could go to antique stores....I did not see one!
I have some imitations in the studio waiting for me to pretty them up.....

Marina Capano said...

you made cute mosaic!

Happy pink saturday!


Jillian said...

You were given a wonderful talent and how nice of you to share it with us...

Such a pretty vintage village... love the pink, of course!

Bella Rosa Antiques

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Loving your beautiful vintage treasures~those little house are darling and the mosaic is gorgeous! Thank you for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

Jane said...

I love the mosaic.....would take any one of the fabulous items featured. The soft muted colors are just beautiful!

Olivia said...

Hello sweet friend! I just found out this year what a "Putz" house is! LOL! I am now going to scoop them up too! Your collage is gorgeous and so soft and dreamy! Happy Pink Saturday!

gena said...

We had a cardboard village under the tree when i was growing up.... my mom still has them all, including these little metal people that went with the houses !

Your pictures are lovely ! Thank you for sharing !!!!

Happy Pink Saturday !


Donnie said...

Such lovely photos. Happy Pink Saturday.

Michelle@ A Full Cottage said...

Everything is beautiful, but I really like the skates!!!

:) Michelle

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

What beautiful things, Roselle!! Loving all that scrumptious pink!!

Debbie @ A Debbie-Dabble Christmas

Lori Lynn said...

Love your ice skates!
So sorry that I’m late visiting! Had to work. Hope you had a great PS!

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(¸.•´ (¸.•´♥ Lori Lynn ♥

PS: I'm having a Holiday giveaway!!

sissie said...

Hi Roselle,
Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment.

I just love your pretty vintage ornament collage. I think it's wonderful that you rescue poor little tattered ornaments and give them a home. How sweet.

It is very hard to pass up the little houses and I'm like you, I just can't. Love yours.


Debra@Common Ground said...

Hi Roselle, I'm with you, Putz houses are a weakness! I buy everyone I can find. and love all the vintage ornies, even if they have all the paint gone, OK, even better!!
Thanks so much for linking up with the party,

It's a Wannabe Decorator's Life said...

I just love all the glittery houses! They are just precious!

April said...

This is just so pretty. . .I collect little houses and scraped up battered glass ornaments too. Cloches are one of my favorite Christmas tools! :)


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