Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Vintage Santa Mugs & a POP of Color

When we were cleaning out my very unsentimental Grandmother's house, I was surprised to find my Great Grandmother's vintage Santa Mug collection hidden deep in the storage building.  Since I am the only family member that seems to love and appreciate vintage things, the mugs came to live at my house.  I had a pretty good collection of Santa Mugs that I had picked up here and there since I remembered drinking out of those mugs at my Great Grandmother's house when I was little.  I decided to let a lot of mine go so I would only have my Great Grandmother's. 

I knew I wanted to showcase them this year, but I wasn't sure just how.  I put them on this shelf, but it looked a little bare.  So, I added in the vintage Egg Nog cartons (scored on ebay with a gift certificate from PayPal - so FREE), but it still needed a pop...some color.  So, I started adding things. 

A Shiny Brite encrusted wreath to start. 
Then some mercury glass ornaments, some mercury glass picks and some mercury glass beaded garland.

Then some Shiny Brite ornaments in the window panes.

And a vintage glittered tree stuck in a vintage Egg Nog cup.

I stuck a couple vintage sequined and jeweled stocking on the top and it was done.

How's THAT for some pop and color? 

I keep telling myself that it is a bit too much and a bit too gaudy

But, I love it so much. 

It makes me happy!

*****I'm ready for anyone that wants to post on here to do so - just drop me a line at monkeybox@ juno.com and I will make you an official Very Vintage Christmas Blog Author.


  1. Too much and too gaudy? Sounds just about perfect, to me! :D

    Those Egg Nog cartons are awesome! And how do you score a free PayPal gift certificate? Lucky!

    My friend (the one who wrote the book I'm giving away, in fact) had a car in high school that we called the Egg Nog, or simply The Nog for short. It was exactly the pale yellow color of egg nog.

  2. Less is more? Not at Christmas. Those egg nog cartons are too great!

  3. Shara, Love the Santa mugs. I have a collection as well and love, love, love them. Merry Christmas!

  4. I just saw your new blog!! I'm so behind, ugh. I love vintage Christmas, too! I have to take some photos of what I have found though my collection is small. xoxoxo


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