The theme for this year is vintage toys, mostly from the 1960's. Let's take a closer look.
There's my vintage Tonka dump truck that has appeared on my blog from time to time. A little knee hugger vintage elf is perched on the truck's hood, while a vintage Santa and a Christmas tree are in the dump bucket. I just found the bowling pin thrifting last fall. It's a fun piece!
Santa and the elf are both new finds.
Next is a red metal toy ironing board, along with a Sears Kenmore green toy range, and Vogue Ginny doll from my childhood home. The ironing board and stove have family Christmas cards from the 1960's attached with magnets. The Chinese checkerboard is from my collection of boards, and the shovel, and toy coffee pot are also vintage.
Another vintage elf is atop a red plaid thermos. My Mom found him thrifting.
The original plastic tree is missing from this vintage light up hard plastic Santa from Royal, but I added a small bottle brush one.
Then on the far right of the mantel is a vintage Coca Cola tin with a faux tree and my baby doll. An old Flexible Flyer sled lean against the mantel and red and green wool stockings await Santa's arrival.
I decorated the little tree with an idea from Inspired Room blog where Melissa used family silverware on her dining room tree. This toy silverware was my Mom's. She had it as a child, and it was made in Germany.
This is Terry. She was my baby doll, and she has made several appearances on my blog. She is just a plain old hard plastic doll with grooves in her head for hair!
My walking doll and a pair of vintage wood skis complete the mantel for 2013!
There's still time to enter my Creating Christmas - Vintage Style Linky Party!