Christmas This & That

December 11, 2012
I have set up my Home Interiors' white bisque Nativity set on top of my china cabinet.

I don't have all of the pieces, but enough to fill up the stable. The figurines are from the early 1980's.

The very gold (I dry brushed him in creamy white in an earlier post) cherub figurine that I purchased thrifting for $5 at the end of November, joins the Nativity set to herald the birth of our Savior. A flameless candle and rustic lantern from Kirkland's complete the vignette.

My coffee table has glass canisters with various glass balls, a small bottle brush tree in a tree jar and a silver "Peace" three dimensional sign. I purchased the large canister for $6 thrifting last summer. I have featured it on my blog before filled with vintage aluminum kitchen utensils.

I purchased four of these Johnson Brothers vintage coasters at the thrift shop for $2 for all. I think it is the "Merry Christmas" pattern.

I just found this figural hand ashtray at the consignment shop for $4. It is marked Japan. They had it standing up on end because they didn't know it was an ashtray.

I think it's very kitsch, and I pick up a little kitsch now and then.

I put a little snow in the palm and a little vintage Christmas fawn (made in Japan) that screams kitsch. Isn't he adorable? I'll bet it will be the only figural hand ashtray with a Christmas fawn on top vignette in the whole world this Christmas.


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  1. You just keep showing the most amazing decorations and vignettes. I must say the hand with the deer is adorable!
    hugs, Linda

  2. Carlene, your white nativity looks beautiful. I LOVE those JB coasters, and what a deal. I would never have thought to use that great ashtray as a Christmas decoration, but that cute little deer is perfect in the palm of that hand. laurie

  3. Your white nativity is so pretty! Those Johnson Brothers coasters are great!

  4. I had a hand shaped like yours when i was a young girl it was to hold rings and things. Love your ideas of the jars.

  5. I want a sweet fawn just like yours!! I have to go back and look one more time at that little cutie.

  6. I think the little deer in the hand is absolutely charming! :)

    I have one of those hands I use for a paper clips/etc. on my desk. Very useful.

  7. avon use to have a hand like this that was plain white

  8. I found my hand ashtray on etsy

  9. You are so creative and inspirational with your vignettes, and all your treasures. I love that hand, and that baby doe is a beyond precious. You nativity set as inspired to head downstairs and get mine out! Sorry about the suitcase error!

  10. Beautiful nativity Carlene. Love, love the heralding angel. Little fawn is so sweet in the hand.

  11. Okay, can I just say...I'm so envious of your angel...and your peace sign!

  12. The nativity is beautiful. I love the wee deer too.

  13. I can't believe you found those at a thrift store! So adorable!

    Have a blessed and Merry Christmas!



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