Sunday, December 26, 2010


Wishing all our friends out in the blogging world and family a HEALTHY & PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR TO ALL. As we try to stay dry from another day of much needed rain. Since the Christmas season is still in the air I wanted to share with you all some antique post cards of Santa making his trip to different places for the holiday.

And if you look real close at the cards, they all have American flags displayed on them. All three were made from 1904-1910. They are postmarked with the dates and a small message, sent to luved ones at the time. I like using old flower frogs to display the postcards. They seem to display much better. I hope you have enjoyed our Americana Santa post card collection and also wishing you all once again a HAPPY AND SAFE NEW YEAR.............Julian & Ray Today I will be linking for VINTIAGE THINGIE THURSDAY and also for ~ VINTIAGE INSPIRATION FRIDAY ~ and also for ~ SHOW AND TELL FRIDAY~ and just one more LOL ~ FRENCH COUNTRY COTTAGE ~ I hope you all enjoy the other blogger photos.

Sunday, December 19, 2010


Good morning everyone I hope you are all ready for the holiday. We would like to wish everyone a very "MERRY CHRISTMAS". Here are a some of the antique and vintage ornaments which hang from the branches of our tree. I would like to share with you.

Some of them have some paint loss but that's ok with us. They have survived this long being made of glass. So we give them the honor to hang on the tree. This baby with the bottle is Ray's favorite and the pine cone is one of mine.

They are made in Germany as well as West Germany and a couple of the pine cones in our collection are from France.

Isn't this little Clown cute! He just brings a smile to my face every time I look at him. This little guy on the bottom photo is another favorite of Rays. I haven't seen another one like this yet.
Ray likes to collect Black Americana goodies when we can find them.

Here is a trio of ornaments with a pink fish we found at the flea market.

This baby peek out of her little bag with a bow around her is a cutie.

We found this little angel faced one at a open house at '' COUNTRY VILLAGE"

Same with this bird with the crinkle wire. She was missing her feathers so I dressed her up with Peacock feathers.

I like these Victorian cones once filled with sweets & nuts for children. And the embossed die cuts of Santa are my favorite with all that tinsel.

This clown has lost some of his luster but he still looks great with the lights shining on him.

And an ornament for Tallulah and her sisters a glass German pup hangs from the branches.

We will leave you for now, time to get ready for Christmas Choir and Holiday tea at church today. May you all have a very "Merry Christmas" And hope your able to enjoy it with your family & friends.....Be safe...........Julian & Ray (Tallulah, Missy & Little One) Today I will be linking on to ~ VINTAGE THINGIE THURSDAY ~ , ~ VINTAGE INSPIRATION FRIDAY ~ ~ FRENCH COUNTRY COTTAGE ~ and also for ~ SHOW AND TELL FRIDAY ~ and also ~ Saturday Night Special ~

Tuesday, December 14, 2010


Well the party was a success over the weekend. With family and friends to entertain well into the evening. We managed to forget to take pictures of the guest. But we did take more photos of the decorations throughout our home. We found this little sleigh which is a folk art piece in one of our favorite stores called "DOWN HOME ANTIQUES" in the OC. The little Santa candy container was a buy from E-bay.

Ray had set up this vignette with vintage COKE items and the bike belonged to his father when he was a young boy.
The tree which sits in the living room is at least 9ft tall. And is decorated with vintage and new glass ornaments which I've been collecting since 1983. And enough lights I'm afraid to see the power bill! LOL

At the foot of the tree are a collection of vintage toys, Ray has collected throughout the years. He made the Chess board in High School not to many years ago. (lol) And the antique Edwardian pony was a purchase from our friend Rusty who deals in primitives.

In theses two photos there is a collection of vintage putz houses and Santa's, deer's and lambs that decorate the mantles and table tops throughout the house.

This is a primitive corner cabinet we found at TWO WILD ROSES event in Redlands. It goes wonderfully in the same room with our larger primitive corner cabinet.

We luv to collect children's Christmas books from the 1890s-1910. I just adore the antique images of Santa fat or skinny he is tooo CUTE!

Well I hope you enjoyed the photos and I will be joining in on some show and tell party's. So if you get a chance to take a look at all our fellow Blogger's post, that would be great. We have gotten some great decorating ideals from some of them. Hope you do too! Have a good day friends.............Julian & Ray ~ VINTAGE THINGIE THURSDAY ~ ~ VINTAGE INSPIRATION FRIDAY ~ ~ FRENCH COUNTRY COTTAGE ~ and ~ SHOW AND TELL FRIDAY ~

Thursday, December 9, 2010


Christmas decorating are almost done! Yippee yea it will be nice to get everything done and ready. So we can relax with our friends and family in two days for the party. We will post more pictures of the party and the decorations later. Here we have some more Christmas goodies from our collection. Throughout the year our most treasured items from Christmas past stay in a big cabinet to enjoy, all year and also in a secretary cabinet. But when the holidays come around they are all through out the house for our friends and family to enjoy. I will be joining in on a couple blog party's for some show and tell. I hope you all enjoy the wonderful things other participants will be sharing with you. Have a good weekend....Julian & Ray

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Mora's Antiques Open House

We would like to show our support for our friends and local business owners Jamie and Vicky! By letting everyone know about their Christmas Open House Dec 11th (10am-6pm) at Mora's Antiques! Located at 142 N. Main St. Lake Elsinore Calif.
Good Luck girls, and have a wonderful Christmas Open House! We'll see ya there!!