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Thursday, December 16, 2010

On the "Fourth" Day of Vintage Christmas Decorating...

...I brought out the toys!

I apologize for the large gap between posts. I was a little under the weather and now that I am feeling better I have to play catch up with everything for the holidays. I will try to get some more posts finished, but I am not sure I will be able to make it to 12.

My favorite toy for the holidays is my train that I received as a child, now a vintage collectible. I nailed the tracks onto a piece of plywood that was painted green years ago and I use it as the base for my Christmas tree instead of using a tree skirt. The train has a wind-up engine and four cars. I found a fifth car at an antique mall a few years ago, from a similar set. Doesn't it look great?

I also love to put out this electric animated doll, complete with candle. I gave this to my Mom years ago and received it back years later.

Finally, I put out my stuffed reindeer collection. These are new, not vintage, but I love the look at Christmas. Since I got my dog two years ago, I have to put them up higher. She thinks they look like dog toys!

Do you put out vintage toys as holiday decorations? Please share your traditions.

Sincerely, Lynn

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