Thursday, December 9, 2010

Vintage Inspiration from Putz Houses and Ornaments

I love little vintage Putz houses.  They don't have to be in great shape, just old and sparkly and cute.  My favorite one is in the lower right.  It was on my parents' Christmas tree for as far back as I can remember.  Since my parents passed away, it has been on my tree, but this year, I decided to give it a more prominent place amongst my other Putz houses so I could see it every day.  Isn't it fun to pull out your box of ornaments and find those that you've had forever and see them once again?  I love it and my boys do too.  The little one's favorite is a small wooden nutcracker ornament that I bought him when he was just a wee one.  He looks for it every year and gets so excited when we finally get to it.  I love that.

I also have some pretty vintage ornaments and here are a few that I snapped real quick this morning.  Not my best photos, but I was in a rush (imagine that????).  Anyway, I am linking up with Debra's Vintage Inspiration Friday and Bev's Pink Saturday, so when you get a chance, pop on over and visit these lovely sites with loads of inspiration for your decorating.

And for the record (and for Bev's special Christmas Pink Saturday post), my favorite Christmas movie of all time is "It's A Wonderful Life".  I cry each and every time I watch it.  My kids roll their eyes when I pull it out every year.  And I love it, every time.  What is your favorite Christmas movie?

Until next time,

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  1. Judy, I love the Putz houses and of course the great vintage ornaments. I think my favorite is the bottom right also. Judy

  2. That made me happy to hear your boys get excited to see their ornaments each year. My boys are 15 and 17 and not real interested in the Christmas tree anymore.... but they LOVE what's underneath. Merry Christmas!

  3. What lovely Christmas decor, love those sweet little Putz houses, their just adorable... and the vintage ornaments are so beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing!
    Blessings~~~ Daphne

  4. Hello Judy, these little houses are so cute and your last post was equally as inspiring. Thanks so much for stopping by, T

  5. I like your putz houses. BTW, I love your header. I'm a sucker for old silver pieces.

  6. This is the first season that I have heard of Putz houses and I love them! You have a nice collection! And I love your vintage ornaments!

    Happy Holidays!


  7. Oh Judy, these are just so sweet and special. Memories of our loved ones make Christmas bittersweet, but so precious, thank you for such a wonderful post!

  8. Your new header is gorgeous!! Love your little Christmas treasures too!! HUGS, Rachel ;)

    *French Farmhouse 425*

  9. I like your collection of vintage ornaments. And the houses are too cute..........Julian

  10. Hello Judy,
    Those putz houses are adorable, and I love your vintage ornaments! I saw your nice comment on my blog. Wish I could send you a lobsta-roll from Mass since you miss them. My in-laws have a cabin near Estes Park in CO. Is that near you? We've visited and CO is simply gorgeous!
    - Susan

  11. Hi Judy,

    Love your little houses and vintage ornaments.
    It is exciting getting the decorations out and seeing them again.

    Happy weekend

  12. love all those vintage christmas ornaments!
    Tammy :-)

  13. I'm a big fan of Putz houses... Lovely collection :-)

  14. Hi Judy...these little houses are so wonderful! Bringing back lots of memories!

  15. So pretty.I am continually amazed at how many variations of Putz houses there are.It never gets boring to search for new ones.Thanks for sharing.

  16. I just love the little houses! I love the little interior of the first one, darling. Have a great weekend!

  17. Love your vintage well as the Putz houses!
    Enjoy your weekend!

  18. Happy Pink Saturday! God Bless you and keep you safe ....slow down and enjoy the season...don't forget it is Jesus who shine the brightest for us all...i love all the little houses

  19. rolling eyes...oh yes, i've experienced that too. i especially adore the bird and the pinecone!!!

  20. Hope you are enjoying this holiday season. What a lovely Pink Saturday post.

    Thank you for sharing and have a wonderful weekend.


  21. Your ornaments are so lovely. I gave my sons their ornaments when they married and I'm always the one looking for them on their Happy Pink Saturday.

  22. Judy,
    Your houses and ornaments remind me of my childhood. We had a bunch of those houses and every year I would help my mom arrange "the village" around the frozen pond (small mirror with white fluffy stuff around it). My mom gave me the houses when my kids were little -- I'm glad I got to hand down this tradition.
    Happy Pink Saturday,

  23. We have a handful of old ornaments that carry some wonderful memories with them. I love your little house and can tell you cherish it. I hope you are having a great weekend and enjoying Pink Saturday.

  24. What a lovely Pink Saturday post. Those Putz houses are so sweet!


  25. These are so cute!

    Happy PS!
    In Shoes We Trust,
    Maggie @
    "Do these shoes match this purse?"

  26. Love them all,reminded me instantly of my Mom,she had such a lovely collection,wish I had them!! x0

  27. Found your post on Putz houses. Reminds me of the little houses my mother would put in my room at Christmas time. They glittered in the holiday lights and I loved imagining the quiet little village sitting in cotton snow waiting for Santa with me.

    Absolutely had to pin this!


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