Wednesday, November 24, 2010


I purchased my first Poinsettia plants of the season!

They have a pretty pink flower.  Poinsettias no longer come in the 'standard' red colour but are available in a wide variety of shades.  

With names like Candy Cane, Jingle Bells & Monet ~ there is something to please everyone!

Last weekend I attended a large Christmas decorating show with my Mum.  I'm sure like most of you, I have an ABUNDANCE of Christmas decor so I was sure to keep my purchases specific to vintage items.  These are so sought after now that not only are they hard to come by, but when you find something you want, it can be quite pricey.

I couldn't pass by this wee Putz-Style glitter house!
What is very unique about this house is that it has been altered on the bottom to include the addition of a battery-operated LED kit.  When you flick the switch to "ON" it puts on this amazing light show, changing to every colour in the rainbow.  Very cute!
I also came across this box of pipe cleaner Santas.

 Just take a look at the expression on Santa's face!  It looks like he has seen a ghost ~ perhaps the Ghost of Christmas Past!  These Saint Nicks are precious.

Two bottle brush styled snowflakes.

They are both missing some of their beads but that will be an easy fix.

Here's another Putz house.

I love the bottle brush tree and the 'smoke' coming out of the chimney!

There is a pretty glittered rose on the base.

I can't believe Christmas is just around the corner.  I still have boxes of decorations to unpack and trees to dress!  Not to mention all of my baking. 
Yikes ~ I better get a move on!

To all of my American friends ~ I wish you all a very warm and wonderful Thanksgiving!  Be safe & have fun!

Don't forget about my GIVEAWAY!!!

Cheers ~ Lisa


  1. Hi Lisa! I love all of your vintage xmas fun! Your Poinsettias are beautiful, I especially love the muted colors of pink. Happy Thanksgiving to you also! xokathee

  2. Oh Lisa Sweetie...
    What a gorgeous share. I love the shades of pink poinsettia that you purchased and it looks so delightful in that dark sleigh. I love it. I hope you are going to use it for a center piece for your Thanksgiving dinner, what better way to ride in to Christmas. I love it.

    Your Putz houses are just precious, especially with the addition of the lights, in the one. That is a really cute idea. I love that pink glittered rose on the one base. So delightful.

    Well sweetie, have a beautiful Thanksgiving. I am so thankful for your friendship. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

  3. I love the poinsettia in the sleigh and the pink coloring on it is amazing. I've been eyeing the plants in the store but haven't boughten any yet. ~Alana~

  4. That Santa hasn't seen a ghost. He's eaten too many cookies!

  5. Hi Lisa, I love your pretty poinsettia and all your vintage finds! I can't wait to see your finished Christmas. Have a safe and blessed holiday, Lindy.

  6. LOVE it all Lisa! Those little pipe cleaner Santas are fabulous... but I think the Putz houses are my favorite. When I was young, a friend of our family had a whole village of little white putz houses complete with the little lead/metal people. She always set the village up with a mirror and "snow" and some of the little people were ice skaters. It is one of my favorite memories!

    I also love the poinsettia. We have a local greenhouse that produces thousands of them to ship all over. It's kind of fun to check them out in November because when you walk into the store area at the front you can look back and it is a SEA of them. They even have a peachy looking color!

    Thanks for the Thanksgiving wishes!

  7. Lisa, your treasures are brilliant!!!
    love the smoke on that little house...wish I sould see the color changing up close.
    The poinsettia is beathtaking!
    thank you for sharing this with us!

  8. Hi Lisa, love your treasures..I have never heard of Putz houses but now I know what they are! Love bottlebrush trees, reminds me of the wonderful decorations of my mom was always one to try to make decorations..we were masters of the pipe cleaner!
    Thank you for the wonderful wishes and again I always love it when you stop by to say hi~

  9. What treasures! I love the little houses. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  10. What beautiful finds. I love those sweet little houses and your poinsettas are gorgeous!

  11. I adore the pink poinsettas, I'm allergic to real ones but I have silk ones on my tree this year. It's decorated with pink and brown--I'm posting my tree tomorrow for Pink Saturday. I love your vintage items. The Putz house is especially beautiful.


  12. Hi Lisa....I am telling you that one day I am going to find my way to Canada and visit you. Everything you have is so unique and precious. I can't tell you how much I love the pipe cleaner Santa's!

    Thanks for the sweet comments the past couple of days. Would you believe I ended up sick with the flu yesterday on Thanksgiving. Thank God my husband and mother came through and took over for me!

    Have a great weekend...


  13. Hi Lisa, I am not a huge fan of poinsettia, but I do like the pink ones. And I love the vintage house ornaments! Your new coat rack turned out nicely- love the floral hooks and the winter sign is such a pretty shade of blue. Maybe we will see you at the Huttonville craft show! Enjoy the day! Jennifer

  14. Gorgeous poinsettias. I love the pink and white ones the best. You have a lot of fun vintage items. Can't wait to see more. It will be upon us before we blink.

  15. Lovely vintage items, what an interesting blog you have! : )

  16. Hello my sweet friend I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I adore your pretty in pink poisettias and ohhhhhh the mini houses are adorable! I have been spray painting my ceramic houses pink, its not a vintage house but they look darn cute!
    Squishy hugs,

  17. Lisa, those little glitter houses are ADORABLE!! I have to admit, since I'm now working 2 jobs, I won't be doing too much decorating this year. Just not enough time. In fact, it looks like I might be working every single day in December, which is ok... I'll hopefully bank some extra funds! :-)

  18. I absolutely love it all! We're still in the midst of getting our decorations purchased and up, but I'm going to have to keep an eye out for some stuff like this!

  19. Lisa,
    I adore all of your vintage Christmas beauties!!
    thanks for stopping by as much as you do!! your visits always bring a smile to my face!!


  20. Hi Lisa, Love your chair!!! and the Putz houses!!!
    I don't have any yet but want to get some or even try making my own . . .
    ~ Julie


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