Vintage Christmas Caroler Ornaments

victorian-christmas-ornments-closeup2 Hello!

Well, you know Christmas is coming when the glass glitter is just flying around in the craft room. Many things are in production for the shop. Just love this time of year!

I recently found these super detailed, felt Victorian caroler package tie-ons at the antique store. The features on these carolers are so defined and I love the touch of snow on their felt scarves and coats. Very elegant and not something that I’ve seen before. Something this unique needed to be a focal point – as a Christmas tree ornament.

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The base of these ornaments is a vintage tart pan, sprinkled with antique gold glass glitter (that will tarnish beautifully over time) and trimmed with vintage gold tinsel and vintage spun glass angel hair for snow. A bit of holly adds a touch of embellishment.  Working with vintage supplies truly makes these ornaments one of a kind and will be perfect for your tree or as a gift. You can find them HERE.

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Caroling is such a wonderful holiday tradition. For the last few years our family has hosted caroling parties.  I set up a Hot Cocoa Bar (lots of great ideas for this on Pinterest!) and once everyone has their drinks, we head out to carol to the neighborhood.  To keep us on track, everyone is provided with a caroling booklet and a candle to light the way. It really is a fun time!

 

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I love the illustrations on these vintage caroling books, and the colors are so vibrant. Inspired by these vintage books, these are the caroling books I created a couple years ago for our caroling parties.

carolbook2And, just how did Christmas carols come to be? A page from one of these books offers a suggestion…

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Love this sweet illustration, and I especially love the magical sound of Christmas carols!

Happy Christmas Creating!
Michelle

 

 

 

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