German Protestants made chalk marks on doors or lit candles to count the days leading up to Christmas during the mid 19th century. Today children often open the Advent Calendar and as adults it is easy to forget the excitement that these gave us as a child.
Vintage chenille Santas with composition faces, Japan, circa 1950’s. Toilet brush Christmas tree, c.1950’s.
Homemade wreath using assorted vintage glass baubles, dates mixed.
Vintage assorted Christmas boxes. Brush and papier-mâché Santa, Japan. Brown B. Shackman Dachshund Nodder, South Germany. Dates unknown.
Hard white plastic running deers. Made by Rosbro Plastics US, c.1950’s.
3ft Angel Pine aluminium Christmas tree. Walter Grafton & Son Ltd, Eltham, London, c.1950’s. Assorted plastic bells, dates mixed.
Vintage Zoo with selected lead animals. Mica pinecone cone snowman playing a trumpet.
Putz house with brush accent trees, Japan, c.1940’s/1950’s. Vintage haberdashery glass shop cabinet filled with assorted vintage baubles.
Two candy containers, a venetian dew covered snowman, marked foreign, c.1940’s/1950’s. Plastic Santa in sleigh, US, c.1950’s.
Antique Spirit of St. Louis Christmas ornament with spun glass wings, free blown glass body, wire wrapped, metal wheels and Dresden trim. Germany c.1900.
Folk art goat standing inside a composite fence. Goose feather tree. c.1910-30.
Celluloid musical, wind up carousel. Japan, c.1950’s-60’s.
3ft Angel Pine aluminium Christmas tree. Walter Grafton & Son Ltd, Eltham, London, c.1950’s. Glass teardrop icicle ornaments, c.2010.
Four vintage Russian blown glass Christmas clip on ornaments. Rabbit playing a drum, snowman, clown playing flute and a chick. c.1950/60’s.
Vintage wrapping papers, dates mixed
Made by Panaura these perspex shells with foil interiors came in a variety of shapes and colours, c.1960’s.