I don't know if it's all those years spent living in places where it doesn't snow or maybe it's the no-shoveling-required with these but snow and snowmen seem to be the theme of my growing collection of vintage Christmas decorations made by some very talented vintage Christmas crafters.
I love every little thing about this winter scene, right down to that tiny mushroom. Created by Barbara over at Oodles and oodles who is busy today hosting The Academy of Vintage Christmas Ornament Arts and Sciences Awards ceremony. Be sure to stop by and see which vintage ornaments were this year's big winners.
This happy little guy came home with me last year -- you may recognize him as one of Magpie Ethel's very charming creations.
The multi-talented Suzy of GeorgiaPeachez created this kitschy-adorable Christmas scene. In addition to sewing and making jewelry, Suzy may be best-known during the holidays for her glorious vintage ornament wreaths.
I don't know who made these little vintage snowmen but they were perched on the edge of a shelf at Goodwill and before I could stop them (as if), they had flung themselves into my shopping basket.
And even though I don't own a glue gun, I was inspired by these vintage crafters to make a little snowman of my own using a couple of the many, many vintage ornaments rolling around here. I built him a tiny cardboard hat and tied on a scarf made from vintage velvet ribbon, adding painted eyes and a vintage glass bead nose.
Hope all of your holiday plans are coming along. Pretty snow is falling here today. Yay!