Friday, November 16, 2012

Christmas House Swap

Blog swaps are so much fun. Look at this gorgeous Putz House Chris sent to me.
And her house lights up! Love that.

She used aquarium pebbles for the chimney. How creative is that?
And look at Santa going down the chimney. Sweet.

She made ornaments for the tree.

And a stocking stuffed with Mary Englebreit goodies.

This was a fun swap, I enjoyed it a lot.
Thank you Chris Little @

And thanks to Erica at
for hosting the swap.

Y'all know I've been to eBay this week, this turned out to be the cutest coloring book, it has adorable graphics.

These are some of my wins this week.

1950's coloring book. I get these unused but I swear I always want to sit right down and start coloring in them when they arrive. (LOL, I don't!)

My mother must have loved tea sets because my sister and I got one every year when we were little.

We made playhouses outside  under the trees at the edge of the woods with pine straw and tree limbs, anything we could find!

I didn't win the piano I showed last week, but I did get this one, and it looks just like my real piano. Even the white padded bench is just like mine!

These squeaky toys are not for Ms. Wilma.

I'm still bidding on these vintage Christmas candy boxes.
Love the pictures on them.

And OH!
Have you been to Erica's Etsy shop?

Look what I found there:

She made this bird ornie and he is going on my vintage silver tree this year.

And so are these cuties.

She has lots of cute things in her shop, loved the little Santa she sent!

I'm linking with Beverly for Pink Saturday at

Have a great weekend,
Dorothy and Ms. Wilma


Connie said...

Your Christmas is going to be like stepping through a time machine, back into the late 1940's and 1950's. It will be a great place to remanence over childhood memories :)

Great fun!!!
Your blogging sister, Connie :)

The Japanese Redneck said...

Neat swap!

Love all your ebay things too.

Jane of The Jewels said...

Your Christmas house is so sweet - love the chimney - Chris did a wonderful job with it! Everything is painfully cute :) Where in the world do you find the space to house your collections?!

Little Susie Home Maker said...

what a neat house! she did a great jog on your putz house!! Erica had a great idea for this swap, and it looks like everyone has had a lot of fun! I love the chimney, its great!

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

LOL I want to say "BACK AWAY from the E-BAY !!! " but then I'd have to do it tooo. You scored more lovelies and I was bidding on a lot that had a piano in it as well. We really need to co-ordinate so I'm not bidding you up LOL.
Have a blessed Thanksgiving (())

LV said...

You had a jackpot week. Loved visiting and seeing all your goodies.

Denise said...

Hi Dorothy,

Wow, you got some darling treasures this week. Lucky you!! I really love the Mary Engelbreit Scottie! The Christmas Putz house is darling, as well. My family belongs to the Moravian church, and the Putz houses are very popular in the Moravian community. Most of the churches set up an entire Putz village at Christmastime.

Thanks so much for becoming a follower on my blog; I'm now following yours as well. MacDuff is flattered that you think he's handsome. :) We love him, and believe me, he's quite a little character.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Denise at Forest Manor

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

What delightful Christmas things you received in your swap, and bought on E-Bay and ETSY! YThye are all wonderfully nostalgic. Happy Pink Saturday!

PS: I did a couple blog post about the Roosevelt Island Tram and the Island istself a few months ago --it's wonderful place to visit!

Perfectly Printed said...

Your Putz house is lovely!! Such attention to detail! And I love your eBay finds!!


Denise said...

Wonderful swap.

Anonymous said...

Your swap is wonderful, so much detail in that little house.
I do like the vintage pictures in the colouring books, especially any connected to Christmas. I used to be in seventh heaven if I had a colouring book and a set of crayons.

Tami Kenner said...

Oh I love all the little vintage things in your post today.
ps..I always want to start coloring too!! lol
Have a happy Thanksgiving & Happy Pink Saturday too.
xo Tami

Carolyn Robbins said...

I loved looking through your vintage post today! Reminds me of a wonderful time! Happy Pink Saturday!

My Vintage Mending said...

Love your sweet house.. never would have thought to do the pebbles...keep up the ebay you always get the best stuff..smiles..Renee

My Vintage Mending said...

Love your sweet house.. never would have thought to do the pebbles...keep up the ebay you always get the best stuff..smiles..Renee

Hannalei said...

Oh my GOSH!! christmas in blogville.. *purrs* what adorable goodies you posted. ~ Sarah & the Weens

Corey Moortgat said...

oh my goodness, what wonderful finds you have here!! I love little tin tea sets, too!

Sarah Jane said...

There's lots of lovely things in this post! So many I've forgotten all the ones I wanted to mention lol!

Sarah xx

PS thank-you for the lovely comments on my blog! <3