Friday, December 4, 2015

Vintage Holiday Collectibles

Are you on Instagram?

Well, if you are 
and if you love
vintage holiday collectibles ---
you are going to fall in love 
Doreen's collection of
Christmas and winter holiday

Oh my goodness,
get a cup of coffee or tea
and take a seat.

Doreen, also known as
on Instagram
regularly posts photos
of her holiday collections
 from her home in Oregon.

I asked her where she finds
all of her "goodies"
and she told me 
that they have come from
local shops, thrift stores, flea markets,
estate sales, and yard sales.
Some pieces are gifts received from
her BFF who knows what she loves.

(What a lovely friend!)

Pulling cutie pies out of storage for Christmas displays!

I ADORE these images.
They bring out the little kid in me!

Doreen has spent over 25 years
corralling these little sweeties
and I love how she has grouped them.

The "kneehugger" elves
and the rubber faced Santas
got her started with her collections.

Swooning here. 

What a perfect way to kick off the month
of December, right?

(If you are not in the mood to decorate,
you will be by the time you scroll through
these photos, I guarantee it!)

Thank you, Doreen, 
for allowing me to share
just a small snippet 
of your phenomenal collections.

If you want to follow Doreen
and see all of her vintage
holiday collections throughout
the YEAR ....
(she is not exclusive with Christmas)
she also collects Halloween,
Easter, Valentine's Day,
and more ...
get on Instagram
and find her!


simply click HERE

to follow Elfhead

on InstaGram


Sarah said...

What fun! Thanks for introducing us and for sharing this amazing vintage collection. I don't think I've ever seen a collection this extensive. Wow!

Rebecca said...

Pretty amazing!

Karena Albert said...

What an amazing collection, Alison. You can see how much Doreen adores the holidays!! Elfhead, how fun!

The Arts by Karena
Books for the Holidays!

Lorri said...

Thanks for sharing! It does bring back special memories!

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Wow she certainly has quite a collection! We had two of the felt elves with the tucked up legs under their arms when I was a child- they may still be in my mom's holiday stash. I remember my aunt having a pair of choir boys like the ceramic ones in picture #6 with the little stars. I'm resisting Instagram because I don't want to spend more time on my devices than I already do!

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

WOW! She has an amazing collection! Love the stairway garland. I am now following her on IG. Thanks for sharing!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

There is a whole lot of elves there! Love love vintage Christmas!

Town and Country Gals said...

That is some collection! Her vintage things are fantastic and she displays them perfectly!

Pamela Gordon said...

Oh my! What a collection of vintage Christmas things!! I have a few things but that's enough for me. LOL Thanks for sharing. I wish I was on Instagram so I could see more. Have a great week Alison!

Rose L said...

I have never seen so many elf on the shelf elves in one place!

Rose L said...

I have never seen so many elf on the shelf elves in one place!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

What a most wonderful collection!!!....this post just makes me smile!!!

My Kentucky Living said...

How cute are all of these sweet treasures! Amazing! Sheila

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

I love the decorated bannister! What a great collection! I am following Doreen.

laney said...

...Christmas blessings...laney

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...


I have NEVER seen such a vast collection of my favorite Christmas decor!

Thanks for sharing with us, Alison!! I don't have IG, but this would be well worth watching!