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Monday, December 15, 2008

BooMama's Christmas Tour of Homes


Hello & welcome to BooMama's Christmas Tour of Homes. I've already participated in a few holiday parties & have many pictures in previous posts, but I thought y'all might be interested in getting a better look at the goodies, in the picture on my header.

I pared down my Santa mug collection last year, only keeping the old ones. I had some newer ones that were nicer than some of these but I'll take old over "nice", nearly every time. I have been passing up any that have significant loss of paint but I recently saw some all white mugs somewhere. She said that she just scrubbed the peeling paint off her's so now I'll snag even those w/ peeling paint.

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My absolute favorite! It has a winking eye that really winks! This is one angle....


Move a bit & get another perspective & it's open!

A close runner-up for my favorite. This one also offers a wink & has beautiful green jewel eyes. I have a pair of these...would love to find a pair w/ blue eyes.



I have a pair of these also.




Love the sweet expression on this Santa's face!



This is also one of a pair.


I filled this punch bowl w/ vintage Christmas corsages. Nothing embodies the festive nature of the season, more than the attitude the women of the 50's & 60's had, when they wore a Christmas corsage pinned on their jacket!


I have quite a few & yes, I actually wear some of them. My family teases me about it but I do it anyway. *grins*





Look how gloriously tacky they are!!!!! Aren't they great?










There's a lot of party-goer's in BooMama's Christmas Tour of Homes & Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality is also hosting a Christmas tour....we should have eye candy all month!

20 comments:

pcb said...

Ooh, I had a mug like one of those when I was a child. Thanks for sharing. I'm a new grandmother and hope one day to make it my profession, too! :)

Amy said...

I had so much fun poking around and getting caught up here at your blog. Can I come and stay....forever? It looks like a wonderland at your house!!
Amy

tardevil said...

Cami, you have my heart! I LOVE the old Santa cups & pictures. In fact, I copied your idea for displaying mine this year. Stop by later in the week as I'm going to show some of my old Santas and elves...yes, I collect them too! :O) We need an intervention, don't we??? LOL!

Susanne said...

Here from Boomama's. Your decorations are so unique! I love the way you've displayed your mugs. And those corsages just made me smile because I'm sure I've got a few of those laying around but never thought to put them in a bowl. Great idea! Merry Christmas.

Marla Taviano said...

Fun mugs!! Merry Christmas!

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

I love the way you displayed the cup collection ! thanks for stopping by.

profenretraite said...

Ohhh...I love all of your Santa mugs! Somehow I didn't realize that they were all different until you showed us the close-ups...amazing! And your Christmas corsages are wonderful...remind me of my childhood! Thanks for sharing...Debbie

salmagundi said...

I love the corsages, as I remember them well. Everyone had one, and they usually had two bells on them - ringing in the joy of the season!! Sally

Knitty said...

I love those old corsages too. I think women stopped wearing them when we went from wool coats to bulky parkas, or I should say that I think that holds true in Michigan and other cold winter states.

Carol said...

Oh, the Santa mugs are great! I see the one I had when I was a little girl.

Great bit of nostalgia. Thanks for sharing!

Merry Christmas!

laurie said...

I have never seen such neat Santa mugs! I have a couple of vintage ones, but none who have a eye that really winks or a green eye! And I love your Christmas corsages. You are a girl after my heart! Love it all. laurie

Jamie lea said...

From one Texan to another, I love it all, this is too much fun. :-)

Donna@designson47thstreet said...

Darling Santa mugs! I loved looking at your vintage ornaments. You might want to peek at my mom's vintage tree topper I posted today.
Donna

Cherry's Jubilee said...

I collect those too! Yours are displayed beautifully. cherry

the pleasures of homemaking said...

Those santa mugs are so cute I'd like to collect them too! Love the way you have them displayed!

Manuela

Pat@Back Porch Musing said...

Beautiful Christmas decorating.

I have a few of the little mugs. Yours are so cute!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Thanks for playing along with my Christmas tour too! It looks very festive at your house. Hope your family has a wonderful Christmas!

JudyBug said...

Well, I'm just laughing over the corsages. I had just posted some pictures to family our mother's and grandmother's with their Christmas corsages on...late 60's, early 70's. No Christmas outfit was complete without a "gaudy" corsage! Wish I had them now.

Jean said...

Love the Santa mugs, and corsages. I've collected them for many years too. Prayers and blessings for little Noah.
Jean in Virginia

Keetha said...

The santa mugs are adorable!!!!

So glad I found your tour.

Merry Christmas