Looking for vintage Christmas home decor? I've got a growing selection of vintage Christmas decorations that includes 1950s Christmas tree ornaments, as well as linens and other items to add a touch of the holidays to your kitchen or dining table. Whether you find delight in a full face jolly, old fashioned Santa Claus, flocked or flannel reindeer, or even poinsettia flowers to brighten up the day, you can find all that and more here at Flashback Alley in my vintage Christmas home decor!
Shown on page 92 of McCaslin's "Royal Bayreuth - A Collectors Guide," this gorgeous vase (#1039) is the Royal Bayreuth Christmas Cactus Tapestry vase or toothbrush holder, produced 1902-1945. Delicate white and pink blooms of a Christmas cactus grace the body of this vase in spiral form and splendid fashion.
Measures approx. 4-1/2" high, and in excellent condition. This blue two-lion, two-shield "Royal Bayreuth" mark was first used in 1902. McCaslin's 1998 value guide lis..
Oh so charming, this Woolson Spice trade card shows a sleeping Santa, dressed in brown boots and a green suit, his red bag now empty, the presents delivered. Hovered around him are five young girls, delighted and intrigued by their discovery, with one daring girl tapping Santa's cap with a pointed bough of Christmas holly.
With a landscape orientation, this card is in very good condition, with a crease in the upper right-hand corner; a short tear in the bottom edge, to the..
Almost perfectly preserved and downright adorable, this old Christmas candy boot appears to be made of a thin cardboard, painted white, and then coated in a tiny white popcorn beading with gold glitter accents. Riding on the front of the Christmas boot is a red chenille Santa, with a sprig of holly to add a touch of green. At the top of the boot is a loop satin thread trim with a white netting to allow the boot to be filled beyond the brim, with candy and other goodies kept s..
A fabulous Woolson Spice chromolithograph trade card dating to 1893 and featuring a gorgeous curly-haired girl Writing the Letter to Santa. The white border frame around her holds visions of buggies, candy canes, Christmas trees, dolls, and more as she, at the center, ponders with quill pen in hand just what she should write.
In researching this little beauty, I didn't find this particular trade card, but I did find another illustrated by Frances Brundage, that (to me)..
Vintage cat Christmas wrapping paper doesn't get much more adorable than this! Featuring the cutest white kittens playing with ornaments and wearing green bows or striped Christmas stockings, there's one lone black kitten that's snuggled up in the mix. Marketed as A Purr-fect Christmas, this package contains two sheets measure 30 inch x 20 inch. Given its original price of $0.25 and the lack of a zip code, I speculate it dates to the early 1960s. In excellent condition, ..
A pair of vintage Santa face Christmas decorations, each approx. 5 inch high and 3-3/8 inch wide, made of hard plastic and decorated with Mica on both Santa's beard and cap pompom, his cap made of red felt. His face comes to life with painted rosy red cheeks and bright blue sequins eyes. Only one of the ornaments remains in the package, marked as a Christmas Wonderland ornament, with the Star Band Made in Hong Kong paper label around the ornament loop. At the back is a hard p..
Offering a lovely pair of ruby red stemmed wine or water glasses in the Lincoln Inn pattern by Fenton Art Glass. The flared portion of the cup is smooth, while the lower portion is wrapped in a vertical rib pattern that resembled an elongated diamond point. The ruby red color intensity softens by the time the eye reaches the smooth bottom of the cup, appearing in some of the glasses to be close to an amberina orange that continues down into the stacked disc stem.Each fo..
From America's finest heavy aluminum ware, offered here is a fabulous heavy formed aluminum Nordic Ware cake mold bringing Santa to your house just as he should be — in three-dimensional form atop the chimney. Still securely wrapped in its original package, this two-piece cake mold stands approx. 9-1/2 inch tall, with the cake height more in the 9 inch range. There are a couple of points where the seam in the wrapping has split, but I detect no damage to the aluminum form its..
An unopened package of four Hallmark press-on / stick on seal trims with tags depicting a Christmas tree with antique candle lights, garland and candy canes and stock-on tags with a stack of presents off to the side. Great for using on gifts or even for crafting!
The stick-on Christmas trees are approx. 4-1/2 inch high, while the name tags are 3 inch wide and 1 inch high (on the left side).
Product number is marked as 29XS 72-1. Given the $0.29 original price..
An unopened package of four sheets of Hallmark press-on / stick on seal trims with tags depicting Santa with his rosy red cheeks full of delight over the bag full of Christmas gifts carried in his back. A separate smaller sticker depicts a pile of three Christmas gifts, also accompanied by a small square stick-on name tag.
For size reference, the Santa press-on sticker is approx. 4-1/2 inch high.
Product number is marked as 29XS 70-1. Given the $0.29 original ..
Vintage Christmas vinyl plastic flannel backed tablecloth featuring poinsettia flowers and holly. Dating to the late 1970s (1978), this easy care vinyl surface plastic tablecloth measures 70 inch long and 52 inch wide; "cleans instantly," and has a protective polyester flannel backing. Still in its original packaging, all indications are that this tablecloth has never been used. In excellent condition.Made by Hermann & Jacobs Corp., at a time when things..
Add a bit of that vintage Christmas touch with this fabulous Stevens terry cloth hand towel, crisp, clean, and unused! Greet your guests with a Merry Christmas greeting on a towel featuring Santa's face on a Christmas bell that sits cradled in the midst of poinsettia flowers and holly berries and leaves. In excellent condition, measures 16" excluding the fringe and 11" wide. Tag reads Stevens Terrycloth - Stevens Fabrics - All Cotton - Made In U.S.A...
An unused roll of gorgeous vintage Christmas wrapping paper with a red backdrop for elegant gold Christmas bells finished with sprigs of holly on a sculpted foil paper.
The Rhapsody brand was made by Papercraft Corp., likely in the 1960s or 1970s, at whatever point a roll of this quality and size would have sold for $0.77! Roll is in excellent, unused condition, still fully enclosed in its original plastic wrap...
Vintage Christmas wrapping paper is refreshingly sweet with this red sculptured foil Christmas gift wrap covered in silver and pink candy canes.
Created expressly for Sears Roebuck and Co., this roll likely to the late 1960s, early 1970s, at whatever point a roll of this quality and size would have sold for $1.79! One end of the roll shows a bit of a crease, but otherwise it is in excellent, unused condition, still fully enclosed in its original plastic wrap...
Looking for a vintage finial Christmas tree topper? This holiday season finish your tree with this sweet 11 inch triple indent vintage mercury glass tree topper, with a forest green and white bulb finished with three silver indents decorated with red and green.In good vintage condition with some wear and paint loss due to years of use, and nicks on the open rim at the base, but otherwise no cracks or breaks. ..
Add some mid century vintage cheer to your holiday season with this 1950s vintage Santa die cut foil embossed Christmas indoor decoration. This full body image of Santa appears to be walking and waving as he carries a bag full of toys. Measuring approx. 13 inch high and 8 inch wide, he is in good condition, with some rubs and wear in the red coloring and some minor crinkles in the foil, but nothing too detracting from his vintage charm. Note that as made, his legs ..
1953 vintage Buffalo China Christmas Carol Plate featuring the work of Buffalo pottery china artist Rix Jennings in what appears to be the transformation of Scrooge due to his visits with the Spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Future. NOTE: This is one of a few 1950s era plates I am offering from Buffalo China, which you will find featured below.Plate reverse is marked as follows: Dickens' immortal Christmas Carol has long symbolized the festive Holiday Season. The incom..
1954 vintage Buffalo China Charles Dickens' Christmas Carol plate featuring the work of Buffalo pottery china artist Rix Jennings depicting Mr. Fezziwig's ball, in its original box and with original information insert. The plate front has a lightly colored drawing of Mr. Fezziwig's Ball, a script painted banner message reading "May you have a joyful holiday" across the center of the image. The insert card cover reads "The limited editions of The Christmas Carol series of pla..
1956 vintage Buffalo China Charles Dickens' Christmas Carol plate featuring the work of Buffalo pottery china artist Rix Jennings and depicting the Spirit of Christmas Past with a young girl. Around the image, it says Remember it, said Scrooge with fervor (to the Spirit of Christmas Past) I could walk it blindfold.NOTE: This is one of a few 1950s era plates I am offering from Buffalo China, which you will find featured below.Plate reverse is marked as follows:The Buffalo..
1957 Buffalo China Charles Dickens' Christmas Carol Plate depicting the artwork of Buffalo China artist Rix Jennings with Scrooge hanging out his store window, telling a boy on the street, " .. Not the little prize Turkey ... The big one!" as his plans are to buy a Christmas turkey for the Cratchets.NOTE: This is one of a few 1950s era plates I am offering from Buffalo China, which you will find featured below.Plate reverse is marked as follows:"Greetings - The 1957 exclusive..
1958 Buffalo China Charles Dickens' Christmas Carol Plate depicting the artwork of Buffalo China artist Rix Jennings with a flurry of activity in the poulterers' shops as the people prepare for Christmas day. The outer edge of the plate reads "The Poulterers' shops were still half open, and the Fruiterers' were radiant in their glory. The Grocers'! oh the Grocers'! ... everything was good to eat and in its Christmas dress: ..."NOTE: This is one of a few 1950s era plates I am ..
1959 Buffalo China Christmas Carol Plate featuring Mrs. Cratchit and clan, all busy with the preparation of Christmas dinner. The front says "Then up rose Mrs. Cratchit, Cratchit's wife, assisted by Belinda Cratchit, Master Peter Cratchit and two smaller Cratchits."
NOTE: This is one of a few 1950s era plates I am offering from Buffalo China, which you will find featured below.
Plate reverse is marked as follows:
"Then up rose Mrs. Cratchit, dressed out but poorly in a tw..
1960 Buffalo China Charles Dickens' Christmas Carol Plate depicting people with rosy cheeks out on the street on Christmas Day. The front says "... and away they (all the good people) came flocking through the streets in their best clothes and with their gayest faces ..." Rix Jennings 1960. (Rix Jennings is the artist who sketched the image.) NOTE: This is one of a few 1950s era plates I am offering from Buffalo China, which you will find featured below.Plate reverse is mark..
A lot of 3 large West Germany vintage Christmas ornaments, in a mix of bright colors and all extremely lightweight. The two teardrop ornaments in pink and blue measure approx. 7 inch long, while the red rounded ornament is approx. 4-1/4 inch long and 3 inch wide. All are decorated with fine silver mica glitter around the top and tiny mica polka dots scattered around the ornament.All have crimped silver tops that are marked West Germany.There's something magical about old Chri..
Beyond precious, a lot of 3 vintage drummer boy ornaments made in Japan. Likely dating to the 1950s, these ornaments are made with gold foil paper drums wrapped in velvet flocked paper (white paper with red flocked stripes) and sprinkled with mica or tiny glitter on the top and underside. Each drummer boy has chenille pipe cleaner arms and wears a felt hat that is topped with a tinsel plume.The drum is 1-3/4 inch in diameter and the ornament stands approx. 4 inch high to..
A lot of 4 vintage red flocked reindeer Christmas tree ornaments with silver glitter antlers and tails. Made in Japan, these ornaments likely date to the 1950s. Standing approx. 3 inch high, each ornament is in good condition with minor rubs in the flocking but no significant wear or damage. All have a silver Japan label on the underside. ..
A complete 5-piece set of Hallmark Keepsake ornaments depicting Santa and His Reindeer dating to 1992. This set is perfect to display separately on your Christmas tree, or together as a team on a table, shelf, or mantel.All five pieces are connected with red satin ribbon reins, with the full team and sleigh measuring approx. 13-1/2 inches long. Each ornament is in good condition with no breaks noted and are numbered on the underside (1 of 5, etc.) While I have the original ..
A lot of 6 mid-century vintage honeycomb paper Santa Christmas ornaments made in Japan, with black paper eyes and red bead-like nose or mouth, these are finished with glitter around the hat brim and rounded belly. The front of his "coat" is accented with gold and black paper to resemble a belt buckle.Standing 3-3/8 inch high, all are in good condition, with some crinkles in the paper edges, but nothing too extreme. One of the ornaments still retains its original red and gold ..
Hallmark Keepsake Ornament from the 1990 Collector's Series, this vintage Hallmark Christmas ornament is titled Festive Surrey Here Comes Santa and features Santa Clause in a four-wheeled carriage with a full bag of Christmas gifts in the front at his feet. The carriage' white canopy is marked 1990 on each side. This was the 12th ornament in the Here comes Santa series.In the original box with the interior plastic packaging included, this ornament measures approx. 3.75"..
A fabulously large felt Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Christmas stocking from Robert L. May, likely 1970s 1980s vintage. This stocking measures 25 inch long and 12 inch wide at the top.The original plastic sales display hanging hook still intact strongly suggests it's never been used. There's a hint of felt fuzz or pilling in a couple of places, but overall condition is near excellent to match the day it was made...
A lot of 6 red vintage large mercury glass Shiny Brite Christmas ornaments still in the original box. Measuring approx. 3 inch in diameter, each red ornament has a crimped top that is marked Shiny Brite and Made in U.S.A. There are no breaks to any of the ornaments, but they do show signs of aging with fading rubs, spots, and crackling in the red color finish.Originally purchased from Stix Baer & Fuller, the price tag is showing a regular price of 99 cents for the bo..
For the individual looking to decorate the Christmas holiday season in vintage style, a new old stock Mangelsen's Santa Claus with reindeer and sleigh Touch of Glitz silver metallic garland. As the package has yet to be opened, I can't get a full sense of the cut out pattern, but the back lists it as a Santa With Sleigh garland, and I can see a team of reindeer as well as a number of trees on the 25 foot roll.Measures 1-3/4 inch high...
A pair of long candy cane stripe vintage Santa pencils made in Japan, with hard rubber plastic Santa heads with felt hats and fuzzy beards with dangling bells topping the long red and white striped pencils. The back of each hat has a red and white Japan label.Measuring 14 inch long from the top of the head (not including the extended hat), these pencils appear to have not yet been used...
A pink vintage Shiny Brite ornament with white stencil finish of Merry Christmas with poinsettia flowers on two sides of the mercury glass ornament. Measuring approx. 2-1/2 inch in diameter, this ornament has a crimped Shiny Brite top. There are no breaks to this ornament, but it does show signs of aging with paint flakes, age spots, fading rubs, and crackling in the color finish.(Plastic display stand not included.)..
A mighty cute wooden vintage pull string Santa decoration, with a candy cane in one hand, presents in the other. Pull the string at the base and he appears to leap for joy as he prepares to make his deliveries of delight.
Santa is made of a lightweight wood, and stands 6" high. Unmarked both as to maker and age, he is believed to date to around the 1970s...
Beautiful Bucklers Fifth Avenue Christmas ashtray and coordinating matchbox smoking set, elegantly decorated with sprigs of holly tied with bows under an enamel finish. The round ashtray measures 3-7/8 inch across, 4 inch at the cigarette rest, and 7/8 inch tall. The matchbox is 1-3/4 inch long, 1-1/8 inch wide, and 1/2 inch tall, and still contains 6 matches (believed to be original). This tobacciana set makes for a fabulous vintage holiday addition, and is in excellent cond..