Christmas Gnomes

After Angela’s amazing find she shared yesterday I decided to see if Christmas was on the shelves at a few of my local thrift stores. It was just beginning to come out. I spotted a little sparkle and pulled out a mica glitter gnome Christmas ornament. It is made of pressed cardboard and covered in glitter. Exactly the kind of vintage Christmas I love.

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I have never seen an ornament like this fella, so as I was studying him I noticed the head looked like it might slide off. I carefully wiggled it back and forth and off it came. I might have done a little dance in the aisle by myself as I was realizing it was a vintage holiday candy container.

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The inside had a small pile of glitter sitting in the bottom of it and is wonderfully patterned on the inside of the walls. That’s when I started my hunt for more of them down three different aisles. They were spread all over but I ended up with a total of five of them!

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They are either in the sitting position or look like they are sledding in the snow on their bellies. One is missing his feet and one is missing the little mercury glass ornament hanging from his hand. Each one has a colored pipecleaner around his neck and the original hanging strings. Overall they are perfect! Lucky for me one still has its old paper tag so I know they were made in West Germany by C. Kurt S Adler Inc. and dated 1957.

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  1. Susie
    Posted November 7, 2013 at 7:56 pm | Permalink

    How neat! I love them. Now I’m inspired to visit my local thrifts this weekend.

    • Tammy
      Posted November 8, 2013 at 8:11 pm | Permalink

      Thanks Susie! I hope you find lots of treasures this weekend. Share them with us if you’d like. We would love to see them!

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