Thursday, 12 November 2009

Vintage Christmas Decorations

vintage decorations

As promised, a few photographs of some of my favourite vintage Christmas decorations from Shikasuki. All decorations are either American or Russian from the 1940s-1980s and in excellent condition considering their age. Some are slightly faded but this all adds to the charm.

I cannot wait to buy some for our tree and I am also considering a bowlful of them on the coffee table just like the middle images above. They look so sparkly and beautiful and festive altogether in a great pile.

In addition to the knitted & card angels (top left) there are a range of large feathered angel with a head like a doll (they are gorgeous and I will try and photograph them for another post soon}.

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All decorations from Shikasuki
Prices from £3-£35

If you don't live in London and are interested please contact me for purchasing on your behalf. Otherwise please do come in and have a look {but give yourself a good time slot. You will get distracted by the sparkly dresses & accessories}. I am in the shop on Sundays, 12-7pm but the shop is also open Monday - Saturday 11am - 7pm.

Shikasuki: 67 Gloucester Avenue, London, Nw1 8LD. Website is coming soon...

6 comments:

Marie-Ève said...

Lovely! You got me into the Christmas spirit now...

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

So cool! Rachel, I definitely do want to stop in the shop one of these weekends!

Gaynor said...

I love the decorations - you should definitely put some in a bowl, it always looks great. We put some in a square vase on the table.

Also, I gave you a blog award - http://ourdaybydesign.blogspot.com/2009/11/your-blog-is-super-cute.html

Savoir Weddings said...

These are so cute! I'm going to make my way to the shop and have a look for myself as soon as...

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anna and the ring said...

I love them too. I bought some last year and cannot wait to bring them out again!