Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Dad's Collection of Mugs

Smaller Lidded Stein- Hofbrauhaus, Munich Germany
The question always was 'what do we buy Dad for his birthday or Christmas'? Being German one of the default things was a Beer Stein or coffee mug.  He did not drink much - a beer now and then, but never out of one of his steins.  They sat on the top of the bookshelf in the front hall for years. 

Now we are getting to the age where we have to decide what is going to happen to all the 'stuff' my Mom & Dad accumulated over the years. None of our 6 kids want it so we are having to sell it.

Zurich, Switzerland Lidded Stein
Christmas 1977 Ice Skaters Lidded Stein

Father's Day 1979 William Tell.

Original Play Boy Club Mug / Glass with Bunny & Key

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Straw Ornaments - Popular European Craft

Straw Angel
 I can't even imagine weaving or creating anything with straw.  It is a dying art still practiced in Europe. We bought these ornaments in Door County WI at Al Johnson's Swedish restaurant....

....where the goats roam the roof and eat the grass!!
6 pointed star with gold thread.

Reindeer with really long antlers!
3 dimensional in all directions.  Not flat.
And last but not least my favorite -  a snowflake or 8 pointed star.

 Please visit my eBay store for lots of other ornaments and lots of other great holiday gifts many under $10.00

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Thanksgiving Rubber Ducks

One year I tied a little tag around the neck and used them as a place setting marker

 We have been selling these rubber ducks for several years and now have over 170 different ones.  I just thought they were so cute and had trouble choosing which ones to get, but then we found out there are alot of collectors.  Here are just a few of the 'family"!!

Pilgrim Boy

Pilgrim Girl

Native American Girl

Native American Boy / Brave  
Please visit our eBay store to see all holiday ducks and so many others.  Great for thank you gifts, party favors, gift ties, to float in tub or hot tub, desk top or just for a collection.

Winter Holiday / Christmas Scarves

Red Poinsettias on white.
Our long 13" x 60" satin stripe scarves are perfect to add interest to what might be an otherwise boring outfit. Even though they look thin and light weight they are actually warm. The scarves can be washed and dried and come out looking brand new. 

All our scarves are new, with the original tags - not cut tags or 2nds!  They are made in Korea and we buy them from the importer in the garment district of New York City.

Christmas trees  Tied this way is perfect under a coat or jacket to keep the neck and chest warm

Merry Christmas in several different languages I like to wear them flipped over the shoulder too, especially with a high neck blouse or shirt.

Squares with holiday designs like holly, poinsettias. This will go with so many outfits.

Holly with berries and gold colored reindeer. Very popular this year!! Same as the others but I wanted to show the detail with the closeup.
Cutey snowman and snowy trees on blue background.  We also have it with a black background. Party time scarf!!

There are over 80 different designs including all the holidays in our eBay store. Or the link is on the top right of this page.