Yep…it’s that time of year again, when I pull out all my beautiful tiny and a few broken wooden ornaments that I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE collecting. If you have been a regular follower of mine then you have seen my yearly posts on my wooden ornaments I buy throughout the year. It is an out of control obsession of mine. They are tiny so they don’t take up a lot room.
My post from 2017 even includes a story about our house burning down for Easter, the local news station and my cousin’s non obsession for clowns. It’s a long read though, which I am afraid this years will also be because you guys…this was an excellent year for collecting vintage wooden ornaments. I found a ton this year. It was a good year.
Okay, lets get started then….
Most of these ornaments were purchased in one huge bag during July. It was a gold mine of colorful ornaments. Best of all, I didn’t have any in my collection already, so these were all new pieces to me. No repeats this year. Sometimes I will run across repeats but I still collect them because eventually I want to split this collection up and give them to both my adult children some day. I found this little barn in one bag. Look at the little wreath. I especially like any ornaments with tiny details like this.
I could never figure out what this one was in the photo down below. Is it a little boy pig?, some strange alien from another planet?, or just someone’s silly imagination?.
This one is more modern. A cute little squirrel.
I usually come across at least one musical instrument a year, but mostly they are drums. Love the folk art feel of this one with the hand painted flowers all over it.
This to me is a rare one. A little mouse sitting on a spool of thread holding a needle and some fabric. It reminds me of one of Cinderella’s little helpers.
I love little angels. Hey, have any of you noticed there are not as many angel decorations in this years holiday decor in the stores?. I walk around in some of these big department stores and all over their shelves are gnomes, woodland animals, and Santas. It’s the year of The Santa it seems. I like my garden gnomes and I have always had a few Swedish gnomes around but where are the angels?. I am going to do an angel DIY project for you all to make up for that. I better get to work on that.
This was so sweet. A little grandma holding a bowl with her eyes closed. I like to think she is so proud of the meal she made and loves feeding it to her family. It’s like she can’t wait to see if they enjoy it.
Sometimes I will come across some broken pieces like this wooden toy box.
And this drum box with a tiny bottle top tree. I still add them to my collection because you never know when another broken piece will show up that I can add to this piece to complete it. I did warn you all I was out of control with this fun obsession of mine.
This little girl holding a tiny baskets has polka dots all over her dress, which was an added bonus because I also love anything with polka dots. I use polka dots in a lot of my crafts. I think Dandelion B has the boy that goes with this girl. I am so happy someone else is now starting their own collection of these fun little ornaments. I really enjoyed reading what she found all the way over in Canada.
This is another rare piece for me. Most of my toy solder pieces aren’t holding guns.
I found this rocking horse with separate little ears. Another rare one in my collection.
A Santa with a tree. Poor thing is missing some eyes. Maybe I will paint some in later. I feel like Santa’s little helpers with some of these ornaments.
A rocking cat in a circle. Wait, is this a cat? What the heck is it?
A little red train.
This carousel with three little angels.
Another one I don’t have in my collection is this snowman on a shooting star. Where do they come up with these ideas. It seems like there are always different pieces every time I come across these tiny treasures.
A Santa in a balloon, a plain wooden sled with a child in a big black winter top hat, and a tray full of heart cookies.
This was another one of those unusual pieces. A stick reindeer. I had a horse like this when I was little. They still sale these in some stores but they are hard to find in the big department stores though.
Okay, I did warn you all that this year’s post was a long one. I found so many this year. I even added a couple handmade pieces to my collection. Only rule to this collection is that the pieces are wooden. I try that is. There might be a few faux wood resin pieces that sneak their way in.
When I pulled this one out of my thrift bag I thought it looked a little scary. It reminds of a horror movie I watched back in the 80’s of a movie that was made in the 70’s I think. This woman brings home a doll from the museum and tries to clean it up I think…can’t remember. Well the doll from Africa ends up in the oven when she is trying to destroy it and it explodes into tiny pieces everywhere.
My daughter saw it and started laughing when I asked her if she thought it looked scary. I don’t like the scary and she said no but it does look like Kylo Ren from Star Wars.
These two were just like the pig boy up above. I couldn’t tell you what they were. They do have cute little noses, even if they are broken up a bit. Two little twins sitting together.
Then I found a pair of houses with hearts on their roofs.
These are just a few of my favorites I bought this year. Santa’s, little angels with paper wings, teddy bears, bells and many more.
Happy collecting adventures everyone. I hope you all start your own collections now that you seen how much fun it is. Have a beautiful Sunday where ever you are in the world.
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