Wow - last Sunday I was lucky to be invited along to a special Christmas house tour.
Jill invited me through her friend, Mary Ann - Thank you so much ladies! This was not open to the public, but to members of The Golden Glow, a national club of vintage Christmas collectors.
People who know me or have come to my house know I love all things Christmas. This group, however, is on a whole new level! We toured 3 out of the 5 homes in NJ. Most houses had 10 tress or so and other displays - it was Christmas Heaven.
Pretty, pretty pointesettia quilt. I'd love to have one of these.
Look who is attending this event, it's Christopher Radko. That was a nice surprise.
All of the following photos were taken at one home. I can not give you his name or location, except to say rural NJ, on 3 beautiful acres. He is also master gardener and collects vintage Easter and Halloween decorations and items.
He is a serious collector, with the means to indulge. In this custom built addition he has thousands of items on display. They are all in like new condition. Ebay, anyone?
On the shelf are salt and peppers, and the bottom portion is filled with vinatage boxed Christmas cards.
Me (well my ponytail) and Christopher, I'm a sucker for a celebrity sighting.
In the dining a lovely PINK feather tree. A collection of painted turkeys are flocked on the lower shelves.
This is a real white feather tree and is covered with plastic icicles. I have some of these thanks to my friend Susan McD. Many me of them glow in the dark.
A tree in the sun room -
Spinning silver tree with 40's and 50's ornaments and the spinning color wheel - of course :)
I hope you enjoyed this Christmas tour, I loved it!