July 17, 2013

Getting a jump start on Christmas...

Last week, Chris came home with a set of vintage Christmas elves from a recent estate sale and I promised a video of them in action.

With a little tender loving care, he got all the motors working again and the elves are busy with Christmas production.  I added the sound effects in the video for Josie's sake.  They really are very quiet (and rather slow) workers.  

Because they are hand painted, we won't put them outdoors in December.   They will probably go on top of the landing above the stairwell.

We'll have to find a new home for the sleigh.  Merry Christmas in July!

15 comments:

vivian said...

love them! its a good thing santa isnt counting on them for help making toys! lol!! they're moving at a snails pace! they will look great where the sleigh is.
stay cool!
xoxo
vivian

vintage grey said...

They are so neat Kim and yay for Chris getting them all to run again!! Happy sweet day to you! xo Heather

Ivy and Elephants said...

What cuties! They bring Christmas to life! Great finds.
Hugs,
Patti

chris mckinley said...

What a special find!! And three cheers for Chris, for getting these in working order! Can't wait to see how you display them....can you believe Christmas is only 5 months away?

Lynne said...

What a great find that was! Very ingenious the creator!!!
Merry July preparations . . .

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

Yeah for Chris' workshop!! Silent Night in July makes me so happy!! Gimbels watch out, there is a new shop in town!

laurie -magpie ethel said...

Hopefully those elves will start their Christmas crafting now as they are rather slow...but cute! Nice touch with the holiday music and bells.

Nellie said...

How neat, Kim! What pleasure they will bring to your family! xo Nellie

Jboo said...

Oh my -- so cute!! Is it time to start shopping? :)

Courtney said...

They are adorable. You are so lucky to have a handy husband.

NanaDiana said...

Aren't they cute!?! I think they must have to work year round to get a FEW things made. They work at about the same pace as one of the gals I used to work with! lol Your hubby worked wonders with them...and how fun to have something like that. They are surely one of a kind! xo Diana

Patti said...

These guys are great! How fun for your girls this Christmas. High 5 to hubs for a job well done!

Corey Moortgat said...

Those elves are fantastic!! What wonderful finds!

Cheryl G. said...

Those are so cute!
I find them so charming and think about the person that made them!
By the way, I LOVE your flower boxes! Beautiful!

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Such a very unique and awesome find! They are soo cool! Glad he was able to get them working!! How fun! Hope you have a wonderful day, and stay cool! xo Holly