December 17, 2013

Hard at work...estate sale Christmas rescues!

Back on this July post, I shared the set of hand-painted Christmas elves that Chris rescued from a barn occupied by a raccoon family.  

Chris got all the motors working and the elves are now hard at work making toys in our living room.

The amount of labor these tiny creatures clock in is pretty astounding.

If you think about it, without the help of the elves, Santa  wouldn't be nearly as jolly.

Sending you all a little Christmas "elf" magic.

I know I could use a few more elves to help me finish up the cards, shopping, wrapping and baking.

XOXO

PS.  If you'd like to see the elves in action, here's a link to a youtube video that Chris shot this summer of his motorized elves.

28 comments:

Jboo said...

Wow! Impressive! Those elves are so cute! Way to go Chris! Josie Elf is very cute too! :)

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

I love how Josie elfed herself!!! Those mechanical elves are amazing , I am so glad they found your home!

NanaDiana said...

I remember those, Kim. Boy- They cleaned up beautifully! What fun for the kids! xo Dianaq

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I wish I was there to help...looks like lots of holiday fun at your house! Sweet hugs!

NanaDiana said...

ps. Love Josie with her little self portrait! xo Diana

Lee said...

It is wonderful! Great job, Chris!
Big estate sale on the E. Beltline Friday and Saturday. It was in the GR Press last Sunday. House is full!
HaPpY Holidays!

Donna said...

Your elves are so fun, Kim! Looks like Josie is having alot of fun enjoying your home all decked out for the holidays!

Nellie said...

I, too, could use the help of a few elves around here! Josie is precious! xo Nellie

Jodee said...

What a great find! You two are such a great team! I could use an elf too!

Hope you have a great week!

vivian said...

love those elves!!
I need a few elves to help me too.
oh my goodness... christmas is only a week away!
do you have your shopping done?
I dont!
lol
happy day
xoxo
vivian

GardenOfDaisies said...

Your house is always so fun at the holidays! :-) I love Josie's little ric-rac elf!

April said...

I love the elves Kim!!! Your home is so beautifully decorated.

Courtney said...

All your elves are cute, especially your Josie elf!

A Little Creation said...

At least the elves found them selves in a house where they will be appreciated.
Chris =]

La Vie Quotidienne said...

These are adorable, I remember when you found them. They look so cute all put together. What wonderful Christmas magic!

Lisa Sall - Sall's Country Life said...

I could use some elf magic here too!
these are adorable! I love all of your vintage Christmas! And what lucky kids to have their very own ice rink complete with warming hut! so glad I visited here tonight,a real inspiration you and your team are!! Merry Christmas.

Lutka And Co. said...

Cute elves - Josie is the cutest one of them all :)

laurie -magpie ethel said...

If the elves show up at your house to help, could you please send them my way when you are caught up. I could really use some elf magic here too.

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

The elves are cute, I could use a little help myself! Lovin' Josie's "selfie" elf too:@)

Perfectly Printed said...

Love this!! Your family will have many years of fun with these elves! They are so lucky to have joined your home!

craftyles said...

The elves remind me of the store window displays in downtown Chicago. So cute!Josie looks adorable.

donna said...

Your hubby did a great job on the sweet little elves. I loved your utube videos of the ice rink. What great memories your girls will have.
Merry Christmas
Hugs
donna

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Looks like so much holiday fun at your house!! I remember those elves, so neat!! Have a fabulous week!! xo Holly

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Love those unique mechanical elves and Josie's too. Did she make that at school or is that even more of your talent Kim? :)

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Kim,
They are so cute!! what a find!!

Thanks for the visit!!

Hugs,
Deb

Pam Kessler said...

That has got to be the best estate sale find EVER! I had forgotten they actually could move. Too fun!

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

I could use some "elves" around here. I'm feeling behind...cards still need to get out and not sure if I'll bake any cookies!
What FUN it is at your home!
Warmly,
deb

vintage grey said...

They were such an awesome find!! Love how they look inside your home! Josie's elf is the cutest! xo Heather