December 6, 2013

My Christmas toadstool and gnome collection

I've shared this picture before.  It's one of my favorite Christmas pictures of my little sister and myself. 

If you look very closely in the picture, you can see that my sister and I are playing with Christmas gnomes. 
Perhaps this explains my continued obsession with toadstools, Christmas gnomes and German elves.
So wonderfully festive and magical.

Little houses made from toadstools.  What fun!  
There really is a feather tree underneath all the ornaments.  
Merry Christmas and Happy Weekend! 
PS. I f you haven't signed up for my Christmas miniature room box give-away, there's still time. 

19 comments:

Blessed Serendipity said...

Well you and your sister are cutie pa-tooties and your gnome collection is super sweet. It looks so cute all together especially with the mushrooms.

xo Danielle

Margaret said...

And what cozy little houses they make! How sweet would it be to live in a toadstool! Love your feathertree. I havent seen such a large collection of christmas gnomes. They are fabulous! Sweet photo of you and your sissy! Happy weekend!

Lynne said...

Wow . . . another great collection, with long time memories too,

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

Very cute, lovin' the little guy standing on the stump! Happy Weekend:@)

vivian said...

what a wonderful collection and tree! and that picture of you and your sister is priceless. I dont have any pictures from christmas's when I was little. I guess my parents werent big picture takers. I have my girlfriends funeral this morning and then I'll be maybe doing a little bit of shopping and then home to decorate my tree!
have a great weekend my friend
xoxo
vivian

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Love your photo, and those sweet gnomes, and toadstools. Those polka dots make them so adorable. Yup, had to look hard to see the cute feather tree. :)

Jodee said...

Oh my word! That picture is soooo cute! What a fantastic collection!

Hope you have a great weekend!

craftyles said...

There is something magical about toadstools and gnomes and elves. That picture of you and your sis is adorable. Love your toadstool tree!

NanaDiana said...

Oh- I love it. I think you and your sister are just adorable! xo Diana

La Vie Quotidienne said...

What a darling picture. I can well understand your fascination with these little creatures, they are so cute and you have a fabulous collection.

Lutka And Co. said...

What a cute collection of toadstools! And the photo of you and your sister is adorable!

vintage grey said...

Darling photo of you and your sister!! And, I just love your gnome and toadstool tree! So sweet! Happy weekend! xo Heather

Nellie said...

What a cute picture from your childhood! Everything looks really "Christmasy." Well, however the word is spelled. You know what I mean.:-)
xo Nellie

Sandy McClay said...

Kim,
I agree, they are so festive! Anything that reminds us of good times as children can't be all bad...I am glad you have found so many to enjoy!

Jboo said...

Awww --you and your sister are adorable!! Love those little gnomes and toadstools!

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

What a darling picture of you and your sister! :) Your gnome collection is so cute too, and I love all the mushrooms too, it makes for such a cute tree!!! :) xo Holly

Jill said...

Your post is full of vintage Christmas, love it!

Corey Moortgat said...

OH, I love the new header photo! How cute to have a little tricycle for the little boy-I've never thought of that! And I love this gnome/toadstool tree! I have a weakness for the little german gnomes as well- when I did some weeding out of my vintage Christmas collection, the gnomes were one set that I definitely held onto. I used to draw countless pictures of toadstools turned into houses for mice, so I guess that relates as well!

BucksCountyFolkArt said...

Ah, the innocent times of Christmas gnomes. Now, all they want is the computer! No thank you, you're still getting toys if I can help it!
Dontcha sometimes wish you could just go back in time and enjoy all your old toys? And SAVE them knowing they'd be collectible and worth money?!!