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Friday, March 23, 2012

Vintage Santa Mugs

After seeing these adorable Santa mug bottle brush trees on Pinterest and Etsy, I really wanted to find some Santa mugs!

Snowman Bottle Brush Tree Aqua& Pink Christmas Dream Sweet Sugared Bells glass ornaments garland Chic bottlebrush

I started looking for vintage Santa mugs.  Every time I saw them on eBay or elsewhere, they were expensive.  Seems like they are making a comeback or something.  Anyways, low and behold, I found a set of eight punch mugs at a local thrift store for the grand total of $2.99!

One way you can sort of date vintage items like these mugs is to see the stamp "Japan" on the back.  America put a halt to imports from Japan from 1939-1945 due to the war issues.  So, these mugs are either pre-war or late 40s, 50s, or 60s.  My guess would be 50s or 60s but who knows.    

Now, I just need to figure out how to turn the mugs into one of these...

Santa Bottle Brush Tree Kitsch Christmas Vintage glass ornaments garland bottlebrush KiTschy Japan

I just can't get enough of retro Christmas items no matter what time of year it is!

P.S. for those of you interested...the makers of this item has a blog and an Etsy shop.  Click here to check it out:)


1 comment:

  1. With Christmas coming faster every year- we might as well craft and thrift for Christmas all year! ♥