The smell of fresh pine needles, the beauty of twinkling lights, creamy-sweet eggnog, vibrant packages trimmed with satin bows — these are just a few of our best Christmas memories. Bring back those cozy, age-old feelings of Christmas nostalgia with these fun, affordable vintage items, available right here at Miles Kimball. What better way to enjoy the holiday than to feel like a kid again?
This adorable set of figurines is likely to make you flash back to the original 1964 television production, “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.” Remember Rudolph and his friends: Sam the Snowman, Donner the Reindeer (and Mrs. Donner), Yukon Cornelius and Clarice the Doe? And of course, don’t leave out the Abominable Snowman and Hermey the Elf/dentist.
Each figurine in this sturdy reindeer set is authentically detailed and specially decorated with a Christmas bell around its neck. The trio makes a charming adornment for a table, mantel, windowsill, or alongside other retro holiday décor.
In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, ornaments made from tin, inspired by mechanical toys being manufactured in Germany at that time, became popular. Brightly colored via lithograph, these ornaments were miniature works of art. In fond remembrance of this historical Christmas ornament style, our fire engine ornament is crafted from tin and detailed in brilliant color. Even more fun are the spinning wheels and moving ladder. Complete the vintage effect with other tin ornaments, including our Tin Bi-Plane Ornament and Tin Locomotive Ornament.
The Christmas tree is the most traditional holiday icon, and this special ceramic tree is distinctively inspired by holiday décor from the 1960s and ‘70s. Maybe you even painted and kiln-fired a tree like this yourself a few decades ago. Brightly lit by multicolored, battery-operated mini-lights, this Christmas tree doesn’t drop needles. It stands beautifully anywhere in your home, shining with color for hours on two AA batteries. Timer-operated, the tree will sparkle without your worrying about “on/off” or electric cords and outlets.
Our retro candolier lights instantly bring a warm Christmas glow to your home. A delightful addition to any holiday theme, they add a touch of calm inspiration through their steadfast radiating beams. Detailed right down to the “wax” drip, the candolier lights are perfect for a mantel. Better yet, purchase several and place them in the front windows of your home, to bring holiday cheer to all who pass by. C7 bulbs are included and are replaceable with any color C7 bulb.
What could be more “vintage” than Coca Cola, which has been quenching thirsts and tickling tongues for over 125 years? This challenging, 1000-piece puzzle will provide your holiday guests and family members with hours of entertainment. Watch the festive images of Santa with children, elves, gifts, a toy train — and bottles of Coca Cola, naturally — emerge as the pieces are correctly placed. The completed puzzle makes a cheery tabletop display during the holidays. Just don’t bump into the table, because you’ll have to start all over again.
In 1930, the Addis Brush Company fashioned the first artificial, green-dyed, bottle-brush Christmas tree. The Addis tree was one of the earliest forms of artificial trees. Twenty years later, they patented their “silver pine” bottle brush tree. Hearkening back to these times, our 14” diameter bottle brush wreath is flocked in white and embellished with gleaming, multicolored mini-ornaments. Pretty and festive, this retro-style Christmas decoration is fun and unique, carrying with it a bit of holiday history.
This drop-style table cover, constructed of heavy-gauge vinyl, is adorned with retro Christmas images — traditional green trees and white snowflakes against a red-and-white gingham background. Remember decorating Christmas cookies on a tablecloth like this? Of course, since the vinyl surface is easy to wipe clean. Plus, the reverse side is lined with soft polyester that won’t scratch your table. Enjoy holiday meals on this table cover, while imagining yourself back in your grandma’s kitchen.
Carrying the vintage style into your Christmas cards, the Merry Mason Jar Christmas card is inspired by the wonder of snow globes. The cards are die-cut in the shape of a mason jar, and decorated with the scene of an old-time automobile transporting a Christmas pine through the snow. The artwork extends to the back of the card, and the set comes with coordinating envelopes. Even better, this unforgettable greeting can be individualized with the names of your friends and family.
Like Christmas itself, vintage décor never goes out of style. Start your collection now and enjoy adding to it over the years of holidays to come. Both you and your home during this special season will become known as true “classics.”