A Private Collection in Missouri
Collecting antique Christmas since he was 8 years old, Don has the knack for displaying his prize possession beautifully. And just look at those kugels!
Old Christmas Displays
A 5 ft antique German feather tree in a magnificent German folk art stand.
You can't really see the actual trunk fitting, but it is a paper mache mountain with trees
and tiny village houses on it and is attached to the fence base.
It is filled with the owners most favorite and oldest vintage/antique ornaments.
From the 1930's, a RARE 4 ft PINK feather tree decorated with vintage/antique ornaments
in bright colors. In the background a vintage Santa doll dressed in pink.
I have never put my kugels on a tree, they would be lost in the mix.
I like to hang mine in a wall cubby with fishing line from cup hooks.
The mantle is covered in holiday greenery over florists foam blocks.
I used wooden dowel rods inserted into the foam to place each vintage Christmas tree topper,
45 in all, to make a stunning and colorful display.
A 4 ft two toned feather tree displays my collection of vintage clip-on,
glass bird ornaments.
At the base, an antique German twig fence with putz and nativity figures
This is one of my favorite feather trees.
I purchased it at a yard sale for
the unheard of price of $1.
It is 18" tall and lighted.
A 30" vintage two-toned feather tree in a vintage white picket fence
folk-art stand. In the fence is a collection of German foil wrapped chocolate
candy store samples of angels and santas.
10 ft vintage ornament tree is filled with hundreds of ornaments and surrounded
by vintage toys. Friends ask "Do you think you have enough Christmas?"
And of course, as most Christmas collectors will agree,
my answer is "I can never have enough Christmas!"