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A Private Collection in New Jersey

Some of us add on a family room or a bedroom to our home.
This lucky collector added on an antique Christmas room!
While most of us aren't fortunate enough to have this size of collection,
John shows us here, how to pick a theme and shop for enough similar pieces
and then how to display them, making each of these displays stunning statement.

Old Christmas Displays

Putz and bottle brush tree collection, the pink paper tree is a rare table top with original tag from Star Brite.
Decorated with early German ornaments. Putz village is surrounded by cake toppers from England

Small display case contains many unique treasures, including fairy lights, bisque Santa's from Germany and Japan.
The small feather tree on top which is partially seen contains a collection of tiny German Santa and Heart ornaments.
The bubble light cover on the top is unique; it was designed to slip over a C6 bulb.

View of the living room, which held a total of 15 trees from a large floor tree decorated with oversized
vintage ornaments to a bubble light tree decorated with wax ornaments.
The piano is covered with many German belsnickels and other vintage Santa's and Kugels.
See photo 6 for another view of the room. In all the home was decorated with 34 Christmas trees, down from 75 in 2006

Partial view of the den which was also packed with trees, the coffee table has a feather tree
with vintage cotton fruit; the glass book cases contain a collection of Gurley candles.
4 table top bubble light trees sit on the cases

Extremely Rare German Chalk Santa from the 1800's..

Another view of the living room showing the rotating silver tree decorated in striped ornaments,
the other side of the room contains 2, 3.5 foot feather trees decorated in delicate German glass ornaments.
Resting on the couch is an unusual Santa stuffed with straw, its face is a removable mask,
I believe it is French. The book cases are packed with all sorts of vintage items,
many paper items dating to the late 1800's early 20th century.

1910 Linen Santa Banner, 3 x 5 foot. Beginning next holiday season this will hang from
one of 8,16 foot high beam in a museum room addition being built onto the home.
It will be surrounded by other banners and vintage store window displays.

Wouldn't you love to have your own private Antique Christmas museum?
John can enjoy his amazing collection every day of the year. Lucky guy!