Saturday, January 7, 2012

When the Kings Come

Christmas Day has past, but Christmas isn't over until the kings come.









Anyone out there have these guys?  Or am I an isolated entity? 

My kings stand 14" tall.  I believe they are from the 60's.  They were my grandmother's and I know they were purchaased at a church bazaar.  The heads are manufactured, but the bodies are wooden, the arms and hands painted papier mache, and the garments sewn.  My mother has a matching set and so does my aunt.  Everyone was snatching them up.









Back then, there were many Christmas crafters, just as there are now.  I've seen these heads in other places, on ebay and such, but I have not seen Magi as handsome as mine.

A very merry vintage epiphany!

I will be sharing this week at


11 comments:

ImSoVintage said...

These are wonderful. I have never seen any like them before.
Laura

Tina said...

Beautiful! I don't have the three kings with my nativity..because they weren't there at the time. But, I do like your idea...

Shelia said...

Those are some very handsome kings! No, I've never seen these before but would love to have some. Yours are such a treasure coming from your family1
Thanks for popping in to see me and I hope you'll come back sometimes.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Helen's Decor said...

Andrea, I've never had the kings either. How nice that you have the ones your grandmother enjoyed. Thanks for visiting me today.

Happy New Year, Helen

Jann Olson said...

Hi Andrea, I don't know anyone who has this set, yet somehow I know I've seen them before. They are wonderful, especially since they once belonged to your grandmother. I remember how they had those church bazaars. Have a wonderful '2012'!
Jann

Terrie said...

How lovely the keepsakes from loved one. They're treasures from the family.

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Hello! This is my first visit to your blog. My friend Helen suggested that I visit. I really like some of your projects so I'm following you now!

Cheree @ The Morning Latte said...

Hello, I've been enjoying your blog and wanted to let you know I've awarded you the Liebster Award on my latest post: http://livelylatte.blogspot.com/2012/01/liebster-blog-award-winners.html
Happy Sunday!

Vanessa said...

Hi, Andrea

I do the same. I am taking down my tree today. I always wait after the three kings day. Thanks for stopping by www.homesweetbutterfly.com. Appreciate it. Have a great week.

Vanessa

Myric said...

They might be old but they are well taken care of! Thanks for stopping by at my blog. I think the desire to write is still somewhere in your heart :)
It is very nice to meet you :) I'm a new follower.

xoxo
Myric

thistlewoodfarm said...

Happy Epiphany. Your kings look like they are ready to welcome baby Jesus! BTW....I wanted to invite you to stop by my blog. We are having an "impossibility" challenge for 2012!

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