When my husband built the new kitchen addition, he added this pretty built-in knick-knack shelf. The mirror in the back doubles my collection but can make it hard to get a photo.
I love cute vintage Christmas figurines. The shiny red and white catches my eye the minute I enter the store. Most of my little figures were from thrift stores. Some have chips and dings...but that doesn't matter to me...it's the cuteness that attracts me. I love turning the item over to find the "made in Japan" sticker. It used to signify something cheap, but to me it says "vintage" usually pre-60's. "Cheap" is the crappy resin that is being used today.
The one that started it all...
The cute little girl on the right is the very first figure I ever bought. I've had her for at least 20 years. She's not too small...about 7" tall. Most of my collection are Inarco, Napco, Joseph, Lefton, Holt Howard...to name a few.