Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Final 2014 Holiday Blog Sale!

 Christmas Cradle (orn) - 42

No need to wait for Santa to climb down the chimney.  These merry holiday pieces are ready to immediately make their your way to your home just in time for Christmas!
   We wish you all a spectacular holiday!! 
Hope you enjoy. :-)  

As usual, this blog sale offers first dibs on our new spun cotton one-of-kind figures. If you see something(s) you love, just email us at crystalandben@vintagebycrystal.com and we'll let you know if they're still available. First come first served! we'll update item status in this post as often as we can to make it easier for you to know what's available. Items often get scooped up quickly, so make your selection as swiftly as you can, you can always add available pieces to your order later.  Also feel free to include second choices in case your first choice is unavailable, but make sure you label them "second choice".  Click on photos to enlarge.
  
Shipping is $3.50 for one item and $1 per additional item up to $6.50, then additional pieces are free.  All paid orders will ship out immediately via first class mail and should arrive within a few days.  If you prefer 1-3 day priority shipping, please let us know (there will be an additional $3 charge).  We send Paypal invoices via email unless you specify that you'd rather pay via check. And of course email us if you have any questions! 
Happy Shopping!

Snowy Man (orn) - 38
 Berry Berry Xmas (orn on large vintage cotton berry) - 38

Goat Rider (orn - silver glass glitter on reverse) - SOLD
Swan Rider (orn - silver glass glitter on reverse) - 42
Clara (orn) - SOLD
Tara Bell (orn) - 38

Star Sisters (orn) - 55
Silent Night (orn) - SOLD

Secret Santa - 32
Tree Chopper - SOLD

Toadstool Tyke (orn) - SOLD
Mushroom Nicki (orn) - SOLD

Jumping Jenny (orn) - 30
The Real Santa (orn) - 30

Woodsy Santa (orn) - SOLD
Happy Santa (orn) - 30

Gingi (orn) - 30
The Decorator (orn) - 30

Father Snowflake (orn) - SOLD 
Snowflake Angel (orn) - SOLD

Holiday Rocket Girl (orn) - SOLD
Cardinal Claus (orn) - 36

Silver Bell Cat (orn) - 38
Golden Lion (orn) - 38

Little Woodland Nest - 45
Goosefeather Tree (with cotton watte base and white plaster berries 7.5" tall) - 48

Polar Kitty (orn) - 30
Flying Penguin (orn) - 30


Sammy Snow - SOLD
Peter Powder - SOLD

Santa Surprise (Vintage Crepe Nut Cup - Orn) - SOLD

Miss Maggie - SOLD
Christmas Bear - 30

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Holiday Blogsale Announcement!

 
  The elves and I are making new cotton treasures
That will bring you great joy and barrels of pleasure
 Each piece will be packed with holiday cheer
They'll make a festive display for this time of year
We hope you'll join us, it's the last of the season
And right before Christmas! Can there be a better reason?

New one-of-a-kind pieces will be available for purchase on:
Wednesday, December 17th - here, the blog - 11:00am EST  

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Thursday, December 11, 2014

SOWA Holiday Market This Weekend!

http://www.sowaholidaymarket.net/
Christmas is right around the corner!  Which means one of our very favorite holiday shows is drawing near!!  This weekend is the SOWA Holiday Market!  We are bursting with excitement to return to Boston for one fabulous and magical weekend.

Come say hi with a seasons greeting!  We'd love to see you. :)
 And don't forget to bring some holiday cheer!   

 SOWA Holiday Market
December 13th & 14th - Sat:11am - 6pm Sun:11am - 5pm
Benjamin Franklin Institute
41 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA 02116

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Check us out at Anthropologie!

http://vintagebycrystal.com/pages/video.html?ref=si_shop

I have shopped and admired and been so incredibly inspired by all things Anthropologie for many years now and we are so so incredibly thrilled and honored to have had the opportunity to work with the amazing people at Anthropologie to create a collection of ornaments for their stores.  We designed 6 characters with an arctic theme: Eskimos riding a snow leopard and narwhal, a snow bunny, a ball balancing seal, a squid couple and squirrel couple (ok ok...the squirrels are more woodland than arctic, but who's really paying attention, right?).  About 8 months ago I made one of each and sent them to Anthro headquarters, where they then worked with people in India to hand make thousands of them for the 175+ stores world wide.  I've never much liked the idea of my work being reproduced, but knowing how much Anthropologie cares about the artists and the producers it works with, it was an easy decision to say yes!  The finished pieces have a wonderfully primitive charm and it was so exciting to see them in person. 

And what's more...they made an incredible stop motion animation starring our designs.  Click here to see it on our website or Click here to see it on their website.  It's brilliant and so well done...you HAVE to watch it!

I love the catalog photography...it makes me want to buy them myself so I can put them in my own little snowy wonderland!

 Or log cabin wonderland...
 Eskimo on snow leopard.

This is the display at Anthro in Manhattan on W 16th. 

Olive found them charming too I think. 

I have to admit...it's kinda pretty awesome to see my logo and signature there...

Fuzzy and cute and waiting for homes!

They'll always have eachother. 

He's in a blizzard!! 

Anthropologie will always be one of the most inspiring places to visit for me (one of my favorite compliments is when people come to visit me and say that my house reminds them of Anthro!) and I'm so happy to have been a part of their holiday season this year!!  :) 

Thursday, December 4, 2014

BUST Holiday Craftacular Brooklyn This Weekend!

http://bust.com/new-york/bust-holiday-craftacular-brooklyn.html

It's always such a pleasure to be in Brooklyn this time of year.  This weekend we will be marching in like wooden soldiers to the BUST Magazine Holiday Craftacular at the Brooklyn Expo Center.  We are overjoyed by the anticipation of being surrounded by so many wonderful handmade inspirations.  
You'll want to check out this amazing show!       

December 6th and 7th - 11am - 7pm
Brooklyn Expo Center
79 Franklin Street, Greenpoint Brooklyn, NY,11222



Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Holiday Blog Sale!

Sleigh Ride Santa - 125

With one big snowstorm under our belt, we know Christmas is right around the corner!  We personally are extra excited about Christmas this year because it's Olive's first real Christmas!  Last year she was only a few days old, but this year we're going to Grandma's where she'll be neck deep in wrapping paper, eating mashed potatoes & green bean casserole and just having a ball with the rest of us.  

This year I've been working non-stop on smile inducing treats for young and old alike and we hope you'll snatch up something that you or a loved one will adore!  Santas are always a hit, so I made plenty to choose from.  There are also figures "hanging out" atop vintage glass ornaments, angels ready to watch over you, children wishing good tidings...and lots more!  

As usual, this blog sale offers first dibs on our new spun cotton one-of-kind figures. If you see something(s) you love, just email us at crystalandben@vintagebycrystal.com and we'll let you know if they're still available. First come first served! we'll update item status in this post as often as we can to make it easier for you to know what's available. Items often get scooped up quickly, so make your selection as swiftly as you can, you can always add available pieces to your order later.  Also feel free to include second choices in case your first choice is unavailable, but make sure you label them "second choice".  Click on photos to enlarge.
  
Shipping is $3.50 for one item and $1 per additional item up to $6.50, then additional pieces are free.  All paid orders will ship out immediately via first class mail and should arrive within a few days.  If you prefer 1-3 day priority shipping, please let us know (there will be an additional $3 charge).  We send Paypal invoices via email unless you specify that you'd rather pay via check. And of course email us if you have any questions! 
Happy Shopping! 

Madam Kennington - SOLD
Mr. Snowman - SOLD

Polly Pine - SOLD
Little Shell Wreath Boy - 35

Yule Tide Tim (orn) - SOLD
Manger Mark (silver glass glittered backside orn) - SOLD

Twinkle Toe (orn) - SOLD
Tree Trim Angel (orn) - SOLD

Snowball Thrower (orn) - SOLD
Christmas Kitty (orn) - SOLD

Polar Bear Rider (orn/figure) - SOLD
Xmas Surprise (orn/figure) - SOLD

Mrs. Claus - SOLD
Mr. Claus - 38

Holiday Miracle (LARGE - vintage celluloid deer w/red rhinestone eyes) - SOLD
Golden Deer Santa (LARGE) - SOLD

Ms. Liza - SOLD
Ms. Bell - SOLD

Mr. Giver - SOLD
Merry Mildred - SOLD

Nora Northstar - SOLD
Jolly Jessie - SOLD

Saint Nick (w/real feather tree sprig) - SOLD
Kris Kringle - 30

Rudy Red - SOLD
Pine Cone Penny - SOLD

Frozen Fran - SOLD
Winter Green Santa - SOLD

Skiing Child (orn/figure) - SOLD
Skiing Noel (orn/figure) - SOLD

Bundled Bill (orn) - SOLD
Golden Duo (vintage metal cone orn) - SOLD

Father Christmas Wreath (orn) - SOLD
Snowflake Santa (orn) - SOLD

Little Bobby (orn) - SOLD
Flying Angel (orn) - SOLD

Ms. Elfy (orn) - SOLD
Victorian Era Santa (orn) - SOLD

Jump Rope June (orn) - SOLD
Goodie Gumdrop (orn) - SOLD
Suzi Lu (orn) - SOLD

Mr. Joseph (orn) - 32
Mr. Angel (orn) - SOLD

Ms. Marley (orn) - SOLD
Ms. Snow Rocket (orn) - SOLD
Ms. Icy (orn) - SOLD

Ms. Norma (orn) - SOLD
 Classic Claus (orn) - 38

Funny Clown (orn) - SOLD
  Arrow Carol (orn) - SOLD