Vintage Santa

The great thing about Vintage Santa is that he is comprised of several cultures. Father Christmas, Saint Nicholas, Kris Kringle and more are all part of the composition of  Santa Claus.  New York's Clement Clarke Moore's 1822 poem "An Account of a visit from St Nicholas" helped shape the image of the rooftop jumping gift giver we know of today.

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Vintage Santa Collecting

Collecting vintage Santa is really broad. With so many types,  you can narrow a collection of vintage Santa down into so many different categories. There are a TON of possibilities!

Antique Santa

100 years or older Santa Claus.  So prior to 1916.  What could you hunt for? Postcards, ornaments, figures and store display.

Spun cotton vintage Santa.

Antique spun cotton Santa at Vintage Garage chicago. Holiday Market is the 3rd Sunday in November
Spun Cotton Santa

German Santa

Santa made in Germany was popular in the early 1900's and the craftsmanship and artisans who created them were second to none. Paper mache was a popular material. Delicate blown glass ornaments, candy containers and so much more. Collecting Christmas antiques or vintage made in Germany is a solid investment.

Vintage Garage Chicago Holiday Market. Collecting Vintage Santa.
Vintage Clip on Santa Christmas Ornament

Santa vintage Ornaments

From glass ornaments to cloth or narrow it down by era or both!  You could collect Santa made with a pinecone.   How about 1960's modernist ornaments?  There are actually pretty tough to find and I always pick up Midcentury when I can. How about felt Santa ornaments?  I think you get the picture.  Possibilities are endless.

Collecting vintage Santa. Mid Century Santa ornaments

Santa Ceramics

Santa mugs are everywhere.  Excellent collection is a must.  Some are cold painted over the pottery others are colored under the glaze.  Mid century sets of pitchers and Santa mugs are my favorite.

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Vintage Santa Mugs at the Vintage Garage Chicago Holiday Market
Vintage Santa Mugs at Vintage Garage Chicago Holiday Market in November.

The holidays are coming fast!,

Melissa 🙂

PS - My favorite website about collecting Christmas is The Golden Glow.  They know so much and are so passionate, check them out. AND---

Check out our Vintage Garage Holiday Market coming in November! 

Vintage Garage Chicago flea market, located Uptown.

The 2016 Vintage Garage Flea Market schedule dates are April 17, May 15, June 19, July 17, August 21, September 18, and October 16. There will be 100 vendors offering cool vintage and antique pieces every 3rd Sunday, April to October. Vintage Garage is located at 5051 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL 60640. Hours are 10:00 am to 5:00 pm with a $5 admission. Official website is www.vintagegaragechicago.com

Vintage Garage Chicago, 5051 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL 60640, United States (US) - Phone: 312-505-6373 Secondary phone: 8475799079 Email: hey@vintagegaragechicago.com

Vintage Garage Chicago is a Chicago flea market on the 3rd Sunday of the month.
Vintage Garage Chicago is a Chicago flea market on the 3rd Sunday of the month.
Vintage Garage Chicago Flea Market Vintage Clothing and shopping. July is all about vintage fashion!
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