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Who Created the First Nativity Scene?

The first nativity scene is attributed to St. Francis of Assisi in 1223 in Greccio, Italy, in an attempt to place the emphasis of Christmas upon the worship of Christ rather than upon secular materialism and gift giving.  The nativity scene created … Continue reading

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Snowbabies Guest Collection & Accessories Retirement List

Photo Item Number Item Name Introduced Retail Price 4020350 Raggedy Ann and Me Ornament January, 2011 $25.00 4020351 Cinderella April, 2010 $16.50 4020352 Snow White April, 2010 $16.50 4020353 Belle April, 2010 $16.50 4020354 Ariel April, 2010 $16.50 4020365 Sleeping … Continue reading

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Snowbabies SnowDream Retirement List

Photo Item Number Item Name Introduced Retail Price 4018443 Fly Me to the Moon Ornament $15.50 4019935 Christmas Dreams $65.00 4019940 Man in the Moon Ornament $10.00 4019948 I’m Ready to Fly $27.50 4019949 Add a Little Sparkle $27.50 4019951 … Continue reading

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Elves & Pixies

I listed some knee huggers and pixies this week and thought it time to recognize them for the collectibles that they have become. Few makers had the special touch that the Japanese did in the late 50’s, 60’s and early … Continue reading

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Dept 56 “New England Village” 2012 Retirements and Introductions

Here are the End of Season Retirements and the New Introductions of 2012 for Christmas in the City January 2012 Introductions 4025269 “Chesapeake Bay Light” $95.00 4025270 “New Britain Vestry Church” $80.00 4025271 “Plainfield Sign Co.” $90.00 4025272 “A Salty … Continue reading

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Dept 56 “Christmas In The City” 2012 Retirements & Introductions

Here are the End of Season Retirements and the New Introductions of 2012 for Christmas in the City January 2012 Introductions 4025241 “Murphy’s Irish Pub” $85.00 4025242 “The Fox Theatre” $120.00 4025243 “Wakefield Books” $70.00 4025244 “Rachael’s Candy Shop” $70.00 … Continue reading

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Dept 56 Alpine Village Retirements and Introductions for 2012

Here are the End of Season Retirements and the New Introductions of 2012 for Alpine Village January 2012 Introductions 4025235 “Reit Train Station” $100.00 4025236 “Basel Cheese Shop” $90.00 “4025237 “Rhineland Wine Tavern” $90.00 4025238 “Just in Time To Celebrate” … Continue reading

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Christmas Trends 2012

Evem though I sell mostly vintage Christmas items, I always find it interesting to see what the current trends are for next Christmas season. I’ve posted a new pinterest board on Christmas Trends and am recapping what I found in … Continue reading

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Listed 1.5.11

Ornaments,Lights,Santa Today! Buy It Now Link to My eBay Store for immediate purchase. Want more ornaments? Check out my website, www.fromgrandmastree.com

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Easter Eggs

My series on the “Journey to Easter…Symbols and Traditions” continues. The egg has long been a symbol of new life, and all around the world Christians eat eggs at Easter. Some refrain from eating eggs during Lent so it is … Continue reading

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