Posted at 8:32 am , on August 7, 2009
I love tin ornaments, so imagine my excitement to find Aaron’s Tin Toy Arcade! They have a variety of reproduction tin toys, as well as ornaments. I bought several, and then looking through their website realized I already owned one, a streetcar purchased from a retailer.
One of my favorites of the new batch is the Ferris wheel. It even turns!
Posted at 8:00 am , on January 19, 2009
“Squeak Skater” by Christorpher Radko. Purchased this year from Stebbins Anderson.
Posted at 8:00 am , on January 18, 2009
A Vaillancourt Santa, part of their “12 Days of Christmas” set. This one is “Three French Hens.”
Posted at 8:00 am , on January 15, 2009
“Angel of the Christmas Toys” by Debbee Thibault. Purchased from Neiman Marcus this year.
Posted at 8:00 am , on January 13, 2009
“Keith’s Christmas” by Patricia Breen. Features designs inspired by the artist Keith Harring. Purchased from Gumps this year in San Francisco.
Posted at 8:05 am , on January 2, 2009
A vintage mouse from Italy. Purchased on Ebay this year.
Posted at 8:48 am , on December 11, 2008
Just flown in from Transylvania – “The Count” by David Strand. Purchased this year from the Glass Pheasant in San Francisco.
Posted at 8:50 am , on December 10, 2008
This handsome fellow is “Le Gascon du Roi,” a limited edition ornament purchased directly from De Carlini in Italy. The design and detail are impressive and this ornament is quickly now one of my favorites.
Posted at 9:57 am , on December 1, 2008
In honor of World AIDS Day, here is “Quilt N’ Claus” by Christopher Radko. It features a red ribbon as part of the design, and part of the proceeds from this ornament goes to AIDS-related charities. It is the 2008 edition of a series going back to 1993.
Posted at 11:23 am , on November 23, 2008
One of my new favorites: this “Russian Santa” by Reed and Barton. He is beautiful – with glitter and crystals no less. Very regal, very wonderful!