One of my most favorite times of the year has finally arrived! As I write this post this morning, it is a chilly 40 degrees outside, the leaves are falling and the morning light is just now peaking out of the horizon.
I will soon begin my Halloween decorating but wanted to share a really wonderful find with you that actually translates to a couple of holidays. I have mentioned Dresden Christmas ornaments before in my posts. The wonderful owl pictured above is another example of this incredible German craft. Again, made around 1910 in Germany, this guy is about 3" tall and has a silk bag in the bottom to hold a piece of candy. Realistically painted over pressed cardboard, he features detailed tallons and glass eyes.
I love this type of collectible as I am able to use him not only for Christmas, as originally intended, but for the Fall season and the Halloween holiday. Here I have shown him sitting on a stack of antique books but for Halloween, I will display him under an antique Victorian dome among other vintage Halloween items on the dining room mantel. I will share a photo of that with you later! Enjoy!