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SALE Vintage CHRISTMAS Box,Yes, Virginia there IS a Santa Claus, Look what he left! Vintage Embellished Box Key Bells Trinkets Seals

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SPECIAL Sale for Christmas, was $30.00 now $22.50, save 25%. Created with all vintage components.
*****************************The Story, the INSPIRATION*******************************************
A lovely wooden TREASURE box. It's old and there are signs it has traveled the world as it has a few scraps and dings, some spots where the paint is worn off. It was LEFT BEHIND by Santa Claus himself during his Christmas Eve visit. And it has one of his vintage MAGIC KEYS that only works for him and he can open all the doors of houses that don't have chimneys! It has to be HIS key because there is old brass replica of him with reindeer pulling his sleigh. There are also vintage brass & silver toned jingle bells. When they jingle, it sounds like he used to sound when I would go shopping with momma and I would HEAR HIM COMING in the dept store! Did he leave a surprise inside for me?
All vintage components, assembled by me, so I'm listing it in vintage to capture all lovers of Christmas past! And for those who need a little help believing in St. Nick! I have dated this to the 1950s as the average vintage age of the items with some being older, some younger.
The top is lined with vintage choir boy Christmas paper, in deco colors of red & black on cream and the words to "Silent Night". I see two old Christmas seals stuck on the inside. I guess the reason that his picture on the box is from an early 1900s postcard image & the seals inside are mid century is because he has been around a long time! There is also a very old brass Merry Christmas trinket stamping as well as a Christmas tree with children dancing around it that go inside box. (See them with key chain in photo 4.) I bet all of these are remnants of things he & his elves used to wrap their gifts as they travel around the world. If I was a child, I would like to pull out those trinkets every Christmas and play with them!
And you know how in the story "The Night Before Christmas" it says..."the stump of his pipe he held tight in his teeth and the SMOKE IT ENCIRCLED his head like a wreath.." ? Well, he's smoking his pipe on the old postcard image and this box is an old wooden cigar box. It has a slight good old smell of a mixture of tobacco and coffee. I guess he has to do something to stay awake all night!
**********************************The DETAILS & IDEAS************************************************
Wouldn't this be FUN? Start a tradition and leave it out every Christmas eve for Santa to leave a surprise in! Or just sit it as part of a tablescape or beside a guest/child's bed for Christmas.
Box measures 7 " long by 4 5/8 wide by 3 1/2" tall. It is a nice heavier weight, not the light weight wood of many cigar boxes. The bell & santa embellished key chain is 6" long. The key & all components of the key chain are vintage. The box is more recent vintage and all embellisments you see are from the mid century & some earlier. The cream, gold, & red writing and seals that occur naturally on the cigar box pair well with the hues of the vintage front image. The key chain is separate from the box & can be displayed on top, beside it, or separately. Vintage brown/cream baker's twine holds the old bells and santa/sleigh brass stamping on. The White glittery bell has a few missing slats in it's side but is still very sturdy. This is what happens when you fly thru the frigid air winter after winter.
Last photo was taken with flash so inside of box appears lighter than it is. Original Christmas paper is aged to a wonderful yellow cream patina.
Note that the key is not for this box as there is no lock on box. It is the one Santa uses Christmas eve. (:
All pieces of this creation are vintage. Only the top image is a copy of an original early 1900s postcard from my collection. The vintage cigar box is wooden & I have aged & distressed it.
To see other items you can use to make a memory or start a tradition with your family/child, just search "Christmas tradtion" in my shop. You might want to also search "Christmas store" to read in some of the listings of how I do a vintage Christmas general store vignette in my antique secretary desk every Christmas. Such NOSTALGIA, sure to take your stress down a few notches!


Shipping is for mainland U.S. and will include tracking. Convo for Alaska, Hawaii, or outside U.S. I do my best to discount shipping for multiple purchases. Since I have such a wide range of items in SeaSeaRider, I can't have discount listed automatically on the chart. Convo for rate with zip or check out if you don't want to wait, knowing I will do my best to save & refund if items can be shipped together.
If you love the beach/sea/shells/tropical, SeaSeaRider had a wide array of vintage items as well as some original art of mine, in a variety of items from Sea Jewels, Mixed Media painting, weathered Sea Shingle signs & my Original Sea Mail bottles. I also have some other themed offerings like bird & botanical prints. SeaSeaRider features art bookplates, books, wooden letterpress, vintage Christmas & Valentine cards & decor. Just acquired some more old & awesome letterpress with a chocolate blackish patina, YUM!
Come SEA!
Thanks for being here!
SPECIAL Sale for Christmas, was $30.00 now $22.50, save 25%. Created with all vintage components.
*****************************The Story, the INSPIRATION*******************************************
A lovely wooden TREASURE box. It's old and there are signs it has traveled the world as it has a few scraps and dings, some spots where the paint is worn off. It was LEFT BEHIND by Santa Claus himself during his Christmas Eve visit. And it has one of his vintage MAGIC KEYS that only works for him and he can open all the doors of houses that don't have chimneys! It has to be HIS key because there is old brass replica of him with reindeer pulling his sleigh. There are also vintage brass & silver toned jingle bells. When they jingle, it sounds like he used to sound when I would go shopping with momma and I would HEAR HIM COMING in the dept store! Did he leave a surprise inside for me?
All vintage components, assembled by me, so I'm listing it in vintage to capture all lovers of Christmas past! And for those who need a little help believing in St. Nick! I have dated this to the 1950s as the average vintage age of the items with some being older, some younger.
The top is lined with vintage choir boy Christmas paper, in deco colors of red & black on cream and the words to "Silent Night". I see two old Christmas seals stuck on the inside. I guess the reason that his picture on the box is from an early 1900s postcard image & the seals inside are mid century is because he has been around a long time! There is also a very old brass Merry Christmas trinket stamping as well as a Christmas tree with children dancing around it that go inside box. (See them with key chain in photo 4.) I bet all of these are remnants of things he & his elves used to wrap their gifts as they travel around the world. If I was a child, I would like to pull out those trinkets every Christmas and play with them!
And you know how in the story "The Night Before Christmas" it says..."the stump of his pipe he held tight in his teeth and the SMOKE IT ENCIRCLED his head like a wreath.." ? Well, he's smoking his pipe on the old postcard image and this box is an old wooden cigar box. It has a slight good old smell of a mixture of tobacco and coffee. I guess he has to do something to stay awake all night!
**********************************The DETAILS & IDEAS************************************************
Wouldn't this be FUN? Start a tradition and leave it out every Christmas eve for Santa to leave a surprise in! Or just sit it as part of a tablescape or beside a guest/child's bed for Christmas.
Box measures 7 " long by 4 5/8 wide by 3 1/2" tall. It is a nice heavier weight, not the light weight wood of many cigar boxes. The bell & santa embellished key chain is 6" long. The key & all components of the key chain are vintage. The box is more recent vintage and all embellisments you see are from the mid century & some earlier. The cream, gold, & red writing and seals that occur naturally on the cigar box pair well with the hues of the vintage front image. The key chain is separate from the box & can be displayed on top, beside it, or separately. Vintage brown/cream baker's twine holds the old bells and santa/sleigh brass stamping on. The White glittery bell has a few missing slats in it's side but is still very sturdy. This is what happens when you fly thru the frigid air winter after winter.
Last photo was taken with flash so inside of box appears lighter than it is. Original Christmas paper is aged to a wonderful yellow cream patina.
Note that the key is not for this box as there is no lock on box. It is the one Santa uses Christmas eve. (:
All pieces of this creation are vintage. Only the top image is a copy of an original early 1900s postcard from my collection. The vintage cigar box is wooden & I have aged & distressed it.
To see other items you can use to make a memory or start a tradition with your family/child, just search "Christmas tradtion" in my shop. You might want to also search "Christmas store" to read in some of the listings of how I do a vintage Christmas general store vignette in my antique secretary desk every Christmas. Such NOSTALGIA, sure to take your stress down a few notches!


Shipping is for mainland U.S. and will include tracking. Convo for Alaska, Hawaii, or outside U.S. I do my best to discount shipping for multiple purchases. Since I have such a wide range of items in SeaSeaRider, I can't have discount listed automatically on the chart. Convo for rate with zip or check out if you don't want to wait, knowing I will do my best to save & refund if items can be shipped together.
If you love the beach/sea/shells/tropical, SeaSeaRider had a wide array of vintage items as well as some original art of mine, in a variety of items from Sea Jewels, Mixed Media painting, weathered Sea Shingle signs & my Original Sea Mail bottles. I also have some other themed offerings like bird & botanical prints. SeaSeaRider features art bookplates, books, wooden letterpress, vintage Christmas & Valentine cards & decor. Just acquired some more old & awesome letterpress with a chocolate blackish patina, YUM!
Come SEA!
Thanks for being here!

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Reviewed by midlandcritters
5 out of 5 stars
Feb 18, 2018
Items arrived in timely manner and packing was outstanding! Good job!
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Reviewed by Renluv
5 out of 5 stars
Feb 17, 2018
Big beautiful book in excellent condition, great seller, very fast shipping, highly recommend
PRISTINE Lore of Ships 1986 Navy Linen Style Hard Cover More than 1,550 Illustrations Kinds Equipment Diagrams Flags Sails, for SEA LOVER

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SALE Vintage CHRISTMAS Box,Yes, Virginia there IS a Santa Claus, Look what he left! Vintage Embellished Box Key Bells Trinkets Seals

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  • Vintage item from the 1950s
  • Materials: vintage key, vintage brass stampings, vintage twine, vintage wooden box, vintage seals, vintage glitter bell, matte gel, vintage Christmas wrapping paper, vintage jingle bells, paper
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