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« on: December 06, 2006 08:43:48 AM »

I wanted to post these ornaments and Christmas Kitch.  They were all made by my mom for me, in the late 1970's.

The Wizard of Oz gang:
Dorothy, Scarecrow, TinMan, and Lion
Aren't they AWESOME?
Made from felt, stuffing, beads, sequins, thread, and embroidery.

A few others:

Santa Teddy, Gingerbread house, and 2 Stockings.  Lots of hand embroidery on these. The little one is crocheted or knit, and you can put things in both of them.  The Gingerbread house is fully 3-D, and is made on plastic canvas.

And, lastly, a Santa Candy Jar.  This one is not an ornament (it's about 10inches tall) and you take his 'hat'/sock off and fill it with peppermints! He was made in the 70's as well, by my late Grandmother, so he's quite sentimental.

I could easily tell you how to make him if anyone is interested, he's fabulously cheesy and kitchy! He's just felt, a pompom nose, a hurricane shaped glass jar, and a red sock!

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« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2006 08:59:50 AM »

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j222/originalyouth/70sornaments004.jpg
I could easily tell you how to make him if anyone is interested, he's fabulously cheesy and kitchy! He's just felt, a pompom nose, a hurricane shaped glass jar, and a red sock!
First of all, as a fellow child of the 70's I gotta say I love these & they remind me of Christmases "back in the day"
Second, I'm totally possessed of the idea of knocking off your granny's Santa, and I bet I could (instead of a hurricane shaped jar, which might be hard to come by) use a cat food/tuna can base (quite a 70's craft trick, anyway) with a standard hurricane lamp replacement shade (watch out Farm & Fleet - I'm on my way!); also I have some lone socks that need a purpose in life (I knit & suffer from Second Sock Syndrome)...
Oh, I'll be making at LEAST one of these  Grin
Thanks so much for sharing & Merry Christmas to you & yours.

p.s. Why am I so parenthetical today? Must be the cofffffeeeeeee

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« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2006 09:10:46 AM »

So glad you like him!  He IS adorable.
Yeah, I'm not quite sure what kind of vase it is...but it is hurricane shaped, with an open top and closed bottom.  It's actually an unusual shape, I can't say I have seen another one around lately.  I asked my mom, but she doesn't know either.  Sorry!
Just a hurricane (cover the bottom with felt, or a tuna fish or cat food can) should work.

Post pics if you make one, I'd love to see!
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« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2006 09:24:05 AM »

I love the Wizard of Oz ornaments
so jealous!
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« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2006 11:15:52 AM »

THOSE WIZARD OF OZ ORNAMENTS ARE THE ABSOLUTE BEST.  YOUR MOM ROCKS!
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« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2006 11:21:11 AM »

Yes.. The Wizard of Oz ones are so utterly fantastic.  They all are very special!
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« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2006 11:39:35 AM »

I have the exact same set of Wizard the Oz ornaments - my husband's grandmother made them!  I wonder if they were in a magazine or something during the 70s. 
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« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2006 11:53:00 AM »

I have the exact same set of Wizard the Oz ornaments - my husband's grandmother made them!  I wonder if they were in a magazine or something during the 70s. 

How cool!  Yes, they were probably a kit or something, somewhere around 1976-1980 (they aren't dated).  I'll call my mom after she gets off of work to get the scoop.
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« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2006 05:44:21 PM »

Instead of using a hurricane shaped jar you could maybe use a white xmas light bublb
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« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2006 06:04:25 PM »

If you want to make it a candy jar, it needs to be big.  Smiley

My mom said it WAS a kit.  Don't you wish you could find one now???  They are adorable!
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