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30 November 2014

The Christmas Rose

On a cold December night, everybody was coming to see their new Savior and brought Him all kinds of gifts and presents. The three Wise Men came in with their valuable gifts of myrrh, frankincense and gold and offered them to...

At that point, a

 who had seen the wise men passing through, reached the door of the stable, to see the Child. However, being very poor and having brought nothing to offer to the child.

she felt helpless and started weeping quietly at the sight of all the wonderful gifts that the

 had got for the child.

Earlier, she had searched, in vain, for

 all over the countryside but there was not even a single bloom to be found in the bitter winter.

outside the door was watching over her and knew about her fruitless search. He took pity on her and, when he saw her head drooped down in sorrow, decided to help her with a little miracle. She gently brushed aside the snow at her feet and where her tears had fallen, sprang a beautiful cluster of waxen

 with pink tipped petals.

Then the

 softly whispered into the shepherdess's ear that these Christmas roses are far more valuable than any myrrh, frankincense or gold, for they are pure and made of love. 

The maiden was pleasantly surprised when she heard those words and joyfully gathered the flowers and offered them to the Holy Infant, who, seeing that the gift was reared with tears of love, smiled at her with gratitude and satisfaction.  It came to symbolize hope, love and all that is wonderful in this season, thus .....

The Christmas Rose

23 November 2014

'Twas The Night Before....

Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a ....


 were hung by the chimney with care,

In hopes that

 soon would be there!


 were nestled all snug in their beds;
While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads.

Mamma in her

and I in my cap,
Had just settled down for a long winter's nap.

When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from my bed to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.
The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow,
Gave a lustre of midday to objects below,
When what to my wondering eyes did appear,
but a miniature

With a little old driver so lively and quick
I knew in a moment he must be

More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,
And he whistled, and shouted, and called out their names...

So up to the housetop the coursers they flew
With the


 and St. Nicholas too!

He was dressed all in fur from his head to his foot,
and his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot.
A bundle of toys he had flung on his back,
and he looked like a peddler just opening his pack.
His eyes—how they twinkled! his dimples, how Merry!
His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a


His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,
And the beard on his chin was as white as the snow;
The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth,
And the smoke, it encircled his head like a


He had a broad face and a little round belly
That shook when he laughed, like a bowl full of jelly.
He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old


And I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself.
A wink of his eye and a twist of his head,
soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread.
He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
And filled all the


then turned with a jerk.

 laying his finger aside of his nose,
And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose;
He sprang to his


to his team gave a whistle,
and away they all flew like the down of a thistle,
but I heard him exclaim, as he flew out of sight...


18 November 2014

Christmas Gift Ideas

Featured here are some faved Vintage Christmas gift ideas.  Hope you enjoy and please stop by to browse these wonderful sellers and their awesome shops.   Tis the season for great gifts like these..

offered up here from

Toys and Games are a sure hit for the vintage collector or enthusiast.  Here from

is this sweet 

Imagine displaying these Gorgeous

in your new remodeld kitchen


This groovy pair of 

sets the tone for that Retro kitchen in 2015!  Find it at


Waterford Lismore Goldwine Glass Set



Vintage books like this

1930 Dream Days

are a great Christmas gift idea and can be found at


The Sci-Fi buff is sure to love and enjoy reading this extraterrestrial encounter of

Defiant Agents

offered by


Don't forget that vintage Holiday Decor like this box of

ShinyBrite Holiday Ornaments

found at


Bake-Up some creative Cookies in Fashion wearing this lovely

Girls Vintage Christmas Apron

waiting for you at


Beautiful and highly detailed miniatures like this

for the serious Adult collector sold at

And for the Child collector, this lovely

Sewing Cabinet Chest

Is sure to bring a smile!  Listed by


Find all these wonderful gifts and thousands more by visiting any of the over 400  Team Vintage Vertigo Members shops!