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The Vintage Vertigo Team ~ An Etsy Team Spirit Finalist

23 November 2014

'Twas The Night Before....



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








The


 were hung by the chimney with care,














In hopes that


 soon would be there!




The


 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...
Now...









So up to the housetop the coursers they flew
With the

 SLEIGH FULL OF TOYS

 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

CHERRY!


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

 WREATH.




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



ELF

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

 STOCKINGS


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

SLEIGH 


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...


"HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO ALL AND TO ALL A GOOD NIGHT!







13 comments:

CraveCute said...

Oh my! What can I say, it's simply an adorable post! What magical vintage lovelies you've found to go with the poem! Thanks so much for including my Christmas Album piano songbook! ~ Diane

PS Simply Vintage said...

This is Fantastic!!! I loved reading the story and seeing the pictures!

SO creative!!!

Mary said...

Absolutely love your rendition of this story and all the Vintage finds to go along with it!
Thanks!

wonderdiva said...

Adorable vintage Christmas goodies! Love it... retro Christmas is the best! Thank you!

Josee Guindon said...

Very impressive! Nicely done and thank you for including my reindeer ornaments too :)

Leigh Blake said...

Oh my - what a wonderful story and all the lovely vintage affordable and adorable items from some of the great shops at Vintage Vertigo.

Dave and Gail......you do a fabulous job with our team blog.

Just love it......

EarthLites R said...

This is so adorable! I love the items you chose to go along with the Christmas story! Beautiful Gifts!

Danielle said...

What a fun idea! Nice work! Thank you!

SnapshotsThroughTime said...

What a wonderful idea and arrangement!
Thank you so much for including my vintage Santa mugs!

Anonymous said...

Love the incorporation of v2 finds into this classic tale

Mrs. R

Rescued in Time, LLC said...

Oh wow, I love that little mouse! Too cute and such a clever post!

Team Vintage Vertigo said...

Thanks to all for your wonderful comments and Wishing you all Christmas Sales from Team Vintage Vertigo!!

Anonymous said...

This is really lovely Dave! What wonderful items our team mates have their shops stocked with.

Thank you for making me a part of this thoughtful and meaningful celebration.


Dottie