Thursday, November 7, 2013

Christmas Music Box

The world of miniatures fascinates and music boxes tingle the heart.

Put them both together and you have a winner.

At a yard sale, my eagle eyes spotted a small wooden box with glass on top.

Lifting the cover momentarily took my breath away.

Two horses pulling people rode around a lighted Christmas tree, the size of half your baby finger!

A teeny tiny lighted house (shown to the right)  was part of the scene, too, as well as an "itsy bitsy" snowman, bridge,  people and so on. You get the drift.

All the while as the miniature scene enfolded before one's eyes, the box played "Deck the Halls."

The music box was set on small, knobs for "feet" and one was missing. Consequently, the price  was a mere $2.99.

Brand new, I'm sure this piece went for a lot more so I was kind of glad the foot was missing!

 (Hubs could easily replace it!)

Recently, the music box came down from a window sill in my home office so I could show it to my baby granddaughter.

She loved it, too, and wanted to pick up the teeny horses in her tiny fingers!

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Lucy said...

Sweet Susan,You are not only quick to see a sweet deal, you are also quick at spreading cheer and that is how I feel EVERY time I visit you. Hugs...

Jensamom23 said...

My oldest daughter has a large collection of music boxes. Love them! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

diane.stetson said...

I have music boxes from Germany, Italy, Switzerland, The USA, and Mexico. I love music boxes and have several around the house. My grandsons love to play them when they visit me too! I'd love the Christmas one you have!

Chatty Crone said...

I have had music boxes but I can't think of where I put them. I did give one to Andy for his 5th grade graduation -

There are nothing like the one your bought - but it was so pretty!!!! And I have to tell you I bet your grand daughter will LOVE it.


Terra said...

This music box is adorable with the horses and snow, and such a bargain price.

Joyce Olson said...

This is so very precious and what a keepsake! Wow, Susan this is a treasure!

Hindustanka said...

Absolutely cute music box! I have never had one, but I had (still have) a rotating musical Angel, she plays that Christmas carol I cannot let you listen to now. My all time favorite toy!

Linda O'Connell said...

What a FIND! This is a darling music box. I'm sure that baby girl loves it.

marianne said...

What a deal on the sweet Christmas music box. I bet your grandaughter was fascinated by it.

I have a Christmas music box that features 3 little bears decorating a tall tree to the tune of "Deck the Halls". It is such fun to unwrap it every December and put it on display; just like seeing and hearing an old friend.

I will most definitely introduce my little grandaughter to it this Christmas season; her first! I'll have to teach her the song also, as she seems to really enjoy music.

Hey, that's a gift idea; a music box for baby's first Christmas!

Nellie said...

What a find, Susan! We have no music boxes here, though I'd dearly love to have one.

Marta said...

Hello from Spain: I have a small collection of music boxes. I like a lot. My favorites are the Christmas scenes. Your box music is beautiful. Keep in touch

Ruth Kelly said...

I have one that hangs on the Christmas tree.

Lady Linda said...

WOW WOW WOW WOW!!! I am in love with this music box. The cutest holiday treat! What a great find. I love music boxes. I have an old one in my tea room that I adore. You crank the handle and you have to put these metal round disc on it to play the different tunes. My grandbaby loves it.
Have missed your blogs dear friend....maybe I can get back on track. I have been saying that all fall and it just hasn't happened. Life is busy, but life is good and I feel so blessed.

gena said...

Hi Susan!
Thank you for visiting the House on Lavender Hill! I'm so glad you popped over. What a lovely Christmas Music Box - that is just my kind of thing!

I'm your newest follower and am looking forward to perusing your sweet blog!


Journeyin' Lady... said...

What a sweet music box AND what a deal you got! I only have one music "box" It's actually not a box but an angel that my Mom gave me years ago. I love having it out at Christmastime.
My sister-in-law has a huge collection and keeps them in a special glass-door cabinet!

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Hi Susan,
So very cute! Glad you spotted it and got it!

Bookie said...

I love your music box...a great little treasure for you and the little one to share.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

This is so pretty! I have one or two myself!
Thanks for your very kind words ...
Yes, i have started to decorate for Christmas. I have to when i get the chance. Things will look different this year because of our downstairs remodel.....


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