Welcome, festive friends to our “The Best 10 Tips for Christmas Head Vase Collecting Magic.” guide. This treasure trove of expert advice will guide you through the enchanting world of vintage Christmas head vases, manufactures to look for like Relpo, Napco, Lefton, Inarco, secrets when shopping to help you build a stunning collection that exudes holiday charm and nostalgic delight.
Whether you’re a seasoned collector or just starting out, these tips will equip you with the knowledge and inspiration you need to make your collection sparkle with festive cheer. So, put on your Santa hat, and let’s dive into the magical realm of Christmas head vase collecting!
As a long-time follower of my blog, you’re aware of my passion for vintage mid-century kitsch, particularly vintage Christmas items! My collection of vintage Christmas head vases and planters began with a charming 1950s Rubens skater girl (pictured above) wearing a vibrant red outfit, gold antlers, and a sleigh full of gifts on candy cane runners. Likely crafted in Japan, where most ceramics were produced, this captivating planter sparked my ever-growing collection.
I know, but I just can’t help myself. If you’ve been reading my blog and following me for sometime then you know, I am obsessed – addicted to vintage kitschy mid-century goodies but, I am especially crazy4 vintage Christmas!!
My collection of vintage Christmas decorations and figurines is getting a little out-of-hand but, when I find a gorgeous vintage item, I just have to have it even if that means ending up with multiples. So, that means I have to free up some space and have some incredible lovely ladies available for you!! These are vintage 1950s Christmas head vases made by Napco, Inarco, and Rubens. My favorite is the vintage Inarco glamorous lady with her beautiful red bonnet hat decorated with green holly and tied with a polkadot bow, she has the most amazing eyelashes too! I also adore the vintage Rubens planter headvase of a pretty little girl wearing her red reindeer skating outfit complete with gold antlers and she stands next to her candy cane sled loaded with holidays presents… what a treasure!! These gorgeous gals have so much vintage charm and will surely make a nice addition to your holiday decorating and collection. You will love these!!
Vintage Christmas Headvases available in my Ebay and Etsystores along with lots of retro, kitschy and mid-century collectibles and decoration.
Head vases were made in a variety of designs in the 1950s -1960s. But it was the elegant, fashion-model look AKA – ‘Glamour Girl’ that quickly became among the most popular. These head vases have hand-painted features, 3-dimensional thick black eyelashes, ruby red lips, fancy hats, pearl necklaces and matching earrings, painted fingernails, or gloved hands, and hands that would frame one side of the face. Sizes can range from approx. 3 ¾” inches to 8” inches tall.
Glamorous movie stars and fashion models inspired many of the designs of the era; Jackie O, Lucile Ball, and Marilyn Monroe all had head vases modeled after their likeness. There are also Christmas themed vases that feature pretty ladies and girls in holiday splendor with lots of red and green colors and decorated with poinsettias and holly berries.
Prices: Currently head vases can be purchased for $50-$300+ and they can be found on Ebay, Etsy, Rubylane, at antique shops and markets.
I wanted to share some vintage Easter collectibles from the 1950s-1960s. No, these items you see pictured here are not part of my collection…yet, but they are so cute and charming that I am seriously considering starting a collection of these vintage cuties. Many of the items pictured are made by the ceramic manufacturers of the time like Holt Howard, Napco, Lefton, Relpo, Relco, Inarco, Norcrest, Reubens and more. Vintage collectibles like these can be found today online on eBay, Etsy, and Rubylane as well as antique and collectible shops for $25+ and the Holt Howard, Napco and Lefton items will be priced between $35-$125+. Do you have a vintage Easter collection? I would love to hear about your collection and see your pics too. Hope you all have a happy and safe Easter!!
I am really into vintage Christmas candy cane collectibles this year. Decorations by Holt Howard, Lefton, Napco, Tilso, Ucagco, Inarco, Norcrest and more! These vintage Christmas cuties have so much vintage charm…..you just don’t find that in today’s mass produced items. Many of these items can be found at our Ebay and Etsy stores
I am loving these cute vintage Christmas figurines that have a “candy cane” theme. Many of these are made in Japan by the great manufacturers of the era like Napco, Norcrest, Lefton Wales, Inarco, Kriess, Holt Howard, Relco, Replo, Ucago, and Commadore. These vintage candy cane themed figurines and decorations are increasing in value each year and a couple years ago you could pick them up for $25-$40 dollars and today they can go over $200, especially the Lefton Christmas kids riding on a candy cane. Keeping my eyes open for one!!