Thursday, 10 December 2009

Vintage Thingies 49 - Tonttu

Today's Advent calendar picture is a vintage Christmas ornament. This tonttu elf is double sided, printed on cardboard, and with a jingle to decorate his long red peaked cap.


      

The style of this drawing reminds me of Swedish  Christmas cards by Jenny Nyström, but it is not signed. The clogs make me believe the tonttu is from Sweden. Here they wear felt boots.

     

Remember to go to Suzanne's blog and visit all the lovely places with vintage thingies on Thursdays!

15 comments:

  1. He is so unique! Thanks for sharing!
    Living it up at Lakewood,
    Cindy

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  2. He certainly look full of personality and mischief! I absolutely love the clogs. I have only one pair right now but I'm always on the hunt for more. They have to be stylish and comfy!

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  3. That's a cute elf. Thanks for explaining the difference in footwear.

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  4. What a funny character! He'd be fun to have on your Christmas tree.

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  5. Elve's funny little thingy's

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  6. Your elf is just adorable no matter where he came from. How cute!

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  7. Interesting about the clogs and boots. I probably would not have not have noticed without you pointing it out.

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  8. That little guy sure looks full of mischief. Fun fact about the clogs.

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  9. What a gorgeous Tonttu. I love hearing about these regional differences too. I wonder why Irish elves are always pictured in green and are far less helpful with a puckish side to their nature?

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  10. THis is very cute!!! Love the little face, so sweet. Happy VTT!

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  11. Cute elf. I have never seen one like him.

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  12. Very cute!

    Jocelyn
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

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