Photos by Catie Beatty
A traditional feast for the eyes, we’ve always found ourselves drawn to budding collections of Christmas ornaments, especially if collected over time. Years of memorable moments and quirky homemade pieces offer a glimpse, like a snow globe, back into the past of perfect memories and warming traditions during the holiday season, a feeling seldom captured by plastic fillers or ornate additions that make the tree look great, but not personal.
The treasures found in the boxed collections sold at Fleur d’Elise are just the finishing touches any tree might need this season for that wholesome, well-worn but never forgotten feeling around your home. Store owner and style blogger Catie Beatty has collected Christmas miniatures for years, and from these trinkets found in thrift stores and estate sales, she’s decided to share them with shoppers this season. Each set is filled with, mind the twine, miniatures dated from the 60’s to the 90’s, and are curated based on different crafts or themes, like a nativity scene or for making snow globes. Among the vintage clothing and her handmade cards and home decor, you’ll find that having yourself a piece of the past from Catie’s collection in these miniatures just might be the missing touch of sentimental tidings to make your Most Wonderful Time of the Year unforgettable.
Vintage Christmas Miniatures Set, $28 each at ShopFleurElise.etsy.com