Every Year I've always Encouraged our Children when they were Young, and now our G-Kids, to go through their possessions to Donate to Charity around Christmastime. And we still had our Donate Boxes ready for anything not Hand-Made, Vintage or Collectible.
I totally 'Get' that the Serious Toy Collectors want everything in Original Packaging if at all possible... but in our Family we've always used our Collections and Vintage or Antique Items in our Daily Lives and Enjoyed them that way. We use the "Good Stuff" and don't wanna just look at it or use it for only Special Occassions... every Day IS a Special Occassion for us!
And we're thinking about all our Decor that has the Hues of Christmas apparent in them... particularly Love my Jadeite Kitchenware at Christmastime...
And please come to the Beautiful Holiday Blog Party full of Nostalgic Memories and Sharing over at my Blog Friend Cindy's MY ROMANTIC HOME, but be sure to bring your Kleenex as many of the Memories and Stories are Sentimental and Heartfelt, Revealing those Intimate Details that make the Holidays absolutely Priceless in the Lives of those Sharing their Beautiful Stories!
Merry Christmas from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian