Christmas Decorating - A Gurley Little Christmas

♩♫♪  Have yourself a merry little Christmas
Let  your heart be light
From now on, our troubles will be out of sight  ♬♪♫  ~ Frank Sinatra

I have a little something that will help your heart be light... it's a Gurley little Christmas scene!

Christmas Gurley candle collection
Do you remember the little vintage curio cabinet I made over? If you didn't see the before of this little cabinet you'll definitely want to see that! Check it out here: Thrift Shop Upcycled Display Shelf.


I bought that curio cabinet specifically for my vintage Gurley candle collections and I've got my Christmas collection all set up in it!


On the bottom shelf is Santa Claus himself, a group of caroler girls and boys, some adorable little deer, and an angel on the moon.

I covered a couple of small boxes with wrapping paper to give some items a little lift and keep it from looking too flat.


The top shelf has my newest additions to my collection... a nativity scene! And there is a crooked little church too!


The nativity scene includes the baby Jesus, Mary, Joseph and the two cute little lambs. My mom had the two trees that she was going to sell in our space at the antique mall but I had to have them so they never made it into the booth!


There is a little angel on the very top of the cabinet too.


I sprinkled some fake snow around them and added a couple of sparkly snowflake ornaments from the Dollar Store.





I love how it turned out! I almost have too many candles for the cabinet already though!

I'm excited to change out the background of the cabinet and display my Gurley candles for each holiday!


I wrote a guide to Gurley candles if you'd like to learn more about them as well as how to clean them. Check that out here: Gurley and Tavern Candles Collectibles Guide.

Do you have any of these sweet little candles?


9 comments

  1. What a beautiful collection! .....and the perfect cabinet to display it all. I'm so envious! How long ago did you start collecting Gurley and do you still see pieces around? Did you find the Nativity scene as a set or was it acquired piece by piece? Love it all....

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  2. Jennifer WilliamsSunday, December 11, 2016

    Absolutely darling! I really love the candles and the way you've displayed them on that cute shelf. I will have to be on the lookout for some of those candles. They remind me of my childhood Christmases at my grandmother's house. :-)

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  3. Aww, thanks Jennifer! I think they bring back memories for many people. I like them because they are so small and easy to store :o)

    Tania

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  4. Thanks Linzey. Actually I've only been collecting since last year... I may or may not have went a little crazy ha ha!! You can find lots of the Gurley candles on eBay and Etsy. The nativity scene came from Etsy and even has the original box! I also sell at an antique mall so I find them there occasionally.

    Tania

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  5. What a wonderful way to display your Gurley's! This is so sweet!

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  6. Thank you Linda! This is the first year I've displayed them and every time I look at them I smile!

    Tania

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  7. It's an adorable display! The cabinet is perfect, but you're right---no more room at the inn! I suppose you could go "upstairs" and use the top of the cabinet!

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  8. Sharon Culpepper BrittWednesday, December 21, 2016

    The redone cabinet is the perfect backdrop for your collection. Your collection is so sweet. Thank you for sharing your Gurley collection with us at Vintage Charm.

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  9. Thank you Sharon! Merry Christmas!

    Tania

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