GRASS VALLEY, Calif. November 13, 2017 – Hand-painted globes, blown glass from Poland and porcelain-faced angels are among the vintage Christmas ornaments that will be sold during a rummage sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily, Nov. 19 through 26, at Peace Lutheran Church in Grass Valley.
African-American carolers, owls, cranes, windmills, churches, nutcrackers, snowmen, pine cones, fruit and a frog – all glass and hand-painted – are among the Christmas tree ornaments in the collection. Candy-cane lawn ornaments, brand-new lights in their boxes, nutcracker dolls, a hand-crafted door wreath and 2-foot-tall Santas also will be offered. Specialty items include four Faberge-style ornaments; original boxes included.
“Some of these were on the family tree during my childhood, so they’re from the 1950s and ‘60s,” said Peace member Thomas Guzman. His aim to downsize sparked the rummage sale.
Other Peace members also are contributing their gently used decorations. More than 500 items will be offered, many for just $1. The sale will be closed on Thanksgiving Day.
Proceeds benefit the Peace Organ Fund. Earlier this year, Peace launched a campaign to raise money to buy a combination digital-pipe organ for its sanctuary.