Friday, December 4, 2015

a bit of an addiction ....


About 4 years ago, I saw cute Maileg wall hanging Pixies in a Garnet Hill Christmas catalogue and pinned them to my Pinterest Jolly Ol' St. Nick board.


It took me 3 years to find a Pixy and surprisingly, it was on Amazon.


I don't know his Maileg name, but I call him Olaf and he was my "gateway" Pixy - one look at him and I had to have more.


I found a cute story here about the history of Scandinavian Pixies or Nisse.


Maileg is a Danish company so I guess my Scandinavian (Norwegian) roots are showing in my love for these little creatures.


I felt like a little girl playing with dolls as I set my pixies out this Christmas.


They like to hang around the house 


and pop up 


in unexpected places.


Magnus and Maria fit perfectly in my grandpa's rocking chair,


I didn't stop at the Pixies.


I bought the mega Santa last year


and my sister recently gave me a mini Santa.


I'm gradually adding some mice to my collection


and just discovered the adorable pigs.


A band of Maileg ornaments


snuck into Steve's kitchen the other night and he didn't even notice.


You would think that I would be content,


with all the creatures I have, 


but Wednesday I ordered one more Pixy from Maileg USA and by this afternoon, I expect to find 40" tall Henry chasing Magnus and Maria out of the rocking chair.

via

I just can't help myself - they are too cute.


What do you collect at Christmas?

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58 comments:

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

They are very cute Carol! I can see why you're smitten. I love how you surround yourself with things that you love. The older I get the less "stuff" I want sitting around unless it speaks to me. Hopefully your pixies don't "speak" to you though... LOL! Have a great weekend Carol!

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

They are very cute Carol! I can see why you're smitten. I love how you surround yourself with things that you love. The older I get the less "stuff" I want sitting around unless it speaks to me. Hopefully your pixies don't "speak" to you though... LOL! Have a great weekend Carol!

Junkchiccottage said...

Carol,
These are just adorable. You have such a sweet collection. Love Magnus and Maria and their sweet glasses. Too cute. Your new Pixy Henry will be a wonderful edition to your collection. Just adorable. I bet you just smile to see them around the house.
Kris

Michele said...

Too cute. It doesn't hurt that they all sport my favorite color of red! At Christmas the past few years I've found myself accumulating deer or all sizes, shapes and materials. Deer and the seasonal foliage, holly, evergreens and poinsettias are favorites too.

podso said...

They are so cute and you arrange them nicely.

Susie said...

I love all your cute things and how you have displayed them. But I am in love with the mouse and wagon. LOL. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

Susan said...

Such fun.

Julia (Grammy) said...
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Julia (Grammy) said...

PENGUINS, 4 or 5 years ago I decided I wanted to change aout my Victorian maroon and gold decorations to something more fun, we now have three granddaughters. So I started collecting all things Penguin. My husband says I now have enough, but every year I keep my eyes open.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

They are cute and add to your holiday spirit.

Happy Christmas Holidays ~ FlowerLady

Down by the sea said...

I love your collection, funnily enough I was looking at some Santa mice today! Sarah x

Cozy Little House said...

I don't have too much of one thing. But I really want some of those!
Brenda

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

They are so very sweet! I love the little mice too. I collect the old timey knee hugger pixies and love them so. I mentioned you on my blog today! Holiday hugs, Diane

Sam I Am...... said...

I collect gray hairs right about now! LOL! I try to make all my presents but I too fell in love with those Maileg pixies but I keep looking for a pattern as they are a bit pricey for my budget. Maybe I should treat myself to one each year like you? Yours are simply darling and it goes without saying that your decorating is superb!

Kelly said...

I adore those too! I once decorated my house for Christmas in a red and white scandinavian style and wanted those to go with it so bad. I have since moved on to a more neutral color palette, but I still love those pixies! I once saw some for sale in an antique store and thought, "where were you last year???" I'm so glad that you have increased your collection and even expanded it. I love the mice and the santa as well. Enjoy!

Stacey said...

You have a Maileg addiction and they are so cute!! I'm going to find one of these soon, I hope.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Carol, they are so cute! Every time I see them on your blog I want one but have yet to buy one. Maybe this year?? You have a great collection, do you buy them all from the Maileg website? Right now I have several winter birds with hats that make me smile!
hugs,
Linda

Laurie said...

They are definitely cute! I can see why you have to have them. I have a large Santa collection. I had to cut back on collecting them. I'm running out of room to store them.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I just ordered some Pixies! So excited. I have Norwegian roots also!! My Great Grandparents on my Grandfather's side were born in Norway!! So maybe these pixies are in my blood also.
hugs,
Linda

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Ok Carol I will blame you ha ha, I am patiently waiting for Mathias to arrive and I plan to love him and hopefully when he whispers in my ear I want a girlfriend I will indulge him. WOWl you have pixies all over your house ... Hope they are house trained. Come visit me.
xoxo,
Vera

Betty from My Irish Cottage Home said...

I love your pixies. They are all so adorable. I did collect christmas cookie tins years ago. Remember the oreo ones? Now I do not collect anything for christmas.

Home Romance said...

Hi Carol,

I'm in love with your collection!

How not to love? They are so beautiful !!!

Hugs from Brazil

Nanda

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

They are very cute and I love them, too, but don't have any. Your collection is great!

cynthia lee designs said...

Very cute pixies!! I have a little mice collection for the Christmas season.
~Cindy

Melanie said...

I can see why you'd want to collect these pixies - they are so cute! Love the mice, too.

Consider It All Joy said...

No wonder I love your collection so much, it must be MY Norwegian background. You have certainly built yourself a great collection, and they are just adorable!! Enjoy and Enjoy! Blessings, Cindy xo

Debby said...

Oh I love those elves. I have been wanting one for several years. I did find a mouse but who knows where that is right now. I will just have to go look at that catalog. Your house is full of cute elves.

Debbie Freitag said...

So adorable. So much better than Elf on a Shelf! I love collecting Analee dolls but my family hates them! Doesn't stop me though.

Carol @ The Red Painted Cottage said...

I love your collection, Carol. I have a collection of Santa's that I started years ago. I also love your Christmas pillows with the red and white lettering.

Blondie's Journal said...

How precious! I was thinking of the overused Elf On A Shelf as Debbie said...egad! Your guys are much more fun and whimsical. Good going...love them!

Jane x

Sarah said...

Carol, they are adorable and would steal my heart for certain. A friend gifted me a mini one last year, and it is hanging on our tree. Years ago while in Paris, I bought two fairies. I need to see it they are the same company. They look very familiar. I've seen the two advent calendar dolls in catalogs and have been tempted. I'm headed over to the site now. This could be dangerous. '-)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

OH CAROL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

OK, wait...let me gather myself.....

I am and always will be, a Francophile. HOWEVER, I love all things Scandinavian too! And these pixies had captured my heart a while back but seeing them ALL together in your fabulous d├ęcor makes me want to start collecting! I just love that Santa and the goose! And I see you have a few little friends in a little wagon and a bottle brush tree.....don't these little things just grab your heart? I have not seen them here (and this is a Scandinavian-heritage place, Minnesota!) but if I see any around here, I must grab one. Absolutely gorgeous color scheme with the red, the light green and that shabby white. Glorious!

ANNE said...

omigosh you do the cutest things!!! Love your little pixies! and I really love that garland where you hung the little ornaments. Think I'll be stealing that idea!!

Happy Saturday Carol!

xo

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Carol, they are an adorable addiction and you know there's always room for one more. Love how they are enjoying the holiday around your cottage. Too cute. I collect Santa's. Happy Weekend. xo

HWIT BLOGG said...

I just LOVE Maileg! Lovely pictures from you...
Have a great weekend, take care!
Titti

Rhondi said...

Love them all! I have resisted buying one because I know once I did I couldn't stop with just one!

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

Speaking from the fact that I have several obsessions I can relate to why you love these..so cute.

Kathy said...

These are just adorable! I am off to read the story now. Thank you for sharing.

bj said...

WELL....now I AM IN LUV....

Mountain Mama said...

I'm drooling over your sweet pixie collection!!!!

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

I think I might start collecting these pixies! They are absolutely adorable. I love the look and the way you have them hanging all around is just so sweet. I am a little taken with vintage elves but only have two so far!

Jen Kershner said...

Who could blame you? It's hard to resist their Scandinavian charm!

Little Vintage Cottage said...

Oh my goodness those are CUTE!

Tania

Jann Olson said...

Well, they are all just precious and I can see why you have a bit of an addiction! Love how you have displayed them Carol. I don't have a single one, but I am feeling a caving coming on. lol! But if I do, I need to get rid of something else. :) Wanted to mention, that if you are able to do any posts that fall under any of the Creating Christmas topics I'd love you to link it up. The more exposure on each other blogs the better. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann

It's me said...

What a lot of sweet maIleg you have....too sweet so Much!!!...love from me Ria ❤️❤️

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

I just love them...and you are a little girl playing, yes! :) I laughed when I got to the little mouse...so darn cute :)

Vicky Hunt said...

I first heard about these delightful little creatures right here! They are adorable so I can see whay you have become smitten with them and keep adding to your collection. They go pefectly with your style too! Enjoy them. Have a great week!

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

I just love those little pixies! I can see why you're addicted to them, because every time I see them, I can't help but smile.

I need to find myself a mouse!

Lowcarb team member said...

Wow ... now that is a lot but they look great.

All the best Jan

karen@somewhatquirky said...

Boy, you're living on the wild side letting Magnus and Maria hang out on a chair together... I'm not certain about the legend of the pixie but I'm sensing that they are just for Christmas? I would have a hard time putting them away - would be tempted to keep them out all year long. Methinks that you have a very whimsical heart.

craftyles said...

I love your addiction! I can see why you collect them. I also like how you have them displayed around the house. I've got to look for one of these. You may have enabled another persons Elf addiction!

Feral Turtle said...

I can't believe I have never heard of these being Danish. Just adorable.

Helen Philipps said...

Love all your gorgeous pixies and how you have arranged them Carol!
Helen xox

Gina said...

Oh my goodness, Carol! I had no idea you had so many pixies! I love them all. You certainly have a wonderful way of displaying them.

Sue said...

I hate it when I get behind commenting especially on your site. Seeing these cute Pixies makes me want to have them all too. I love them so much, especially the first one. This is a great collection for Christmas.

Ana said...

Oh Carol, I didn't realize how much your pixie collection had grown! They are all soooo cute. Love those little piggies.

Hugs,
❤️Ana

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

Your collection is amazing! How cute to see them everywhere in the cottage!

www.stilusessaywriting.com said...

Those pixies are really cute. They look like a great decoration for house. I think they actually suit almost everywhere. I'd really want to have such!