'Antique Christmas' at the Taft Museum of Art Gives New Life to Vintage Toys, Trees and Holiday China

Each year, the museum decorates for the holidays like it's the 19th-century

Nov 14, 2018 at 10:02 am
click to enlarge "Antique Christmas" at the Taft - Photo: Taft Museum of Art
Photo: Taft Museum of Art
"Antique Christmas" at the Taft

The Taft Museum of Art gets into the holiday spirit with its annual display of antique ornaments, toys and decor. The historic former home will transform with festive garlands, comical 19th-century holiday-themed prints and a dining room set for a feast.

Wander the rooms of the museum to see displays of antique German paper nativity scenes and small wooden toys, a historic feather tree with glass fruit ornaments, turn-of-the-century holiday china and other trees “bedecked with fairy figures, Japanese Santas, early wax ornaments and angels.”

The exhibit of vintage collectibles changes every year, so what’s old is new again this Antique Christmas.

Through Jan. 6, 2019. $12 adult door; $10 adult advance; $10 senior door; $8 senior advance; free for members and 18 and under; free admission for all on Sunday. Taft Museum of Art, 316 Pike St., Downtown, taftmuseum.org.