Vintage Christmas & More
Thrift stores here have had Christmas stuff out since Halloween, but most of what I’ve seen has been newer stuff.
Not that there’s anything wrong with that, except I’m a girl who loves finding vintage Christmas treasures.
They just remind me of a time when everything was simpler, including Christmas.
But I’m happy to say that this week I lucked out and found a few fabulous Christmas things.
Actually more than a few.
I’ve always loved these sweet little vintage wooden Christmas ornaments. I have a bunch of them already.
But when the price is just two dollars for a sandwich bag full who can resist?
Certainly not me.
I don’t have that much will power. They’re going to jump into my thrift store basket every time.
And another thing that I have a weakness for is handmade beaded ornaments.
They’re so pretty and sparkly., and it really doesn’t matter than they’re made of plastic.
It’s just all about the bling.
I’ve always wanted to try this craft, but just have never gotten around to it… so I’m enjoying the fruits of someone else’s craftiness for just 25 cents a piece.
I don’t find vintage bottle brush items around here very often, and this star and wreath were a great find for 50 cents each.
That pinky kind of strawberry red is a really awesome color.
The 8″ star is missing whatever decorative stuff there once was in the center area, but I think that’s an easy fix.
Something I do see often at this time of the year is hand crocheted Christmas potholders, like this $1 set of four.
For someone who knows what they’re doing these can probably be made rather quickly.
But for someone like me who has no clue how to crochet, these are always a great find,
They really don’t have to be used as potholders, they’re so fun and colorful that they also make great decorative accessories for the season.
And now for something completely different
This rather fern-like $3 metal candle holder was a fun and rather unexpected find for this time of the year.
Check out those leaves!
This piece is just begging to be in my garden next summer, just like this candle holder garden art flower.
My Favorite Find of the Week
Whenever I find a really great vintage baking piece of any kind I jump for joy, like this vintage beauty.
It’s about 6 1/2″ across and 3 1/2″ tall, and boy does it has patina.
My research tells me that it’s a vintage acorn baking pan or jello mold.
I guess it’s kind of shaped like an acorn.
Especially when you see it with the lid on.
Isn’t it amazing?
And it only cost me $2.
The lady at the thrift store told me that I got a great deal, and she was definitely right.
So baking pan or jello mold? Or Both?
Thanks so much for reading, and until next time…