Finds of the Week #69 and Sale in my Etsy Shop

Happy Thrifty Tuesday friends!

I have been busily thrifting and have a bunch of finds to share today, and I’m having a sale in my etsy shop.  Look for info on that at the end of this post.

Now onto some Christmas finds.

vintage plastic bird light reflectors

This lot of 177 plastic bird light reflectors would be great for crafting or altered art projects.


vintage plastic bird light reflectors

This bag has mostly the larger size with a few small ones mixed in.

I’m sure these were once used on those ceramic Christmas trees that were popular back in the 70s and 80s. I have a few of these trees myself that I still put out every year.


vintage ceramic Snowman figuring

This vintage ceramic snowman figurine is marked Japan. Love the bright colours of his hat, mitts, and scarf.


vintage ceramic NOEL children figurines

These vintage kiddies with their NO and EL signs are so adorable.


vintage ceramic santa candle holder

And this vintage ceramic Santa candelabra is so fun and is marked Japan.


vintage metal car tree ornaments

This lot of metal transportation-related ornaments includes 3 cars, 2 fire trucks, and 1 train caboose. They all still have their gold thread hangers.


handmade safety pin Christmas tree

And I’ve never seen a Christmas tree like this. It’s made out of large safety pins and clear plastic beads. It would look great with a battery operated candle inside or as a funky Christmas tree topper.

To check out any of these items visit the Vintage Christmas section in my etsy shop.

Now, onto some finds that are not Christmas related.


Raggedy Ann and Andy Bookends

These Raggedy Ann and Andy ceramic bookends are so cute, and available here.


Bath England Tea Towel

I also found a couple of like new vintage tea towels like this 100% cotton one from Bath, England.


Hamely Fare recipe tea towel

And this pure linen Hamely Fare Recipe tea towel for Clootie Dumplings and Bannocks.


handmade pink and white floral crochet doily

I found a couple of crocheted doilies like this white one with lovely pink flowers with yellow/gold centres.


handmade orange and purple pansy crochet doily

And this fabulous orange and purple 3-dimensional pansy doily.


vintage handmade Remambrance needlepoint sampler

And last but not least this vintage/antique needlepoint sampler needs a little ironing love. I have no idea how old it is, but it’s very charming.

If you’re interested in any of these items please visit the Vintage Linens & Doilies section of my etsy shop.

And there’s so much more available including a few wind chimes… and it’s all on sale now… today and tomorrow only.

To save 20% use this coupon code in my etsy shop 


This coupon is valid until midnight Wednesday, November 30th.


Thanks so much for reading and until next time…

keep on keepin’ on!


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    1. Thanks Dianne! Thrifting at this time of year is so much fun with all the Christmas treasures out there.

  1. ColleenB.~Texas says:

    What wonderful / beautiful treasures. I still have my ceramic trees as well that I had made several years ago.
    Love all your great finds
    That safety pin tree; I have an angel which is made from safety pins which goes over a small night light.

    1. Thanks Colleen! I’ve never seen a tree life this before… or an angel. I’m sure it’s lovely with a light inside it.

  2. Great finds! I love all of them! Especially love the little Noel figurines, the safety pin tree, & sampler.

    1. Thanks Florence! The NOEL figures are quite sweet, and if no one buys the sampler I’ll be happy to keep it and frame it.

  3. Great finds! I’ve seen other things done with the safety pins and beads, but never a Christmas tree! Love your idea of putting a light in it. My fave this week are the cars, etc. They are just fun! Was looking for something else this morning and found the screwdrivers I got for you last spring! With any luck, they’ll get mailed before NEXT spring!!! Excuse me now, I’m off to Etsy to see what you have!! Dona

    1. lol. Isn’t it funny when we find things when we least expect it. The safety pin tree is quite neat and looks cool with a light inside.

    1. Thanks Kris! Hard to believe how quickly the season will be upon us… or should I say is upon us. 🙂

  4. I own a safety pin tree. I found it at a thrift store years ago. They used gold safety pins on mine and also added petite lace around each row. The lace is attached through the safety pins. I have a small string of colored Christmas lights stuffed inside. It glows with the prettiest pastel colors when plugged in. The lights have a white cord. Just a suggestion for the lucky person who buys your tree.

    1. Thanks Olivia! I never thought of using a string of lights inside the tree. I’ll try that and see if I can get a good pic for my etsy listing. I’m sure it’s beautiful.

    1. Thanks for the info Tania! That explains why it sold very quickly. I didn’t know it was a Holt Howard piece, but I did know it had some value. Considering the deal I got on it I’m very happy with what I listed it for.

  5. Those plastic birds were used in ceramic Christmas trees. The trees were generally at least 24 to 30 inches tall. My mom made me one but I chose to put in mini light bulbs. They really reflect the light underneath and are so pretty in the evening when the lights are out!

    1. Your tree sounds lovely Lynette!

  6. I love vintage Christmas and you found some great ones! I have those bird lights and the safety pin tree! Mine is a little rusty but I do put it out every year. Never thought to put a light in it! Wishing you lots of sales!

    1. Thanks AnnMarie! It does look really pretty with a light.

    1. Thanks Courtney! Happy Holidays to you. 🙂

  7. We were lucky enough to inherit a Christmas tree just like the one on this blog post. My husband’s grandmother made it. Her’s has colored lights stuffed up inside of it and is beautiful when lit. There is also a topper made with the safety pins she made for it.