Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Oh...I Just Couldn't Wait!

I promised my family no decorating for Christmas until AFTER Thanksgiving.  I ALMOST made it, but I did the front porch which is strictly my decorating domain!

 I still love that this crate isn't "perfect" but "real".  I took out the little pumpkins and put in some non-breakable vintage treasure.

And hung my skates on the chair.


I think this is gonna need a bit more, but I can't get the boxes down I need so I have to wait!

This is gonna get greenery inside as soon as we get the tree!

This is all I thrifted this old Fruitcake tin from Texas for 50 cents
and...some Tom and Jerry's mugs I've never seen

And I did a little Ball jar craft too.
Have a Happy Thanksgiving and enjoy getting ready for Christmas!
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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Oh What Fun it is to Thrift...

Wow, did I have a fun week!  After being stuck inside sick all last week, it was fun to get out, and I found some great things!
I have discovered a new thrift I love.  Well, it's not new, but it's a Humane Society thrift that used to have cats inside.  I could not stand the smell and thus, I never went it.  They have removed the cats and there are many wonderful things at great prices!  This Aladdin Thermos was just $1.99.  It's my first Aladdin because the one's I always see are plastic. 

I was thrilled with this cake carrier from England for $1.00.  I've never seen one like this

Snowflake space savers are following me!  I now have a collection of three.  I wonder if people are cleaning out Christmas stuff and these are in with it?  Goodwill $5.99

I am sooooo thrilled about these cuties.  I have wanted a knee hugger and I've never found one...well I found 2!  I was going to wait until my birthday next month and break down and buy one on Etsy.  These were waiting for me at Goodwill for only 99 cents each!

The Humane Society Thrift had a Christmas Extravaganza.  Was it ever!  I have NEVER seen anything like it.  The ENTIRE store was Christmas.  It was on a Monday (Hubbies day off) so he took me.  There was a line outside the door!  I got these salt and pepper snow people from my childhood. $1.99

A Christmas pin and hankie $1

And this darling postcard!  My hubby also got a fabulous Christmas sweater for our ugly Christmas sweater party.

Then I visited a favorite thrift on the way to visit a friend.  This tray is fabulous!  $1.99

And I love these tags, still in the package .59 cents
OK, now for the cream of the crop, the cat's meow, the icing on the cake....
There is a cute little antique store down town with super reasonable prices.  I saw this behind the desk not yet priced.  I asked her to call me when she priced it.  Oh, my $14!  I'm spending birthday $ early on this one.  They are not mint, but the box is...and I've never seen anything like it.  OH MY...

She threw in the little deer.  This is my favorite Christmas find this year!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Christmas and Craftiness

Well, I've been sick all week.  I did manage to wander into that same little thrift that let me dig in their Christmas stuff.  My son forgot his Clarinet and it's right by the school...I went in orange Crocs, sweats and a hat.  Nice.  They had everything 1/2 for Christmas so I found some more vintage Christmas at about 25 cents a piece! 

I love this made in Japan snowman vase!

Since I was home and feeling to yucky to do much, I did something I haven't done in along time.  I got crafty.  I just used what I had on hand in the vintage crafty department.  I just came up with some ornaments.

These are old post cards and cards. 

I cut and embellished them

I used the old writing for the backing

These were little picks, and the puffballs off my daughters socks

I need to get some ribbon for hangers on these block ornaments.  I put in the screw on hooks for that behind the embellishments

Good ole Costco blew up some google pics for me to frame.  And the top one is an old towel my grandma made years ago.
I checked out this from the library...

How I would love to find any of these!  I don't see snowmen much.  I prefer them to Santa.  I also love angels, but they are easy to find.
I hope to be better next week so I can get out there and look more !
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Thursday, November 7, 2013

A Wow Week!

Church sale Christmas cloth $1

Ever had one of those weeks where you found more than one of those "wow" items?  I had one of those.  And actually, other than the things I always look for (linens, Christmas decor, Tomato pin cushions, dishes) most of the BIG vintage find items on my FIND list have been FOUND.

Church Sale milk glass tea set $3

So THIS is one of my BIG finds.  I really wanted this bread box, and always loved the idea of the set.  Well, at the "Nancy and Carol" yard sale this past weekend, sweet Nancy gave me this set for $12!

Then I stumbled into a small thrift an there was the large Golden Grapes bowl for $5.  I love this unique Delphite blue bowl!

I have been looking for a Pyrex butter dish for so long.  I didn't really care what pattern, just a butter dish.  I saw one once at an antique store but they wanted $15.  I just can't do that.  I waited, and at Goodwill this week I found this for $4!

Here's what I did with what I got...until I change it up again!


Just found this vintage can yesterday.  It was so funny...I found it in the hardware.  It has some paint drips down the back and was stuffed with old painting rags and no price.  I asked the lady, and she consulted with another lady.  I could tell they thought I was nuts.  When I got up there, she asked if I wanted the rags. "OH, no!  It's all about the vintage graphics,"  I said.  I explained that I would re purpose it.  She looked a little relieved.  "You mean without the label, you wouldn't of wanted it?"  she asked.  She was very relieved that I wasn't a wacko!  Haha.

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