I have been hitting the thrifts pretty hard in the last couple of weeks. Almost daily I go to at least two and mainly just to check out the Christmas stuff. You just never know what kind of vintage treasures you may find.
I brought home this Holt Howard pepper shaker from SVDP. I left behind his salt partner because he was missing a hand and the top of his hat. I felt so bad leaving him behind but he was just too badly damaged to display.
Last Summer when I was cleaning out our shed and getting ready for our garage sale, I found a Santa boot that my mother-in-law had made my husband when he was little. It was in with our camping stuff (Don't ask. This kind of thing happens here all the time). Ever since then, I've decided I'm going to start collecting them. I found this one at the same time as the HH shaker.
I have a small collection of spaghetti style vintage Christmas figurines but this is the first planter that I have ever found.
These little matching candle holders were caked on with candle wax and some sort of sticky substance (I don't even want to imagine what). It's amazing what a little hot, soapy water can do.
Wait until you see my collection of Santa mugs. I pick them up whenever I find them. The tiny one is my first plastic one.
I had to buy a big Ziploc bag that was mostly full of dollar store crap to get to these little Made in Japan figurines. They are really cute and tiny.
The tree topper came with the original box. I found an identical one yesterday. The blue Shiny Brites are for Sisters wreath attempt. The white bottle brush trees aren't old but are made to look like it.
When we go into a thrift store, Maddie always takes off for the office supply section first. The little weirdo loves office supplies! I could hear her running through the store yelling for me and I knew she found something good. She found a huge bag of these little bird lights that go on the old ceramic trees. There were at least 100 of them in the bag. You will see why I was so excited for these soon.
I don't think these icicles are old but they will be good for crafting.
Linking up over at:
|Thrift Share Monday|
The Nifty Thrifty
Until then....Happy Holidays!!