Well, we made it through Thanksgiving! I heard from someone the other day that Thanksgiving is a week earlier than usual this year. Do you know what that means? That means we have a whole extra week to enjoy our Christmas decorations. I always decorate and get our tree Thanksgiving weekend. I can't wait to use all of my "new" holiday items in my decor this year. I just brought everything in from the shed and put away all of my Harvest decorations so I am ready to start sorting. Forget Black Friday!
At the end of the Summer, Maddie and I went to a small sale close to our house. While I was perusing the garage, Maddie kept trying to get my attention to show me this big box that was out front.
There was a sign on the front that said "Ornaments 50 Cents Apiece". I opened the lid and saw this
Three layers of vintage ornaments with 28 individual slots in each level. Most of the sections had 2 ornaments! I asked the lady running the sale if any had been bought yet. She told me that despite the amount of people crawling all around the sale, no one had even looked in the box yet. I made her a ridiculously low offer for the whole box which she happily accepted and Miss Maddie and I were on our way to the car, both grinning from ear to ear. Do you see now why I miss Maddie so much at the sales. I had walked right by that box on a mission to look at something else I had my eye on. Thank God someone else had their senses!
Ready for the breakdown?
All of these are unmarked except for the yellow, red, and green tree in the back. It's a Shiny Brite!
Striped Shiny Bright Goodness
These are all marked "Poland"
All of the pink are Shiny Brites and all the rest are marked "Japan"
I am in love with the shape and colors of these Shiny Brites
Hand painted marked "Poland"
"Made in Germany" sparkly glittery beauties
These are all unmarked
These are the only two indent ornaments that were in the whole box. The one on the left is unmarked but do you see the original 10 cent stamp on it? Can you imagine only paying 10 cents for these? The light pink on the right is a Shiny Brite which is my definition of Heaven.
Hand painted glittery "Made in West Germany"
More glittery Shiny Brites
Maddie said that these were "ugly". I told her that there was no such thing as an ugly Shiny Brite.
I love the scenes on these Shiny Brites. I have never seen these particular ornaments before.
I love the handpainted glittery pictures on these "Poland" ornaments. I wish there were more!
These two ornaments marked "Poland" are the most unusual in the bunch. Why are they riding a zebra and an elephant and what does that have to do with Christmas?
I was just telling my BFF Rachel that I am going to need a 12' tree. I was only half kidding.
I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and that you are all as excited as me to begin decorating! I will be sure to take lots of pictures of my progress to share with you.
Linking up with Beverly for Pink Saturday at How Sweet The Sound
Until next time...