Good Morning, Friends!
Hope you all had a lovely Thanksgiving and your bellies are recovering. We had the lowest key holiday ever at our house. Normally, we host 20+ friends and family but this year it was just the four of us and my mother in law. Absolute heaven I tell you! I think we have started a new tradition of a quiet Thanksgiving. It's a good way to get ready for the wonderful Christmas Chaos that starts today!
I'm going to let you all in on a little secret....I actually started decorating on Wednesday. Now, it was only my dining room window but I had an idea involving vintage stockings and an awesome piece of vintage fabric I found at the flea market and I couldn't wait to execute it! So right next to my Thanksgiving decorated dining room table is a Christmas decorated window. It looks awesome! But it won't be a lonely window for long. Today the rest of my holiday decorating frenzy begins.
But before all of that, I need to continue on with my finds from last weekend...
Today's stop....The Plucky Maidens Holiday Junk Fest! After chatting with Miss Magpie Ethel in the line, Brian and I forked over our $10.00 early admission fee and headed in to the frenzy. Plucky Maidens is a small venue but boy do they pack it in! I circled the show quite a few times and always seemed to find something I missed before.
There are two lovely ladies at the show who always have lots of tote bags made out of vintage tablecloths that their mom makes. I always buy one. This is the first time I had seen the Christmas ones!
Maddie is convinced that this tin is an old movie reel holder and I think she is right! I couldn't get a good enough shot to show you that the bottom part is painted the perfect shade of green. This tin will be an awesome display piece. I am forever on the hunt for these Pyrex Holly mugs during the holidays. I have only ever found 3 at the thrift store so I was thrilled to find two at Plucky.
I hate chocolate covered cherries but I couldn't pass up the sweet graphics on the candy box. I have a small collection of ornament hangers so I picked these boxes up to add to it. The sweet little deer and pixie called out to me. I heard them.....I swear!
My two Plucky partners, Sister & Maddie, had to miss out this year. But I didn't forget them! I bought Hanna a deer like the one I got for myself and Brian bought her a Plucky wine glass (what, you thought that was for Maddie?). Miss Madelyn loves to collect the furry accented animals and she has several of these puppies but none with hot pink fur.
Brian and I both stopped and back tracked to the Christmas themed milk bottle. Funny how minds can work alike? I guess that after being married for 13+ years that can happen. Hanna, maybe there is still hope for Matt! The napkin at the top is from a set of 8. I know I won't actually use them as napkins but I'm sure I will come up with some fun way to display them. Maybe a cute banner? I got the table runner from the same booth. I don't think you can ever have enough Christmas linens. The tin is for a new collection that I started just this year. It's fun to have something new to hunt for, don't you think?
There was not only Christmas at this show. When I picked up the Swanky Swig, Brian said "I can't believe I missed that!". So evidently he is a Swanky Swig hunter now. The tray, napkin holder, and Lefton bluebird creamer were all in one really packed booth. Brian was already in it when I walked up and he said to me "Do you see anything in here you want?". He just grabbed what I told him to. I think I may take him back with me next year.
It's still dark outside so I can't get out to my shed to start bringing in Christmas decorations yet. Dang, guess I will just have to have some pie. What do you think? Lemon Sour Cream or Chocolate Cream? Both you say? I knew there was a reason I liked you guys.
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Have A Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson for SYC Thursday, The Cottage Market for Junkin' Joe, & How Sweet The Sound for Pink Saturday.