Happy Thanksgiving Week, Everyone!
This past weekend was AWESOME!! On Friday, Brian and I headed up to Portland for the night. Our plan was to hit up a couple of my favorite shops, do a little thrifting, and go the Plucky Maidens Holiday Junk Fest. Then Sunday was our local flea market. It was a vintage Christmas weekend to remember!
Before I start to show you all my finds for the weekend, I need to say a couple of things about my awesome husband (Hanna, this is where you may want to tune out or work on your gag reflex). Not only did he agree to go up to Portland with me even though he knew it was going to be strictly a vintage holiday extravaganza, he actually found quite a few things for me that he knew I already had tons of but would love to add to my collections anyways. He is a total enabler. He carried things up to counters, loaded the truck, and didn't bat an eye when I purchased my 14th (not even kidding) Santa mug of the weekend. He even found some for me! All this without one single complaint about the quantity being purchased, money being spent, or college football being missed. Not many guys out there like him, I'll tell you that.
Okay, enough of that. Let's gets onto the junk! I am going to break this weekend up into a couple of posts because there is a lot of it. Are you ready?
Our first stop was the Monticello Antique Marketplace for their Vintage-Inspired Christmas Show. If you ever get a chance to visit Portland, this is a must stop for any vintage lover. Their Christmas show is the best that I have ever attended at any antique mall. Plus, I got to see Amy & Laurie's booth. Amazing. Enough said.
I have never seen so many boxes of Shiny Brites in one place in my whole life. Stacks of boxes were in just about every booth! But, I have a really hard time paying retail when I can pretty easily find them at the estate sales and thrifts. I did buy this box of ornaments because A) it was cheap & B) the graphics on the box are perfect for displaying. Do you ever buy things just for the box?
I finally bought myself one of these Empire Santa cookie jars. I can't tell you how many times I have passed on them. The tree topper will be added to my collection. I'm pretty excited to start hauling out all of my Christmas decor. I'm sure I've forgotten a lot of what I have!
Here you see the first of many Santa mugs from the weekend. Now before you think I am spending millions of dollars on Santa mugs, let me tell you my strict rule. I will never pay over $1.50 per mug. Ever. Most of the time I find them for under a dollar. I just can't stop buying them! I love how they look all grouped together. The card box is empty but with perfect graphics.
Lot's of Gurley candles, including a pair of Thanksgiving candles and a red elf. With the more common Gurley's, like trees and snowmen, I also have a self imposed price rule of no more than $2.00 per candle. This time of year, Gurley candles are EVERYWHERE so you don't have to pay a lot for them. I will pay a little more though for uncommon ones like the candles and elf.
I bought these sweet spun head girls because they reminded me of Hanna & I. I played the violin when I was in 4th grade and Sister still likes to break out her guitar every now and then. Just when you thought you knew everything there was to know about the Thrifter Sisters....
Vintage cards are one of my weaknesses even though I have no idea what to do with them. There are about 40 here.
When I picked up this blow mold, Brian said to me "Don't you already have a Santa blow mold?". I told him that I had several, but none holding a blue package!
My only non-Christmas items from Monticello were this Fire King creamer that I already have the matching sugar bowl for and the green handled cookie cutter for Maddie's collection. I mean, come on. Doesn't every girl need a hatchet shaped cookie cutter?
That's all for now. After I show you all my Thanksgiving decorations later in the week, I'll post my Plucky Maidens finds. I have a lot more to share!
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