The kids finally went back to school today after 5 snow days in a row. Unheard of! I can't ever remember having that many consecutive days off from school because of the weather. Now only one more week of school to go before the holiday break starts. I finished up the majority of my Christmas shopping today with the exception of a few stocking stuffers. Why are they so hard to find, especially for a 17 year old boy? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
I am still trying to get you all caught up on the vintage Christmas stuff I have been finding at the thrifts, flea market, and the few estate sales I've got to this season. Having housebound kids really puts a damper on the blogging capabilities, doesn't it?
I found these guys at the flea market a while back. I'm always happy to add more knee huggers to my collection. Who wouldn't be?!
I stopped by an estate sale on my way to Target last week and managed to unearth some great vintage Christmas from all of the mass produced and newer stuff.
This was all in a 50 cent grab bag at the sale. I love grab bags!
At another sale, I reached between two dealers digging through the holiday stuff and plucked the Gurley Santa and the Kurt Adler Santa from the piles they were digging through. I don't know how they missed the big Gurley candles, especially when I spotted it from across the room. The Kurt Adler guy isn't old but I thought he would be cute on a wreath.
These were the only boxes of ornaments that were at the sale. A lot of the people there bypassed them because they thought they were too expensive at $5/box. But, most of them were resellers and needed to be able to make a profit. Lucky for me, I am not a reseller but a HOARDER!!
How perfect are these to St. Nicholas Anthologies for my Christmas decorations. They add awesome height to my displays. I found these at St. Vincent's.
I also found some old bulbs for the wreath I am planning.
And I picked some Shiny Brites out of the 10 cent basket.
And I still have more to show you. I probably shouldn't be complaining about the lack of vintage Christmas I have found this year.
Tomorrow morning, Maddie & I are headed up to Portland to meet Hanna for Crafty Wonderland. Also, Alex just so happens to have his first basketball game of the year up there so it works out great!
Linking up with Junkin' Joe over at The Cottage Market.