Well, since I last posted, I achieved my goal of getting my house decorated for the holidays, minus my trees. I started bright and early Friday morning and worked on it most of the weekend and finally finished Sunday afternoon. Whew! It was a lot of work. I didn't even leave my house for 3 days! I knew I had a lot of stuff but what I didn't realize was how much I have accumulated over the last year. Plus, I wanted to change up my displays from last year so that is another reason it took a little longer than usual. Saturday, we are going to cut our tree. I think this year I am going to go for a more bushy variety, unlike the Noble that I usually get. Just another way to change things up a bit. Then onto my aluminum tree, the small green one I found at Goodwill a while back, and the smaller foil one I found last year. Then I should be all done and ready to move onto a little crafting and baking. Christmas is coming fast this year, people! No time to waste!!
When I last left off, I was showing you my Plucky Maidens finds. Saturday morning, we headed back toward Springfield pretty early so that I could stop off at some thrift stores and one of my favorite antique stores. Today, I will show you all of the amazing treasures I found at the Albany Antique Mall.
I managed to come home with not one but two Santa blow molds this particular weekend. This is my biggest one yet.
See, he's a good amount taller than the one I found at Monticello.
I found lots more Gurley candles including the pine cone ones which I had never seen before. All of my candles are displayed on a shelf right outside of Alex's bedroom door (the one that was the sight of The Great Donkey Slaughter of 2013). I figured it was a smart idea to put my most unbreakable treasures there.
A bunch of little do-dads for crafting. There is a booth that is right next to the cash wrap area. I like to call this the Impulse Buy Booth. It's like at the grocery store where they have all the things you don't really need but impulsively buy anyway just because they are there. Plus, it doesn't help that all of the stuff in the booth is super cheap. I bought the pine cone Gurley's there plus this fun stuff.
Along with a box of ornament hangers for my collection and this sweet little musical Santa boy. Brian wound him up to see if he worked and it does play.....FOREVER!! I swear, it was still going 15 minutes later.
Speaking of Brian The Enabler, this was his big find. A set of 7 Santa mugs for a ridiculous price. He was so proud of himself for "finding" them. Yah, like I wouldn't have seen them when I walked into the booth 2 minutes later. For all his patience, I will just let him have this one.
Lately, it's getting harder and harder to find decently priced soda crates and when I say decent, I mean under $10.00. I saw some as high as $45.00 in this same mall in different booths. Since this yellow Pepsi crate was under $10.00 and was one that I didn't already have, it ended up finding it's way home with us.
I love vintage glassware but rarely will I buy full sets. I just like the mismatched look of all different glasses when I open my cupboard. There were actually 4 of these glasses and thankfully they were priced individually so I was able to buy just one.
Now, onto the segment of my post I like to call "The Magpie Made Me Do It"...
Does this look familiar to all of you? If you are a follower of Laurie's blog, then it should. She bought the other end of this bunny crib a few days prior to me finding this. I texted her a picture and she told me to hop up to the register and buy it. And I thought Brian was the only enabler in my life!
Believe it or not, there is still tons more to show from this weekend! I still have to show you all of our thrifted finds plus treasures from the flea market on Sunday. I told you it was a vintage Christmas packed weekend!
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