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Monday, November 19, 2012

Finally...The End

Ready for another picture heavy post?  I think that I may have saved some of the best for last.  This final post will show you what is tied with the beautiful mercury glass garlands as my favorite finds from the vintage Christmas box haul.

Here we go...


You knew there had to be more crafting stuff, right?
I wish there were more of these mercury picks.  But believe me, I'm happy with what I got!
I love these Christmas cards.  Especially the green tree that stands up in the back.
This package of greeting card holders is pretty cute.  The holders are actually tiny little plastic clothespins.  The Bowmaker Kit has about a zillion parts and looks really difficult.  I think I will let Sister or Maddie try and figure it out.
I was super excited to find a vintage tablecloth.  Look at how cute the print is.  I have quite a few Christmas tablecloths but this is my first green one!
I think it's pretty safe to say that I was even more excited to find this sequined felt handmade banner.  I am not sure if I will use it as a banner or a table runner.
I love honeycombs but I am not overly thrilled with the colors of these bells. 
Maddie scored the three vintage Christmas books and the Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer record.  Now we just need to find a record player.
All of these Dennison cardboard cutouts were in the original sealed packaging.  I think I will put them in Maddie's bedroom windows.

Okay, are you all ready for what is tied with the mercury glass as my favorite find of the whole haul?  These were all scattered throughout the three boxes and when all was said and done, this is what I had...

This set of Gurley choir boys are the super tall ones.  They are each 7" tall.  The small Gurley candles that are more common are 2 1/2" tall.  That should give you an idea as to how giant these are.
There were also some of the more average sized choir boys and girls.
Although I already have a good amount of the choir kids, these are my first carolers!  The box isn't in the best condition but it is still the original box so who cares?

I couldn't believe all the Gurley candles!  Do you think I saved the best for last?

I want to thank everybody for taking the time to comment on our blog.  Also, welcome to all our new members!  As soon as we reach 100 followers, Sister and I will be putting together a giveaway so stay tuned.

Maddie and I are getting ready to sort through some more stuff that we got from an entirely different sale.  I cannot wait to share it with you.  Speaking of Maddie, what do you all think of our new blog title?

Linking up with The Nifty Thrifty over at A Living Space

See you soon!



  1. LOVE the new blog title! Very appropriate!
    Yes, this was the best Christmas Haul ever! I don't think anyone has ever paid just $20 and got so many great things!
    It was so much fun seeing it all!
    Erica :)

  2. I have to say you saved the best for last! Absolutely love the vintage tablecloth and Gurley candles~ great find! and the card holders are super cute!
    I agree your new blog title is perfect!

  3. The 4th picture- my grandmother had those and put them on her tree, I think I might have one or two here.

    Will Maddie be posting too? Or is she just behind the scenes? It's so neat to see a young girl so interested in vintage!! She's been taught well!!

    Your loot was the best!!!

    1. Hi Jill,

      Yes, Maddie will be doing some of her own posts in the future so be sure and look for them:-)


  4. I still can't believe how much stuff you got with this Christmas haul...one of those purchases that makes you giddy! Great to meet you and Maddie the other day and love, love the addition of the sidekick to the title!

  5. Wow, what a wonderful haul! Thanks so much for taking the time to take the pics and post for us. I've never seen Gurley candles that big before! Fun!

    I was thrilled to see Maddie's name included in the header! Welcome to the blogging world, Maddie! ♥

  6. Ok, the verdict is in, and I think that I probably speak for many others when I say...This is the Score of the Year!!! Congrats!!! I wish I had a trophy or something to give you!

  7. That tablecloth might be the cutest one I've ever seen. Great, great stuff all around!

  8. Aww, I can't wait to see posts from Maddie! I love that y'all changed the blog title! So sweet! Afterall, she has helped discover some fun finds! My 4 year old step daughter already knows what Pyrex looks like. She can spot it just as easily, if not better than me!
    Your Gurley candles made me super happy! I wish I could come across that many! Wow, you really did hit the jackpot! I'm happy for you and your new goodies! :)