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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Glory Days Antiques Joyeux Noel 2012

Glory Days Antique Mall is my most favorite antique mall.  It is 10 minutes from my house and Maddie and I try to get in there at least once a week.  Every season, they host an amazing open house to celebrate the beginning of the season.  All of the booths set up their holiday/seasonal decor and there are wonderful refreshments and music.  It normally goes on all weekend beginning on Thursday evening.  Maddie and I are always one of the first people there on opening night.  We look forward to it for weeks.

This year, the theme was Joyeux Noel.  There were so many people there on opening night that it reminded me of Black Friday!  I kept losing Maddie and didn't get to go into several of the booths because they were always packed.  But don't fret, readers!  I did manage to find a couple new things that I couldn't live without.

Sister will be here this weekend and I am keeping my fingers crossed that we will have time to do a little flipping on these Putz houses.
Maddie didn't know I had these in my basket and her little eyes literally lit up when she saw them.  I love moments like that.
Can you ever have enough spun head Santa's?  The obvious answer is no!
How about too many Santa picks?  No again!
I love finding random little things and then incorporating them into my displays.  This is my first mini tape dispenser.  I love the two little chenille picks.  They will fit in well with the rest of the ones I have found.
This is my first snowman blow mold.  I was a little creeped out by it for some reason but Maddie really loved it so what was I to do?  The Santa is much bigger than the last one that I found but not as big as the one I found at Goodwill last week.  You will have to wait for my next post to see that one!
Have you been noticing the fabulous backdrop to all of my recent photos?  I first saw this vintage holiday tablecloth on Pinterest a while back.  I was super excited to find it at the open house.  It is so different from any of my other Christmas tablecloths and I love it!

Tomorrow is yet another no school day for the Springfield School District.  Maddie and I have big plans for a girls day. We will do a little thrifting in the morning then have lunch and do a little shopping at Glory Days. Then Sister will be here tomorrow night.  I can't wait!

Linking up with Sue for Rednesday over at It's A Very Cherry Christmas and with Suzanne for Vintage Thingie Thursday.

Diann is also back with with Thrifty Things Friday over at The Thrifty Groove!

Happy Holidays!



  1. Have a wonderful weekend, I am going out of town for the weekend, here's hoping I find something great!!

    The other day I stopped on a couple of streets and took pictures of their blow molds! How bad is that?? Hah!!

    As always, love everything!

  2. I have that same tablecloth too and I also LOVE it! I love the little snowy hills with the cabins that have the smoke curling out of the chimney. I wish I had a better way to display all of my Christmas tablecloths because I love them so much!

    I love hearing that your daughter enjoys treasure hunting as much as you do! Mine is only 7 but I've been taking her junking with me since she was born. She's not old enough to appreciate vintage yet, though. I love hearing about your adventures with Maddie because it sounds like you have such FUN together--I hope to have the same experiences with my daughter someday! :)

  3. This weekend hubby and I are visiting Glendale again. Saturday marks their annual kick off of Christmas in Glendale. It is much like Glory Days except it's the whole tiny town! I love it there so much! I hope to find some goodies to bring home!
    Those putz houses are screaming for some of your new vintage crafts! I can't wait to see how you vamp them! That is, if you show us! ;)

  4. Putz houses, spun cotton Santas, Blowmolds...I think you grabbed everything that I would have! Love it all. And I don't think that Snowman Blow Mold is creepy! lol
    Great Job Girls!
    Erica :)

  5. Have a wonderful mother/daughter day shopping with Maddie! Hope you find lots of treasures...
    Love the tape dispenser. I collect those and the graphics are awesome...

  6. Love your banner and, yes, I've been noticing that wonderful vintage holiday tablecloth in your previous posts!!

  7. Thank goodness I do not live that close to a antique mall. I love going to them and try not buy.

  8. You definitely scored some great vintage finds! Love the tablecloth-it is perfect!


  9. What fun finds! Some of them bring back memories of my childhood tree!

  10. That tablecloth is one of my favorites...I love the red background. I don't have any blowmolds but there is no way I would be able to resist those snowman if they crossed my path!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog! :) --Fran

  11. You and Maddie make such a great team! Love the new banner by the way! Can't wait to see what Maddie comes up with. : )

  12. Great vintage Christmas finds! I have to say my favourite is the tablecloth~ I love the graphics and red background. The Putz houses are pretty darn cute as well!
    Happy thrifting with Maddie~ can't wait to see what treasures you find!!

  13. Hi Erica! Oh, I bet you two had such a fun time at this event! And I adore all the vintage Christmas goodies you found. I really LOVE that tablecloth. It is perfect! Thank you for sharing at TTF this week and I hope you and yours have a fun weekend! Take care. Hugs, Diann :)

  14. That mall seems pretty terrific, because look at all of the goodies you found there! I think I would have bought every single thing that you did too. I'm in no hurry to get to the antique stores around here. It seems to take them forever to get their Christmas stuff in there. To me, it should all be in there the day after Halloween!

  15. Wow, so many cute things. Love the houses.

  16. All wonderful, especially that tablecloth!