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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

The Best Christmas Gifts Are Vintage

I hope that everyone has had a wonderful Holiday Season, I know Erica, Maddie, and I have.  I've been enjoying my time off from work by spending time with Miss Piper dog, reorganizing and cleaning our home, and recovering from a cold (alright, and maybe a few too many cocktails.)  I think Erica is having even more recovering to do, can you imagine putting away all that vintage Christmas?  To give her the time she needs I thought I would jump in and share the amazing gifts she got me this Christmas.

First, there was a definite theme to many of my gifts, I'm sure you will figure it out.  I've already incorporated them into my home, so bare with me, it was hard to photo my new friends.
 I think that Erica made it official by getting me my 3rd set of bookends, I now have a collection!  They are perfect for holding up my little field guides in the living room.
 Some souvenir deer from Indiana.  I'm happy Erica got me some boy deer, I don't think I have any others with antlers.
 So, when I first saw these, I thought they were giraffes (another animal I love.)  No matter what they were, I was just excited to add a pair of stretch neck friends to my salt and pepper collection.
But, upon inspection, I agreed with Erica that those are definitely deer bottoms.

Now, here is where things get strange.  I lost one of my new deer friends.  I've searched every package I brought home, looked in my car, and I can not find it.  I think my husband is hiding it from me, as it is the largest of the deer gifts Sister got me and he did not seem thrilled when I opened the gift.  I'm going crazy that I can't find it because I had the perfect home for it too.  I will share it as soon as it shows up!

Now, we all know that it isn't Christmas for the Pyrex Thrifter Sisters if it doesn't include two things: vintage and Pyrex.  Erica did not fail to surprise me with these two gifts:
 The Pyrex Embroidery was from Erica's own collection (pretty funny because one of her gifts was from my collection also.)  That other space saver is from last X-mas, I'm a lucky girl.
Now, this I was not expecting!  This is the Pyrex Seville pattern.  I love it because the lid is pink and orange and it is my favorite size, 045.  This is one I've never seen in person so I was pretty darn excited when I opened this gift!
And of course Sister continues to add to my McKee Sailboats collection by getting me the largest of the refrigerator dishes.  I absolutely love this pattern, I have to find a better way to display it.

Not a Christmas Gift, but I picked up this lone bookend at Pic-a-Dilly when I was down with Erica.  I think I know what I will be hunting for in 2014.

I also got a beautiful pair of cowboy boots from Erica, you will have to head over to my Instagram to see those.  As always, I had a very spoiled Christmas but I think the best part was getting to spend multiple days with Erica and Maddie, it had been a long time since I could do that.  Today I'm going to enjoy my clean house by watching it get destroyed by Piper and her friend Marshall that we are watching for New Years Eve.  This will be the first time in years that I'm staying in for the holiday and I am so looking forward to it.  Here's to board games, wine, Thai food take-out, and time with my husband and pets.  I hope that everyone has a safe evening and I will talk to you all in 2014!

Always a Pleasure,


  1. I have just discovered this blog over the holidays, and am loving it. Thank you for sharing the goodness, and Happy New Year!

  2. You're so lucky! That Seville is glorious! Yay! Happy New Year my friends!
    Hahaha! So many exclamation points! Weeeeeeeeee, I'm apparently pretty excited for you!

  3. Glad you had a good holiday and hope that missing deer turns up..would your husband really hide it?
    Happy 2014...I'm in tonight too for a quiet celebration.

    1. Hahaha! I asked him when he got home and he just laughed at me. He admitted he didn't love it but would NEVER hide it. I'm not quite sure if I believe him :) Happy New Year Laurie!

  4. All your deer are so sweet! The Pyrex is fantastic, and I always love the McKee Sailboat pattern. Thanks for sharing, and have a Happy New Year!

  5. Erica was really good to you!! Vintage Christmas really is the best!

    Hoping for another great year of thrifty vintage finds for us all!

  6. Love the deer book ends!
    Happy 2014!

  7. Great Christmas gifts! All the deer & Pyrex are great.

    I found Seville in a thrift store. It was one of those stores that always had Pyrex, but now never has any.

  8. Oh Deer! Sorry, couldn't resist! What great gifts! Love that Seville Pyrex! Happy 2014!

  9. You have the best sister to get you all those goodies! Loving them all! Happy New Year to all 3 of you!

  10. I'm crazy about those deer bookends. Not only are they cute, but they're holding up one of my favorite things: those little field guides! Hope you find that missing deer soon. That would drive me absolutely nuts!

  11. What a Dear, that deer gifting sister of yours is! I love the McKee Sail boats, I have that same piece with out the lid. And we kind of had the same Pyrex for a minuet! I just gave my yellow/black piece away at Christmas! Looks like it was a Wonderful Christmas and I totally agree, vintage gifts are the best!

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