This week's happy accident brought me this vintage pinecone snowman. He's really big. His spun cotton head is about as big as a golf ball - the largest I've ever seen.
He brought a friend too. Two giant pinecone snowmen! I love their chenille stem candy canes and their jaunty little hats.
I also got this sweet little pine cone gnome. He is holding a wee mercury glass toadstool in one hand and some mercury beads in the other. He's a dapper little dude.
And, one more. A spun cotton elf sitting on a pinecone. His tag says 10¢. Made in Japan of course. All extra cute things were once made in Japan.
I generally find one or two extra special vintage Christmas items at the thrifts this time of year. But, this year, I have not found one thing! The thrifts are full of new stuff - from Department 56 to Walmart. I'm starting to think that all the vintage has been dispersed and is in the hands of collectors like me and you, that it is all GONE! I hope that isn't so. I don't need boxes of ornaments or dozens of pinecone elves or miles of mercury beads...just a couple little things. Maybe a couple of indented ornaments or one Putz house or one bottle brush. Just a taste. Is that too much to ask?
**(I certainly would take boxes of ornaments and dozens of pinecone elves and miles of mercury beads if the vintage Christmas Gods are listening........)
Have you found any vintage Christmas goodness this year?