Oops, I did it again. I hit the thrift ONE MORE TIME. I swear, it is an actual medical sickness. As long as I KNOW there might be something vintage Christmas in there - I MUST GO. I had to go buy groceries today, so I needed a little thrift therapy to get me through it. I chose the Salvation Army due to it's distance away from any other retail shopping and crowds. I was rewarded with a CHRISTMAS 75% OFF sign in the window. Yes! I found many things being used as displays and as decorations, but I asked if it was for sale and was given a "yes" and a price most times of $3.00. But, that made it 75¢ in the end, so no sweat. After the clerk rang it all up he asked me to guess my total. I told him I only had $10.00, so I hoped it was about that. It was $10.20. (I had some change). When I paid, the man at the counter asked me if I was happy and I said yes. He said, "That's what I love about working here - making people happy!" After I left, I met a lady for a quick special order I did and she handed me $10.00. So, I was out 20¢ for everything.
Until then -
I did pretty well in the Kitsch department today. Almost all of this will be resold next year. Noma three candle thingy, felt boot you put a jar in for candy canes. an old flocked boot candy container, big burlap sack with a kitschy snowman on it, handful of old candy canes, a pair of Santa slippers and one Santa Slipper ornament.
The Santa head - well, now that is something alright. The kind of "well, isn't that something" that you say when you say an ugly baby. There is a cord under his beard and when you pull it, music plays. Thank you lord for not making his eyes rotate or something as similar scary.
The little Santa slippers were in the glass case of the Antique Corner. I have been eyeballing them for about a month, but they were $5.00. I am way to cheap for THAT! But, that made them $1.25 today and that was an okay price for me.
The stockings. I had about a dozen of those knitted stockings in my booth and they all sold. So, I am trying to find more for next year. My luck they won't sell at all next year, but you never know. The felt "Merry Christmas" stocking is a keeper for me.
This is the tag on the inside. Kay Kadel - Designer in Felt. Ooo-la-la.
A few sequined ornaments, a three candle light ornament, a hot air balloon ornament, an old roll of wreath ribbon from my Dime Store decor display and a fun cardboard sleigh with Dresden decorations.
An old Christmas tree candle and a Santa face mug. I don't think either are really, really old but they aren't new either.
Snowman salt and pepper shaker set, pine cone pick, old bells and a neat of red buckle that was in a big jar of weird red and green miscellaneous junk. Most of it went in the trash, but the buckle was a keeper. (The whole jar cost 25¢ - so I took a chance on it).
This Merry Christmas banner is made of pressed tin and I LOVE it. It was stapled to an Dollar Store village scene. I asked if it was for sale and once again, I was told $3.00 which made it 75¢. I want to incorporate it into the porch next year with the Santa blowmolds.
Here's the funny snowman on the burlap bag. I thought about cutting him out,but the sack is kind of useful for storage.
Yesterday I went to Lara's house for her wonderful twin's birthday party. Her house is lovely, her twins are fabulous, her family is SO nice, she gave me an Annalee mouse and bought me a delicious salad to eat and we had Birthday cake with loads of Buttercreme icing on it - it was just a nice afternoon. When I left she asked where I was going and I told her the Dollar Tree and Walgreen's. She said, "A thrift store? You are going to a thrift store, aren't you?" So, because she MADE ME - I went to Goodwill. (As if I wouldn't have gone anyway!)
Pickings were slim, but I did find this tin with handles - its an odd shape since it's not very deep. The other tin is either a recipe box or a Christmas Card list tin.
The big tin has all these different Christmas icons on it.
Now that I see the design on the tin, I suppose it might be a recipe tin and not a Christmas card list tin. I saw the red and green and just assumed it was Christmas. Anyway, it's cute, so whatever it is, it is.
I also found a Lee Ward ornament kit for 50¢. I looked it up and saw that it sells for about $35.00, so I listed it last night and it had a bid almost immediately. Choo Choo Train Ornament. So, thank you Lara. I owe you!
When I walked into the Grocery store - this met me:
Are YOU ready?