Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Vintage Christmas Finds

Well, hello there! Where did the time go? I hope you missed me as much as I missed thrifting!

It may be a tired old excuse, but things here have been beyond hectic. I won't go into gory details but suffice it to say I've been burning the candle at both ends. Not a spare moment for thrifting! But even though this weekend was booked solid, I managed on Saturday to hit the bag sale day at my local church's rummage sale. I may have missed getting first crack at all the goodies, but I still managed to fill three bags with treasures and another one full of books. Today, I will share my Christmas goodies.

This beautiful vintage pop-out Advent calendar is one of my favorite finds of the year! I cannot believe it was still sitting there the second day of the sale. The Christmas stuff always gets picked over quickly and since this sale is popular with dealers, I am genuinely surprised that it was overlooked.

Here is a close-up view. Notice the hinged items move when you pull the blue tab to the side.

I also spotted this adorable little felt Santa pick. He might just be my favorite Santa ornament that I own; not that I own that many.

And I popped this bunch of interesting looking wood Christmas ornaments into my bag without really looking closely at them. I can't really determine if it is two different groups of ornaments bagged together, or one large group. I need to do a little research--seems that they might be nursery rhyme themed or possibly twelve days of Christmas but I can't really tell. Anyone recognize these? This shot shows only a few.

I also picked up a broken down version of my beloved plastic Nativity scenes. (Go ahead, tease me. You wouldn't be the first!) Yes, I know the reason for the season is missing but I don't mind too much. I have a number of nativities with missing characters but that doesn't stop me from displaying them all together every Christmas. When there are a bunch all together, I don't think anyone looks that closely at them anyway.

As I was leaving the sale, I walked by the Christmas table one last time. That's when I noticed these two vintage "Season's Greetings" Christmas stockings. Since my husband and I gave our own stockings (and our dearly departed dog's as well) to our three children, we have been stocking-less for the past several Christmases. Hopefully, Santa will reward my thriftiness by filling up my brand new-to-me vintage stocking with shiny things (like vintage ornaments and the like, of course!) this December. Linking up my finds to Sir Thrift a Lot.


  1. I love vintage Christmas. I have been finding more and more of it at the sales lately. I can't wait to put it out!


  2. I don't really see the 12 days of Christmas in that set, but they don't looks as though they are all from the same set either. Very cute though, with the gingerbread men as my favorite!

    1. I only photographed a few of the ornaments. Not sure I see the 12 Days either but some of the ornaments are simply difficult to tell what they are, although you get a strong sense they come from a set. Just need to figure out what the theme is now!