Each person should judge his own actions and not compare himself with others. Then he can be proud for what he himself has done. Galatians 6:4

Wednesday, December 03, 2008


This past Monday I had a day off... to do what I wanted... I had planned on cleaning the WHOLE house... and decorating it .. AFTER it was completely cleaned... I GOT sidetracked... as usual...I ran over to VT to run to a store.. and then I told hubby we were headed to the thrift store there... he wasn't impressed.. BUT OK.. about it..

I can't even BEGIN to tell you the SWEET treasures I found there... VINTAGE sweet TREASURES... I know some will look at these and say "she's crazy.. this is junk.. I threw this stuff away YEARS ago"....

I was TICKLED.. ELATED.. and I couldn't wait to get home and take pictures of it all to share here... sadly.. it's taken me 2 days to get the energy to share...




I found this tablecloth.. I am NOT a rose fan.. but I could not pass this up for .50cents...

This was probably my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE FIND!! a Cloth vintage Christmas Table Cloth.. My heart stopped.. then my feet stopped... I GASPED and touched it.. and quickly threw it into my arms.. and had such a GRIN on my face.. if I walked out with nothing else from there.. I would have been OK!

But it didn't stop there...

I found these...

Too CUTE for words..

I will definitely be using these on my holiday table!

And how AWESOME would I look wearing one of these?


I'm fond of the red trimmed one!


Do you remember these decorations??? The thick cardboard with only ONE side that was decorated... Well.. I found at least 30 different decorations... I started to weed out the ones I didn't want.. and then really decided I WANTED them all.. and for .10cents EACH.. it was a BARGAIN!!


This one has to be my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE.. I love that Santa truly looks Jolly and Happy.. and not trying to sell you a coke to help out the Coca~Cola company!! These were before his Coke Days... I won't begrudge him though.. I will only drink a coke out of a GLASS bottle.. because soda doesn't taste the same in a plastic bottle...




My array of decorations...



Another TRUE jolly Santa



This one "cracks" me up... probably my second favorite!!

Here's a "sneak peek" of my Christmas Tree... Can you SMELL it... I sure can.. all through my home!!!! it's heavenly!!!!!!







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16 comments:

Kori said...

Awesome Finds. You definetly hit the jackpot.

Mere said...

TOTALLY TERRIFIC!! I LOVE IT ALL!! YOU'RE THE BARGAIN QUEEN!!

Love, Mere

Carrie said...

Wow you did good I love all of the vintage stuff! We usually have crap at our thrift stores!

Karen said...

I am so jealous of that tablecloth. I want it right now!

Kim said...

That's some haul you got there :) I love it all.

Tanya said...

I love vintage treasures! Great finds! Only 21 more days...oh my!

Tracey said...

Girl! you done good!!! I love all of your finds! Wish you lived in Texas then we could steal away on lunch breaks and check out the thrift stores together!

HUGS!
Tracey

Sandy said...

What wonderful finds!
I love that table cloth.

Lisa said...

Good for you finding all that stuff. I love the smell of xmas trees too.

Sarah said...

I LOVE VINTAGE! You found such wonderful stuff.

Krystyn said...

Those are some great finds, as usually.

I love the rosy-faced Santa.

The table cloth reminds me of one my mom has.

And, are those aprons? I've always wanted one, but never wanted to pony up the huge price tag for them. Those are perfect!

Susanne said...

I seem to remember that Santa tray from when I was little. What great finds.

Denise said...

You lucky, lucky thirfty shopper!

Your table will look beautiful with the vintage cloth on it.

Crossroads Cottage said...

Wow - you got some great deals. I can imagine the fresh smell of evergreen now. We have a faux tree so I have to fake the small with a candle. :)

the real ~Roxann~ said...

So happy you found a bunch of things that make you happy! Being HAPPY is what it's all about!!! :)

Denise said...

Hi...i wanted to answer the question you left on my blog . Yes, the squirrel is a pet! My Dh found him in the street when he was quite young (in Sept). We called a small animal rescue and they told us how to care for him. He can't be released until spring since he doesn't have a nest or any stored foods. I have more info on him in my earlier blog posts and will have more in the future!! Thanks, for reading and commenting.