I found these two tree toppers and the tin this past summer at a yard sale:
And these are some recent thrift store finds, below. The rotating tree stand was $2- it just needed new screws, and my husband got them for me at OSH. I've got plans for this baby that include a table-top tree with a mirror underneath as a base and small mirrored disco ball ornaments and old chandelier crystals. I like to pick up vintage Christmas tins for my collection when I find them for a decent price. I found another like the one above. I already had a larger size of the winter scene tin. My best buy was the vintage Shiny Brites box. The ornaments that were inside it weren't Shiny Brites nor are they very old , but the box itself was worth the price I paid and I'm always happy to find them. I like the graphics on old boxes so much that I'll display them on their own.
Another picture - I added the striped ornament (love those!), and the vintage card box held my mother-in-law's old Christmas card lists and some old cards. It is a large and pretty box that will be added to my decorations this year.
And this stuff is from K-Mart. We take an annual trek to our nearest K-Mart ( almost an hour away) every year specifically to see and buy some of the Martha Stewart collection of Christmas items. We didn't get a lot, but I always get some wrapping paper and bows. And I love the satin ribbon ornament hangers, the little black felt embroidered house ornament, the red and green felt blanket-stitched ribbon and the yellow wooden bell ornament. Oh, and we bought one more refrigerator dish in a size we didn't have already, too.
My husband told me he heard that Martha's contract with the retailer ends this year. I can't help wondering whether this could mean we will see a new Martha Stewart Collection at Walmart next season? I mean, she did start something with her craft line there this year. I'm just sayin'. We did get a few of K-Mart's own brands, too. I noticed that they have made nice improvements in the look of their own packaging. Sort of trying to make it look more like the pretty packaging on Martha's products. I was impressed.