Friday, December 4, 2009

Thrifted Christmas

These are some (mostly) Christmas things I have found recently. While other people were out at the big stores on Black Friday, Lori and I hit the thrifts instead! Found a nice big jar with it's original red metal lid (Alta Coffee), some ornaments, and two green candle holders:
Red plastic candle holders and tree topper, horse head bookends, pillar candle holder, cute Santa box for fireplace matches, and a chartreuse vase:
Two boxes of ornaments, one Shiny Brite, one Coby Glass:
A fabulous vintage stocking! It's done on black velvet with sequin-decorated felt cutouts. It looks even better in person:
A little closer on some of the decorations. I absolutely love this stocking. Somebody put a lot of love into creating it. It even has a sewn-on green glass ring as the hanger::
This is the largest ceramic tree I have. Lori had some little birds I added where a few lights were missing. It just needs a star:
A set of six gold-painted ceramic star candle holders and some red garland. These stars look beautiful with lit candles on top of a little round mirror I found that day, too:
I even found something to wear. I dressed Penny up for the season in my red turtleneck and off-white fleece-lined corduroy vest and Santa hat!
I think she's ready to help decorate! (Don't really see how she'd be much help, though...)


Mid Century Madam said...

Wow, where did you find all that cool stuff? I keep searching for vintage Christmas things and I'm finding a big zilch. The stocking is gorgeous. Hope we get lucky today. Waste Management here we come.

Jennifer D said...

I love that tree. Great finds and I bet you had more fun than all those folks at the unthrifty stores.

Tina Dawn said...

I have a set of the red plastic candle holders, they match a pair of salt and pepper shakers I also have. Love love love the velvet stocking, what a great find. Penny could be a sidewalk superintendent if she had a head. Oh well, just "stand" there and look pretty, Penny. Love T

yosemite faith said...

great holiday finds! you know how i am about red and green.....wonderful photos!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Wonderful Christmas finds! Penny looks very festive! Twyla