Tuesday, November 30, 2010

And Still More Christmas "Thrifted" Treasures

I always love finding Christmas goodies at the thrift stores - especially vintage! And when I do, I feel compelled to share them with you. Some of the latest shown here today - a silver-plated bowl and some gorgeous ornaments:

And another bowl, and some MORE ornaments:

The most wonderful roll of vintage wrapping paper. It HAS to be vintage - I mean, who makes wrap this cute and colorful these days??

Rainbow Shiny Brites, handmade felt ornaments, Fire King plates, litle striped ornaments, and my beloved little fan-spinning Twinklers!! Probably my VERY favorite vintage ornaments in the entire world! And I found them at the Waste Management store! That means somebody threw them away. That's just crazy, folks!

Vintage Christmas tins. I love these for giving (or storing) my Christmas morning coffee cakes, cookies and fudge:

Jolly Holly pretty snow-frosted teardrop ornaments:

This vintage light-up Santa may have crazy eyes and be missing some paint and his little tree that he holds - but I love him just the same; I was thrilled to find him:

A lovely hand-embroidered apron:

Nice little boxed Hallmark "Beverage Ensemble":

A Sunset Christmas magazine, little angels, snowman votive holder, and a vintage Santa that used to be a bell - now he's just plain cute:

I have more to show you, but I thought this was enough for today!


Tina Dawn said...

I love the wrapping paper, it is just too cute! And for someone to throw away a twinkler, what were they thinking? They are part of GoldCountryGirl Christmas history for Pete's sake! Bless you for loving the crazy-eyed Santa, you were probably his last resort. Great collection here, I could just about decorate my entire house with your post. Love T

barbara said...

Oh, thrifting at Christmas - it is the most wonderful time of the year! I am stunned anyone would throw away a twinkler!

farmlady said...

I would love to see your home. It must be huge. You are a collector par excellence. I love those glass ornaments in the box. They are beautiful. I also love the old ornaments displayed in silver bowls.
Very nice.
It's hard to believe that someone would just throw these things away at the DUMP. What a shame. I'm glad there's a store for these things.

Heidi Ann said...

Farmlady - my home isn't huge - and I have WAY too much stuff! There is no way I could ever display all of my collections. I do my best, but it's actually beginning to overwhelm me a bit. Unfortunately, I seem to be physically and mentally unable to resist beautiful vintage things!

Heidi said...

Heidi, I have a cardboard bowl from Hallmark that matches your drink set! How fun to see the other parts of the range.

Jennifer D said...

I love that apron. I may have to make one for myself.

Heidi Ann said...

I don't know if anyone is interested, but a couple of the tins, the Hallmark set, the apron, and a few other things are for sale. E-mail me, if you would like to know more.
And thank you, everyone, for your nice comments!

delia hornbook said...

Ohh you lucky thing fab decorations its so hard to find vintage ones here that don't cost the earth. Fab paper and tins to infact far to many lovely things to comment on ;-)) Dee x

yosemite faith said...

you know how i am about christmas things!!!! wonderful photos of such great items heidi!

Anonymous said...

Could be the Most desirable subject which I browsed through all holiday season?!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Oh, the ornaments are just so gorgeous! Twyla

VintageBettys said...

love your findings especially the apron! Happy holidays!