Monday, November 11, 2013

Christmas Finds - Lefton's Wins Again!

The thrift stores around here are finally getting into high gear with Christmas stock.  We looked for glass ornaments, crafting supplies and kitsch.  Here are a few pictures of finds from last week--I didn't include a picture of glass ornaments, though there were many!

I found numerous unopened packages of vintage craft supplies.  The older sisal wreaths have that nice thick snow on them unlike the painted stuff they put on these days. Not pictured is some gold Hollywood brand glitter! I bought the National tinsel as it's like the German lametta and it's just neat to see the unopened package.  I have my lametta I purchased in Germany 30 years ago--we don't use it every year, but when we do we take it down strand by strand and pack it away for another year.

Vintage kitsch finds included figures made in Japan, each stamped or with label.  I found this unopened package of Christmas garland!  A couple of the bell cages are out of shape, but cute all the same.  I've gotten into the vintage Hong Kong plastics!

My favorite piece is this Lefton's reindeer planter!  So sweet!


  1. You found some great Christmas stuff!!

    I'm your newest follower, I found you at the Collective!

    1. Hi Jill! I saw your other comment, I'll have to check out more on your blog!

  2. Great finds! Yesterday I scored a huge box go old glass ornaments for $7, a ceramic tree with lights for $2, and more in-boc glass ornaments from the US and Germany than I can shake a stick at. I also went to my mom's and took possession of her two ceramic trees with lights as well as a huge box of ornaments she got in Germany forty or so years ago…she swears she paid $3 or $4 each for them then.

    I'm also on the hunt for the Japanese ornaments but have not run across any. You have inspired me.

    1. Oh Jacquelyn! You are making me so jealous! I'd LOVE to find a huge box of old ornaments. Sounds like you are doing really good on the Christmas decoration finds! Too bad we aren't closer--I'd swap that Friendship for Christmas stuff!


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