Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Vintage Christmas Finds - Over the River and through the Woods...

Here I am!  This was on Tuesday, it's Thursday night and it still looks pretty much the same out here (in the place where it hardly ever snows).
Me and hubby hoofed it to the store for much needed cream and eggs.  It's been tough being stuck since Friday's snow storm, today is 6 days we haven't been able to drive!  We haven't been wanting to risk banging up the new car if we really don't need to--rather wait until things get better.  We are thankful that the term is over and hubby doesn't have to drive to the university.

Anyway, my neighbor called and asked if we wanted to go out with her in her four wheel drive.  Hubby has grading to do, but I went.  It was so nice to get out!  We hit 4 thrifts.  Nothing at the first 3 for me, but things perked up at the last one.  In addition to a few different bags of small glass balls for crafting, I got a bag of vintage ornaments and this other little goodie.


Lots of great vintage ornaments in this bag!  I was so pleased.  Bradford lanterns and bells, I saw one of these lanterns last week but decided not to get it.  The red balls are old ones made in Japan, no necks (well, really short ones), small openings, and collars stamped Japan.  There is one hand painted pointed type made in Poland, 3 multicolored Shiny Brite, 2 old glass bells (one still has it's hanger and bead) and a spray of lavender with one blue.  I was happy to pay $2.70 for the bag.  This bag was much better than most of the other combo bags I run into.

The other neat-o thing I found was this angel with bells mobile with the Enesco label still attached!  It is small, which is nice, easy to put somewhere without needing much space.  I need to stuff a little cotton or something in the gowns, they are a bit flattened out.



Weather isn't promising tomorrow, we may have freezing rain into the afternoon as well.  So we will just stay home and hope for a drivable day on Friday.  I may craft tomorrow, the situation with the weather coupled with my mad crafting there for a while has me uninspired.


I did finish knitting a scarf today...I got some beautiful baby llama yarn the last time I went to an estate sale.  I have enough to make a matching hat, maybe I'll do that tomorrow or maybe, just maybe a small ornament wreath as I only have one 8" ring left.

10 comments:

  1. Hi Evie! I love the mobile! I haven't seen one like that before. I found a bag of those lanterns awhile ago too. I really like them for their great shape! A nice change from round ones.
    Boy, that first pic almost looks like you're here in Minnesota! lol
    Hope you're staying warm! :)
    Erica

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  2. Hi there! Visiting from Erica's sweet blog! Glad she shared you with us!! :) Such a sweet mobile!! I love your scarf you're making, it looks so soft! Stay warm!! Happy sweet day and nice to meet you! xo Holly

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    1. Nice to see you here Holly, thanks for your sweet comments!!

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  3. Hi there, I found you thru Erica! I love your blog, you are very crafty! I really admired the scarf you made and that lovely wreath too!
    Dorothy @hensrule.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Dorothy! Thanks for stopping by! I'm not much of a knitter, but I love to make scarves for myself as I can make them just the right size! Any excuse to buy some of those lovely yarns. :0)

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  4. Hi Evie, I found you through Golden Egg Vintage. I love your blog. You are a girl after my own heart with all of your wonderful vintage finds. I love your creative wreaths too! I just signed up to follow you.

    Danielle

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    1. Hi Danielle! Erica was so sweet to mention me on her blog. Thanks for coming by, glad you like seeing the wreaths--I have so much fun making Christmas vintage stuff and sharing it!

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  5. Evie, I am a huge vintage Christmas lover too. After Erica was so sweet to post about us, I had to hop on over to your blog too! Following you through bloglovin. :) Happy Holidays!

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    1. Hi Melissa! Thanks for stopping by! There's so much to love about Christmas vintage isn't there :0)

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