Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Vintage Stuff I Haven't Told You About!

This post will only make it seem like I've been buying tons of stuff. But I really haven't been. lol
These things are from that chunk of time a few months ago when I didn't have a computer. The flea market was still going on. And I went to a few estate sales. Here's what I found!
 
Actually these were at Goodwill. I didn't own a single thermos. Wasn't going to jump on that bandwagon. But there they were...all three of them sitting together like that. An instant collection. So of course I HAD to.
 
 This guy is a major score for me! I've wanted a Santa Candy container like this for years. I went to an estate sale that was a total bust. And just as I was leaving (empty handed) I looked up and there He sat, up high on a shelf in the dining room. He wasn't priced. So I asked how much and was told $1.00.
He's German and in such great shape!
 
 Ok, What do you think? Is she holding a mitten? And He's trying to go deliver toys without his mittens, but She's saying "Wait Dear, You better put your mitten's on".
Or is She holding an oven mitt? A squirt gun? lol.
 
 Flea Market finds, and a couple things from a good sale at an antique store. My favorite thing here is the box that the Tree Top came in!
 
This large Santa table cloth is not old. But I was thrilled to find it at the flea for only $2.00!
 
 Another Tree Topper with Santa this time. And one teeny knee hugger.
 
 The little turquoise Santa is one that I didn't have. Harder to find I think.
 
 I want to do something fun with these two reindeer. I might have to get a little "Magpie Ethel" with them.
 
Nice to find tear drops instead of the same old round ones.
 
Whew! Ok, now I feel a little better. I felt like a had a dirty little secret that I had to share with you guys. Had to confess and come clean. Now I have nothing more to hide.
Oh! Well...maybe a couple (little) things. :)
Thanks for listening! I hope you're all having a great week!
Erica :) 


22 comments:

  1. as usual, great finds! cant wait to see what you do with the little reindeer! happy tuesday!
    xoxo

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  2. Great finds. Love the little reindeer.

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  3. Such great treasures! I think Mrs. Claus is handing him his mittens! Look at her expression..she's like "Aren't You forgetting something, Santa???" Maggie

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  4. I resisted the Thermos bandwagon for so long! Now I'm on it and can't get off :-)

    ~Erica

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  5. Love that candy container! You got it for a steal. So many fun Christmas treasures. You know we could start a vintage Christmas support group and I'm sure we could find other members to join. Smile. So good to have you blogging regularly again. Missed you tons! Christmas hugs!!

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  6. Wonderful finds! I found a thermos yesterday and so now I have two, one more makes a collection right? LOL!! Love the old candy santa...gosh I'm enjoying your finds!
    hugs,
    Linda

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  7. I love the old thermoses....so hard to find now! And your holiday pretties are wonderful. I see that tiny pixie in there...I love those! I know you'll like what I've been working on. It's fun to craft for Christmas! Sweet hugs, Diane

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  8. I like the thermos...they make a fun collection and you found many sweet Christmas goodies.
    See you tomorrow..
    warmly,
    deb

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  9. That star box looks so familiar, I think my grandmother had that one!!! Wish I had it now!!!

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  10. Oh my goodness!! You really found some great and cute treasures!! Love the thermoses and Santa tablecloth too!! The turquoise Santa is really neat, I've never seen one! :) Can't wait to see your creations with the deer! Have a lovely day Erica!! :) xo Holly

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  11. You scored big all right! I love the thermos bottles and those little reindeer. Have a great week,
    Dorothy and Wilma

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  12. Well, I love every single treasure you found! I can't even choose a favorite! Ok, mayme the Santa and Mrs. Claus figures. They are a pretty green. You sure do know how to have fun!

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  13. I would have bought everything you did! I love it all. The vintage boxes always get me. I can't resist buying them. The graphics are so great and nothing like modern ones. You scored! I started buying thermos this year after seeing them on so many blogs. I found a green one that says Holiday that will go in to my decorating this year. Good to see your "stuff".

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  14. Work some magic on those deer! What a great score on that candy container...i have a few and that price is a once in a lifetime bargain!

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  15. Thermoses! I can never find them and they look so cute in vignettes! NICE!

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  16. I can't tell what's she is holding! I am jealous of the gold German nodder. I just bought a red one off eBay for $17. I wanted one so bad! Splurge for me, but have been making really good money buying & reselling. Such a great deal! You always have amazing Christmas scores. It's great to see what that tree topper looks like. One came with my aluminum tree off eBay, got a really good deal, didn't know the topper was coming, but the topper hole on the inside was destroyed. I was convinced there was a rare jewel in there & someone just had to dig it out. It was that destroyed! Happy hunting!

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  17. Love it! I have one of those Santa face toppers on my kitchen tree right now...mine is silver.

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  18. A perfectly wonderful Erica post! :) You really can not disappoint. The turquoise Santa, wow! Nevwr seen one.I woulda have gone a little bonkers on that one! It is all just fantastic. I am happy you live to share in pictures! The theemoses, I have been resisting, too. But I can see why tou had to get this trio!
    Bless you!
    Susie

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  19. I always envy your good luck with Christmas items. I found a candy container a year ago, but only the top half! Lately it's been sparse! Love your finds, they are just wonderful!

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  20. You just collect the best stuff my friend! WOW! I love seeing it all. It sure looks cute together. Hope you are doing ok.

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  21. Boy, you really scored big on these awesome items! I especially love the thermoses. I'll have to pretend my computer is down! ;)

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