This week my local little antique and collectible shop advertised 30 boxes of Christmas, I had to get over there and check it out! What if somebody got something good before me! Hah!! I said I was there to look at the Christmas stuff, he showed me one small shelf, there was definitely nothing there that I was interested in, he took me to another area, I should have taken a picture to the pile of boxes that he took me to - there were the thirty boxes, he said for me to just go through them! Imagine that!! So, there I was down on the floor going through these boxes - this lady apparently loved Christmas, there was Christmas everything - she had a salt and pepper shaker collection of eight hundred shakers - just think of the dusting involved in that! So, here's what I scrounged out of the boxes - I may not be keeping it all, but some of it will be perfect for my vintage red Christmas shelf.
These are all stamped Made in Japan, that's really all I was looking for and I didn't even take all that was there, they're all salt and peppers from that big collection plus one toothpick holder.
If you follow me on Instagram, you've already seen this picture, aren't these shakers just the sweetest? It's another set of Made in Japan ones. Oh, and if you don't follow me on Instagram, you should - right here!
A Santa bank, another item from Japan and still with the Giftcraft sticker on it.
I'm really hoping I have enough Shiny Brites or other ornaments to make a wreath this year - this is what all these little bits and pieces are for.
I also found these two old catalogues in the boxes, one is Army & Navy from Regina, Saskatchewan, 1958, the other is a French catalogue from 1957, the Dupuis Company from Montreal. I think I'll be using these for SMASHing. Does anybody remember the Rawleigh salesman, I do and that's why I picked up that little booklet.
There's some wild looking toys in the Army & Navy book, that is one creepy looking monkey down in the right corner!
That's it from the pickin', now on to the thriftin'
I had these cute pixies on Instagram too - they were 50 cents each.
I rescued this little bag of vintage Christmas birds, the clips are all missing and the tail feathers need some attaching - but for 50 cents, well, I had to take them, they might be nice for the wreath too.
Someone had dropped off some vintage cards at the Salvation Army, I found seven that I liked and they cost me 20 cents. Some of the cards are old Hallmark ones.
I did find one Vera this week and it cost me 99 cents. It's just amazing to me how many patterns there are out there and I very seldom ever find a duplicate.
My last item I am quite excited about, this is nice little find at Value Village, an item that was probably priced incorrectly because I paid next to nothing for it. I plan to list it and hope I can make a nice little profit from it. It's a Holt Howard mayonnaise jar, stamped 1959, I've never seen one of these before, it's cute but not cute enough to keep!!!
So, that's it for this week, the Christmas sections are pretty well up and running in the thrifts but there's a lot of junk, I had to look hard for what I did find!!