Thursday, December 19, 2013

Thrifting Before Christmas

There's still lots of Christmas in the thrifts, just not much vintage Christmas. Yesterday was 50% at Value Village, I didn't see not one item I wanted to buy, that's sad!!  I also shopped at my local collectible shop and came home with a nice sized Santa

It's the happy Santa in the front - I don't have one that big.

I bought the two ornaments on the right there too - the other one was a in a bag of junk that yielded two items, the other one is....

The little guy sitting in the middle!!  I spotted him in the bag, I had to buy it - the bag was only 50 cents and gave me this cutie and the bell ornament.  I found the other pixies last year, I know they're not old, but they're pretty cute!

Might as well keep picking up ornaments for the next wreath project!!

Another box of lights - for my light shelf..

I'm listening to this record right now - it's a Peter Pan 33 1/3 Little LP - I paid 25 cents - Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and All I Want for Christmas is my Two Front Teeth - nothing sounds like a record!!

I don't think there will be much more thrifting now before Christmas, I was happy to find anything at all this week, have you had any luck?

I'm linking with Share Your Cup Thursday and Vintage Thingie Thursday


  1. Hi Jill! You sure have had some good luck this late in the season! I love your Light Shelf! I might have to copy you next year! lol
    Happy Holidays!
    Erica :)

  2. Not much around here either! Headed to an estate sale tomorrow that promises vintage ornaments. Fingers crossed to find some! You have so many neat decorations!!!

  3. I adore that shelf with the lights. None of the big thrifts have anything vintage this year...all my finds but one have been from the little shops

  4. I am a huge advocate for buying things that may not actually be old but look like it. Who will ever know besides us?!

    Hope you are enjoying the holidays. Hanna and I should be listening to Christmas albums on her record player, but someone (ahem) forgot it!


  5. Some great Christmas finds.
    Love vintage Christmas items I'm always happy when I find some I can afford.
    Merry Christmas and all the best for the new year.

  6. This late into the season, I think you did very well with your finds.

  7. Look at that sweet pixie and nice big Santa. Love the records, too! I was going to come right home and write to you. I almost didn't go to the old thrift store this morning (I'm actually getting a little burned out! lol) But I went...and I found a pixie! ONE lone pixie! I was so excited and spent a bunch of time digging through the bins just in case he had a brother! haha! I'm so happy now. My Christmas is complete! (I know you'll understand!!!) Holidays hugs!!!

  8. I go time after time to the thrifts and find something vintage about once every four or five trips!!!

  9. Love your Christmas finds! I didn't find much vintage Christmas this year at all. Have a wonderful holiday!

  10. I will go of the managers says they won't be able to get all their Christmas stuff out before Christmas and they have so much that they are going to put Christmas stuff out during the year!! That was great news!

  11. I found red balls for my Valentine's Tree.
    Blessings and Merry Christmas!
    Harvest Lane Cottage

  12. YAY for a little more Christmas! I was going to do one last trip before Christmas - tomorrow.. & hit up a market, but with that nasty weather they are calling for, we are staying home!

    (BTW! Going to send your kneehugger, we got out good news).

  13. Dancing santa looks very beautiful. All your shopping for Christmas looks good...

  14. Love your displays, esp the lights one. I probably wont get any more thrifting in til after Christmas either! We leave on Monday morning, bright and early and the weekends packed with last minute errands and a get together! Merry Christmas to you!

  15. Great finds! That Santa is super cute and looks great on your shelf. I'm also drooling over your vintage light display! It's so freaking cool!

  16. I hardly ever find anything really vintage at the thrift stores! You did great, love your light shelf!
    Merry Christmas,

  17. Great finds!! Here in Central Indiana tomorrow they're having 50% off at all Goodwills. I hope to find some vintage Christmas goodies and maybe some Pyrex! :)

  18. Love all your pixie elves!! Those are so cute!! And your light shelf is such a great idea and is so cute too!! :) Merry Christmas!! xo Holly

  19. I love your shelf of Christmas lights! I was at the big thrift store by my house yesterday, and there were tons of Christmas decorations everywhere - but not one vintage piece was there.

    Merry Christmas!

  20. I love all the goodies in these pics, esp the little Tom & Jerry mug. I've had no luck at all :(
    Happy New Year Jill!