Thursday, December 15, 2011

Inspired to Thrift

So many of you have been
sharing your wonderful thrifting finds
I just had to jump on board.

I was really in search of some vintage Christmas
decorations and may have found a few.

Here are some of my favorites:

I've mentioned before that I collect Santas.
This is the first New Year's Santa I have
ever seen and just "had" to have him!

I couldn't pass up this little
glittery reindeer on wheels.

There were 3 of these for my kitchen tree.

I just love these little guys
and hope to get some red glitter to bring
them back to their full potential.

These may go on a tree...
or gifts.

Again, gifts or trees.

These little cuties went into the bathroom
to add some holiday cheer.

Added these to the main tree.

Aren't these cute?

This is handpainted but has no other markings.

 I feel in love with these carolers but
they don't have any marking either.

Am thinking these are pretty old.
Maybe some of you know for sure.
Danielle?  Julie Marie?

And last but not least...
I have never seen anything like this
and just fell completely in love with her.

Isn't she just the cutest
Mrs. Claus you have ever seen?

All of these goodies were in 2 bags that I purchased
There were many, many other items but as I said,
these are my favorites.
I hope you enjoyed seeing them!


Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Wow, that's a lot of finds! I don't have anywhere good to display little things like that.

Scrappy Pink Corner said...

You definitely hit the jack pot with all your findings. I love the stockings and the reindeer on wheels and the Mrs. clause. Those are my favorite.
Funny you mentioned you went junking as my husband would call, yesterday I attempted to go to one of our local goodwills with my oldest daughter and I could not find parking. I was so upset. I just came home. I did not understand. It was 12 pm and the place was packed. Don't people work? Then they say the economy is bad. Anyhow, I plan on attempting again tomorrow.
Thanks for sharing your fabulous finds. Enjoy them.

Madi and Mom said...

Excellent finds!! I love the ones that can be gift tags!! You have a good eye for 'pretty'!!
Hugs Madi and Mom

Lynne said...

I enjoyed your "finds." I have a santa collection too and would love to have you receive one or two from me?

Judy said...

Awesome finds...I love the last one, she is adorable.

Julie Marie said...

Hi Jill... love all your thrift shop finds!... Your little Santas with the glitter are no doubt from the 50's... and the salt and pepper Santas, too cute!... Be SURE to leave the old "Japan" paper tag on the bottom... "Japan" puts them sometime after 1941 to the present, however, those old paper tags were mainly used in the early 50's... they are a treasure!!!... if anything is marked "Made in Japan" it is prior to 1941 and WWII... have fun thrifting!... xoxo Julie Marie

Julie Marie said...

Oooh, and I love your little Mrs. Santa too... I would say she is from the late 50's to early 60's... her little head is made from spun cotton, she is precious!!!... xoxo Julie Marie

Sharon said...

Cute stuff, great finds! I, too, like Mrs. Claus, she's too sweet!

Debbie said...

ooohhhh every single one is my favorite!!

Mari said...

Great finds! I love that New Years Santa!

TexWisGirl said...

i like barefoot santa! :)

Anonymous said...

Great finds, Jill! I love the gingerbread man!

Blessed Serendipity said...

You did good Jill! The Santa S & P are definitely 50's and the carolers and Mrs. Claus are old too. I have never seen a barefoot Santa before. He is adorable. Fun to see all your thrifting loot.


Donna said...

Awwww...I think I'm going to go thrifting with YOU!Hahaaa
Love Mrs Claus!!!

EG Wow said...

A New Year's Santa is new to me too!

Melodie said...

I love that that Santa is barefoot!

Ellie said...

What a lot of great finds - my favourite is Mrs Claus, she is so cute!

Anonymous said...

Oh, I loved seeing these treasures. Some remind me of my childhood. Those Santas from Japan are something special. Enjoy your day and great thrifting finds!

Gloria said...

You sure got some real goodies there!

Young Adventures... said...

What fun finds Jill! Your blog is so festive. Hope all is well with you.

Chatty Crone said...

Gosh I don't think there is anything you are not good at - now thrifting too.


Kelli- AdventurezInChild'Rearing said...

What fun! I love the little carolers too! they are so sweet!!!

Jackie said...

The carolers are my favorite ! You've got your self some nifty treasures.

ღ Life According To Milo ღ said...

I love Mrs. Claus and the little plaques too. : ).. Especially the angels. Great collection!

Dianna said...

I'd say you snared some treasures there, Jill!
And you've inspired me to go thrift shopping this weekend (Not that I'll be that lucky, but you never know!)

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

I stay away from the thrifts this time of year. Could be dangerous! :)

Michaele said...

Now fun! I think I like Mrs Santa best. But it was hard to choose.

Kayla said...

I think I love the little glitter-less Santas the best. I hope you can restore them!

Kathy said...

I don't think I've ever seen a barefoot Santa before. He's quite a find. Also love that Mrs. Claus.