Friday, December 7, 2007

Show & Tell Friday--Thrift Store Christmas Decorations

Here it is Show & Tell Friday again and today I thought I'd share a few of the Christmas decorations I've picked up at the thrift store over the past few years. I love it when the thrift stores put out all the holiday decorations throughout the year.

A too cute little set of retro looking winking Santa salt & peppers that I think I paid all of .50 for.

For some reason I have to buy the old Christmas tree lights that you see packaged in baggies for next to nothing, but never could figure out what to do with them, so I poured out the rose hips and putka pods that usually fill this bowl and replaced them with the old lights. It worked out pretty well. I think I'll keep collecting them and fill up some glass jars or bowls. Oh and yes that is Santa sitting on the window sill in his underwear. hehe! He came to me from my friend Donna--who found him at a garage sale--another great place to find great ornies!

The vintage glass ornies in the candle globe I've been picking up here and there. Some are faded, scratched or a tad broken, but still so pretty and they were in a gallon size pickle jar--but that wasn't pretty, so last week I found the candle globe and I had the little snowflake crock that I'd found a couple of years ago and well they all just went together and I love it!

I'm still on the hunt for a nice Nativity--one that is large and hopefully somewhat colorful and more traditional, so who knows maybe next year I'll get lucky and find that one.

Don't forget to stop by Kelli's place and check out all the other Show & Tell Fridays.


Persuaded said...

What a great idea for those old lightbulbs! I just may have to try that next year:-)

As for a cute Nativity set... one of the other gals has a wonderful vintage wax set on her show and tell today. You simply must see it! I'm afraid I can't remember exactly which gal it was at the moment though, so you'll have to visit everyone to find it:-)

nannykim said...

love the way you displayed the Christmas lights--love it!!

Anita said...

First of all, thanks a lot for your visit on my blog just some minutes ago and the warm words you left in the comment section!

Yes, those Tilda books of the Norvegian artist Tone Finnanger are very very populare here in Europe these days! And this TILDAS HAUS book is my favourite due to all those soft and feminine colours and gorgeous photos that took at a museum in Norway!

What a pity that we don't have those kind of thrift stores here in Germany. I would love to go shopping there!

By the way, I just adored the stocking you made for your Christmas swap! It's wonderful, very well done! And the other goodies you put in your castle are very nice, too!

Have a great week-end and best wishes, Anita

Penless Thoughts said...

Neat things you've shown. I like the idea of the old bulbs!!!

Hootin' Anni said...

Love the idea with the lights! Very, very clever and quite festive too.

jendi said...

I so agree about finding decorations at thrift shops!

Have a great weekend!

Mica Garbarino said...

I love the santa in the second picture who appears to have a poseable body... I want him !!!! And love your little vintages !!! XO Mica

Mrs. Mordecai said...

I love the salt and pepper shakers! We had some similar ones when I was growing up. Maybe I can find some for fifty cents too . . . someday.

ellen b. said...

Ahh a girl after my own heart finding treasures at Goodwill or other thrift stores! Enjoy...

Mary said...

All of your vintage ornaments are lovely and ones that I've seen on Christmas trees over the years. I also like the beautiful salt & pepper shakers. Thanks so much for sharing.


Jane said...

I like your use of vintage Christmas things - for decor around your house. I really like the S&P shakers. I really like S&P shakers and have always thought of collecting them. Perhaps I will have to think on that one again!

Thanks for sharing,

Lana G! said...

Fun finds!

Great idea for the bulbs!