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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

A Vintage Christmas Treasure!

I find a lot of pretty things at the thrift stores here in Florida. But when I saw this in an ‘out of the way’ spot in the big old thrift store here…

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I went straight to the check out with my 25 cents!

It’s NAPCO…made in Japan and when I ‘googled’ it they are described as planters.

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I was guessing it was a vase. It’s a little fireplace with a boy sitting in front and pure sweetness through and through. It’s why I go thrifting….the chance to find something this precious!

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(A closer peek)

(the little tray and other pretties are thrift finds, too!)

I’m linking with Nifty Thrifty Tuesday

and Knick of Time Tuesday !

Have you found a Christmas treasure this season?

***Happy Holidays***

56 comments:

Nancy Claeys said...

I love Napco items. I have quite a few dog figurines made by them.

Did you buy any of the surrounding items? So cute.

The Bear's Blog said...

Hi Miss Lavender Dreams,

Wow, Mom really likes this. Yes, I "found" a treasure - Toby, my new little baby brother.

Hugs,
Prudence ♥

Where's Wendy?

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Hi Nancy! Thanks for your sweet comment! I am showing it on my small bookcase in my living room. I put the little things around it. They are thrift finds, too!

Kim K. said...

That fireplace is absolutely precious. What a beautiful steal for .25 cents.

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

25 cents! Wow...it's just precious!
Karen

Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

So awesome! I love it and what a great find!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Items like this are why I thrift also! So very cute but you made it even better with the sweet additions! I'm trying to find more of those little wooden ornaments for Tiger's tree! Must go thrifting!! Hugs, Linda

Elizabeth said...

That is a wonderful find! I have not found anything lately. I only get to shop on weekends and guess the good treasures are gone by then.

cucki said...

Wow it is so beautiful ..truly so sweet
Love xx

NanaDiana said...

Isn't that cute? I have never seen anything like it! Good find! xo Diana

Della said...

That is a nice find! It looks porcelain :)

val's alentejo blogspot.com said...

A lovely sweet photo.
You are lucky to get such nice finds.
val

debra said...

Lucky find ! What a sweet decoration to have !

maddyrose said...

It seems that everything in the thrift stores I have in my area are rare treasures because they never go for 25 cents. You lucked out when you found this little gem.

ImagiMeri said...

I always pick up Napco when I find them. Yours is precious.

Hugs,
Meri

Pam said...

I love Napco things. I have some Thanksgiving turkeys from them. Great find!

Leann said...

Congrats on your fab find! Love Napco and this is perfect!!!

Enjoy the blessings of the season!
Leann

Cheapchick said...

Great find. The tray with all the Christmas goodies is so cute.

Terra said...

I hadn't heard of Napco before your post, and it is a charming piece. The price was right too!

Susan said...

You came across a real find and so nostalgic. I can't imagine someone wanted to part with it, but I know it has a good home now, XOXO

Dorothy Crutchfield said...

OMgoodness, you did find a treasure! Love it.

Barbara said...

I love that piece! Just sweet, through and through.

Laurie said...

ooo, that was a treasure find!! I found a beautiful old nut b owl at good will, thats all, its a beauty though, one with the bark on the outside,

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

It's just so precious...so is your entire vignette. I get anxious to get to the thrift store every time I see what you've found.

Karen said...

I've never heard of Napco products before, I'll have to google. Adorable!

Chenille Cottage said...

Hi Diane,
What an incredible find and for only one quarter! You can't beat that and just look at all the sweet detail.
thank you for you visit and kind comment on my blog. I'm glad you liked my little ticking pocket and the first things I thought you would fill yourw with would be shells and tiny things from the beach.
Do have a good week, my sweet friend.
Blessings,
Carolynn xxx

Linda R said...

25 cents. You did are a great shopper. So cute. and I love your new Christmas header.

Hugs~

Donna said...

Very cute and you can't beat the price!

Introverted Art said...

25 cents???!!!!! OMG what a find!

Janette - The2Seasons said...

That was quite the deal and so cute. Good job. Thanks for being such a loyal reader of The 2 Seasons. We really appreciate it.

Cranberry Morning said...

Very sweet! And I did find the one thing i was looking for, a pair of little girl ice skates - for $1.00 at my local thrift store!

ImSoVintage said...

It's adorable. And people say you can't buy anything for a quarter anymore :)

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Very sweet and you can't beat that price!!!
Love the lamp too! Very pretty.
Warmly,
deb

cynthia lee designs said...

So cute!! Love it and what a great price!!
hugs,
Cindy

Ames said...

Those are some cute P jammies girl! The Christmas decorations bring back memories!~Ames

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Cottage and Broome said...

Love the little planter. I think Florida has the best flea markets and places th thrift shop! Thanks for stopping by, Laura

Pat Kelly said...

That really is precious Diane!! You look so cozy in your red jammies!!

Katherine Wolak said...

Oh the colour you have here!!! :D

Hugs,

Jacqueline said...

That is smack dab right up my alley way! Love it, what a cute find!
Stopping in to say hi Diane, it's been awhile!
Merry Christmas and my best to you!
Jacqueline

Icy BC said...

What a wonderful find, and I love to find treasure pieces at the Thrift Store too.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

That is a cute find! I love to go thrifting and what I call treasure hunting.

Sandy said...

There is nothing better than a .25c find in a thrift store.. and this one is special...
thanks so much for your visit to my blog and your sweet comments.
Happy Holidays
Sandy

Pamela said...

So sweet--and only 25 cents! I like your tray--such a neat way to showcase the littles we have with looking messy.

Darjeeling Darlings said...

What a great find! Thanks for sharing!

The Darjeeling Darlingshttp://darjeelingdarlings.blogspot.com/2012/12/twelve-days-of-darjeeling-christmas.html

Rose@ said...

Love it. Wish I lived closer to some thrift shops. It sounds like it would be lots of fun.

Olive said...

Score for you Diane. It's sweet.

The Boston Lady said...

Great find Diane! I love your header as well! Ann

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

I have never heard of those, but it's so cute. You could do well at selling a lot of those items in a Etsy store.

As for the photos, you cheeky girl, teh he he he....lol.

Snort....

Jen

Creative Breathing said...

Oh my gosh this is a treasure! It's just the cutest planter ever! I just knew you would have wonderful things to share when I thought to visit, your header included. Always such a pleasure to visit! E

Ricki Treleaven said...

Your little Christmas vignettes are adorable! I especially love the one in your header.

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Diane, Oh this is too adorable. What a find. Yes, it's these sweet precious treasures that make life special. I so had fun catching up here with your posts. Love the barn pics and your faux snow creation. LOL
We are warm here too. 80's all last week, now in the mid 70's but I would like it to get a bit cooler for Christmas.

Thank you for stopping by and your kind comment. I am so glad you can enjoy your little ornaments.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Vicki said...

I can't believe it was .25?!

LBP said...

Wow! You scored a great deal! Love the little scene you made with it!

Blessings

Linda

Leave It To Davis said...

Oh, that is adorable the way you have it set up with the little Christmas trees and snowmen and toys! Just adorable!!!

Karen Harvey Cox said...

Oh you truly inspired me today with your decorations. I love what you did with that tray.

Thank you for mentioning my Advent Calendar giveaway. Happy decorating.

karen