Thursday, December 5, 2013

Christmas is Comin’…vintage style!

And the thrift stores are bringing out the vintage Christmas items.

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It’s really my favorite time to shop.

I’m always looking for pixies and this was a funny find.

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A half of a pixie? No not even half! The smallest pixie head I have ever seen! But isn’t he sweet!

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Everything here is a thrift find except the lighthouse and the candle tree.

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And how about this bag of ‘abused’ Christmas trees. I had to work to fluff them out and make them stand up straight. (and yes the bag says 25 cents!)

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Not sure if I’ll leave them here but I had to get a photo!

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I’m joining Thrifty Things Friday!

Also Katherine’s Corner,

Ivy and Elephants and

Jann for Share Your Cup

and Home Sweet Home.

Have you found any vintage Christmas items yet? 

I sure would like to find a WHOLE pixie

…or two! heehee!

53 comments:

Montanagirl said...

You just make me smile with all your vintage treasures. Now all you need is some miniature deer to stand in your little forest! And I LOVE that Santa face mug.

Stacey said...

How cute!! Love the trees.

Musings from Kim K. said...

Vintage Christmas is the BEST kind of Christmas decorating!! What a darling vignette. I can't believe you got all those trees for .25 cents. Good for you!!!

Susie said...

I love your finds. The little forrest is adorable. What a buy !! At least you make it Christmas inside even if the temps are warm outside :):) Blessings, xoxo,Susie

boopnut said...

I love all the finds, especially the Santa mug!

ann said...

Haven't had time to hit the thrift shops, but they get pretty picked over, especially now after so many lost their homes in the flooding. I had wanted to comment on your doll room, but I missed it. LOVE. Hope you are warm. We are literally freezing. -6.

Susan said...

You always find the best things! I want to come hunting for treasures with you:-D

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

Such cute little finds, Diane. I have one of those Santa mugs :)
xo Laura

Dorothy Crutchfield said...

I love your tree forest, it looks like a forest with fresh snow on the ground! :-)

TexWisGirl said...

laughed at your abused trees. they cleaned up nicely.

Jen Jorgensen said...

It's beginning to look a lot like "Christmas..." Everywhere I see ~~~~
Perfect little scenes with 'red' & 'white' and 'green' & some pixies hiding... in.. the.. treeeeessss.....
La, la, la, la, la...
(=

Joyce Olson said...

Love your finds-looks like you had lots of fun!
Jemma

Acorn to Oak said...

Those were some great finds and great deals! I can't believe that you not only found a bag of those little brush trees but that they were only .25c! Incredible! It looks like they fluffed up well. They're so cute! It's funny how the Santa looks like he's rolling his eyes. The little scene you set up with him, the elf, deer, house, etc., is cute. Happy Holidays!

Vee said...

Oh I love where you set up your trees! It looks like a darling little Christmas forest.

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

I think I had a Santa cup like that when I was in my 20's...

Trace4J said...

Wow what wonderful new treasures.
Love them all especially the pixie and trees.
Woolie Hugs

Pamela Gordon said...

Oh now didn't you find some great thrift things. I love the Santa scene and the wee elf or pixie. And the whole bag of trees for 24 cents is super. Have fun.

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Everyone can find bottlebrush trees, but me!!! Ugh! Well I did find one tiny tree last month! Love your collection and the price could not have been better!!!

Happy@Home said...

Very cute treasures, especially that tiny pixie :)
I found a similar bag of trees at Goodwill a few years ago, but I know it was more than 25 cents. Great deal you found there.

Elizabeth said...

I love your Christmas trees !

Sam I Am...... said...

Awesome vintage decorations! I love vintage and to me it seems to have so much more personality than present day decorations. Maybe it just brings back great memories but either way, I love it. You do such a good job of arranging them and I actually like all the trees gathered like that. It looks like a forest! Have fun decorating.

Noelle the dreamer said...

Oh Diane! 25 cents for all those trees?! I love the way you displayed them, simple and so lovely!
Thanks for sharing,

Kathy said...

I used to have trees just like that in my Christmas garden when I was a kid. I guess that makes me vintage. LOL. I like the way you have them on that little stand. You should keep them there.

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

Your pixies are the cutest. And I will be on the lookout for some. They are darling and make Christmas feel like old times.
I would like to invite you to Sherry's and my blog. We have something special to show you. We hope you will enjoy your visit.
Merry Christmas and best wishes for the New Year,
Marie Antoinette

Stephanie said...

Oh what fun vintage treasures! I LOVE your sweet little trees and the ball ornament (in the first photo) is so beautiful!

Hugs to you!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

The vintage treasures always make me smile. I love the Santa and the pixie head, lol! You will find a whole one I'm sure! I love the bag of little trees! I found a couple last year and love them. Thanks for joining TTF!
hugs,
Linda

Julie Corbisiero said...

Hi Diane,

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving the sweet comment on the mini wreaths I made. I love simple projects and I don't have time for very involved project but thanks.

I love the vintage decorations you bought and the trees, I can't believe 25 cents it's like they are giving them to you for free. I have so many vintage decorations from my husbands mom! I love vintage anything. Take care and enjoy the holidays.

P.S. It was 60 degrees here today!

Julie

Kathy said...

That Santa rolling his eyes and the little deer are too cute! I like your little forest just as it is.

Red Rose Alley said...

Diane,
You made those bottle bush trees look so nice. It kind of looks like a forest for the pixies. I just love Elves, and you have collected many of them. I would love to see them all together someday.

Love,
~Sheri

bj said...

I love that mug...so cute. Gotta find one to hold CANDY CANES. :)

bj said...

i LOVE that mug...:))

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Cute finds! You really scored with the trees...what a deal!

cynthia lee designs said...

Love your vintage Christmas decorating!! What a great find the bottle trees were!! I found some cream color ones at our local craft store. I went vintage with my Christmas decor this year too.
Hugs,
Cindy

NanaDiana said...

You find the funnest things...and LOOK at all those little trees! xo Diana

Jill said...

Your little elf is a sweet one! I found three last month that were just heads too, I'll take them anyway. I can get them and bet you will too!

Crafy Lady said...

what a great find, thnk I will check my thrift store out today. Have a good day.
Barbara
craftylady08

Perfectly Printed said...

Great finds! Love all the trees!

Donna said...

Gosh, I just bought some little trees and had to pay about 20 times that for half as many! There's no good thrifting around here, so you are really lucky!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Everything is so darn cute! I love those abused Christmas trees that you rescued.

Poppy said...

Pretty mini trees, so cute and dainty!

Lucky finds, Diane!

Happy weekend!

Poppy

Linda R said...

Lots of cute finds. :)

Hugs~

Barb said...

Hi Diane,
Love your vintage finds and the little Christmas trees are great!
All they needed was a bit of TLC!
Enjoy your weekend,
Barb

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

I always look for an elf but they are never in any vintage shops around here. They must be good sellers.

Beth Edwards said...

i love the Santa mug & figurine. he is very elf like - so i think?! happy weekend. ( :

Carol Z said...

Love your bag o' trees. I've just gotten my mantel to look festive and it's been a lot of fun!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Diane, oh you found some wonderful vintage treasures.
Love the tree display on the tall chest. You just have a gift to putting it all together.
Have a great weekend.
Hugs

DogsMom said...

I love your grove of "abused" trees!
What a find! They are great for holiday decorating or for around the train set.

I have bargained with myself to stay away from the thrifts this month. I am happy to say I have made it two weeks!
You make it hard when you post cute vintage items.

ThrifterSisters said...

I am addicted to the thrifts at Christmas. I go just about daily and have found some amazing vintage things! Glad to see you enjoy them too :-)

~Erica

Diann said...

Love all your sweet vintage Christmas treasure finds! And that bag of abused Christmas trees for .25 cents was a steal! I would have snatched it up in a heartbeat too! I am featuring this post on TTG FB page today. https://www.facebook.com/thethriftygroove

Dawn WeCallItJunkin said...

You found some terrific things, I have to say I really love the simplicity of your tree arrangement on the snowy "blanket". I think it's lovely. And for 25 cents? Win-win! Merry Christmas - Dawn @ We Call It Junkin.com

Patty Antle said...

I love the vintage Christmas decor. I love anything vintage. Are you going to make snow globes with those trees?

Jann Olson said...

I love vintage Christmas! All I've seen at our local thrift is junk. Would love to find something cute like your little treasures. Great find on the trees too! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann

Jann Olson said...

Hi Diane, just hopping by to let you know that I will be featuring you at SYC later today.
hugs,
Jann