Monday, July 28, 2014

Christmas in July…or any time!

I love finding vintage Christmas items at the thrift store. Right now the Christmas aisle is LOADED!

I have to be careful not to bring home too much.

But when we bought bookcases for our living room and library, I made one shelf for Christmas books.

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So these beautiful Santa Christmas candles looked perfect placed on the shelf.

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And then another day, I found this set of nesting Snowmen.

(I have all of the Janet Evanovich books except some of the newer ones and #6. I don’t know why I can’t find that one!)

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Better stop there for now! lol

I’m joining Amaze me Monday

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Brenda for Tweak it Tuesday

and Ivy and Elephants.

Have you found anything fun this week?

35 comments:

Cranberry Morning said...

Cute! I have a collection of Christmas picture books. Each year I would look for one special book that reflected the real meaning of Christmas. They're getting harder to find. I'll have to check the thrift store this week!

Cranberry Morning said...

Cute! I have a collection of Christmas picture books. Each year I would look for one special book that reflected the real meaning of Christmas. They're getting harder to find. I'll have to check the thrift store this week!

Blackberry Lane said...

Good Morning! I love your Christmas finds; they look wonderful grouped with your books. Have you looked on half.com for the JE book?

ann said...

I collect little snowmen, and I have never seen nesting ones. You just find the greatest stuff. Perhaps a Hobby the Christmas in July display. I am hardly in the mood, but if you find it, you'd better grab it. A dollhouse in your future?

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

The nesting Santa's are adorable. Enjoy your week! xo

Diane said...

Christmas books are so nice to flip through come December. My thrifts don't do "Christmas in July." :(

Primitive Stars said...

Morning, great Christmas finds, sweet stacking snowmen. Blessings Francine.

Stephanie said...

Love your Christmas items, my friend.

I hope you have a lovely Monday! Hugs to you.

Vee said...

Mercifully no, I need to purge again before I can gather. You always find the sweetest things! It's so cool here today that's it's easy to believe that it is Christmas in July.

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

Lovely finds. I haven't been out to the stores this week, perhaps later in the week.

Creations By Cindy said...

What a great collection you have. I too love to buy books and my grands love it when Nana puts new books for them in the play room. Yes, Christmas items out in the Thrift stores. I stopped at a yard sale recently that had one whole table with Christmas. Didn't see anything that caught my eye (My husband was shocked, ha!). Have a great day. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I'm trying to avoid the Christmas stuff in the thrifts, I'm trying to downsize...LOL!! Love your shelf of just Christmas books! I have read all of The Stephanie Plum books but the newest one and have stated buying them in paperback to re-read one of these days. I'll look for #6 for you, do you want hardback or paperback?
hugs,
Linda

It's me said...

You can't be too earlier for Chrstmas !!!...hahahahahaha...but don't forget to enjoy summer darling....love Ria...x !

Marcia Pilar said...

Awh, you know how I love Christmas in July. Been listening to holiday music all month long, my newest way to deal with our "lovely" Florida thunderstorms.
I see you DID win the beautiful storybook photography. YAY! So happy for you. It's gorgeous!
xoxo's

Debby Ray said...

I think it's a cute idea to have a shelf of Christmas books and adorn them with these adorable Santas & snowmen! I've said it before and I'll say it again, you find the best stuff!

Trace4J said...

Finding treasures are so much fun.
And vintage Christmas is fantastic.
Have a great day,
Woolie Hugs

Jill said...

Finding Christmas any time of the year is a great!!!

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh Diane, I love the fact that you have one shelf set aside for Christmas books. I have all my Christmas movies in one place, but what a wonderful idea to have an organized section for Christmas books. Your vintage Santas are darling.

love,
~Sheri

PatC - All is Bright said...

What a great idea! Having a shelf just for your Christmas books. You finds are beautiful - just like you!

Sweet hugs
Pat

Musings from Kim K. said...

Vintage Christmas is perfect anytime!

Julie Corbisiero said...

You have a nice Christmas selection of books and decorations! I can't believe it's just around the corner! Happy Monday.
Julie

Jean Berryessa said...

Christmas in July!!! They are already gearing up for that here in Santa Cruz. The one fabric shop has the Christmas fabric, and patterns ready to go. I love your collection of books and the way you always display so beautifully. Have a great week and enjoy your trips to the thrift shops. Hugs from me.

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

I like those nesting snowmen!!! Enjoy your week!

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

Love the nesters! :)

Donna said...

LOL, I can't believe you got Christmas decorations out in July! You always get the best deals!

acorn hollow said...

your bookcase could be mine I have read all of the Janet Evanovich books and right now I am trying to collect susan branch.
love your candles
Cathy

Shug said...

cute little nesting Santa's....and snowmen..
So much fun in reading Christmas books..it's a shame that there are only a few days a year that they get read.

Susie said...

I have not been junking for so long. Those deals make me want to go .LOL. You'll have a couple treasure for holiday time. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

Jen Vandervoort said...

So cute, and I see a lot of beloved and well read books there. Oh btw, I didn't read it all...lol the farmer takes a wife, the farmer takes a wife...giggle.

Jen

September Violets said...

I have a small collection of Christmas books too, but I only bring them out on display in December. Um, do you know you have two copies of a Christmas book there? "Christmas" by Susan Branch ... is there something more you'd like to confess here, hmmm?? Maybe a little addiction problem in the booky sense? Well, enjoy your evening :) Wendy x

cynthia lee designs said...

Great Christmas finds in July!! I found a pretty blue and white pitcher at the thrift store yesterday. And I can't wait to go to the Endless Yardsale next week.
~Cindy

BeachGypsy said...

I love your pretty shelves and your displays!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

It's nice that you have the room to leave them out all year long. Now you can enjoy them any time of the year.

Doreen@househoneys said...

I got rid of so many Christmas decorations when we moved in April. It kinda broke my heart because they were so beautiful, but I had to be practical.

Our thrifts don't do Christmas in July. Cute concept!

eileeninmd said...

I love the nesting snowmen and santas..You do have a wonderful collection of Christmas books.. Great deals and treasures. Have a happy day!