Instead of going to the Mall on Black Friday, I went to the thrift stores.
I spent under $20 and came home with some great vintage Christmas stuff.
These, and several more packs just like them, came from my favorite thrift store. They are headed for resale at an upcoming craft show and then the antique mall. I might add something to them. I will be sure to show you pics when they are finished.
"old school" electric candles. 25 cents each. These will be used in some craft projects.
A bag of large colored lights. These will be going in a jar for display.
Some great vintage Christmas pins for on coats and hats this season.
The Salvation Army store I went to had a Black Friday special - everything in the store 50% off the marked price. These guys ended up being $1 each. They are going on my front porch.
You wouldn't believe the bargains on Christmas decorations that I saw at the thrift stores. Artificial pine garland for 50 cents, holiday dishes, artificial trees, ornaments and more - all very resonably priced. If you haven't decorated yet or you need to buy some things for your displays, consider the thrift stores. You will get something at a reasonable price, save the planet because you are buying used, and most importantly, your money will go to charity.
The Thanksgiving decorations are put away and I'm working on Christmas now. I hope to share my decorations and some fun crafts and gift ideas soon.
I love to decorate for all of the holidays. Here is what is out for Thanksgiving.
Kitchen shelves. The great thing about open shelving in your kitchen is you can change what is on display according to color, holiday, season, whatever! It can be lots of fun.
These metal trays are one of my favorite vintage collections. I love the bright colors. I was lucky enough to find all three with leaf designs. Each of these were found at different places over several years. Collecting is fun like that. You find something you love and then from there on out you are on the lookout for another to add to the collection. When you find another it is a happy day!
Turkey Plates: I found these English transferware plates at a yard sale. They aren't old but I really like them. Vintage cookie cutters, an Anchor Hocking apple & a turkey candle are part of the display this year.
These old spice tins were found at a barn sale for $1 each. I think they make great Thanksgiving decorations for the kitchen.
This vintage chocolate box was bought last Thanksgiving at an antique store in Virginia.
This tin is a new addition - yesterday to be exact! Bought at Goodwill. I like the brown and tan leaves. It is not very old, but I love the graphics. It cost $1.99.
I like to use old flower frogs to display cards, photos and other small paper items around the house. This is a recipe from my Grandma's recipe box written in her own handwriting. Grandma is with the Lord now, but when I look at this recipe I feel like I am still in her kitchen learning how to bake.
These old candles were my mom's when I was growing up. Another fun reminder from my childhood.
Some old post cards and an old (politically incorrect) flash card.