Yep, I made the rounds to the local Goodwill and Value Village this week on a final hunt for some vintage ornaments. Goodwill had all Christmas stuff 50% off, so everything was ridiculously cheap. I remember my parents having that Greeting Card holder set; to find one still in it's package was a very neat find. The birds were especially cool; love the real feathers - I think I'll save the pink ones for Valentine's Day!
Jo-Jo did with her vintage Christmas light bulbs; but since I couldn't find our old ones I picked some up at Goodwill for a whole 90 cents....
And since I gave daughter the gold blown glass tree topper I found a few weeks back, I was really pleased to find a silver one for our tree at Value Village for $2.49! The label behind the old Bay price tag says it was made in West Germany.
Speaking of silver, of course I couldn't just leave these behind. I really didn't care that the coffee pot lid was broken; I didn't want it anyway since this will be used to store art supplies / tools!
Each of the three silver bells rings differently - and sound beautiful when rung all together! Pretty nice find for a dollar each. They are now adorning our tree; after the holidays I plan to move them into my studio.
I found the creamer below in the kitchen section of Value Village and then in the bathroom section, I found this bowl... they look like they belong together!
It never ceases to amaze me how many times it takes me to see everything... case in point, I must have gone up and down the aisles four times before I spotted these two birdcages! Doh!
So back to those Christmas lights -- I was going to glitter them like Jo-Jo, but when I simply added them to my silver bowl it seemed a great way to show them off... so for this year at least, this is how I am displaying them.
Maybe next year I'll get out the glitter...
Happy Holidays One And All!!!!