Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Vintage Christmas Village

Hoping it was a Merry Christmas for you!

On one of my thrifting outings, my little eye spied treasure buried in a pile of Christmas rubble. A vintage Christmas village! I'm very sad to report that Santa is up in arms over the loss of Ruloph's head. I do believe he can be replaced as he's quite useless for guiding the team.

There were a number of bottle brush trees, a train, some tiny people and quite a few sections of plastic 'wrought iron' fence, two having ornate gates. Overall, the village has held up pretty well.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Currier & Ives Candle Jars

Perhaps not such a treasure but that depends on how one looks at things. This takes me back to the childhood 'magic' of my Christmas. 

These candle jars are not in perfect condition but I don't care about that. When they're lit up, they're giving me warm fuzzy feelings. 

I found the one and when I went to pay for it, along with several vintage mercury glass ornaments (score!), she says "That'll be 25 cents each for these." 

No problem!

The next day, I just had to pop in again and there was the other one. Crazy goodness.