Hi everyone! Today I have some fun vintage Christmas finds for you to enjoy. Some of them are even available for sale in my vintage shop. Read to the end and find out about my special Black Friday discount. I think you’re going to like it.
Mercury Glass Garland
It’s been a stellar year for me and mercury glass beads. I think I’ve bought almost a dozen strands. Perhaps people overlook them because thrown in a box they look similar to cheap plastic beads that one often finds at garage sales (cost: 50¢, value: $12-15.00). Available.
This gold strand comes with it’s original cardboard circles at each end (cost: 50¢, value $12-15.00). Typically strands are about nine feet long, sometimes a bit shorter due to bead breakage. Available.
A bit more unusual, this strand contains a mix of angular, double beads interspersed with larger, yellowish-green beads (cost: 50¢, value: $15-20.00). Available.
Christmas simply isn’t Christmas without a bottle brush tree or two. I didn’t score as many this year as I would have liked. As a result, this late in the season, I paid a premium for these three (cost: $1.00 each). I’ll be using them for various projects.
Finding this bottle brush wreath (and two more just like it) about made my day (cost: $1.00 each, value: $12-15.00). Available.
I hesitated to buy this box of Romanian bulbs because they date only to the 80’s. Then I realized, that’s 35 years ago! Definitely vintage (cost: $1.00, value: $10-12.00). I especially like the mushroom.
Here you see a few Polish glass bulbs from among the two dozen or so I bought in a large box at a garage sale (cost: 10¢ each, value: $1.00 each). Polish bulbs are typically marked “Poland” on the cap (hurrah for easy ID), their necks are thinner than Shiny Brites, and their decoration is easily identifiable after you’ve seen them a number of times.
Twelve prety pastel Shiny Brites (2 mismatched) (cost: 75¢, value: $15-20.00).
Set of nine space age-y Shiney Brites ($15-20.00).
A nostalgic, 1957 Coca Cola ad from the back cover of a National Geographic magazine (cost: 25¢, value: $8.00). Available.
Another ad, this one from 1964, with a couple of small tears (cost: 25¢, value: $6.00). Available.
I’ve always loved this book by Margaret Wise Brown (© 1952) and buy it whenever I see it (cost: 25¢, value: $8.00).
Christmas carol books tend to sell well; this is a nice 80 page version dating to 1947 (cost: 25¢, value: $6-8.00). Available.
I’ve been on the hunt all year for small deer to use in various Christmas dioramas. These will do nicely (cost: 25¢ each).
This old thermos will look terrific with the red plaid versions I already own (cost: $1.00, value: $10.00). It will also be perfect for keeping Santa’s hot chocolate nice and hot on Christmas Eve.
And for serving the chocolate, how about a vintage snowman mug, manufactured by a Japanese company with a “Lego” paper label on the bottom. I think Santa will enjoy him. Now for info about my Black Friday discount:
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