Hi everyone! Are you starting to get caught up in the mad rush of everything Christmas? I make it a goal every year to try to cut out one Christmas “chore.” A few years ago (when we lived in England) I transitioned from mailed Christmas cards to a Christmas email. I’ve never looked back. Last year, I baked one less cookie recipe, and I think I’m going to do the same this year. Mostly because guess who eats most of them–lol. In fact, over Thanksgiving, while shopping with my sweet daughter at the mall, I caught myself in a mirror as I walked by. Yowza. It’s time for a change in my eating habits (again), and rather than wait until January 1st, I started yesterday. I’m a fan of the Fast Metabolism Diet, by Haylie Pomroy; it’s well-balanced and best of all, it works for me. Enough about me and my double-chin, how about some vintage finds?
I love coming across vintage luggage of any kind, but red luggage, now that puts a smile on my face.
Loving this train case (cost: $3.00, value: $22-25.00).
A nice little “USA” pottery vase (cost: free, value: $12-15.00).
A nicely shaped bird feeder that I’ll use for a craft project.
Not your “typical” vintage sign, but it should have no trouble finding a forever home (cost: $5.00, value: $30-35.00).
An old cider jug (cost: 25¢, value: $8-10.00).
In the 70’s, a beloved local reporter, Barney Fowler, wrote extensively about the Adirondacks. Over the years, I’ve bought and sold his three volume set a couple of times. Recently, I purchased two of the three volumes at an estate sale (cost: $1.00 each, value: $8-10.00 each).
Each volume is filled with tales of the mountains, including stories about wildlife, mountain men, outlaws, and more.
A less colloquial look at the Adirondacks (cost: 50¢, value: $8.00).
A naive still life that has a certain charm (cost: $3.00, value: $28-32.00).
Some sort of wooden mold (cost: $5.00, value: $25-28.00). I think it would make a great “wreath” of some sort.
A fish trap (cost: $3.00, value: $25-28.00).
Final Fabulous Find: Technically not a find, this antique mold (soap?) is a keeper (gift from my sister). I’m working on giving it a Christmas-y makeover without making any permanent changes. Ideas?
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