Hi there! How was your Thanksgiving? I hope it you enjoyed some special time with family and/or friends. We were extremely blessed to spend the holiday at home with close family. In fact, we celebrated Thanksgiving for two days, both Wednesday and Thursday. Fun-filled and drama-free 🙂
Today I have twenty-six vintage finds that all fall into the “Christmas” category, and what better day to start getting in the mood than Black Friday? I hope you’ll enjoy perusing my vintage Christmas finds.
A trio of vintage felted deer (cost: $1.00 for three, value: $10-12.00 for three).
A box of pink Shiny Brites (cost: $1.00, value: $8-10.00).
I enjoy displaying Christmas bulbs in large glass jars, especially one color at a time. See the rest of my Christmas Home Tour here.
A trio of hand painted, Western Germany bulbs (cost: 50¢, value $3-4.00). I sometimes like to decorate my ironstone cupboard with aqua, so I’ll be hanging onto these.
This is a shot from Christmas 2014.
I bought a box of six of these pretty Czechoslovakian bells and have already broken three–boo hoo (cost: 50¢ for six, value: $1-2.00 each).
A trio of vintage floral picks (cost: 50¢ each, value: $5-6.00 each).
It was an all-around good year for vintage mercury glass garlands. I bought somewhere around 15 strands and have sold more than a dozen on eBay, most for $12.00 (cost: 50¢-$1.00, value: $12.00).
I bought a very large lot of miscellaneous Christmas bulbs recently and learned that some of them sell well on eBay. At the moment, this set has reached the $12.00 point, and is still available at auction. I’ll let you know what the final selling price is.
A Disney wooden Pinocchio (cost: $1.00, value: $8-10.00).
A trio of wooden ornaments (cost: $1.00 for all three, value: ??). They have a certain look to them that makes me feel they might have some value, so I’ll hang onto them until I get more information.
A wooden music box that plays “Jingle Bells” (cost: $2.00, value: $18-20.00).
This little wooden village play set was made in the Erzgebirge region of Germany (cost: 50¢, value: $40-60.00). NOTE: I included it in this Christmas post because they make great decorations for the holiday.
Vintage children’s books about Christmas (cost: 25¢ each, value: $4-6.00). NOTE: The Littlest Angel sold for $12.00 on eBay.
A c.1970’s Santa candle (cost: 25¢). I’m going to clean it up and keep it. You can learn how to clean vintage candles here.
This vintage garland is another keeper–for crafts (free).
A vintage “birch & bells” ornament (cost: 50¢, value: $10-12.00).
A red bottle brush wreath (cost: 50¢, value: $8-10.00). I did not have a lot of luck finding vintage bottle brush anything this year.
I have a few newer white ones that I like to decorate my ironstone with.
I don’t usually buy these kitschy c.1970’s ornaments, but I liked the pearls and the little praying boy (cost: 25¢, value: $3-5.00).
Miss Garden Mouse with her garden tools and seeds tucked in her front pocket (cost: 25¢, value: $5-6.00).
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