My Alpine Home

Thursday, October 22, 2015

FIND-ing Christmas

Right about now you may be thinking that you didn't know that Christmas was lost. lol!
 
No, it's not; and I realize it's a bit early to be thinking seriously about Christmas, but for some uncanny reason I have been finding lots of vintage Christmas at the thrift stores lately.
 
I found all of these cuties on our recent trip to New England.  I snapped this photo in our resort and shared it on Instagram.
 


If you've ever been to my home at Christmas time then you know that Christmas décor is the last thing I need.  I have no problem passing up on Christmas decorations in the store, but vintage Christmas is a whole other story.

I had taken photos of my recent Christmas finds before I left for New England but didn't get a chance to share them. 

I love bells and boy did my heart skip a beat when I spied the red bells out in the yard area of our local thrift.
A $2 score and they light up!  The white bell is flocked.

 


My mom always used Angel hair under her nativity and I don't think they make it any more.  The glass topper will be added to my small collection.


 
Love the reindeer cutter!  Scored all for $1.

 
Tinsel, Avon snow couple candles, and some cute cones made by the Midwest Company.  I will be transforming them.



 
A velvety brown and white ceramic deer.

Three pack of candles, two pinecones napkin rings that I'll use in January and a few little figures that will be used in crafting.

 
Who can pass up stars for Christmas?  Two toppers and
3 jello molds.


 
Just need to add one more bulb to this candelabra.

 
I had to nab this fabric wreath.  I remember making one very similar years ago.  You just cut scraps of fabric with pinking shears, stick a pin in the middle and pin to a straw wreath.  The two fabric balls were made in a similar manner.  Not sure If I will transform them or use as is.

 
These were my favorite finds, before I found the treasures in New England.  Eight darling Victorian ornaments.

 
They are all in mint condition.  I plan on hanging them from a garland off of my living room mantle.


The boxes were as sweet as the ornaments.

 
Well there you have it, a whole lot of Christmas finds.  I may just have to lose a few of my other decorations this year.  lol!

hugs,
Jann

I will be sharing with these lovely parties:
Vintage Inspiration Party
Vintage Charm Party
Bella Rosa Antiques for Let's Talk Vintage
 
 
 

32 comments:

Sharon @ Blue Willow House said...

Oh my goodness. You found some of the sweetest vintage Christmas goodies.

BarberryLane Designs said...

What a collection you have here. I'm old enough to remember everything ...just as you are showing it. Thanks for the reminisce and smiles, Sandi

20 North Ora said...

Jann - What a collection you found!! I especially love the Victorian figurines. they are precious!

Judy

Parlor Room Ponderings said...

You found lots of cute vintage finds! Kinda gets you in the Christmas mood all of a sudden!

Junkchiccottage said...

Jann,
Great finds. Memories of my childhood in this post. I recognize a lot of things that I had growing up.
Have a great Friday and wonderful week end.
Kris

Consider It All Joy said...

I don't think you can have too much vintage Christmas decor, nope! Love your finds! I'm doing some junking tomorrow and my eyes will be searching for just the right vintage Christmas! Have a blessed upcoming weekend, Cindy

Carmen Whitehead said...

Wow, those certainly bring back some memories for me! Great finds Jann!

Stacey said...

You are always on the hunt and finding the best things. How exciting to have the new things for Christmas.

Parsimonious Perfection said...

Sweet collection, Jann....my eyes went right to the tartan and those adorable deer! Too cute. I just love Christmas! :)

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

I just love all the treasures you found. There's nothing like vintage Christmas, I could keep mine up all year long. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Inspiration Party.

Dana said...

You totally scored while on your trip! I especially love the Victorian ornaments and I agree that the box is just as great! This year I'm so in the mood to get out Christmas and start decorating. I envy your creative Halloween home because I'm just not good at it. Yuletide treasures? I can't wait.

Anne's Attic - Design said...

Hi Jann, you are showing what us bloggers have had on our minds since July! It's never to soon to show Christmas. I am in love with Victorian ornaments! Oh my . . . okay my heart is beating again. You really found some wonderful items, I'll bet it was a ball to go junk'n in a different part of the U.S. When you decide to open your store can I be the first to shop?! lol Have a wonderful weekend. Hugs, Jo

Cynthia said...

Fantastic vintage finds. My mom had a deer like the one you find. I remember those candelabras too. Never too early for Christmas.

Cindy

Dee McFarland said...

Great finds! I'm pretty sure the Avon snow couple are scented wax pomanders. The scent might be very faint now or absent but I have other Avon holiday wax pomanders and the Gingerbread couple still have some fragrance. They were ornaments and I have a tiny Cupid holding a heart for Valentines Day that is adorable.
Will be fun to see how you use them this year. Dee

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

I just love vintage Christmas too! I am very envious of those boy and girl figurines with the boxes! Although there is some nice (and expensive) reproduction Christmas décor out there, I still pass it by. I am slowly replacing all my stuff with vintage.

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Hi Jann, What great finds! My favorite, of course, are the Victorian ornaments in those wonderful little boxes! So cute!

Rose L said...

Love the Victorian ones! I am hoping to have a Christmas tree with all Victorian like ornaments, pink ones, and pink and white lights.

Kimberley Seasideave said...

Oh my gosh Jann!
I love all of your Christmas finds! I too love Christmas décor and same goes here, I certainly don't need any more...but I just love it so much that I can't resist! And anything vintage is so much nicer than new. I just love those Victorian ornaments and the boxes are so pretty they can be displayed too! Love the tree topper and the star tree toppers! All so pretty.
And it's never to early to think about Christmas! I have sugar plums in my head all year! ;)
Have a wonderful weekend!
Hugs, Kimberley

Nina Lewis said...

What great finds. I especially like the Victorian ornaments. They are wonderful -- as are their boxes! How fun seeing everything that you've collected.

Cherie said...

Oh my word you found some lovely things. I love the little tartan suitcase and the deer. I can't wait till it's time to pull the trees and decs from the loft...... not long now. x

handmade by amalia said...

Wow! You've been lucky Jann, vintage fun is the best fun. I adore those cookie cutters.
Amalia
xo

Halle said...

Wow you really scored some fun vintage pieces for Christmas. Looking forward to seeing what you do with them!

My thrift store addiction said...

Jann, LOVE all of your fun Christmas finds! Those sweet Victorian ornaments--swoon! Thank you for sharing @Vintage Charm! Hugs, Cecilia

Bernideen said...

Those are all darling. The ornaments look like Bethany Lowe a company that makes reproduction styles. Very cute snow angels. I love the plaid lunch box. I just found one that is a picnic box in the plaid and I will use it for Christmas. Fun stuff!

Town and Country Gals said...

Jann,
you found the cutest vintage Christmas stuff! That little deer is adorable, they are one of my favorite things, needless to say, I have quite a few! I'm with you, I can't resist vintage Christmas either!
Rebecca

Susan Clayton said...

I have been working on crafts for Christmas and sort of ,well, Christmas obsessed lately. Love the ornaments and I agree the boxes are as darling as the ornaments themselves. Thanks for sharing.

The Charm of Home said...

Thanks for hosting!

Pat Cantwell said...

Jann,
JackPot!!!
I'm quite smitten with your Victorian Children finds, dear friend!!!
L O V E all the Midwest Company decorations!!!
I'll be watching for these in your Christmas decor this year!!!
Thank you for sharing!!!
Fondly,
Pat

cynthia lee designs said...

Great finds!! It seems like the holidays will be here before you know it.
~Cindy

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Wow! What haul! I rarely find any vintage Christmas!

Sharon @ Blue Willow House said...

Jann, thank you so much for sharing your wonderful Christmas finds on Vintage Charm. Come back next Thursday to share some more of you vintage goodness.

Sharon @ Blue Willow House said...

Jann, thank you for sharing your vintage Christmas finds at Vintage Charm. I appreciate the support. Don't forget to come back this week on Thursday 10-29 to share even more of your vintage goodness.