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Sunday, December 20, 2009

Vintage Christmas Monday #5


It's the last Vintage Christmas Monday, hosted by Joan @ Anything Goes Here, and I'm sad to see this party end!

This is a Made In Japan Santa that I found in an antique store, 5o% off! Is it just me, or does Santa look a little sunburned on his nose and cheeks?!

I saw this Santa salt shaker at Goodwill, but he was missing something. "Santa's" what? Santa's reindeer? Santa's cookies? After about half an hour of looking for something that would go with him, I gave up and left him behind.

A week later, I saw this at Goodwill, and I knew right away that I had found "Santa's" something! But now Santa was nowhere to be found! After about 20 minutes of seemingly pulling Goodwill apart....

I now have Santa and his packages. Phewww! The things we go through to get stuff that we don't really need!

Same thing happened with this cookie jar. I found it at Goodwill, walked around for a while looking for his hat. Never did find it. Didn't really need another one, as you can see.

But I had to have it, so I just slapped a stocking cap on him!
And I had to buy another old tree skirt because....

dirty little kitty has made Santa's beard black on this one, and I do believe that after Christmas I will just have to throw it out!
Now, if you arent' totally sick of seeing vintage Christmas things, hop over to Joan's to see her treasures and a list of other blogs participating, and....
Merry Christmas!!

42 comments:

Marydon Ford said...

Carol ~ What cuties you have ... love the sunburned Santa.

Merry Christmas ~
TTFN ~Marydon

Paige said...

That's amazing that you were able to go back and rescue Santa to get the matching set. Those are adorable!

Deirdra Doan said...

Cute Santes....let me know if you make some bottle brush trees I want to see them! Merry Christmas...

Heidi said...

Phew! So glad you were able to find the mates!glad you dropped by! Vcm has been fun! Love your crafty stuff in your post below!:)Heidi

Terry said...

What cute Santas you have. I love the new hat on the cookie jar....good idea.

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Wishing you a Very Merry Christmas.

Janean said...

way cool vintage! i'm amazed how many women have fun and lovely vintage decorations. yay!

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Oh Carol... your treasures are wonderful!!! I am so happy you found the "packages" to go with your "santa"... and the santa cookie jar looks adorable with the hat you put on it... I especially love kitty laying under the tree... I will miss our Vintage Christmas Mondays too... let's keep in touch! I hate goodbyes! xoxo Julie Marie

Maureen said...

Oh those Santa cookies jars! Loooove them!

Dragonfly Treasure said...

I'm so glad you found Santas lost other half. Frustrating when things get split up. They are soo cute! Love Santas cap on the cookie jar too!
Merry Christmas!
*hugs*deb

Jane said...

Carol,
I have really enjoyed seeing all of your vintage Christmas items. You have some very fun stuff! Thank goodness I can still see your other vintage items on VTT!
Have a wonderful week.
Jane

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

I can't believe you were able to find that set! How cute! Love all of your vintage, and I think the Santa cookie jar looks great in the red hat. Have a Merry Christmas. laurie

laurie -magpie ethel said...

Glad you reunited Santa and his bag of goodies...that is the holiday junking spirit!

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

Those Santas all look suspiciously like they've been into the mulled cider...*hiccup*...lol...or maybe they are in competition with Rudolph for reddest nose...

Love your vintage goodies!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

That's not sunburn, that's wind burn!! ha, ha what great finds! Merry Christmas :-)

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

Sue said...

Carol, It's amazing how you find such neat things on your shopping jaunts! Santa and his pack are too cute, as are the Santa cookie jars. Love the addition of the hat instead of the missing topper. I hope you have a wonderful holiday. The season has gone by so fast! I've seen so many cool things that you own.
Merry, Merry! xo Sue

Shelley said...

I have so enjoyed seeing all your vintage Christmas goodies...thanks so much for sharing them with us....Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas....blessings

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

I love your story about santa and his packages. They're so cute too. Have a wonderful Christmas.
Blessings,
Marcia

Susie's country cottage said...

Hi Carol
I love the photo with your little kitty! You have some wonderful vintage lovelies!
In case I dont get the time to visit you again before Christmas, I would just like to wish you and your family a very merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year. It has been lovely meeting you in Blogland and I hope to share many more bloggy posts with you in 2010!
Susie X

Gypsy Fish said...

Too funny! I so have run around goodwill in a frenzy as well...I get it~
{{Merry Christmas Hugs}}
Beth

Postcardy said...

I'm glad you found both the "S" and "P."

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Hee-hee! My kitty likes to curl up on the tree skirt, too! At least she behaves and doesn't climb up the tree! ♥

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Like the Santa and his packages. The santa hat looks so cute on Santa.

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Love those Santa cookie jars. They are just darling AND your cute kitty under the tree. Those black kittys do make a mess, but you know if you put a pretty little "blanket" in the floor they think it's just for them!!!
Have a wonderful Merry Christmas!
Blessings,
Debra

Dawn said...

Hi Carol, I think that first Santa is related to the one I broke, or maybea they just have the same tailor with that poky fur on their suits!

Isn't it funny how obvious sets get seperated at Good Wiil. I think they do it on purpose to keep you looking for MORE things you can't live without!
Merry Christmas!
Dawn

Sherrie said...

I'm sad to see the party end. After seeing all the amazing vintage treasures, it makes me want to hit the road for any thrift store or lawnsale I can find. Do you ever have enough plastic Santas. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

D said...

Hi, Carol,
I am LOL at your post! hehehehehe

It looks EXACTLY like Santa has a sunburn and was wearing UV protected sunglasses so he didn't get burned there.
Santa's what? That was so funny. Glad you found it, though!
Have a wonderful Christmas.
D

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

I have torn apart the thrifts more than once looking for the rest of something so i can sure identify.

Love everything. Thank you so much for being a part of Vintage Christmas Mondays.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
xo Joan, your hostess

Richard @ The Bewildered Brit said...

Is it me, or does that first Santa look a wee bit tipsy? :)

Theresa @ 612Riverside said...

Oh your cookie jars are wonderful!! I love the story behind finding the Santas Packages salt and pepper shakers, they were obviously meant to live with you! Merry Christmas! ~ Theresa

Carrie said...

Delightful post ... I enjoy your Santas.

Pat's Addition said...

Love your thrifting stories! Sometimes it takes detective work. Happy Christmas to all.

Minnie said...

Ha! Ha! I'm glad to hear I'm not the only obsessive gal stalking the aisles at Goodwill for, as you say, things we don't really need. But they make us so happy and that's what counts. I so enjoyed reading your story about Santa's packages.

Rosie said...

I can SOOO relate to your "Santa's" what?story! I've done the same thing, searching the store for the missing piece! But, aaaahhhh, the thrill of success!
rosie

one gal's trash said...

Great stuff you have, especially the Santa with the sunburn! I love those "spaghetti" Santas!
Thanks for your sweet note which came in the mail today. Are you going to show us your jewel tree or did I miss it?
xo
Pam

Twyla and Lindsey said...

I do love the figurines and the cookie jars! Your kitty looks so cute! I hope you have a very Merry Christmas! Twyla

Barbara at Oodles and Oodles said...

I love your Santa/Packages story! I don't know what was up with the sunburned Santa. Fortunately yours doesn't have a lot of skin showing. I found a set of Santa mugs with the same too-much-tanning-bed effect, and even I could not love them. They're still sitting on the shelf at the thrift store - they ought to be marked down to about free by now. Anyway - thanks for all the Christmas pictures, and Merry Christmas, Carol!

Jacqueline said...

Never will I be tired of vintage Christmas...I live and breathe it. Here's to a wondeful new year of bloggin' buddies and so much fun! Happy Christmas Time!

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

I am so impressed! Persistent treasure hunter is what you are! Very cute vintage finds and you gotta' love the hat on the cookie jar. Very clever!

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

MERRY CHRISTMAS CAROL!!!
I loved all your vintage Christmas posts. Thanks for sharing them.
May your Christmas be blessed and JOYFUL!
Warmly,
Deb :)

The Vintage Kitten said...

Have a lovely Christmas! Lots of Love TVK

Janean said...

cute. cute. cute. cute!

Maureen said...

Since you haven't been around I just wanted to pop in to say Merry Christmas to you and your family.