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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

REDNESDAY



It's True Confessions time. I must confess that I'm a Vintage Christmas-aholic! It's all I had eyes for this past weekend. And that's all I found too, so I decided to save it all for Rednesday instead of doing my normal Weekend Finds post. The magazine above is from the flea market several weeks ago.

I went to an extremely overpriced antique show, and there was only one booth that was very reasonable. I've been coveting those old Empire noel candle lights for an eternity, and finally found them at my price. I think I'll replace the lights with those clip-on ones from the dollar store though, because old lights give me the willies. And I can never pass up a great old Santa tin!

A couple more Santa mugs to sit on the kitchen windowsill. I think I've picked up several of these since last Christmas, so it might be time to assess the Santa mug collection, and see if it needs to move to a larger venue than the windowsill!

Another vintage tablecloth, which might have a second life as kitchen curtains. I've decided that I don't have nearly enough cute tablecloths, so I'm announcing right here that I will not be passing up a single cheaply priced vintage tablecloth ever again! Plus, I'm secretly hoping that my daughter might one day decide that she does in fact like vintage things!

And last is a cute little Made In Japan angel. One more thing that I feel I don't have nearly enough of! It seems a shame to pack all of this away, when I'll just have to unpack it the day after Thanksgiving. Might as well start decorating now! Have you started yet?
If you would like to see more reds, head over to It's A Very Cherry World, where Sue is our hostess every week!

42 comments:

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Lovin' your finds, especially the tablecloth! So far the only decoration I have out is my new header, the house is right after Thanksgiving-I can't wait:@)

Lesa said...

I remember those mugs! Cute!

Carol said...

Ah, the tablecloth. Yes, I can see that on a window!
I'm sneaking out Christmas things early this year...indulging myself a little. Mister doesn't mind!

Rose Garden Romantic said...

Very fun finds! I love vintage Christmas!!!

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Hi Carol,
Of course I love your vintage Christmas goodies! Santa tin is the best! Linens also "call" to me! Great idea to make kitchen curtains with one of them.
Warmly,
deb :)

nancy said...

LOve your finds. Pretty! Those santas were so popular. We got one of those.Not the exact face though. Its seem like if one person make then, everybody have to. Have a good day.
Nancy

Linda @ A La Carte said...

You have found some really wonderful Christmas goodies! I am finally ready to start the Christmas decorating.

glenda said...

I love red, and your post is certainly a prize...I love it all.
blessings,
glenda

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Great vintage Christmas things. Thanks for sharing!

VintageBettys said...

We love those Noel candle lights!! Our favorite is the angel. Angels are on the top of our list of things we want more of!! Great finds! We are ready to start decorating for Christmas!!

Have a great week,
Laura and Michele

LV said...

From what you shared today, I believe you ready for Santa to come. Nice post for red day.

Maureen said...

Now the Santa on your Christmas tin is quintessential Santa for me! Love it. The little reindeer is so cute too!

bunny said...

I collect vintage table cloths and that one is gorgeous. I'm laughing because I remember my grandmother had a pile of those magazine on her night stand....brings back a lot of memories.

tootles,
bunny

Barbara at Oodles and Oodles said...

I didn't know you liked vintage Christmas! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Jane said...

Every time I see a vintage Christmas item I think of you! I found three boxes of Shiny Brite ornaments last week at a thrift store for....wait for it....25 cents a box! I thought to myself, Carol would hate me right now.
You found some great stuff and I'm looking forward to seeing all of your vintage Christmas items this holiday season.
Jane

Linda said...

OH I love vintage Christmas! Just love all your decorations!

NanE said...

Wow, great finds Carol!I'm with you, why put it away, you might as well start decorating! ;)

Cindy said...

Hi Carol..love it all. I just started collecting the mugs..my eyes have been open to them thru blogging. I have been collecting the minatures..they are so cute. Now to get some vintage Christmas tablecloths..the race is on!

Leave them out..why not!

Hugs Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

D said...

Fabulous vintage reds. Love that magazine cover.
D

Angela said...

I remember drinking hot chocolate from those mugs..True Confessions, I used to love to read them, LOL

Cherry Chick said...

Carol...I'm really loving all of your blog graphics for the Fall. Thanks for sharing with us on Rednesday.

Carey said...

I love all of your finds. I am a sucker for vintage christmas stuff too. The tablecloth would look great as curtains. Happy rednesday!
Hugs,
Carey

KC said...

The vintage tablecloth is so festive! Great Christmas finds.

craftyles said...

Carol,
You rock. Great vintage CHristmas stuff. I love the tablecloth-one can never have enough(I have a whole cupboard full of them!) I love the Santa Mugs and the Noel candles.

Vintagesouthernlife said...

Great finds! I love your Noel candles "Vintage wiring" always makes me nervous too,lol. and those quilts are beautiful, lucky you@

Thanks for dropping by and your sweet comments, Annette

daylily777 said...

I love all your vintage Christmas Finds!
Blessings,
~Myrna

Kit said...

I have those same santa mugs! Love all your red. Makes me eager to pull my own Christmas items out. But not till the 28th. Kit

Nora Johnson said...

Love all your red - & yr blog too!

Happy Rednesday!

XOXO Lola:)

Carolina Mountains said...

Got those mugs and tablecloth! We think alike!

Shelley said...

Love all your wonderful finds...vintage Christmas is my favorite kind of decorating for the season...blessings,Shelley

Dena E's Blog said...

Wow Sweetie you have Ooooooodles of comments.. Course you have GREAT finds too!!! My Mom use to have Santa mugs just like those...
LOVE the Lil Deer BTW!!!
THANKS for the note its always wonderful to see one from You Girl!!!
God's blessings ~~~Hugs Dena

Sherrie said...

Drool, drool, sigh, sigh, I do love your finds. I'll take them all please. Actually, what a great idea to make curtains with the tablecloth. That is what I have in my kitchen windows. I am starting to decorate for Christmas now as well. A little here and there.

Nezzy said...

What wonderful 'reds' you have found. My mama had that very same tablecloth when I was a young chick and I drank hot cocoa outta those Santa cups at Granny Walden's farmhouse.

Nope, no Christmas on the Ponderosa yet. We have 35-37 of the clan comin' in for Thanksgivin' but right after the turkey is eaten and the dishes are done I'm on it 100%!!!

God bless and have a most marvelous Rednesday!!! :o)

Rita said...

Carol you are not alone. I am a vintage nut as well.

And, you are welcome to stop by my blog and vent a little any time. I agree with everything you said on my red post this week. Thanks for the visit.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

OH!! I am so loving your Vintage Christmas things!! I have a few myself and I am always on the look out for more!!

Warmly,
Debbie @ A Debbie-Dabble Chrismtas

Carolina Mountains said...

Carol - just to let you know you won our drawing for the 150 follower! I will need your address so stop by or email me at calcatsndogs@gmail.com. Congrats!

Jacqueline said...

I must confess also, that I'm hoping one day my daughter will love vintage too. She is so modern, a real Ikea type of gal, simple and her mother is cluttered and vintage and loves her stuff. Oh well, we understand each other Carol!

Did you get your paper doll dress with your name on it?

This year my husband was first out of the starting gate for Christmas...he is more ready than I to decorate so I told him...go for it...get the lights up. We are doing a real childlike yard for the little ones in our neighborhood...mice and bears and of course, a few gnomes.

Our local Salvation Army has a treasure chest of vintage...check it out if you have one in your area. I think every sweet granny on the planet gives there old stuff to the Salvation Army!

Happy Holly-Days to you my friend!

Creative Breathing said...

Carol, I am so glad to know I am not the only one who loves those old plastic yard decorations. My wish list would be the singing choir boys. Your Noel finds are just wonderful! What a collection of Christmas cute you have got going! Have a lovely Thanksgiving holiday! Elizabeth

shirley said...

Oh, your Vinatge Christmas things bring back so many wonderful childhood memories. I dont blame you for wanting to buy them..

SueLovesCherries said...

Awesome, Carol! You got some great goodies! I have certainly been thinking of decorating early, but my family would kill me, I'm sure!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I also love vintage Christmas items! I think I have the exact same Santa mugs that you do!

Happy Rednesday and happy Thanksgiving!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

I love seeing all your Christmas reds! Have a wonderful day! Twyla