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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

REDNESDAY-Christmas Reds!


Today for REDnesday, I'd like to share some reds from thrift stores/estate sales/antique stores. YES, I've been to them all, in search of some great vintage Christmas goodies! Alas, this year is proving to be a bad year for that sort of thing around here. But I persevere, and stop at every thrift store I happen to go past!

I found this Made In Japan planter, stuffed full of wacky tacky plastic greenery and such. I love it!

Three little reindeer, all with a bit of red on them. Only $2 at an antique store. Can you believe it?!

Old metal coasters and ashtrays, from the thrift store.

A Christmas card list box, and lots of vintage Christmas cards. Perfect!

A couple of wee angels, both found at an antique store, both very cheap. It always amazes me how the prices in antique stores really run the gamut. I saw another angel like the one on the right, in another booth, for ten times what I paid for mine!

Do you decorate your bathroom? I just love that little girl on the vase and bell, with her polka dot scarf! They're both Lefton, and I paid a little over $1 for both, at one of my favorite thrift stores. I don't always find something there, but the proceeds go to a shelter for battered women, and they put clothes on the backs of the less fortunate. I like that.

Mrs. Claus and her Christmas tree S&P shakers.

And the newest addition to my "Santa Light Up Nose Pin Collection"! Or at least I thought it was mine. Cupcake seems to have claimed it as hers. Honestly, I think we have adopted THE NAUGHTIEST KITTEN IN THE WORLD! She thinks everything, everything, is a toy. Truth be told, I haven't unpacked a single Christmas thing, and I think this might be it for my decorating this year.

An action shot of her playing with the pin. It's gotten so bad that if anyone wants to work on my laptop, we have to tag team her, because if we leave the computer open, she turns it on and does Google searches that would simply amaze you. She even pulled off the Backspace key, which took Mr. Old Glory half an hour to put back on. I don't remember our last kitten being so naughty!
If you would like to see more reds, and possible more naughty kittens, head over to It's A Very Cherry World, where Sue is our hostess!

35 comments:

D said...

What cute vintage finds! I have not been quite so lucky as that, but it sure is fun to look and "hunt", isn't it?

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

The perfect time of year to display the pretty reds.

Jocelyn @
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

You have a naughty kitty and I have the naughty puppy!!! Sweet Pea is 20 months old and is too busy!
Love your little angel girls! I know prices are all over the place! Pays to shop around!
Warmly,
deb

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love your vintage finds!! Those reindeer are my favorites! Although the Lefton girl is soooo cute!! I had a bad kitty and she did get'better' as she got older, lol. Yes this year might be less is more for the decorations! hugs, Linda

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi Carol,

I had to laugh at the kitty story! lol She is adorable! What great things you found!! Love, love thrift stores!

Hugs,
Debbie

LV said...

Looks like your persistence paid off on this trip. Everything goes well for the holiday.

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Great finds, Carol! Yep, there are good deals to be found EVEN at the antique shops! ♥

Protector of Vintage said...

Lovely finds.....charming little angels!!

Betty Lou said...

Cute finds--------I went to a new antique mall today, pretty stuff but very expensive. Oh well, maybe next time.

Mom Walds Place said...

Your kitty is simply to sweet! Your little Lefton girl is "Christy". I have one of her cups in the shop, and was tickled to find out her name. I could go on and on about your vintage tidbits. You have a "good eye".

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

I just love that vintage recipe box but the kitty is my favorite.

Barbara said...

Maybe you'll have fewer Christmas decorations on display, but you've got that lovely kitty. (My daughter would take that trade in a second!) I'm crazy about the Christmas file box!

ThreeOldKeys said...

Wow, you have a sharp eye in the thrift stores.

Your kitty is so sweet ... mine is an elderly 17 and he no longer soccer-dribbles everything under the kitchen stove. I used to have to fish his toys, my spools, and Christmas ornaments out with a long wood spoon. Now he's too sedate for such activities. Enjoy the naughty !!!

Sandie said...

Adore it all! Especially the reindeer! Your kitty is like the one visiting me! I have a new hole in one of my chairs already and keep waiting for the tree to come tumbling down! Merry Christmas!

Sweet .n. Simple said...

Kitty looks darling in the photo:) We had a very naughty kitty too... so naughty we don't have her anymore:( Thanks for stopping by "A Sweet .n Simple Life" ♥

farmersdotter said...

Your blog is looking SO CUTE with all the Christmas stuff and antiques! I love all the red things too! I'll have to post some too!
Brenda...the Farmer's Dotter

Audrey said...

Lovely vintage goodies! Your naughty kitty is charming!
Blessings, Audrey

Blessed Serendipity said...

Your kitten may be naughty, but she is ADORABLE as well as all your vintage Christmas finds. I have the same cherry tray.

Danielle

Ann said...

such lovely decorations. Do you store them when the seasons finished?

Tina´s PicStory said...

this kitty is so sweet :)

xinex said...

Great finds, so cute! I love thrifting too....Christine

Jill said...

I love every one of your Christmas treasures!! I have a "Christy" piece as well - http://www.flickr.com/photos/55815370@N05/6432918263/in/photostream

Fran said...

What great finds!
I do not consider myself a cat person, but oh-my-goodness that lovely, fluffy kitty of yours is changing my mind! I love the way she looks at the camera, embraces her toy with those great big paws!

Pam said...

I love your tray, I have the cannisters and bread box!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love to find sweet treasures like these! The sweet deer are my favorite! And yes...I decorate in every room! Happy holidays! ♥

Ann said...

Oh I LOVE the reindeer--they are precious. All the finds are great--I think you did a splendid job shopping.
Ann

Icy BC said...

You have so many cute red Christmas stuffs..Love the reindeer most!

Diann said...

You always have the best vintage holiday decorations Carol! Everything is just adorable!

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

I always enjoy your wonderful vintage finds ! I love everything including your cute kitty ! Merry Rednesday !

Angela said...

Yes I decorate both my bathrooms. I finally have a tree in my bedroom too..yahooooooooooooooo

Margaret said...

Love it all! You have such a great talent to just pull it all together! Cupcake has made herself at home! Maggie/Maggie's Lil' Fixins

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

My favorites? Those saucy little reindeer!

SING A SONG OF SCARLET

Sing a song of scarlet—
Red on Christmas morn!
Sing a song of scarlet—
Blue is so forlorn!
Sing a song of scarlet—
Red for girls and boys!
Sing a song of scarlet—
Look at all those toys!


© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Red Leaf and Red Mary

' Kimmy's Garden ' said...

I've been finding it difficult to look at red ,but looking at your gorgeous photos just now was not a problem but a delight ,! thankyou .

Michelle said...

I have a cat just like that. His name is Kite. His thing is opening gifts. So we can't put gifts under the tree. You found some really great vintage finds.

Tammy's in Love said...

A Santa whose nose lights up!!!! I had one of those when I was in about second grade! You know how amazing it is when you have totally forgotten about something and you see one? What a fun treat to go back in your blog, I have stalked it for over a year but now I 'know you' from visiting me! This is so much fun!
Tammy