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Monday, December 10, 2012

MY WEEKEND FINDS

Thanks for tuning in to another episode of My Weekend Finds, the continuing saga of one girl's quest for more junk!
After photographing all of my finds from this weekend, I have to admit that I've got a rather troubling problem, and I hope that I can count on your support......  
I bought another pink radio. Stop the madness! And if you know of a support group for this, please steer me in the right direction!
This year I've got a thing for vintage gift boxes.
And I'm using that polka dotty starry quilt as a tree skirt!
I found a ton of old Christmas cards and I'll be taking pics of each one, which you can see on my Flickr photostream in the next few days.
Love this big old Christmas card box. Sure wish the cards were still in it!
Old Christmas stickers.
A vintage Brach's chocolate box. 3 pounds!
A Santa blow mold.
He looks SO surprised to be here. Doesn't he know that most blow molds end up here sooner or later?
I found that big light-up Santa face on the wall at an estate sale. There was a picture of it in the ad, so I made sure to get there early. I was #9 in the door, and he was mine!
Little candy cane girl found just enough room to squeeze in amongst all of the other girls!
A stuffed Santa. Not real old, but he was real cheap!
And last is a Santa horn. I've been coveting one at another antique mall that is marked $30, and I got this one for under $3. More proof that if you wait long enough, the junk will come at your price! So, did you find anything that you already have three of, and really don't need another one, but you got it anyway? Yeah, me neither....






32 comments:

My Vintage Mending said...

Fabulous...Now about that radio...you are welcome to pass it right on to the next cute radio hoarder...me!..You must always purchase these its a rule...smiles...Renee

Kim K. said...

Wow! So many fabulous finds. Your green hutch is always a favorite display area. Love all the vintage Christmas boxes. I've been trying to find more. Now, I know where they are all at! Christmas hugs!

Primitive Stars said...

Oh Girl, what wonderful vintage finds, I would have bought them all to. How great are those old boxes, cards and love the Santa. I'm really drooling over your sweet quilt, love love love it. Great Thrifting.....blessings Francine.

VintageBettys said...

I love that little radio...and haven't been so lucky in finding a pink radio and it's so cute! It's definately a keeper...

Happy Hoildays

Laura

Diane said...

You find such neat stuff! My thrifts have had zero vintage Xmas this year! Boooo! I like old gift boxes too-- they had style!

TammysVintage Finds said...

Wow! You found some terrific stuff! I'm having a hard time finding any vintage Christmas, not that I don't have enough already. Lol. Our thrifts here have dried up. People are having yard sales here still because the weather has been nice, but I haven't had time to go to any. I adore your pink radio! I wish I could find a vintage radio in a girly color.

ThrifterSisters said...

I believe that there is a support group for people who don't hoard vintage pink radios! Love your new one. I would have picked up every single thing in your post. I found a box of old stickers this year too. Not real sure yet of what I am going to do with them.

Happy Holidays!

Erica

craftyles said...

I would like to tag along with you for just one weekend. You find the best stuff. I love the Christmas boxes and the quilt underneath. The cards are awesome!

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Great junk, Carol! Except one of those santas looked kind of mean! ;)
Great idea to put that quilt around the tree! If I get mine up, it will be swaddled with one of my white chenille blankets. ♥

Margaret said...

Hi Carol! I remember those Christmas stickers! My Mom used tolet me lick them and put them on the Christmas Cards! I love popping them out of their page! Also I had that Santa doll, the soft one. I got him when I was 7 in 1972! Love it all! Thanks for the memories!
Maggie

Linda @ A La Carte said...

So many wonderful vintage Christmas items. Love that you save them and enjoy them! Now for that PINK radio, I too would let you send it to me if it would help your addiction! Oh never mind your just gonna keep buying them and that's that! Hugs, Linda

Andy's Attic said...

Where do you go to find all these treasures? It's amazing that you found so much vintage Christmas.
About the pink radio, we all have our little addictions and they are OK!

Dorothy Crutchfield said...

OMgoodness, I love those vintage radios you find! Love all the vintage goodies!
Dorothy

GardenofDaisies said...

I LOVE your polkdadot star quilt! And the vintage Christmas cards and boxes you found are so wonderful. I wish they still made them like that.

Maureen said...

You never cease to amaze me. It would take me years to find what you find in a weekend!

Tammy said...

You find the best "junk" :) !!! Lots of fun stuff! Especially love that quilt as a tree skirt. Best wishes, Tammy

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The Santa horn sure is cute and unique! I bought a AM transistor radio awhile back and someone asked me what in the world I was going to do with it! Keep it...listen to it...admire it! What do you think? heehee! I love your pink radio! I have radio envy! heehee!

Doniene said...

Wonderful, wonderful!! I love your philosophy - wait and it will come to you!!

Blessed Holiday Season!

Barbara said...

I want to go to your flea market! You find amazing stuff there.

vintage grey said...

Love the pink radio!! And, how adorable is that Santa!! Such lovely finds!! xo Heather

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi Carol,

How fun, that you found vintage stuff at your moms! I love the cards you found. I am on the hunt for some, and I am making vintage garland from them. I have to check out your pinterest pics. Come by for a visit, and see my vintage little girl stove that I decorated with all of my vintage goodies!

Hugs,
Debbie

Sir Thrift-A-Lot said...

The pink radio is ridiculously fabulous. Don't know of any support groups, but really, who knows what all what exists on the west side of the city. I'll keep my ears & eyes open. Maybe you can attend by webcam.

Perfectly Printed said...

WOW!! What great finds!! I think if there was a support group, they would have to meet in a very large hall!! You'd have tons of company!!

chris

very merry vintage style said...

Ooohhh I love it all! Great finds. Can't wait to see your pictures!
Mary

Jacqueline said...

The one thing about junk addictions is that you can share it all with us on your blog. We would be the last people on earth to go for junk therapy because we are all just like you! We love cute stuff and if we all would admit it, we'd probably be tempted to buy more than one pink radio. I have a pink Barbie radio I use all the time and love it. Very cute vintage goodies!

Old Fashioned Gal said...

I love those old puffy stickers! I didn't find any vintage gift wrapping this year...bummer. Everything looks so sweet! :)
-Denise

Creative Breathing said...

Oh my gosh I love when you begin to put out your Christmas vintage. It's all so wonderful! It's a good thing you do have your "junk problem" as I wouldn't know what I need to love it wasn't for pink radios and gift boxes. Warm holiday greetings sent your way! Elizabeth

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Hi Carol!
I LOVE all your vintage finds! The cards are so awesome! Fun boxes and love your pink radio! It's all GOOD!
Merry Christmas.
Warmly,
deb

Diane @ The Checkered Apple said...

I'm always amazed at what you find! Sure wish I lived near you so I could be as lucky!
Happy New Year!

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VintageBettys said...

Hello Carol....
I hope everything is okay....I haven't seen a post from you recently...

Editor said...

Love the scene of the thermos with the skates. There's something about old ice skates as well I know...Last autumn, I found a tattered, moldy box, perhaps a hatbox, at a flea market. Inside, carefully preserved and wrapped in layers of moldy tissue paper was this photo (the frame is not special, though rusty) and the black skates. It broke my heart to think that this had ended up there--when the owner had gone so entirely out of their way to keep these objects together. I purchased them both on the spot for an obscenely cheap price--just a few dollars. The cardboard backing is marked 1929, "John and Friends". You can see it here http://www.flickr.com/photos/22283683@N07/4217254332/
Maria