December 2, 2012

Estate sale rescues...

Back in August, my husband scooped up these 1950s plywood Christmas figurines at a local estate sale.  

He wasn't sure where we were going to display them, he just knew that at $25 for the entire set, they needed to be rescued.


On Saturday, Chris put on his thinking cap and found unique ways to display them around our house.

Secured with hooks and fishing line, the deer are flying over our front porch flower boxes.

With cathedral ceilings in the living room, we got creative with the rest of our fragile pieces. The choir boys and wreath are around our entertainment center.


The brittle sleigh is above our stairwell.  The snowflakes are suspended with fishing line and more ceiling hooks.  You might recognize this as the same place that our Halloween witch resides in October.

Yes.  Our house has turned into a department store holiday display!

29 comments:

Anonymous said...

I like the sleigh over the stairwell it is so special I remember that we had one like that and it got ruined in all the weather so that will be better in the house. Tell Chris that he did a good job Love Aunt Marian

Perfectly Printed said...

What a great way to display some wonderful estate sale finds! Love, Love, the choir boys!

chris

Shirley Hatfield said...

I've been dreaming of a Department Store Christmas...just like the ones I used to know! Every time I find something still in the package from a store like Woolworths it takes me back to Christmas shopping in the city...which was Provo for me. I love those old figures...you guys are so creative!

DearHelenHartman said...

Ho Ho HOLY ESTATE SALE BATMAN, those are beyond awesome. If we are hanging greens at our house include me because I am green with envy.

vivian said...

LOVe them all, but especially love the reindeer flying! and I love your hubby.. cant I please borrow him? mine is not a lover of christmas and decorating!
happy sunday!
xoxo

Lynne said...

I think you and your husband are a match for finding estate sale treasures. Where or where do you store it all!?
The outdoor reindeer on the flower boxes . . . my favorite.

craftyles said...

The rescued things look so great in their new homes. Love the sleigh and snowflakes.The girls so so cute together in the last post. Can't believe it's so cold up there by you.

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Flying over the flower boxes! Perfect! I Must remember the fishing line trick.

Corey Moortgat said...

Wonderful! Perfect spots for all of them! My hubby wouldn't touch those with a ten foot pole- he'd think they should have gone in the trash! You're so lucky your husband appreciates their fabulousness!!!

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Wonderful find! I love how you displayed them, very creative! I have never seen anything like these.

Hugs,
Debbie

NanaDiana said...

Don't you just love it, Kim? What a wonderful old display! I love that you rescued them (or your hubby did). Happy Sunday- xo Diana

Barbara said...

I love it!

A Little Creation said...

I wish my husband would rescue cool things like that!! Very creative display.
Chris =]

Nellie said...

I love those estate sale finds, Kim! Such a marvelous touch during this season! xo Nellie

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

I love those carollers!! Chris was spot on to rescue them. I adore how you displayed them!

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Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

Chris found the perfect place for each of them! Thank goodness that her rescued them, because they look beautiful in your home!
Thank you for showing us!
Erica :)

Lee said...

They look wonderful~great job!
Don't you love estate sales?! I went to a terrific one last week...wowie zowie!
Have a good week! Hugs!

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

NICE!!! It's nice that your hubby rescues treasures! Looks great!
Warmly,
deb

My Vintage Mending said...

I love them...they look like they were meant to go there...smiles.Renee

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Wow, wow and double wow! Just fantastic.

laurie -magpie ethel said...

I was just at a local holiday sale at an antique mall and saw that same sleigh and reindeer (did not notice price tag). I have three smaller reindeer cutouts and a snowman which I just put in my studio window box...a cheery hello on the walk back to the studio

Jodee said...

Great finds! I especially love the deer!

Hope you have a great week!

Vicki said...

I love how you guys have displayed these. What a fun find!

Joanna B said...

Those are so great! I especially love the sleigh, it looks perfect there in that little nook.

Pam said...

OMG, I am dying here! I LOVE it. I am so glad he rescued those. BTW, what floor is ladies hosiery on?

Cheryl G. said...


All of it looks great! You (and your husband) find the best things!

vintage grey said...

What beautiful vintage displays!! So neat, and they look right at home! ;) xo Heather

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Kim,
These pieces are such treasures!! I remember seeing the choir boys in someone's home from my childhood. I can't remember whose but they sure do look familiar.....

Hugs,
Deb