December 7, 2012

Even Santa shops at estate sales...

A recent estate sale provided a couple of Christmas gifts to check off Santa's list.
When Santa saw this portable record player in mint condition at a recent estate sale, he swiftly placed it in his bag knowing that Josie loves listening to read-along record albums.  Between you and Santa, the replacement record needle cost more than the record player.   Santa also picked up these 78 speed records knowing a certain Mom would enjoy using the record cover graphics for special projects.  

 A never-opened Peanuts board game also found its way into Santa's bag. 

A couple of plaid thermos bottles were also added to Santa's stash.  He thought they they might come in handy for those long trips on Christmas eve, or perched on top of a shelf as part of a Christmas display.

Santa also scooped up a few containers of Christmas light bulbs knowing that a certain crafty Mom would have special plans for them.


Bet you didn't know that even Santa likes to be thrifty!!

Happy soon-to-be weekend!



27 comments:

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

Excellent finds! I remember those record players, my sisters and I loved those read along vinyls. I love how you put the bulbs in the decorated jar, with Santa so cute!

vivian said...

Santa did good! I have a winnie the pooh record player in the closet.. I wonder if it still works?
LOVE that little deer head ornament in the last picture.. how stinking cute!
I bet we'll all be busy this weekend with Christmas only 17 days away!
HOpe it is a perfect weekend for you.
xoxo

DearHelenHartman said...

Your Santa is awesome! The record player made me grin. My kids had a tape recorder, that's what they will be nostalgic for, I think. So much cuteness.

Sue@House Pretty said...

First off, you title totally cracked me up! Santa is a very smart man! We are also going to an estate sale this evening, which is quite a strange time to have for for this auction company. Hopefully others will be out Christmas shopping at retail stores, and NOT at the auction, to help minimize our competition lol!

My Vintage Mending said...

This might be the find of the year so far...that is in perfect condition and the game...too. Still in awe of how much goodness you find at these estate sales...ours have been pretty measly. Smiles..Renee

LBP said...

Ka Ching!!! You scored big time! I mean "Santa" scored big time!

That Lucy game is just adorable. Josie is going to love that!

Good job!

Linda

Lee said...

Aren't estate sales great?! You found so many treasures~so thrifty! Enjoy your weekend!

craftyles said...

I've always loved a thrifty Santa. Boy you got the goodies-I'm loving the records. Can't wait to see what craftiness you use the Christmas lights for. Have a fun weekend!

Ms. Redo said...

Wow, fabulous finds, great job! Lovin' that record player and especially the record covers! And the light bulbs!!! So much fun! Mary

Michelle @ Dream Home DIY said...

Oh my goodness, I am beyond jealous of your vintage lightbulb score. I have a little collection started but they're so hard to find now :)

vintage grey said...

What a neat record player! Josie is going to love it!! All the records are so sweet! Your wreath is gorgeous!! Happy weekend to you! xo Heather

Shirley Hatfield said...

When I was a young teen my mother found an old record player with a stack of sixties 45s at a yard sale for $10...a shocker, because $10 was a fortune to me at that time. But I had many happy hours rocking out to those old songs...performing in front of my mirror. Josie will sure know that you love her!

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Wow Kim, you hit the jackpot. I wish they had great sales around here with vintage stuff. Love the peanuts game, and the record player, and records. Oh, I love it all!!!! Ever since I saw your vintage stove, I had to get one. it arrived today, and I am thrilled with it. Can't wait to decorate it this weekend with some vintage goodies! Love your wreath too! I like the bulbs on it!

Hugs,
Debbie

Tammy's in Love said...

Rock and Roll, Musing Mama! Smart Santas shop vintage! Better toys, better graphics, better play power!

Nellie said...

That is one more extraordinary Santa you have there! Enjoy the coming week-end! xo Nellie

laurie -magpie ethel said...

somebody is going to be very happy on Christmas morning! I love the graphics on that Happy Birthday record and the little reindeer in the last photo...swoon.

Cheryl G. said...

Santa is so clever and always finds the best stuff!
And you are a genius putting everything together!

Pam said...

I used to have a slew of those read along records when I was little. They really are fun to listen to. The deer/bell ornament is just adorable!

chris mckinley said...

What a lucky girl!! Santa is so very smart shopping at estate sales!!

chris

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

Is it weird that Santa could leave the exact same things for Me as He is leaving for Josie, and I would be totally content with that?
lol Erica :)

La Vie Quotidienne said...

You have so much fun with all of this, it is great to share it with you. And, you always seem to find the best things.

Janet said...

Really great finds, Kim! I've put a few things away I found at yard sales this year for Christmas, too!

Joanna B said...

What great finds!! Your mind must be swimming with crafty ideas!!

GardenofDaisies said...

So much cuteness! Little Josie is going to love that record player!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Oh my...so many sweet things here and there around your house! It sure is fun to find the vintage things..nothing else as cute as they are! Sweet hugs!

Thoroughly Modern Me said...

Great finds. I picked up a fully stocked fishing tackle box for my daughter at the thrift store recently. It is ready to go under the tree!

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

Kim,
What great finds!!

You never cease to amaze me...

Hugs,
Debbie