September 26, 2013

Melted plastic popcorn and other vintage treasures...

Raise your hand if you remember these popcorn plastic decorations from the late 60s/70s?
Of course, I had to scoop them up as soon as I saw them at a recent estate sale.
I also brought home a few more cardboard cutouts and a few vintage Christmas pieces. 
 The anagrams, Christmas Santa mugs and bead trims will be used for crafting projects.
My husband surprised me this week with a handful of holiday treasures from a different estate sale.  I love the size of this bottle brush tree.  It's HUGE! 

He's gotten good at tracking down sales on his way home from school.

Lastly, I have to share my Halloween costume makeover. A month ago, I found this homemade Halloween costume for .50 cents and fell in love with the orange and black colors.
I added homemade yarn pom poms to the buttons and sewed black ruffles to the collar.  I also made a badge from scrapbooking paper and ribbon.   The little girl wooden hanger was painted by my mother in the 70s when my grandparents still owned a woman/children's clothing store.  Isn't she sweet?
Although the costume is too small for Josie, she gladly modeled it.
We're both sending you all a few Halloween hugs!

PS.  It's homecoming weekend at Emma's high school.  Marching band, Varsity football, and a homecoming dance will keep our schedules full.  My camera will be busy capturing it all.  

18 comments:

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The costume is adorable on Josie! And I love all of the fun finds you and hubby have found for the holidays! Enjoy your weekend! What fun you have planned! Sweet hugs!

Nellie said...

What a busy week-end you have ahead of you!

Love that costume, and Josie is as adorable as ever!

xo Nellie

Margaret said...

Josie looks adorable! I have to tell you that the nursery we go to that is over 100 years old still carries the popcorn figures! The company is still in business so I can get you any you want (only yours are more special being vintage!). I have the Halloween ones, a turkey and several Christmas ones. Just let me know! You have been doing so great with those estate sales I am so excited over all your finds!

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

And it fits Josie perfectly! It's so cute! I love that painted girly head hanger. What a good keepsake from your Grandparent's shop!
Of course I love all of your estate sale finds. Especially those Holt Howard mugs!
Erica :)

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

That handmade costume is adorable. I have seen hangers similar to yours and always admired them. I totally remember plastic decorations, like the ones your found- but I didn't realize it was called plastic popcorn!

laurie -magpie ethel said...

Happy busy weekend! That is an awesome bottlebrush tree and that bigger size is hard to find.
Josie looks cute as always in that costume!

Perfectly Printed said...

For someone who says she doesn't really sew the ruffles and pom poms look great! A darling hanger, love the rosey cheeks, and as always a darling Josie!!

NanaDiana said...

Some more great finds there, Kim. Look how cute Josie looks in that vintage costume. How sweet.

I think it's great that your hubby looks for those things on his way home from school now! You've trained him well. xo Diana

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

You always find such fun things! My G-Mom had a big one of those Santa dolls! Have a great weekend:@)

Lynne said...

You bring HAPPY to Halloween with Kim . . . Love your treasures!

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Yes, I *do* remember the popcorn plastics! I wonder how they made those...

That stuffed Santa is cute and so is Josie in that made over outfit!!

Thanks for the Halloween hug!

Pam Kessler said...

Yes, I remember the melted popcorn decor! Josie looks too cute in that outfit.

vintage grey said...

Josie looks so cute in that costume!! Love it and that kitty in the pumpkin cut out is too sweet! Happy busy, but fun weekend! xo Heather

Lutka And Co. said...

What wonderful vintage finds! You never cease to amaze me with your thrifting talents! :)

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Hi Kim!
More great finds! Love the pumpkin candles!! Sounds like a fun weekend!
Warmly,
deb

GardenOfDaisies said...

OOh, lots of fun things! Love the girl hanger Mom made for the store! You'll have lots of fun with the bottle brush tree, I'm sure. I also love those beaded spikes.

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Halloween hugs to you guys too!! :) Such great finds! I just love that costume, its so adorable on Joise too!! What a great treasure to have of the painted girly head hanger too! She's cute! Happy weekend! xo Holly

Courtney said...

I'm thinking of you today as I am putting up all my Halloween/Fall decorations. I remember my grandma having those popcorn Halloween decorations.