September 15, 2013

Merry Christmas to me! Putz houses and an estate sale with a vintage Christmas room!

Chris surprised me after work with this box of putz houses.  He had visited an estate sale on his way home.   Yes.  I realize I'm very spoiled.  
This is a picture of my putz village from last Christmas.

Friday night, I had gone to bed before Chris and was nearly asleep when he came in the room and said that estatesales.net was advertising a sale 50% off on Saturday.  The pictures online showed that the house had a vintage Christmas room.

 Do you think I slept much that night?  I had vintage Christmas swirling around in my brain!!!

As soon as Emma was dropped off at the high school bright and early Saturday morning for Varsity Marching Band practice, we drove across town and ran to the basement of the estate sale (with Josie in tow). Pretty much everything was still there.  However, the lines were so crazy to check out, that Chris and I never even saw what was in the rest of the house.  You ready for lots of pics?  This was an estate sale that will go down in my records books as one of the best sales EVER!  
I've been wanting a wooden Christmas tree putz village folding fence for years but they've never been in my price range.  Yippee for me!

I was so excited about this reindeer/sleigh display, that I took a picture of it with my cell phone to send to my Mom and sister while Chris was driving us back home.
 
I grabbed literally every Santa plastic candy container that was left on the table.

One can never have too many bells!  I've not seen these plastic style red/green bell ornaments before.

Plastic snowflakes...they couldn't be left behind either!

A church/choir boy Gurley candle to add to my candle collection.

Angels ornaments with sweet sleepy faces.

A plastic star tree topper.

A spun-head angel and tiny yarn Santa.

Mercury corsage

Foil ornaments

Red honeycomb bells

A few other things that happened to be near the Christmas room included an Easter chick cardboard cutout and this cloth doll.

I also picked up this button pictures art kit.  The graphics are so sweet.

 I've already promised my sister and Mom  that I would share my stash with them.

This was an estate sale worthy of Magpie Ethel.  Merry Christmas to me!
 

35 comments:

Tammy said...

Wow! That was a jack pot sale! Methinks I need to move to your side of the state! I never find treasures such as those over here! At least I can enjoy your pretties vicariously! LOL

Life in Rehab said...

Good Lord, woman, what a haul!!!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Oh my! BONANZA! I love that sweet little cloth doll, too. Did you find any pixies? (knee huggers) They are getting harder and harder to find! What a sweet hubby...give him an extra hug!

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Congratulations! Ha-ha!

Those button pics are unique! ♥

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

Totally fun! I remember that church candle and love the tree topper-enjoy:@)

Denise said...

Talk about fun! What a day for You and what a sweet hubby :)

Perfectly Printed said...

Holy Smoke! What a haul! OK that's not very lady like, but my goodness such wonderful Treausres!!

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Oh my!!! Wow you really scored!! Love everything, they all looks so sweet! I wish I could find estate sales like this! Such a great lot of treasures for the weekend for you!! A very 'happy Sunday' xo Holly

laurie -magpie ethel said...

Man, oh man I would have been in heaven with this one! I always grab those plastic snowflakes...great for crafting! Wish you would have grabbed the orange and black figures (they look like Rosen) in the third photo (was that the estate sale company photo?) Those halloween style plastic figures bring a good price and are super hard to find. Great job Chris for alerting you!

Lutka And Co. said...

Wow! You are a lucky duck! :) I see lots of crafting fun!

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Well ho, ho, ho...you really scored at that fun sale!

Debby said...

Score.....wow.....what a boat load of goodies.

Margaret said...

That is the estate sale of my dreams! All great stuff!I'm excited to see what you will do with all your treasures! I love the sleepy angels! Glad you are having a great weekend! And I kind of like rainy/sweater weather too!

BucksCountyFolkArt said...

I cannot believe all that stuff was still there. I would have figured it'd be the first to go! Then again, I once got a bag full of vintage Christmas stuff at a retirement community sale, the old woman in charge gave me the dirtiest look, said, "This is all junk!" and charged me like 50 cents! It was filled with knee huggers, celluloid reindeer, etc. So, one woman's junk is another woman's scrumptiousness!

Donna said...

Wow, you really scored this time, Kim! How sweet of Chris to surprise you with the Putz houses. I really think you need your own show on HGTV, you have such great luck at those esate sales!

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

Yay For You!!!! What a haul! Are you still walking on cloud nine?
LOL that's the best feeling!
I'm so happy for you!
Erica :)

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

Merry Christmas to you!!! This post reads like a fairy tale. What wonderful finds, so many goodies - I especially love the choir boy candle.

La Vie Quotidienne said...

You definitely hit the jackpot...for you Christmas came early this year!

NanaDiana said...

OMGoodness! I cannot believe all the stuff you found! God was surely smiling on you that day! I love it..and that doll....and those button pics...wowowowow- xo Diana

vintage grey said...

Wow, a definite yay for you!! Such sweet Christmas finds and can't wait to see them all around your house during Christmas! xo Heather

Jboo said...

Jackpot!! Way to go! Puts me right into the Christmas spirit -- a little early -- but that's a good thing! :)

Lee said...

Wowie zowie!
Great finds~so glad Chris has caught the fever!

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Good for YOU!!! I know you will have so much FUN with your finds!
The Easter chick looks angry!!!
Very cool button cards! Nice score!!!
Warmly,
deb

Tammy's in Love said...

Goodness Gracious! You did hit the jackpot and you didn't even get up in the middle of the night and sit there! Good for you!

Lynne said...

Forgive me please . . . OMG! A gold mine!

vivian said...

wowza! great stuff! Loving those candy container santas! Yes, Im sure Laurie would be proud of you!
happy day dear friend!
xoxo

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Wowzers!!! You did indeed hit the jackpot! Good for you. I would love to hit one of these just once! Maybe someday. I think most of it is out by Ethel someplace! lol

Hugs,
Debbie

Nellie said...

What amazing treasures, Kim! You really "hit the jackpot" with this one! xo Nellie

Pam Kessler said...

Holy cow, that's one big Christmas stash you got! I am amazed when stuff like that is still there on the 50% days. Doesn't everyone in the world like vintage Christmas???

GardenOfDaisies said...

Oh Kim! How wonderful! I love the putz houses and the marvelous little fence. And the spun head angel. And especially the Gurley choir boy! I'm sure the previous owner is so glad to have her collection go to a new home, where they will be appreciated and displayed.

ImagiMeri said...

Okay, okay........you need to learn to share your husband! I only want him for finding stuff for me while I'm busy crafting.......will that work?

Love ya'
Meri

Blessed Serendipity said...

WOW you hit the jackpot at that sale. So many wonderful Christmas goodies. Good for you!

xo Danielle

Cheryl G. said...

I love how your keeper of a husband is so in tune to what you love!
Great finds and it sounds like a fun morning!

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