July 10, 2014

Christmas in July! Estate sale finds!

Most of our estate sale adventures these last few weeks have focused on finding things for our a-frame cottage.   We've been determined to stick to a budget and recycle as much of our own furniture and estate sale finds as possible knowing that things like necessary electrical upgrades, a new water heater, refinishing floors...etc would be eating away at our budget.
BUT f the price is right, a little bit of vintage Christmas is always a welcome acquisition! 
At a recent estate sale, I spotted a dusty box of Christmas garland on the floor in the basement.  I had shared a sneak peek of this amazing find on this post. Although I loved the pink garland, it didn't look like much UNTIL...
 I removed the garland and discovered strands of mercury beads individually wrapped in tissue!!
I might have danced a jig in the middle of the basement.
I also spotted this box filled with bits of Christmas and a single Thanksgiving turkey.
I'm honestly surprised that all the pieces and the original box were still available for this tree.
Imagine all the possibilities for decorating this fun little piece of plastic!
I really don't need any more vintage Christmas.  
Christmas estate sale finds have taken over my craft room these last two years.

My name is Kim and I'm addicted to vintage Christmas.

XOXO

24 comments:

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

So cute Kim!! What great finds, you really scored in that basement!! :) Those mercury garlands will be perfect for you!! Wishing you a lovely sweet day! We're going out to the county fair tonight...yehaw! xo Holly

Margaret said...

The first step is admitting it...but then keep on collecting! Consider it an act of humanitarianism (did I spell that right?)--YOU ARE DOING YOUR PART SAVING VINTAGE CHRISTMAS FROM THE DREADED TRASH CANS. I try to do my part here in New York but I'm only one person...I think us vintage lovers should have our own holiday named after us for our good deeds. Just saying. Maggie

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Those mercury beads would make any of us dance a jig! WOW! And so nicely protected over the years. I see some cute pixies in your stash. Better check my pockets when I leave! Enjoy your day my friend! Hugs, Diane

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

I love vintage Christmas things too - you hit the JACKPOT!

LBP said...

I would have fell over in a faint if I had found those mercury beads! What great vintage Christmas finds! I am an addict as well!

xoxox

Linda

Pam Kessler said...

Oh, I would be dancing a jig too! You know, the vintage Christmas you found could be considered decor for the cottage. Wouldn't it be fun to spend spend part of the holidays there! If there is heat of course. Oh, and ice skating on the lake!!!

Jboo said...

Oh my word -- those mercury beads are stunning! What a great find!

Lutka And Co. said...

My name is Linda and I'm addicted to vintage Christmas too :) Love everything you found!

Blessed Serendipity said...

You find the BEST stuff at estate sales Kim. That garland is so pretty. It's ok to be addicted to vintage Christmas. I see lots of fun things in that cabinet. I'd love to come and help you decorate for Christmas.

xo Danielle

BucksCountyFolkArt said...

People have been trying to get me to join Facebook for years, but I wasn't interested, until this week. I found a few groups for Vintage Christmas Lovers and the only way I could check them out was to join! It's fun connecting with other addicts!

Lynne said...

Oh my, the strands of Mercury Beads would have put me over the moon! Great vintage finds Kim addict!

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

LOL! I LOVE your addiction! The mercy garlands are AWESOME!!!
Have fun, Queen of Christmas!
warmly,
deb

laurie -magpie ethel said...

I would be dancing a jig in the basement too...crazy good finds!

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

Me too! Me too! Only you actually find it:@) Have fun with your new goodies!

White Lace and Promises said...

True treasures. I love vintage Christmas too!

donna said...

I love it. There is nothing better than finding vintage Christmas. It is truly an addition, I have a hard time finding it around here. But when I do, I do the happy dance. LOL!
Hugs
donna

Tammy's in Love said...

Ho Ho Holy Smokes! Fun Christmas in July finds! I would love to find these kinds of estate sale finds! Oh, I guess I'd have to go to estate sales more often! I'm the December baby, I don't think it's possible to have too much vintage Christmas!

Patti said...

Hurrah for you, Kim! I just know you will make something wonderful out of these pretty treasures! Wonderful!

Protector of Vintage said...

Very cute Christmas treasures!!!

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Aww, what awesome finds!! Love that cute plastic tree!! Such Christmas treasures you have collected!! xo Heather

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