August 3, 2014

Gifts from our cottage neighbors...vintage Christmas!

If you follow me on Instagram, you'll have seen my sneak peeks of the gifts our cottage neighbors delivered over the weekend.
I'm so spoiled.
Our cottage neighbors (to the right of us) are cleaning out their mother's cottage which had been used as a year round home.
 She's now in a nursing home and her home is FILLED with lots of things. 

 Chris mentioned how much I love vintage Christmas and several boxes later, I ended up with lots of fun treasures.
On Saturday, the daughter walked over and dropped off another box of hand-painted Christmas ornaments.
I'm thinking of making a few shadowboxes with them (I need to give them some eyeballs first).
 Who would have guessed that I'd even snag vintage Christmas on the lake!

PS. We've been back and forth this weekend (good thing the cottage is only 45 minutes away).  We had to retrieve Emma from Marching Band camp on Saturday.  After having her gone for a week, it's so good to have her with us again.  Chris has been busy with more construction progress at the lake house. The lower level is looking wonderful.  I need to take lots of pictures of the latest happenings at the a-frame.  Hope you've had a good weekend.


vivian said...

yes.. how lucky you are to have gotten to know some neighbors well enough already that they know you like vintage christmas! lol! thats awesome!
45 minutes is pretty easy. everywhere I ever go seems to be at least 45 minutes or an hour away. the only thing close to us is the grocery store and thats 15 minutes away. other then that 45 minutes sounds close to me! lol!
glad youre enjoying!

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

Score! How fun, I'm sure you'll get lots of use out of the gifts:@)

Lutka And Co. said...

Looks like they all found a good home :) How kind of your neighbors!

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Majorly pea green with envy over here! What lovely neighbors, so very generous and sweet of them. Look forward to seeing what you make with all your wonderful stuff.

I'm loving all your cabin posts. I'm living vicariously through you - what fun it would be to have a cabin! (One of my favorite things I found at my parents house was my grandparents guest book for their cabin.)

Adore your new header too.

Happy Sunday!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What wonderful vintage holiday things! You'll have so much fun with craft projects this winter. The summer is flying by. We're spending the rest of it in the mountains of NC. Nice and cool up here. Enjoy your day my friend! Sweet hugs, Diane

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...


Blessed is what you are!!!!! LOVE the collection and how sweet that it came from someone you know.

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Fun! ♥

laurie -magpie ethel said...

Definitely a nice "new neighbor" gift with vintage Christmas! So much stuff in original packaging which is such a fun bonus.

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

You really are a lucky duck Kim! Very cute vintage Christmas goodies. I was pulling out my Christmas crafting stuff this morning to see what I need to restock.


NICE neighbors!!! I think we all wish we had neighbors like yours! You will certainly have great FUN with all your vintage Christmas goodies! Shadow boxes sound FUN!
Love your new header and borders! very vintage kitsch!!!

Lynne said...

Great neighbors . . .
You aren't having any fun at all, are you!

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said... exciting Kim! I can't believe all that was just next door!! Lucky lady!! Love all the new treasures you got! Such lovely neighbors too ;) 45 Minutes away isn't too bad :) Happy new week! xo Holly

Pam Kessler said...

I bet her mother would be very happy to know that her Christmas stuff is going to someone who LOVES it so much!

Maggie's Lil' Fixins said...

See that! Even your neighbors love you! How terrific and it's all GOOD stuff! Maggie

Jill said...

Lucky you! You just never know where vintage Christmas might pop up!

LBP said...

Oh My Goodness! You are causing me to hyperventilate! So much vintage Christmas. I can see the wheels turning in your head now thinking about what you are going to make with all those goodies. And I love seeing photos of your new lake house!



Jodee said...

Wow! What fabulous neighbors! You are having the best summer ever!

BucksCountyFolkArt said...

I HATE YOU!!!! : )

★Carol★ said...

I bet your neighbors are happy to pass all of that vintage Christmas along to you, because now they know how much you love it and that it's going to a good home. That's a few less boxes of decorations that you'll have to haul to the cottage! Oh I can't even imagine how pretty it will be in the winter. Maybe the lake will freeze over and be perfect for ice skating!

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