September 17, 2014

Vintage Christmas in a former butcher shop...

On Friday, my husband noticed an estate sale in a neighborhood that boarders my downtown university campus.  I'm not gonna lie.  The neighborhood is a tad bit scary.  However, the estate sale company running the event, is one of our favorites and so I got brave during lunch and found a fairly safe to park the van.
After talking to the estate sale employees, I found out the building had housed multiple retails, including a butcher shop. The most recent owner loved to decorate for holidays and had saved all kinds of wonderful things.

Most items were priced at .25 or .50 cents.

I was happy to see so many Christmas seals in one box.  The entire filled box was marked for $2.
  
I also picked up a few rolls of vintage wrapping paper.

Mrs. Claus looks a tad bit crazy, but I'm looking forward to repurposing the deer and Mr. Claus.
 
The Peanuts puzzle box was super dusty, but it hadn't been opened and so Josie got busy putting it together Friday night.  She's such a little genius with puzzles.  I think she had it done in less than 10 minutes.

The blow mold was also .50 cents and was a welcome addition to my ever-growing collection!

The deer and trees were in a box that my husband brought home after he passed through this same sale on his way home from work.

   He also picked up this lovely item!

It is the tackiest thing I've ever seen and I've already pulled apart all the lovely decorations to use on future Christmas crafting projects.  Another fun sale in estate sale land!    
 

22 comments:

Margaret said...

You just never know when a good sale is gonna pop up and where! Love all that you got--Mrs. Claus does look a little bit crazy. Her cheeks give new meaning to the word "rosey" (lay off the egg nog Mrs. Claus, just saying...) The deer your husband got are precious! ANother great day of sale-ing! Maggie

BucksCountyFolkArt said...

I LOVE LIVING VICARIOUSLY THROUGH YOU!!!!

Jill said...

Vintage Christmas and vintage Halloween - what a score!!! Great stuff!!

Corey Moortgat said...

Love those ceramic deer and trees! And I can't wait to see how you repurpose the other items!

Jboo said...

Wow -- so many little treasures! Maddy has always enjoyed puzzles too! Love that old Peanuts gang!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

What great finds! I love those deer, too. Super fun stuff!!

donna said...

Oh my gosh what a great score. So glad you found such a great sale.
Hugs
donna

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

The "scary" parts of town usually have the best treasures, just like you scored! I always look forward to your recreations. It would be some AWESOME to craft with you!!!
Thank you for your prayers for the bridal couple!
warmly,
deb

Nellie said...

Another post showing amazing finds! It will be fun to see what you do with all these things. xo Nellie

Lynne said...

Estate sale diva you are . . . What finds!
I will give Chris some credit too. Love the snow laden pines and deer . . .
I guess I don't need to say, ENJOY!

vivian said...

I have to say, I am just not in a hurry for christmas... at all! I have no clue what to get for anyone and there are sooo many to buy for! lol! and all those stockings.. I guess I better get started! I love it all.. but Im not feeling like thinking about it yet. I guess I better give myself a little attitude adjustment!
lets just think about halloween... ok?
lol!
xoxo
vivian

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

Now, I wouldn't say that Mrs. Claus looks crazy... She does look like she's been tipping the egg nog though! How fun to find a different blow mold, it looks right at home:@)

La Vie Quotidienne said...

What great finds and I know you will be doing fantastic things with each and every one of them.

Protector of Vintage said...

Looks like a great sale. Love the cute deer and trees!!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love every kind of deer that you've found. And you know tacky can be cute too! lol Have fun with your goodies! Happy crafting! Hugs, Diane

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

LOL Ha! That last picture made me smile. Talk about tacky! I love it. I haven't seen those red mice before either. Great finds!
Hugs- Erica :)

A Little Creation said...

I love the tacky Christmas tree. I wish I could get my hubby to go to estate sales.
Chris =]

Rosemary said...

Tacky but awesome! Love the treasures

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...


Awww Kim, so many cute nostalgic things, what fun! Love your pumpkin collection.
Have a great day!
Gina

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

You both did great. Love vintage wrap but never find it. The trees and deer, just adorable. You'll have great fun using the goodies from the tacky (but cute tacky) tree, lol.

Blessed Serendipity said...

Aren't you glad you braved the scary part of town? You were rewarded with vintage Christmas and Halloween! Cute things Kim.

xo Danielle

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Oh my goodness, what a great sale!! LOVE all those sweet finds! Vintage Christmas papers are always so sweet! Love your blow mold collection, I can't believe only .50 cents! :) What a steal!!...awesome prices too! Wishing you a crafty day! xo Holly