Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Vintage-y Christmas-y Thrifty Finds

I hit the jackpot last weekend at the St. Vincent De Paul Thrift Store in Flagstaff. They had all of their Christmas Goodies marked down to 50% off, and I was blessed enough to happened upon a huge bag of Ornaments (only .50 cents for the whole bag!!!). Some of my favorites are pictured below....

The Snowman pictured above is made of a very hard plastic, almost like bakelite... so charming!

This guy cracks me up! Look at the sweet little mini bottle brush tree in the back of his sleigh.

Okay... wheels are turning in my head now... this has got to be an Alice in Wonderland inspired goodie!
Love vintage deer...
The creme de la creme! How cute is that Santa on the right... is he playing cymbals and skiing at the same time? That's one craaazy multitasking Santa! And the chenille elves look easy to replicate. I think I'll try to make a few pixie-fied versions. :-)

Most of these will wind up as package tags or be incorporated into collages to hang on my studio wall. I love what some of these fabulous artists, like the mega talented Magpie Ethel, can do with their vintage finds. Also Check out Sea Dream Studio's lovely Fairy Shadowbox made from vintage elements here. The talent of these ladies and so many others out there blows my mind!

(((hugs))) everyone! :-)


Lori said...

oh my, you did find some goodies Jenny!!! i really love those deer, what cute faces they have!!! i hope you will post some pics of the projects you make using your new old stash!!!

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

So many beautiful things. I love them all!!! Merry CHRISTmas...m.

Jessi Nagy said...

eeekkk cuteness!!
i love it all.

Happy Holidays!!
see ya soon doll


Beth said...

hi jenny !!! oh these are wonderful ! love your little snowmen too that you created ! hope you have a wonderful holiday season - looks like we will be meeting soon at jessi's lunch !! YEAH!!

Rebecca said...

Wonderful finds! I have a sweet little flocked Alice ornament that I bet is from the same set as your card ornament. :)

And PLEASE save a Valentine Spool creation for me! I always miss your stuff because I am online so infrequently lately. :( Sorry to ehar about the job but glad you are moving on to bigger and better things!

Oh and my fairy will arrive to the fairy hospital after the holidays when it's less busy. :)

AwtemNymf said...

I love the Alice in Wonderland one! And that bottle tree is small! Cute & Congrats on your goodies! Fab Finds! Woohoo!
*sprinkle sprinkle*

Vintagesquirrel said...

Looks like you really hit the jackpot. All for 50 cents? Wow! I just love vintage ornaments. I have a grouping that I place on a cake plate w/cloche....I'll have to take a photo of them and put it on my blog (whenever I finally get my decorations finished...)

Deanna said...

Oh Jenny, how lucky! They were waiting there just for you. They are just as darling as they can be. I second Lori on her post. I would love to see what you do with your new old stash.

Deanna :)

Paula Clare said...

OH MY GOODNESS! How wonderful! The little vintage deer just steal my heart! How LUCKY to find such goodies and at such a steal-of-a-deal price! WOOHOO!

Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

Those are awesome! I found a Santa Claus that is very similar to your little elf with the pipe cleaner! Merry Christmas! It all looks so nice.