Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Vintage and Holiday Finds

Quick post here. Just because I'm not doing Christmas yet, doesn't mean I'm not thinking of it. Last week, I did some sleuthing in a few shops and at Goodwill. Now, I am a Goodwill addict and have upped my visits to twice a week at least.


I found these OLD two goodies.

Does anyone rember Jeanette MacDonald--she was the singing diva from the 1920's-1940's. I swear this image is of her on the towel rack, or it could be Marion Davies--the famous actress/paramour of William Randolph Hearst-Pic of Miss Davies.

The towel rack  looks handmade, but has some pretty snazzy hooks on the back. Anyway it is charming and I will either give as gift or sell. The silver tray is a nice size and weight and I will use for a candle tray, or holiday display.


These are my NEW Fall 70% off finds from JoAnn's a week or so ago. I love the corn and sunflowersb on the papergoods but, we have snow forecasted for the weekend so I dont' know if I will use them this year or not, might be using pumpkins and pinecones, if they don't freeze outside.


Yes, Christmas, I know I said I wouldn't post any Christmas, but....

The NEW candles are the timer ones..that come on every night at the same time and then turn off, they are battery operated and safe...I love them. I know mine are buried in my Christmas totes, and I want some on now.

The acrylic tablecloths were bought for their material and fade-resistance and will be a REDO for a big project. Three tablecloths (huge ones) for total of $9.98 at two different thrift stores. The triple-weave napkins were a vintage shop find...all cotton and never been used, 4/$6.00, perfect for the kitchen for the holidays.

Something else NEW were three ornaments from Walmart, 2 foxes and a squirrel, probably be used for packages or displays.


This handsome OLD (1980-90s) handmade wood truck's maker name, I actually recognized burned in the bottom. They were some fine toymakers and made doll furniture for 18"dolls for years and showed on the art/craft fair circuit here in Chicagoland when I was doing shows with pottery. My father also made wooden toys, but my boy's trucks were passed on long ago, so now I have one again. Will REDO this for holiday displays.


New purchase...simple wonderful wood star @6" across...and an OLD silver bell, displayed on one of those vintage tablecloths.

See, I am thinking about Christmas ~~but, still have to worry about Thanksgiving first.

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  1. Lots of fun goodies...I need to find some battery operated tapers like those...

    1. Hi they were new at a thrift shop for 7.00 for two to give you an idea. I have bought them before for double that covered with old wax, which I will do myself this time around, if that helps.

  2. I am inspired by your finds! thanks for sharing.

  3. Love the truck! I passed by some Christmas ornaments in a thrift shop. They were a bit expensive, but also I think glass ones will get broken in my house. And I'm not quite ready for Christmas yet. I'm making the kids wait until December to watch Elf. ;) Jo

  4. Great finds and I am quite taken by the truck. My father used to make wooden toys so it reminds me of him. The red checked napkins are wonderful for the holidays too. Thanks for sharing.

    Autumn blessings,

  5. Looks like a successful treasure hunt! Goodwill is quite addictive!

  6. You found some great little treasures. The truck is a goodie...Happy hunting!

  7. Great finds Sandi. Love the towels and the truck! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  8. You had a very successful week, Sandi. Your towel rack is just darling (whoever she is!), and that truck will make a terrific Christmas decoration. Thanks so much for linking up your finds with Vintage Charm :)


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