Hi friends! I have some thrifting goodies
to share with you, as usual...and I will also be sharing
my favorite thrift find of the year!
The lovely Sophie of Her Library Adventures is having a favorite thrift find
of the year linky party and contest.
To be honest, I'm not sure what my favorite find has been this year!
We shall see...
For now, here are some of my recent finds...beginning with Christmas items:
This vintage felt Santa is adorable.
He's so cheerful looking, isn't he?
This Santa, on the other hand, looks vaguely frightened.
It's the sweetest toy, and jingles merrily.
My grandma used to have a wind-up Santa on a bike
very similar to this one, when I was little.
This McCall's magazine was filled with the cutest crafts and illustrations.
This page of little toys is my favorite!
A darling banner.
Some shimmery vintage strawberry ornaments.
A kitschy little nativity.
The art and graphic design on this book is cool!
Now on to some non-Christmasy things...
A lovely table runner.
Some hand-painted cups.
Very nifty owl candle holder.
Can you believe this little oilcloth cat? Precious.
I loved the cover on this book.
My favorite finds from this week were these vintage shoes.
The color of these heels is beautiful.
Now, for my favorite find of the year...
Initially, I was going to pick this:
Because I really love vintage children's items--
be it clothing, blankets, toys, etc!
I think I'll have to go with the box of old matches that I
found here in Oregon, though.
I've never been particularly drawn to vintage matchbooks,
but once I looked through the box a little and saw
the amazing graphics and history on them, I had to buy them.
Here are some with soda brands on them...
pin-up type girls...
kitschy and colorful
The names back then, huh? T-Bone Cafe,
the Toot & Tell Drive in, Bunny's Waffle Shop.
There are all similar in color...
look at those graphics!
I actually didn't know why anyone had kept these so long.
When I asked said as much to my husband, he told me
some people back then collected them as souvenirs.
I'd had no idea!
They are just so interesting.
This one was rather surprising.
They are so classically vintage, I would've thought they were reproductions.
Guess how much they cost?
Yep. $2.00 for the whole box.
I hope you enjoyed stopping by!
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