Another holiday tradition I hold close to my heart is the after Christmas Thriftventure I share with my sister.My mother keeps the kidlettes,and Durelle and I hit all of our favorite thrift stores!Almost everything I purchased was under 2 dollars or less due to the lovely year end sales!Naturally I had vintage Christmas on my mind,as I do every other day of the year when I enter a thriftstore,estate sale or,even an antique mall. Which is where I happened to snap up these 1st goodies.After Christmas and early January is the best time to hit an antique mall as they tend to have lots of 50% off sales.Everything in the above pic was purchased for 1 dollar each! I especially love the hand-made shabby fufu balls.The little angels have sweetest faces(you may click to enlarge any picture).The jingle bell cake will be fun for baking next year,or perhaps I will keep them to display the fufu balls!The white crocheted piece will possibly become aprons for atleast one of the little girl dresses pictured below(and only 75 cents!).
The little girl dresses were 2 bucks each and are simply aching for a bit of embellishment. The peignoir was 1.49 and I will probably cut the filmy bottom portion off and just use the top lace bodice as A lovely lace layer.
More Christmas goodies!Each piece was under a dollar except the collection of embroidered cocktail napkins for about 1.50.The wee little singing angel was my favorite and she will look right at home with this collection.
These lovelies were my favorite purchases of the day. The smooching chalkware couple was about 3.00,but how could I resist?The other couple was quite chipped and broken . Somehow I find their decay to make them all the more beautiful. For about a dollar they most definitely found a new home. The pearls were 1 dollar and a this girl can never have too many strands of what I consider my signature jewel.You've already met dear Georgie from The Curious Tea-Party (thank you Risa) he was also about 1.50. My big ticket items were multiple pairs of Overalls purchased for between 5 and 2 dollars each. A mommy can never have too many pairs of Overalls. Right?