|Holt Howard Candle Holder $1|
|Box of vintage 1960s indents $1.50|
|1960's German paper candy tray - Hansel & Gretel|
|Our family 1960's elf - Mom gifted me this last Christmas|
|Rare Bing Crosby Decco Records 1949 set $1|
|1962 glass garland|
One of the most valuable/rare finds was this gigantic lot of glass mercury bead garland. I know it is from 1962 and made in Canada as one of the tags were still on it. The original mercury glass garland was from Victorian times and meant to go on feather trees. This stuff is so delicate that it is very rare and worth about $10-$15 per strand. I am definitely keeping this as have only seen it in antique shops. I found it in a thrift store for .50 cents stuck in among all the other modern plastic crap garland.
|Ugly Santa - 1970 (as seen on an old episode of Mary Tyler Moore) $3|
I made exactly one error in my vintage reselling and should have gone with my gut and bought only things I love, that way if they don't sell I am happy to keep them. Everything I have put up for auction has sold except Ugly Santa. Oh well, he shall stay with me for this season and I will try and sell him next year as November is the best time for this reselling. I happened to watch an old episode of Mary Tyler Moore and spotted the exact same one on her desk...definitely from 1970.
|Old Children's Annual|
These two old Children's annuals I bought off the 24 hr facebook bidding site in summer, along with a group of other books for $10. I haven't shared them here but they are part of my holiday decorating and are part of my antique children's book collection.
|Christmas Annual - has inscription from 1918|
The lights on the mantle were a thrift store find - .25 cents, they were brand new in the box and have 8 different blinking programs. A keeper for sure since my last-years mantle lights quit working and will now be harvested for bulbs only.
|Mexican Creche from our Travels, light was a gift from hubby last Christmas|
|Our tree - proof I use all of this vintage "Stuff"|
We are about to go out and buy the last 2 presents on the list - must get them wrapped as we fly out for our family visit this week. I also need to do Christmas cards, the only major thing lurking on my list. The Christmas party was Friday night and was a lot of fun, so nice to see my friends and we had a fabulous meal and got to dance the night away to a live band.
Have a great week everyone!