|Box of Indents $3|
|Large bag of ornaments $5|
Most of the balls I will sell - likely will only keep a couple of the best indents. I will likely keep the miniatures as well as have a mini tree I put up in the bedroom decorated entirely with vintage minis.
|Vintage Angels $1 each|
The angels are made in Japan and worth around $15 but I will likely keep them.
|1950-60s candy container .50 cents|
I have never seen one of these old candy containers, for .50 cents he will become part of the collection.
|Two bottle brush trees .25 cents each|
Cute vintage bottlebrush trees, too cheap to pass up.
|Two pipecleaner Santas included in $5 bag|
I kind of love the kitschy pipecleaner Santas that were mixed in the bag of old glass ornaments. They are keepers - for now at least.
|The best of them all - pre 1920s included in $5 bag|
The very best thing I found in all of the thrift stores was this pre 1920s Czech mercury glass beaded ornament. I have only ever seen these in antique stores and it was mixed in the $5 bag of balls. This is now the oldest ornament in my collection.
I am also sharing two 24 Hr Facebook Bidding site finds. I paid $10 for the mercury glass tree topper, almost impossible to find in the wild and I am not paying EBAY prices for anything in my collection - ever. They go for around $20-$30 plus shipping on EBAY. I bought it in August or would have likely paid more.
|Mercury glass tree topper $10|
I ended up in a bidding war for these 1950s Noma Canada Bubble lights - they actually work! I am not putting them on the tree though as they overheat sometimes and I don't trust old wiring. I will likely just turn them on for a while to look at them. Now I am on a hunt for 3 replacement lights for the ones that just have old bulbs in them. I have always always wanted these and likely they are what made me love Christmas vintage. Back 30 years ago when I was 18 I had a boyfriend whose parents owned some of the 1950s ones and put them on the tree every year. They go for around $40 on EBAY but then you have to pay shipping and the likelihood of getting to your home in one piece would be low. Anyway, there were 9 bidders in the last minute, 3 of which were me and I ended up buying them for myself for $22. I only had to drive five blocks to get them, so zero shipping!
|Original Noma Canada box|
|Working vintage Noma bubble lights in original box $22|
|Vintage round GE Christmas lights, value unknown|
Along with the Noma lights came two full boxes of replacement bulbs, likely 1950s which are round, never seen any like them. I need to do some research but these are likely worth around $30 and will be sold if I can find the right buyer.
So this weekend one of my projects is going through my existing Christmas Vintage goodies and selling off some of the stuff that I initially collected - I don't want my collection to get much bigger, just better and what I sell pays for all the stuff that I bought. I can now pick and choose as have lots of great stuff! The best part is I only buy things I love so if it doesn't sell - I am ok with keeping it.
And no, I am not decorating yet - still too early for me! I have some friends coming over for an appetizer party on December 2 and likely will have the house decorated for that. If any decorating happens this weekend it will be exterior light hanging as we need a non-rainy day for that and we have had buckets of rain this week.
Have a great weekend everyone!