Welcome to this weeks edition of Thrift Shop Thursday #23. We are sharing some of our Christmas Finds from local consignment shops and our favorite store… Goodwill!
The first item up this week is a paper village set. I picked it up because it reminded me of the village my mom always put under our Christmas tree. I think that was one of her favorite things to do, set up her village. I would lay under that tree and stare at that village and dream for hours, it was just so pretty and seemed like the perfect town. It was such a lovely scene. I come from a family of seven and I am the only girl. It would not take long for one of the boys (who will not be named but we all know who he is) to drive a remote control car through the villages and rapidly try to restore it back to its original state before mom walked back into the room! Boys! Now I have three and wouldn’t have it any other way!
When I saw this paper village set by Christopher Radko it was so reminiscent of the ones from my childhood, I knew I had to have it.
I picked the entire set up for a few dollars at a consignment shop. They are not vintage pieces but they do look similar to the ones my mom has under her tree.
The next piece I am sharing is one that I picked up at Goodwill for $5. It’s one of those pieces that my husband just looks at and shakes his head. Well, it was only $5 and I had a plan for it.
My original plan for this baby was to hang all of my vintage ornaments on it. That didn’t work. The metal branches are too close together to hang the ornaments on. I still like it and think it looks fabulous as is…it is still not a favorite for my hubby. I am thinking Santa can put a few small presents under it and we are good to go!
My last find for today is another Christmas Tree. This one is a Christmas Tree card holder. I picked it up from Goodwill last summer. We love displaying the Christmas cards we receive each year. We used to tape them on the door in the kitchen, then I made a ribbon to attach them to one year but this tree is my favorite for displaying the cards.
It is perfect. Everyone can see the cards and it is easy to pull the cards out and read them at any time.
That wraps up this weeks Thrift Shop Thursday #23: Christmas Finds. I hope you are enjoying this Holiday Season as much as I am.
Until Next Time,