Thursday, August 28, 2008

Christmas In August

Christmas came a little earlier than usual for me....
Having had no luck Saturday mornings at garage sales, mum and I had very little hope that this past Saturday would be any different than the Saturdays before it. Boy, were we wrong! Our first stop was at a street just around the corner from our house and it always seems to us that the closer the garage sale is to home, the better the finds always are!
The couple told us that they were downsizing after having lived in their adorable bungalow for about 30 years, having raised their own children there who were now married and starting families of their own. There were boxes and boxes of old Nancy Drew books, board games from the '70s, and '60s Life magazines that I was itching to get my hands on.
After having stocked up on most of the magazines and other goodies, I spotted, out of the corner of my eye, a box full of vintage blown glass Christmas ornaments...shades of pink, white and blue had been handpainted onto the glass, which was then adorned with German glass glitter and other pretty novelties. Some of the ornaments even had their original ornament hook attached to them. I knew right then and there that I just HAD to have them!
Later on in the day I spotted a silver Christmas tree (exactly what I had been looking for for years!), with silvery, glittery bristles...perfect for showcasing those gorgeous ornaments!
So, with Christmas just a few months away (119 days to be exact - but who's counting?), it was the perfect little fix to get me into the Christmas mood...and give me hope that I will be just as lucky this Saturday morning as I was last!


~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

My heart just beats a little faster when I see vintage Christmas pretties!
Thanks for sharing!!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Fabulous, fabulous finds! Never too early to start thinking about Christmas. Susan

Deb said...

We really did get lucky didn't we? LOVE that little tree ... it will be perfect as you decorate your French Nest for it's 1st Christmas :-)


cammy @ freckledfarm said...

Major Jackpot!!! The tree is the absolute perfect color of tarnished silver. Enjoy.

Fifi Flowers said...

Christmas... WOW... it will be here before we know it... wouldn't it!

Tanya said...

I love these vintage ornaments. What a find. The tree is also adorable. I just scored a box of pink vintage ornaments at a thrift store today for 50 cents. I was pretty stoked about it!
Love your blog and the header at the beginning is beautiful!