I'm jumping into Christmas this year because if I wait until after Thanksgiving and the MU-KU game and our house guests, it will be December before I get anything up. And that, folks, is just plain wrong. I kind of go ape when it comes to Christmas.
So today I resolved to spend extra time here and there purging my house of the autumn decor. But first I stopped by a couple thrift shops -- looking for some vintage ornaments and maybe some gifts.
These perfume bottles were just too adorable. And a bargain, if you ask me, at .50 each.
I could not pass up this strange and cute mushroom tea set for Fidge. The cups are only about 2 inches tall. It is a complete set of 3 plates, saucers and cups. $1.00.
And ornaments. Egads. I cannot tell you how awesome it is to walk out with tons of glass ornaments at $1 a box when Target is selling them for $7-10.
This box of 15 was $1.60. Perfect. In the original box with placeholders for storage. Can't beat that. Can I tell you how much I love ornaments in random vases and baskets in my house? There is something inherently cheery about that. Maybe it's the shiny thing.
One of my favorite places to go is actually part of a retirement village. Many families donate items to this thrift shop when a loved one has passed away. I have found the quality of vintage goods superb. Linens, embroidery, kitchenware and--OH-- the craft supplies! It is well stocked. Even better, the sweetest volunteers work the counter. They are always impressed when a relative youngster like me shows up at the counter with some embroidered tea towels or a crewelwork pillow. :) Happy thrifting!