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End of the Year Kitschmas Deals

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I hope everyone is having a Happy New Year and recovering from all the planning, shopping, baking, hosting, eating, crafting, wrapping, shipping, decorating and travelling. Just typing all that makes me tired.

While my life was a whirlwind of activity those last few months of 2016, I did manage to sneak into the thrift stores a few times. Since I am trying to simplify my life/ home and keep less, only a few things will stay and the rest will either be used for crafting or listed in my Etsy shop.

With shipping costs always increasing and everyone’s budgets getting tighter, bargains are getting hard to come by. I try to hit shops when they are having a clearance or on “special deal” days.

My local Salvation Army Thrift Store marks items down frequently. I was able to get in there the week before Christmas and all of the holiday items were 50% off.

I got this great set of 22 Houze Happy Holiday glasses.

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And this little set of ornaments made from toothpicks and vintage Christmas cards. They were hidden in a decorative soap box. It pays to dig!

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This poor Santa card holder was laying among the heaps of messy piles

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I also found ornaments.

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And more ornaments.

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Knitted stockings, tile trivets and more Kitschy goodness

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The day after Christmas yielded another haul.  A small shop in a town nearby advertised that they were having 75% off vintage Christmas. I bought so much that I had to make 2 trips to get it all home. A good problem to have, no?

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Blow molds, light up wall hangings and 22 boxes of glass ornaments. Yeah, I know.

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Those huge pink ornaments are the biggest I have ever seen. They are as big as grapefruits.

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This large cardboard Santa Claus toy chest is just so cool. I am not sure of it’s intended use? Possibly a box to hold “give away toys” that sat next to Santa at a department store or other venue? What ever it is I know I can find a use for it.

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I also purchased this box of unused vintage cards online to send out next year. I just love the sweet graphics and the huge box!

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Now I have to find the energy to take down all of my own decor and go though all of this stuff, organize it, pack some away and work on getting what remains listed to sell. Hopefully I will be done in time for next years Christmas shopping season!

I hope you were able to find some deals this season as well.

I will post a few photos of my Christmas decor soon; I did get a few new things.

Happy New Year!

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Some of My Favorite Kitschmas

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I have overcome some of my vintage hoarding tendencies but have not yet conquered my vintage Christmas wrapping paper addiction. And I don’t just crave the paper. I want tags, ribbon, cards and all the trimmings. One good thing though, I do actually use it!

Here are a few pics of some of my hoard:

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Here are some tags:

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More paper:

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This is one I use just for display in my office:

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Here are some Kitschmas items that I have recently acquired, and a few that have been with us awhile.

Mr. and Mrs. Santa skiing and skating. I just picked these up for $1 at a local resale shop a few weeks back.

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I love this  Santa tray from Etsy.  It is hanging in my knotty pine laundry room.

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These handmade stockings were a recent estate sale find. Perfect for Hubby and I, since we are empty nesters.

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This great Tom and Jerry set is a rare pattern. It came with us from the farmhouse.

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Another estate sale find:  NOS Christmas towels, still in the package. I love the aqua in them!

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The great thing about having a holiday birthday is that my gifts are often Christmas themed 🙂  This is from my dear Hubby. I love the pine cone motif and can use it for Thanksgiving and Christmas!

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This ceramic Santa Claus Post Office Bank has been with us for 23 Christmases.

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One of my all time favorite ornaments. Another gift from Hubby. It looks just like the stove in my kitchen!

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I fill all the built ins near the fireplace.

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Some vintage gift boxes under the aluminum tree:
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I have most  of my Bradford and Jewel Brite  ornaments on that tree
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With all the festivities, you may not hear from me again until after the Holidays!

I hope you are all having a great Christmas season!