Friday, July 23, 2010

Flea Market Friday: It's Christmas in July!

I love me some vintage Christmas decor! But we all know that the time to buy seasonal stuff is not during "the season"! I can't tell you the number of times I've been tempted to blow a stack of cash on something cool right before Christmas, but the cheapskate in me always remembers that the bargains are in the summer. (Plus, I need more Christmas stuff like I need a hole in the head. But that's another post for another time...)

I have accumulated most of my vintage Xmas decor at yard sales and rummage sales. For me, that's the only way I'll be able to afford it since vintage ornaments are so hot right now. I have probably 10 or 12 dozen vintage- maybe more- glass ornaments that I've bought for pennies over the years. Not to mention many strings of C9 lights and assorted other Holiday items I've found.

I found the door hanging above along with some other stuff at a yard sale a couple weeks ago. Each item was 25 cents.

This star will look cool on a vintage-themed tree. Lately I've tried to focus my Holiday collecting on tinseled items- those made out of metallic foil, like aluminum trees. This fits that bill, plus it's pink!

I couldn't resist these guys, even though I already have the Santa on the right (and I paid way more for the first one, grrr...).
So much for "focusing my Holiday collecting on tinsel items" LOL. Hahaha- that sounds like the museum curator in me coming out.


  1. When I try to donate Xmas stuff to the local thrift during the summer they actually moan and groan about accepting it because they have no where to store it for 6 months. But then the 1st of November rolls around and they trot out all that stuff I gave them and put nice fat pricetags on it. So I don't feel bad at all ridding myself of it in July. I have a full-figure Santa just like yours that I got earlier this year (also got a snowman that they had labeled as "Mrs. Santa Claus") so I can't wait til the holidays to set them up on my porch! Love that wreath!

  2. I love Christmas, I could go crazy buying this stuff but as we don't have a loft for storage I need to hold back a little!

  3. I'm right there with you! Vintage Christmas has really grown on me the past 2 years. I used to hate the stuff from the 50s-70s, now I see them as nostalgic.

    Come on over and visit me! I also just attended a Christmas in July sale and totally scored! Even got called a "junkie" by an old woman who sold me my stash!