Friday Finds: Vintage Edition #15

October 19, 2015

Little Home Church by the Wayside
Ok, so it isn't Friday. Life happens. But I still want to share some of my recent finds with you anyway because the days are literally flying by here. How about you? Let's get started.

I found this little guy at our local church's bi-annual rummage sale. I never miss it, as I usually walk away from it with something really great.  It's held at the little church around the corner from our house. It's called The Little Home Church by the Wayside and it is 144 years old. You can see where I wrote all about it and the village I live in here.

I'm no good at figuring out how old these things are.
Anybody have a guess? I just know that it's old, and I got it for 50 cents.

Here's another vintage Santa ornament. At least I think it's vintage based on the fact that Santa is made out of felt like you see in so many old Santa decorations. But the plastic car gives me pause
 and makes me think that maybe it's more of a modern ornament?
Any ideas? Again, I got him for 50 cents.   

I just love the miniature bottle brush tree!

Last but not least, on the Santa ornament front, I also picked up this worn glass Santa head ornament.

I love how the colors are worn off, as if this guy's really been loved over the years.
I'd like to think it's vintage also, but I'm just not sure. Also 50 cents.

Next up, some textile goodness.

I picked up this table scarf from the "Free" box at the church. It's always fun to look through boxes and see what gems you can find. This material reminded me of both Christmas and grainsack at the same time. I know I'll end up using it for one home décor project or another.

Here's a pretty good sized table runner from Salvation Army for less than one dollar.

Here's another rather large doily that I got at the church for a dollar.
I'd say it's approximately 30 inches across.

I'm a vintage luggage junkie so I couldn't pass up this vintage "train case" at a
Grand Haven, MI antique store for $5.00.
I've been crushing on this blue for a while now so I was really happy to find it.

It wasn't the prettiest I had ever seen on the inside but it was in decent shape. And I always love when they have a mirror! Looks like they may have replaced the old one. I use the suitcases as décor as well as for storage. I can store crafting supplies in this one.

Here's a mini cocktail shaker to add to my collection. I know it isn't vintage but it was just so darn cute! Cost around $2.00 at Salvation Army.

I'm a big fan of vintage pewter, ad this one was a great find at the Salvation Army. 

On the bottom it says Royal Holland Daalderop Pewter. I think I paid around $2.99 for it. It's 10   inches tall. I found a 4 1/2" one on eBay for $24.99. Not sure how accurate that value is,
but if it is close, then the value of mine has to be pretty good due to its larger size.

I'm already using mine as a vase for, you guessed it, hydrangeas! I'll share some photos of that later.

Did your father or grandfather have one of these in the garage? Mine did! It's another Salvation Army find. Sort of a metal file cabinet for things like nails, nuts and bolts. I saw myself using it as storage for various jewelry elements that I use to create my handmade vintage jewelry. It's missing a drawer but I figure I'll work around that somehow. Cost: $1.86.

I'm also an ironstone junkie and have been on the look out for white platters for a long time now. I finally found one! This will go great either in my china cabinet with all my ironstone soup tureens or hanging on the wall.

I know it has a chip in it but I'm all for chippy-shabby so I'm ok with it!
Cost: around $1.25 (yellow tags were half price!)
Don't forget that there's a new link party right here every Thursday for all your vintage goodies! For all of you who participated last week for the "grand opening" thank you! We got a great response and look forward to an even bigger and better one this week! It's so nice to make new friends!

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Diana said...

Hi Kathleen--you're vintage Santas likely date from about the 1950s--both are super cuter, probably made in Japan. Your Santa ornament is another good find, looks 1940s to me. Does the cap say anything?

Sharon @ Blue Willow House said...

I love vintage Christmas and I agree with Diana on the age of the Santas. In fact you found a lot of vintage goodness.

Anonymous said...

You find the most amazing items, Kathleen! I love the vintage ornaments and remember seeing some of them from my childhood. The train case is adorable and I know you have just the right place for it. Lots of goodies!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Nice finds at nice prices.
Used to be several good church rummage sales in my area. The few that still exists don't have the "good stuff" like they used to. Not sure what happened, but rumor is that dealers, EB sellers, etc have their contacts.

At Home in English Valley said... favorite is the red and white fabric you got for free. It's times like that I want to do a happy dance!

My thrift store addiction said...

Great finds, Kathleen! I shared vintage Santas this week too ;)

handmade by amalia said...

Another great selection. I do like the vintage vibe of the Santas.

Decor To Adore said...

Oh I am just swooning over your vintage Christmas finds! So very wonderful.

Have a lovely fall weekend.

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