Friday Finds: Vintage Edition #15

October 19, 2015

Welcome, friends, to another fun-filled Friday Finds post where I share my latest thrifty (and usually) vintage finds with you.
country church in the fall golden leaves trees

My hope is that by sharing my thrifty finds I can motivate and inspire you to explore your own local thrift stores, estate sales, flea markets and barn sales and make your own fabulous finds for yourself. So let's get started.

vintage Santa ornament white cornucopia basket gifts pipe cleaners

I found this little guy at our local church's bi-annual rummage sale. I never miss it, as I usually walk away 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. 
vintage white wicker basket Santa ornament

I have no idea how old this little guy is, but I'm pretty sure it's at least 50 years old. 

vintage felt Santa gold plastic car ornament

Here's another vintage Santa ornament. Again, I'm not sure of its exact age but I think it's at least 40-50 years old.

vintage bottle brush tree back of car Santa ball ornament felt hat

I just love the miniature bottle brush tree!

vintage glass Santa head ornament

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. All three vintage Santa ornaments were 50 cents each.

vintage rustic old world peasant fabric table runner red and white
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.

vintage handmade doily table runner

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

vintage doily tatting intricate design round

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

vintage blue train case luggage makeup case carryall

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.

open lid vintage blue train case with mirror

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.

silver mini cocktail shaker

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.

pewter pitcher vase flower holder

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

mamkers mark made in Holland Royal Holland Daalderop pewter pitcher

On the bottom it says Royal Holland Daalderop Pewter. It's 10 inches tall.

It can be used both as a pitcher or a vase.

pewter pitcher filled with pink tulips spring vase display

yellow metal tool box with plastic drawers

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.

white ironstone serving platter

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!) 

Well, that's it for today, friends!

I hope you've enjoyed reading about my

Friday Finds

and that I've inspired you in some way. 

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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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