12.05.2009

holiday blog party!

there's a pretty vintagey button over in the sidebar that will lead you to all the participants in the bella dreams holiday blog party...or you can just follow the link, of course;)

i've not decorated my house yet...but i want to share with you all of the wonderful thrifted winter treasures that i will be using. every single item below is a thrift store find!


sparkly white florals

this hand crafted little wooden sleigh is adorable! it was "hitched up" to two very fuzzy, funny looking characters when i spied it - but they were easily removed! now i wish i had taken a picture of those before they reached the circular file...you would have giggled, too:)

what a beautiful little lady in her winter white velvet dress, cape, and hat!





these birds needed a bit of "undoing" when i found them - easily accomplished with a stitch ripper. now i love their simple lines...


isn't the shape and color perfect?


this pretty tin container was hidden in a bag of gaudy christmas baubles


so delicate!


old reflectors, likely to be used in a craft project of some kind


more silvery florals for accents here and there


...and the matchless beauty of jack frost, who worked his magic during the night:)


have a safe, cozy, enjoyable winter week-end, everyone:)


17 comments:

vintage girl at heart said...

wonderful finds!!!!
enjoy!

Sandy Michelle said...

Great Christmas holiday finds! There is so much you can do with the reflectors :)

Happy Holidays
Sandy

Lisa Super said...

Thanks for sharing your holiday inspiration!

Tammy said...

How sweet! I love the last image of the snow covered branches and the birds. I am a huge fan of birds in art and nature. Thanks for visiting my party.
XO,
Tammy

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

Oh, what what wonderful finds! I am anxious to see how they are all displayed!

Hugs,
Marsha

LuLu Kellogg said...

I have a whole box of those reflectors in my attic so I will have to dig them out! I love the doll in her winter white....so lovely.

Happy Holidays,
LuLu Kellogg

Denise said...

Thanks so much for joining our party. We were just talking yesterday about how much we enjoy finding fun thrifted goodies. There's just something about finding beautiful things with great potential for almost nothing! Yours are indeed beautiful

erin said...

i love all your vintagey images! and especially those simple white doves!! and that icey branch is just gorgeous!
erin

Linda K. said...

What a neat post and how I love your simplicity. The bird are clean and fresh, simple. The doll is a sweetie, another clean and fresh. I like the reflectors too.

Merry Christmas,
Linda

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Hi Mary, you have some wonderful Christmas goodies to work with. The doll is precious in her white cape. I'll be waiting to see all your Christmas decorating. Have a wonderful week!
Debra

Janean said...

the Christmas tinsel was so beautiful in itself, along with all the other lovely things you found!

Molly @ A Bit O' Shine said...

Ah! You found that Victorian tinsel at a thrift store?! My friend's mom has that tin and I just love them but didn't want to pay the 17 bucks for a tin for myself.

You have found some fantastic lovelies!

Piney Rose said...

What great finds - I'm loving the tinsel!

June said...

Amazing vintage Christmas!!!
You can't know how excited I am right now to be leaving this comment, because for the last several posts, I have tried and tried to leave one and IE would only leave me with an error page. So frustrating! I wanted to let you know how much I have been loving your posts, but could not. So this is so great that I can finally leave you this message.
I wish for you a beautiful week dear friend.
Hugs~

Marianne@Songbird said...

You did good finding those lovely treasures! I love the little tinsel, reminds me of the one we had in our tree when I was little (although I am not of Victorian age).
Thanks for visiting my blog and becoming one of my followers!

Carol said...

Sending you warmest Vintage Christmas Monday wishes from Boxwood Cottage in Germany
Carola

Christine Edwards said...

Lovely thrifty finds...of course! Things will be very festive, and I do love Jack Frost's work too.

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