There's been no junking here for two weeks. Sigh. Winter is so depressing.
A neighborhood indoor porch sale looked promising. I was very excited to find these vintage plastic reindeer lawn decorations.
Santa in his sleigh is missing, as well as whatever roping went through the holes in the stakes, and some of the deer have broken antlers, but I still think they're pretty cool!
As is this celluloid snowman piece. He is hollow on the inside, and was originally part of a revolving music box.
Only I think he looks more fetching as a light cover.
Next stop was a church's small thrift shop's monthly sale. I just missed a box of striped Shiny Brites, but at least I managed to snag these.
My final stop was a local antique store. I really much prefer doing my treasure hunting at yard sales, but I had a specific purchase in mind. My mother somehow did this to her pink Pyrex Cinderella Gooseberry mixing bowl…
…and I wanted to replace it for Christmas. I got lucky and found the exact same bowl here in Pyrex heaven, and at 25% off!
There were also boxes and boxes of Shiny Brite teardrop ornaments, in many colors.
Mr. VJIMT got me a couple of boxes of the pink for Christmas!
I also found this sweet garland of silver bells for $3. I may have to rethink my antique store moratorium!
We spent more time inside that house on Saturday than we had originally planned on, so I had no fantasies that the Vintage Aluminum Christmas Tree from the 1960s would still be at the other sale, since it was well after 10:30 by the time we arrived.
Luna was surprised as well.
Yep, the 4-foot Vintage Aluminum Christmas Tree from the 1960s was still there.
December on the East Coast doesn't usually have much in the way of yard sales, so you take what you can get, and hope for the best.
Saturday's listings featured a grand total of TWO indoor sales. One promised a Vintage Aluminum Christmas Tree from the 1960s, which I really wanted to take a look at, but the sale didn't start until 10am. The other sale had started the day before, which I had somehow missed. Too much prednisone?
Anyway, not expecting much, we headed to the second sale with plenty of time to get back to the first to check out that tree.
Imagine our surprise when we found the tiny house still PACKED with treasures. And crazy affordable too.
Vintage Christmas ornament clusters! They weren't found in the suitcase, but fit inside nicely for transportation.
These things are huge.
Lots of framed prints and paintings.
Love the details on this print.
Mr. VJIMT scored some paintings.
This frame will be converted to a chalkboard.
This antique print went right into my Etsy shop. Very Botticelli-esque, I think.