My Thrifted Vintage Christmas Hauls – Sneak Peek!
It seems like Santa finally took me off the naughty list because I have been on a vintage Christmas thrifting role! Every time I walked into a thrift store over the last couple of months, the coolest Christmas decorations jumped into my cart! I thought it would be fun to share my most recent thrifted vintage Christmas hauls with you and give you a sneak peek of some of the things you’ll see on my Christmas home tour this year!
Mark your calendar for the Monday after Thanksgiving … the date of my 2021 Christmas Home Tour (my 11th tour)! I’ve already started decking my halls (the life of a blogger!) and really love the way things are coming together!
See All of My Christmas Home Tours Here
I had to bring home the giant hand-painted wood Santa. It’s signed and dated 1999 on the back which officially makes it vintage (20 years is vintage, 100 years is antique).
When you stumble across something one-of-a-kind like Mr. Claus, it’s always a good idea to scoop it up! This is the best way to create a unique look that you know nobody else is going to have.
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My smalls are all about Santas, snowmen and elves! My favorite find is the old metal Christmas tree stand with a fun Santa delivering gifts graphic! Can you guess how I’ll be using this tree stand?
I also love the pair of small, hard plastic blow molds of Santa (it looks like he had a little too much spiked eggnog) and Frosty. They are missing their light cords (notice the burn marks on them) and the things they are supposed to be holding but I’m ok with that because they are hard to find and oh so adorable.
See what Santa looks holding the thing that’s missing from his hand here.
Thrift stores always seem to have stacks of old metal Christmas trays so I chose my favorites and I have an idea of how to display them that I can’t wait to share!
What is Christmas without vintage drinking glasses (see the way I displayed my collection of vintage drinking glass here) and old glass bulbs and ornaments? Since these ornaments are plain, I focused on buying just one color to make a big impact. Even the old ironstone platter they’re displayed in was a recent thrift find.
I love shopping for Christmas all year long and I find the prices to be much lower in spring, summer and fall.
These are just my most recent finds over the last couple of months. It doesn’t even include the mother load of vintage Shiny Brite ornaments (over 200 more!) I found recently to add to my growing collection. I’ll share that haul with you soon and wait until you see how I display them!
Need more decorating inspiration? Don’t miss last year’s tour below and you’ll get a peek at my ultimate Christmas scores from last year – the cutest blow mold Elf and the huge metal numbers!
Tour Last Year’s Vintage Christmas Home Here
What’s your favorite thing from my Christmas haul?
What’s your favorite vintage Christmas find? Share in the comments.
P.S. Cheers to my hubby on his birthday today!
I can’t wait to see how you use your new treasures for this year’s Christmas decor!
I can’t wait to share my house all decked out Paula!
I love the way you put your house together, especially at Christmas time. It is so fun to live vicariously through you. We moved into a much smaller house and I can’t decorate the way I used to! Thanks for letting us enjoy all your finds!!
I’m definitely paring down and going for a simpler look this year Karen! Enjoy your decorating!
Happy Birthday to your husband! I loved the elves, Santa, and the old tree skirt, you did really good!!
Thanks so much Marlene!
Hmmm… those elves are so cute. I also like the little santa coming out of a cup? I hope your hubby had a fantastic b-day. I think my fav vintage christmas finds were little handpainted wooden ornaments.A rocking horse and an elf. I gave them to my kids as their special ornaments last christmas.
I love giving ornaments to my girls every year Marsha! Yours sound adorable!
I have a pair of Snowmen like the one you recently purchased. My mother-in-law purchased them when my husband was young so we think they are around 78 years old. Mine still has the electric cord and a light bulb is what the Snowmen are holding. Did you notice the expression on face and the cigar in the mouth?
On some, Santa holds the lightbulb and on others a little plastic Christmas tree! How fun that you still have the ones that belonged to your mom-in-law!
Happy Birthday to your husband! I love everything you found, but the Christmas tree stand is so cute and unique!!
That tree stand was a score!