Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas Shopping in Tillamook County

No silly, not at Macy's or Bloomingdale's. I did my last minute holiday frenzy at places with names like The Kit & Caboodle, The Hope Chest thrift store and of course, Cart'M. Here's my loot...

REAL Christmas lights, like my dad used to put up. (Extra bulbs in this jumbo size are getting more scarce.) A milk glass pedestal bowl, Baby Jesus in a pimped out diorama and playing cards for crafting.

2 unusual mid century bowls.  Anyone out there know anything about these?

2 framed vintage photos, a wood headed doll and my new boyfriend.

He's always game to make Spaghetti Carbonara and will be winking at me until doomsday.

This was my favorite find....Aluminium tree stems, 22 of them. It was a little like winning the lottery.  Wait!  That reminds me!  I found this too....

An olive green ashtray promoting the Loterie Nationale. You know. The Lottery. In France. I'm considering taking up smoking Gitanes just so I can use it.


laurie -magpie ethel said...

Love the new boyfriend...I would have winked right back at him.
happy holidays Dot!

ps - exceptional find on the tinsel stems..quarters well spent.

My Vintage Mending said...

Oh If you decide to toss the boyfriend...he's mighty cute. And he cooks too! Lovely finds...Merry Christmas...Renee

Vonlipi said...

Oh my! That is my kind of last minute shopping!

I love the big xmas lights! Yes they are getting more scarce but I've been luck to find and buy a lot. I think I have some for the next 10 years, maybe more :)

I wouln'd turn my back of that new boyfriend of yours!

LOL! I bet he has fast hands! wink wink nudge mudge say no more!

Merry Xmas :)

Kathy said...

Great finds!! That guy is a keeper.
Merry Christmas!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love your finds and that little chef is a cutie for sure. Hope you had a great Christmas! hugs, Linda

Amber Von Felts said...

25 cents each for the tree stems? Wow! Whatta deal!

I just got back from Chrisatmas break and I'm playing catchup on my blog reading. I hope you had a great holiday and Happy New Year!

Margaret said...

Little late on the origin of the bowls, but in case you don't have your answer, they are part of a lazy susan. Too bad these are the only 2 components left, as they are really cute!