I spent Christmas 2011 in Texas with my mom, aunt, and meemaw. I got to hear the story of how meemaw met my grandpa, got to know my great-great-great-grandparents through pictures and stories, and frequented several thrift/antique stores. It was a trip full of memories that I hope to keep with me forever.
Meemaw works part-time at a thrift store in town, and we got after-hours access. Is it sad that I was just as excited about that as going backstage at a concert? Anyway. I found this cute handpainted wooden snowman sticking out of a basket. I hadn't seen an ornament quite like that. It was hard to decide if it was really tacky, or if it could work as an adorable kitschy new collection. It was definitely vintage. I started digging through the basket and found another handful of these ornaments!
I really love collecting these now! They're inexpensive, readily available at thrift stores, and you can't beat how they look. Check out this guy! He's my favorite. Keeping watch over the Christmas tree.
I ended up with a few duplicate ornaments this year, so I'll be attaching some of my favorites to Christmas packages. A perfect touch!
I also ended up with a little surprise ornament -- a pinecone elf! I feel a new collection coming on...
I'm giving away a 'starter kit' of vintage wooden ornaments for one lucky commenter! You'll receive five of my favorites, along with a few other vintage Christmas surprises! I'll choose a random winner next Friday, November 30th!
Comment and tell me what your favorite Christmas collections are!
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