Thursday, November 18, 2010

Woohoo! Excellent Day!

Yesterday morning it was raining cats and dogs, but that was not enough to stop me from going to the church basement. I had been promised a Xmas table afterall...and had to bring stuff in.

So I hopped on my trusty bike, it's just a short ride!

When the pink lady (she's always dressed in pink) told me a Xmas table had been set in the back, I just flew there! OMG the hopes of finding vintage glory! Here's what I found:

                                                    Isn't he cuuuuutttttte?

Look at that face! You just want to squeeze it! LOL

I also found these uglies oops sorry cuties! The little house was probably a cake decoration.

If I'd shown these to my mom she'd probably have an aneuvrism
But I love them!

I'm guessing this is a version of  Bonhomme Carnaval. Bohomme Carnaval is the mascot of the very famous Qu├ębec city Carnaval held each year in February. It lasts 2 weeks and it's the frozen version of Mardi Gras.

Again I find myself wishing for a BIG house with lots of rooms....One room near the kitchen where all the Pyrex is exposed ,one room just to keep all the Xmas decor, one room where I could have the Dept 56 Original Snow Village and Dicken's Village displayed year round and a loooong console table where I could display my collection of light up Santas. Ok so it's just a dream, I have this small cozy house that is already bursting at the seems....Bummer! LOL
So The Santa is listed in the shop and i'll be keeping the Xmas cuties for my tree!

I was surprised to read an email this morning telling me my blog is part of  Top 50 Blogs for Yard Sale Aficionados.
That is really, really cool! Here's the link so you can visit!

I wasn't surprised to find a lot of my bloggyland friends! Like Yard Sale Snoop , Grunge Queen , Everyone Goes to Mick's , Dime Store Thrift , Thrifted Treasure , and last but not least The Pyrex Collective ! 

And since I'm always on the look out for great thrifting blogs I will visit the blogs for sure!

After a long absence I'll be linking today with Vintage Thingy Thrusday over at Colorado Lady
  drop by for a visit it's a lot of fun!

May the thrifting gods be with you!


marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

there's just never enough room for all our lovely treasures but that doesn't stop us collecting does it lol!
btw i love your Santa light..cute :)

Postcardy said...

I love your Santa!

Leah said...

Congrats on being one of the top 50!! In the world? (insert Dr. Evil finger to corner of mouth here)

I LOVE your Santa! I once owned him & his snowman friend, but sold them at a yardsale because I didn't have room to store them anymore. I'm still sad about that.

Tara Beaulieu said...

Oh I have always love those old light up Santas. I wanted one so badly as a child and my mother always told me they were "tacky". LOL She just didn't know they were future vintage goodies. ;)

LV said...

Glad you found time to come back to VTT. You hit the jackpot at that church sale.

Ann said...

WOW, I love your light up Santa, the best ever. I have a light up Snowman--come on over and take a look at Rednesday.

Maureen said...

Congrats on being in the top 50!

OMG - you're so right about Carnaval being the frozen version of Mardi Gras. I went once and it was just that!

Coloradolady said...

I love your vintage Christmas goodies...and I so love those lights...they are so cute. Happy VTT!

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Great finds!! I think we all wish for bigger houses for our much needed junk..errr treasures!

roadsidepitstop said...

Love the finds, you gotta love Santa!

Mick said...

I was just coming here to see if you had seen it?! What a surprise! and congrats ( I didnt even knwo we ere up for anything) LOL

Love the blow mold Santa! Mine continually scares the CRAP out of me, I'll set him on a table go off do something forget about it spin around and then theres someone standing IN MY KITCHEN?! Oh, wait... just blow mold Santa... haha!

The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

Ohhhhhh fabulous finds and congrats and one of the top 50! You're a winner for sure :)

And is it me or does that guy look like Henry?

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Your Santa light is darling! I can remember having a Santa when I was little that had a tube shaped like a candle and there was liquid in it and I think it would bubble??? I'll have to see if I can find it at my dad's!

Happy VTT,

Pam said...

I got all excited over Santa. I love blow molds. Very cute! And congrats about being listed as one of the top 50!

Jeanne said...

I am loving your Christmas vintage Santa too. The other items are fun and cute as well. I have a feeling no matter how big your house wouldn't be big enough. Smile. I have the same problem. HA! I love collecting too.
Hugs, Jeanne

De tout, de rien said...

Congratulations on being top 50! I love the little Bonhomme Carnaval. I had a few of them I got as a child, when my father travelled to Quebec City and I eventually got rid of them. I'm actually sorry I did, because it would be cool to try and collect each year's version. Another collection!

Jabacue said...

Congrats for the top 50 Missy! Your there with the BEST I see.
Nice finds at the church basement! Don't you just LOVE IT when you see that special thingie and....YOU GET IT!

GardenofDaisies said...

What fabulous vintage christmas decor! I want to go yard sale-ing with you!! You know where to find the good stuff! :-)
I"ll have to go over and have a peak at that site... looks interesting!
Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Rachelle @ Adventures in Creating said...

Love the light up Santa! Congrats on being in the top 50! How cool is that?

Rebecca said...

I'd be running to that table-great finds!

Diann said...

What awesome vintage finds! That Santa is great!!