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Monday, December 22, 2014

I dearly love Maxfield Parrish and by golly it's Deer Day

Never would I have thought I could afford a Maxfield Parrish print. That item was on my "bucket list" of things I have always wanted.  

Mr. VZ was pheasant hunting so I was let loose on the thrift shops. When I inquired about the print the volunteer said it was $200.  I said that was too much for me to pay.  She said, "How about $50?" I asked, "Will you sell it for $40?"  I am now its proud owner.  Most of these prints don't have the depth of color that this one has retained. I thanked her and said the print was going to a home where it would be much loved.  

The balance of my thrift shop acquisitions totaled less than $20.00 with Christmas items being half off and priced to move. 

I lucked out finding next year's Countdown reference book from 1969 of The Family Christmas Book by Barbara Rinkoff.  I also purchased the AVON green Christmas tree I had highlighted in my AVON post.  

The brown skirt with pink beaded border was a steal at $1.50.  Both the NWT lovely colored throw and the Neutrogena travel bag complete with all of its travel accessories (shampoo, soap, etc.) appeared to be pre-Christmas discards.  

The August silk long sleeved shirt is actually black (even though it appears blue in the picture).  Angel is a little chipped up but I don't care, she fits in perfectly with my other chalkware angel.  The yellow plastic orb necklace seems like it was made to go with the purple tree pin.  

Moving on to Deer Day on the Countdown. 
This etsy seller has it nailed down when it comes to presentation.  This 60s plastic deer is a mere $13.

Plastic popcorn reindeer via etsy.

These two rare ebony reindeer were on my watchlist on shopgoodwill.com.

What I'm Listening to:  One of the best of the bunch of this year's Christmas CD thrift shop rescues.  

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Can I get a woof woof?

It is Canine Day on the Countdown.  

Santa dog offered via etsy

Lefton Maltese
1950s Poodle Card Holder via etsy

Doggone doggy via etsy

What I'm Listening to - Manheim Steamroller, Christmas in the Aire.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Raring to go with Retro

It can't be kitschy Christmas without going retro ...

Mexican Hippie Snowman only $25 via https://www.etsy.com/listing/78421587/mexican-hippie-snowman

Retro child's toy via etsy

Finally, the residents of the Island of Misfit Toys ...

What I'm Listening to:  My favorite track of this recording was Calypso Noel.  

Friday, December 19, 2014

Creepy Clauses

Yes, Virginia, there is such a thing as creepy Clauses.  

$27.99 Grumpy santa via etsy

And a Wheat Tree ....

What I'm Listening to - Aimee Mann

Thursday, December 18, 2014


This next figurine may not be a Shegurochka but she has a charm all of her own.  

Skiing elf is a Japanese-made thrift shop rescue - I just couldn't resist him.  

What I'm Listening to - Michael Crawford, A Christmas Album