Christmas 2018 Thrift Haul aka “Thriftmas”

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Christmas is not only my favourite time of year, it's also my favourite time of year to hit the thrift stores! With my love of everything that is vintage Christmas, I spend a lot of my free time scouring the thrift stores here in Edmonton for retro decorations that people donate before Christmas. Your Christmas trash is my treasure! ????

I thought I'd share some of my favourite finds this year!

The very first retro find of the season is this 1950's/60's red velvet flocked Santa and Mrs. Claus. I love that they are on a stand together and are in amazing shape! I'm mad that Value Village made me pay $14.99 for them though, however it all balances out with great deals later on!

red velvet flocked Santa and Mrs. Claus standing together

This Christmas Vacation moose eggnog cup is everything, it's my favourite Christmas movie ever! I've been wanting these forever but I refuse to pay $25 EACH in the store! I'll gladly pay $5.99 though! Now to find a second one.

Christmas Vacation moose eggnog cup in boxNext up is something I have been looking for a long time, this DoublGlo angel. This angel was on my Grandma's tree when I was a kid. I remember taking her off and playing with her and thinking she was soooo beautiful! Apparently this was a common angel as a ton of you chimed in on my instagram stories and told me you had the same one. I found two of her this year, after looking for a few years now.

a DoublGlo angel in a boxThis awesome box of ornaments! It still has the 89 cent tags from the Army and Navy on it! I'm displaying it as is currently in my downstairs room.

awesome box of Christmas ornaments

This utterly awesome red and green ceramic tree!!! I collect vintage ceramic Christmas trees and in order to make it into my house at this point it has to be extra. This tree is SO extra it's not even funny, so I made room for it! The person that made it even added small ornaments to the branches. So cool.

vintage red and green ceramic Christmas tree

These vintage bottle brush wire wreathes that are flocked with fake snow. The pink one is one of my favourite Christmas finds in years!! It has small pink mercury glass ornaments on it. I feel like it needs to be in my pink Pyrex section year round on display.

vintage bottle brush wire wreathes flocked with fake snow in a red push cart

Matching Christmas Beanie Boos for my daughter and her cousin. Also a box of indented ornaments that are on the tree right now!

Matching Christmas Beanie Boos and a box of indented Christmas ornaments

These beauties that are on the tree as well. I love the Woodward's price tag!

a box of Christmas tree ornaments

This ceramic green tree for my sister, $12.99 and I just picked up a star and extra plastic lights/bulbs here in Edmonton at P&J Ceramics. They have all the replacement stuff so if you need them, head there!

ceramic green tree with bulb

This vintage tree topper is the prettiest one I own now. Great price and it's so beautiful! Its made in Poland (a good indicator that you have an older one) and I can't believe it's survived!

a beautiful vintage tree topperNot as old but the price was right for this silver tree topper (the above one was only $1.99!) so it came home as well. I've seen people do displays with candle holders holding vintage tree toppers but I don't have the time, energy or room in my house currently to attack that project.

silver tree topper in a box

And while I have also thrifted many individual ornaments, I will save that for my upcoming post on my vintage Christmas room on my main floor,  1960's aluminum tree and all! Stay tuned for that! That post will be live on Christmas Eve for you all to enjoy!

Has anyone found anything fabulous this year? I looove thrifting during the holiday season, I find so many treasures!

Happy thrifting!




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