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July 28, 2008


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Diane ( Crafty Passions)

Look under your manger animals does it say Fontanini? or does it have a spider mark? If it does they are antique and valuable.Just wondering for you.


I am so thrilled to be the winner of your Christmas ornament giveaway!! So exciting. I sent you an e-mail with my address.
Thank you so much, Barbara.

I look forward to receiving it.



Your score reminds me of a huge vintage xmas score that I made a couple of years ago at an estate sale at the beach. They had stuff all over the yard and I got there and found tons of vintage xmas and I loaded it all up in about 4 boxes, just stuffed. Then I dragged it all over to the lady in charge and asked how much. She gave me a sad look and asked me if $2 was ok!!! I love those tree hugger elves, I have a white tree devoted just to those and kitschy ornies like them. They sell for big bucks on eBay, I don't understand why, they were so mass produced, go figure! xo, suzy


I love both your mismatched animals and the thought you shared about them. I love the old Nativity scenes. Both my mom and my grandma had beautiful ones.

The bottle brush looks very nice in your window.

I hope you enjoy a very nice week.

Best wishes!


lucky kim!! woohoo
oh and i agree i would have a hard time using them, so..... why not print a bunch out on cardstock at once!! then you can keep using them, so to speak!!!


I've never seen a bottle brush wreath. Very cool.

LiLi M.

Congrats to Kim. Too bad I have to stalk you a little longer :-D

two crazy crafters

I loved this post and the pretty pictures. We nominated you for an award. To pick it up just visit our blog. Twyla


You got some great Christmas treasures...I love the elves, and the bottle brush wreath.

Congrats to Kim!



WOW what a score you made. Those little elves, I have two that my aunt gave me about 25 years ago. Her story is they came with a bottle of Joy dish detergent.
You never said what you paid for the box, but at any rate you got a bargain! You go girl!


I can't believe your luck in always hitting the right sales. How can anyone part with such cute Christmas tags? I love the cardboard houses...something that harkens back to my childhood - 'course, we were rotten kids and played with them, poked the red cellophane out of the windows, so they are long gone. I really want to make some of my own (Martha Stewart's pattern)for this Christmas.
Yep, had the elves, too...I bought some reproductions a few years ago when I saw them at Restoration Hardware.

Kim V

Congratulations to Kim! I love the elves!
Have a great day!

susans at black eyed susans kitchen

Wow, I thought it was just the ornaments, but look...there was more. You really did hit the jackpot on this sale. I can't wait to see how you decorate for Christmas this year. Susan

Barbara @ Southern Lady's Vintage

Ohhhh!! Loved all of these great finds!! The red bottle brush wreath is great!!

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