Sorry I haven't been here, but with one thing and another--preparing for Christmas, preparing for the Holiday Open House we hosted--it's just been busy busy busy for your ol' Uncle Veg. Plus, I haven't found anything at the thrifts. Until now, that is. Wanna see? Come on!
Christmas Tablecloth! I need this like I need a hole in the head, but vintage Christmas linens are so rare around here that I couldn't pass it up. This is smallish--maybe 40X40--and I think is meant for a card table, so I have nothing this will fit. Didn't stop me from getting it, as you can see! There were a few stains that came out with an overnight Oxy soak, and it ironed nicely. No tag, so I don't know a thing about it. Rescue Mission Thrift, $1.00
Chatty Cathy! Not a thrift store find, per se; I got it at an antique mall, but I paid a thrift store price for it, so does that count? From my research, this is the #0 or Prototype Cathy. She would speak 11 phrases if she worked. Her string is missing, but I can fix her and make her talk again. Yes, I am that skilled! Her hair needs to be combed and she needs a bath but she's in wonderful condition otherwise. This is her original outfit, minus the shoes and socks. I guess I'll try to find them on ebay. I love her goofy little face. Antique Mall, $8.00 (!!)
China Cabinet! This was a splurge, but I really wanted a bigger china cabinet and the money went to a good cause. This sucker is massive, and it's in pristine condition. It's solid walnut and looks really nice in the dining room. This is another Rescue Mission find, and one thing I like about that place is that they deliver. Of course, it cost $75.00 for delivery but again, it goes to a good cause so I don't mind too much. Now I'm trying to sell the old one on Craigslist but not having much luck. This might be a bad time to try to sell furniture. Rescue Mission Thrift, $100.00
And that's it for the finds. So do you want a peek at the first Christmas here at the new Fondue HQ? Well, you're getting it anyway!
The Hubster's little tree with the little toys. See the light in the Easy Bake Oven?
The Hubster's monochromatic tree in the guest room window.
My little ceramic tree in the bedroom.
The Carolers made an appearance, after several years' absence.
M&M Cookies! I actually made over 12 dozen of these.
Peanut Butter Blossoms, peanut butter fudge, and chocolate fudge.
Not shown are the dozens of Cherry Jumbles and Platinum Blondes I made, nor the Christmas Toffee, Sponge candy, and Mother Goose Popcorn.
Now do you understand what I meant up top when I said I was busy?
And that's all I got today. Meanwhile, the Hubs and I wish all of you a Healthy and Happy New Year!
Linking up with Thriftasaurus. (EDIT: Or maybe not, since it looks like it's closed...)