Friday, December 7, 2012

A Week of Christmas Thrifty Tchotchkes!

This week I hit the mother load of vintage Christmas Tchotchkes!!

tchotchke \CHOCH-kuh\ , noun:
A trinket; a knickknack.

I was just beginning to lose hope that all the vintage Christmas decor had been snatched up but to my surprise I was able to find quite a few great pieces. Here is just a sampling of what I bought...

Lots and lots of Santas!!!

My eyes bugged out when I saw these two vintage Santas on the shelf at SA for $1.99 a piece. The taller one is marked Made in Hong Kong. His suit is made of cotton fabric he is just missing his belt. The smaller one has a red flocked suit.

Couldn't resist picking up this sweet reindeer toothpick holder from SA. He's got a small chip on his right ear but it's barely noticeable. 

I was on the fence about this porcelain angel and reindeer candle was $2.99 less 25% from VVs.
Made in Japan marked GHC.
Three mini Santa picks perfect for crafting.
Four made in Korea Santa napkin rings. Paid 99 cents for the lot from SA. I plan on using these for Christmas morning breakfast!
I also found some more vintage Christmas linens that I'll post about later.

Linking up with Lara's Vintage and The Busy Bee for Thrifty Thursdays, the Coloradolady for Vintage Thingie Thursday and  The Thrifty Groove for Thrifty Things Friday. Hope to see you there!

Until we thrift again...


  1. I love everything you found - doesn't it give you a thrill when you finally spot something you've been looking and looking for??

    1. Exactly, I think that's what I love most about thrifting~ the rush of excitement when you find something you've been searching for!!

  2. Awesome finds Astrid! I adore the little reindeer - since I collect them! Adding you to my blog list; glad to have found a fellow Canuck!

    1. Thanks Maureen! I've just recently expanded my vintage Christmas collection from elf knee-huggers to Santa's and reindeer!

  3. Oh my goodness, I love vintage Christmas. I've been finding lots lately too. Love all your stuff. Don't know which is my favorite. I think I covet the reindeer the most. :)

    1. I too love vintage Christmas! It has become quite an obsession lately.

  4. You found some wonderful vintage Christmas treasures! Thank you for showing them to us at TTF last week. I hope you are having a great week!