December 2, 2011

pretty in pink


Our little town has a once a month, anything goes sale at the local senior center.


The sale is organized by one of my favorite vintage dealers, and while her space is always fabulous, more often than not, the rest of the vendors are slightly less than fabulous.

You know what I mean. Don't make me spell it out.


But the November and December sales are usually a bit different. More spaces are filled, the vintage vendors come out of hiding, and I usually go home with a recycled plastic grocery sack or two of fun Christmas goodies.


This year was no exception, and my favorite find was a stash of reasonably priced, perfectly pink, vintage Christmas ornaments.

My shrieks of delight drew a crowd, - I've never had much of a poker face - so I then had to give the stink eye to anyone who even thought about being interested in my pink ornaments as I was hurriedly handing them over to the seller.

Back off, people. I saw them first.


Since I was taking them all, she ended up giving them to me for half price.

Deal of the day, for sure.

Have yourself a wonderful, slightly tarnished, vintage pink bauble kind of weekend!

46 comments:

  1. Wish I had been there to find them first! These are just lovely. Enjoy!

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  2. Lucky girl!! What a beautiful find!

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  3. Glad you didn't get jumped on the way out of there. Those are gorgeous.

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  4. Good Glory Girlfriend! These are beauties!!! Good for you. Love it.

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  5. Just three words... OH MY GOSH!!!! Ok, and three more... THEY ARE GORGEOUS... maybe another three... YOU'RE SO LUCKY!!

    Really, I do envy you more than just a bit right now.... not very Christmas spirit-y of me....

    ~Chris

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  6. I would shriek, too, if I came across such a fantastic stash!!! Beautiful!

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  7. beautiful! i thought you were going to say she threw in the cake stand for free, but 1/2 price is good too!

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  8. Those are incredible! Great find!

    Allyson
    http://cupcakescandycanes.blogspot.com

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  9. Absolutely gorgeous... what a lucky lady you are!

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  10. Score! So pretty! For the tree. or elsewhere?
    xo Cathy

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  11. Beautiful finds Teresa! So nice that you were able to get them at such a great price too! That stone cold poker face is so important while thrift shopping isn't it?! I fail every time!

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  12. Teresa
    Just gorgeous. Lucky you to get to them 1st!!

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  13. Stunning....thats a fantastic score. Love the color and love your pictures!

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  14. Oh I am on cuteness overload! So pretty!

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  15. I'm dreaming of a pink Christmas!!! :) Fabulous find!!

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  16. Don't you love it when something like this happens?! And half price? What a deal!

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  17. They are just beautiful! I'm on the lookout for some vintage ornaments, too.

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  18. Aww I am green. I love vintage and PINK is the best. Wanna street fight for them. I'll take you out and they will be mine.

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  19. Lucky you - that's we all hope for at a sale, isn't it?

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  20. Lovely. And I'd love to see your stink eye one day. Ha!

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  21. Beautiful! I love the old ornaments...

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  22. Beautiful! I now want an all pink Christmas tree. Maybe I'll make one just for my daughter. ;)

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  23. I am so jealous! I want to live in Montana! We would never find something like this here. PINK to boot! Awesome and Fun!
    Hugs, Amy from WV

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  24. The other day I was at Savers (huge thrift store) and they had two boxes of hot pink vintage ornaments....did I buy them then? Of course not....did I got back for them....of course I did....did they have them....of course not:)

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  25. Oops, I meant go back not got back

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  26. Super cute and what a great find! Love those kind of sales!

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  27. They are so pretty and shiney and vintagey! I am so envious, well done you!

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  28. Oh my goodness, I bet you did shriek!!! Those are gorgeous!!!!!! I am pink with envy!!!

    Nancy

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  29. Love your find! I love your comment on giving people the skunk eye! How funny! I love your blog, always leaves a smile on my face!

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  30. Major envy going on here! I lost a good part of my collection in the move. I better start hunting for them. I can't imagine being that lucky.

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  31. Just finished catching up on your most awesome blog. : -) Pink ornaments are my most favert. I have a silver tree in my bedroom (oh, no - not at the moment - at the moment I have pumpkins and pilgrims adorning my porch - and fall scented candles everywhere) but when I DO decorate for Christmas, the silver tree is covered in pink ornaments. And it's lovely. For real.

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  32. Pink Ornaments are my favorite. They are coming out today! I loved your description of the 'stink eye'..made me smile.
    becky up a hill

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  33. LOVE your blog--a bright spot of beauty in my day--thank you!!

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  34. I'm SO jealous... They're fantastic... And your 'poker face' wouldn't have kept them safe with me around. LOL! Great score!~

    Pam

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  35. Thanks for the inspiration. I have put out decorations that belonged to my husbands grandmother and they look so nice, thank you!!!

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  36. Those are stunning ornaments! What a find. I collect antique/vintage ones too. I'm so glad I found your blog! Merry Christmas.

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  37. There are only a few things I will go after and vintage ornaments is one of them... Your just lucky I wasn't there..hehe
    This year my tree has ONLY vintage ornaments, my kids are a little upset. But it's beautiful!
    Merry Christmas to you!

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  38. I am so excited... last year my mom learned that we have a story and little piece of family history for every ornament on our tree. I'm planning to take pics of them all and create a family keepsake, to document all the stories. When she heard that, she decided that she'll be giving me all the vintage ornaments that her and my dad brought over from Holland in the mid-60's. Vintage ornaments are the best, aren't they?!?

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  39. I'm glad you successfully scared away anyone interested in the pink Christmas ornaments.

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  40. Omigosh I have a ton and some of mine are exact duplicates of yours, love these!!!!

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