I didn’t get a chance to photograph this week’s thrifty share, but I thought I’d still give you a peek at some thrifted goods from last week that I had up on instagram. The thrift shops had not been great for a few weeks in a row (my sister and I thrift once a week together) and some days we don’t find anything–but that’s okay! This particular week however was a good one! Golden books, a blow mold Santa head, some spun cotton Christmas characters, a weather house (which I hung up with all my cuckoo clocks) a beautiful starmite, and last but not least a cathrineholm plate that was 10¢!!! It had a bunch of clear tape stuck to the front with marker written on the tape so I wasn’t sure at first if the writing was on the actual plate or not, so I was super happy when the taped peeled off easily, writing and all.
The Summertime is one of my favorite times to find weird Christmas items at the thrift shops. We have quite a few places that will do a “Christmas in July” sale, or start setting up a Christmas section in August. Since I am the kind of person who display’s my favorite Santa’s year round…this kind of thing is right up my alley.
My sister found me the giant Santa you see above. She texted me from a thrift shop asking if I wanted him, and she had some fun driving around with him buckled in her front seat until we could meet up. He is so big that he will probably go into a big plastic bin in the attic until Christmas-time. It will be like having a life sized Santa hanging around!
The crocheted Santa bottle cozy was a pretty exciting find from a thrifting trip. I have a few crocheted poodles, but had never seen a Santa before. I tried to find a free pattern online but only found one on Ebay for sale. But if your handy with the crochet hook I bet you could come up with a wonderful santa just by looking at photos of them!
It was covered in some bad brown vinyl and had a few rips, but it also looked like it would be easy to unscrew and re-cover which is exactly what I did! I used the fabric Kelly Lee-Creel Storybook Lane Cuckoo Clocks which I love. I had a half yard which worked out perfectly. If you have any thrift shop before/afters please link them in a comment, I’d love to see!