Thursday, December 9, 2010


 It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!  I have a couple of my trees up but still need some decorations on tables and doors.  Hopefully in the next few days I will get that done.  I've have not been in the thrifts very often lately but here are a couple of things I found last week,  Every item was under $1
I love these mugs and buy them when I see them in good shape in the thrifts

These are S & P shakers but I love the faces and will use them as decorations in my cubbies
Pretty ornament in blue
This is the cutest book and is signed by the author.  I will be snuggling next to the tree reading this soon
I got excited when I found this ceramic boot.  It's vintage and very cute 
Dated 1958 and made in Japan

I have found a few other things, but they are gifts!  I think I will take some photos of the gift items and do a post after Christmas to show you what great things you can find to share with friends and family.

So what have you found lately?  Be sure to link up your post not your blog and please put a link in your post back to this party so others can join in!  

Happy Junkin,


Nezzy said...

My oh my girl, you did find some treasures. I'm quite smitten with the cup.

I'm decorated finally, well my house is anyway! Heeehehehe!!!

God bless ya and have a most splendid day sweetie!!!

Debbie said...

The boot is awesome!

Olive Cooper said...

Hi Linda, love that boot, the shakers and the blue ornament. Thanks for the link party. ♥O

Betty said...

I love the boot and that blue ornament. Thanks for hosting the party again.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Linda, I've never seen that kind of mug - it's so cute. I have the same s/p shakers. Now, if I just had cute cubbies to put mine in. Love the boot. Great finds (as usual)! laurie


I love the boot and those santa shakers are really cute!

Diann said...

Hey Linda!

Well you found some cute Christmas thrifts! That boot is awesome and so are the cute Santa S & P! We are hoping to go cut our tree down this weekend. Hopefully it is above 10 degrees!

sissie said...

Hi Linda,
Love your little Christmas treasures. The little boot is so cute and your collection of cofee mugs are very festive.


Jojo said...

The boot is Holt Howard and I collect it! In fact I'll be blogging about it later this week!!! Love the mug too.

Susan said...

Linda, I love your finds!!
Also to answer your question, we hope to be in the new house by the end of February!!

Susan said...

Linda, I love your finds!!
Also to answer your question, we hope to be in the new house by the end of February!!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Linda! Wonderful finds as always! The ornament is gorgeous! It looks like a wonderful Limoges pill box! Does it open? Happy weekend!...hugs...Debbie

Vintagesouthernlife said...

Love all the goodies you found. The blue ornament is so pretty.

Thanks for hosting, Annette

Blondie's Journal said...

Oh! The S&P shakers are darling!!

Happy Holidays, Linda!


Glenda/MidSouth said...

Always love seeing your nice finds.
It has been to cold to get out and treasure hunt here lately - but then I need to use some of the things I already have.
Thanks for hosting again this week.

bj said...

O, if I lived close to you, I'd have to arm wrestle you for that vintage Santa boot. I've looked high and low for an olden one like this.

I am just sick that I didn't link my post up with you when I found my little pottery barn thingys this week. In fact, I'm not sure I even KNEW you had this meme. I will write it down for next time.
xo bj

Erin@likegrandmas said...

I found a book, but will post it next week, I am such a bad partygoer here lately..Please excuse my lameness :)

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Linda, you found some very cute Christmas things. Love the little shakers.

Chatty Crone said...

Again you found some really good things. I have found a friend.

Annesphamily said...

Linda you find such sweet deals at the thrift stores. I thought of you when I found a pair of perfect little bears with Christmas caps on for $1.98 at the thrift store. They were perfectly intact with there little stoppers and everything! I must put them on my blog very soon. Anne

Rose @ Confessions of a Curbshopaholic said...

I'll stand in line for that ceramic santa boot too. Looks like that is the most popular this round!
I got to link up 2 different posts this week, guess I'm on a thrifty roll! ;) Thanks for hosting!

Anonymous said...

Very cute finds. I am still working around the house and have not taken time to blog lately but hope to be back and playing along soon.

Had our first major snow last night so I have to add shovelling to my to-do list.

Ms. Bake-it said...

I love all your thrifty finds! Especially the cute little S&P shakers! I think I have a boot very similar to yours but for the life of me, I cannot recall whether it has the holly leaves and berries. I guess I will find out this weekend when I finally get a chance to get out my Christmas decorations!

Thank you for hosting this party!

~ Tracy

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

Thanks for hosting Linda!! I have had my finds ready all week!!! I love the things you found but I think the boot is my fave!

the cape on the corner said...

how fun is that cat book? and that blue ornament that pretty and great to add a present in. like an engagement ring, or something.

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

Love the boot....wonder where the mate is....LOL! Great finds for you as always. Thanks for hosting....I'm enjoying participating...I think about Fridays Finds now everytime I go Junkin'!!!

House and Garden Boutique said...

The Santa salt and pepper skaer are just soooo cute! Love the boot too. You find the best treasures! Hope you have a fun holiday.

Jacqueline said...

The salt and pepper shakers are just wonderful. I am sure they would be too tempting for the little ones, love their cute expressions. Fabulous finds! All I ever find is junk. I think it depends on where you live too.

Barbara B said...

Hi Linda,
I added your link to my side bar is that ok? or do you want it on the actual post? let me know. I love you finds

Jane said...

I love the Santa shakers and boot!


Dragonfly Treasure said...

Great finds! Love the boot ♥ I have a thing for coffee cups in good condition to ;)
Hoping to link up next Friday...fingers crossed I get some time for me!! LOL

My name is PJ. said...

Seriously cute stuff, Linda. Of course I'm partial to anything with red in it, so most Christmas stuff is appealing to me.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

You have some really good items those S/P shakers! Thanks for hosting.


Susan said...

Good day to you, Linda!
Oooo... that little boot from 1958 made in Japan... that's a great find. I think those must be difficult to find. I jump on things made in Japan in the 50's. I have some tiny Raggedy Andys Made in Japan that my Grampa brought back for my Grandma not too long after WWII, I do believe. They're actually filled with folded pieces of a Japanese newspaper. Your boot is a terrific find, Linda.

I also just love the Santa Salt and Pepper Shakers and the Blue Ornament, which also looks like it's a porcelain treasure box.

Enjoy your signed copy of A Cat's Christmas. That's another wonderful find.

Hugs to you and have a wonderful day today!