I was determined to sell more than I bought last weekend, so I got up extra-early on Saturday and set up shop at a church lawn sale to unload some of my Etsy overflow.
But I couldn't walk away empty-handed, especially when I saw this box at a little-old-lady garage sale just across the street from the sale.
There are a few large stenciled Shiny Brites and a couple of Polish ornaments. They aren't in mint condition, but I was happy enough to find them. Ornament picking has been pretty slim this season.
I also found a made-in-Japan plastic nativity, complete with a Scottie dog among the sheep.
Wait a minute. A Scottie dog in Bethlehem? I guess I don't remember that part of the Christmas story.
And then there is the large glittered tree candle that has left me quite stumped. It's not marked on the the bottom so I don't think it's Gurley. It's cute, but the embellishments of a spun head angel and two pink foil butterflies don't seem quite right.
And then I realized that the angel isn't original. See that rather large staple right in her gut that's holding her in place?
And on closer inspection, there are staples holding the butterflies secure too.
Can someone help me solve this mystery? I'm guessing now that all three items were package tie-ons and were added to the candle at some point. Does anyone have this type of candle, and can you tell me what it's really supposed to look like?
And does anyone know more about that Scottie dog in Bethlehem?