The barn is the location of a seasonal secondhand store way out in the country that's about 15 minutes from my house. The shop owner was closing for the winter and had placed an ad on Craigslist to help yourself to what was out front. And you know I don't have to be asked twice about Christmas, particularly if there is the possibility of vintage Christmas. Of course you had to dig a little to find the good stuff, which I did.
And this was my haul:
Assorted vintage bulbs, including a few Shiny Brites, plus a Santa tree topper. I'm not sure if he is that old, but he is vintage-inspired and I'm sure I'll be able to use him in something.
Some Hummel ornaments from the late 1970s. I'm sure that somebody somewhere collects them.
A pair of beaded Martha Stewart stockings.
A kitschy plastic tabletop tree, some 1960s bulbs (I couldn't resist the Tulip Crystal on the box) and a round Austrian-made tablecloth that I had neither the time or the energy to iron.
Not too bad, and when I left, I had a big smile on my face, just like this.