Monday, December 12, 2011

Thrift Share Monday

I'm just barely squeaking in for this to actually be Thrift Share Monday, but better late than never! I did a bit of thrifting this weekend. I specifically went out to find vintage wooden spools of thread (I feel like there should be a shorter way of saying that...) and picked up two other items as well.

The thread spools were made into ornaments:

I was excited about this idea when I first thought of it a few weeks ago, and I'm so glad it turned out the way I expected.

I also found two Christmas decorations that I'm leaving as is (for sale in my Etsy shop). I wasn't planning to buy anything else, but these were too fun to pass up and I've been thinking about adding some vintage items to my shop... this is kind of an itsy bitsy trial run, I guess. The first thing was this glass tree topper:

It's worn and speckled with silver showing through the pretty green, it's shiny, and it has glitter - win-win-win.

The other thing was this set of glass ornaments, unopened in the original packaging. I love seeing how different styles can be so reminiscent of different time periods. These ornaments are actually older than I am.

Well, that's it for me this week!


  1. I love your green shiny tree topper. When I was growing up in the 50's we had one just like it only it was red . I ran across it at my mom's house a few years ago. It was always the finale.

  2. The tree topper is wonderful, and I the spool ornaments are so sweet. I am your newest follower, come and visit me at

  3. Jeanne -

    I love that image of it being the finale - getting the tree all decorated and finally setting it all off with the tree topper. :)