This weekend I made a trip to my local thrift store and was delighted by all of the Christmas items they have put out. It still seems a little early, we haven’t even had Thanksgiving yet! But, early is better for those who are serious about their Christmas shopping.
In fact last time I posted, I reminded you all that now is the best time to shop for ugly Christmas sweaters. Indeed I did see a few of those on my trip. As well as plenty of Christmas ornaments and wrapping paper.
But what I was most excited to see was a few vintage Christmas books about home decorating and crafts. They were all so charming and quaint. Vintage books always seem to be a reminder of gentler times.
One book I flipped through even had patterns in the back for all of their craft ideas, like stockings and Christmas dolls.
Better Homes and Gardens
I found two books from Better Homes and Gardens from the years 1985, and 1986. I wish I had picked them up so I could share pictures with you all. The prices were beyond affordable at under $2 for each.
But I only had enough cash for what I came for, a very useful lamp.
Plan Your Visit
I can’t say enough – and will not soon yet stop posting – about what a wonderful resource thrift stores are. Especially during holidays and special events like this Christmas season.
You can find a plethora of things related to the holiday for a minimal cost. It’s really invaluable if you are hosting a party or just have an interest in decorating.
For those who change their decorations each season, don’t forget to drop off last season’s decor at your local thrift store as a donation so the rest of us can make good use of it.
I would love to know what you find, or what your proudest find is. Leave a comment below to let me know!