Vintage Christmas Home Decorating and Craft Books – Thrift Store Trip

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.

Vintage Books

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!

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