I hit one late opening sale on Friday. I hit it an hour and a half after it opened.
An old rabbit rattle and three tiny ceramic swans. They are sitting on an old child's ironing board. I will add the ironing board to my collection. I now have about 8 and use them for display at my shows.
A bunch of old Bucilla kits. A tree skirt, a couple of Humpty Dumpty Items, a cat pillow and a Santa pillow. The packages are all unopened and are already in my E is for Ethel shop.
I think the cat has crazy sequin eyes. A crazy assortment of button covers and some vintage alphabet flash cards. An old witch candy container. I have two similar ones that are a witch head, but this one is a witch flying on a broom. Will add it to my Halloween that I just put away.
And now for the digging. Everything else that I found I had to dig around in a couple of bins of Christmas to find. The majority of the stuff in the bins were modern Christmas ornaments. I found one vintage item, then another, then another...until I had this nice assortment...including a tiny Santa mug and a box of mini ornaments.
A couple of angels. A vintage candle and a wooden candle holder.
Did you notice the tiny Santa mercury glass pick above? The head is about the size of a penny.
I dug out this item and just saw that it was old tinsel wire. I threw it in my box. When I got home and looked at it closer, I realized it was a little chandelier with tiny candles. It is about 3 inches long.
I was surprised to find so many fun little treasures hidden in the bin of modern Christmas.