Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Rednesday with Christmas Goodies

Please don't look at my last post date...it was over a month ago!  I had to take some time off.  I don't do well when I have a lot of my plate.  I'm not a good multi-tasker.  This last month of school has just been crazy!  It all comes to an end this Friday...summer vacation.  I am one happy mama!

One more thing that makes me happy?  REDNESDAY!

A big thank you to our hostess Sue at Sue Loves Cherries.  It's a great way to get to know other bloggers!

I have lots of Christmas to share today.  I always gravitate towards holiday decor.  I struggle collecting everyday items, but the holidays?  I'm always in the mood to buy!  I bought all these items at an auction last month.

My favorite?  Well, I LOVE these Josef Originals elves.  I should have taken a photo of the labels.  They all have their original labels.  I have only the basic knowledge of Christmas collectibles.  I've never heard of Josef Originals.  They are made in Japan...that's always a good sign.

In the same box as the elves came this squeeky toy, marked Ninchira?  Japan.  He looks good.  I thought about selling him...now I'm not so sure.

Again, in the same box, Noel Angel candleholders.  Only marked Japan.  OK, I'm fairly certain I won't keep these...I have to recoup my costs and part with something!

Not bad for one box, huh?  I bought two other box lots with some Christmas.

Some plain Shiney Brites.  I only paid a buck, so why wouldn't I buy them?  The basket was an unintentional score.  I didn't even notice it until I got home.  I decided it will be awesome for gathering veggies from the garden!

OK, I know this last item isn't red, but I bought it on the same day and it fits my Christmas theme.  It's my wild card item.  When I won the bid for $1 and took the Shiney Brites, I decided to take a chance on this for $1.  A revolving Christmas tree stand.  It was so dusty.  I thought I was throwing my buck out the window...no way it was going to work.  Well, you guessed it...it DOES work!  It has three settings: revolving, playing music and revolving and playing music!  Super Duper Score!  This might be better than the elves!  I can't decide...they both make me smile a lot!