Thrifted Christmas Ornaments

Hey Guys!

It's Christmas week here at A Designer At Home so if you've missed any of the posts, I'll leave the links below so you can check them out. Today I'm popping in with a #thriftscorethursday post sharing all of my vintage/second hand ornaments that I've picked up from thrift stores and secondhand shops. There's nothing like a good vintage ornament to bring some originality to your tree. So if you haven't yet given the thrift store a chance for your holiday d├ęcor, definitely swing by before all the good stuff is out.

Christmas Week Line Up

My tree this year is a sight to see. I've really thrown in all my personality and flavor. In past years I've always aimed to emulate what I've seen on Pinterest, but this year I did me. The pickings for vintage ornaments were pretty slim this year, but I did find a couple of ornaments to add to my tree this year.







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The first and most exciting is this maroon colored ball with an oil slick look to it. I'm not sure what causes this and I came up quite empty handed searching the internet. I'm probably missing that one keyword that would bring it up. I did find this ornament on etsy with a similar effect, but even that didn't tell me why or what causes the unique finish.

colorful, whimsical, bohemian Christmas Tree

vintage cranberry maroon ornament from the thrift store

The only other ornament I thrifted this year were these maroon colored tassels. They were still on their very old cardboard tags and the tag told me these are in fact ornaments (how cool!) and that they're old as heck.

thrifted tassel ornament gold and maroon

Unfortunately that is it for ornaments, but I did find one more great fine! I scored this set of 5 wine bottle ties. The maker says Gorham 1831. And the original Kohl's sticker says it retailed for $19.99. I scooped it up for $4 :)

thrifted wine bottle ties

And that wraps up this week's holiday treasures for me. I love seeing what everyone else scores! The #ThriftScoreThursday feed is always full of fantastic treasures. Here are my favorites from the feed recently:

[caption id="attachment_2074" align="aligncenter" width="640"]@thoughtsfromalice Sweet, vintage tray from my mom. (More from my living room on the blog and a $500 gift card giveaway! Link in profile.) here's the link to her blog @thoughtsfromalice Sweet, vintage tray from my mom. (More from my living room on the blog and a $500 gift card giveaway! Link in profile.) here's the link to her blog[/caption]

 

[caption id="attachment_2075" align="aligncenter" width="650"]@miriams_memories A treasure made by my own grandmother. #thriftscorethursday #crewel # stitchery #crewelembroidery #needlework @miriams_memories A treasure made by my own grandmother. #thriftscorethursday #crewel # stitchery #crewelembroidery #needlework[/caption]

 

[caption id="attachment_2076" align="aligncenter" width="650"]@maggieoverbystudios Thrift store ornaments totally don't count as buying "New" ornaments because technically they are old ornaments. Scored these brass deer, wooden bead garlands, and about 50 gold and white ornaments for $9 not feeling guilty at all! #thriftscorethursday #christmasdecor #brassdeer #colddeadfingers #bloggingyourway #finditstyleit #jmholidaystyle #completehappyhome#westgermanpottery @maggieoverbystudios Thrift store ornaments totally don't count as buying "New" ornaments because technically they are old ornaments. Scored these brass deer, wooden bead garlands, and about 50 gold and white ornaments for $9 not feeling guilty at all! #thriftscorethursday #christmasdecor #brassdeer #colddeadfingers #bloggingyourway #finditstyleit #jmholidaystyle #completehappyhome#westgermanpottery[/caption]

 

[caption id="attachment_2077" align="aligncenter" width="480"]@boxycolonial Christmas home tour on the blog today! (Link in profile)....I found this white tree just in time at the thrift store last weekend #thriftscorethursday #christmas #christmastree @boxycolonial Christmas home tour on the blog today! (Link in profile)....I found this white tree just in time at the thrift store last weekend #thriftscorethursday #christmas #christmastree[/caption]

And because the holidays aren't everything right now, I just had to include these two, too!

[caption id="attachment_2078" align="aligncenter" width="650"]12346166_1646998185551776_729211903_n @mariaski63 Mother, macrame I? ? It's hard to tell but these are: 8 ft, 6.5 ft & 3 ft! The owner of the estate that I bought them from made them as well as doilies galore! I'm so envious of those who are skilled at handmade, old school crafts. ?[/caption]

 

[caption id="attachment_2079" align="aligncenter" width="650"]12292771_561115067373158_1276339044_n @suite22antiques Cutest desk accessory ever. Vintage hand carved and hand painted mushroom pencil sharpener. Heavy enough to double as a paperweight! ? Now available in my etsy shop! here's the link (I have purchased many items from Jenn, you're in good hands purchasing with her!)[/caption]

And that long wind of things will be the end of my chatter today. I hope you've enjoyed taking a look at my recent thrift finds and I hope you'll share yours with us using #thriftscorethursday on Instagram. Be sure to catch up with the other lovely hosts by clicking the pictures below!


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5 comments

  1. i missed so many of the finds you featured- how did i miss maggie's brass deer and wood garland?!?! love it so much! and i love your tassels!

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  2. Love love love the idea of using tassels as ornaments! And to think my tree has been missing out on one of my favorite accessories...

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  3. Those tassel ornaments are amazing! Get in my life! Have you tried the keyword "iridescent" for the other ornament? That's the only other way to describe it that popped in my head... I have some clear glass ones that have that same oil slick rainbow surface and I love them!

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  4. Okay, the pencil sharpener's gotta be my fave. And those brass deer?! I'm actually kinda surprised those weren't Miss Brynne's pick... :)

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