It was SO chilly and rainy (just like the first one was in the spring)! I even bought mittens because my hands were so cold! The grounds were a sea of mud, but the organizers worked hard to make shopping as easy as possible (with boards covering most of the mud puddles) and did a really good job.
I couldn't pass up this great mid-century glassware -- a pink spaghetti-ware martini set and a snack set in the same pattern. It was hard to get a good picture to see how cool the pink is on the glass, so I added the oh-so-classy trashbag to stand it on. Nice touch, isn't it? The photos still don't do the sets justice -- they're just gorgeous!
As usual, I was the big spender (what a surprise!) I was trying so hard to be frugal, though, and as we walked back to the car, I was congratulating myself that I had most of my spending money left in my wallet. Until we saw that 'one more tent' that had looked closed before, but now was open.
What a find! I knew it was going to be bad when, as I walked in, I heard BH laugh and say 'Step away from the vintage Christmas...' As if I could ever do that! The older couple who had it were selling off a lot of their own Christmas stuff and there was so much to choose from.
First I got a cardboard fireplace, complete in its box.
Then I saw an aluminum tree, which they were selling with 2 (yes, 2!) colored lights!
|It even has the 'reaming tool' to pare down the point on the tree if the wood swells from humidity.|
|Do you want to see how this works? I've uploaded a video|
The final piece, though was a really cool Glo-lite lighted musical scene from 1949 called 'Christmas Eve Capers'. It plays Jingle Bells and Santa that flies up the chimney as children that 'run' after him. It's hard to believe, but I almost walked away from it -- I was trying so hard to not buy so much. But I didn't and here it is....
|You can see a video of it working here|
|This is more Christmas I brought home. I flat out LOVE the elves with angel wings and tinsel magic wands!|
|I really liked this booth! I want to link to her FB page, but have to find her business card first...|
|I wish I had had time to root through all of these ashtrays (and that they hadn't been out in the rain)|
|Vintage cameras and photos were really popular|
|One of my favorite vintage Christmas booths|
|Check out the ornaments in the jars -- I'm going to do some of those this year!|
|I HAVE to paint a polka dot chair!|
If you live in southeast Michigan, try not to miss Davisburg next year -- you won't be disappointed! Just remember to pack your rain gear.