Christmas in July

I went to two fun sales last week. The first was a Thursday evening church sale and the other was a tag sale. Oh my, did I get my fill of holiday goodies!

These Christmas boxes all came from the tag sale. Vintage Christmas boxes can be just as amazing as what’s hidden within. Aren’t these boxes stunning?

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Now lets take a peek inside the boxes! Christmas candles that would have been used in clip-on Christmas tree candle holders to light up the tree before electric lights were used. The boxes are full and most are in unused condition.

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The “NOMA” box was super fun to open! Inside I found this fragile tag still attached to the cord of lights.

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A patent date of “Oct. 21st. 1924″.

And then there were these lights in the box…

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I also found a few Santas. A paper mache Santa candy container, an old card box with Santa on the front and a Santa stuffed toy.

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I paid $0.25 at the church sale for the Christmas card box. Once I opened it at home, I was pleased to find it filled with vintage bell ornaments.

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The last two Santa’s came from day two of the tag sale which was also 50%-off day! I was second in line to get into the house and knew exactly what I wanted and it paid off. I paid $20 for this paper mache candy container Santa! He is in great condition!

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The bottom of one boot has “Patent Applied For” markings on it. Super cool!

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The Santa stuffed toy is the cleanest I have ever seen! So I couldn’t pass him up for $5.00!

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I paid $10.00 for this 10 piece village of Pulz houses at the church sale. They are all stamped “Japan” on the bottom.

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A view of the rooftops.

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I love the two separate trees that were also in the bag and also marked with a “Japan” stamp.

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My last two finds are not Christmas but Easter. They were the first items on my radar at the tag sale on the 50%-off day and the first items I was able to grab. They are both old Easter bunny candy containers. The people running the tag sale had marked them both as “German” on the price tags. Each would have each been filled with candy for children to find on Easter morning.

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This bunny still has his paper plug with some marking which I’m unable to make out. Can anyone tell what it says?

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This last bunny was the main reason I went back for day two of the sale. I couldn’t believe he was still there and I was able to bring it home!

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I couldn’t be more happy! I also have a lot more non holiday finds from these two sales that I will be sharing in an upcoming post. I am always so surprised with what can be found at sales at great prices!

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