I get my thrills thrifting #4: All we got for Christmas....

Day 230:  This Christmas my hub and I were determined to only get things we found within a certain price range (read dollars and change) at local thrift stores and flea markets.  So we either were given or gave these things as is or we used them to put together into other gifts (that will be the Mad Scientist Monday post).  Here is just some of the awesomeness: 
A White sewing machine virtually untouched beneath its cover.  I don't think the original owner ever touched this or sewed from it at all because everything was brand spanking new when we lifted off the cover.  

My girls found this Sewhandy by Singer for me as a Christmas present.

An adorable machine for kids beginning to sew on.  

This wasn't really on Christmas but afterwards because I was searching for buttons for a project.  A lovely grab bag, you never know what will be inside.

How mod are these?

Spools of thread dug out of a tool box of all places at a local thrift store.  I am surprised at the good condition of the thread.  I often use thread from the thrift store in my hand stitchings.

This lot of vintage blue buttons was a gift from my kids.  The ravens on top were just gift tags to use for contrast because I couldn't get the color to come out right.

These 2 are among my most favorite gifts, a vintage scale and an electric pencil sharpener!

Some vintage mysteries I found for my girls for Christmas presents.  There were also some amazing vintage Sonic the Hedgehog comics as well.

One of the best was a tea set that belonged to my hub's mom that she played with as a kid.   My youngest loves tea sets and playing tea with her American Girl dolls and this was a big surprise.  You can see some of the vintage cookie cutters that we also put in their stockings too.

All in all it was a great holiday.  Great in that we all got things that we will cherish and use and were meaningful to the recipient.  This took a lot of planning and luck but I think it will be a tradition that we will continue from now on....one bonus was we only had one bag of recycling because there was very little packaging and we didn't have to wrestle with any unopenable plastic boxes YAY!!

I'm going to go get that new to me White machine up and running today. What will you create today?

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