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Join me today for thrifted goodies volume 5, the Christmas edition!

It’s time again for another thrifting adventure! I’ve been busy this month hunting for vintage Christmas pieces to use in my home this season but it’s actually not been as successful as I had hoped. However, the items I have found are amazing and are going to look so lovely all styled for the holidays! Again, I’m being pretty choosy about what I decide to buy because my decor stash is getting too large. I’ve really had to pair down and be super intentional about what stays and what doesn’t. My hope is that this thrifted goodies volume 5 will be an encouragement for you as you start to deck your halls!

PIN IT FOR LATER!

This post contains affiliate links. That simply means I earn a small commission on any clicked links at no cost to you. As an Amazon Associate, I earn on qualifying purchases. You can read my full disclosure and privacy policy here. Thank you for supporting my small business!

My friend MaryJo from the blog Master”PIECES” Of My Life will be joining me every month for this series going forward! She enjoys thrifting just as much as I do, so together we will be combining our love of the hunt and sharing our finds with you all. I’m thrilled to have her here and I hope you will enjoy seeing her treasures too!

green transferware collection from master"pieces" of my life

MaryJo’s post this week is about a collection that makes me weak in the knees, which is vintage transferware! She is sharing her thrifted green transferware and I’m just obsessed! Head on over to her blog to find out her tips for thrifting these beloved pieces and see how she is decorating with them for Christmas.

Thrifted Goodies Volume 5- Christmas Edition

Milk Glass Candle Bowl

The first piece I’m sharing today came from one of my favorite antique malls. Whenever hubby and I go fishing down in Southern Minnesota, we always stop at it. I was very happy to see all the vintage Christmas in many of the booths!

Anyways, you all know by now that I have been collecting vintage milk glass for a few years. I only pick up milk glass that either has the hobnail pattern on it, has a wavy or curvy edge and that is marked on the bottom OR has the ‘ring of fire’ present within the glass.

vintage Fenton milk glass bowl with candle holders

This bowl caught my eye right away in a booth just packed with milk glass! I thought it was just a normal bowl but when I picked it up, I noticed all of the little holes made for candles to sit. How cool is that?! It is extremely heavy and marked ‘Fenton’ on the bottom.

Fenton stamp on bottom of vintage milk glass

I’m SO excited because this is my very first piece of Fenton glass in my collection…I usually only find Anchor Hocking! I paid $10 for it which is a very fair price for what it is.

Fenton milk glass bowl with greenery

This piece isn’t ‘Christmas’ per se but I adore using my milk glass for holiday decorating. My friend Lora just wrote a whole blog post about using collections for Christmas decorating and I couldn’t agree with her more.

a vintage hobnail milk glass dish with a candle glowing inside

By simply adding berries, pinecones, ribbon, or greenery to any type of vintage collection, especially milk glass, you have instant Christmas decor!

Amber Glass Fairy Light

This magical piece came from the antique mall as well. I’ve seen fairy lights before and have always thought they were super cool. If you are not familiar with vintage fairy lights, it’s basically a glass vessel where the top portion comes off so you can put a candle or a small string of lights.

an amber glass fairy light with 2 pieces

This one spoke to me as soon as I saw it. The amber glass is etched in such a beautiful way and knew instantly how pretty it would look sitting on the mantel for the upcoming holidays. It does have a small chip on the inside but you can’t even see it so I don’t mind. For only $5.00, you bet this came home with us!

a vintage amber fairy light with red berries on a mantel

You guys, it gives off the most incredible glow at night and is so cozy! I need to get a tea light for it but for now battery powered string lights will do. This is the perfect piece of decor to use now all the way through winter and am so grateful that we get to enjoy it.

Green and White Vintage Plates

These pretty vintage plates were found at my favorite thrift store for $1.00 each! They were stacked on top of each other, like they were just waiting for me. When I saw them on the shelf, I immediately thought of styling them into Christmas vignettes.

vintage Buffalo green striped plate

This one with the green stripes is ‘Buffalo’ china. I’ve been starting to see more of this specific pattern come up for sale, especially online. I just think the green paired with the cream is perfect for Christmas.

vintage green striped plate with a candle

The next plate is a little more ‘Christmas-y’. Look at the pretty little wreaths around the sides! I just think this one is so stinkin’ cute and the most excellent size for using in holiday displays. I’ve never come across anything quite like it before.

vintage plate with wreaths

There was an older lady looking at the dishes too and we got talking about what we were seeing. She asked me what I was going to do with my plates to which I replied “I’m going to decorate with them for Christmas!” She acted like that was the best idea that she’s ever heard!

Brass Bell

This beautiful brass bell came from the antique mall as well. I really did well there that day! I’ve been looking for vintage bells to use for Christmas decor this season but haven’t found anything within my price range. This single bell, which was $7.00, is a super unique shape and has the prettiest patina to it.

a brass bell sitting on a vintage red book

I’m not sure where this one will end up yet as far as Christmas decorating goes. I may put it in a basket display that I’m going to be making but it also may very well end up on my painted cabinet as part of a Christmas vignette.

Red Vintage Book

The last find that I’m sharing today is a vintage home decor book that I paid $4.00 for. I look for larger books like these often because they are inexpensive and versatile decorating pieces.

a vintage red book with a brass bell and a faux tree

My tip for finding these is to look in the ‘home’ section of the books and pull the sleeve off to reveal the cover. Many times, you will find a really pretty linen book with a beautiful color hidden underneath the sleeve!

a vintage red book with a vintage plate, brass bell, and a candle

The red color on this book is so perfect for Christmas, enabling me to display and use it in a variety of ways! Books are helpful for adding height to displays, for added color, or for use as a background, like in the back of a basket for example.

Closing Tidbits

May this thrifted goodies volume 5 be a starting point for your Christmas decorating this year. I will be sharing a full Christmas home tour in a few weeks so you can see each of these pieces in context as decor pieces. Know that you do not have to spend hundreds of dollars on new holiday decor this season. By using thrifted decor mixed with Christmas decor that you already have, you can create a warm, cozy, and inviting home. Be encouraged to find peace in simplicity this season.

signature from The Antiqued Journey

Again, we welcome MaryJo to this thrifting series! Don’t forget to check out her thrifting post as well…you might learn something brand new from her blog!

Let me know in the comments below if you have found anything special while out thrifting or if there is anything in particular that you are searching for. I would love to know what others are interested in!

an image for pinning

Just click the red button in the left corner.

a vintage wreath plate surrounded by greenery and berries

The Journey Continues

For more behind the scenes content, follow along with me on Instagram. You can also find me on Facebook and Pinterest!

Poke around in The Antiqued Journey shop.

Receive a free digital download when you sign up for my weekly e-mail.

Other thrifting posts to enjoy:

Thrifted Goodies Volume 4

5 Budget Decorating Ideas

A Simple Guide To Finding Antiques At Thrift Stores

Shop Similar Finds on Amazon

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  • […] hop over and introduce yourself. Rachel has a ton of thrifty goodness, and today she is sharing her Thrifted Goodies Volume 5. You don’t want to miss her […]

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  • MaryJo Materazo
    November 22, 2022 11:54 am

    These are great finds Rachel! Love the hobnail candle bowl! That is so unique and you can dress it up in so many fun ways. Love all the plates too and would play nice with mine!! 😉 Also bells are a weakness of mine. Lovely!! All of it. So fun to thrift together! XO- MaryJo

    Reply
    • Rachel Granholm
      November 22, 2022 11:57 am

      Thank you!!! That candle bowl was for sure SO neat to find!! I’m making myself slow down on the thrifting a tad now, for a little while at least 🙂 So much fun to virtually thrift with you!

      Reply
  • Lora Bloomquist
    November 22, 2022 12:43 pm

    Your scalloped milkglass dish is so pretty; perfect for Christmas decor. I’m drooling over your green and white china plates; they’re restaurant-ware, which I love collecting. If I come across some of those, I’m scooping them up! Fun post!

    Reply
    • Rachel Granholm
      November 22, 2022 1:30 pm

      Thank you, Lora!! Finding these little treasures is so much fun… I do need to cool it a little though, at least for a few weeks 🙂 I just can’t seem to ever get enough thrifting! Thanks for reading today!

      Reply
  • Hello Rachel, The Fenston glass bowl could easily be used as an Advent wreath. Just put in 4 candles and add some greenery and it would be beautiful!

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  • How fun that you and MaryJo are teaming up. Green transferware is pretty hard to find around here. Your milk glass candle compote is so interesting, I’ve never seen a candle holder like it but love how easy it will be for you to create floral pieces. Can’t wait to see how you use it. Happy Thanksgiving, Rachel!!

    Reply
    • Rachel Granholm
      November 22, 2022 9:08 pm

      Hey Debra!! I know…It’s super hard for me to find green transferware as well…I don’t think I have ever seen it at a thrift store before! That milk glass bowl is probably one of my most unique finds…I’m so happy to have found it! Thanks for stopping by today, happy Thanksgiving to you as well!

      Reply
  • Oh my gosh Rachel! So many GREAT finds!! That green transferware is becoming more and more popular. You have a great eye for finding items! Happy Thanksgiving my friend.

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Hello I’m Rachel.

I’m so glad you are here! Old things are my jam. Antique malls and thrift stores are my happy places.

Here on the blog I love to share my excitement, knowledge, and ideas about all things antique and vintage. Let’s journey together!

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    Share this post. Share the Journey!

    Join me today for thrifted goodies volume 5, the Christmas edition!

    It’s time again for another thrifting adventure! I’ve been busy this month hunting for vintage Christmas pieces to use in my home this season but it’s actually not been as successful as I had hoped. However, the items I have found are amazing and are going to look so lovely all styled for the holidays! Again, I’m being pretty choosy about what I decide to buy because my decor stash is getting too large. I’ve really had to pair down and be super intentional about what stays and what doesn’t. My hope is that this thrifted goodies volume 5 will be an encouragement for you as you start to deck your halls!

    PIN IT FOR LATER!

    This post contains affiliate links. That simply means I earn a small commission on any clicked links at no cost to you. As an Amazon Associate, I earn on qualifying purchases. You can read my full disclosure and privacy policy here. Thank you for supporting my small business!

    My friend MaryJo from the blog Master”PIECES” Of My Life will be joining me every month for this series going forward! She enjoys thrifting just as much as I do, so together we will be combining our love of the hunt and sharing our finds with you all. I’m thrilled to have her here and I hope you will enjoy seeing her treasures too!

    green transferware collection from master"pieces" of my life

    MaryJo’s post this week is about a collection that makes me weak in the knees, which is vintage transferware! She is sharing her thrifted green transferware and I’m just obsessed! Head on over to her blog to find out her tips for thrifting these beloved pieces and see how she is decorating with them for Christmas.

    Thrifted Goodies Volume 5- Christmas Edition

    Milk Glass Candle Bowl

    The first piece I’m sharing today came from one of my favorite antique malls. Whenever hubby and I go fishing down in Southern Minnesota, we always stop at it. I was very happy to see all the vintage Christmas in many of the booths!

    Anyways, you all know by now that I have been collecting vintage milk glass for a few years. I only pick up milk glass that either has the hobnail pattern on it, has a wavy or curvy edge and that is marked on the bottom OR has the ‘ring of fire’ present within the glass.

    vintage Fenton milk glass bowl with candle holders

    This bowl caught my eye right away in a booth just packed with milk glass! I thought it was just a normal bowl but when I picked it up, I noticed all of the little holes made for candles to sit. How cool is that?! It is extremely heavy and marked ‘Fenton’ on the bottom.

    Fenton stamp on bottom of vintage milk glass

    I’m SO excited because this is my very first piece of Fenton glass in my collection…I usually only find Anchor Hocking! I paid $10 for it which is a very fair price for what it is.

    Fenton milk glass bowl with greenery

    This piece isn’t ‘Christmas’ per se but I adore using my milk glass for holiday decorating. My friend Lora just wrote a whole blog post about using collections for Christmas decorating and I couldn’t agree with her more.

    a vintage hobnail milk glass dish with a candle glowing inside

    By simply adding berries, pinecones, ribbon, or greenery to any type of vintage collection, especially milk glass, you have instant Christmas decor!

    Amber Glass Fairy Light

    This magical piece came from the antique mall as well. I’ve seen fairy lights before and have always thought they were super cool. If you are not familiar with vintage fairy lights, it’s basically a glass vessel where the top portion comes off so you can put a candle or a small string of lights.

    an amber glass fairy light with 2 pieces

    This one spoke to me as soon as I saw it. The amber glass is etched in such a beautiful way and knew instantly how pretty it would look sitting on the mantel for the upcoming holidays. It does have a small chip on the inside but you can’t even see it so I don’t mind. For only $5.00, you bet this came home with us!

    a vintage amber fairy light with red berries on a mantel

    You guys, it gives off the most incredible glow at night and is so cozy! I need to get a tea light for it but for now battery powered string lights will do. This is the perfect piece of decor to use now all the way through winter and am so grateful that we get to enjoy it.

    Green and White Vintage Plates

    These pretty vintage plates were found at my favorite thrift store for $1.00 each! They were stacked on top of each other, like they were just waiting for me. When I saw them on the shelf, I immediately thought of styling them into Christmas vignettes.

    vintage Buffalo green striped plate

    This one with the green stripes is ‘Buffalo’ china. I’ve been starting to see more of this specific pattern come up for sale, especially online. I just think the green paired with the cream is perfect for Christmas.

    vintage green striped plate with a candle

    The next plate is a little more ‘Christmas-y’. Look at the pretty little wreaths around the sides! I just think this one is so stinkin’ cute and the most excellent size for using in holiday displays. I’ve never come across anything quite like it before.

    vintage plate with wreaths

    There was an older lady looking at the dishes too and we got talking about what we were seeing. She asked me what I was going to do with my plates to which I replied “I’m going to decorate with them for Christmas!” She acted like that was the best idea that she’s ever heard!

    Brass Bell

    This beautiful brass bell came from the antique mall as well. I really did well there that day! I’ve been looking for vintage bells to use for Christmas decor this season but haven’t found anything within my price range. This single bell, which was $7.00, is a super unique shape and has the prettiest patina to it.

    a brass bell sitting on a vintage red book

    I’m not sure where this one will end up yet as far as Christmas decorating goes. I may put it in a basket display that I’m going to be making but it also may very well end up on my painted cabinet as part of a Christmas vignette.

    Red Vintage Book

    The last find that I’m sharing today is a vintage home decor book that I paid $4.00 for. I look for larger books like these often because they are inexpensive and versatile decorating pieces.

    a vintage red book with a brass bell and a faux tree

    My tip for finding these is to look in the ‘home’ section of the books and pull the sleeve off to reveal the cover. Many times, you will find a really pretty linen book with a beautiful color hidden underneath the sleeve!

    a vintage red book with a vintage plate, brass bell, and a candle

    The red color on this book is so perfect for Christmas, enabling me to display and use it in a variety of ways! Books are helpful for adding height to displays, for added color, or for use as a background, like in the back of a basket for example.

    Closing Tidbits

    May this thrifted goodies volume 5 be a starting point for your Christmas decorating this year. I will be sharing a full Christmas home tour in a few weeks so you can see each of these pieces in context as decor pieces. Know that you do not have to spend hundreds of dollars on new holiday decor this season. By using thrifted decor mixed with Christmas decor that you already have, you can create a warm, cozy, and inviting home. Be encouraged to find peace in simplicity this season.

    signature from The Antiqued Journey

    Again, we welcome MaryJo to this thrifting series! Don’t forget to check out her thrifting post as well…you might learn something brand new from her blog!

    Let me know in the comments below if you have found anything special while out thrifting or if there is anything in particular that you are searching for. I would love to know what others are interested in!

    an image for pinning

    Just click the red button in the left corner.

    a vintage wreath plate surrounded by greenery and berries

    The Journey Continues

    For more behind the scenes content, follow along with me on Instagram. You can also find me on Facebook and Pinterest!

    Poke around in The Antiqued Journey shop.

    Receive a free digital download when you sign up for my weekly e-mail.

    Other thrifting posts to enjoy:

    Thrifted Goodies Volume 4

    5 Budget Decorating Ideas

    A Simple Guide To Finding Antiques At Thrift Stores

    Shop Similar Finds on Amazon

    11 Comments. Leave new

    • […] hop over and introduce yourself. Rachel has a ton of thrifty goodness, and today she is sharing her Thrifted Goodies Volume 5. You don’t want to miss her […]

      Reply
    • MaryJo Materazo
      November 22, 2022 11:54 am

      These are great finds Rachel! Love the hobnail candle bowl! That is so unique and you can dress it up in so many fun ways. Love all the plates too and would play nice with mine!! 😉 Also bells are a weakness of mine. Lovely!! All of it. So fun to thrift together! XO- MaryJo

      Reply
      • Rachel Granholm
        November 22, 2022 11:57 am

        Thank you!!! That candle bowl was for sure SO neat to find!! I’m making myself slow down on the thrifting a tad now, for a little while at least 🙂 So much fun to virtually thrift with you!

        Reply
    • Lora Bloomquist
      November 22, 2022 12:43 pm

      Your scalloped milkglass dish is so pretty; perfect for Christmas decor. I’m drooling over your green and white china plates; they’re restaurant-ware, which I love collecting. If I come across some of those, I’m scooping them up! Fun post!

      Reply
      • Rachel Granholm
        November 22, 2022 1:30 pm

        Thank you, Lora!! Finding these little treasures is so much fun… I do need to cool it a little though, at least for a few weeks 🙂 I just can’t seem to ever get enough thrifting! Thanks for reading today!

        Reply
    • Hello Rachel, The Fenston glass bowl could easily be used as an Advent wreath. Just put in 4 candles and add some greenery and it would be beautiful!

      Reply
    • How fun that you and MaryJo are teaming up. Green transferware is pretty hard to find around here. Your milk glass candle compote is so interesting, I’ve never seen a candle holder like it but love how easy it will be for you to create floral pieces. Can’t wait to see how you use it. Happy Thanksgiving, Rachel!!

      Reply
      • Rachel Granholm
        November 22, 2022 9:08 pm

        Hey Debra!! I know…It’s super hard for me to find green transferware as well…I don’t think I have ever seen it at a thrift store before! That milk glass bowl is probably one of my most unique finds…I’m so happy to have found it! Thanks for stopping by today, happy Thanksgiving to you as well!

        Reply
    • Oh my gosh Rachel! So many GREAT finds!! That green transferware is becoming more and more popular. You have a great eye for finding items! Happy Thanksgiving my friend.

      Reply

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    Hello I’m Rachel.

    I’m so glad you are here! Old things are my jam. Antique malls and thrift stores are my happy places.

    Here on the blog I love to share my excitement, knowledge, and ideas about all things antique and vintage. Let’s journey together!

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