Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Happy Thrift Find

Hello friends, I hope all is well with you and your Christmas preparations are running smoothly.

I am plugging along having fun finishing up my decorating here at Little House and will begin the baking process, in full, tomorrow. The Mister promises to help with a simple tutorial of Peppermint Bark this weekend...stay tuned.

Yesterday, while on a quick trip to the thrift shops, I saw this treasure hanging in the window of the Red Door (one of my very favorite shops). It is about 6 feet tall and I could just see it, with all of it's retro beauty, hanging on a wall at City House!

I have never seen anything like it.  The tag says, Made in Columbia, so I am wondering if it is truly a vintage piece or just something that is common in that part of the world.  Either way, it is a treasure to me.

As you can see, it is made entirely of notions...thread, pompoms and trim...very interesting.  I am smitten indeed.

Frederick the cat wanted to give you a ' Feeder Unpdate'.

Here is his new window friend, a baby squirrel.  Frederick tries to touch it through the glass but has been unsuccessful in that endeavour. 

Must be off now to get the rest of the Christmas cards addressed....Do you have all of yours done yet?

Much love to you all.  xo


vintage grey said...

So neat and unique! Glad you rescued it to treasure!! Oh, I am always so bad with Christmas cards. Wishing you a cozy and lovely day! xo Heather

camp and cottage living said...

That is a cool retro Christmas tree-so imaginative!
I bet it is entertaining to watch the little squirrel just out your window. We have a pet fox now.
I want to try the Pepermint Bark too-let me know how your recipe turns out!

Beth said...

The Christmas tree is quite different but very pretty.

I have had my cards done for awhile.

Lynn said...

Your new tree is very neat indeed! Lovin' the baby squirrel, I'm sure you'll all see a lot of him and have fun with the baking:@)

Lori P said...

What a find! I've never seen anything like it myself.
Love the squirrel and I can just imagine Frederick, ready to pounce.

Michelle said...

That wall hanging is totally cool! I can hardly wait to see it in person. Save some peppermint bark for me please. And tell Frederick, that there will be no squirrel snacking or Santa won't bring him any new toys! LOL!

ellen b. said...

Very retro!
It was a Christmas miracle and I got my cards off last week. My tree on the other hand needs a miracle but I think I'm just going to leave it as is...with about half the ornaments I usually put on it.
Merry Christmas!

Michelle said...

I am in love with that retro tree!

Vicky Hunt said...

Wow...that is a really unique piece. I have never seen anything like it. What a find! What a cute baby squirrel. My son caught a baby flying squirrel our cat was chasing the other day and set it free in safer! Enjoy baking!

Blessings, Vicky

Unknown said...

That tree is so neat! I spied it on your Instagram feed awhile back, and was hoping you'd give us a closer look. Very cool.

Love the shot of the squirrel. :)

Dorothy said...

Neat find at the thrift store! I enjoy the antics of the squirrels, too. I don't do much shopping, as we give the kids money and let them select something they want or need. I have a few small gifts to buy and a little cooking to do, but we have our big family celebration at Thanksgiving.

sweetvintageofmine said...

That yarn-fabric tree is fabulous!! Very unique! Love all the details! And yes, I am mailing my Christmas cards tomorrow....and the little squirrel is adorable!! Blessings~~~Roxie

ted and bunny said...

the Yarn Tree is amazing, I'm going to have a go at copying it- Made in Columbia, Seen in US, Copied in England!

Happiest of Christmas Seasons Sherri- I was just reading your card from last year. . .xx

D said...

Hi there dear lady. Hope you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving; and it appears you are gearing up for the Christmas season. ;) Blessings being sent your way!

Lynne said...

Sherri B! That tree screams EXPENSIVE AT ANTHROPOLOGIE! Nice score! Aren't you digging all the retro Christmas decor in blogland!
It takes us back to when you and I were little girlies!

SOOOO glad that our post Thanksgiving ice and fros-fest is over for a day or so!

polkadotpeticoat said...

Its incredible....Love it Sheri, Heidi

Sherry said...

What a clever craft piece.

Lap Dog Knits said...

Hello Friend,

love your Christmas tree find!!! very cool - clever people out there
you're little furry friend, wish we had them outside my window here, no such luck
Happy Holidays and Blessing Fill Your Home!!!!

Lola Nova said...

Oh I love it!!! What a lucky find. And no, I am the worst with cards!

Stephanie said...

Oh Sherri, this is fabulous! I, too, have never seen anything like it and it's in great shape :) Neato, my sweet friend!

Much love to you!

Amber said...

oh, gosh... i haven't even started christmas shopping. i'm really the worst this year, such a procrastinator!

i do love that tree, though! such a beautiful decoration <3 the squirrel is adorable!

happy holidays :)