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Sunday, October 27, 2013

Vintage Towels & Christmas Ornaments

Saturday was a perfect autumn day.....light breeze, sunny, and temps in the 60's.    There were a few yard sales and no auctions...but, there are three good auctions next Saturday..woo hoo!   Too bad I can't be in three places at one time...
I had swore that I would not buy anymore Christmas ornaments, but I couldn't resist these beautiful pink Christmas by Krebs ornaments.   The Christmas by Krebs mfg company is in Roswell NM, about a 100 miles from here.  H's freight company used to go down there and haul ornaments out by the trailer load.  I have quite a few of their ornaments as the owners used to send boxes to H in appreciation of his company's careful handling of their "fragile cargo" 

Thank goodness the ornaments were sold together, so I didn't have to leave any behind!

There were four of these pale blue bell shaped ornaments ...Christmas by Krebs.   

Some odds and ends blue ornaments and a beautiful tree topper!

There were 6 boxes of the vintage Coby Glass ornaments....

$3 for the whole box!!!
.25 for a sweet ceramic rose container....

These towels reminded me of some my Grandma used to have.   She worked as a sales person in the linen dept. at Levines Dept Store back in the 60's...anyone remember Levines?   
I think my Grandma must have spent a good deal of her check on towels and sheets when she worked there....she just loved linens! 
These thick luxery  towels were made by Callaway in the 60,s and 70's.   The big bag held 3 bath towels, 4 hand towels, and 12 wash cloths....they were all in excellent condition,    $3 for all...what a deal!

I am keeping the pink ornaments for my tree, but the blue ones will probably go on my daughters tree that she is doing in a "Peacock theme" this year.   I still haven't decided on all my theme's for this years Christmas trees...but one will involve carousel horses!


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31 comments:

  1. I love the pale blue bells, they look so delicate. Lucky you that "H" took such good care of his cargo. I remember buying towels like those at The May Co. when I was a VERY young bride. They did last a good 30 years before I retired them to Goodwill. Thank you for sharing..... Candy

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  2. WHOO HOO that's quite a find. I love vintage Christmas ornaments like t his ..and the towels remind me of my grandmother..
    Love, Mona

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  3. Wow!!! The pink Christmas ornaments are such beautiful! The vintage towels are gorgeous
    Kisses
    Alessandra

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  4. H Penny, wow what a margin you got! I really love all your ornaments that you bought! They will be lovely for the Christmas tree. I saw it on craft o maniac.
    Julie at julieslifestyle.blogspot.com

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  5. Love those pink Christmas ornaments and I remember those towels!!!! My Mom had those and I don't think she ever used them. Great finds- xo Diana

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  6. Beautiful pictures and very creative post.
    Loved them all.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

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  7. LOVE those blue ornaments! I've never seen any shaped like that before...
    ~Chris

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  8. Penny,
    The ornaments are so pretty! I love vintage ornaments!! The blue ones are spectacular!! I can see all of these on a silver or white tree?????

    The towels are lovely and what a great reminder of your Grandmother....

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  9. Another great find!! I am looking to add some pink this year to my tree. I can't wait to see your house for Christmas! I bet it is gorgeous!

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  10. Reminds me that the year is almost drawing to a close! Wonderful!

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  11. Great finds. I love the ornaments and the towels are so, so pretty.

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  12. Look at that beautiful color palette! Did the pink one's come with the lace or did someone add that? Either way I'm in love and thinking I might have to recreate that look!

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  13. oh wow these are beautiful, such amazing finds :)

    Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays, new follower ...

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  14. What a bargain for those Christmas decorations! lucky you!!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  15. Hi Penny! My Grandma had the pink and blue pattern of those towels. And those pink ornaments were new in 1980's....We purchased cases to sell in our flower shop.

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  16. Beautiful towel! The ornaments are gorgeous! I would love if you stop by and link up this wonderful post to my party which is live now! Hope to see you there! http://mariaelenasdecor.blogspot.com/ Hugs, Maria

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  17. I love the pink christmas ornaments,so beautiful

    hope you can visit my Inspire me Monday

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  18. Wow, what a deal on all those beautiful ornaments and the pretty towels. I have a hard time passing them up all year long. Couldn't help but notice the sweet pink child's stove on your counter:-)

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  19. I would have brought home every single thing that you did! Love those towels. I just bought a similar set at Home Goods. I love how they are remaking vintage styles.

    ~Erica

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  20. You got quite a bargain! Lucky you, I think the blue ones will definitely go well with your daughter's peacock theme.
    I linked over from the Craftastic Link Party where I am participating with my
    Cute Halloween project,
    If the Broom Fits Free Printable,
    Every Leaf Free Printable
    I would love it if you'd stop by.
    Hugs, antonella :-)

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  21. I think my favorite ornaments are the blue tear drops! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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  22. Definitely a trip down memory lane with those ornaments. My mother still has a lot of them though every year, it seems a few more break.

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  23. What a deal on the ornaments! My folks had towels just like that years ago. Wonder why they don't make them like that anymore? I loved your pilgrims, too, really cool works of folk art. Thanks so much for sharing this at my We Call It Olde Link Up this week. Hope to see you again Tuesday. -Dawn @ We Call It Junkin.com

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  24. Penny, what a beautiful set of ornaments. I love the pink ones and the blue ones. They are so pretty. I always love running across .25 ceramics, great steal there. Have a great day and thank you as always for linking up with us at Inspiration in Progress.

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  25. You always find the best treasures Penny! Love your ornaments and the towels too. They both look so much like the ones my grandmother used...memories!
    Hope your week is wonderful and thanks soooo much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  26. Those Bulbs are awesome! Great find! Hope you'll share again with Twirl and Take a Bow on Tuesdays~Tammy

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  27. Those towels are fantastic - they remind me of ones that were at my grandmother's house! Love the gorgeous ornaments! I appreciate you sharing your lovely post with A Return to Loveliness,
    Kathy

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  28. I love the pink ornaments. I may try this one. They would make nice gifts or package toppers
    Janice

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  29. I love your vintage ornaments! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the features today at the Anything Blue Friday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to this week's party. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2013/11/anything-blue-friday-week-33.html Hope to see you again at the little blue soiree. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  30. Thank you so much for posting. I have been looking for something like this.solar panels for petrol station

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