12.01.2009

salvation army bells are ringing

Okay, so for the past few months I have been collecting hilarious/weird kitschy Christmas stuff from my favorite store, the S and A Boutique.

(The S and A Boutique is what my Grandma calls the Salvation Army. I like it.)

For your viewing pleasure, I present to you a sample of my lovely Christmas treasure.

Or as Luke calls it-- my Christmas crap.

"Happy Birthday Jesus, I hope you like crap!" was his follow up quote.

Either way, it makes me happy.

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I'm kind of wishing I had had the patience to wait for good light to take these pictures, but guess what? It's only December 1st and you are going to get pictures of my Christmas crap for a whole month! Yay you.

15 comments:

  1. I love your crap! That's awesome! I all of a sudden feel transported to the 1950's. . .

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  2. I see no crap here. I LOVE the Salvation Army and Goodwill for stuff like this! One of my VERY favorite Christmas decorations is a fabric tree that I got at the S.A.

    Great finds! :D

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  3. These are all lovely, but my favorite ornament is the one in pigtails in the lower left corner.

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  4. I actually really like that photo of your little girl near the lit-up tree. It seems very magical and seasonal and...just right.

    Merry (Early) Christmas!

    stephanie@metropolitanmama.net

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  5. I love this kind of thing. I still hope we get to go shopping together someday!

    Steph

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  6. Alice is so cute! I love your crap. Vintage Christmas crap is the best. Totally. :)

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  7. I love this! You have inspired me to go digging for gold at the S&A boutique! (I've been known to find some true finds there at times - but usually furniture I can rework.) And, you've totally made me fall in love with Over The Rhine's Christmas CD. LOVE IT!!! Thanks so much for sharing it! :)

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  8. I love that little guy who seems to be giving a salute! Wonderful stuff.

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  9. Oh man, it's CUTE! I feel like I'm looking into my grandparents' house - and that's a good thing. :)

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  10. Your Christmas Crap is adorable! Love love love it, so much personality.

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  11. I can totally handle an entire month of your Christmas crap! It's fabulous and makes me smile.

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  12. I actually love the lighting in this "crappy" post. It perfectly captures a Christmas evening in my mind. It also makes me want to drag my three kids around with my broken arm to various thrift stores and S & A boutiques around here. Crazy!

    Your husband seems so much like my husband... only my husband is NOT a crazed sports fan, he's an immunologist. I'm sure they'd get along famously. Ha ha ha.

    And, Erin, I also love the post you did of the picture of your grandfather. It's awesome. And it makes me want to cry.

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  13. You know you rock! And Jesus thinks you're rad :)

    Nell

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  14. love the full tree picture (with child). The top left ornament is my favorite

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