Monday, November 15, 2010

Deck the halls with xmas free stuff

Picture this-you walk into this church basement lined with tables of free stuff upon free stuff. You spy glassware and furniture, kids stuff and baskets. The closest 3 tables are filled with xmas stuff.  And you're Jewish.  However, at this moment what matters is FREE and that there other people bound to take what you don't.  You start towards the xmas tables since they are closest, in which you already have your eye on some super cute trees and reindeer, rationalizing that you can surely use them in your dual holiday displays, when your inner voice butts in and reminds you that perhaps you really don't need to start there.  You tell inner voice (internally, of course) to mind its own business, this is the closest table.  I.V. yells at you about cheesedomes and cloches, and you give in, telling it it's right, you really should go to the xmas tables last.  What this appears as, to the public watching this exchange, is a mad woman violently shaking her head and pivoting back and forth, unsure of which direction to actually let her feet take her. 

These are the xmas items from the free jackpot that i got when i finally strolled over.



Honey, this is super cute, no?

I'm liking the more wintry pinecones and the gift ornaments.  Non denominational, i thought, and perhaps i don't have to use the ornaments as ornaments.
Someone tell me what these are.  They are awfully large for chocolate candy molds, could they be for soap?  Or candles?  Or is it just my over-Etsy imagination that assumes everyone is selling there these days.  



Self explanatory...

A ha!  A cheesedome i almost missed, filled with the gift ornaments. 



Could be good for either winter holiday, or even birthdays!

I thought without the big red bow and bells, i could use this for fall.  But now that it's almost time to think of winter decorating, i'll leave this as is.  What are your thrifty seasonal finds this year?

23 comments:

Erin said...

Not bad loot! Especially for FREE! :)

alissa said...

Ha - funny story! I'm glad you were actually able to find some free loot that is nondenominational! Love the pine cone wreath!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Amazing what you can do with free stuff!

Kaleena J. said...

eee! this made me excited for the holidays. i never pass anything free up.

Crazy Garden Lady said...

Love that cheese dome....I see it as a miniature greenhouse though!

I'm thinking those things are maybe pate molds....or you could probably make really cute jellies (you call it jell-o I think) using them too.

Headmistress, zookeeper said...

The copper shapes are molds for gelatin or aspic salads.

Lisa said...

I'm getting chills thinking about all this stuff for FREE! Lucky you!

And I don't really get those tins either...my grandma has a fish one hanging in her kitchen and I never knew what it was for...

Danielle and Clint said...

I am glad you showed that inner voice who is boss! I love the idea of putting the little gifts in the glass dome.

Dragonfly Treasure said...

OOO I got so excited for you as you were approaching the tables!! LOL Free! Thats when I tell the kids to just start grabbing!! LOL
Some great finds....hmmm I think our IV's know each other...
*hugs*deb

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Sara @ Russet Street Reno said...

That's pretty awesome that you were able to get that stuff for free. I would've loved to see you shuffling back and forth like a weirdo!

Marla @ Always Nesting said...

FREE???? Girl, you scored! I instantly saw potential to redo the dome - I'd paint the wood base black. The wreath - a touch more ribbon and it's stunning, the tree topper - spray paint it red or blue for 4th of July, the molds I believe are jello molds. Can you just imagine those spray painted different complementary colors to match your kitchen and hung on the wall? I'm thrilled just getting to see all your free stuff :)

Debbie said...

Cute stuff there girl! Hey maybe they are jello molds? I have no clue, too fancy for me, I don't bake much.

Karie's Chic Creations said...

Hellooooo Cape on The Corner! Great Christmas stuff you found! And thank you for stopping by my blog. It is always good to hear from you. Have a great week. Karie

Elaine said...

Wow! it isn't often you get something for free and you got some wonderful goodies

Vintagesouthernlife said...

Great Christmas finds and you can't beat free! I love the little packages in the cheese dome.So simple but perfect for the kitchen.
Now where is my cheese dome?
Have a great week-end, Annette

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I can just see you, torn between two tables...free or something you might really need...go for both and you did. I love the cheese dome, on the candle holder with the small presents in it. Perfect and I must say I love the little tree and wreath also. Great shopping. Thanks for joining JFF!!

Oonafey said...

I can't believe you got all that stuff for free! I love the cheese dome. I wanted to buy one at Ikea and my mom was all "What do you need that for?" And now I regret listening to her. Well, actually I regretted it as soon as we left town, but now I regret it again!

Mimi said...

You found some great things for free!

Rita E said...

Wow, you got some great stuff! I always say: cheap is good, but free is better! Came by way of Thrifty Thursday ... thanks for sharing.

Jill said...

So how come you always find all this free stuff?? I once got a dresser from the side of the road for free, I guess.... but no piles of free stuff to pick and choose from!

Ok - my thrifty find was a game of twister from the charity shop this morning for $4! Looks like it's never been played - seems brand new, and best of all one of my daughters has just discovered 'finger twister"??? at school, and I was telling her about the REAL twister! Now she can try it for herself! (after I wrap it and put it under the tree of course!) so making it a thrifty Christmas find!!

:)

Susan said...

You got some really good stuff for free!! I love putting the little gifts under the glass. What a neat idea!!

Carmie of the Single Nester said...

Awesome finds! You did good!