As far as I am concerned, it is never too early to begin thinking about Christmas. I know that when I lived in Missouri, the summer was the best time to think about Christmas because that was the only time you were ever truly cool. Here in Oregon, it is slightly different--the evergreens are everywhere, which automatically lends to thinking about Christmas, AND the weather is never hot--so my thoughts have had a tendency to just stay in the Christmas mood.
Being that this is supposed to be about our buying and selling adventures, I might as well tell you that I have started bringing out the Christmas goodies to list and sell. I really have racked up quite a few over the last year!! It is really difficult for me to decide which items I part with. I would love to keep all of them, but I have to sell more than I decide to keep. I think that is a pretty fair deal.
A couple of months ago I found probably the largest ceramic Christmas tree that I have ever seen. It is in 3 parts...no base. I'm not even sure that it supposed to have a base. I have picked up a vintage color wheel for an aluminum Christmas tree. A Pottery Barn Kids Reindeer quilt, tons of vintage plastic garland and decorations. For myself I am keeping a group of Putz houses that were given to me. Some of them need repair. I don't think that I am crafty enough to do that, but Mark is! He might draw the line at doing paper crafts though. I have so much Christmas that I don't even know what I have! The piles are in the dining room waiting on me.
So, over the next week or so, be on the lookout for the Christmas invasion. It will be epic!
Of course, I have to include this picture of Mark and the blow mold Santa that we picked up. We were told that this was the Santa Claus that was placed in the Uniontown district here in Astoria every year. This one is a keeper for our front yard!
There is so much more and I have many pictures, but I don't want to spoil all of the fun for you! For now this is the tease that you get. Have a great day!