Christmas crap

Posted by Jenny in Grab Bag | 5 Comments

I know we always slow down on posts at this time of year, but it’s been getting ridiculous. Nearly two months without a post! Though it hasn’t been quite that long without a sale. I have hit two separate estate sales, hoping to find either good stuff or interestingly bad stuff, but they were both a bust: decent but unexciting items, nothing breathtakingly awful, no frightening or hilarious encounters with other shoppers to report. Though possibly if Vintage Picker Ryan Gosling had gotten there early to snag the #1 spot, they might’ve been better.

But really, I think hibernating from sales is a good plan around this time of year. So let’s just revisit a few holiday-riffic gems from older days! Starting with this gem from our most Christmassy post ever, guest star Leslie’s romp through the 1978 Swiss Colony Christmas catalog.

Heavenly Hash

There was the time Meghan leaped into a gingerbread man yard sale sign to provide some comedy gold …

Gingerbread Meghan

… and the early ’40s Boeing magazine with an interesting take on the Christmas spirit.

Um ... Merry Christmas?

And naturally, we’ve seen (and occasionally purchased) mounds and mounds of Christmas crap at sales throughout the years.

Hello Santa


Games and Jesus


Gingerbread structure

Tree full of Santa hats

Still life with major award

Need a sweater?

Flea Sign with Santa

Owl ornaments

Junk In My Trunk 5-23-09

So may the spirit of peace be with you this holiday season.

Give Peace A Chance

And here’s to some amazing yard sale scores (and stories) in 2012!

5 Responses to Christmas crap

  1. tracey says:

    Wait…I want those carolling kiddos!!!!!

  2. Eleanor says:

    Christmas Greetings from the East Coast! Love your blog. I think they get into YARD SALE signage a lot out where you are more than here. We are lucky here in PA to find a sign that you can read! Good luck in 2012!!! Looking forward to some fun reading and great finds!

  3. Melissa says:

    Oh Christmas crap, oh Christmas crap
    We often fall into your trap!
    We point and laugh at hokey junk –
    But then you wind up in our trunk!

    We’re helpless in your jolly grasp
    Tho you may bite us in the @ss!
    Oh Christmas crap devoid of cheer –
    Wait, how much is that blow-up deer?!

    Merry Christmas to all and may Santa bring you the yard-sale find of your dreams. XO

  4. Jenny says:

    WOW Melissa … well done!

  5. SixBalloons says:

    I am still kicking myself for not buying a tacky Xmas sweater earlier in December! Oh well I know for next year.

    Those carollers and the leg lamp are oh so terrible.