Hello friends! Welcome to Thrill of the Hunt #38! Today I'm happy to share with you a few of my latest thrifty vintage finds. As usual it's an odd lot, so sit back with your cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate and let's get started.
As the saying goes, the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. My son picked up this vintage perpetual calendar at an estate sale. I've always loved the vintage vibe these cool desk accessories give off. And apparently so did he!
It's definitely a reminder of the Mad Men era. He 's chosen to keep it on his desk, which in this case is actually our dining room table where we home school. This way I get to look at it every day as well!
At the same estate sale he spied this adorable.....wait for it.......Swiss cow bell?
The woman there said it was a sheep bell. As we live in an area that's not hard to picture as having been quite rural at one time, we figured she was right. Come to find after a bit of research that it may actually be a Swiss cow bell.
The only photos I can find of anything similar online (brass bell with multicolored strap) are all Swiss cow bells. Either way this one does appear to be vintage and it's quite cute in and of itself, no matter its original purpose.
I picked up this vintage porcelain Inarco reindeer at the same estate sale for $2.00. Inarco stands for International Artware Corporation. An American company founded in 1960, Inarco hailed out of Cleveland, Ohio. The figurines were designed in the U.S. and then manufactured in Japan.
The black and gold foil sticker on the bottom says "Inarco" written over a globe and the word "Japan." Speaking of vintage reindeer, this is not the only one I've come across as of late.
I'm not sure what it is about vintage reindeer that speaks to me. At first I always think they're cute and then later decide that perhaps they're a bit odd looking. I was drawn to this crocheted vintage baby bootie turned Christmas ornament when I spied the vintage reindeer sitting smack dab in the middle of it. That sealed the deal for me.
Later I decided that the eyes are a bit weird, but still charming in their own vintage way!
I picked it up for $4.00 at the Randolph Street Holiday Market in Chicago a few weekends ago. Wish I had the other bootie as well!
I recently pulled out another one of my porcelain vintage reindeer to use as Christmas decor this year. My kids think it's "creepy" looking.
What say you? Vintage Reindeer: yay or nay?
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