Last weekend was probably the last group of sales for me for the season. I found lots of vintage Christmas items which I have been rushing to list and they have been selling quickly. I went to a church Christmas sale that had some “Grandma’s Attic” tables. I picked up this dancing Otagiri Santa Claus music box, a pair of Christmas reindeer, a set of winking mugs featuring Santa and Mrs. Claus, a wooden family on a sled from Sweden, a wind up Santa riding a tricycle and a Christmas stocking for a dog. So far the Otagiri round music box has sold for $30, the pair of winking mugs has sold for $30 and the reindeer sold for $20.
Two other Christmas items found at a thrift store and a tag sale are this Putz church ornament and a Christmas music box house from 1983.
I also found some toys to list. This small apple with four wooden pigs inside is marked Japan and sold for $31 with free shipping. Years ago I found a similar wooden apple but that one had a tea set inside. I found a set of Powerpuff Girls figures also.
I also bought two dolls. The first is a Kit American Girl doll which was $15 at an estate sale. American Girl dolls don’t bring as much as they used too but I am hoping to still get a profit from her. The second doll is a Sigikid by artist Sabine Esche. She was $7 at a rummage sale and I think she has a beautiful face and outfit.
In the miscellaneous department I bought a set of framed butterflies which sold for $30. This is the second set of butterfly specimens I have sold this year. This set includes the blue iridescent butterfly which is very collectible. I also bought a Desimone Italian plate. I have sold several pieces in this style this year but this is the largest one I have found measuring about 12″ in diameter. They have a very distinctive abstract, primitive style.
Well I guess if that has to be the last weekend of sales for a while, it was a pretty good one. Now I’m going to go cry for a little while. Happy Holiday everyone!!