Thursday, December 11, 2008

Attic Treasures... Hidden for Seven Years...

How on Earth did this happen?!?

Yesterday I ventured up into the attic with my Husband... He wanted me to show him which boxes to bring down for Christmas decorating... I rarely go to the attic, and was overwhelmed by the number of containers marked "Christmas"... they all ended up downstairs... Many of them had belonged to his Mom, and had been in our attic for the past 7 years... I had no idea they were there... and I was amazed at some of the treasures I found as I began to go through things...

There were alot of rather large Die Cuts of Holiday images... These beautiful Victorian children are covered with glitter...


I discovered a Vintage ceramic Santa Claus bank... He's sitting on the Toddler chair that belongs to my oldest son...

Santa's "fur" is done in "Spaghetti Trim"...

He certainly has a Jolly look on his face, doesn't he?!

The gold accents were showing very little wear and he's in terrific condition! And, no, there was no money inside of him... I checked!

I also found 2 large Die Cuts of those cute Campbell's Soup Kids... They're ready for Christmas!

Isn't she adorable with her reindeer apron and lil Elf helper at her side?!

I let out a lil squeal of delight when I saw these 4 precious deer peeking out at me with their sweet big eyes... I just Love deer...

They were hiding behind this Brandy Snifter filled with Vintage glass ornaments! By the time I made these discoveries, I was extremely exhausted... but I wanted to snag a few photos... I know they're not top quality, my hands were shaking, but I still wanted to share them... I guess I am just so amazed that I found them after all of these years!

I did not clean anything before taking photos...

I wonder how many ornaments are in there?!

Several different sizes...

Lots of colors...

Sadly, I did notice alot of broken ornaments in some boxes...

Also, there are just tons 'n tons of Hallmark ornaments, all in their original boxes... I also saw 3 boxes of Dept. 56 Snowbabies...

I'm looking forward to going through everything when I feel better... it very well may take a few months... and for sure I will be selling alot of what I find... I hope you enjoyed seeing some of my Attic Treasures... please come back soon to see more! Is everyone done with their decorating? I wonder if I'm the only one that doesn't have their tree up, still... Ohhh My! Hopefully we will soon be ready...

God bless...

Until another time... Pearl

6 comments:

ksarra said...

Wow, Pearl, your hidden treasures are amazing! Like opening a big, wonderful, unexpected Christmas package!

Deb said...

Wow Pearl! I can't wait to see more! These are really great! And full of the things that you love. The vintage children, I know you're not strong but I would be barreling through that stuff if it took me all night and day. DEb

Rue said...

How wonderful Pearl! I can't wait to see what else you have up there :)

I hope you get your tree up soon. I'm STILL not finished decorating... ugh.

hugs,
rue

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

AWESOME....AWESOME...AWESOME...
What a great find and to think you may sell some of them??!! I call ..first dibs.. LOL ..
I would come over and "help" if I could. Can't wait to see more and that little special surprise that you have...
Take care.
Love,
Deb

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Looks like you've found a treasure chest. I love those Campbell Kids, they're special in my book. All those vintage ornaments are gorgeous too... Hmmm, I wonder what else could be hiding up there? Maybe Santa?
What a wonderful find!
xoxo~Tracie

Melinda Cornish said...

I had that exact Santa piggy bank when I was a little kid...Your pictures always bring back great memories! Melinda