christmas in july

I was never good at economics class in college. I am still not sure of the difference between macroeconomics and microeconomics. I think I took one class and not the other.

However, I did comprehend supply and demand. For example, there is a low demand for vintage Christmas in July. But there is a large supply that I stumbled upon which equals a low, low price for me! Much lower than they would be in December when the demand is back up.

I love retro glassware but try not to buy too much because it’s a pain to store. Here are some Happy Holidays glasses.

And Seasons Greetings glasses in the same style.

And some classic holly glasses.

You know how almost everyone did ceramics in the 70s? I think this holly candy dish was a staple or prerequisite of some sort. I’ve seen tons of them and have sold quite a few.

I love checking the bottom of the handmade ceramics to see what the person inscribed. Usually there is a date – 72 on this one.

I have never seen a holly cake stand. I suppose most of them broke in the last 40 years. I just love this cute little guy.


And there it is. The predictable inscription with a date. I wonder who Marge is and how she managed to keep her cake stand from breaking.

I also picked up this cute candy dish complete with retro tree image and font. It is very reflective.

I will tuck these mid-century gems away for a few months until swim suit season is behind us and we’re ready for an egg nog toast. Mmm, egg nog.

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10 thoughts on “christmas in july

  1. Love the Happy Holiday glasses. I need to find some of those. I, too, have the holly candy dish. I will have to check the bottom next time I have it out. For some reason, I thought it actually was a Lefton but maybe it is a hand made piece. Merry Christmas!

  2. Hi Dana-

    Thanks for visiting my blog. It is always so nice to connect with other Phila area bloggers. I know you said you have a place in Cape May. Do you live there year round? We had a great time on Sat thrifting. You have to join us for the 2nd annual one next year.

    Funny seeing the glasses in the third photo. We saw a lot of them at Impact – one of the stores we went to. I have them myself and so did Holly 9another blogger who came thrifting). They were a free gift from Sears way back in the late 80’s for signing up for a Sears charge card. I love them – I bring them out every Christmas and are still in perfect shape.
    My best- Diane

  3. What great finds…especially that lovely candy dish! I don’t know what it is about my local Goodwill, but they don’t seem to lower the prices on holiday items at any time of the year other than immediately after that holiday (and not even always then). All the same, I have found some fantastic vintage Christmas goodies and even at “regular” price they’re a great deal.

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