Thursday, August 14, 2008

Vintage Thingies Thursday Ornament

My vintage thingy for this week's Vintage Thingies Thursday has nothing to do with the kitchen but I am sharing it anyway. Recent blog posts from Twyla and Elizabeth about Christmas ornaments got me thinking about my own ornament collection. My mom still buys my sister and me an ornament every year, and most of them are from Hallmark, but my first Hallmark one came from our next-door neighbor at the time, Mrs. Rose. It's the reindeer from the Tree Treats Collection (I just found out that out). I've always liked him because he looks like a sugar cookie and I like cookies.


And, this is the back.



About ten years ago, I saw this ornament for sale at some kind of collectibles show and it was going for $100. That one was still in the original box. Out of curosity, I just checked online and found one for sale for $30 and another (out of the box) for $105.

Hmm. $105 would buy me an a bunch of embroidery patterns. And, an apron or two. And, some Bazooka.

Just kidding. I couldn't sell mine. Besides, just because someone is selling it for that much doesn't mean someone will pay that much, right?

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21 comments:

Amy said...

I agree, I would never pay that much. To me, if I can get it cheaper then why pay too much in the first place? There will always be more lovely decorations and patterns and aprons coming along for sale that are better and less expensive but I DO love your ornament you found though :-)

Coloradolady said...

I think that ornament is just too cute. Can you believe the price? I would not pay that for it, but would really like to come across one. Great post.

eileen said...

I think maybe hallmark stuff is all very collectible.
Cute ornament! Looks just like a cookie.

Jennifer said...

I can see someone being willing to pay that much for it if they had one of their own that was lost or destroyed and it had high sentimental value to them. Would I? Probably not, but as my husband says, "Things are worth what people are willing to pay for them."

Yes, my name is Arizona said...

I wouldn't pay $105 for an ornament either, but it is really cute. Is it a particular brand?

Yes, my name is Arizona said...

Oh, duh. I just reread the top part of your post and saw its a Hallmark ornament.

PS: I'm a Bazooka fan, too. lol!

Threeundertwo said...

You can still think to yourself that it's *worth* that much! Makes it a real treasure.

I just started giving my kids annual ornaments last year - embroidered of course. I think having the date makes ornaments so much more special.

Jamie said...

Oh, that is really cute. I don't think I could get rid of it, either.

ellen b said...

Ok the reality that my early married life is now considered vintage just hit me like a ton of bricks. I'm vintage. hmmm. I kind of like the sound of that. The ornament is and will be a treasure...

Twyla and Lindsey said...

I loved seeing your ornament. It is too cute. One of the reasons those early Hallmarks were so valuble is that they didn't make that many of them. They hadn't gotten as popular as they are today. You have a treasure because of what it means to you. My husband is always saying (when I tell him how much it's worth), "Yeah, but is anybody gonna pay that much for it?"
Have a good day! Twyla

Elizabeth said...

Another thing that makes this cutie more valuable besides its age is the fact that it is part of a collection and someone may need it to complete that set. I paid $50.00 last Christmas for the first in the "Windows on the World" series that my father had never been able to get because he didn't notice the series until year 2. It was a "good" price though, since I saw it on some sites for more thant 100!

Jennifer said...

That is too cute! I couldn't sell it because of the memories.

You never know what something will sell for on ebay. I had a set of identical salt and pepper shakers once. The first set sold for $20 something. I was happy. The next set sold for over $100! I was even happier. You just never know.

Beth Ann said...

Thanks for stopping by!
I would not sell your ornament either- it is too cute! ;)

Her Shabbiness said...

I love your blog!! Thanks for visiting mine today. I see you have a Shih Tzu. I love my Shih, Bibi. She used to be on myspace too, but I didn't have time to keep up with it.
I love the ornament. I reminded me that Christmas is about 4 months away. I'd keep that cute little ornament. Especially since it holds so many memories. (I can never sell anything).
I saw in your profile that you want to marry your iPod. I had to laugh because I know what you mean. What did we ever do without those things?? I guess we used Walkmans and cassette tapes. Glad those clunky days are long gone!
It was nice visiting your blog. Have a good one!
~Melissa

sista #2 said...

Hallmark makes the best ornaments!!!!

Love it



peace
#2

Lil_Birdie said...

He looks just like a sugar cookie , very cute :)


You would be surprised at what some people will pay for vintage things if you still have the original box.

Niki said...

That ornie is adorable! Hey Patty, I survived my first HE** week at school LOL. You can see my newest update at my blog. Oh ya, and I'm selling a custom quilt on there as well for 40 bucks, please spread the good word, if ya like. I'd appreciate it bunches. Have an awesome weekend! niki :)

Lil_Birdie said...

Check your email ;)

Anne said...

I love old ornaments, especially if the date is on them.

The Apron Queen said...

I've seen some of my treasures online too. Very tempting, but I mostly hang onto my favorites.

Jewelgirl said...

You never know what people will
pay right? But it is a cookie!!!!
You never know what a cute sweet
cookie starved ornament buyer might buy it for! :) LOL