Welcome to the Tami Countdown to Christmas. This annual event began in 2011. The links to previous year's countdowns are set out at the end of this post. Half-finished cross stitch Santa was a thrift shop find.
Could. not. restrain myself when this lot of 9 Bing & Grondahl 1960s Christmas plates came up for sale online. They were a STEAL at $3.50 per plate, shipping cost included. I will show off these nine throughout the countdown. 💜
Today's plate is from 1990. I pick up any books on the items I collect and this one came into my possession through Goodwill, Christmas Plates from Royal Copenhagen and Bing & Grondahl (2004). A 20-year old book of 240 full color pages (retail priced $49.95). I bet some of the values have gone down. The plate above was listed at $50-$70. Collector plates are a tough sell, no wonder I scored my box of 9 for next to nothing.
What I am listening to - A Carmel Christmas. These posts really are a delight to compose. I discover new holiday music and try to include the related YouTube videos of CD performances. I will also highlight my vinyl aka record albums of Christmas music.
I listen through each of these thrift shop rescued-CDs I collect annually. I keep telling myself - you've got to let them go~but then there are those like this one. A keeper.