Friday, April 1, 2011



While out and about after a dental appointment yesterday, I stopped at one thrift shop - yes, just one. I wasn't looking for anything in particular and surely didn't need anything. Browsing thrift shops is sometimes a way of rewarding myself for "being good" at the dentist or allergist office. The dental appointment had been a bit frustrating because I learned I'll need to go back again on Saturday. To get my mind off of that, I went thrifting.The one and only thing I bought there was the first item I saw as I walked in the door. I asked a clerk for help in checking to make sure the item lit up as it was supposed to, and when it did, I said I'd take it. Today I did a little research and found out my thrift shop treasure is a Charles Wysocki collectible called "Purr-fect Christmas". I'll need to store it until the holidays but I'm sure I can find a place for it. When I happen upon something as cute as this, I buy first and find a home for it later. I just love this little sleigh full of kitties - as if I need more cats. Oh well.

This is one of the listings I found for my new treasure:

PURR-FECT CHRISTMAS Sleigh Figurine by Charles Wysocki. Illuminated Santa Sleigh figurine inspired by famed cat artist Charles Wysocki.Very collectible. Hand-cast and hand-painted with over 50 shimmering white LED lights. Includes golden metal runners, a dangling red lantern and leather-like straps. Powered by AC adapter, included or batteries (not included). Size 13"Hx10"W. Product SKU: 01-26327-002 Quantity: 1 Price: $250.00

I paid $14.95 - not bad, huh?


Firecracker Kid said...

Oh my goodness, you found a treasure hon! That's adorable with all the kitties:) I love it! I'll bet it made you feel so much better. I would go ahead and display it now.

Merilyn said...

I think it's very cute indeed!!! There is so much to see in this figurine, what a great find!!!

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

I loved before I knew it was a rocking good deal! Lucky gal!

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

oh my gosh did you get a steal on that or what..and kittys to boot..I have never seen anything like it..I love it..its are you ready: ppuuurrrffeeeccttt!!!

pammi said...

purrfect for you ♥

Anonymous said...

I LOVE-LOVE-LOVE the sleigh with the kitties on it. Too cute and what a bargain!!!!