Speaking of Christmas Creep...we got into a bit of it ourselves with a few purchases at a garage sale in our neighborhood last week.
I couldn't pass this guy up and I think he'll go great amongst our collection of other vintage Santas in our holiday decor. The most recent example of one of these guys here. And, here's another one with Spaghetti Trim.
This one is old, but I'm not certain the exact date of manufacture. As you can see below, it is a bank, but it also has a "Made in Japan" sticker on it, so that gives it some historical markers and places it amongst the rest of our collection.
Pay no attention to the price tag on this one. Every year we go to the Vintage Christmas show, we always pay quite a bit more for these ceramic guys, so I was thrilled to find a deal like this.
I'll post about the rest of the stuff we bought, but after putting together a 'package deal', I think we paid less than even what they were asking here ($0.50).