I love vintage. I've been known to buy a thing or two at a craft store (like a needle point) simply b/c I know someone spent time making it, and I'm offended by the person who dared to sell it. Vintage ornaments have a special place in my heart. I love that once upon a time they sat on someone else tree, (hopefully) overlooking Christmas gifts, Christmas dinners, family visits, and I feel it's my duty to give them a new home!
I buy them individually, or, occasionally, by the box. I found this tree topper on ebay. I've been obsessed with these indented ornaments for YEARS now.
In fact, last year, I went a little nuts and bought several boxes of these Santa Land ornaments on ebay.
I love that they are hand painted (in Poland?) and each so different.
I put them on a little tinsel tree I had (from Hobby Lobby...it has a few more years until it's considered vintage).
I feel like I'm running a rescue of sorts. I rescue Christmas memories, and give them a few more to add to their collection of Christmas stories. At least that's my excuse for buying too many ornaments when I already have so many!