Monday, September 20, 2010

Thrift Haul of Vintage Bits and Bobs


It was hard to exercise restraint this weekend with so many lovely vintage treasures and new shops to pillage. I'm pleased to report the hunt was fruitful.



Finally, I found my desired brass desk task lamp for $2.99! For now it sits at my landing pad, with a quick flick I illuminate the darkness as soon as I walk into my home with soft ambient lighting.



And hot damn, look at this cute owl cutting board! I almost left the thrift store without this beauty. (Tsk, rushing through the thrift stores is one of the Seven Deadly Thrifting Sins for a reason). If anyone is interest it's for sale on Etsy.



At age three I already had a strong background on horror movies, but nothing prepared me for the horror of the black-eyed, flame-haired beast that is Raggedy Ann. When mom presented me with a life-sized Raggedy Ann doll I fled, screaming in horror. It was banished to the basement, which remaiend a terrying place until the doll was exhiled from the home.

...Yet this wall hanging is charming in its own way. I like the mushroom and grass details and the bright colors. This will NOT hang on my walls, but it might look nice on yours! (Etsy Listing)



I also found cute vintage owl trivets at a brand new thrift store in St. Augustine (Etsy listing)



And two charming and funny framed cross stitched pieces and yet another brand new St. Augustine thrift destination (Etsy listing)

A few finds I forgot to take details shots of include:  
Brand New Shakira Oral Fixation CD ($1)
Vintage Wheat Print Pitcher ($.69 cents)
Amber Jar with Rubber Seal ($.50 cents)
Paymaster Check Printer with two ink refills ($5.00)

I'll update with my progress on the Smithsonian Crystal Growing Kit ($1.99) I found at a Goodwill. I can't wait to get started on it. I vividly recall childhood days of wanting this kit every time I visited museum gift shops but never having the funds for one. We'll see if it works soon enough!

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Blog post featured at: I Just Whipped Something Up Monday / Metamorphosis Monday / Making The World Cuter / Motivate Me Monday / Southern Hospitality Blog / Thrift Share Monday / Debbiedoo's Thrift Share / Twice Owned Party 

15 comments:

  1. Hot damn on the owl is right. Love the raggedy ann and andy. Brings back memories...my sister loved them and had the bedroom and the dolls, etc....sure wish she had some of it now. Thanks for joining me, I enjoyed my visit. Debbie

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  2. What a bunch of fun thrift finds! Love that owl cutting board!

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  3. Bounty Huntress- that's sweet of you, thanks for the etsy faving!

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  4. Hey thanks for your sweet comment! I love thrifting too and you've got some amazing finds!

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  5. thank you for visiting my blog! I love to go thrifting too, although I don't find as many great bargains as you do!!! I LOVE the owl cutting board, I would snatch that up in a heartbeat!

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  6. Oh you had me laughing out LOUD to your experience of Raggedy Ann and Andy. When I was about 12 my mom had those dolls made for all the kids. At first they were nice, but then they creeped all of us out so bad, she got rid of them. Glad to know I am not the only one!
    Great finds this week, and congrats on opening your ETSY store. With all your great finds, I know you'll do well!

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  7. Great finds. Thrifting is a favorite pass time for me too. My little sister had several Raggedy Ann dolls and loved them... but then she wasn't allowed to watch creepy movies, LOL.

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  8. Good grief what a good haul. I remember those kits as well. What fun. Hope it works for you!

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  9. oh my gosh I love you couch so much! Did the cushions come like that or did you do them? I have a very similar teak sofa, and I like how this has some arms. It's a little unpleasant to rest up against the wood...

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