Monday, March 14, 2011

Thrift Haul: Lucky Modern Yard Sale Finds

I scored big at two yard sales this weekend. The first one had boxes upon boxes of retro treasure to sort through, the second one had the Mid Century Modern China Cabinet pictured above. I paid $15 for the classic piece! (Less than the Walmart particleboard bookshelves that sat in its place.)

Of course, I uncovered a smattering of other vintage finds. Some will be revealed in more detail after some cleaning and fresh coats of paint.

I found some lovely books- and even some book art. All are destined for my antique store booth; after I peek through 'em...

I wish my camera accurately captured the beauty and depth of this large 70s wall hanging. There's a layer of gauze that makes the whole piece mimic diffused light. It's like a window view of  a real forest.

I've never seen anything like these antique conversation cards. I got all three for 50 cents. The price was tragically scribed on the front of the box with sharpee.

Other than the gorgeous mid century modern china cabinet, my favorite find was this set of 50s Siestaware. I love the colorful tiki theme! You can see more detailed photos of this set on my Thrift Collect post Siestaware: 1950s and Tiki for the Win!

What did you find while thrifting this weekend?
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41 comments:

  1. Well Van, where do I start...
    I could go on and on (and on!) about all of the amazingly wonderful things you found on the weekend but that would be gushing, so I wont. Let's just say I am very envious of your finds and remarkable luck.

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  2. Great finds! Can't wait to see more. :)

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  3. Love the China Cabinet, 70's wall hanging and your tiki cups - great finds! :)

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  4. I am so in love with that China cabinet! I would love that, I can see it in my home! $15 was a steal! I have some glasses like that but don't know much about them. You really had a great weekend!

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  5. Love the China cabinet and the book painting! Makes me want to play hooky today and go thrifting!

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  6. I am so in love with that Mid Century Modern China Cabinet!!!!!! You are so lucky!

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  7. That cabinet looks fantastic, well done!

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  8. Beautiful cabinet lady! You southerners have an advantage by being able to HAVE yard sales in the months we're freezing our butts off up here :P

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  9. cool cabinet. thrift shops are so great for furniture - some of my favourite furniture pieces have been thrifted. they have so much character compared to particle board, utilitarian cheap stuff! the books and cards are amazing too.

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  10. My goodness! $15 for that amazing china cabinet? That's the best thrift score I've ever seen!

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  11. Wow you got some great stuff, love the cabinet.

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  12. That china cabinet was a real score!

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  13. I am seriously speechless over that cabinet. That...is...amazing! Score BIG for you! :)

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  14. Your cabinet may be the score of all scores...lovely!

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  15. Oh my goodness! You really did find some amazing things. What an awesome score that cabinet was, and the price!!! WOW! Can't be beat! Thanks for visiting my blog. I am so glad you did because it allowed me to find your's here. Fabulous blog!

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  16. Love those yard sales, can't wait for things to start getting busy as the weather warms. You really found some great items, congrats!

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  17. Everything is wonderful...but I especially love the 70's wall hanging! ah!

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  18. That cabinet is awesome!!! YAY

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  19. Love that cabinet! Yard sales are the best!

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  20. love the cabinet - so so so so awesome!

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  21. I am so in love with that china cabinet. So much better than any walmart particle piece and the price is unbelievable.

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  22. Great piece, can't believe that price, wow! My mom had one it has two sliding glass panels, she was going to leave it when she sold her house... it's mine now- love it.

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  23. Jen: I can see where mine was supposed to have sliding glass panels in the front. Mine has some damage to be sure (faux wood laminate coming off the pine in places) - but it was $15! Can't argue with that price!

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  24. 15 bucks, are you kidding me? Great deal!! Oh and I found you via twitter.

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  25. That cabinet is a true find indeed!! It's gorgeous. And I spy a Bantam suitcase. Lucky you.

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  26. Did you wear a mask and hold a gun when you bought that china cabinet?? What a steal! Great find!

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  27. Wow what a great cabinet love it well done you.

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  28. 15 buckaroos?!?!?!?! That's crazy! NICE job!

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  29. Van,
    That cabinet is soooooooooooo amazing! I love it! And I love how you've already made it look so right at home in your place.
    As Tony the Tiger would say, "It's Ggggreat!"

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  30. Zigsma: For a second I read that as "Batman suitcase" and got excited! "I have a batman suitcase in my house?! Where!?"

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  31. Those are some amazing finds. That china cabinet is awesome, and love those tiki themed tumblers. I really need something to store inventory, and some type of cabinet is what I'm looking for I think. So would you mind sending a bit of the china cabinet luck my way now? Lol.

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  32. Get outta here! That's fantastic. I love seeing a great thrifty find and it looks so perfect and gorgeous in your home!

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  33. Beautiful Stuff! Love love love those lil' shot glasses!

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  34. Amber: They're actually awesome tall tumblers! Perfect for a summer day in Florida :)

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  35. My mouth is still hanging open in awe. That cabinet is to die for! Totally awesome score!!

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  36. Bounty Huntress: Thank you! After this find, it will be hard to control my appetite for mod furniture.

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  37. my mouth hung open when i saw that cabinet. i am INFINITELY jealous! especially for $15!!

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