Monday, May 9, 2011

Thrift Haul: Cartoons, Toys, Memories

I did a little thrifting with Mom on Sunday and found some more irresistible toy and cartoon bits. I circled the Goodwill a few times, trying to resist the collection of Dragon Ball Z VHS tapes, but failed. Couldn't resist! I used to watch Dragon Ball all the time in middle school, sometimes my friends would roll on the floor laughing from it- more from the unintentional than the intentional comedy.

 [Every VHS but the Tree of Life Movie is in the original Japanese, yay!]

$5.00 isn't too bad for some fond Dragon Ball marathon memories, right? Now I have to have more of them! I love how redundant the storyline gets and how over-the-top the expressions are in the Z series! (The cool retro-style robot was $1.00 at the flea market, I went late in the day so it was my only find. )

By the way, I ran into a local reader at a Goodwill for the first time this weekend. Thank you for reading every post Trilas, it means a lot to me! I snagged this cute and colorful set of 60s Japanese mugs for $1.77 at the same Goodwill.

I love how they stack, very convenient. I also love the pattern across the middle, they are somehow tiki-like, and I love that. Did I ever tell you that >I fantasize about living in a retro tiki-themed straw hut? I love anything that even remotely has that aesthetic.

A final find was this set of vintage looking cards. I might try to sell them individually and see what happens, I want to stage a second vintage kitchen themed booth at the antique store next.

What did you find this weekend? 
Daily thrifting updates, information, & Inspiration: Follow Thrift Core on Twitter and Facebook.


  1. Those mugs! Something so cozy and coffee klatchy about them. Terrific finds.

  2. Your post is making me feel really old.
    My son was into teenage mutant ninja turtles.

    I think a vintage kitchen theme sounds wonderful.

  3. Oh wow. I found that exact robot from a flea market last year! He's hanging around on the science fiction shelf of my bookcase. I too paid $1 for him. Neat!

  4. Love the robot and the mugs - don't remember Dragonball, but my 3 and 6 year old are into Scooby-Doo, they've made several new series, but right now are showing the ones I remember from the 80s!

    I've been nostalgic this week, but for childhoods I didn't even experience - I've just done a post on my old school girl annuals, full of adventures for boarding school pupils called Joan or Beryl!

  5. DearHelenHartman: That's the perfect set of adjectives for them, "cozy and coffee klatchy"!

    Dogsmom: I was into Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in elementary school...well, I'm still in TMNT, actually :). I still have my favorite Ninja turtles posters and movies. The Thrifts can't have 'em!

    Jackie: I love that you found the same guy for the same price...also at a flea market! :)

    Lakota: I'm -always- nostalgic for childhood bits, I've never grown out of it. I'll have to check out your post!

  6. stacking mugs is a good thing - i have such limited cupboard space i think i might have to try and find more mugs that do that! i did some thrifting this weekend too - a local thrift shop/employment training centre is closing its doors so everything is 50% off. i found some awesome capris and shorts and am heading back there today with my mom to do a little late-mother's-day thrifting together. i'll blog about that this week.

  7. ah yes, dragonball - dang was that so long ago? =) Nice finds, I see mugs like that every so often and it kills me not to pick 'em up - but I've been trying.

  8. Angelika: I -love- it when Thrift Stores have huge sales. Sounds like you scored!

    A La Modern: You have more restraint that I! I need to borrow some...

  9. Van - I love those mugs! Great finds! I'm a tiki junkie too. I just came across this weekend when I was researching an ashtray. It's a guide to tiki places around the country. I've got a new list of tiki places to check out and can't wait!

  10. I saw those mugs at goodwill but i put them back. regrets, regrets, regrets. But then I saw you pick them up, atleast I can visit them in your blog.

  11. Loving your treasure finds, I had luck this week, thou I will be invoking the thrift god so I will have better luck this week end since I'll be on Texas :D

  12. Flo: Oh hell yes, I'm going to check out that guide. I bet a lot of those Tiki places are here in Florida, and I'll be visiting all of them if possible :)

    Syctrilas: I was a bad girl, I already have way more Coffee mugs than people living in this house. (I am the only one. The ONLY one.)

  13. Miss Lou: Good luck in Texas! I'm sure the Thrift God will bring plenty of finds!

  14. Isn't thrifting the best?! Ahhh I am totally addicted. So glad you stopped by my blog because it led me to YOURS..I am going to be doing a weekly thrifting find post starting Thursday so stop by again to check it out.

    Delighted Momma

  15. Dragonball holds a special place in my childhood memories. Sweet score!

  16. That robot is so fun! I would have snatched him right up, too.


I love reading your comments. Thank you for adding to the discussion! I always reply to any and all questions.

Like us on Facebook

Related Posts with Thumbnails