Monday, May 2, 2011

Thrift Haul: Vintage Treasures from St. Augustine

Did you go an adventure this weekend? Saturday I explored my favorite city, St. Augustine. On the way to the beach I hit up all my favorite thrifts, yielding some lovely treasures. 'Twas a lovely full day of hunting, beaching, and bar hopping in the evening. Like a true thrift-geek, the highlight of the weekend is the vintage finds!

Barbara, who sells a huge variety of vintage in a favorite hidden gem thrift shop (I've written about here and here) gave me this set of vintage cups (coffee cup sets, I believe) for $5.00. I love the wood grain and the colors!

This cute animated owl couldn't be left behind, even for the lofty price of $10.00. The style reminds me of cartoons from the 20s, and I love the wink. I was going to sell it but he's winking at me from the fridge and I like it.

I have more cookie jars than a person who doesn't eat cookies needs...but he may be here to stay!

Barbara let me have this teapot for free and when I told her I'm always hunting for boat art, she also let me have the vintage nautical boat art piece pictured below!

Look closely and you'll see hallmarks of a nautical scene. A setting sun, a small boat on the horizon, billowing clouds. I love the message, and how the boat is so small in the composition, eclipsed by the sea and the words. Every time I look at this I'll remember to continue embarking on random adventures!

What did you find on your vintage hunt this weekend?
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31 comments:

  1. My treasure hunting was sad and sorry I love that owl and teapot Id keep both.

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  2. OH MY! That little owl is so precious! I am so in love! Amazing finds this week my dear. You are so inspiring!
    Sophie x

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  3. Not much found for me this weekend but today I found YOUR BLOG (through Apron Thrift Girl) - score! Love your finds. Will be following.

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  4. Great stuff as usual Van...I love it all!

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  5. I love the colors of your coffee cup sets, and what a deal for so many! The owl cookie jar is so fun - I would definitely keep it.

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  6. LOVE the owl cookie jar. and those cups are a great score!

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  7. Hey Van

    Those cups are so unique and amazing. I've never seen anything like them! Great finds. I also had a great time at a Rummage Sale this weekend.
    Check out my loot!

    Shannon
    http://acountrygirlinthecity.blogspot.com/2011/05/thrifty-weekend-finds-rummage.html

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  8. Wow! Great finds! I can't wait until garage sale season starts here. Still a little too cold. Soon...very soon...

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  9. I unearthed some great finds this weekend too! But I do love that winking owl of yours. He has personality.

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  10. Those cups brought up some long forgotten memory and now its driving me insane. They go to another dish set, have a name...GOTTA figure it out! Great colors aren't they. The owl, he will keep you happy, he should totally stay.

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  11. The cups and owl are super cute.

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  12. I love all these owls, mostly because my mother used to collect owl stuff. I also love St Augustine and hope to go there (by boat from NC) this coming Christmas. I'll be sure to go thrifting. Thanks for commenting on my blog.

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  13. Super-fun finds! Love them! I just found some vintage dollhouse miniatures at the coast yesterday. I'll be featuring it on my blog later today. Thrifting is the best! :-)

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  14. I found a few fashion accessories this weekend.

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  15. Often your finds leave me jealous, this time is no different.

    Love both the owl & the cups.

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  16. Really diggin' the mugs and the ship wheel wall art. Great finds!

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  17. LOVE. love LOOOOVE! the owl cookie jar!! I've been on a mission for one for a LONG time!! GREAT FIND!

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  18. Thrifty Tuesdays: I was surprised to see it just sitting there on the shelf, unchipped, prestine, and winking. He's a sexy muse, he is!

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  19. Thanks for visiting my blog. I love your blog, I wish I have your determination to set up my own antique booth. I am going to read your archives for inspiration.

    J.
    http://adimpleate.wordpress.com

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  20. That winking owl is killing me! He's saucy AND cute! What a great find. I really love that ship wheel too. That's the phrase I'm going to think of next time I'm overwhelmed by life. Great finds, Van!

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  21. I noticed that, too, Flo. He's a saucy one, this owl.

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  22. Wow those cups are so pretty! This weekend I scored some fun stuff :P

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  23. Love those cups, and wow you got a lot of them too!

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  24. lovely finds as usual, the vintage cups are so pretty!

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  25. The cups are so unique- definitely digging the woodgrain! And good call on keeping the owl cookie jar- he's fabulous!

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  26. THOSE CUPS!! I love all the colors and the wood grain, they look a bit like the ones that used to hold paper cones of coffee.

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  27. Oh how I love that Owl! That is adorable and I can see why it couldn't be left behind. Thanks for sharing. Great finds, all.

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  28. Hello, I'll be spending a month in St. Augustine this summer. Where/what are the CHEAP (but good!) thrift stores there? Great site! And thank you!

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  29. And, hello from NYC!

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  30. Anonymous: All of them? ;) E-mail me at info@thriftcore.com and I'll send you the address to my favorites? The one where I bought the cups from always has cheap vintage treasures.

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