Monday, February 20, 2012

Thrift Haul: Four Fleas, Three Thrifts, and Tons of Toys

Last week was a whirlwind of creating, thrifting, and making a damn big mess. That's the best kind of thrifting and crafting! I hit up three thrift stores and four flea markets to yield a beautiful array of toys, merchandise, and more. I found everything I was looking for and even some things that have been on my to-find list for months!


I'm collecting Made in Japan goodies for an Etsy shop I'm going to relaunch so scooped up the four pots. I've been hunting for alphabet blocks like these for a while and finally found a big pile of them. Couldn't resist Crazy Eye Squirrel either. He's trippin' out, man!


I'm staging a vintage barware scene at my Southern Crossing Antique Mall booth to celebrate St. Patrick's day, so I scooped all of these cups up for a good deal.  I especially love the vintage pitcher.


And who can resist a couple of pretty Samsonite train cases? They cleaned up nicely and the insides are in good shape.


I'm doing tons of toy crafting behind-the-scenes (I'll show you what I've been up to soon) and had to restock on toys .Here you'll see neon cowboys and Indians and tons of army men. Also pictured, a tiny suitcase, picnic basket, and trio of lovely old thermoses.


Speaking of toys, had to grab this in-the-package Power Rangers mini transforming tooth brush! Only fifty cents. I'm not sure if I should attempt to sell it or take it out of the package and use it for sleepovers! (You're never too old for sleepovers. Come on over, we'll make a blanket fort and watch cartoons!)


Yuko is investigating a made in Japan bear, cue little girl planter,  art prints by "Huppe", and a pretty 50s sewing box of jewelry box thing I found for a song.


And even more toys! The View Master here is loaded with a Super Mario Brother's (from the live action portion of the TV show) 3D slide! I'll have to try to scan them someday. I bought a couple of decks of cards for packaging things and the little metal basket pictured, too. I love to use them fro retail staging.


I also found a couple of adorable purses and a little bunny change bank. I'm a little tempted to keep the Swiss style purse and rabbit, I'm a big bunny fan.


I got this whole haul of Ugly Dolls from the flea market fro $3.00 total! I've drooled over the displays of these dolls in my favorite toy stores for years, never daring to buy one, but always lusting for one.


They match the living room perfectly and make a fun alternative to throw pillows on my mod couch.


This pretty vintage blanket isn't bad as a table cloth! It would also make a cozy picnic blanket. Yuko seems to like it, maybe it will be a Yuko blanket! She doesn't have one of her own yet.


That wasn't even single thing I found this weekend, but you'll be seeing more in before and after and crafting posts. I have tons planned this week, so it's time for me to get back to work!

Remember, everything pictured is for sale. Drop me a line if you're interested in anything pictured in these thrift haul posts. I'll give you a good deal.

What did you find this weekend?

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36 comments:

  1. That must be some nut he has! LOL You scored huge!

    If you ever find yourself wanting for blog material, I'd love to hear more about packaging (the deck of cards intrigue me!) :)

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    1. I have one in the works :) Thanks for the suggestions, keep 'em coming.

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  2. That is a good deal on those Ugly Dolls! I love those things, but have never dared to buy them either.

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    1. Yep, you can't beat $3.00 each. They range from $10 to $40 each, aah!

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  3. fun stuff, I love the ugly dolls, the thermoses, picnic basket, suitcases....and the pink purse! I just posted my goodwill goods from last week on my blog!

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    1. Glad someone commented on the pink purse, I was iffy about it. Hopefully it shall sell soon, purses seem to do well.

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  4. The pink purse is great! I hand-paint my artwork on vintage purses and sell them in my Etst shop (MoMosMadness) so I'm always looking for vintage handbags, especially brightly colored ones. Pink is really hard to find!!
    I love your blog by the way, it's always so fun to see your finds!

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    1. Thank you, Dina! Glad I made the right call on the purse. I've been considering making a line of hand-painted purses and train cases, too.

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  5. I wish I could hit it so lucky here in Columbus, GA. Great stuff!!! I especially like that pink purse, the train cases and the toy assortment. Oh, and I love your Yuko (even though you probably had her already)! ;)

    (random sidenote: we have the same kitchen floor!)

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    1. The picking is quite overwhelming here. Tons of second hand shopping to be had in Florida!

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    2. so very jealous! but i am sure my wallet is thankful.

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  6. Those ugly dolls are soooooooo cute! And I love the bunny bank and the Samsonite train cases (they're way high up on my wish list).

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  7. OMG what a great deal on those Ugly dolls. Great finds

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  8. i love those ugly dolls, o my gosh. the picnic basket and blanket are great too. what do you do with the card decks? i'm curious to know how you use those in packaging.

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    1. They're great for jewelry, small ticket merch, attention-grabbing price tags. I have a post of that coming up :)

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  9. That bunny still terrifies me, can you change his eyes from that murdering-birdie shade of red please?

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  10. Your Ugly Dolls totally match the transformer in the background! That's awesome!

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    1. They match all the colorful goodness in the whole pad. :)

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  11. Love it all but those Ugly Dolls are my favorite! Enjoy them! :)

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  12. I just love all the older items from our awesome past, and I am glad to see all of you have the same appreciation, those days had more quality items. In fact we are saving our past by buying these things, so keep up the good work.:) :) Cherry

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  13. Great finds as always, I'd love to raid that pile of toys for my boys!!!

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    1. My nieces and nephews love my toy-filled house! ;)

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  14. Quite Refreshing, you certainly have the Keen Eye for the finds, girly!

    Dj, Keen Eye Finds on ebay

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  15. Eye candy first thing in the am... that was great! Army men... they snuck into my post today as well and can be found in the most interesting of places throughout our home each day. lol. Samonsite cases... perfect.

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  16. opppps, the boy post with army men is scheduled for tomorrow not today! lol.

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    1. I was looking for them in the pot- that would look nice. Some army men scattered in a potted still life!

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    2. lol, they are (although in a different plant and not my idea... the boys love to surprise me)... peek tomorrow.

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  17. Love the Ugs, would so use them on my couch. Yuko should have that quilt, she is an excellent model and deserves a cozy space. Your energy is fantastic...kick me to start my own shop, will you?

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    1. I'll have to make up a little Yuko bed somewhere. :) I have more inspiring kick-in-the-ass motivational posts coming up soon...

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  18. I have seen some cute pet beds made out of vintage suitcases.

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