Monday, February 13, 2012

Thrift Haul: Mod Madness! Quality Flea Finds and Toys, Too.

My goal this week was to restock. Mission Accomplished! I thrifted on Wednesday and Sunday at three different flea markets and I'll be up for hours cleaning, tagging, and documenting the merchandise. Withstanding the fickle North Florida weather was well worth it! I have lots of vintage to show off, so let's get started...


These are the finds from yesterday's flea market trip. One vendor was selling so much quality vintage that I didn't have time to look through it all. Believe it or not, I held back a lot! He didn't sell me anything for over $2.00, and the most expensive thing I bought this week was $4.00. Ah, flea market prices, how I love thee.


Here you see the cutest squirrel figurine alive, a pretty teal toolbox, bold wooden whale with tiny whale companion, toothpick owl, brown suitcase, and John's Private Bar art deco style glasses set (the aforementioned $4 item).


These vintage barrel mugs go with a Vintage Gifts for Him section I'm curating in my Southern Crossing Antique Mall booth.


I've already got a great collection of vintage pottery going, but how could I resist these pretty pieces in perfect shape? There were even more pieces in great condition lurking in boxes, but I resisted and bought home nine choice pots.


I always pick up vintage camera cases, they sell well. My vintage book obsession prevented me from leaving the Hardy Boy's books behind.


I've encountered this set of vintage children's book before but people are usually selling them for more than I would pay. I got this set for an excellent deal. I'm up for the daunting task of scanning the illustrations inside!


The covers are so beautiful. I have too many and don't sell them well in the shop, but I can't help picking up well designed vintage books.


Maneki neko cups! Not vintage, but I love these things. I already own a quirky white kitty but I secretly yearn to own a calico Japanese bobtail as well. I'd name her Usagi (Rabbit). I've clearly thought too much about this.


Speaking of kitty, the specter of Yuko haunts this shot of the cute coffee tin and small tea pot. Not in the best shape, but I thought I'd give it a try at 50 cents for the set.


And speaking of things from Japan, oh such beauty for only $1.00! A tiny ceramic figurine depicting an antique Japanese storefront. The colors! The shapes! I love it.


This is what's written underneath. Anyone have leads on this item? I'd love to know its story.


I love this weirdo white whale incense burner (?) and shallow mccoy pottery planter. Whale has the strangest eyes and mouth and the vendor threw him in for free.


I'm kind of regretting this purchase. I've never been a fan of Strawberry shortcake, this suits my colorful illustrated aesthetic and love of pop culture but it's just not me.


Speaking of strawberries, I feel like this set was a decent deal at $2.00. I always sell my strawberry sets.


I did buy a lot of toys this time around  for DIY projects that you'll see later in the month. I love this colorful set of classics for kids, too. I like how each book has different typography for the titles.


And more planters! I'm trying to hold back on buying cups but loved the color of the these tea cups so I though I'd try them out.


These class ice bucks always sell for me. I love novelty bar glasses so I scooped up this whiskey themed one for about 50 cents.


And finally, some interesting stone white owls. Love the bold shapes of these two.

As you can imagine, I have a lot of work to get back to. Time to clean and tag the day away. Remember, everything pictured is for sale. Drop me a line if you're interested in anything pictured in these thrift haul posts. If you're local you can find a lot of it at Southern Crossing Antique Mall and Treasure House, ask about booth #4504.

What did you find this weekend?

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36 comments:

  1. You scored! The whales are adorable and the coffee stuff is great. (For 50 cents banged up isn't that bad).

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    1. I'm tempted to keep both whales. I love 'em...

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  2. Great scores - like those two white owls, especially the square one!

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    1. I thought the square one was neat, too!

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  3. Hey there! Your big planter is actually a serving bowl in Denby's Chevron line. It's worth a pretty penny and gorgeous too!

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    1. Thank you so much for the info! I -thought- it looked valuable. I shall list it online with a relaunch of my etsy shop me-thinks...

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  4. I came down here to chime in on the Denby Chevron bowl but Bit of Butter beat me to it!!
    Great haul!!

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    1. I appreciate it! I'm not the best and Identifying vintage, gotta learn more.

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  5. I may need to see additional pictures of the cutest squirrel ever made.

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    1. It does deserve some close-ups, it's ridiculously cute. I'll e-mail you a close-up :)

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  6. That little japanese storefront may be an item to put in a bonsai pot. I'm not an expert on that, but I could definitely see it nestled under a plant.

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  7. Great scores! Love the Japanese storefront. I hope it goes to a village of some kind and you're able to find other pieces.

    Funny, I picked up some Hardy Boys books this weekend too! That and a holiday wreath form were all I found. :(

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    1. Me too! I'm so tempted to keep them.

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  9. I found a 1940s black rayon cocktail dress with a dark rose inset from the shoulders down the front trimmed in sequins and black and rose buttons. That strawberry shortcake is cute, with all those little french knots on her dress and hat. I guess having so many little girls I get sucked into the little girly thing ;)

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  10. i used to have all those children books!!! i loved them! i forget the name of the story but the one with the chickens was my favorite! the illustrations are so cute! i loved reading them!
    xo,
    cb

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    1. My favorite chicken related children's story is The Little Red Hen. I relate to her work ethic :)

      I love kid's books, if I wasn't working so much like that Hen I'd slow down and read that whole set...

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  11. so much stuff!! wow makes my head spin, I do love to see your white cat poking around in your finds..my black kitten does the same thing!! silly girls!

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    1. They make life fun! I love how they leap into box and bags and look up with you with a "mine now?" face.

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  12. I want that wood whale!- great find. Let me know if you want to sell it to me :)

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    1. I'm selling it for $25, I'll drop you a line to see if you're still interested. Thank you!

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  13. Wow some of your best finds! I especially love the toolbox and the squirrel. My grandma has that set of children's books which I read as a kid. Adorable!

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    1. Me too. I should have shared more close-ups on the toolbox and squirrel,but I had so much ground the cover!

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  14. LOVE the mall but especially the kids' books, tin box and dinosaurs!

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  15. Should say "love them all" not "love the mall" ;-)

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  16. those owls are to die for! ...and those children's books, SCORE!

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    1. I thought so too. I'm going to read and scan them all before attempting to sell them.

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  17. Awesome finds! I love the owls (like everyone else), the teal toolbox, and both crazy whales. Also, your cat is adorable! Our kitty loves to investigate our new purchases, too, and that picture with her head in the tea cup just says it all.

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  18. Wow! So much great stuff! That cube shaped owl is really unique. And I love the color on that tackle box!

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    1. Ah ha, so that's what it could be. I love the color, too!

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  19. Do any of those books contain the Andy Warhol illustrations? I bought a bunch at Goodwill late last year and sold the 3 with Warhol illustrations for $34.99 each (they sold quickly, so I probably listed them too low!). I still have the rest on my shelf and haven't bothered to list them yet...

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    1. Oh, that would be amazing if they did! I'll have to go through each book and find out.

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  20. I think I need to visit Florida! you always seem to find some great things

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    1. Florida is a picker's paradise. There's a big junk culture in the south, many generations of family stay here with their family heirlooms, and it's a retirement state.

      I need to write a book on antique hunting in Florida. Woot!

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