Wednesday, March 28, 2012

I Lied....5 More Things I Can Never Resist Buying at the Thrift Store

Last time we discussed Things We Can Never Resist Buying at Thrift Stores I left a few out. Stopping at 5 core things? Ha! Impossible.

Here are five more things I love to snag while thrifting...for better or worse.

Jars and Canisters


Jars don't sell very well for me...but I love them so! It's hard for me to resist scooping up sets of vintage jars. The set above finally sold this weekend, so there's hope yet!

Colorful Kiddie Stuff


I love the bright, saturated primaries of made-for-kids decor, comic books, and other goodies. Everything I make seems to reflect this asthetic.

Pop Culture Items- Especially Toys


I'm always seeking all things pop culture in general. Posters, card games, comics, anything. The Knuckles above was sadly stolen from my garden. I'm half-tempted to make some "Missing Knuckles" posters out of that photo! I'll design it to look like the Missing Kids ads on milk cartons!

Cups and Barware- The Quirkier the Better


My cup and barware fetish knows no bounds. I absolutely love buying and selling it. I could actually open a shop or two focusing on just cups and barware and feel creatively satisfied with that.

Mid Century Modern Kitchen Goodies


The groovier or Jetsons modern sleek the better. I just love kitchen junk. I love too much junk, someone stop the madness.

So let's chat again, what other things do you love to scoop up at the thrifts? For work, play, reselling? You know you wanna...

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21 comments:

  1. I scooped up a kitchen jar just yesterday for myself! Not a set, but it was Italian pottery and I'm going to keep my coffee grounds in it instead of the plastic Folgers can. I have a weakness for picking up coffee cups in a thrift store. In theory, as one comes in, one goes out, but I'm not good at throwing them out.

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    1. I have the same coffee cup fetish. Definitely more cups in this apartment than a single girl needs!

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  2. Adorable pieces! I love those mushrooms.

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  3. I've been getting so much pickier lately, but definitely sewing things are my newest favorites. I love them because I can use them myself or make a cool display for my "someday" awesome craft room. For now, they sit in bags and get sad! I also can't resist neat looking clocks now. I just want them all!

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    1. It's good to be picky! Loving the idea of a cool clock collection.

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  4. I'm a sucker for mid-century modern *anything* .... I had to force myself to walk away from a gorgeous G-plan sideboard, which I nearly bought even though it wouldn't have fitted anywhere in the house!! Other than that ... vintage 50s/60s china - Meakin, Hornsea etc. And pillowcases & bedlinen ... especially vintage floral ones. And linen. OK, I might be as hopeless a cause as you :-)

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    1. Yep- all sound like lovely things to collect! Same here mid-century *anything* is tough to resist.

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  5. Oh, I can never resist a unique mug either.

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  6. I have a paper towel holder just like your find. I love it.

    I no longer buy canister sets. I just can't sell them. I think the metal ones are great for storing craft supplies.

    My downfall is lighting. Especially if it's a lamp that I have to repair. Yes, I know. I'm weird. I'm always on the look out for metal pull downs and tension pole lamps.

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    1. I need to stop with the canisters, too. Unless they are very pretty like the ones in this post, I can't even give them away. I have them marked down to $5-$7 bucks and such at the shop.

      I have one lamp I still need to repair, too. Bad me...

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  7. After doing some spring cleaning today, I realized I have a thing for Christmas items. I found vintage Shiny Brite ornaments, vintage blow molds, Christmas villages (that I absolutely have no space for) and a tube filled with Christmas baking and decorating items. I absolutely hate storing the stuff but I can't resist it when I'm out looking.

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    1. I love vintage Christmas items, but I do stop myself from collecting it. Girl's gotta have limits somehow ;)

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  8. I had to laugh when I saw the ceramic Mushroom Set. I had actually made the exact ones doing ceramic's back in the 70's. My mother-in-law had the molds. There are actually 4 sizes, your set is missing the small one. Thanks for the memories! (I ended up selling them at a yard sale I had back in the late 80's to one of my neighbors)

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    1. I used to wonder why the sets came in so many different colors, fun to know there were molds of these out there. And funny, I -never- encounter the molds themselves...

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  9. WONDERFUL Post.thanks for share..

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  10. Completely understand the vintage kitchen weakness/madness. High five sistah!!!

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  11. wall art and knick knacks, plaid shirts and craft supplies. almost exclusively. lol.

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