Monday, March 19, 2012

Thrift Haul: Finds From my Florida Thrift Adventure

My mom and I went on a Florida roadtrip traveling from the Northernmost to Southernmost points and stopping at many vintage shops and thrift stores along the way. Here's the vintage I found along the way (along with finds from my local flea markets from Wednesday and Sunday):


I found lots of big American Tourister suitcases this week, how appropriate!


A beautiful Transformers comic book! I rarely find these and I've never found one in this format.


I wish I had time to scan and show off some of the pages right now, but we have too many other finds to look at...


Another facinating find I wish I had more time to throughly document is this vintage wood burning kit.


 I'll have to break it out and play with the contents if I don't sell it first. Painted wood burned pieces have so much extra dimension, definitely one of my favorites to collect.


I'm going to use these to make picnic kits. Perhaps I'll use them on a picnic of my own, the weather has been perfect here in Florida!


Beautiful log planter! I tried to resist it, but failed! I have some fun planting ideas for it.


Vintage soap dish! The goofy girl and groovy flowers remind me of School House Rock.


I rarely buy vintage scarves, but these two spoke to me somehow. They're cheap and easy to ship anyway, it was worth trying these out.


And this Girl Scout scarf was in perfect shape, I love the whimsical illustrations splayed across it.


Can't go wrong with ur, "vintage" 90s power rangers fabric. Feeling a bit old now that fabric from my childhood is considered "vintage." This is actually my second bit of Power Rangers fabric. I wonder what I'll do with it...


I loved the cartoony, novelty tea pot. It's not vintage and I'm not sure if it will sell, but I scooped it up anyway. Loving the kitsch vintage cups, too.


Beautiful, colorful cherry blossom cup set. I like how the handle is made to look like stalks of bamboo.


Hurray, pop culture bits!  I haven't even opened these up yet, but I can't wait to play the game. Hopefully all the pieces are intact.


This huge lamb cookie jar is one of the cutest things I've ever purchased. I love how it's in such pristine shape! The owl bookend is adorable, too.


And this just made me laugh. I affect this silly improper English at random with my friends. We're ridiculous.


My mom found this super adorable vintage kiddie fabric. I think I'll try to sell these as is instead of sewing with them.


Yellow hippo planter! How can you not love him and his tiny vintage kitty companion?


I sold my last coffee pot like this, so I thought I'd risk it again. My trivet fetish wouldn't let me pass up this one. I love the color scheme of bright, primary colors and the clean lines and shapes.


I love cute kid's stuff and couldn't leave this bit behind at the flea market. When I open shop there'll definitely have to be a little kid's section.


I was excited to find these chalkware owls! So damn cute. The flower print pyrex bowl was a fun find, too.


More chalkware birds, this time a pair of colorful cockatoos that would look nice with some cocktails...in a 50s mod tiki bar!


Vintage cookbooks! Yay! This is my second Betty Crocker for Kid's cookbook find, this edition is smaller than the normal version. I hear they're valuable to share, but both my books have a little damage. Hopefully I can still get a decent amount from them!


I used to own two green cups like the ones in this whole set. I'd love to ship it out to someone for a good deal since I got the whole set from such a low price.


And bunnies for Easter! Why not? I'm a bunny fan anyway, no matter what time of year it is.


 And another favorite find, this lovely colorful owl with matching flowers.


Now I have tons of vintage to clean up, photograph, tag, list, and sell! Not to mention dozens of fun pictures from the Thrift Road Trip to sort through for a future post. If you see anything photographed that you must have, send me an e-mail :)

What did you find this weekend?

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44 comments:

  1. You gotta put that Girl Scout scarf up on Etsy or somewhere...it'll get scooped up fast, I'm sure. It's the 100 year anniversary!!! Oh, and loooooove the hippo planter!

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    1. I didn't know it was the 100 year anniversary. I better list the scarf quickly!

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  2. I really need to start traveling on Friday's and not Saturdays. I was in a hurry I missed a ton of yard sales off a beaten path that could have been awesome.

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    1. I need to plot another weekend St. Augustine thrifting and yard sale adventure...sounds like fun! :)

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    2. I love St Augustine thrifts. The weather makes it double good to visit. I have been thinking of trying a trip to Tallahassee. I have never been thrifting there.

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    3. Oh, that would be fun. I haven't visited there at all yet, either. It shall be the next destination for sure :)!

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  3. You found some amazing things! I love the blue suitcase and the cherry blossom cups and plates are beautiful!

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    1. Indeed, I love the blue suitcases and cherry blossom set, too. Nice colors and shapes!

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  4. Nice finds, Van. I thrifted that exact owl with the groovy flowers about a year ago. Too cute!

    <3 Jackie

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    1. Haha! That's too funny how we run into thrifted doppelgangers in the blogosphere.

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  5. That surely is a bunch of great stuff! My favorite is the cherry blossom set - gorgeous!

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    1. Perhaps same here, it's a pretty set I'll have to make room for in the shop somehow.

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  6. WOWOWOWOWOWO!!! Words are lost on this haul!

    Smiles,
    The Joyful Thrifter

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    1. It's overwhelming to process it all on my end, too. So much to clean, tag, list... :)

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  7. Great finds. Wow. Favorite for memories is the wood burning kit. My boy cousin had one and we got to try it out all those many many vintage years ago.

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    1. Aw, that's awesome :) I love it when memories come flooding back when I see things from my childhood while thrifting.

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  9. I love the amber drinking glasses! Are they marked or signed by chance?

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    1. No, they're not unfortunately. I wonder what they are and where they come from...

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    2. I'm pretty sure those are Libbey Aztec glasses in gold. It's a place to start your research anyway. :) Cool finds!

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    3. You ma'am, are AWESOME. Your assumption appears to be correct. Thank you!

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  10. Great pics of fun finds!!! Ok, those owls... the chalkware ones are wonderful! And I so have that bowl... perfect combo! Just emailed you about the McCoy.

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    1. Responded to your mail. Thank you! :)

      I love the chalkware owls too, was so happy to find that little pair at the flea market.

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  11. I can't resist colourful old suitcases too. =)

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  12. I agree with Recycleista about the gold coloured glasses. We had a whole set of these when I was a teenager.

    Awesome haul, V!

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    1. Thank you! So glad to get confirmation on the glasses from you :)

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  13. And Yuko! I love that we have the same cat in opposites--she loves to inspect ALL things from thrift stores too--plus my plant rack just busted her sniffing my newly started veggies :/ BAD THUNDER!!

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    1. My can be bad too, luckily the plants are outdoors so she can't dig 'em up. Sometimes she breaks vintage. It only happened twice...that'll learn me to put stuff away quickly!

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  14. You found some cool stuff! My oldest (probably close to your age) would love the Transformer comic, Power Rangers fabric and Ninja Turtle game. Scarves are always good to grab, especially vintage. They sell well and they are super cheap to ship. That hippo planter is adorable! Ditto on the incredible weather, here. Trying to enjoy every second of it before the summer kicks in. :)

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    1. Indeed. This is our only reprieve before it gets so hot you don't want to be outside unless you're in a body of cold water.

      Which, I can't wait for either. Actually. :)

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  15. OMG!!! The kiddie fabric.... <3 I just died of cuteness overload. Are they cotton? Could you send me the prices of all 3 pieces? I NEED to get me some!

    You can find my email in my profile or you can leave a comment on my blog. I don't like to leave my email in comments to avoid spam.

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  16. OMG!!! The kiddie fabric.... <3 I just died of cuteness overload. Are they cotton? Could you send me the prices of all 3 pieces? I NEED to get me some!

    You can find my email in my profile or you can leave a comment on my blog. I don't like to leave my email in comments to avoid spam.

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    1. E-mailing you right now :) Thank you!

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  17. ohhhhhhhhh! someone's got some good thrift karma!

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  18. What great finds! Florida has some great thrift shops, I just scored an adorable Precious Moments bride and groom. I have the same AT blue luggage from heaven knows where! The Easter bunny is adorable.

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  19. I'm late to the party but do you still have the Girl Scout scarf?? My daughter recently joined a Daisy troop and this would be great. :)

    lindseythefork at yahoo dot com

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