Monday, August 27, 2012

Thrift Haul: The Grooviest Mushrooms and Owls You Ever Saw

I was a busy hunter this week, searching the aisles of the antique stores I rent from while switching out merchandise and stopping by Thrift Stores while out and about at every chance. I skipped the flea market this week, but I'm very pleased with each find in this small haul!

I found a brown painted version of the white owl bookends from a past flea market haul. I'm willing to let this beauty go for $9.50.

This Brownie Friendship Book is one of the cutest things I've ever seen. Love the groovy font, crazy eyes, odd hat, and owl's camera!

This book has 23 pages of cuteness. If no one buys it at $12.00 soon I'm going to keep it for myself to use as a back-up phone book.

A fellow vendor at Treasure House set these cups aside for me, she said they looked like my style and she called it! I'm selling the set of four for $20.00.

Speaking of mushrooms, this purse still had the original plastic wrapping on it when I found it. It's brand spanking new and gorgeous! I'm selling it for $12.00.

And I found this cute playboy bunny handbag. I don't normally buy accessories like this to sell but something about this one appealed to me. I'm selling it for $10.00.

I've decided to finally let go of my ample nerd t-shirt collection! My Southern Crossing Antique Mall space has a little suitcase with my nostalgic and colorful comic book, anime, and video game shirts for fellow geeks to buy and love. It inspired me to get in the market of selling nostalgic clothing, so I had to scoop up this Fraggle shirt when I saw it at the thrift store.

I neglected to photograph this little square table in it's original form. I'm always on the look-out for small sturdy pieces to play with. I knew this one would get the comic book decoupage treatment as soon as I saw it. (Decoupage DIY post here.)

It looks even better with tabletop resin poured over it! I love how it came out, and I have it for sale in front of Southern Crossing Antique mall for $25.00. I can't wait to work on more furniture pieces.

I found these similar vintage travel bags at different days of the week at different stores. The Samsonite one will be sold for $15.00 and the non-branded one for $12.50. These bags last forever and accommodate so much! Just one of these is all I need for a two week trip.

I fell in love this this tidy chest of drawers at Goodwill and miraculously negotiated to get the price lowered for this one, an increasingly difficult feat. The cashier's flirtatiousness might have helped, but I'll pretend it was my negotiating skills that saved the day. I am Batman.

As you can see, it cleaned up nicely! I used an off-brand magic eraser and ample elbow grease to restore it to it's former clean glory. I also scooped up the brown and black suitcases at the same goodwill. Pictured above is my practice set-up for my Southern Crossing antique store booth. I've been obsessed with working lately! I missed my addictive creative impulses. Now I'm off to take advantage of them to finish (and share) more fun and thrifty DIY projects!

Remember: Everything I list on these posts are for sale. E-mail me if you're interested in anything you see! I also host daily deals this blog (the haul post prices are lower than normal) and on Facebook and Twitter.

What did you find this weekend?

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  1. Fraggle Rock! ;) Oh, the memories... I love the little chest of drawers, too. Great color!

    1. Fraggles have a huge nostalgic following, but I was never the biggest fan. I regarded it as a fun colorful curiosity, soaking in set design...but there are no robots! Need robots! :)

  2. I know mushrooms are coming back, but they always remind me of a penis.Multiple penis.What's the plural form? Penises...penisii? I know,I'm weird,lol.
    I love the little autograph book.My best friend had one when I was in third grade and I was so envious.It's where she put everyone's class pictures.Kids don't do that anymore(well at least the kids around here don't)-kinda sad.

    1. I get the penis comments every time I bring more mushrooms home. My pervert brain doesn't see a phallus unless one is extra suspect. I'm sure kids these days just use their smart phones. No fun. ;p

    2. It's penises.

      I like the chest of drawers. I'm always looking for something to hide stuff in from the BF.

  3. is the chest of drawers metal?

  4. that chest of drawers is AWESOME! That brownie book is DOUBLE AWESOME!

    1. I love 'em both, too. :D Even the little v's on the owl's tummy are fun.

  5. I have a sewing box in that same quilted plastic fabric, only in pink! I had a red one, too, but my sister swiped it! Great find on the drawers, it's cute! I found a perfect set of mushroom cannisters for flour/sugar/coffee/tea at a yard sale up here for $4 and put it in my booth and it sold a week later for $20. Mushrooms do well up here, too!

    1. I don't have luck with jars in general, but I can't help myself with I see mushrooms. I love 'em so.

  6. I can say that I am the proud owner of one of your nostalgia shirts. We said YES to the Prince shirt. :-) Thanks for putting it in there. It's got a good home.

    1. I saw that one sold today :) Glad you like it, you can see it was well-loved by me. Soon I shall show off the Prince record collection I have displayed in the bedroom....

  7. I like the mushroom cups as well! I don't remember Fraggle but I do love the shirt!

  8. I was pretty happy about the mushroom cups, too. :D Wish I didn't have to sell them for so much but I paid more than I usually would for them.

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