Wednesday, September 26, 2012

What I Didn't Buy at the Thrift Store: Flea Market Fun

Flea market hunting doesn't just bring amazing finds for pennies on the dollar, it also provides ample laughs and fun. You never know who you'll meet or what you'll see before you embark. Sometimes it's a dud and you don't encounter much, but this weekend I had plenty to document and enjoy:


I was dying for these reproduction vintage tin robots! Not vintage or not, they needed to come home with me. Unfortunately I'd already spent all my flea market cash and I was on the way to a birthday party, so I had to part with these beauties...for now.


Another pretty pack of finds that couldn't come home with me. I love the reproduction tin astronaut.


I searched this pile hard to yield some of the amazing finds you can see here. When the set up is nice and clean like this I tend to pass it over because the vendors will charge antique store prices for the finds when I want flea market deals, but the items here were low-priced. That'll teach me to never pass over a table at the market!


Halloween is close, but every day is a horror opportunity for me. My morbid soul cries out for spooky finds, and this one is a gem. Look at her face, isn't it beautiful?


Some might find these two dolls creepy, but I love them. They'd be here with me now if not for those pesky money/time delays.


And this gorgeous educational skeleton, oh how I've pined for one since my science nerd days. We would be friends, he and I. But we weren't meant to be. The search continues.


And wrapping up the horror, holy hell, look at this morbid display? What would have made this dog feel like he has no way out?


And his friends, too! My god, it wasn't suicide, it's mass plushie murder!


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26 comments:

  1. Wow!Cool finds.What Flea Market were you at?

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    1. I was at the Bargain House of Fleas. Everyone overlooks it but it's one of my favorites. Facilitates between being ghetto or redneckish, but that's its charm in my book!

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  2. Oh my jeez...who would ever think that hanging stuffed animals up like that would be a good idea? Saaaaaad. I think that i remember that weird woman in the bonnet from some horror movie but can't remember what it was...hmm...

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    1. The lady was trying to sell them to me as I was taking the photos, too. She really thought it was a good idea.

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  3. I passed over some polka dot glass mugs - they were unmarked but the the world (etsy/ebay) has them listed as Hazel Atlas! I dug 'em, but I know I have to sell sell sell what I have, rather than buy more. sad face.

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    1. I just looked up the pattern, you have balls of steel to resist those my friend. They'd go home with me even with my current overstock situation.

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  4. I have to get a few photos off my phone and share. A friend and I hit a thrift this week to find the creepiest OOAK items we could. It did not take much.

    I can not remember the name of the dolls! From the Little Lulu era. Going to drive me crazy! Little Lottie? Somebody tell me!

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    1. I wish I knew. Send me photos and I can find out. All the pics in this post are from my phone. It's fun having 2 phones to work with!

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  5. Is that Gollum in a bonnet!? Fanciest Gollum ever.

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    1. Exactly what I was going to say! Looks like someone dressed up Gollum!

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    2. I was just thinking that! I want a dressed up Gollum...

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    3. It didn't hit me until everyone suggested it that it's most likely a dressed-up Gollum. Too funny!

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  6. How you didn't loose the farm to get those robots I don't know. They are soooo cool! You are stronger than I!

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    1. It was too tempting to go to the ATM for cash for them. So, so tempting...

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  7. i think that tiger is a Steiff, should have grabbed it!!!

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    1. Looks like it when I look it up, it's so cute. I had no way of knowing what it was at the time, was on-the-go ;)

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  8. I think I would have sold a kidney for half of the stuff you've spotted at that flea market. Dolls and robots and assorted creepy things, oh my!

    <3 Jackie @ Let's Go Thrifting!
    http:/LetsGoThrifting.blogspot.com

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    1. Funny I didn't recognize him at the time in his charming bonnet :)

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