Wednesday, October 10, 2012

What I Didn't Buy: The Pervy and the Playful, From Fleas and Goodwills


Most of the time, What I Didn't Buy posts exist to document things I don't want to forget from thrift trips rather than things I actually considered putting in my cart. This pile of pervy mags from the flea market remind of actual porn I've encountered at yard and estate sales. Fun times.


Aw, poor little bear toy in a box of junk. I'm assuming it's a modern remake of a vintage-style squeaky toy. I left him behind.


The vendors wanted way too much for these vintage NBC games so I asked to take a photo. Love the design on the boxes. If you look closely you'll see a Transformers Generation one toy case underneath the "Buy, Keep, or Sell" book. Which I actually bought. More on the book later.


Now on the Goodwill pound store! This Harry Potter stuffed owl is  pretty cute, but it has a secret talent on top of that.


Demon, demon, take it away! Funny enough, I went to visit my antique store booth at Southern Crossing after this and saw the same type  of owl in someone's booth. I should check and see if it sold today! I'm curious.


This proves I'll never grow up, unique stuffed animals always catch my eye. I adore the surreal art of Dr. Suess, I was tempted to bring Mr. Blue Fish (of One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish?) but I left him behind. Like an adult should...


The colorful throw are set of three colorful pot holders were tempting and would look cute in product photos, but I already have some throws to sell and the backs of the pot holders were pretty filthy. You can't sell them for much anyway. We moved on and left them for the next reseller in the pound store to uncover.


And rounding out the cuteness, I strongly desired this adorable vintage bunny planter! But the head was glued back on, note the severe and obvious crack along the neckline! Morbid!

What's the weirdest thing you've ever seen while thrifting? That's one of my favorite parts, encountering the unusual!
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15 comments:

  1. Why do I have the sudden urge to go to Goodwill??

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    1. I'm resisting the siren's call of the flea markets...for now. So much merch at home to sell and sort through first!

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    2. Well it's easy for me today.I'm broke until Friday.I definitely have a trip planned for this weekend-I've got to finish up the older kids Halloween costumes(Daughter wants to be the Mad Hatter and oldest son wants to be Doctor Who,David Tennant style).Still waiting on the four year old to decide-this morning it was a rainbow zombie.LOL

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    3. I love rainbow zombie! haha

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  2. Ok, the Marge Simpson cover is pretty funny. Also, people sell porn mags at yardsales? Eeeww. Who wants to touch another guy's "inspirational" stash, much less see the person it belonged to?

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    1. Haaa, yeh, I've seen it. And been hit on by the owners of the smut rags, too. Kind of uncomfortable to get hit on by the guy when you already know what turns him on? haha!

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  3. Fun photos! I enjoyed looking at this unusual stuff! :)

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  4. I have sold that very same Harry potter owl on eBay for 20.00 bucks!

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    1. Damn it all! Next time I'll have to pick it up if I see it. Thanks for sharing your experience with the owl, Lisa.

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  5. Details, The Face, Rolling Stone, not pervy. Maxim was always a little on the gross side for me.

    The bi-annual yardsale across the street from us includes such items as porn (mags, dvd, vhs), dresses for men & sex toys. It's always an interesting sale.

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    1. Yes indeed! I never happen to have my camera around when I do encounter the real pervy stuff-- but I bet they'd be mad if I took pictures of their staff. One flea market had a truck trailer with a retro beaded curtain at the rear, you could enter to buy used naughty bits but I never braved it.

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  6. Hahaha! I bought that Maxim because Marge was on the cover! She's wicked hot! :-) Love the bunny!

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    1. Yes, had to take that photo because of Marge alone. I read the interview and it was cute. I love me some Simpsons.

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