Friday, January 25, 2013

Things I Didn't Buy at the Thrift Store: A "Yard Sale" Surprise

I had $50 to spend and an antique store booth to refresh. It was time to get hunting again! I hit some thrifts and then encountered a innocuous looking yard sale sign.


The yard sale looked like a bust until we saw three trailers filled with vintage! We had to exercise some serious will-power to keep from buying everything in sight. Here's some of the stuff we left behind:

Now that the busy hunting day is up, it's time to clean all the finds and get them into the shops!

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27 comments:

  1. The blue striped cups and plates are from Midwinter Ltd (England) in the Moon pattern, Stonehenge line and were made in 1973. The cup with saucer sells for $15, the cereal bowls for $26, and the dinner plates for $44 each on replacements.com. I have some of Midwinter's Stonehenge dishes in Sun and Day patterns - they work great together. I would have bought those, for sure. I love their stuff. Looks like a great yard!

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    1. I'll have to return for those, I got the seller's information. :) I thought they looked valuable. Thanks for the ID!

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  2. That stuff looks kind of pricey. I'd have left it, too. I'd have bought the radio and the fox in a heartbeat, though, at the right price. Say, $30 and $15 respectively. Maybe a little more if the radio worked properly.

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    1. We got deals on a lot of stuff that did end up coming home with us, but yeh, other things were too much. The vanity set was $225. Couldn't sell it for much more than that!

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  3. I left a piece of the Berlin Wall behind this week at Goodwill. For real.
    History lesson 101: NOBODY wants a communist wall.

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    1. Dayum! Very interesting piece to find at a Goodwill.

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  4. I love the vanity stool more than I love the vanity. It's the shape and the colour and the legs. So snazzy! The fox is quite charming too.

    A lot pricey for my books, but it's so fun to stumble across and explore vintage treasures. Especially 3 trailers worth! What a lovely surprise! I can't wait to see what you did come home with!

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    1. My friend was enchanted by the stool too but the whole thing was sold as a set. The cool shape of the mirror really would have painted a picture of the whole set better but it was on another wall and I wouldn't dare move it ;)

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  5. Yes, those cups look like the Moon pattern to me too. My sister has a few of the Sun plates. They are so cool!! Looks like fun stuff there. My thrift stores were total duds this week!

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    1. Glad to have an ID on the beautiful set, I was close to getting them but my pile was already so big. Good luck with your hunting in the future, we had to get duds before we hit the good stuff.

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  6. The fox is a door stop.

    As the others said, everything looks a bit pricy, but what fun to scavenger through!

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    1. What we left behind was pricey but we scored great deals there that I'll share on Monday :) Thanks for the ID on the door stop, we were wondering why it was so heavy.

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  7. The vintage is great but I really love that font you used for the first photo!

    Holy Hell! Will you share the font?

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    1. It looks like it's called "Untitled." I found it on Google plus' image editor. Good luck finding it, sometimes the fonts we use on that are pay-only fonts.

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  8. Van, great to see the vintage goodies, but may I say, you are looking fantastic. Your new focus on diet is sure paying off. I drooled at the thought of the kale krisps you posted about a while back, and have since bought a dehydrator and a tub of nutritional yeast. Unfortunatly, my kale plant in the polytunnel is falling short of the tonnnes of leaves it produced last year.
    Anyway, happy new year to you. I love the raw food posts now too.

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    1. Glad you like the raw posts, I love sharing them! You must pick up some kale and try them, they are so delicious they simply disappear, you eat 'em so quickly. Thanks for the kind words on my appearance too, I almost didn't share the photo because the unflattering period bloat showing but shelved the self-consciousness. At least it's real :)

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  9. Those cups are definitely Midwinter/Stonehenge Moon, and coordinate wonderfully with both the Earth and Sun patterns. I have a bunch of each, scored for cheap at the local Goodwill before it underwent serious price inflation a few months ago, and would love to pick up more, but cannot quite stomach their prices online (not that they're not worth it)!

    Amy [actsofsalvage.com]

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    1. That's it, I'm going back for 'em. If you'd like them I'd love to pass on a good deal to you. You can e-mail me at info@thriftcore.com. Thank you for the ID, I really appreciate it!

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  10. All cool stuff, I like the old radio the most !

    Dude! @ http://www.moneyinthegarage.com/

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  11. The vintage vanity is made by Heywood Wakefield and is solid yellow birch and EXTREMELY collectible. The furniture set you left behind was proabably worth around $1100 to $2000 on eBay. Believe me, I know. I have been scouring for these pieces for months.

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    1. Dayum! Thank you so much for the tip, I need to go back for quite a few things from that seller!

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  12. First off, you are absolutely adorable. So great to finally see a photo of you here! Secondly, this looks like so much fun -- three trailers!? I haven't gone vintage/thrift shopping in too long.

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    1. I'm always behind the camera but I'm trying to get in front of it more often, it adds to the blog to know who's behind the words. Thanks for the kind words. And yes, exploring the trailers was awesome, I'll be back for more.

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  13. I am local and a huge yardsaler. Where was this yard sale? I am guessing o.p. or middleberg? Looks like they might have it often. What road was it on?

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