Monday, April 8, 2013

Thrift Haul: Bright and Playful Kitchen and Housewares from a Candy House


When I'm in the midst of a long product photography session, denied the privilege of enjoying the delicious Florida weather taunting from my six workspace windows, I vow to stick to my temporary thrift fast. Then the wicked candy house derailed my vow! My roommate and I were curbside hunting and encountered a yard sale held at a small vintage cottage. It was the sweet gingerbread house that led Hansel and Gretel to their doom, the roof was even pitched in that charming nostalgic way that resembles an upside down ice cream cone. Of course I stopped to look. This is what I found:


The inexplicable attraction to ice buckets had to be fulfilled! It's probably the beautiful shapes, nice condition, and practicality that drew me to these. Excellent for parties, picnicking (ice on the go) and even creative craft and kitchen storage. I've got the Red Train Bucket, Sleek Black Bucket, and Sunny Yellow Bucket on Etsy.


Continuing my love for simple design, shapes, and colors, I couldn't leave these beautiful 1984 Chocolate Lovers Mugs by Ernesco behind, either. They were very reflective and hard to photograph, SO beautiful in-person.

It's hard not to buy every beautiful Japanese thing I see, I end up leaving a lot behind. But these sweet girls in Bakelite frames (from the 1960s me thinks?) were too beautiful to leave behind.


The colors are very vibrant and they're in beautiful condition. The combination of bright teal/red/and the earthy golden hues in the frame give it energy. They really pop! They're listed on Etsy.


This lovely mushroom plaque is something I would normally leave behind as well, just not the type of thing I've having luck selling lately, but she was a beauty. She's sitting pretty on Etsy and in my antique mall space waiting for a new home.


I'm a non-smoker, but can never resist a beautiful boomerang atomic style ash tray. You might even want to eat this one, the minty green and chocolate brown recall a peppermint patty! I love using them for supply storage and soap dishes until they sell. It's on Etsy, along with an ash tray set I recently added.

Like What You See?: E-mail me if you'd like buy anything in the post, it's all for sale!

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What did you find this weekend? Feel free to share a link to your haul post in the comments below! Anyone else struggling not to bring more stuff home? There's so much good stuff to find where I live that It's hard! On top of the "need" to always have fresh merch as a reseller...

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  2. "Wicked candy house..." LOL! I love it. Good thing you stopped, though; you scored some amazing stuff! I love all three ice buckets, especially.

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    1. I love all the scores but I still curse my diminished will power!

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  3. I do love the yellow I've bucket. The Japanese Girl pics a very sweet. Even though I'm not one for collecting Japanese pieces they old nearly turn me. As for my recent finds, I couldn't help but share what I believe to be the best vintage tea towel EVER.

    http://myvintagevow.blogspot.com.au/2013/04/my-fabulous-finds-best-ever-tea-towel.html

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    1. Oh, those bright colors and shapes! I'd say the towel is definitely up-there!

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  4. The Japanese prints are so bright, I love the colors! Greats finds! So when you list something on Etsy and have it in the booth, do you ever worry that they might get purchased via both venues on the same day? I know it's unlikely, but I feel like it would totally happen to me.

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    1. I do worry about it and it has happened more than once. Sometimes it sold for WAY more (One for even $70 more) online than it did in the shop and I had to refund the money in sorrow. I have a follow-up post on that coming with my plot on how to fix that issue.

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  5. I LOVE the little Japanese girls -- I wouldn't have been able to resist them either! I am amazed that you got it all listed on Etsy so quickly -- it seems to take me forever (which is why there's nothing in my shop!) Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today! I've enjoyed yours and am following :)

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    1. It's a very painful feat of willpower to get the stuff listed immediately but I strive for it. I have too much backlogged not to stay on top of new stuff. Thanks for following along :)

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  6. Dude. Those ice buckets are to die for! I always snatch up ice buckets when I'm at auctions and estate sales! Really, anything you can "put stufff in". :D

    And, those little Japanesse girls are adorable! Great finds!

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    1. Thank ya! I liked how they were an "instant collection".

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  7. I am so drawn to colorful kitchen-y things that I would have grabbed those ice buckets in a second! The problem? Selling them.

    Looks like you had a great week:-)

    Erica

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    1. Agreed, they're probably going to sit around for a while. I wanted to leave them behind but couldn't, got the same problem with colorful kitchen goods. Glad I'm not alone.

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  8. I store things in my vintage ice buckets---yarn, buttons, etc. Maybe that idea will catch on. As for mushroom stuff, maybe mushrooms are finally over. I've had a mushroom bowl sitting in my ship for many months now.
    I love those "chocolate lovers" mugs!

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    1. Mushrooms and owls aren't the hot sellers they once were. I'll always love 'em, at least ;P

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  9. Those Japanese girl framed art work look really familiar. I might have seen one at my parents' house or something.

    I've been shopping a lot recently. Too many special sales going on in the spring. Not only that, my fellow eBay sellers have been sharing about all the great deals they've been buying up from live auctions. So now I have another source of inventory to look into!

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    1. They've been shipped out to their new home, glad I took a risk on 'em :)

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