Monday, June 10, 2013

Thrift Haul: Mid Century Modern Furniture and Homey Housewares Galore


This past Friday I set out for cozy home furnishings and extras for my antique mall booth and to fill in my apartment, it's been looking bare after a big-time purge. The trouble with finding groovy home swag was wanting to keep it all, but I fought the urge and took it to Southern Crossing where they await new homes:


I almost left this mod table behind, glad I didn't! It's a lightweight folding leaf table with great gams. It fit perfectly into my Southern Crossing booth, if you're local and would like it let me know if you want to scoop it up! I forgot to get a better shot of the folding chairs I found, they've got faux wood grain on the seats. I love 'em and the rug, will totally keep it all if it doesn't sell soon. Uh oh!


My goal on Friday was to find items that make an impact at any cost, and this big groovy certainly fits the bill. The shade is less inspiring but it looks really in my mall booth. Again, it was tough to get this out of my house. That's when you know you've some good 'uns!


And speaking of lamps, found another gorgeous little guy at the thrifts. He's in the antique mall booth but will soon make it on Etsy where his kind sells well for me. ---->> Etsy


Next I let myself have some throw pillows at last, 'bout damn time. They really are comfortable as hell while adding some color to the decor.

Let's not forget this glorious Made in Japan boomerang atomic style Ash Tray with a gorgeous speckled finish and fascinating...pineapple man. I just love it, it's been added to my way-too-big collection of ash trays for a non-smoker in my antique mall booth. ---->> Etsy


And the mug fetish had to be satisfied with these two beautiful milk glass mugs, love the green and orange pattern on these. Also loved the circle-tray with its neon green contrasting color. ---->> On Etsy


Also had to scoop up this interesting tribal style mug, been using it for my green tea since I bought it.


I've been trying to avoid 1970s kitschy retro kitchen goodness since it's not selling as well as it used to but these two were so glorious with their dramatic wood grain, they had to come with me.


This mod tulip chair! I lusted for it when I saw one on Vintage Vixen, then encountered a similar one of my own. I may eventually switch the very worn white shag fabric on the top with a bright green shag fabric, but it's in my antique mall space for now.


I also scored tons of fun barware pieces. I love this black/bright green circle tray and these Rye and Scotch decanters. I've got an ice bucket fetish and couldn't leave this set behind, along with this beautiful trio of Sakura glasses. Now a duo. Oops. ----->> On Etsy

Also scored some beautiful gold and black hued tumblers. By...LW. Harper? That's what it says the base of the glasses anyway. ----->> On Etsy


And a fun score I almost overlooked, a fun portable decanter set. It would be absolutely beautiful on the bar and it's small and light enough for you to tote the kid's soccer game or ballet recital. Get sloshed on the go! ---->> On Etsy


I found two of these gorgeous retro chairs, I love the shade of green and velvety texture of the fabric. They'll be going in front of Southern Crossing soon but I don't mind looking at them in my casa in the meantime.


I'm curious to see how these fluffy blue pillows will do inside of my booth at Southern Crossing. They make any room so cozy!


'Twas a very fruitful day of thrifting, I must say. I'll have to report back later with the FREE finds of the week. 'Til then, I think I've earned a little beach time before hitting work hard again! But before the beach, gotta get all this stuff unto Etsy. I'll be updating this post with the Etsy listings throughout the morning!

Find anything amazing at the thrifts this weekend?! Do share your finds and posts in the comments.


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33 comments:

  1. Oh, I just love all of these vintage things and thank you for popping in to visit me today.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  2. The other day i was at an estate sale filled with amazing mid century furniture! I passed it all up since i don't have a booth to put them in. And no car to haul them away in for that matter...
    Love the stool! Looks like a sister piece of my green one! The furry top makes it look so feminine!

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    1. Oh, I must check out your green one! I knew I was on the right track thinking of a green furry top for it. Toting the furniture up the stairs and around town on my own is a pain so I try to go for light pieces. I'm lucky I have a roomy apartment to stage it all in but I do end up falling for pieces while they're here. Oops!

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    2. Oh, I ponder if selling furniture via Craigslist in NYC would work well, or is there enough curbside/secondhand goodness elsewhere that it's too competitive for it to work out? Can anyone weigh in?

      I sell a lot of furniture via Craigslist locally, excellent advertising tool.

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  3. Love that stool! Went to a few garage sales on Saturday-- big ZERO! Better luck next time.

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    1. The stool, she's a thing of beauty. Wouldn't mind if she stuck around for a while though it does need to sell ;)

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  4. I've been following you for a while, and always find your posts insightful. I don't usually comment, but just had to give you a thumbs up on your Prince record wall! He's my favorite, and I love your display!

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    1. Aw, thanks for finally commenting and for reading along for so long. Prince is my favorite, too. Well, maybe he ties with Michael Jackson ;) The Prince display is in the bedroom, which I find hilariously appropriate. Checking out your blog and I LOVE your booth! Wish I had that much room to play with.

      What's your favorite Prince record?

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    2. Thanks, I really need to get back to blogging! You're an inspiration! I'm not sure if I could pick a favorite...I am a big fan of the really old stuff like the self-titled album and Dirty Mind, but I like the classic 80s stuff too!

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    3. I love his older stuff best, too. :D But you can't go wrong with the classic 80s goodness. "I wanna be your lover" never fails to lift my mood: http://www.totallyfuzzy.net/ourtube/prince/i-wanna-be-your-lover-tv-video_ca584a1e9.html

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  5. i think i must say...the portable decanter set is my fave!

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    1. That may be my favorite, too. It's in perfect shape, too!

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  6. A lot of fun finds! I really dig the white mod stool, so great! Barware is another favorite of mine, and the decanters with carrying case are great!

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    1. I wanna build up my barware stock again, I never get enough of it.

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    1. Indeed! :D Hope I get to add some neon green or orange shag to that bad boy before it sells.

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  8. I just discovered your blog through Jackie at letsgothrifting.blogspot.com Love your style; and it brings back memories.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and commenting, my style is definitely all about nostalgia and story telling :)

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  9. Those green and orange milk glass cups are awesome. You do know green is my favourite colour closely followed by orange and what a glorious combo they are when together.

    Not exactly at the thrifts this weekend per say but I did have a very, very successful weekend of sourcing in all sorts of other locations. I picked up a teak Danish atomic style Eames chair with surfboard shaped arms, two other 50's wooden chairs, some random smalls. Finally I made an amazing contact with someone and was invited to look at an AMAZING collection of vintage babies/children's clothing and I have done VERY well from........amazing 40's through to 70's pieces.

    Yep pretty pleased with this weekends efforts, thank you very much.

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    1. Great job! I need to get in touch with contacts and buy up loads of vintage, too. Eventually. Taking it slow, still lots to list at the moment! That chairs sounds amazing.

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  10. That stool rocks and the sound of it recovered with lime green fake fur makes me very excited!
    I found Jon a pair of Barkers' of Northampton 1960s handmade brogues for £2.50 - the average selling price on ebay is £180. xxx

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  11. That stool is killing me with it's awesomeness! Great find!

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    1. Thanks! I wonder if it sold this weekend, can't wait to get to Southern Crossing to find out.

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  12. That stool is great! I think there was one in a pic for an estate sale. I couldn't really make it out, but now that I see this one - YES - that's what it was! I'm not a fan of tribal (well besides men having large chest/arm tribal tattoos), but I love the minimalist nature of that mug.

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    1. Glad I'm not the only one, the mug has some beautiful minimalist graphic design, love the geometric shapes.

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  13. good god van you EXPLODED on the thrift scene this weekend WAY TO GO!! love all your stuff and of course pinning to the penny worthy board

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    1. Yep, went a little crazy. The booths were looking too empty! :D It's only one day's worth of finds too, yay!

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  14. Eeeeeeek!! Love all that AMAZING barware! If I had the room, I'd buy it all:-)

    Erica

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    1. Thanks! I'm a sucker for barware, always need moooaaar :D

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  15. These furniture designs are looking very attractive and costly. Guests will definitely appreciate it.

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