Monday, July 15, 2013

Thrift Haul: Thursday Thrift Adventure to Secret Stores and Retro Scores


I had a fruitful thrifting adventure with a book reseller pal this week. We hit up a lot of secret clandestine spots I hadn't seen before and yielded excellent scores. Here's the loot:


People think I have a clown fetish the way I bring home creepy clown art. I don't, I just love the horror movie uncanny valley creepiness factor. This one fits the bill, why the hell is he pouring fluid on those flowers with such a sinister expression?! This what you want watching over your child in his sleep? CREEPS!


The Easter Island head tiki-style mug is being added to my collection of glossy close-but-not-quite reproductions (which I'll probably sell. eventually.) I just love the St. Augustine vintage souvenir beer stein, St. Augustine is my favorite Florida playground and I love to visit the small nostalgic bit of Europe in American as often as possible.


A lamp shade like this one has been on the wish list, got this one for a song!


It was too big for this lovely lamp, with a beautiful earthy mix of cornflower and sky blue, teal, and sandy hues. I added it to my Southern Crossing booth this weekend. I'm still looking for matching lamps to keep in the bedroom. And nightstands to put them on!


I paid more than I normally would for this piece, just loved the juxtaposition of nautical and tropical scenes, not normally shown together. Though a ship like this sailing into the tropics wouldn't be anachronistic at all. It's pirates in the Caribbean! This needs to be hung above a color tiki bar set up. You can take it off my hands for $50.00.


The large shade instead went to this fine lamp, I love the mod style shape. It's probably a reproduction of some kind, the base is ceramic and painted to look like wood. It's beautiful paired with my robot friend. You can take it from my living room for $20.00.


I already have one of these but dammit, I love merry mushroom jars. I added this one to the antique mall booth, you can have him for $15.00 if you want 'em. I've heard of a lot of people using them to store cat and dog food.


I loved these gorgeous vintage calendars! Love the wood details around the calendar on the winter deer scene and the nautical bits on the ship calendar. Beautiful! I've had a surprising amount of luck selling these at the antique mall, you could have these two for $12.00 each.


My boyfriend found this gorgeous green 1970s style (or reproduction? Hard to tell if it's authentic or not) chair. I have it in Southern Crossing, if you're local you could have it for $12.00.


She's a beau, she is. I appreciate the streamlined shape and color. I'd keep it but it's not quite the right fit for me. I'm hunting for things to make the apartment more homey and cohesive these days.


And as always The Yuko enjoys the paper and bags all the finds were wrapped up in when she's not investigating the finds themselves!

E-mail me if you're interested in anything you see! It's all for sale!

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



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23 comments:

  1. Great finds! Digging the chair for sure! It won't last long. : )

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  2. Also love the chair! Picked up the mushroom canister set and matching s & p shakers about a month ago when doing some "picking". only one top was missing, but the rest was in perfect condition. great find! i'm sure you'll sell it fast. :)

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    1. I can never resist pieces from the Merry Mushrooms set if the price is right!

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  3. I have two of the Merry Mushroom canisters too. Used them for a few years, but it might be time to pass them along. You kitty reminded me of a cat my family had years ago-- he loved to lay on newspaper and play on or under it. Had forgotten that 'til I saw your photo.

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    1. Aw, I'm glad yuko revived a happy memory for you :)

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  4. I always love your finds posts Van, it's always interesting to see what other pick up and curate. My thrifting days are slowing down a bit at present. But I did post a finds post on Sunday of some books I've recently picked up. One which I think you'll like a Storiesofthe Bible a full colour comic strip version of the Old Testament. Such right retro colours and the character imagery is hilarious.

    P.S: Etsy Store is live and coming together more and more each day now. Getting there.

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    1. Good luck getting the Etsy and everything else together. I love finding vintage books with colorful illustrations, I've got a shelf-full to scan!

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  5. Great finds. I love the chair! I have been told I have a chair obsession lately. But why have boring chairs.

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    1. I have a lamp obsession at the moment, gotta catch 'em all. Looking for some good mod ones to keep and sell.

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  6. Good finds this week! I love the tiki mug- we sell those things like crazy! The velvet painting is also awesome!

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    1. I rarely pass up a tiki mug, love 'em!

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  7. love the lamp base and the chair! what great finds!

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  8. I love the mushroom canister- very cute!

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  9. the ship painting is wild! I love it and no it will go in my 30s farm house sadly.....

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