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.