Monday, September 23, 2013

Thrift Haul: Retro Typography, Artwork, Shelves, Lamps and Christmas Fruit!


I have much to document! I haven't really stopped working except to sleep for days now. Let's behold some of the vintage beauties I've uncovered and photographed lately:


And I love this Tensor desk lamp for task lighting, it's woodgrain and retro glorious beauty. See 'em on Etsy.


Who can resist this lovely retro wooden curio shelf? This one reminds me of playing with transformers and G.I.Joe's in my brother's bedroom, they had bunk beds very similar in texture/shape to this shelf. Hence why it's staged with robots on Etsy.



I've been a bit impulsive digging up finds again, bad me! This one bought me back to Science club, had to have it. Check out this Emergency Eye Wash Sign on Etsy.


Another impulse buy! I immediately thought this fun Fisher-Price TV set was from the 1960s but it's one from the 1980s. Still loving it though, you know I can't resist blocky plastic things with bold primaries and secondaries. See it on Etsy.


And this glorious vintage banner collection had to come home with me, beautiful Vintage Typography Batman! They are so beautiful grouped together Each one is listed individually on Etsy for the moment but I'm willing to sell them as a group or as groups.

See the San Francisco One / Harrisburg PA / Niagara Falls Rainbow / Niagara Falls Normal / Nags Head / South Carolina / William Penn Museum / Lebanon PA / Statue of Liberty / Boardwalk Baseball / Skimobile North Conway /  Anchorage, Alaska / Grand Canyon all on Etsy.


I also found some beautiful fruit and vegetable Christmas ornaments, what vegan could resist? They're making me quite hungry just looking at them, actually. See more detail on Etsy.



I also got around to listing some of my favorite old finds. This Barry Ross 1975 screen print of a tranquil Japanese garden is so beautiful! Glad it's finally in front of admiring eyes on Etsy.


I really wanted to keep this gift, I really bad for listing it. I've tried and tried but can't fit it into my decor. Hopefully someone will be able to fit it into theirs. It's in perfect shape. Even since a friend say he's looks like David Bowie I think him as "David Bowie the clown"  and almost listed it as such my instinct! See 'em on Etsy.


And some gorgeous old needlepoint artwork, I found this years ago at a yard sale and it's been hanging around needing to be listed! I love the fern leaves sprouting from the composition in 3D! See 'em on Etsy.


So about those chairs! I earned a nice t-shirt tan line (sleeves rolled-up, thankfully) spending hours in the scorching summer sun cleaning these nostalgic industrial style preschool chairs. So many people strolling by asked if I teach a class or joked about class being in session outside. Worth it, they were an amazing deal and fun to photograph. Some sets are currently at Southern Crossing Antique Mall, others will be listed on Craigslist. E-mail me if you're interested in buying some or all of them.

TAKE IT ALL AWAY: I'm always open to group deals and will gladly calculate group shipping rates. Check out the Etsy. Everything in haul posts is always for sale so e-mail me if you see anything you like or have any questions.

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


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22 comments:

  1. Nice items! The 3-D crewel work plant is pretty cool. I hate to say this, but your youth was working against you on the kiddie TV-- wish I could say that about myself! Ha, ha... Those chairs are cute-- you must have spent a lot of time on them.

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  2. Yes, "crewel work" that was the word I was looking for doing these listing, must update them all now. When I got home and saw the TV was from the 1980s the $2.00 price tag and nice condition made sense, I always see these for $25 or more. Ah well, still a fun piece :)

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  3. So many chairs! Wow! Great score.

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    1. Thanks! 'Twas a lot to haul around, document, photograph, etc. but they are worth it :D

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  4. Love those chairs! You are going to keep a couple of them, aren't you?

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    1. Maybe, they'd be good for photo staging, but probably not since they're all pre-school size and I don't intend on every having children.

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    2. Never say never-- that was my plan too!

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    3. Oops, meant to type ever* there. I am warned my clock will tick one day but at almost-27 my only desire is for maaaybe a greyhound some day ;) And a few more cats... time will tell!

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  5. What a haul! Those chairs are too cute! You should keep a couple even if they will never get used by little ones.

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    1. I may have to, they do make fun displays :D

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  6. Wow, amazing! I LOVE the Bob Ross print. Also really love the two doggie (French bulldogs?) prints next the banners. And the banners - love those, too. Basically I love it all! ;)

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  7. Thanks! ;D Sold the French Bulldog prints at the antique mall last weekend.

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  8. Love the crewel embroidery. My mom actually stitched one of those 3-Dish fern pieces for my aunt way back in the late 1970s/early 1980s. I was impressed by her craftiness then, and I wish I had her work now.
    Thanks for helping me reminisce.

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    1. They bring me back, too. The scene and the work themselves in the case of that post since my mom's always had lots of plants around.

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  9. My favorites are the ornaments and the chairs. Where on earth did you find all of them?

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  10. I found them at all at a yard sale, saw the sign outside my apartment window and went on a whim.

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  11. Are any of those chairs adult sized?

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    1. Nope, all children-sized. :) Would have kept some for my dining room table for sure if they weren't all teenie.

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  12. The chairs were such a great score! And I like the eyewash sign. I bet it sells fast!

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    1. Thanks Melissa, me too. I'm ashamed of my impulse buy on that one ;)

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