Monday, September 16, 2013

Thrift Haul: Toys, Dorothy Thrope Roly Polys, Atomic Goodness. So. MUCH!

Oh, the pain! I've worked myself (literally) sick, dammit! I've been working seemingly 24/7 photographing, editing, listing, and tagging the epic hauls from the past three weeks and I've finally almost made it! Much more from the merchandise room is coming, but here's what I discovered last week- along with a few things I left out of posts before:
Let's start with my only bit of season vintage goodness. I've owned this beauty for a while but I've been trying to pass him on to another owl-pumpkin lover. Maybe this will inspire me to make my own Halloween goodness here soon. Check him out on Etsy.

Antlers are a bit seasonal, no? I've had the bad habit of practically giving away highly collectible taxidermy goods but I've learned to price them a bit better. This set still pretty affordable, I'd say. See it on Etsy. Make your own rad Hipster lodge thing. And complete the lodge with...


Some rad beer steins! I can never resist retro brown beer steins, especially of the barrel variety. You can see many on Etsy. Check out this set in particular and behold their beauty up close!

I've found many pieces of this same rustic decanter set. Always love scoring them, they're so beautiful. He's hanging out on Etsy.


How 'bout some naval anchor manliness!? You may have noticed a trend in past haul posts with loads of naval details that I am incredibly marine obsessed. Fish, boats, cephalopods, how I love you! Check out the anchor on Etsy. Along with this
/ this / this / this / this /AND / this / boat friend.
This plastic owl was made by Avon to hang in your closet and make your duds smell nice. See it on Etsy.

I get SO MANY questions about what awesome magic wooden contraptions I'm hanging my art prints from in my house (via Craigslist, Etsy, Blog posts, visitors, etc.) they are merely vintage wooden hangers. They display artwork so beautifully. Check out this set on Etsy aaaand...
This one too! Buy 'em if you want to hang your vintage book pages and awesome art pages outside of the status quo. Rebel, frames are not the only way! I can never have enough of these on-hand, very useful and just beautifully designed. On Etsy.


These glasses just bring back a somewhat embarrassing memory of drinking with a Scotsman who was in town with the rest of his Tartan Army to watch their soccer team play. I can't out-drink most anyone now that I'm primarily raw vegan; trying to keep with with a Scotsman was suicidal. I don't remember the entire night but recall exchanging cultural bits. I will never see "plaid" the same way again. A "plaid" is the tartan cloth thrown over the shoulder while wearing a kilt and tartan is the pattern's real title. Thus concludes non-sequitor time with Van. See more cute Scotty doggie tumblers on Etsy.
Holy Dorothy Thrope Roly Poly-olio rama! Dayum! I found some many of these. Check out the punch bowl set On Etsy.


Then check out this little set on Etsy.


And a larger set of these iconic Mad Men glasses on Etsy. I also have some in my Southern Crossing Antique Mall booth.

And I adore these rainbow glitter cups, as I'm unprofessionally calling them. Anyone have a name or date for these? They look like they've been sparklfied by Edward Cullen, they are flecked with magical Lisa Frank Trapper Keeper glitter. I love these plastic tumblers because I'm painfully clumsy (Reselling is RISKY profession for me. I do break things. Always favorite things) and these guys would be hard to break! See these beauties on Etsy.


Hippo mug! This sleepy guy was too fun to leave behind. He's waiting for a new owner on Etsy.


I sold nearly all of the little ceramic birdies and critters I found a couple of weeks ago and invested in these little guys this week. They're perched on Etsy.

Polaroid Sun 600 camera! With lens! This happy score is waiting for a photographer on Etsy, all ready to go.

Woah, holy gorgeous Science Fiction pulpy book covers Batman! I love each one. I may even make some time to read some of these if they don't sell quickly. See them on Etsy.

I got another set of similar "Astounding Science Fiction" books for a song. Check 'em out on Etsy.


The kawaii quota demanded fulfillment! Got it with this adorable coin bank. The puppy had fluff on it's ears! See more detail on Etsy.

Speaking of Kawaii, I listed more beautiful Japanese Kokeshi Dolls. Check them out: first one / second one / third one and / forth one. I love kokeshi dolls and want to scoop up every single one that I see.
I'm also big on collecting doll house furniture right now, especially mid century modern pieces. This set is astounding, glorious! Up there with favorite finds. See the cool little TV and mod side tables and chairs on Etsy.


And more mod doll furniture with this cardboard set that went with a 1962 cardboard Barbie Dream House. Love that is comes with little records, books, a radio player, magazines, so much small beauty to behold. The top of the TV counsel lifts to reveal a record player. I need a flat screen installed in one of those things, they're so beautiful! See details on Etsy.

How 'bout some 1980s nostalgia with this Get Along Gang children's suitcase? See it on Etsy.

And a Florida Souvenir plate, retro goodness for the Florida lover or State Plate collector. On Etsy.

More 1980s pop culture with this fun Ninja Turtles hat. See it on Etsy.

Wear your hat with this groovy sailboat tie. It's hanging on Etsy. Do you know if this is a woman's or man's tie? Both? Neither?
And then put these state patches on your acid wash denim jacket and you're stylin'. See 'em on Etsy.

And some retro lady bicycle photos! I don't normally buy vintage photos because I collect enough for the moment, but these came inside something I bought. See them on Etsy. Along with...

I love the photo of the guys behind a bar counter especially. See more on Etsy. They're super cheap!

And dinosaurs! Closing with some dinosaurs. See them on Etsy in their full glory.

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.

And now I have finally concluded hours upon hours of wok on these epic hauls! I can't wait until I get to rest someday, somehow. Blarg!

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29 comments:

  1. Ahh too much cuteness! I love that dollhouse furniture. I'd shrink myself down just to lounge on that set, if it were possible. And of course those vintage photos are pretty awesome. Good finds as usual, Van!

    <3 Jackie @ Let's Go Thrifting!

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    1. I would, too :D The furniture is glorious, I need some of that in our size for the casa.

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  2. Another really nice haul. I love the idea of displaying artwork with those vintage wooden hangers. Clever idea! You really scored on those Dorothy Thorpes! Love the dollhouse furniture, too.

    BTW, I had a similar hippo mug in my eBay store a number of years ago :0)

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    1. You can see an example of the artwork/hanger in the first photo of this post: http://www.thriftcore.com/2013/05/thrift-haul-thrifting-for-art-daily.html

      So many questions I received over the miraculous art-hanger thing :D Did the hippo mug sell well for you?

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  3. Good work-- I did a lot of "Etsy-ing" yesterday too! Love the dollhouse and Barbie furniture. I don't think I ever saw the cardboard Barbie stuff before-- very cool!

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    1. I hadn't before I saw this set too. You should look up the whole doll house, I'd love to play with the whole set. Will always be playing with toys ;D At least I'm not alone.

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    2. I just looked up that Barbie stuff-- how fun! And I'm sure my daughter bought that blue side chair at a thrift for a dime a few years ago. Don't think we kept it-- had no idea it was Barbie!! Duh!!

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    3. Haha, that's awesome so much of it is still floating around considering the flimsy nature of the material and how badly kids treat their toys!

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  4. Really nice treasures Vanessa! I really like the old photos and am in aw when I come across them. For some reason to me, they're really cool. Hope your taking a break soon to have a little bit of time for yourself. :)

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    1. Got off my kitchen shift today since I'm coughing up green ooze (ew) but can't help but used the gained to work today. So addicted lately! This weekend I preserved rooms for BF and I at "The Hostel in the Woods" - we'll get to stay in a tree house in the woods and hang out with hippies. Can't wait! :D !!

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    2. Sounds exciting and adventurous! Can't wait to hear all about it. :)

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    3. There will definitely be a follow-up with photos.

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  5. I found a butt load of those vintage trouser hangers last week too. I'm thinking of using them to hang up my paint by numbers gallery style.
    Love the mid century doll furniture! And the dinosaurs! So much good stuff...

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  6. I need to find more of them, never have enough and they sell well. :D

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  7. Wowza...nice Dorothy Thorpe haul!!!! I, too, am all about nautical stuff. That anchor is calling my name. If only my home weren't already completely overrun with brass "objets." ;)

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    1. Haha, I don't allow myself to collect a LOT of things I see while thrifting. Having ENOUGH trouble documenting existing merch and keeping life AND work organized and clean... ;p

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  8. Wow, you got a nice haul! I haven't found anything amazing for awhile, except for a cool Japanese kitschy tiger jar. I hate to sell it, because I really want to keep it. As you know, the part of this job that sucks: refraining from keeping everything!Have fun on your trip, hanging out with hippies! My son went as a Hippie last year for Halloween, and this year he wants to go as Bob Ross (you know, the bushy haired painter from PBS, "happy clouds"?), My son is obsessed with him! Bob Ross is a hippie throwback (died in 95:-(

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    1. I ADORE Bob Ross. :D Happy little trees. I think I'm at the point where I'm cool letting go of everything but the furniture I'm actively using and some favorite toys. Enjoying the new "minimalism" too much to let Stuff pile up again.

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  9. In the thumbnail I thought the antlers were mounted chicken feet. Honest! I was cracking up!

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    1. Now THAT would be awesome. I should make some of those!

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    1. Indeed :) Much more to be listed, excited and exhausted, haha.

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  11. What great stuff! That Barbie dream house furniture is really taking me back! And those Galaxy magazines look like they'd be chock-full of amazing.

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  12. Lots of great stuff this time! I like the owl clothes freshener and your little ceramic dog. I've seen glass sets like the one you bought at the thrifts, I'll have to pick one up next time I see it. Do you find they sell well?

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  13. The Dorothy Thrope Roly Polys? I've always sold them well in the past so I scooped them up. The trend may have died down a bit though. Hope they sell soon :D

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