Monday, October 28, 2013

Thrift Haul: Atomic Era Mid Century Modern Furniture, Fabric, and Owls Galore

Time to play catch-up, I've scored some beautiful mid century modern pieces behind-the-scenes that I didn't get a chance to showcase properly. Some I'm very tempted to keep but as you know, it's all for sale. Behold the goodness:


From the same fun yard sale I also scored this gorgeous black atomic style self. So tempted to keep it for my own collection but I'll be putting it in front of Southern Crossing Antique Mall and on Craigslist soon. Let me know if you're interested, it's a beautiful bookshelf and I haven't seen one like it in person before. For now it's doing a wonderful job as my printer stand.


I'm not sure where this plaque is from or even if it's vintage, loved the look of it though. Let me know if you have any information on this piece. It's chilling in my kitchen for the moment.


I love this raffiaware set, I've always wanted to find a big lot of them. Thrifters and their nerd ambitions. This picnic-ready set comes with a large pitcher and seven cups, perfect for a pool party or anytime use. See it on Etsy.


These atomic era busy brown curtains are absolutely gorgeous, the fabric is thick and very sturdy. They're in like-new condition. Anyone have any information on these pieces? I didn't occur to me until later that they could be reproductions. I have four panels awaiting their new home on Etsy.


How about an adorable little owl plaque for your home? I love this guy stayed in a gallery wall. See him on Etsy.


I almost painted these frames bright orange as a before/after for Halloween...so glad I went against it. The artist Leland Brewsaugh was a fellow north Floridian that painted marshland birds and natural scenes. See these two beautiful pieces on Etsy.


I like this pretty donkey candy dish as a vanity jar to hold cotton balls and q-tips. See him in action On Etsy.

I love that this owl key hook piece is also a memo board and letter holder! See 'em on Etsy.


And now must get back to taking hundreds of photos! I want to get the rest of my merchandise on Etsy before the Christmas rush! Speaking of Christmas rushes and business crazyiness, I have advertising available for November and December as well as business help services. Check out what I offer and details on why it works in this post. (Also see my Advertising page or e-mail me for more info.)

Don't Be Shy: If you like anything on the Etsy shop or in this post, send me an e-mail . I will work out a shipping deal for multiple items. Much of this will be added to my Southern Crossing Antique Mall booth as well for you to scoop up if you're local. You can also meet-up with me if you're local if you'd like to buy anything you see.

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


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43 comments:

  1. Love the metal book case stand thing. If we were closer I'd totally snatch that up from you, it's always so hard to find thin profile shelves.

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    1. That it is! I need to get it in front of eyes to sell today but I'll be sad to see it go.

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  2. That fabric is just fabulous!

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    1. Thanks! Already getting a lot of interest on it on Etsy :)

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  3. Great bookshelf, I like that the middle two shelves are angled - we have a wooden one (sometimes they call it a library shelf) and we actually use it in our booth to hold books

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    1. I like it for holding records and small books but it's looking pretty as a printer stand for now.

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  4. That fabric could be barkcloth. Very cute little owl!

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    1. Thanks for the ID, gonna try that out. Chatting with someone on Etsy now who thinks it's a reproduction, oops.

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    2. Looking up Barkcloth fabrics now and it looks like a close reproduction of that style. Such gorgeous pieces!

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  5. That fabric IS barkcloth and if its not a repro then it is worth WAY more than $65.00. You should pull it until you know for sure. Hold on going to go look at it some more.

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  6. Ok I looked it up its to wide for vintage. I thought so but had to check. Its repro. But repro goes for $25.00 to $30.00 a yard! So I think you can still easily get $65.00!

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    1. Thanks for hunting that down for me! I'm chatting with someone on Etsy who might want to purchase all four large pieces I have and she told me "When you see these dye lot dots, you know the fabric is newer......The original Mid-Century fabrics either had stamped selvages or no information at all printed on them." Good to know for future hunting!

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    2. By the way, you think $65.00 is fair for two panels that are 4 feet x 6 feet? I think so but working with people that seem wary of the price.

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    3. Seriously late in responding but I think so. The cheapest newer barkcloth you can find is 19.00 a yd. That adds up REAL fast.

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  7. Great finds all around! Love all the owls and the shelf.

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  8. Gotta list the shelf on Craigslist now, nooo. ;) The fabric is getting a lot of attention too.

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  9. Love that shelf. I've been looking for something like that for our house. Those curtains are great too. Nice finds!

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    1. Thanks! I'm about to take it to my tiny antique mall booth so I don't get to use to its beauty hanging around... ;)

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  10. Repo or not, why don't you just keep those fabric panels. You know they look sweet in your pad!

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    1. They're pretty awesome but I gotta sell everything, needs money ;) Especially since it has the potential to sell for so much.

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  11. awesome finds! those picnic cups are great!

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    1. Thanks, those were a favorite of mine, too!

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  12. Love that black shelf! The curtains are really cool and you can hardly tell they are reproductions. I probably wouldn't have been able to tell just from the listing if you hadn't of said something. Great finds!!!

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    1. I'll be enjoying the black shelf until it goes. The curtains did fool me at first but I was thinking the atoms was a bit too on-the-nose atomic era style ;)

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  13. I'm seriously loving every single one of your finds. As for the curtain panels repo or not they're fab. I had a awesome haul this past weekend, all of which are soon destined for Etsy too.

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    1. Thanks Trudie, good luck with your Etsy selling!

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  14. Don't know if you're dough plaque is vintage, but I know I hate them & I know they were trendy at one point. 70's maybe?

    Love the bookshelf though and raffiaware set! I've never seen one in my thrift store travels, just antique mall travels!

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    1. Didn't know what they were called, thanks for the ID.

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    2. No problem. We had them in our house. I always found them weird. My grandmother had them. My aunt had them. Maybe it was a Canadian thing.

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  15. Those curtains are fantastic!! What a great pattern. If I had a place for them, I'd snatch them up!

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    1. Thanks Becky, hope someone else snaps them up soon!

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  16. Love all the sweet owls! I finally jumped on the owl bandwagon a few weeks ago when I found 3 Shawnee ones at the flea market. I may have started something....

    Good luck selling your black table. If I were you, I wouldn't be too heartbroken if I had to hang onto it for a while :-)

    ~Erica

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    1. Yep, I don't mind it at all in the meantime.

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  17. Hey van! Great find with the curtains. There's a lady on etsy who makes BANK selling atomic fabric..pillowcases! Someone might buy your curtains just for the fabric! The shop name is Atomic Livin' Home.... maybe she'd even be interested in buying yours!

    Erica

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    1. Oh I shall definitely have to check that out. Thanks so much for the tip Erica!

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  18. Hey van! Great find with the curtains. There's a lady on etsy who makes BANK selling atomic fabric..pillowcases! Someone might buy your curtains just for the fabric! The shop name is Atomic Livin' Home.... maybe she'd even be interested in buying yours!

    Erica

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    1. Thanks for the hint Erica, will have to try it out!

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  19. You find the neatest stuff! I love that raffiaware set.

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  20. Awesome collection of mid century furniture's!! I really like each home decorative furniture's and Thanks Van for presenting some interesting demonstrations.

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