Monday, November 25, 2013

Thrift Haul: Retro Yard Sale Scores, Cute Critter Figurines & Christmas Sale Time

I'm finally back to the hunt after taking a long break, I haven't hunted in earnest since early October. I scored yard on a warm, sunny Saturday morning and left with a few choice goodies following my new rules. (I try to resist big cumbersome items the mugs/glassware these days- so hard, I see so much I want) Here's what I scored:


I scored some adorable 1960s big-eye figurines, can never resist explemary specimens like this squirrel... ----->>> On Etsy


Or This Hippie Flower Child Rabbit in neon hues, I love the sunglasses. ----->>> On Etsy



And a teenie tiny vintage fawn right in time for Christmas. ----->>> On Etsy

This isn't the full snack set but I loved the looked of this dachshund ceramic piece and had to list him anyway. ----->>> On Etsy

I also scored on this awesome working polaroid camera and film set!  ----->>> On Etsy


And scored some awesome How-To-Draw books, I try to resist these days but these two were too beautiful to leave behind. ----->>> On Etsy


This bigger plastic reindeer showed up in time for Christmas, too. ----->>> On Etsy


And with this gorgeous deer drinking glass the deer theme is complete! ----->>> On Etsy

Or IS IT?! Looks like reindeers and fawns have snuck their way into the Christmas themed product photos I've been killing myself working on behind-the-scenes. A kind yard sale vendor gave me the gorgeous pyrex set above. ----->>> On Etsy


Another fun yard sale score, likely not vintage, but irresistible to for my Japanese-stuff collection nonetheless. The back reads "Decorative Crafts inc, Mebel". I have it on my computer desk/work space to use as a catch-all and coaster.  Like everything else it's for sale if anyone's interested.

I've been playing catch-up listing some things that haven't made it to Etsy yet, like this beautiful thermos. ----->>> On Etsy

I went on a Thermos spree, this Aladdin one finally made it online as well. ----->>> On Etsy


Along with a lovely large Tartan print posing with a Scottish terrier, appropriately. ----->>> On Etsy


And an industrial military style thermos. ----->>> On Etsy

Moving back to barware, this gorgeous serving tray is finally in front of admiring eyes. ----->>> On Etsy

Along with lovely mid century modern glassware pieces. ----->>> On Etsy

A gorgeous Hellenic style ice bucket to go with the party. ----->>> On Etsy


And sexy lady glasses I struggle to photograph with accuracy, I need to get a gray backdrop but haven't found anything to use as one yet! Hence the poor quality photo on this one, you can't see the detail without over-sharpening the photo. ----->>> On Etsy

This retro lamp was a beautiful flea market find, rustic 1970s goodness. ----->>> On Etsy

Along with this unique medevil style plaque, love the red and gold, reminds me of the Holidays somehow. ----->>> On Etsy

This beautiful retro clock is just as lovely as a display as it is a functional object. ----->>> On Etsy


This is the second set like this Rye and Scotch Gay Nineties style decanters I've found, the last once flew but these have stuck around for a bit. ----->>> On Etsy


And a final beautiful score for Christmas, a beautiful coaster set.  ----->>> On Etsy

CHRISTMAS SALE TIME, LOOK OUT: I've been marking down items and will likely host an additional Black Friday and Cyber Monday sale on Etsy, so check out the site for gifts if you're hunting for something unique for friends and family, it's gift hunting time! (And you support a struggling soloprenuer too, win-win!) E-mail me if you're looking for anything in particular, I have a lot I've yet to list online- or if you have any questions.

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

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35 comments:

  1. Your glasses remind me of iittala ...you should do a little digging and see if you've got a match :)

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    1. Ha Ha...never mind..just clicked on your link to your listing and it seems you already knew that :)
      Nice find!

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    2. Thanks for the ID either way, really appreciate it. Kept going back-and-forth on whether it was "liitala" or not, so confused on that one earlier!

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  2. Those Christmas photo set ups are FAB! Great job :)

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    1. Thanks so much Dani, meets a lot from you, I love your eye! I've been killing myself behind-the-scenes trying to improve photograph quality and come up with creative composition :)

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  3. I love that lamp! I got a polaroid last week too. Cant test it because I don't have the film and the film is expensive on amazon. But I saw that everyone who is selling them are selling them as is, because they don't have the film either. So I listed it that way..as is...just listed it, so we will see...

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    1. Good luck selling it, I've sold two nearly identical ones, 600 model instead of 660 quite quickly. You can tell them they can let customers know they can buy film here: https://www.the-impossible-project.com/

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  4. What a great haul and that squirrel is so cute. But now I'm kicking myself because I walked away from 5 of those mid century glasses for 99p at the weekend. I thought they might be Finnish, but I was under time pressure, so I left them...oops!

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    1. Nooo that always sucks! I walked away from a LOT of gorgeous glassware. I'm a HUGE sucker for them but can't have them anymore. Too slow of a sale for me and they're taking up the majority of my limited storage space right now, dayum!

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  5. Beautiful finds! It amazes me how well old thermos's go. People love them. I especially like your tartan paneled one. I just sold one almost exactly like it :)

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    1. I can't give away thermoses around these parts, I've had a lot of the ones I've been finally getting onto Etsy individually (I had most of them as part of a lot) for years! I guess we have them donated often here so local buyers know they can thrift for them.

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  6. I am loving all those deer and that crazy little squirrel! Great scores. Glad you are back to it :-)

    ~Erica

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    1. I kind of regret listing the squirrel so low, he's off to his new home already :)

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  7. I agree, certain things that I love, just don't sell: Ashtrays, mugs, thermoses, and plates....but if I have a full set of plates, those things sell really good! They are a pain to pack and ship, but a full set does well. 3 or 4 plates will just sit there forever. I love ashtrays...but I guess people don't smoke like they used to, so that's a good thing.

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    1. Haha, I have the saaame issues, but they look so good and photograph so well. I've sold small plate sets and single plates but they have to be super awesome atomic looking plates! Agreed, they are a pain to pack and ship but you can make a lot from them and I love the look of them. I still try to stick to smalls now.

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  8. Love that hippie bunny! Too mod! I like your set-ups too. Well done!!

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    1. Thanks Diane :D I couldn't resist hippie bunny, two of my favorite things.

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    1. Thanks Lori, been working hard on 'em!

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  10. Squirrel!!

    I love how you stage things. Make the items just that much more appealing :)

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    1. Thanks Tilda, loved the squirrel too, he just sold too quickly ;)

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  11. Nice selection! I love the squirrel the best!

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    1. Thanks, he seems to be a hit. :D Sold already, boo

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  12. Im drooing on my computer! I just love your store and am sure Ill order soon, those 60s big eye figurines are a favorite of mine

    kate the old fashioned way

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  13. Van what camera are you using? I'm shopping for a new camera. Nice staging.

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    1. Thanks Nancy. I'm using the same camera I always have, a canon rebel 1:

      http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0035FZJHQ?ie=UTF8&tag=thrcor-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B0035FZJHQ

      I highly recommend upgrading to an SLR if you haven't BUT great photos are all about creativity with the composition. Good luck hunting down a camera, for all intents and purposes my simple Canon does the job right.

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  14. Thanks for the advice Van. My camera is the Canon Power Shot. It does have a macro button but you have to be within like 3" of your subject to use it. I am considering a Rebel so glad to hear that that is what you use. I think it is a step up from the Power Shot which I use.

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    1. It's not a step up but a giant leap, I believe I tried the power shot first and it has nothing on the difference between than and an SLR. You won't look back once you're used to it.

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  15. I have that exact tartan red thermos and a pink and maroon graphic version. I like to think they are a his and hers! I bought them to resell but kind of love them. I haven't even ever used them, but I cannot part with them.

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    1. Something so nostalgic and pleasing about a thermos, I used to display them in my kitchen, I have them in my antique mall booth at the moment.

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  16. That little squirrel is killing me with cuteness! And those booze bottles are a great find. I'd have to keep them and fill them up like the lush I am. ; )

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    1. The decanters would be glorious housing booze!

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  17. OMG it's like a vintage dream EXPLODED over here--holy WOW! Thanks for coming by Thifter/Maker/Fixer/Farm, we're happy to have you link up.

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