Monday, December 30, 2013

Thrift Haul: A Designer's Dream; Patterned Scarves, Toys, and Inspiring Illustrations



This last haul to round out 2013 represents a few of my favorite things! We have toys, robots, mod art prints, eclectic bright textiles, nice colors, vibrant and unique illustrations. It's a designer's muse dream haul, a shangri-la assortment of creation! This haul consists of items I ran out of time to include from last week's insanely epic flea market haul and some favorites I've displayed and used for work for the past year:


I left this guy out of Halloween hauls, I sold his large counterpart and really enjoyed this one too but he seemed a little rough to list. I decided to go with it this time and see what happens, I love displaying him around my work space. As you know I'm Halloween-obsessed. ------>>> On Etsy

I found a fun pair of binoculars at the flea market, a nice blue color and portable for on-the-go, uh, peeping.

I'm going to peep out the windows at neighbors rear-window style until they sell. (I Kid.) ------>>> On Etsy


This Fisher Price toy perhaps should have been left behind but the price was right and it was a fun piece to photograph. ------>>> On Etsy

I enjoyed this "Home Sweet Home" plaque. I run into a lot of these cast iron style ones but the saying was too to leave behind! ------>>> On Etsy

The robot lover in me couldn't leave this gorgeous "The Black Hole" Little Golden Book behind, either. ------>>> On Etsy


The vintage illustrations in this ABC book are absolutely gorgeous, blocky with the right amount of texture.


I love John Burninham's style, very retro and whimsical with great use of color. He's an award-winner for a reason! ------>>> On Etsy

I almost listed this little guy as a dachshund but upon closer inspiration he's quite clearly a basset hound, isn't he? I love this figurine, bigger than the usual ones I find and in perfect shape. He's chilling in front of my keyboard right now until I sell. Closest thing I can have to real doggie for the moment! ------>>> On Etsy

This Samsonite case has actually been with me for years, I've used it store and transport art supplies for a while and finally decided to put it up on Etsy. I love train cases for road trips to visit friends, I'm an extremely light packer. ------>>> On Etsy


So you like my model!? I'm always looking for new ways to stand out online and offline with my brand when this idea to pose my scarves (and possibility future neck ties) on my huge  Godzilla Shogun Warrior (named "Ben" after the Michael Jackson song, a gift from @zombiedad!) struck. Love it thus far, now I want to make custom mannequins!



Work it Guuuuuuurl. You're beautiful.

The two striped scarves have been personal favorites for a while that I didn't know how to list until recently. Check 'em out: red stripes, green stripes, blue ethnic, polka dot and floral scarves.


I finally uploaded a lot of vintage illustrations to Etsy, I'll need to go back and edit some of the images (I used Photoshop element's batch edit with auto-levels and the result is a bit grainy and some need re-cropping) but I've been dying to share some of these.


Check them out here / here / here / here and here. I did a re-upload with new images of this beautiful misogyny post card too.


This the second copy of Gifts to Make Yourself I've found. Definitely have to try some of the crafts therein before it sells! ------>>> On Etsy


I can't eat likely any of the recipes in here unless there's some kind of basic salad but I really love the look and illustrations in these retro cookbooks and decided to pair these two as a set on Etsy.------>>> On Etsy


I'm going to scan the gorgeous illustrations from this vintage science textbook. Even the inner cover was interesting with depictions of Floridian marshlands. The front has delicate fish in a simple asian style. Very interesting book, books were better in the 1950s! ------>>> On Etsy
These Playmobile toys have served as a muse on display for a while now and I finally got around to listing them.

Perhaps a bit of cultural appropriation at work here but I really love the basic shapes and how they represent some fine graphic design at work. I appreciate the smalls size too, shown with a potted plant for scale. ------>>> On Etsy


And a final little score is the groovy retro tray I'm using as a catch-all at the moment. ------>>> On Etsy

And now I'm off to stuff my face with healthy grub and drive two hours down to Orlando, Florida for some inspiration and furniture shopping. E-mail me if you have any questions or would like to buy anything you see in today's post.


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

Daily thrifting updates, information, & Inspiration: Follow Thrift Core on Twitter and Facebook.

21 comments:

  1. I hit Orlando about 4 times a year for thrifting. Leaving in a couple of weeks for another shopping trip. I have had better luck at some of the communities around Orlando (you know, where the elderly reside). Good luck with your shopping adventure, you always seem to find the good stuff!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm visiting the Ikea agsin to return stuff. I hear the huntinh down here is great but I only hunt in Jacksonville. Rarely have time to thrift on trips.

      Delete
    2. Bummer. You should make a trip out there once in awhile just to thrift. Clermont is a great thrift spot. Full of retirees. You seem to get good stuff wherever you go....

      Delete
    3. I shall definitely have to schedule a go of that!

      Delete
  2. Wow, you found some great stuff! I love the vintage illustrations. Happy New Year!

    ReplyDelete
  3. I love your scarf model!! fierce and perfect! I used to have tons of binoculars like that when I was a kid. I wish I had hung on to them!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I wish I'd have hung on to a lot from childhood, le sigh ;)

      Delete
  4. Every time I see a Bassett hound, I find myself quoting from the Fox and the Hound: "I'm a hound dog.Aroo-rooo-wooooo."

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I always think of a basset hound as simple a "hound dawg" because of that movie. The part where the lady lets the fox loose in the woods, my Feels!

      Delete
  5. That ABC book looks fab! Be careful with those binoculars. Remember what happened to Jimmy Stewart! Happy 2014!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Diane ;D All of the illustrations in it are amazing.

      Delete
  6. I saw those Playmobile toys and all of a sudden I could hear the song YMCA playing in my head! :) Cheers and Happy New Years!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks! With the Indian I can kind of see that now, haha.

      Delete
  7. I bet that gift book is full of ideas! Lots of great items here!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That it is, I need to get crafting with it. My nieces will love it.

      Delete
  8. Godzilla is pretty much the best scarf model ever, just sayin'. Those scarves are pretty awesome too. Can't wait to see what you find in Orlando, keep us posted!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I wasn't thrifting in Orlando unfortunately, I only thrift in Jacksonville with few exceptions. I had to go get a price match (over $100 worth!) on storage boxes I bought in Orlando's IKEA. It's a resolution to make time for out-of-city thrifting next year!

      Delete
  9. I LOVE the little binocs! So adorable and packable...not for peeping though--thanks for linking up!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. They wouldn't be good for peeping anywho ;) Not the best zoom on those.

      Delete
  10. You rollercoaster game ever? It feels like what ??? Howling soul, afraid to faint, good value for money and ... to the old way cool right! Despite the psychological preparation to how much skill as the ship began to run, you're no longer able to master his emotions well anymore
    b612 , run 2 unlocked , geometry dash online , snapchat , baixar musicas gratis

    ReplyDelete

I love reading your comments. Thank you for adding to the discussion! I always reply to any and all questions.

Like us on Facebook

Related Posts with Thumbnails