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
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
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
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
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.