Monday, January 27, 2014

Thrift Haul: Mid Century Modern Furniture, Shelves, Records, and Apartment Decor


Yesterday I participated in a vintage sale that did really well, I'll definitely have to write more about it and conspire to do more of them, I really missed selling vintage in-the-field and interacting with customers! The bohemian on-the-go-Thrift Core boutique ideas are a-brewin'. Anywho, behold the lovely finds I've scored at the sale and at the flea market this Wednesday.


Behold my gorgeous industrial side table. I love it as a printing table for now, would make a great bar. It's going to Craigslist soon. Of course, e-mail me if you're local (or beyond) and want to buy anything in this post.


I bought this gorgeous Mid Century Modern record rack from Carla (wanted to buy much more from here, she always has great stuff) it's headed to Etsy soon, will update with the listing soon.


After the sale a vendor gave me this beautiful green chest that's going to Craigslist and Southern Crossing soon. It's light and lovely.  I got some other freebies I'll have to share in future posts soon! Thanks everyone!


I always do well with curio shelves, I was going to put him on Etsy but shipping big items is a bitch, it may go to Southern Crossing today.


And I found this lovely skinny-leg mod bookshelf table at a curios yard/estate sale combo. It doesn't match my hey wakefield one (which goes to my vanity, more on that soon) but it makes my bedroom so much more cozy. Now there's even more to read as I toss and turn at night! Working on Ender's Game, it's excellent.


There they are together with the blinding morning sunbeam searing a proverbial hole through the windows. I'm going to build matching ones (DIY to come) and will scatter the little ones around the house while the wait for a buyer. Books, I need them everywhere!


I shared this gorgeous tin collection Saturday but had to share another photo. I took a risk on this set but damn, they're so beautiful I wouldn't find having this beautiful collection around to inspire me in the meantime.


And I forgot to showcase these records before! These have been on my to-find list for a while and one of my favorite flea market vendors (another that knows me as "Camera Girl", I need to film these flea market trips someday, you'd get a kick out of it) had these glorious records in a pile of rubble!


I had an "Off The Wall" case but not the actual record, it's my absolute favorite by Michael Jackson, his lilting ethereal voice goes so well with soulful R&B tracks. And Songs in the Key of Life!? So Damn Good. So hard to pick a favorite from it and nearly every  American alive is familiar with at least one track from it. Especially I Wish which was sampled for the equally catchy Wild Wild West theme song.

Welp, now it's time for an epic clean-up! I was too tired to put loads of merchandise away last night. E-mail me if you see anything you'd like to buy!

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40 comments:

  1. Love the little nightstand. And your industrial table is an old typewriter table. Surprisingly these can fetch a pretty penny. :)

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    1. That's what I suspected. I can't imagine sitting and typing at something so small! Will have to research him a little more. It didn't move in Southern Crossing but there's potential online and on Craigslist. It's small and light and wouldn't be as hard to ship as bigger furniture.

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  2. I swear you have the best luck at these things. The flea market by my house sells pretty much everything at high retail prices. I have fun poking around and looking, but I rarely buy. Although yesterday I found a left handed guitar for my 7 year old daughter. Her birthday present is going to be a guitar and lessons. Left handed guitars for children are a rare find, so I was stoked. Snagged it for $50.

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    1. Aw, that's an awesome score. I love how we can find just the right thing second hand, makes me less willing to step foot into a retail store every day. Ours are more like "junk" markets so the prices are often very low. I was happy to get people to pay higher prices at the vintage outdoor sale I did yesterday, I may have to try a flea market next and see how it goes. Scary though, all my haggling karma will come back and bite me in the ass ;)

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  3. What is the moon looking thing hanging over your bed? If it is a moon how cool!

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    1. It's a light-up moon I bought ages ago in the toy's section at Target. You use a remote and can change the phases but it takes a lot of batteries so I leave it unlit these days. I saw it on Modcloth not too long ago, I have an ad to their site in the side bar.

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    2. I also have a moon map and a solar system map framed in the bedroom gallery wall, all remnants of my astronomy club days. The maps came with my first telescope.

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  4. I loved Enders Game a super good book! Have you watched Attack On Titan? Look it up on Netflix. fantastic Japanese animation and kinda creepy cool. Fantastic finds! Love the typing table!

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    1. Surprised I haven't heard of that, you know I love my anime and manga. Will have to check that one out! Lots of catch-up to play on movies...

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  5. Awesome haul, wouldn't it be wonderful if in your thrift travels you found a match to either bedside table? They both are awesome, especially for a reader.

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    1. I've been hunting for affordable matching bedside tables for ages, would be awesome to find a matching one. Even my mom's been hunting for some for herself for years and hasn't found some. Excited to create some matching ones very soon and beat the game though ;) Then these two can go to fine new homes.

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  6. Yet again you've done smashingly well for yourself, how I'd love a buying trip with you.

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    1. Thanks! The hunting is really good where I live so it's too easy to bring home bucket loads of finds, I really hold back ;)

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  7. I love the tin collection and would be inspired by them. Great finds. Been finding lots of gems here.

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    1. Japanese typeface and graphic design is my favorite, the tins are my favorite found-muse at the moment. I just filled my antique mall booth with them.

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  8. Nice scores! Great end table. And I love your wood flooors. Mine are too but old and really need refinishing.

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    1. The apartment's wood floors are awesome, really love this place and wish it was a rent-to-own deal, never wanna leave.

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  9. Wow! Love your new side table, and those tins are gorgeous!! Great finds!

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    1. Thanks! Found them at the same yard sale, quite pleased with 'em

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  10. Hmmm I imagine a total makeover for the curio shelves painted in mint and with a vintage flower power fabric in the back. All beautiful things here <3

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    1. There's potential with those. They're hanging out in the antique mall waiting for their new owner.

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    2. Also just e-mailed you your coupon code for the business card, thanks for participating!

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  11. Off the Wall is THE BEST! ;) And I have my printer on that exact same typewriter table. It's so handy!

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    1. Now I wanna listen! :D I looove it, not a dud on the roster of songs they're all brilliant.

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  12. I just bought that Michael Jackson record a few weeks ago! Not at the thrift store but "The Exchange". Love it!

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  13. Awesome finds! I have a penchant for Mid Century art work and decor. =)

    http://pinkchampagnefashion.blogspot.com/

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  14. Thanks for the links - I decided to share my finds today after I read this post :)

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    1. Hm, I always link them at the bottom, I guess now it's more visible because I forgot to pull the large "call to action" at the bottom of this post? :D Glad I inspired you to share.

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  15. Glad you're reading Ender's Game. One of my top fave books of ALL TIME! My #1 fave anime of all time is the Rurouni Kenshin (Samarai X) trilogy ((NOT the tv show, the movies)). Good stuff!

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    1. I've seen some of that but it's been yeeeears. Need to check it all out again, I've heard great things. I like manga more than anime, hard to pick a favorite but I think "Maison Ikkoku" tops the list for me. Never seen/read a more realistic/true/sweet romantic comedy ever. You'll laugh, you'll cry. Visually I love everything by CLAMP, best graphic designers ever.

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  16. Great picks! I love the suitcase/trunk the most.

    xo Ashley
    thetiniestfirecracker.com

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    1. Thanks! It'll go up for sale after I make matching replacements.

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    1. I loooove me some classic Stevie.

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  19. Love the look of the place! And that is my favourite Michael Jackson album - fun fact!

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