Monday, April 28, 2014

Freshly Curated: A Small Batch of Vintage Goodness from a Small Local Flea Market- The Eyes, My God.


Looks like it's an accidental horror haul this week! Exhausted after an almost no-sleep night I took it easy at the flea market, only investigating a smaller one near my mom's house with mom and my niece in tow. I resisted a lot of my usual suspects and came home with:


I REFUSE to drink anything from this creepy-ass clown mug, holy hell! Two ways to look at it- clearly it's supposed to be his eyes closed laughing with mirth revealing the make-up from lid to brown bone or something? Look at it another way and there are two eyes staring back at you. Huge, slitted, soulless. For sale if you're a clown lover! It's by Otagiri, Japan.


I've sold a set of two of this groovy little 1960s shelves so I couldn't resist another one. I won't mind it looking at me as I work in the meantime, I hung it right above my computer.


My mom found this doll for me at the flea market, not my usual style but I like the colors. Not sure where it's from, anyone have info on this piece?


These Made in Japan adorable dog salt and pepper shakers had to come with me. Love the mod starbust pattern and the original cork stoppers and intact...


The eyes though, no soul, they have no soul! They remind me Rosemary's quote at the end of Rosemary's Baby, "THE EYES...my god...what have you done to his EYES you MANIACS!!!" I need to glue new gemstone eyes (their original eyes) in there.


And then we have "sheets of death." My mom (she's been doing a lot of thrifting lately, you see) took a box of donations to the nearest Catholic Church thrift store. The nun was examining these sheets asking if they were "sheets of death." Mom helpfully explains that it's "Jack the Pumpkin King." The nun says nothing. My mom explains it's from a movie. "Oh the things kids will get into these days..." the nun trails off.


They're a bit too literal for me if that makes sense, even though Nightmare Before Christmas is one of my favorite movies of all time. They're for sale if anyone would like them, I have the entire set and it's super lovely.

E-mail me if you'd like to buy anything you see above, it's all for sale!

Did you find anything interesting this weekend? To tell of your thrifting/finding adventures in the comments.

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31 comments:

  1. I like the creep stuff! That clown mug is hilarious! Those sheets are pretty kick ass!
    Good shopping trip!

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    1. I only found 3 things but I love 'em all, better a small haul than a big one of less quality stuff.

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  2. Those Skellington sheets could be great sellers. I'd toss them up on eBay for sure!

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    1. Thanks for the tip, I'll give it a try. I think I've abandoned my eBay listing goals save for pop culture items, spent more it than I earned last month. Grrr

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  3. Awwe, they are missing their natural rhinestone eyes, aren't they!? & never seen anything such as that made by Otagiri! Interesting. .

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    1. They have a wide variety of designs out there, I loved the graphic design of the clown...though not the clown himself.

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  4. I guess I'd say the clown's eyes are open but who knows? Neat shelf! Just for the record, I'm none too thrilled with Ebay either.

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    1. I'm pretty sure those are his eyelids and the real eyes are clenched shut but the effect of soulless slit-eyes starting at nothing, reptilian, is freaky.

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  5. That clown mug is terrifying!
    X

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    1. You'll see it again in your dreeeeeams...or I should say nightmares :D

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  6. Geez van really creepy haul hehe I would keep the small shelf for me its so adorable ♡ ♡ hope you have beautiful dreams with the new sheets. Although I like them, never seen nightmare before christmas, do you believe?

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    1. It's one of my favorite movies ever ;) Not going to keep the sheets a taaad juvenile for me, or at least keep the whole thing on the bed, but they're pretty awesome.

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  7. listening and reading an interesting article and a lot of helpful info I really like blogs like this

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  8. the little doll is very cute
    retro rover

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    1. She's not my style, I don't tend to like dolls at all, but I'd say cute for a doll, too ;D

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  9. I would have enjoyed being there when the nun saw those sheets. If you didn't know about the movie, they are truly bizzare and strange; she must have wondered what is happening with kids. I teach kindergarten and even at that age there is already clown fear and loathing. I would creep them out with that mug for sure...
    That Tiki mug is a keeper, love the color.

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    1. I bought the tiki shot glass years ago at a kitschy shop in St. Augustine, a vintage reproduction but still groovy. I also have a set of several colorful tall ones from the same shop, all repo.

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  10. Oh my gosh! Those sheets would give me nightmares! However, all of your finds here are creepy cool, and I'm sure they'll sell quickly! :)

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    1. Have you seen "The Nightmare Before Christmas" Jack is too sweet and cuddly to ever be scary ;D !

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    2. I guess I'll have to watch that one :)

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    3. Do it, it's my favorite! Urr...cuddly is hyperbole but he's the most polite skeleton you'll ever meet :D

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  11. WOW the bed set is stunning, if only our room wasn't the first thing you see when you walk in the door! I try to keep our room very neat looking I don't think jack is what I'm going for-too bad

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    1. It really is STUNNING. :D It's my favorite movie so it sucks to sell the set, but I can't hoard it all, I have perfectly good sheets ;D

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