Monday, May 19, 2014

Freshly Curated: Yard Sale Smalls, Ninja Turtles and Playing with Game Boards


I'm on a self-imposed hunting break. I realize you always need "fresh meat" to keep sales up but I don't feel physically and mentally equipped to bring in loads of new merchandise. I'm still soul-searching and trying to plot my next career move. And I'm  enjoying my new very clear and minimalist pad (tour soon!) too much to trash it again!


I did stop by a yard sale a couple of doors down from my apartment. I wouldn't have gone but I've repositioned my desk by the window and I saw the yard sale sign on the street light outside! Who could resist the quick ride over? I've always admired this house with its colorful flags and potted succulents, good to see the wares of the inhabitants. They have great taste!


I'll get better shots of the gorgeous dresses I found later. They're all name-brand and like-new, I love how they exemplify how little you need to go out to buy nice new clothing! I'd rather pay $2.50 for these than $250.00! I've already worn a couple of these out on dates. (both the photos above from my Instagram feed)


I also found the lovely tea set above, I've see it at Urban Outfitters and Antropologie (I recognized at least one dress label from Anthropologie as well- pricy!) and am happy to own it even for a little while. It's $18 if anyone would like to buy it.


Then I had to scoop up this owl needlepoint piece from the same sale. Love the eyes on this guy-  daisy eyes! ---------->>> On Etsy

And I rarely resists a nice bowling ball bag when I see them. I often get requests for these. ---------->>> On Etsy
I did some more playing with these vintage game boards I have lying around. I'm going to list them on Etsy as shelves and see how they do. (See my DIY Game Board Shelf post for details.)


I love that you can just switch out the shelves for a refreshed work space if desired. A great way to display the art and host some knick-knacks. ---------->>> On Etsy


This little Numble one is a favorite, love the small size of it and the retro graphic design. ---------->>> On Etsy


My mom actually found this classic early 1980s Ninja Turtles game board for me at the Goodwill pound store. It only came with the board unfortunately because this looks like it would be an amazing game to play- love the retro designs on the turtles and the colors! ---------->>> On Etsy

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

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26 comments:

  1. What fun, cute stuff! Great deal on the dresses. No finds for me this weekend; busy most of Sat and no nearby sales anyway. Oh well.

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    1. Yeah I'm being good and not shopping at all. Gonna get back to it perhaps next week? One more week to play catch-up on writing and organizing? We'll see...

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  2. The owl tea set is so funny. Nice finds. Have a great week!

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    1. Thanks Steph, I'm enjoying looking at in the meantime.

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  3. oh, love that green dress, and the owl needlepoint!

    I'm going to have to do your shelving idea with my Bigfoot game board :)

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    1. I'll have to post photos wearing the dresses later,they're all awesome. :D It's actually gray but hard to tell from the phone photos for sure.

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  4. Great idea the gameboard shelves! Linda@Wetcreek Blog

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  5. Oh wow I LOVE those game board shelves!!!! And the owl teaset is adorable!!

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    1. Thank you :D I love having it around 'til it sells, so pretty.

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  6. Thanks for the tip on bowling bags. I just looked at the solds on ebay, and some go for really great money. I pass those things up all the time. Not anymore! :) And great finds. Those dresses are so pretty!

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    1. Thanks Kim, wearing one now ;D I never sell them for anything on eBay, all I get is offers for less, but I do sell them well on Etsy.

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  7. I'm really liking the board game shelves. Such a neat and practical way to display fun graphic boards.

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  8. THOSE SHELVES!!!!!!!!!!!! It's function and art in one!!!

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  9. i have that ninja turtle game. it is kind of fun. part of it involves this little seesaw thing with dice and is HARD! it took forever for us to finish!

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  10. That is such a clever idea for shelves! What a great way to display quirky vintage boards.

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    1. Thanks Holly. Did a "DIY" on it a bit back, haven't moved them since. They're fun :)

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  11. I love finding clothes to wear--it always seems like a bonus to NOT have to go find them in a store if I can find them at a garage sale!

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    1. Me too, actually gonna keep it around for a while, I really like it on my desk.

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