Friday, September 6, 2013

Thrifting Haul - What My Mom Took

Sometimes when I'm out thrifting, I find something that I immediately know my mom will love. And sure enough, when I show her, she usually gasps, grabs it, and displays it around the house. Sure, sometimes it was something I intended to resell, but that's ok. 

Basically anything Mid Century, and she loves it. Although you could probably guess that by looking at her paintings. So now I know that if I ever want to resell something, I just have to hide it! But for now, here's a collection of thrifted finds that my mom hijacked.



I found this wooden flamingo at the antique mall my booth is in. He's so cute, and looks perfect in our library!


I found this wooden tiki man at Goodwill and knew she would love it! I'm still on the hunt for an authentic tiki mask for the wall, but no luck so far.



I actually found this vase a couple of years ago. I love the shiny finish, and needless to say, my mom did too!



I found this wooden cat in the toy aisle of a thrift store I frequent. Good tip by the way - search all the aisles, even those you don't think you'll find anything on. You never know when someone will set down a treasure in the wrong spot. Like this cat! He's amazing.



Again with the tikis! My mom's a big fan, and when I saw this mug I had to get it for her. She already had one similar to this that she stores some of her paint brushes in, but now he has a friend.



This is the find I'm most proud of. I was at Goodwill with my mom one day and saw this clock underneath some lamps. Thankfully I knew what I was looking at since my mom paints it. I immediately grabbed it and, to my mom's dismay, called across the store to her what I had found. I think she was worried someone would tackle me and take it. But we made it out of the store with the working clock in hand! It's a reproduction, but she doesn't mind. It looks perfect in her art studio.

So there you have it. Anything wood and mid century is not safe around my mom. But at least I still get to enjoy seeing these great finds!


23 comments :

  1. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the clock.
    Ann

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    1. Thanks, Holly! Isn't it great? To this day, it's one of my favorite finds!

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  3. I love the clock! Such a great find! I saw you on Fridays Five Features! If you like to link up come over to Craft Frenzy Friday at www.craftdictator.com!

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    1. Thanks Denise! It was fun to find it!

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  5. My parent's best friends were very bohemian and their home was filled with art. I must look into photo albums for pictures inside their home. I believe I remember that cat or one very similar. The sputnik style clock too looks very familiar. I love your finds!

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    1. Thank you, Jeannie! I would love to see a home like that! It sounds really awesome!

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  6. Your mom has great taste! I love that wooden vase most of all.

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    1. She does, Anny! I'm a big fan of that vase, too.
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. Such a great tip about checking all the aisles! My mom found a very valuable Limoges tray in the plastics aisle at Goodwill a while back! I haven't skipped that aisle since. ;)

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    1. I need to start checking the plastics aisle better! I'm still bad about walking quickly by some aisles.

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  8. I have the same problem you have with your mom, only with my sister. She always threatens that things will go "missing" when she visits.

    That clock is amazing! I have what I think is the original one on one of my Pinterest boards. I would love to find one.

    Have a great week!

    Erica

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    1. I think I would faint if I actually found an original one! I have to keep an eye on my mid century finds too! Sneaky relatives!

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  9. My Mom does the same thing! Comes over and picks through my storage area for stuff she likes. Oh well, they birthed us...I guess we can let it go. ;-)
    LOVE the clock! And the kitty is adorable. Your Mom has good taste!

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    1. That's a good way to look at it! You gave me life, so I guess I can give you a clock... I guess!

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  10. And so do you for finding it and buying it! :-)

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  11. I love to find treasures for family and friends!! thanks for linking up :)

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