Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Thrifting Haul - Slow Times Again

I yanked about a third of my inventory out of my failing antique booth this week. I'm planning on opening a vintage shop on Etsy soon to try to sell off some things before my room bursts at its seams.

But in the meantime, I've really cut back on thrifting. So I'm cheating a little by showing you past finds that I never photographed. They were in my booth, but now they're home and ready for their close-up! But first, the weekly finds.


I have no clue what this is. I know it's ironwood, but what in the world is that shape? Any guesses? It's pretty cool looking, and was cheap, so I grabbed it for a bookcase in my home.


This little lady has a chip on her head, but I couldn't pass her up. She's pretty old and awesome. Our house lends itself to that "world-traveller" look, but unfortunately, I haven't travelled the world. So until I do, I'll be happy with thrifting treasures that other world-travellers have given up. Works for me!


This little white bird was hiding on a shelf, and I had to take him home. His head reminds me of a dinosaur, but I don't mind! He's a cute guy.


You might think I would stop buying mugs, seeing as how I have yet to ever sell one. But, nope! I found a green stacking mug and had to buy it. Unfortunately, there was only one, but I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I find more someday.

Remember the man from my church who found this haul of wood last week?


 He went shopping again and found ducks! I was so excited! I've never seen duck bowls before and can't wait to paint them!


He also found this awesome monkey pod fruit, which my mom immediately took. I have to admit, it looks great on the counter though!

Now, on to the older finds.


The mug on the left is probably my favorite mug I've found yet. I absolutely love the starbursts on it! I have two of the brown flowered ones, but only one blue one. Love, love, love it! Might end up keeping it after all, so I guess I should be happy that no one bought it!


I found these two smoke-colored juice glasses on different aisles of Goodwill. I was so happy to find two! I love the etched design on them!

Any fun finds this week?


10 comments :

  1. All beautiful scores! I am a sucker for the same type of retro stacking mugs. They do seem to be a hard sale these days but I love 'em, can't help but scoop them up ;)

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    1. Thanks, Van! It's always nice to know I'm not the only sucker for mugs! I'm kicking myself for passing over similar stacking mugs in the past now!

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  2. Ok, NOW I know what monkey pod is, had to see it I guess! Thank you for joining the party, hope you come back again any Tuesday you have a vintage/antiques/history post to share! -Dawn @ We Call It Junkin.com

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    1. Thank you Dawn! And thanks for hosting the linky party again!

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  3. Sorry to hear your shop is failing. The lady statue looks so ANGRY! Otherwise I love all your stuff :)

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    1. Thanks Anny. It's not fun to find it failing, but you never know until you try! And I never noticed how angry that statue looks until now! She looks evil!! :)

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  4. That starburst mug is amazing, I agree! And I love all the wood pieces.

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  5. The mugs are great, and the two glasses at the end look like they could be Eva Zeisel's Stockholm (she designed the shape) the decoration is definitely not hers.
    Do the ducks have any marks? If they are from Haiti marked taverneau or pantalcraft I wouldn't paint them as there are collectors out there for this pieces.

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  6. Thanks Heather! I think that starburst mug will be staying with me - at least for awhile! :)

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  7. Thank you for both of your tips! I practically fell out of my chair trying to get to my wood cabinet to check the ducks! No marks on them - they were actually part of a big lazy susan piece so I don't think they're collectable.
    I'm really wishing I had your knowledge of pieces!!

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