Monday, February 25, 2013
The Spoils Of Thrift ~ End of February
I spent some time today reading some of my favorite vintage blogs, such as the ones showcased on A Living Space's Nifty Thrifty (I'll be linking up as soon as this post is done), and it got me antsy to go hunt down some vintage!!
I really felt like I haven't found anything interesting lately. I've been focusing on flatware on Ebay and that's been profitable. It's fun but not as much fun as vintage.
I do have a backlog of vintage that I've been shopping in, so that's been kind of fun. I uncovered these 3 Kokeshi Sake bottles that we thrifted from my MIL ages ago. I had done some research and found out that they held Sake in different colors and were given to First Class passengers on flights to Japan back in the day. Fun! Headed to The Retro Shop soon!
Then I started thinking about some of the recent finds I DID have and they weren't too shabby. We recently went to the ocean and so we hit our normal little thrifts out there and a couple Goodwills and a Value Village we don't often go to. So by the end, I had rounded up a few interesting things...
Next find was these sweet little stainless egg cups by Quist, a West German company. There were 3. So of course I had to take them all. Look how awesome:
They have their own little salt shakers!
The same little thrift yielded this My Little Pony sewing pattern. I've been loving my sewing pattern sales. They are slow but easy to list and profitable. Hubby actually found this and figured it would sell.
I love vintage Vis-Ed flash cards. I've never seen these Inorganic Chemistry ones..but they are awesome! They are all divided into sections and look like this:
Total Greek to me..but someone will love them! That reminds me...I also scored some 1960s fish variety picture flash cards that are amazing...but I forgot to take pictures. I'll share them another day.
And this is why I love reSelling vintage...look at the variety! My attention span is too short to deal with selling the same thing over and over. So we go from science flash cards to darning eggs! I love the shape of that front one.
A nice little textile industrial touch to add to your decor. Or go ahead and darn some socks if you know how!
And then there's Hubby's find...I would have picked these up too..but he had more fun picking out the best ones and researching them. He'll get the fun of listing them too.
Next comes one of my favorite finds. This little 'king' lidded jar. It doesn't have a mark or sticker, but it's probably a Made in Japan piece from the 1980s? Just my guess...If anyone recognizes it, let me know!
And then finally...I couldn't resist this Parker Brothers wooden U.S. puzzle. Even though I have TWO others!! Yes and I've had them for awhile.
But see what the pieces look like?
I've always thought they'd make great magnets or brooches. You could seal them and attach a pin bar or something...What do you think? Would that sell?
I have these ideas...
Anyway....not a bad weekend for thrifting...Now to get it all listed!
What great things have you found lately? I'm slowly working my way through all your blogs!