Saturday, February 25, 2012
Case in point:
I bought these 4 packs of vintage 1960s Eureka St. Patrick's Day classroom decorations for $0.69 each--note that is $2.80--thrifting awhile back and had them listed on Etsy for $18.00. No one was buying them during the last 2 months so I listed them on Ebay.
I then started flipping through the crazy ads for 70s clothes, cigarettes, movies and even crazier sex advice and found this ad for tiki drinks premade in bottles:
The cocktails themselves sound DISGUSTING but I wouldn't mind adding the bottles to my cocktail bottle part of my collection. I have old bottles of mixers and these would fit right in:
Needless to say there is NOT any apricot EVER in a zombie. I should know...I drink them weekly!
And guava in a Navy Grog???? Sorry Trader Vic you are doing it wrong!
Of course I am keeping the magazine. The 70s---the era of nasty tiki cocktails that I am glad is over!
Friday, February 24, 2012
I have wanted a chip/pretzel/nut set for awhile so when I saw this one posted on Dimestorechic's Etsy shop I bought it. The price was uber cheap (what I would pay thrfting) so I figured why not. This just means that tomorrow while out thrifting I will find a set for myself.
Look more gnome art! I love how this little guy is waving:
And I can appreciate the gnome/mushroom combo. So fun:
And finally my cute cat Fubu Footfoot Fishsticks (yes she has 3 names and I only call her Fubu. Or Ms. Furry Pants. Or Bah-bah. Yes, I talk to my cat. And yes, she rules)
Thursday, February 23, 2012
On my walk to the bus stop the other morning I happened to look down and noticed something peculiar..a gnome. A tiny gnome on a block of wood nailed to the base of a telephone pole. And then on the next pole there was ANOTHER gnome and a mushroom...and on the next. I counted 5 gnomes/mushrooms between my front door and my bus stop and today I took a photo of one of them:
How awesome is that? I have to admit that when I first spotted this little guy I tried to pry him free so I could take him home (I collect gnome stuff) but he is attached pretty stubbornly with multiple nails. I should of known better--everyone should be able to enjoy such unexpected pieces of art and gnome bombing sure brought a smile to my face and I want to say thank you to the artist who put these here.
I wonder how long they have been there? I wonder who else has noticed them.
These are a great reminder to look down every once in awhile :)
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Subtraction (these all have their study sheets which is rare)
Gotta love Sesame Street Uno
This may mean that I priced them too low but in my opinion if I buy something for $0.75 and sell it for $10 that seems like a great profit to me. Plus it seems only fair to pass along my good fortune to others, right?
GO FISH! Two different decks of cards found at two different thrifts on the same day.
Monday, February 20, 2012
I also have noticed that thanks to many bloggers I have started to venture into other areas of the thrift stores I used to ignore before. I check out sports equipment, bedding, jewelry cases, electronics, etc where before I rushed in--checked out all the shelves full of knick knacks/dishware and the hanging bags of smalls--grabbed what I found to be must buy items, raced to the register and then moved on to the next store. Because of the anonymous people out in blogland I have slowed down and found more of what people are collecting because I now know to look for it.
Yesterday I hit 2 thrift stores because it was a beautiful day and I had no desire to sit around doing nothing (as I tend to on most Sundays). Thanks to the constant mentioning of Vera scarves online I checked out some hanging bags of fabric and came home with these 3 Vera scarves for barely nothing:
I would never have looked for these before, nor would I have ever bought them nor would I have thought to sell them. I figure now that someone out there would like to add these to their collection so I am going to list all of them together for cheap on Etsy.
This is the 7th or 8th item that I would NEVER had bought before while out thrifting because it personally does not interest me. If it was not for others waxing love for Vera scarves I would have no idea people would ever see these at a thrift and think "SCORE!".
I think that's probally the coolest thing about blogging and being able to share our own thrifting passions online with like minded individuals we would never have "met" otherwise.
So I guess what I am trying to say is AL GORE THANKS FOR INVENTING THE INTERNET!
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Gibson party invites
Teddy Bear paper dolls from the 1970s (only missing 1 paper piece of clothing and 1 plastic stand for the doll to be propped up in--not bad considering)
Aww little cowboy bear!
I stopped buying pyrex because (horror upon horrors I do not collect it) but these were each $1. They just need to be cleaned and off to Etsy they go.
My goal is to get 100 more items listed in my Etsy store by tomorrow night. Since i have tomorrow off I don't see this as being a problem. I am contemplating going to a few thrifts today because I dont feel like sitting around here at the moment.
Hmm....what to do....
Saturday, February 18, 2012
I found these two pictures a few months back at one thrift store. If you pay attention this lime has an egg inside and this pineapple is a watermelon:
Mint condition 1985 large dolls of Brutus, Popeye and Olive Oyl. They even have little plastic baggies around their suede covered feet to keep them clean. I will end up selling these but for now I stuck them on a shelf I had.
A few years back my friend's teenager daughter wanted to give her mom the book Post Secret---the collection of handmade, annonymous postcards that are all published into this oversized coffee table book. I gave her my copy (that I found thrifting) so she could give it to her mom and today I found one complete with a dust jacket. I promised myself NO MORE coffee table books but it was $0.99...screw it!
I think this will end up being listed for sale. Its from 1976 and its a gag type gift. Granny's Ice Tongs are ice tongs with a pair of dentures attached to one side
Finally I got some magnets that were sold at Crate & Barrel..these were most likely someone's Christmas present because they are mint in their packaging. $0.59