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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Thriftasaurus #97!

Thriftasaurus #97!

Greetings second hand treasure seekers, how was your weekend? Full of thrift & finds, I hope. 

I attended a wedding Saturday night. If you read my blog regularly, you will know that I collect vintage greeting cards & I have thousands of them. I had not one wedding card that doesn't portray a bride & groom, since it was a gay wedding, that wouldn't be fitting. I had some amazingly adorable ones (even doubles, so it wouldn't be that hard using them), but alas, Hallmark store it was. It was difficult there, too. My next wedding is in September. She is a friend of mine & I'll be scouring eBay for some NIB mixing bowls for her! I've already got her a nice, vintage card. Well.. onto my finds!

I had an AMAZING week in thrift store shopping. I can't remember the last time I got a haul that was this fruitful & the last time I brought home a piece of Pyrex that I didn't have (I didn't even know what set the bowl I got to went). It's possibly the thought of opening an Instagram shop has opened my eyes, who knows, but I love it all & I want to keep it all! I have some linens in the main photo, but I couldn't photograph them - I will do it for next week though. 
On top of that - I had my most amazing eBay sale ever, bought it for $8, sold it for $670. Surpasses my previous of $7 & selling for $232.50.

Onto my finds.. 

This stationery set is by Holiday Fair Inc, Japan from 1969. I believe this is a briefcase, a Delicato by Markay. It has some condition issues, but I am pretty sure they can be fixed up. They used some nasty glue! Just couldn't pass it up. Even if the condition sucks, this would look so great on display. 

Here's my bowl! A 401 from the reverse primary (thanks Erica!). I left 2 Butterprint behind & they were gone within minutes, a 403 & 402 - some small chips on the rim & some pattern wear when you looked close. I've got so much Butterprint.. wished a dealer hadn't picked it up though. 

Bought this cute fabric... 

Some cards... 

Some vintage unused Halloween cards & a wooden witch(?) or viking? These are usually vikings, aren't they? But this looks like a witch. This is just marked FOREIGN on the bottom. Any info you can tell me on where these are from? 

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this. Thanks everybody & dealers for leaving it behind for days. I don't know if it's a candy dish or a planter, but whatever it can be either. 

& I bought this elf. I have no idea if it's vintage or not, the tag has been ripped off, but the remnants make it look a little dated. Whether or not it's old, I like it, but I love to know the history of the things that I welcome into my home. You know what I mean? 

I made my first Instagram purchase. If I remember correctly, shipping was more than the item itself. Don't you hate it when that happens? 

Thanks for stopping by this week!  



Sunday, July 20, 2014

Thriftasaurus #96

Thriftasaurus #96!

Hiiiiiiiii thrifters & second hand treasure seekers! How was your week? Hope you have lots of great finds this week to share with us for Thriftasaurus.

I've decided to open an Instagram shop... haven't made on yet, but I will. Everything I picked up this week, aside from Superman will be inside among other sought out & long forgotten treasures.

I was complaining in my head that I haven't seen any vintage character sheets in forever & this week, I was overwhelmed.. not any I would buy, aside from this 1977 Superman pillowcase & 2 flat sheets (not pictured) & a stained Nintendo one from the 1980s. 

These cards & this sealed pack of strawberry stationary will be for sale in the shop.

Also this adorable anthropomorphic tea towel! I love their faces... 

That's all for me this week. I have a regret this week... something I left behind. We have a weekly antique market on Sundays here in Toronto, so I will have to wait & see until next week if it's there. So stressful,  lol!

Linking up with Melissa's Antiques for Thrifty Things Friday .
Hope you have some finds to join in, thanks for linking up last week. 

I am *thinking* on having a giveaway to celebrate the 100th Thriftasaurus. Of course, I won't include anything I already own (love it all), will have to pick some things up... if I do, what would you like to see? 


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