Sunday, October 2, 2011

Thrift Store Finds

This week took me to a thrift store I haven't been to yet in my area (yes, there are a few of those actually left). It was called the "Pick of the Litter Thrift Store," and it was one of those real-deal thrift stores that seem harder to find...for me, anyway. You know, the type that are just crammed full of stuff, a tad poorly lit, tucked into a little corner or unexpected place in town...and the prices are just so cheap. That's how this store was. As soon as I walked in, I just knew I could spend hours there pouring over all the sections, searching for treasures. My hubby and sons were waiting in the car for me, so I didn't have much time, but I managed to find some pretty fun stuff.

I'll start with some cute baby/kid type items.

This vintage Charlotte Becker print is so perfectly shabby chic.
I loved it immediately.
I think it'd look darling in a nursery.

Same goes for this sweet little lamb.

This old crayon holder was a must-get.

This old souvenir toy is so charming, to me :)

I also found this slightly kitschy plate
with the "Chandelier Drive Thru Tree"
 on it.

I'm a California girl, so I guess I really couldn't pass up
on the retro CA souvenirs ;)

I liked this Avon "Small World" cologne bottle.
It kind of reminded me of Gwen Stefani's Harijuku Lover's perfumes,
shaped like those little dolls.

I'm just wondering, am I the only one who buys
things that are perfectly decrepit
because you feel drawn to them and they're cheap?

She's missing a leg.
And has staples in her head.
Her eyes are almost rubbed away...

But I couldn't leave it.

Some random things--

a vintage ceramic horse head,

and this book.
I often buy things to use simply as "props" 
in my shop photos.
That's why I bought it.

Kitschy plate. 
I have a few of these now, with all kinds of funny sayings.
Note the rolling pin at the bottom of the plate, lol.

Cute apple chopping board.

An old tin and mini framed art.
The photos I already had.

I love these types of frames, vintage Italian.

A pottery bird candleholder
for me to paint.

Way back when, I used to read two retro-type
magazines called "Reminisce" and "Good Old Days."
I think both were meant for grandmas and grandpas who 
had actually grown up during the 30s-50's, but
I loved how both shared memories people had
of living back then.
I think both magazines may still be published.
Have you heard of them?

I was really happy to find this book.
It's put out by Good Old Days, and
has stories about all sorts of retro things.

Okay, one more thing.
This is actually, for some reason, my favorite!

A vintage, handmade bread warmer.

Underneath each of this cute chicky's wings is an opening,
and there is a basket to keep your biscuits or rolls
or what have you warm on the dinner table.

Isn't it adorable? The fabric and design are so fun!

Thanks for stopping by and letting me share my newest treasures with you.
For lots more, stop by:

Apron Thrift Girl

Select items are available in my etsy shop, Dreamwylde Vintage.


OP SHOP MAMA said...

Great finds! Love the bread warmer.. never seen one of those before!

Cameron said...

See...I woulda walked right by that faded, crackled old doll and not thought twice about her....but seeing her in your photos just makes her look like art....and I can see why you are drawn to her :)

I love the bun warmer, too!

Lea said...

wow what a tonne of ecletic and interesting finds. my absolute fave is the Charlotte Becker print. Gorgeous!

Paulette said...

I am so happy you rescued the baby doll. Think of how many little hands held and loved that dolly. You found great items.❤

Mid Mod Mom said...

Very cute finds, and the handmade bread warmer is definitely my favorite too. Thank you for your comment on my blog. I'm off to visit your store!

Nascara----flashing my ephemera for all the world to see... said...

One year everyone in our family got blue with rick rack hen bread warmers. Fun finds!