Thrift Haul: Great Big Flea Market Haul of Cheaply Scored Mod and Kitsch Goodness

Hot. Damn. It was a good day at the flea market this past Wednesday. I was carrying so much back to my car that it was physically impossible to add one more thing to the load. Arms filled with a small industrial table, other hand toting a white flea market cart precariously stuffed with stacked vintage goodies, bag of vintage on my arm.


Next time I'll need to learn how to balance a big bag on my head so I can tote more, ha! I ran out of time to document a couple of detail but here are my favs from Wednesday (By the way this is the second Haul Post That Almost Never Was in a row, I had Photoshop difficulties and had to chat with 3 different tech support people before I could use it! Augh!):
I couldn't resist a stand with little collectibles. These guys came with a sugar bowl and a huge ceramic squirrel holding two nuts in his arms (the salt and pepper shakers) but one of the nuts was cracked.

I left with just the sugar bowl and the salt and pepper shakers, love the set though. Can't resist kitschy woodland critters. ------>>> On Etsy.

This handsome bowling ball bag was actually one of a couple of lucky pound store finds from earlier in the week. I spent 33 cents on it and sold it for much more! ------>>> Etsy.


My adorable lamb blow molds didn't sell as quickly as I'd hoped they would. The last one I found sold lightning fast. ------>>> On Etsy.


Me and my Beer Steins. I'll have to show off my collection someday soon, it's quite extensive. Love it in all its kitschy misogynist glory. ------>>> On Etsy

I found a little white whale similar to this crazy purple one that sold quickly so these must be from a mold. Had to nab this odd purple whale! ------>>> On Etsy.


And I love these gorgeous mod plastic drinking mugs. Perfect for a picnic or clumsy person. Practically indestructible? (Don't you hate breaking gorgeous vintage drinking glasses?! The pain!!!) ------>>> On Etsy.


This particular type of Made in Japan 1960s figurine rarely sticks around long so it had to come home with me, too. This is a little Cocker Spaniel, right? ------>>> On Etsy.

And yet another Beer Stein! This one has a beautiful slogan on the inside. ------>>> On Etsy.


I try my best to avoid mugs these days, they're a slow sale and my storage is limited, but the Halloween die-hard junkie in me had to bring home this adorable clear glass mug. ------>>> On Etsy.

And another odd find I had to nab was this Spinnerin Baroque nylon yarn. I got a huge lot of stuff for $6.50  (yay!) and most of the finds in this post were included (and many more which will be documented next week and so forth.)------>>> On Etsy.


These beautiful Life World History books came match a solo Japan one I've been meaning to read for a long while now. Love the graphic design on the fronts and hope I'll get the read these before they sell! ------>>> On Etsy.

And a final favorite find is this gorgeous basket! I've been wanting 1960s shopping baskets for a while and finally found a couple. They're in rough shape but it's still hard to let them go. They're so mod-tastic. I'm using one to hold some vintage magazines and comic books I have listed online, goes so well with my art/toy collection.------>>> On Etsy.

I snuck in these dog sweaters as a Christmas gift for my mom. (Mom, go away, don't look.) To inspire her for something she's working on. I'll have to update with a photo of her dogs wearing them! Shall be too funny.


And there was a fail in today's post. While swiftly leaving the flea market I saw and bought this retro serving tray and coasters, unaware that the big tray had a broken butterfly inside, the coasters covered it. Not sure if I should list this on Etsy or not now with the glitch. What do you think? Any takers for this piece on discount? The coasters are still nifty if I can't sell the tray, at least.

There will be much more to show next time, for now I've gotta get back to Christmas gift wrapping (I may have a post on that tomorrow for my fellow last-second wrappers. Happens to me every time), cleaning, and organizing. I'm doing well on accomplishing my 14 Before 2014 list! E-mail me if  you'd like to buy anything from this post or have any questions!

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU! I'll be back on Friday December 27th with an update on my 14 Before 2014 list challenge and some challenges for you for the new year!

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24 comments:

  1. Great haul Van, I particularly like the squirrels! Merry Christmas

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    1. Thanks :D The squirrels were an awesome score.

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  2. That is so weird Van- I found that exact same butterfly set a few months ago at the thrift! The weirder thing is that my mom had those when I was a kid! :) I love that shopping basket!!

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    1. Thanks Michelle! I love it too, have two but will have to keep one of them for personal use :) And indeed, off about the butterfly tray. It seems oddly nostalgic for me, very much the era of stuff in use when I was a toddler.

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  3. Loved the shopping basket! Haha "cracked nuts" made me laugh! Whole lot of "cracked nuts" in this business....I consider myself one of them! Great Haul!

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    1. There were too many opportunities for gags with that one but it was too easy ;)

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  4. Oh man I love it when that happens!! Car stacked up with goodies. Bliss. Love the squirrels and the bag.

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    1. Getting them is fun, then comes the cleaning, organizing, listing, storing... ;) Always fun to collect, though.

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  5. I love those mod plastic cups. I am hoping I stumble upon something similar soon!

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    1. I've been enjoying them in the meantime, too. Beautiful pieces.

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  6. those shopping baskets are just divine!

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    1. I love 'em too, been looking for some for a while. Will be glad to use them until they sell, actually may need to keep one!

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  7. These squirrles are more than cute! Really great finds.
    Have a wonderful christmas
    Steph

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  8. So many great finds! Purple whale, cocker spaniel, atomic basket, I added them all to my "wish list". You have such a great eye. Last minute wrapper too...still have things to mail. Lucky my family is used to it. Happy Holidays!

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    1. Thanks! :D I just finish all my gift wrapping, they're in a box by my door so I can easily take them out to my family.

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  9. What a large, fun haul! I can never find clothes in my guys size, he's a pit, so a bit large. Cute shopping baskets. How much did the bowling bag go for?

    Thanks for linking up with Thriftasaurus!
    ♥ Sir Thrift-A-Lot

    ❄ MERRY CHRISTMAS Van! ❄

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    1. Thanks for the Christmas wishes :) It went for $25.00. Should have priced it higher but it was only 33 cents after all. :) I love pits, my mom has Chihuahuas so its easy to find them sweaters.

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  10. You always have such wonderful finds. I loved the Halloween mug!

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    1. Thanks Jeannie. I loved it too :D !I shall enjoy using it until it sells.

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  11. You scored so many cool stuff! The mod black mugs are what dreams are made of <3 <3 and of course those books about countries like India and Japan, YES PLEASE ^____^

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    1. I wanna read the books before they sell, lurve 'em :D

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  12. I just found your blog today! I am enjoying reading through it! Enjoyed your post on having your picture taking station ready....I need to do that! Thanks! ~~Pam

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    1. No prob Pam, thanks for commenting. I have more photo-stations tips coming. :D Found another method that works pretty well.

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