Thrifty Finds – Nov 1

Owl Latch Hook

Are owls still popular?  This owl latch hook wall hanging is so 70s.  It is in excellent condition.  I can see it on paneled walls in a basement.

Stuffed Handmade Owl aNormally I don’t pick up stuffed items, but this handmade owl is adorable.  Vintage 80s.

Flat Wire Magazine Rack aFound another gold magazine rack.  This one is flat.  At first I thought it was a fireplace log holder, but it is too small to hold more than 2 logs. The magazine racks I have listed aren’t selling as fast as some have.  I think the Mod looking ones sell faster than the regular gold ones.

Spuds Mackenzie Bud Light Beer Mug aThis Spuds Mackenzie beer mug is from the 80s when Spuds was popular in the Bud Light commercials.  Remember him partying with bikini clad girls?

Vintage Greeting Cards aI hope to get a group of 9 vintage greeting cards listed soon.  I love the graphics.  It reminds me of when my sister and I used to play with my Mom and Dad’s wedding cards.  We played store and favorites.  They gave us hours of imaginative fun.

Winnie the Pooh Wall Hangings aI sold a Mary Had a Little Lamb Hardboard Wall Hanging a while back, so I decided to list Winnie the Pooh.

Mickey Mouse Bathroom Wall Hangings aAnd Mickey Mouse too.  I think either would be adorable in a nursery or a child’s playroom.

Tom and Jerry Milk Glass Set aWhat about a few holiday items…this Tom and Jerry bowl and cup set is so awesome.  I sold a similar cups last year.

Coca Cola Ornaments aThese vintage Coca Cola ornaments are so cute.  Not sure how popular Coke products around the holidays are, but I am a Coke fan…not that I have had a Coke in over two or so months now.

Playalong Melode Bells aFinally I think these toy musical scale bells are fabulous.  The colors are wonderful and the musical scale sounds are great.  Think these would be fun to have around for children during Christmas season.

I am sort of getting into the Christmas spirit.  Ok, yes, Thanksgiving is still almost 4 weeks away, but last night Big M and I went to Mass and then out for dinner.  The boys stayed home to hand out candy.  We then stopped at Menards for items for a house project. All of their trees are displayed.  Our artificial tree is from 1990.  We bought it for $79 from Kmart when we were first married.  Its pines leaves are really falling out, so we need a new one.  However, we want one that has colored lights on them; no more tangled lights.  Most of the trees have white lights.  Finally this year we are seeing colored lights on a few trees.  We spent about 45 minutes looking at trees, and still couldn’t decide on one.  I hope to do more tree shopping in the next few weeks, so we have one for Thanksgiving weekend when we put it up.  No, I am not wanting Christmas to be here, just starting to thing about a tree and Christmas shopping.  I have purchased a couple of things on Etsy already for gifts.

Have you started making your Christmas gift and to-do lists?

Thrifty Finds – May 24

Crocheted Yo yo Doll a

I really enjoy finding larger items.  Yes, they are harder to ship because I have to find larger boxes and more packing materials, but I have found I like to deal with the larger items more than the smalls. Shipping no longer intimidates me. You may have noticed many of my items that I posst are larger — typewriters, globes, and luggage pieces.  Today I thought I would show you a couple of my smaller items I purchased recently.

This doll is called a yo-yo doll.  They were popular in the 60s and 70s.  The lady I bought it from was adorable.  She was so proud of this doll.  She said she made it in the 70s.  She was getting rid of her stuff, and no one wanted it.  I think she was happy that someone did want it.  My Mom crochets.  I don’t she ever made one of these dolls, but I could see her doing it.  I love the multicolored pieces of the body.  Oh and the face of this doll, so cute.

Brass Pigs a

I admit this was one of the purchases I am not really sure why I bought. This is brass pig family.  I am so not into pigs.  Did I tell you that my family had pigs when I was really little.  I remember shucking corn for them.  I was probably 5 when my Dad got rid of them.  Yeah, they stunk.

Mickey Mouse Peekaboo a

I am not a Mickey Mouse collector.  One sale I stopped at had two large tables of Mickey Mouse stuff she collected in the 70s and 80s.  The only thing I bought was this little Mickey Mouse musical wind-up toy that plays Brahms Lullaby.  I love that lullaby.  Her prices were reasonable, so someone who loves Mickey was a happy person when they found her sale.

Mickey Mouse Glasses 2000 a

These McDonald’s Mickey Mouse Millenium glasses were at another sale.  They looked brand new.

Mickey Cake Pan

Ok I just said I wasn’t into Mickey, but here is my third Mickey item. This cake pan was in an auction box I won for another item.  I was looking on Ebay and cake pans sell well. I will clean this one up and list it there.

Horseshoe man

I also like to buy unusual items.  The woman said her husband made this horseshoe man.  Living near the Badlands and Roughrider Country, I can bet he did. It would look great in a man cave.

So do you buy small or large items?  Breakable and not breakable?  Or whatever strikes your fancy?