Thursday, January 17, 2013

Recent Thrifty Finds

I haven't had a thrifty finds post for awhile. In the last few weeks I haven't had much time to go looking, and when I did go looking...there was nothing to be found!

Instead I cleaned out our wardrobes, toy boxes and kitchen cupboards and donated quite a lot of 'stuff' to several shops instead. I like to spread my 'stuff' around to several stores instead of leaving everything at one place.....I call it sharing the love!



Anything novelty sucks me right in. I collect novelty printed clothing and anything kitsch. So when I saw this Japan Anthromophoric apple tea set.....it HAD to be mine. This was not a thrift/op shop find but a find on Facebook. The price I paid for it is what the average price the teapot is going for on eBay. So I am a very conceited little Apple over this purchase.


Another Japanese painted item, this time a candlestick from the 30's in mint condition for $5.


Squee! Isn't this little pixie divine? He is actually a bell! 50's kitsch was too cute!


Another 60s wicker purse to add to my purse collection. $5


A 50s/60s needlepoint coin purse in mint condition. 20c


A modern apothecary embossed jar for $5. It's tall enough for spaghetti but I'll probably use it for lollies!

A Moorcroft plate for....wait for it.....FREE!! The Sexiest Man found it ina pile of rubbish!


And lastly, this awesome 60's leopard coat for $25. It needs a bit of work, but it looks like it could be worth it.

What bargains have you vintage queens discovered?

12 comments:

  1. I love the coin purse. Got something like that from my sister last year and I absolutely adore it

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    1. Its too cute to use...I may stain it or lose it!

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  2. Wow what awesome and kitschy finds. The jacket has to be my favorite. A few weeks ago a found a pair of gloves with original tags and care instructions for 50 cents. I also got a two toned bake lite bracelet for $1. I've had great luck with vintage accessories.

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    1. Dying here over a $1 bakelite bangle! I havent been lucky with anything bakelite related....yet...fingers crossed!

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  3. That apple set is hilarious but cute and very sweet bag finds too, especially the needlepoint purse.

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  4. That is the absolute cutest tea set ever!! So jealous right now ;)

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    1. There are alwways pieces of it on eBay, just on the expensive side tho.

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  5. You find such tremendously awesome vintage items, dear gal. Your apple tea set is, on no uncertain terms, just about as adorable as a tea set could possibly ever be!!!

    ♥ Jessica

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  6. Moorcroft!!! I can't believe someone would be throwing it away! I totally adore all Moorcroft porcelain and that particular plate would have to fetch over $100 even if it is likely to be a modern Moorcroft piece. Probably around the 1980's vintage.

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