Friday, October 12, 2012

Thrifting Trip - Day 2

What I lacked in yesterday, I made up for today!  I have a boatload to show you, so sit back and enjoy!

I found two new places to go today so I didn't really get started on the antique shops yet.  I stopped at only 1 and after tomorrow's flea market, I will dig in on antique shops only!

I had purchased some of this paper on a previous visit and wished I got more.  I was surprised to see they still had some.  They didn't have the multi-colored one anymore but I still love these.  They are practice sheets to learn how to print your A, B, C's, do you remember this?  I know this is older stock because there's no zip code in the addresses.

 Okay, something for the hubby.  He's so into this author, we printed out a checklist that is 4 pages long and check off any of them I find along the way.  I looked around 3 times and couldn't find any of them, a nice lady that knew the book section said she knew right where they are.  Okay, she couldn't find any either.  She says they were there yesterday, four books, they must have sold.  She was so nice, she ran back to the warehouse and searched for more and came out with these three!!  Hardback books for only $1.00 each, can't beat that with a stick!
Of course, it wouldn't be a trip without at least one paint by number!
Children's tea set, love the cake server!  

 Have you ever seen something and you don't know why, but you just have to have them?  These were that way for me!  There's 21 total small ones, 4 of the next size up, 3 of the larger ones and 1 large one.  Why was I so fascinated with them?  They are plastic!!  I love you can throw them in with the dishes and wash them right up and no need for the iron!

I thought this was an old candy container:
The blue things inside are just little plastic things the seller put inside it.  Take a look at what it once had in it!
I found this next Tupperware item and immediately thought it was time for another bird feeder when I saw it. I'm sure it's supposed to have a lid but I doubt the birds will mind if it's missing.  Now I have to find another chair leg to mount it on!
And yet, another Tupperware piece.  I've never seen one like this before and this one looks like it's never been used.
What is it?  It's a multi-server!
Check out the date on the paperwork.  And is that lifetime warranty still in effect?

Called Dealer's Choice Ash Trays, this comes with it's own little rack!

I don't get to see this pattern too often, I do have a large bowl that matches in my shop and the pattern is just so cheery!  
Now, let's take a look at the price!  Woohoo!  I felt like offering them MORE for it!

 This is the business card I picked up in one of the new stores I found today.  What a neat place and she just opened a second shop that I'll need to visit some day.

I found this pin at Uncle Funky's:
It's so cute, I can hardly stand it!  It's a busy little Poodle, open wire work, twisted wire work, tiny blue stones and even little faux pearls!

 Not totally sure what this next item is.  

Does anyone have any idea for sure?  We are thinking it might be for a cape?  Some type of cape closure?
Remember the souvenir pillow covers?  Tacky!
Since I picked up some Christmas ornaments yesterday, it was just a matter of time until I started picking up more.  I'm giving thought to making a wreath, so I better stock up!

The two Santa's are sweet.  The red one still in the original package is flocked.  After I picked it up, I found a few more in the antique store and they wanted $10.00 each for them, I paid .50 cents.

 And if I make a wreath, I definitely need these to fill in empty spaces.  

 Take a quick look at these and see if you know what they are!
Yep, seals balancing balls on their noses!  I think they are just plastic charms.
Every time I come on one of these trips, I swear I'll get back to the hotel and write down all the prices etc.  That always lasted all of one day!  This time, I'm saving all my receipts and getting back to the hotel and using those to write what each item is and have the prices right there.  So far, I've done it for two days now! Will it continue?  We'll see.  Flea market tomorrow and they aren't known for handing out receipts!


Donna OShaughnessy said...

Fun fun fun! So love the red and black ashtrays. Makes me want to set up my own gambling hall. Great job

VintageVendor said...

Holy mackerel, you hit pay dirt and you still have some days to go. Hope you can fit it all into your car! I love Uncle Funky's.

Jennie said...

WOW!!! Awesome finds! I adore the busy poodle. Could the cat and mouse thingy be a bookmark?

Runs With Scissors said...

There's a thought, Jennie! I looked everywhere today and couldn't find another one so I guess I'll keep looking!

Chanelle Ambrose. said...

Hi Vintage is AmberRose from CW.
Oh yeah you fell off the Christmas wagon. Your little guys from yesterday, I believe are called spun heads...
I am so jealous that you are on a junkin holiday!!

Runs With Scissors said...

Amber, you found me! Yep, off the Christmas wagon for sure! I'll check into the "spun heads". (that cracks me up) Um, come back, you missed a post!