Sunday, October 18, 2015

Crap I Didn't Buy

Thrift store shopping is fun, not always for what you buy, but sometimes for what you DON'T buy.

Here is some crap I didn't buy this week. Do you think I made a wise decision passing up these gems?

Someone's clown collection. I bet when I go there the next time, they are still there. I suppose there are a few individuals left in the world that like clowns. Maybe. Anyhow, I had to pass these up.

Another plaster head thing. I think this is a wall hanging, but it was with all the platters and dishes. I had to pass this up. 

I don't even know how to explain this next thing. It was dumped in a bin. It was a styrofoam head (and ya'll know how I feel about styrofoam heads, this one had a stocking wrapped around it and it was staring at me......I ran the fuck outta that store as quick as I could. Needless to say, I didn't purchase it. 

I did pass up a lot of crap this week, I also purchased a lot of awesomeness as well. For instance this treasure:

Some German toy that I took a chance on. It was taped closed and I couldn't read anything, not even find a year on it. But by the clothes the children on the box are wearing, I am guessing 1970's (early)

I brought it home and did some research and it appears that I picked a winner. It has a gazillion pieces, I took them out to sort, photograph and count. It took me a full hour to line these fuckers out in nice rows...then I didn't have it in me to count them.(seriously, look at all the pieces, ain't nobody got time for that!) If someone convos me to ask how many pieces, I will just tell them to count them from the photograph. 

Look at all the pieces:

Yea....I'm not counting them. They are listed in my shop and would make a really cool holiday gift.  Kind of like legos, a wee bit bigger...great building/construction toy.

I am constantly loading items in my shop in preparations for the holiday shopping season, Seriously, take a look, at least 150 new items posted this month alone....and still working on it!

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Saturday, October 10, 2015

Ybor Daily Market

Ybor Daily Market is a cool market and coffee house in the middle of downtown Ybor. Cassie, the owner is very much into supporting the community and the arts. The place is bursting at the seams with fantastic local creations for sale. My daughter Avery does yoga on the rooftop with Urban Wilderness Yoga. (How cool is that) A view of the city while doing yoga! While she is doing yoga, My son, Evan and I sit at one of their tables and have coffee while he draws.

Here is some of the awesomeness that you will find there:

Yoga on the rooftop

Okay, so you get the drift. Pretty kick ass, right? Here's the problem: They have to move. In fact, Oct 24th is their last day. They have not been able to renew their lease and maintain such a large building so its time to move. Cassie is looking for a new place. A place similar and in the same general area. She still plans to support local artists (even though she admits that she really doesn't make that much money off their commissions, but she wants to keep on supporting them).

Here is the deal, she set up a Go Fund Me page to help with the move, and cover all the many costs involved. She has supported the community for so long and now its time that we support her!

Please show Cassie some love. Even a buck or two....

Please remember to shop local and indie this holiday season. No one wants cheap mass produced crap from Walmart. Show some love to the small businesses, so they can afford to have a holiday with their family.

More vintage chit chat next week, I promise. 

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Saturday, October 3, 2015

So Much Melmac!

So much melmac! What the hell is that, you ask?

Well, I will start by giving you some fine examples. I was at a thrift store that runs a great special: The first Thursday, Friday and Saturday of the month, the whole store is HALF OFF! Yep, you read that correctly. HALF OFF! Which is pretty dangerous, because I can buy twice as much...and that's what I usually do.

October 1st was a Thursday, so I headed out to do me some shoppin'. The store opens at 10, and by 10:30 there is a line that wraps around the place, people like me who like to take advantage of the half off bargains. Unfortunately, I came a wee bit later than I had originally planned, mostly because I was feeling particularly lazy trying to get my ass there in a timely manner. So I knew that I was going to be stuck in a line from hell.

The first thing I walk in there, I stumbled upon a Boonton Ware ginormous set! Probably about 50 pieces! I took the giant box and asked if I could keep in on the counter, cause I was still shopping. (they are cool with that kind of stuff)  I ended up dividing the set by color, because there was so much.... first the yellows....

Then some pink and teals.....

Then some more pink and teals....

I haven't even got around to photographing the whites and dark teals yet. 

So I continued shopping, putting more things on the counter so I wouldn't have to lug all of this crap around. No shopping carts at this place. Boo!

Picked up this sweet mid century Texas Ware melmac set, put it on the counter and said "I'm still shopping"

 I don't think I could be more in love. I am drooling on myself as I type this. AND remember...half off! 

So now you have an idea what melmac is...kind of a retro plastic indestructible dining goods.

Indestructible is why it has lasted throughout the years. 

But that is not all I got. Other stuff too ya know. Like these beauties...

Nobility Mist China...Not a full set, but who cares? Someone has to complete a set somewhere, right? I couldn't pass them by...half off...remember?

I am still photographing the rest of my stash, so stay tuned and please check out my shops, links in the side bar, to see these and other retro goodies. (so many! You know, because half off)



Some sort of plaster thing with a tiny head,, encased in a plastic shadow box $37, the half off deal didn't seem like a good bargain to me. 

And this:

I don't think I really need to explain why I didn't buy this....

UPDATE ON THE HEAD: (see previous blog for details)

My husband threw it away. 

So there you have it. Great shopping, great deals, happy me! 

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Please don't forget to shop local this holiday season!

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