Sunday, January 12, 2014

My Thrifting Finds Of The Day - 1/12/14


Hi everyone, I hope you had a great weekend of finding vintage goodies!  There were not many Estate sales in my area this weekend, the 2 I went to were duds - so I was forced to drive further out than I usually do.  I went to 3 other sales - 2 of them I hardly found anything at, but at the third one - BINGO!  It was advertised as a sale that you would have to "dig" in, and dig I did!  I found oodles of vintage treasures, but I did not have time to clean them all up before I took pictures to share with you....so please excuse the dust on some of the items, and an occasional cobweb  :)  I also went to my usual thrift stores, but only found stuff at one of them.  

First, I found not one - but two! lady head vases!  I love the pretty gold that was used on the flowers she is wearing.


Next I found a huge ceramic owl, he must be about 16" tall.  Not sure what I am going to do with him yet because he is so big - maybe he can go on the patio in the summer.  Whooooo whooooooo knows, but wherever he goes, he will be cute.



I found a ceramic wall plaque with dimensional birds.  I love the Blue Jay perched on the branch.  He looks so lifelike!


 Next, a cute little ashtray from Eureka Springs, Arkansas.  Oops, I forgot to take the price tag off - it was only 50 cents.

  

I was so happy to find this adorable vintage wooden snowman scene, it expands to make a bigger scene.


  
Then I found a vintage metal Santa Claus wall light, and it works!



A vintage holy water font, I love the soft colors on it.



A vintage Austrian dish with beautiful pastel pink roses on it.  It is about 12" long.



I found a cute old mouse candle - there are no tags on it, so not sure of the maker.  I didn't  have a mouse candle, and had never seen one before.


  
A vintage St. Francis planter, he is holding a sweet little bird.



A white pottery duck planter, just in time for Easter!

 


 And I found more vintage jewelry to keep, and for use in my crafting!



A gorgeous necklace, bracelet, and earring set with AB rhinestones!



Another picture of the jewelry - I think the little orchid is my favorite!  I also got a jar full of old crystal iridescent beads to use in my jewelry.


This is the last item I have for today - I don't think it is that old (maybe from the 80's?) but it is beyond cute!  It is a metal windup toy called the "Bird Home".  I took pictures from all angles so that you can see the adorable graphics on it.  This toy has 3 mechanical birds that fly around in a circle on top of the bird house, a bird that comes out of the house, like a cuckoo clock, a little birdie on a swing that moves on the side of the house, another bird that comes out the front of the house, a clock that moves, and yet another bird on the roof of the house.


Love the owl graphics!













I will be taking more pictures of the other goodies that I got from this sale, and will post them in a few days.  Until then, happy thrifting everyone!  And thank you so much for visiting Pixie Vintage!

Linking up with: 
The Nifty Thrifty
Everyday Vintage
Pink Saturday 
Thrifty Things Friday 
Vintage Thingie Thursday
Junkin Joe



24 comments:

  1. I love your snowman village and that bird house is really different! Very cool:@)

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  2. Lots of great goodies here!! Congrats on all your great finds!!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  3. You really did find all sorts of wonderful treasures. That vintage wooden snowman scene is one of my favorites. Never seen anything like it. That bird house is fantastic too. The graphics are wonderful. Good for you.

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  4. I'm amazed you find such great things in the dead of winter! Head vases-- wow!! The snowman scene-- wow! The birdhouse-- you get the idea. I wonder when that birdhouse was made; I don't think they made anything that cute in to 80s!!

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  5. Lots of great finds!! Love the snowman village!! Head vases and the fun birdhouse!

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  6. Wow, you did well! Lady head vases aren't usually my thing, but the ones you found are just so cool and glam looking, I love them!!

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  7. Ohhhh digging...how I wish for a good dig on this end! That little birdhouse is darling!

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  8. Love ALL the finds but especially the lady vases and bird house. Beautiful!

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  9. Wow!!! You really did so well at that last sale! I love the vintage snowmen. We grab those whenever we see them too! (Rob)

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  10. What great treasures! I love that bird wall plaque and the snowman grouping. That bird house is amazing too! SO happy you found some great goodies :) Maggie

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  11. You're a good digger! I love all that stuff. I would so put that owl with my Halloween decorations.

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  12. Great finds! I love the little snowman scene. I've never seen anything like it!!
    Erica :)

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  13. You have some nice treasures! I'm so in the mood to find some soon! It sure does "pay" to dig!!!
    Deb

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  14. Wow that bird/owl house is incredible! Love it!!! Some wonderful finds!! And I was love a good jewelry find!! :) Happy new week! xo Holly

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  15. The owl house is really different, the graphics really are wonderful!

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  16. Popped over from Coastal Charm. The bird house is soooo cute...love the owl and all the other graphics. Great find!

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  17. First off......OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love your blog design! Second....OMG!!!!!!!!! where did you find that wind up bird house? I've never seen such a thing, and I must have one. Please tell me where you got it. Or do you wanna sell it?

    Hugs,
    Meri

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  18. Wow! You had a great week of finding vintage treasures. I have never seen anything like that birdhouse before! If you find out more about it, please let us know.

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  19. Such great finds! That mouse candle is so cute and the birdhouse is pretty awesome! xo Heather

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  20. Wow, I didn't think there were any lady head vases still to be found. Oh, the rhinestone jewelry set is fab too....well, everything is! Great scores!

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  21. Love that tin house - so cute! Eureka Springs is only about 50 miles from my house. Great finds as always!

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  22. WOW I love that birdhouse--do you plan to keep or sell it?

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