August 23, 2012Sara’s Crazy and Kitschy Vintage Finds From the Road!
By Sara In AZ
Well you just know that with visiting every antique store/thrift shop/flea market we could get to on our recent road trip we just had to bring some stuff home with us! Without further ado here is what we found.
Hello! We definitely found some stuff didn’t we!!!
Here are some better pictures of each item so you can check everything out better.
But first, we have to get one little thing out of the way. The “What one item did Sara bring home from this picture” question. I know you have all probably lost sleep at night trying to figure it out haven’t you? hee! Just Kidding y’all! Sooooooooooo, what ever could it be? Well……………………
Eartha Kitsch was right, it WAS the Poodle Towels!!! Go Eartha! I just couldn’t pass the set up, as it was perfect MIB! Now the big decision…can I bring myself to break them out of the box and actually use them???? I do not know yet, we will see.
We found 2 rolls of this vintage Style-Tex wallpaper still in the original wrappings. It has streaks of gold in there along with the turquoise.
I thought these Indian Salt and Pepper Shakers were adorable, they were $3.
You know me…I love my fish and mermaid wall plaques! I could not pass up these sweet Fish Wallpockets.
We could not pass up this Vintage Smoking stand for only $7. I love that little laminate starburst shelf on the bottom too. I think shelf could be original, as we saw other ones just like it – the shelf is old at any rate.
Isn’t this Napkin Corral just hilarious! There is a salt and a pepper ‘bullhead’ that you can pluck right off the napkin holder any time you need salt or pepper and all the ‘Made In Japan’ tags are still there so I don’t really think it was ever used. Love it!
I really like vintage kitchen towels, but they are SO hard to find cheap and in good condition. I really thought this one was unique and for $3 I thought that was a pretty fair price.
I LOVE all manner of kitsch and knick-knacks so when I saw these Asian figurines I went right for them! These are made by Miramar of California and are in perfect condition. They were $15.
I did say I loved my kitsch didn’t I! I saw this Asian Chalkware Planter sitting low on a shelf, shoved almost to the back, and had to kind of dig it out. This thing is completely heavy, as it is ALL solid chalkware minus the plastic planter in the middle. I have no idea how it survived this long in such perfect shape but there is not a crack, chip, or repair anywhere to be found! I love it! This was $12.
Yes Ruth, I did buy some Ballerina Pictures! hee! These were only $10 each, and I already have a larger ballerina print that these would perfectly compliment so we snatched them up!
I have always wanted a Marcia of California Comedy/Tragedy piece. I’ve seen a few different styles of Marcia Comedy/Tragedy stuff like plates and ashtrays and such. This one is actually a covered bowl and it was completely perfect with no chips or cracks anywhere so I knew this was the one for me!
I have also always wanted a real-deal vintage ‘Made In Japan’ bobbing Hula Girl. They are always so expensive though, so I wasn’t sure I’d ever really find one I wanted. This Hula Girl is literally drop-dead perfect – no chips anywhere. She was $13.
I have never in my life came across SO many Enid Collins Bags before. They were not all at the same store, mind you – but scattered about. It was just so weird because I usually never see them for sale, or if I do they are always really high-priced. These were all really fairly priced, at $20 or less.
OMG!!! I seriously about freaked out when I saw this pink shadowbox hanging on the wall. I mean seriously…… Pink+Atomic+Shadowbox=coming home with Sara!!!! I could not get this off of the wall fast enough and I felt like someone was going to come up from behind and try to steal it away from me, luckily we made it out of the store with the shadowbox in hand! This was $30.
This was my big splurge for the trip…a Flamingo. He was $50. It is the larger Flamingo on the left, the smaller one I already had. This is seriously the largest ceramic Flamingo I have ever seen, I don’t even know if it really conveys in the picture very well how HUGE it really is – even standing next to the other flamingo. It measures over a foot tall compared to the one next to him at around 7” (which is the size you most typically see). There are some ‘California’ something or other markings on the bottom but I cannot tell 100% who made it. If anyone else out there knows anything about this huge Flamingo please let me know, I would definitely appreciate any info. Anyway, he is in super prefect shape and we were terrified all the way home that we’d have a broken necked flamingo when we got back – but as you can see he made the trip just fine and now he has a buddy!
I hope y’all enjoyed seeing all of our finds from the road!