Monday, March 31, 2014

Vintage Holiday Finds!

As usual, I'm in a rush to post.  I have a zillion things on my to do list, so I want to get this post done lickety split!

Some of my favorite finds this week are my holiday finds.  There was Pyrex too, but I just don't have time to photograph and post that.  So we'll wait another week for that!

 
Around my house we know how much I love vintage felt/velvet reindeer.  I have 3 smaller red and a moose, and 4 tan ones--I have plenty small ones now.  I can't believe my luck at finding a pair of the 15" tall beauties!  I'm so trying to not buy small kitsch because we just have enough! Hubby says these deer are so me.  Yeah, I know, I like some funky stuff--must be the artist in me!

Along with some vintage crafting goodies, I also got some of these little things.


And a selection of some special vintage glass ornaments...


I went to the flea market with a friend yesterday.  We decided to pay the exorbitant fee of $7.50 to get in early.  OMG--I can't believe I paid that!!!  I lucked out and found a hard to find Fire King bowl for an out of town friend who split the admission fee with me.  Phew--since I really didn't find much else! As much as I fought, I lost the fight to buying a Goebel bunny at an antique store price.

I already had the bunny on the right, my mom bought him in the 70s with the Goebel egg plate that looks like a leaf.  When I saw the bunny in the basket at the flea market, I wanted him, but $12?  The lady wouldn't come down.  She started educating me on how they go for $28.  One of the problems for me is I grew up with Goebel and Hummel and have more of it than I really want (but for sentimental reasons can't part with), so I just don't see it as so rare.  BUT!  This bunny is so darn cute.  We wandered around and ended up passing the seller's table again and I decided I would splurge and get it--EXCEPT she had market it up to $15!  Well, I wasn't going to pay that, I asked her if she would take $12 like she originally asked for and she agreed after a little thought.  No buyers remorse, I'm happy to have the little guy.

Well, I've already spent more time writing this post than I planned!  I'm going to link up with Sir-Thrift-A-Lot at thriftasaurus!  Go here and you can see lots of other vintage finds at the link up party!



12 comments:

  1. Those deer are amazing & I must get myself some by December!

    I always love a knee hugger.

    $7.50? LOL. Weird that it wouldn't be rounded to the dollar. It's like Earth Hour. Why is it 830 to 930, why not 8 to 9?

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    1. Yeah, suppose they figured $7.50 sounded better than $8. You've got eight months to find those deer!!
      Evie

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  2. $7.50 to get in early? That's ridiculous. Prices at Flea Markets and Estate Sales are getting way out of control. Not so fun. I love your Christmas finds and your little bunny. Sometimes you just have to get something if it's speaking to your heart!
    Erica :)

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    1. Yes Erica, $7.50 is crazy and that flea market just isn't very good. Even regular admission of $1.50 is more than enough considering you are lucky if you walk out with something. People charge so much at them too, it's more like being at an antique store. I like to treasure hunt for fun--I don't NEED any of these things and I'm the type that the fun dissipates when it starts getting expensive. I've never been a gambler, so I doubt I'll pay that $7.50 ever again!
      Evie

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  3. I always pay the $7.50 to go in early and sometimes I kick myself for it because it totally wasn't worth it. But sometimes I find amazing things that I know wouldn't have been there had I waited until general admission so it all evens out in the end. I saw that bunny yesterday and picked it up too. I'm with you though on the price. It was a little steep. Weird that she wouldn't go down on her price with you. I bought a bowl from her that she knocked 2 bucks off for me. I guess she thought the bunny was super valuable and rare :-) Regardless, it's super cute and I'm happy you brought him home.

    Have an awesome week!

    Erica

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    1. I ended up looking up any other bunnies in the series-- there are a couple more I'd love to have!!! I'll keep my eyes open now. :0)
      Evie

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  4. Oh my goodness, those deer are so, so cute! They almost look French to me, like they might break into a can-can or something. I'm really glad you got that little bunny, I think he is a perfect companion to the one your Mom gave you. Lots of great Christmas finds, I wonder if it would have been there if you came later?

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    1. Okay Maureen, I'll never be able to look at those deer the same way again! ha-ha!! Probably wouldn't be too hard to stitch up a couple costumes!!
      Evie

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  5. There is nothing in this post that I don't like - great purchases!!!

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    1. Thanks Jill. I'm trying to be more selective these days! Too easy to bring home to much stuff!
      Evie

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  6. I totally need a pair of lady reindeer like you found. So different, LOVE!

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