Sunday, April 29, 2012

Thrifted Finds # 11 :: Mother Mugs & Kitsch

We have been having exceptionally beautiful early spring weather.  There are yard sales & estate sales galore, but unfortunately we've been busy, busy, busy & haven't had time for many of them.  I've still managed to come away from my favorite little dingy thrift shop with some great goodies.
Like this gorgeous Lefton Mother coffee mug.  It is a coffee cup (the other side says coffee in gold script) that looks like a giant dainty tea cup.  I am in luuurve with the pink scalloped glaze on the interior rim.  So feminine & flowery.

A super glittery retro owl Lucite night light.  His tummy glows when  you plug him in, I remember these in my Grandma Edna's house when I was a kid.  She had one in the bathroom & one in the sun room where we slept when we visited.

These plaster 1940s his & hers wall hooks are just brilliant.  I love, love, love them!  They are extremely shabby with super chippy paint, but I couldn't bring myself to repaint them.  I almost sprayed a clear coat on them to make sure no more of their original paint chips off, but decided to offer them up in the shop as-is ... just in case any of my customers loves them in their found state as much as I do.

If they don't sell after a month I will go ahead & let Chucky redo their paint before reposting them.  I hope they sell first.  We live in a cinder block house & these would stay with me if it were possible to hang them on our walls, but the masonry hooks I have to use wouldn't let them lay flush against the wall & it would do nothing but frustrate me.
A retro Disneyland hand-cut silhouette ... the quintessential souvenir.  I can't pass these up.  I love the little flourishes around the perimeter.  They always sell well.

This amazing 1950s Color Picture Dictionary has the best retro illustrations inside.  Tons & tons of them.  A dream for anyone who's as into that sort of thing, if you could see fit to dismantle & use it for journaling or scrap-booking or jewelry ... I can't do those things, not to an awesome vintage children's book.  I'll leave it to someone else.

This week everything posted is already up for sale in Bliss&Vinegar Vintage.  I've been a busy girl, posting away ... trying to get a hold on all of this inventory.  We're preparing for a large yard sale to whittle down some of the things I bought that I don't feel fit in with my Etsy shop, the locals will be pleased.

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  1. Those wall hooks are amazing and I love the color picture dictionary!

  2. OMG! I adore that Mother cup. :) I totally love things that say "mother" or "mom" on them. *swoon*

  3. amazing finds! i love the silhouette and those wall hooks!