Friday, December 07, 2012

Who would have ever known?

 
 
Who would have ever known that thrift shopping, which I did because I didn't believe in paying full price for anything, would become a small and growing business. To top it all off the challenge is fun. It doesn't feel like work at all. I think the hardest part has been the promoting, connecting to blogs, and that's where all the work is. Even the paper work is easy and up to date. Who would have ever known?
 
This past week took me to several different stops. A couple of off the wall places and the finds were just incredible and so were the prices.
 
 
First there is the never ending quest for vintage linens and sheets. These two sheets and two pillow cases are so great. I just love the colors. It makes me wish I could change my bedroom decor every week to something new. However they are now inventory.
 
 
Next there was this vintage Tom and Jerry eggnog bowl with six mugs for a price that I couldn't resist. I didn't get this into inventory because a visitor bought it for her holiday. Glad I took pictures. She loves it.
 
This vintage made in Japan miniature mother bear and two cubs was another fun find. Mother bear is two and a half inches tall and the cubs are one and a quarter inches tall. She shows her frustration so humanly with her children.
 
 
I also found this UCTCI made in Japan little girl with a vessel statue. She appears to be resting  and has the most adorable face.
 
These are the special thrift finds that came my way this past week. I have listed some on my Etsy store, butterflyplace.etsy.com and if you're shopping this week don't forget to put in coupon code Santa to get 20% off your total purchase of anything in the store. Also stop by butterflyplace.storenvy.com to see how things are going. I will be listing more items more often there now that things are settling out for me. Have a great week everyone.
 
 



6 comments:

Astrid said...

Great finds! Love the Tom and Jerry egg nog set!! It's on my Christmas Thrift List:)

Sir Thrift-A-Lot said...

I've seen poodles, horses, dogs & just recently bought deer, but never seen the beer set - I like it.

Lisa said...

Oh you found some great stuff! I love the punch bowl and the little girl figurine the best :)

ThrifterSisters said...

My daughter collects the little Mama animals with her babies. I have never seen the bear. So cute!

Happy Holidays,

Erica

Van said...

Tom and Jerry! Love the set and all the other finds :D

Steph said...

The eggnog bowl is too cute!
Greetings from Germany!