Sunday, February 10, 2013

Toys, Mushrooms and Milkglass

The Little Dude and I decided to take a mini road trip up North this week to do some out of town thrifting.  The weather was nice and the traffic was thin, making it a really easy and enjoyable quick little trip.  This is what we came back with.

 I love everything about this little Fisher Price toy camera.  It is modeled after a 110 camera, has a little flash bulb that rotates and when you look in the viewfinder, you see pictures of jungle animals!  The nostalgia factor is strong with this toy for me.  We played with one of these when we were little.



We saw a lot of vintage toys, but this is the only other one I bought.  The rest were in pretty rough shape.  This is another Fisher Price toy, though this one is older than the camera.  It still works too!
You know I gotta represent, woohoo Colorado!!!!  This cool belt buckle is from the mid 70's.














Some of my finds have been very shabby chic lately.  This milk glass divided dish and silver platted salt and pepper shakers are a good example of that. 


Look at that face!  He's so mad!  This twine holder is stamped with "Benihana of Toyko" on the back.  I don't know anything about it, just that it has the best expression!  He would be a great addition to a craft room.  Does anyone know anything about this?













This is one of my favorite finds of the week.  It is a little lucite music box with spun cotton mushrooms.  It's so whimsical and fun and works perfectly.  It is going to be hard to part with this, but it doesn't really fit with my house so it is going into the Etsy shop.  I can't seem to find a lot about of info this little box.  Have any of you guys ever bought or sold one of these?
Bottom of the mushroom box.

















This Constellation divided casserole dish was one of my only Pyrex finds this week.  It is on it's way to the booth as soon as I get a lid for it.

 









This Anchor Hocking Mickey Mouse mug is adorable!!!  That little mouse could do no wrong in my book!

I've been busy trying to get things cleaned up, photographed, priced and listed or taken to the booth this past week.  This month has been pretty slow at the booth so far, but I'm hoping things will pick up soon.  And my new Etsy shop has been so much fun! I'm getting new items listed everyday and have experienced a new wave of energy for finding the perfect piece.   I even had my first sale today (that wasn't to The Mom)!  So exciting!  

 I'm joining the parties at Apron Thrift GirlSir Thrift A LotSumo's Sweet StuffRemnantIt's a Very Cherry World, Young Heart Old Soul and A Living Space.  Have a great week everyone!!!



All of these items (except the Pyrex dish, unless you would like it) will be available in the Etsy shop here in the next week.  A few more goodies are getting added too, they just haven't been featured on the blog.  

15 comments:

  1. I posted that mushroom box on my blog! "What I Didn't Buy At The Thrift Store". The one I saw was damaged, didn't play though. I know nothing about it though..

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  2. I just went back and looked at yours. I remember thinking how cool it was and thinking it was Canadian because I never see that kind of thing!

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  3. Love the mushroom music box. So charming. I wonder what song it plays.

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  4. My kids had that camera!! Click away.......

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  5. Those Fisher Price toys take me back....waaaaaay back:-) Love the mushroom music box. Even though it isn't my style, it is still pretty neat. Great finds!

    Erica

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  6. I love the starburst Pyrex dish, Thanks for linking up! - Chris & Heather

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  7. I LOVE all the playful finds. I saw a Fisher Price TV like that at an indie thrift store and wanted it but they were asking $30-- haha, no! Love the camera, too!

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    1. Holy Crap! I'm with ya, that would have been a big N O!

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  8. Your Benihana of Tokyo item is most likely a drink holder, like a tiki mug. The hole is where the straw would go. Love that idea to use it as a string holder!

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    1. Thanks for the input and for stopping by! I might have to go have a cocktail Benihana style... : )

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  9. I LOVE THE MICKEY MUG!!!!!!!!!

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  10. These are all such great finds!!! I'm especially digging the Mickey mug!

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  11. Love all the vintage FP, but oh my goodness, the little musical shrooms are my favorite thing in blogland today!
    Happy REDnesday,
    Carol

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  12. What a lot of fun stuff you found! Adore the Fisher Price stuff, the cutest! And I love your milk glass dish.

    Happy Valentines Day!

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