Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Let the Kitschy Times Roll

Well... I think it's safe to say I'm out of my funk.  Is it just me, or does winter make you extra whiny too?  Don't get me wrong, I usually enjoy winter but 10+ days in a row of frigid "can't leave the house because I don't want an ice toddler" weather dang near broke me.  Bad sales and bad weather make Melissa a cranky wench.  : )
Anyway, on to the good stuff!  You guys must have sent me some wicked good thrift vibes(again, THANK YOU for all the kind words) because I found some seriously cool and seriously kitschy stuff.  Also, please excuse some of the bad pictures.  I'm struggling with good lighting right now.  
I took a bunch of this haul to the booth, including this great clown paint by number.  
 A cute little Made in Japan coin bank.  Yeah um, if you're going to one of those schools dude, you're going to need a bigger piggy bank.  
 My only Pyrex score this week.  I like the green honey suckle pattern.  It's even a bit Christmasy so it went to the booth the same day that I found it.  
I've never found a vintage sifter in the wild before.  This one is in pretty good shape too.  The sweet little Minnie Mouse cup is listed on Etsy.  I had a Mickey Mouse cup just like it sit in the booth for months and then I listed it online and it was gone within a week.  It's crazy how that works.
 I bet you can guess which one stayed with me and which one went to the booth.   I have a new found love for Dream Pets!  I think it's the silly smirks.  
This furry little weirdo will be going to the booth here pretty soon, mostly because it's grossing me out.  I'm not a fur person and I have no idea what made me think I needed to buy this.  It's cool and Made in Japan, but still.  GROSS!!!
These are my favorite thrifted items this week.  The knee huggers were in a half off grab bag that was at the bottom of a gnarly pile.  They are in great shape and still have both their Made in Japan stickers.  The honey comb tree was also Made in Japan and is a bit misshapen but I could care less, it's so neat!  I made a little diorama in a vintage ornament box for those two (don't worry, they aren't glued, just resting peacefully and safely inside).
You guys should have seen the cashiers face when I brought that Styrofoam monstrosity up to him!  He was horrified that I would buy such a gross thing, but I just wanted the knee hugger.  I found some more great ornaments for my wreath and some other fun crafty supplies.  I didn't know what was in that cute little pink box marked "danger" until I got it home.  Vintage sequins, I was so excited!  I'll have to figure out something fun to do with it.  And I'm not sure what possessed me to do it, but I attempted to use that glitter.  I was quickly reminded of  a few things.  Glitter is dumb and it gets EVERYWHERE!!!  Sorry to all you glitter lovers, but UGH!  What was I thinking?!
Speaking of wreaths...I made another one!  This one is on an old wooden pool rack that I thrifted a while back.  I know it's a bit different, but I really like it.  I'm dying to know what you guys think!  Cool and unique?  Or weird and wreaths are supposed to be round you crazy person!
I also hit a KILLER estate sale on Saturday that I will post about on Thursday.  It was the second part of the one where I got a bunch of fun little odds and ends in October.  Lets just say that the kitsch keeps on coming!  
Have you guys seen the Facebook page Merry Kitschmas?  You should check it out if you haven't, it's so much fun!  Oh, and speaking of Facebook, the owner of my mall made me an admin on our FB page so now I get to post lots of fun stuff to share with our customers and vendors.  I'm pretty excited about it!

I'm joining the parties at  Sir Thrift A LotRemnantMod Vintage LifeThe Thrifty GrooveA Living SpaceIvy And ElephantsThe Cottage MarketWe Call It Junkin' and Apron Thrift Girl. Have a great week everyone!

Holy crap, I must have missed you guys!  I'm awfully wordy today!  Sorry!


  1. Wow, I don't think I've ever seen a non-round wreath before. I like it! Clearly, you're a trendsetter!

  2. I like non-round wreaths--I've seen some really cool square and rectangle ones that really appeal to me just because they're different! Your wreath is beautiful!

    Love that wee honeycomb tree. I've never seen one like that--total score!

  3. You've got some great stuff! And that wreath - round or not - it's cool!

  4. "Fury little weirdo" Ha-ha!
    Hope it sells fast!
    I'll check out that facebook page! Thanks for the heads up!

  5. Sorry to hear you've been stuck inside...cabin fever! Sweet finds, especially the sifter with a little aqua. Llve kneehuggers, cant ever leave them. Fab wreath, unique = fabulous! :) Pam

  6. What is that sweet round caroler? I love it! I need it!

  7. Dream Pet twins! These little elves (I have some too now) with the bendy arms weird me out. All down for knee huggers, but these ladies & gentlemen kinda don't do it for me. Love the lot of Christmas goodies! I thought the fur was for me at one point. Erica says Maddie buys ones with hot pink fur! Those will be for me. I haven't bought a fur figurine in awhile.

  8. Wow, you definitely have your thrifting groove back! So much kitschy fabulousness - I'm in awe. :) And I'm super whiny right now too, so you're not alone. I'm so much more fun to be around in warm weather! ;)

  9. You made me chuckle about the furry little weirdo. Love all your finds. I like the triangle wreath - it reminds me of all the boomerang stuff from the 50s, so vintage to me! I finally got the stuff to make myself a wreath, everything but the TIME. Maybe today. Thanks so much for sharing this at my History & Home party, I hope you keep coming back, each Tuesday :) Wishing you blessings ~ Dawn @ We Call It Junkin.com

  10. Oh lots of fun goodies! You had some thrifting luck. The little kneehuggers are cute! I'm glad you are feeling better, it's a hard time of year for sure! thanks for sharing at TTF!

  11. love the vintage toys stop by if you can

  12. Melissa, you are such a creative thinker! I enjoy your thrift stories so much. However i am just this week "catching up" with my must read blogs. I'm seriously green with envy of your thrifting finds! I want some kneehuggers! I'm going to use the pool rack wreath, too cute.

  13. LOVE that wreath!! My Mum knitted me one this year, and that was breathtaking - but yours is sci-fi-tastic! It's like something from the opening credits of a JJ Abrams series..! And have to agree with you re. the weather - the sooner Spring arrives, the better, serious lack of vitamin D! x


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