Monday, March 21, 2011

A Wise Weekend

Typically, I hit estate sales on Friday. I do some research earlier in the week, map stuff out then hit the road early Friday morning. The sales were pretty thin for retro/vintage items, but I ran across one that had "owl collection" in the short description. No pics. I hemmed and hawed about whether drag myself out of bed at 6:30 in the morning (I'm not an early bird). I finally decided to go and spent a rather grumpy hour in the car convincing myself that the sale was going to suck and I was wasting my time. I had a nice big helping of crow pie once I got there. The sale was awesome and I stocked up on a lot of great owl inventory! Here are some highlights!

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These little hanging salt and pepper shakers feature owls with little hobnail glass bodies. I could just die for these - they're kind of like the Darth Vader of salt and pepper shakers.

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This fellow is pristine white and kind of intimidating for some reason. This particular pattern/mold must have been popular in the 70s. I have other owls done in this same style and they always look good. I picked up two at this sale.

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Here's the second owl done in a similar style. This guy is white with just the right amount of black and grey. I think he's my favorite.

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I sold a little brass owl family like this a couple of months ago so I was super happy to find another!

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I really like this little statuette. He looks so bold and daring. The detail and texture on this guy is awesome. He also matches my vintage Hornsea butter dish like they were made for each other.

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All in all I had a great time at the sale and stayed for over an hour pawing through the owls and other vintage treasures. I think it was a good reminder that you just never know what you're going to find when you get up early and go thrifting! I'm linking up to Thrift Share Monday over at Apron Thrift Girl's blog. If you haven't checked it out - click the link and prepare to drool over all the treasures people picked up this weekend!

10 comments:

  1. Cool finds! Just found your blog via Apron Thrift Girl and I have been browsing for a while. So much fun mod stuff, which is my style too :-)

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  2. That salt and pepper shaker set is ADORABLE!

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  3. Just discovered your blog! I felt right at home!!! I love all of your treasures. I feel like you look for the same stuff I do. I turned down an owl over the weekend, and after seeing your lovelies I am mad at myself!

    I am now an official follower and will be coming back!

    Smiles,
    The Joyful Thrifter

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  4. Ahhh! I love your finds...so jealous of those salt and pepper shakers!!!!

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  5. Wow, quite a nice little instant collection!! Totally jealous of those mugs- and the salt and pepper shakers are pretty much out of this world!!

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  6. Great scores!! Love the owl collection!! The shakers are fantastic!! But I do think the second white one is my favorite as well. Lucky you!!

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  7. Thanks for all the great comments and Welcome to the new readers! Yay! =D

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  8. I love the confrontational one, the brass family, hell, I love them all! Quite a score!

    That same tidy family of brass owls was at the antique store where I sell my wares for a while. For the mere price of $3 they could have been mine. But I resisted. It's so hard not to spend my entire earnings in that store...

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  9. I just found your blog and I love it!, thrifting is my favourite thing in the world to do, I collect owls and I love all of these little guy's!

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