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