I hope everyone had a great thrifting week. I had a really busy week but managed to sneak in a bit of thrifting.
I see a lot of turtle knick knacks when I'm out at estate sales and thrift stores. Mostly I pass on them, but I really dig these solid brass turtle bookends. I've decided when something speaks to me that I should take a chance on it hoping that it will appeal to other people too.
I like the simple design - sometimes less is more!
I have a lot of owl inventory right now. I've really, really got to work on listings. I couldn't pass this guy up though. I love his little round owl belly and serene expression.
I'm a little fascinated by sea horses lately. I've missed out on some really cute sea horse statues at estate sales so I was happy to come across this cutie at a thrift shop. (Don't you hate seeing other people carrying around things that you want to buy?) The wood carving gives off a kind of tiki vibe. This was probably some kind of Hawaiian souvenir - cheesily adorable.
Speaking of tiki... I occasionally pick up little ashtrays that have cool designs and colors. I spotted this at a Goodwill. I loved the font and the tiki masks and was surprised that it was a Phoenix hotel. Surely, I would have heard of this place!
I did some checking after I got home and discovered that the Kon Tiki Hotel was probably the most incredible hotel ever! The hotel opened in the early 1960s and was unfortunately torn down in 1997. =( Had I known about this place in 1997, I would have chained myself to the building. Check out this post card from the hotel - it was an architectural marvel.
Finally, a set of Matryoshka nesting dolls! I was so happy to find these. I've seen these a lot on other thrifting blogs but had never been lucky enough to find a set myself - until now =D Their faces are sweet and the colors and designs of their dresses are beautiful.
Thanks for reading about my finds! I'm linking up to Apron Thrift Girl's Thrift Share Monday and Her Library Adventure's Flea Market Finds.
I want to thank everyone who has particpated in my first ever giveaway! The response has been wonderful and the kind words you've left in the comments are very appreciated. If you haven't entered yet there is still time - the giveaway ends Thursday, May 12th.