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Friday, May 23, 2014

Thrift Hoard: Tiki and yarn related

I love it when there's a theme. Let's start with these things:

These lovely vintage Tiki mugs and cups possess an ancient curse which makes them photograph terribly. They're just so cool and they're minis, and therefore adorable. From the Savers plastic bag wall. I love a good "lot" of items. I spent about 5 bucks, may have been too much for these 9 pieces. Oh, I'm sorry--10.
This sake cup doesn't match with the rest. What the hell? Is he lost? It is, because when I looked up "Gekkeikan" I found this kick ass sake set, featuring a Buddha shaped bottle. Alone, that thing is useless to me! I digress. I listed my mini Tikis here, here, and here. Now, I shall smoothly segue way into this Hawaiian dress.
 Oh, aloha there. I'm just standing around my kitchen, gazing down at my lovely vintage, tropical looking dress. As you see, I've paired it with red maryjanes, so this doesn't look posed and unusual at all!

But seriously folks...This dress is incredible. Got it Savers, so it was 30% off $4.99, I think. Not to strut like the peacock featured in this dress's print; but this thing looks good on me. I think it's just a flattering style. Another one I didn't want to sell, but I don't go to many luaus these days. Ok, I wore it on "beach day" at school. Now it's for sale: my blue Hawaiian dress
Anyway, the last time I listed a lovely, 70s crewel art thing, it sold right away. Now, I'm always on the lookout for good ones, because not all of them are awesome. Look at this:
 Woah! Cool, it's a Viking! You'd totally buy him and hang him up on the wall, right? Not the usual Hummel children or flowers that one usually sees in embroidery, this guy's a damn Viking. Wait for it...

...or he will be a Viking. Ha ha, it's a yarn embroidery kit. I wasn't sure how well these sold, or if it was worth it. I listed it, thinking this guy might get purchased for his unique-ness. I was correct. Sold this dude overnight! I only sold it for $15, but I paid $3. Tiny profits are better than none?
Let's see if I can move this sweet piece of feel good togetherness...
Three little playmates of different races? So 70s "Free to be you and me", multi-culti, retro. I loved this thing as soon as I saw it. No tag, and the woman at the counter at Outfitters charged me next to nothing. The thing that drew me in was the inclusion of other fabrics besides the yarn. The dresses are made out stuff one might add to an actual vintage dress.
Oh, don't look to closely to the white girl's face. It's kinda scary. I think they went a little heavy on the yarn eyes?
I really liked how well the blue frame matched the light green background!
Then, I got home. That frame isn't painted blue-it's got painter's tape on it. Nice job they did, I didn't even realize it was frickin' tape until I dusted it. After removing some of it, I figured I'd get lazy and leave some on. Now, you can see how nice it looks with blue. Might be getting cocky about my crewel selling skills with this price, but I think it's worth it. Vintage crewel wall hanging on Etsy
I also bought one of those latch hook rug dealies. I think I just like light houses and cheap stuff.
I'm a lot less confident about this one. I guess I liked it better in the store. I didn't list it yet, but after I laid it out (te he) I remembered this other rug that I bought about a year back...(flashback)
Savers only wanted a handful of pesos for this beauty. I remember thinking it was good as new and underpriced. Oh my god, I love this Mexican fisherman so much! But, he's not a rug. Neigh, his colors and craftsmanship are too great to be walked on. This piece deserves to be hung up like a tapestry. Alas, it just doesn't seem to have a spot for it. I should find a forever home for this...Mexico woven rug on Etsy.
I may or may not have brought home more clothing to list (that won't sell) or for me to refashion/wear as is. Ok, here's a preview:
Oh no, my camera cut my head off in this muu muu picture! Well, it was a late sweaty night, maybe my face looked bad and I just needed a "before" picture before I cut the thing up.
I've got way more. But that's it, more later. Linking up at a living space and Sir Thrift a Lot.


  1. love the fabrics in the dresses - that mumu thing would be great right now, it's a heatwave here and i'm pregnant! :)

  2. That fisherman! That muumuu! That Viking! That Hawaiin print! Too much awesome for me to deal with right now :-)

  3. Aniko, if I were pregnant, I would wear that thing as is. No one would dare question it. And thank you, Cookiecrumbs! That's pretty much what happens to me in the thrift stores--I get overwhelmed with awesome stuff.