Thrifty Finds – Nov 1

Owl Latch Hook

Are owls still popular?  This owl latch hook wall hanging is so 70s.  It is in excellent condition.  I can see it on paneled walls in a basement.

Stuffed Handmade Owl aNormally I don’t pick up stuffed items, but this handmade owl is adorable.  Vintage 80s.

Flat Wire Magazine Rack aFound another gold magazine rack.  This one is flat.  At first I thought it was a fireplace log holder, but it is too small to hold more than 2 logs. The magazine racks I have listed aren’t selling as fast as some have.  I think the Mod looking ones sell faster than the regular gold ones.

Spuds Mackenzie Bud Light Beer Mug aThis Spuds Mackenzie beer mug is from the 80s when Spuds was popular in the Bud Light commercials.  Remember him partying with bikini clad girls?

Vintage Greeting Cards aI hope to get a group of 9 vintage greeting cards listed soon.  I love the graphics.  It reminds me of when my sister and I used to play with my Mom and Dad’s wedding cards.  We played store and favorites.  They gave us hours of imaginative fun.

Winnie the Pooh Wall Hangings aI sold a Mary Had a Little Lamb Hardboard Wall Hanging a while back, so I decided to list Winnie the Pooh.

Mickey Mouse Bathroom Wall Hangings aAnd Mickey Mouse too.  I think either would be adorable in a nursery or a child’s playroom.

Tom and Jerry Milk Glass Set aWhat about a few holiday items…this Tom and Jerry bowl and cup set is so awesome.  I sold a similar cups last year.

Coca Cola Ornaments aThese vintage Coca Cola ornaments are so cute.  Not sure how popular Coke products around the holidays are, but I am a Coke fan…not that I have had a Coke in over two or so months now.

Playalong Melode Bells aFinally I think these toy musical scale bells are fabulous.  The colors are wonderful and the musical scale sounds are great.  Think these would be fun to have around for children during Christmas season.

I am sort of getting into the Christmas spirit.  Ok, yes, Thanksgiving is still almost 4 weeks away, but last night Big M and I went to Mass and then out for dinner.  The boys stayed home to hand out candy.  We then stopped at Menards for items for a house project. All of their trees are displayed.  Our artificial tree is from 1990.  We bought it for $79 from Kmart when we were first married.  Its pines leaves are really falling out, so we need a new one.  However, we want one that has colored lights on them; no more tangled lights.  Most of the trees have white lights.  Finally this year we are seeing colored lights on a few trees.  We spent about 45 minutes looking at trees, and still couldn’t decide on one.  I hope to do more tree shopping in the next few weeks, so we have one for Thanksgiving weekend when we put it up.  No, I am not wanting Christmas to be here, just starting to thing about a tree and Christmas shopping.  I have purchased a couple of things on Etsy already for gifts.

Have you started making your Christmas gift and to-do lists?

Thrifty Finds – Sept 9

Owl Wall Hangings

It was the annual city-wide garage sale weekend, so my Mom came to Bismarck. We hit a total of 117 garage sales this past Thursday and Friday.  I didn’t get to go on Saturday, but don’t feel too sorry for me.  My husband got tickets to the NDSU football game in Fargo.  They were the Division 1A Champions for the past two years in a row, and they beat Kansas State last weekend. It was a fun time to go even if they beat their opponents 52 to 10.

The owl wall hangings weren’t expensive.  I think owls are still popular.  Not sure.  But they are a cute 70s look, so had to pick them up.

Turkey Planter a

I was able to sell my three pink planters recently.  So when I found this at the bottom of a box, I figured it might sell this fall for Thanksgiving décor.  It is a Replo turkey planter.  I really love the colors. I think he might have to sit out until he is sold.

Pink Pig Planter

Since I am talking about planters, look at this Pink Pig Planter.  It was in a free box at a sale.  I don’t think he is McCoy.  I will try to research him a little more.

Cat Mug

It is looking like an animal theme here.  I purchased this Waechtersbach West Germany cat mug.  I thought it might be valuable.  Probably won’t bring too much, but it sure is cute.

Brass Deer

Since I sold my brass pigs, I have kept an eye out for other brass.  These deer seem perfect for Christmas time décor.

Brass Bells

Along with those deer, I found these brass bells.  I love the sound of brass bells.  I think I will sell these as a set, but haven’t decided.  Do you think they will sell better together or separately?

Yellow Enamel Pot

I like enamel items.  I sold a yellow enamel pot some time ago, so when I saw this one in such great condition I had to snatch it up.

Telephone Tester

Finally for today is this blue telephone tester.  My Mom thought it was cool.  I guess my Dad had one.  Living out in a rural area, he was the one that would test if neighbors telephone lines were working or not.  They were party lines back then.  Pretty cool fact about my Dad.

Did you find anything fun this weekend?