Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Thrift store finds and other amazingly weird stuff

For some time I have had a thing for hitting antique stores and thrift shops. I am not a big shopper, in fact I hate clothes shopping, but I have a serious love for accessories, nick knacks, collectibles, materials of all kinds and old weird stuff. Over the past few months I have been collecting the odd bits and pieces to decorate the house with. Here are a few of my finds:

The yellow lamp - one of my first finds, picked up at a thrift shop in Elmira for $3. Still has the original price tag from Stedman's on the bottom ($24.99). Fully functioning but could use a new shade.

Clothes rack coasters - do I need to explain the awesomeness?!

Bird with bob hairdo aka "Susan Goldfeather" - I couldn't NOT buy this! It's ridiculous! It's actually a Goebel figure and part of a series of bird characters with amazing hairdo's. Unfortunately I have tried to do some research into the series but can't seem to find much information (at least not in English). If anyone out there knows more (or speaks German), please let me know!

Ye olde gold vinyl footstool - the plan was to give the cat something to perch on to look out the window. Took him a while to come around, but he finally realized his butt fit on the stool much more comfortably than the window sill.

Needle point artwork - I don't know why this started, but over the past 6 months I have collected a number of framed needle point pictures. There are two recent additions not yet up on wall, and I may welcome a couple more home if I find any worthy of holding their own next to the deer family!

Wall tiles - I came across these tiles about a month ago, the images had me sold! They are part of a calendar series designed by Bjorn Wiinbald for Nymolle Denmark. There is one for each month, but I have only found January, February, May, July and September... if anyone comes across the others out there let me know! 


  1. Oh my heavens that yellow lamp is SO AWESOME! congrats on the score Carole!

    1. Thanks! I always find a treasure at this one thrift shop in Elmira, but I rarely visit, I don't want to push my luck!