Thursday, July 17, 2014

365 Days Of Junk - Day 357

Vintage Mounter Plush Tiger Head

I guess this is the vintage take on humane taxidermy. It is a plush tiger's head, mounted on a wood plaque, with a hole to hang it. It has plastic eyes and nose, with a rubber mouth. It's like someone chopped of the head of a stuffed animal and mounted it. I think he is quirky and fun. So, this was not a thrift/Goodwill purchase. He was someone's personal junk., or a treasure that the guy was willing to part with. I bought a couple of mid century modern chairs, from a local guy who needed the money.  He sold me some other items, again, because he needed the money. This guy and a few other pieces were lumped together, so I don't have an actual price for it. 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

365 Days Of Junk - Day 356

Robinson Ransbottom Spongeware Pottery

Here is a set of canisters from Robinson Ransbottom Pottery. These are the blue & white (or off-white) spongeware. All in very good condition without chips or cracks. I got all of the pieces, jars and tops, for around $10.

Friday, July 11, 2014

365 Days Of Junk - Day 355

Vito Clarinet

Here is a Vito Clarinet. I bought this in a Goodwill Store, for just a few dollars. I think I paid $2.92, for it. It didn't have a case or a mouthpiece, but it is in good condition. I ended up selling it to a couple, that turned it into a lamp. Pretty cool idea, right?

Thursday, July 10, 2014

365 Days Of Junk - Day 354

Mastering The Art Of French Cooking

Here is a copy of "Mastering The Art Of French Cooking" by Julia Child. Who doesn't love a little (or a lot) Julia? It is in very good condition. I bought it from Goodwill for $2.92.

365 Days Of Junk - Day 353

Vintage Hand Painted Sign

This is a hand-painted wooden sign. I am pretty sure that it has some age to it, based on the colors and layers of paint. It was painted on both sides. Each side has the same wording, but there are some subtle differences because it was painted by hand. I just LOVE LOVE LOVE the look of the lettering. I also love the look of the sign, as a whole. It has a retro 1940's feel to it, to me. It makes me want to get a cup of coffee, a doughnut and read a book in a cozy corner. I bought this in a Goodwill Store for $2.92 or $2.52.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

365 Days Of Junk - Day 352

Farmer Pig Doll

I am calling this a doll, which I guess it is, but it's not really a doll for a child. It's more of a collectible sit-around-the-house type of doll. Not really my kind of thing, but I do like pigs. This gut is around 16 to 18 inches tall. His body is cloth and his head & hooves are some kind of ceramic. I think he has glass eyes. He is in perfect condition with no stains, rips, tears, cracks, or chips. I found him in a Goodwill Store for $2.52 or $3.53.

365 Days Of Junk - Day 351

Vintage Gucci Purse

This was such and exciting find for me! Have I ever told you how much I love, love, LOVE purses and bags?????? I am a bit of a purse slut, meaning that I will not almost anything to get them and I have lots of them. I'm just kidding. mostly. Anyway, I am pretty sure this is an older, authentic Gucci purse. It is sort of the doctors bag style, with 2 handles and no shoulder strap. It has the GG monogram outside. Do you see what's on the inside?????? It's lined with red & green striped vinyl! I do not remember where I bought this purse, Goodwill vs other thrift store. However, I know that I did not pay more that $4.99 for it! It was regular purse price! Woohoo! For me, it really is all about the thrill of the hunt.