Mad Maine Vintage Shop

This little blog will chronicle my ventures into selling vintage items in a local antique market.
My booth is called Mad Maine Vintage Shop - it features items inspired by a certain popular TV show,
and I am located in lovely Maine. Viva Vintage!



Monday, January 14, 2013

Retro Gold Thrift Haul

I popped into a local Goodwill briefly on Saturday while hubby "volunteered" to take the kids to the grocery store next door and pick up the last things needed for dinner.  I did not expect much besides a little bit of solitude and quiet, which was badly needed for mom at the time - besides, I never have had much luck with this GW on a Saturday.  However, the Retro spirits were shining their groovy light on me.  Check out what I came out with!

Wall flowers mushrooms

 

These mushroom wall plaques are the real deal and about a foot across. Made in the USA back when this country made groovy plastic stuff.


 
 
                  More mushrooms (and butterflies) on these stackable Japanese mugs.  I sell a lot of mugs in my store.
 

 
 
                                This is such a cute vintage mug - I am thinking it will be picked up for Valentine's Day. 
 
 
 
                           I like this pair of groovy vases too, especially the blue, aqua and white color combo.
 
 
 
 
                             A large pretty Pyrex bowl - with no chips or dishwasher fading.  Price was right too.
 
 


 
                                                       Another Pyrex, also in good condition - but no lid.
 
 
 
 
Yes, that right - not one, not two, but three Pyrex finds in the same place! Love this little fridgie - no lid, but I have a few spare ones from before (always pick up these dishes with their lids, even if the actual dish is in bad shape - I prefer to think of it as saving them *for parts*).
 


 
 
Two homemade aprons.  All aprons I have put in my booth has sold.  I price them at $10 a piece. How do you price aprons?
 

 
Not necessarily vintage, but I would love to know the pattern of this bowl/votive.  I picked up a couple of plates in this pattern before Christmas since I liked the design.  They look sort of Scandinavian to me and are quite heavy.  Any ideas?
 
 

 
                              Darling small lime green mustard jar with a weave pattern.  Tempted to keep this one.
 
 
 
                                                         I love this small magazine rack - great design and size.
 
 
 I love the 70s Tupperware cups and have several already.  They are so versatile - picnics, parties, everyday use.  And they have the best colors.  My kids love them equally and are very particular about which color belongs to them.
 
                                                                    And finally - my favorite find of them all:
 
 
 
 
This owl(?) crewel picture is really big, and I love the expression, colors, design, signature and year (74).  When I first spotted it, I thought it would be such great eye candy to my booth.  Then, by the time I got home, I was getting attached.  Now, I have it real bad and can't stomach the thought of being apart. So...he is now hanging in the TV room.  Hey, I do get to keep a vintage kitschy thing once in a while - and even hubby approved.  Eye candy for the home instead.
 
So, all in all, my impromptu visit produced some great items.  Maybe all my items came from the same home?  They certainly look like they could.
 
Is it true that the times you have the lowest expectations, you find the most fun things?
 
Linking up with a living space and Apron Thrift Girl - check out other weekend finds there.


26 comments:

  1. What fun finds you have. Yes, when I am thinking I won't find anything I usually do. OH and I think that picture is a peacock, but not sure. Way cute.
    Karen

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    1. Yes, of course - it IS a peacock! The tail is so cute. Thanks, Karen!

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  2. fabulous haul! I don't recognize the votive but I love it. I did a quick search for ice glass but didn't see it. It is LOVELY!

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    1. Thanks - I love it too as well as the small plates I found earlier in the same pattern. They have a Norwegian Hadeland feel (sort of like the Furu pattern), but I cannot find it. Still, it is definitely a keeper :-)

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  3. Those are great finds, hubby is a real hero for taking the kids =)

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    1. Yes, he is indeed an everyday hero - knows exactly how to give the wife an occasional much-needed sanity break!

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  4. Wow, what a great stop! I love that little green lidded jar and the magazine rack is pretty fab too. Oh and the Pyrex! I can't believe you found all of it in one spot!

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  5. All of that in one haul, that would be epic for me!!! All great stuff, you have a great eye :)

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    1. Thanks Marium. I need to use that eye more ;-)

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  6. All of that in one last minute haul?! Awesome! I love the magazine holder and the owl. How freaking cute!

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    1. Thanks Melissa - you did well too though on your last haul! Also, apparently the bird is a peacock! Makes it even more adorable.

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  7. I think the Scandi-looking votive/bowl is Dansk Floriform. Those pieces feel so good in your hand it's weird.

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    1. Thank you! I have looked it up now and am in love with the pattern even more. I just knew they were some kind of Scandinavian design :-)

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  8. I wish I had a place for those mushroom plaques. I really like them.

    As for the aprons. I have no luck with the darn things. I also have them priced in the $10 range and the same ones have been in my booth for a year and a half. Maybe I should send them to you.

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    1. The mushrooms are cool, and from 1976 according to the back.
      I should not make it seem as if I have sold a lot of aprons, in fact I have had only three. Two adult and one kid, but all were handmade, old-fashioned kinds. They fit with the Mad Maine theme :-)

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  9. I never pass up a great apron! My prices range from $4 to $15 depending on the details and if its a full, smock or half style.

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    1. Good to know. I would not think to pick up any full-size ones - I just like the half style ones (since my mom ALWAYS wore those!)

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  10. I can't imagine finding all that in one spot - exciting for you!!!!

    I'm your newest follower - came over from Apron Thrift Girl

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    1. Hi Jill, glad you came over! Yes, it was a great retro haul. I must have had some good karma stored up.

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  11. Great finds! Found you via Apron Thrift Girl! Love all the Pyrex you found especially the fridgies. I just found the same ones before the holidays. The votive candle holder is beautiful it's probably made in Finland by Nuutajärvi/Arabia.

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    1. Glad you came over! A previous commentor solved the mystery - the pattern is Dansk Floriform. Scandinavian design :-)

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  12. You really found all of that on the same day at the same store??!! How lucky are you! Love all the Pyrex, especially the Butterprint frigie. I am a massive collector and would have grabbed that in a second.

    These finds should keep you smiling for quite a while.

    Erica

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    1. Yes, all of it in one (tiny) Goodwill - and on a Saturday! That was why I wondered if it had all come from the same house. I must have had some good thrift karma saved up :-)

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  13. The vases are most definitely groovy - very cool finds!

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    1. I like them too, would look great with some orchids...

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