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, March 25, 2013

First Spring Thrift Haul

How cool is this little crewel owl, huh?  Only problem is...

 
You gotta make him yourself.  Or maybe that is not a problem, but rather a blessing.  For the crafty folks. Like not me. 
Actually, I often pick up vintage crewel kits, and they sell pretty well on ebay, depending on the style.  And they are so easy to ship - which is the only reason I will sell on online. So, this guy will likely not get to hang out in my cool booth club.
 
 
I found this genuine vintage purse for $0.99.  Super cute and in great shape.  She will get to hang out in the booth, heck, she even gets to skip in line.
 
 
Speaking of booths, I found this in another booth in my antique market all bundled up in tape and tossed in a basket with lots of junky cutlery.  This, however, is not junk.  This, my friends, is Kongetinn from Norway, which is a pretty collectible pewter pattern featuring vikings and Norse mythology. These are also the older kind, not the more modern ones, and they should do pretty well on ebay (I will let you know).  And again, cutlery is a breeze to ship!
 
 
This was a $3.99 Goodwill find.  I rarely find these lamps anymore, and to the booth it will go.  Oh, how I wish my booth had electricity!
 
 
Finally, what is Mad Maine without her mugs? These are the ones I found this weekend, all for $0.99 each.  Which do you think will sell first?
 
Well, that was my little haul.  I plan to take a little trip out again later today since I have some free time, and I am already excited to go out treasure hunting on a mundane Monday.
 
(Linking up with a living space and Apron Thrift Girl).
 


23 comments:

  1. I just cackled out loud when I scrolled down to see it was a KIT and not a finished owl! Thank you for that!!!

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    1. It's a potential owl, how about that? ;-)

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  2. Great finds! I would snatch that owl embroidery up! And I love those mugs, I think the owl or snoopy one will sell first. But they're all awesome

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    1. My bet is on Snoopy too - he always seems to be in hurry to go to somebody else's home!

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  3. That Snoopy mug is too cute - bet it sells first!

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    1. He is pretty cute relaxing on the beach - especially to Mainers tired of winter...

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  4. Oh, that cutlery is STUNNING! What a find.

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    1. I know - heavy duty too! Makes me remember to always check out my own antique market - these were bought for a song (and 10% additional dealer discount, lol).

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  5. Wow! I can't believe you found all that Kongetinn cutlery in a cutlery bin. I have a set of dessert forks and spoons that were my parents! I love it~ great find:)

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    1. Yes, it was a pretty nice find in a junk basket. I already have the cheese slicer, a serving spoon and a bottle opener in this pattern. However, I am not about to start another flatware collection - despite the cool vikings on it ;-)

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  6. Great finds!! Owls are sooo hot now!

    Carol

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    1. Thanks, Carol. Yes, owls are still one of my best sellers :-) They are sorta growing on me too!

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  7. My bets on Snoopy.

    Before familiy life I loved to do needle point projects. I tend to pass kits up while thrifting. Maybe I should start buying them, huh?

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    1. Yes, you should definitely buy the vintage kinds, and of course anything with owls ;-) (I only sell these online, not in my booth)

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  8. I love the owl mug too - that cutlery is very cool. Cheers!

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  9. I love mugs too!

    Lisa @ Happy Girl Thrift

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    1. Wow - you have quite the mug collection going! Love it :-)

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  10. The Norwegian cutlery is fabulous! Really great finds.

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    1. Thanks! Yes, it was a lucky weekend :-)

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    1. Thanks, Marium! I love *most* of it, lol.

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  12. That little lamp is so cute. I'd love it if you'd jump over and link up at my "Go Get Your Garage Sale On" Linky Party, and share some of your great finds! http://www.brightgreendoor.com/2013/05/go-get-your-garage-sale-on-with.html

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