I'm starting backwards today to first share about my find that I bought at the last large Flea Market in Santa Rosa for the season. Keiran and I arrived at the Veteran's Hall parking lot a little after 7am. It was a stunning morning with a rising sun and a gorgeous blue sky. The air was crisp with a tease of Autumn in the air. We were both ready to hunt for treasure.
The puppet find came at the end of our morning. We were getting ready to leave when I noticed a lot of excitement around a seller's items. You can just sense the energy is different. We rushed over to see what was going on. This couple had vintage, unique items and they were selling them for fabulous prices. I only wished that I had been there earlier.
I found the puppet in a box and immediately I thought it was mohair. I noticed the little metal marking on the ear that read Steiff. I asked how much they wanted for the puppets as they had some other non-Steiff puppets in the box. He said $5. I paid and placed the kitty carefully in my cart, trying not to show my widening smile as we moved away from the booth. My first ever Steiff. It's not going to bring in a lot of money, but I think it's been on my unspoken Thrift Bucket List for some time.
Keiarn basically works side by side with me every single Saturday. He doesn't typically annoy me, whine, complain or ask for silly stuff. Well sometimes silly stuff but overall he's a fabulous thrifting companion and helper. He asked for this bulldozer to place on a shelf in his room. I've noticed that he's asking for more items that are vintage. He seems to be intrigued by them not for necessarily playing with but for the aesthetics of an item. I'm thinking that Pottery Barn should hire him as a consultant.
A very small, vintage animal cage. It's just 10 inches across. I paid $1.00. It's on my mantel where it will live for the time being confining this sweet little pottery bird.
This is the sweetest clown costume that I've come across. This photo is only of the material because I knew that many of you would love the fabric design. It has a plastic hoop at the bottom hem. It feels like 100% cotton. I'm not sure if this is an older child or adult but it's so lovely.
This was hanging on the wall of my favorite thrift store in Santa Rosa. I recognized the name but did a quick online search to double check. It's hard to determine the value because I couldn't find this exact print. It's celebrating the inaugural voyage of the ferry in Tenakee, Alaska. Finding valuable art is by far one of the best thrift emotional highs. Of course it's also what I least like shipping too.
Did you go thrifting this weekend?
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