Thrill of the Hunt #56: Pop-Up Barn Sale

August 15, 2017

Welcome, friends, to another fun-filled Thrill of the Hunt post where I share my latest thrifty (and usually) vintage finds with you.

My hope is that by sharing my thrifty finds I can motivate and inspire you to explore your own local thrift stores, estate sales, flea markets and barn sales and make your own fabulous finds for yourself. So let's get started.

Every once in a while the thrifting gods look down upon me and I stumble across a great sale. In this case, it was a barn sale that my daughter drove by and, knowing me as she does, she called me ASAP to let me know about it. To say that I was there rather quickly would be an understatement. I always love barn sales because you never really know what you're going to find.

pink ceramic deer planter succulent container

Case in point: one vintage pink pottery deer planter. I have to say that it looked cuter before I brought it home than it does in these pictures.

midcentury modern Haeger pink deer planter

Kinda creepy? Kinda cute? You decide.

retro vintage pink ceramic deer planter succulent

It was nice to be able to just drop a small faux succulent into it.

pink ceramicc deer fawn face eyes

pink deer doe fawn ceramic planter tree trunk container

Its pink color reminded me of some pink McCoy pottery I've collected over the years but I think it's an unmarked Haeger pottery piece. It's perfect for anyone looking for midcentury modern retro kitsch decor. Pink deer planter is SOLD.

Ken Barbie chefs salt pepper shakers

Say hello to Barbie and Ken. Remember Barbie and Ken dolls? I played with them as a girl, but little did I know there was a whole other world of kitsch going on behind the scenes.

These are vintage 1994 "Barbie with Love" Barbie and Ken salt and pepper shakers. Yeah, I know. I paid $6.00 for them, which was probably too much but at the time I knew that they were collectible so I took a chance. I've seen them on etsy and ebay offered for as much as $25.00 and as little as $5.00.

Ken chef salt pepper shaker chow time apron

(This is so weird, isn't it?.) But I'm thinking they'll at least make an interesting addition to my vintage salt and pepper shaker collection.

My next vintage find is much more mainstream. I've started collecting vintage Avon perfume bottles and containers. Some of them are really quite lovely.

Avon Bird of Paradise cream sachet

Case in point: this vintage 1970's Avon Bird of Paradise cream sachet. I apologize for the small size of some of my photos, but when I enlarge them I lose all quality. Due to the dining/living room renovation all my breakables are packed away so I can't retake their photos right now. But I didn't want that to keep me from posting about these finds.  

I picked this up for $3.99. 

bottom of jar Avon Bird of Paradise Keepsake cream sachet

Some of the cream was actually still in the jar. And I can attest that it actually smelled pretty good!

vintage porcelain terrier bucket toothpick holder

Last but not least is this little porcelain terrier with an orange bow tie, hugging an old yellow bucket. 

terrier dog bucket toothpicks

At first I thought it was just a cute figurine but then I realized that it's a toothpick holder! Yes, that's a thing.  

terrier match holder bucket container

 For that matter it can also be a match holder.

On the back it says "Made in China." I believe it's from the 1940's.

Vintage terrier toothpick holder is SOLD.

Well, that's it until next time, friends!
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Thrill of the Hunt #56
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rush said...

Yep, that deer is creepy, yet I would love to have it! I would probably stick a succulent in it, too. And, the Avon jar ornament isn't too shabby, either. I think you did well with your purchases.

Kathy said...

I loved the terrier! An air fern would probably survive in your son's collection?!? Would the deer look less creepy if you painted eyes on it? Do the whites, then a dark brown filling almost all of the eye opening with a glare dot off to one side? Lash line? You can always wipe it off if you don't like it! My 60's Barbie had a very similar bubble cut; I had to smile! The old Avon scents remind me of old ladies at church when I was a kid!

My thrift store addiction said...

Barn sales are SO fun! The Ken & Barbie shakers are funny. Love the terrier best!

Sharon @ Blue Willow House said...

I love all your finds especially Barbie and Ken. My daughter started a salt and pepper shaker collection and I'm going to tell her to be on the lookout for these guys. The terrier planter is cute too. said...

I don't think the deer is creepy. Love the terrier planter. Barbie & Ken do look like themselves so that's a plus.

Cecilia said...

Interesting finds. 😊 I actually think the deer is kind of cute. Ken and Barbie salt shakers...who knew? (I actually find them creepy). The Avon bottle is pretty but I adore the terrier! He's so cute!

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