Vintage Plush, Frames and a Variety

Is it spring yet? I guess not because it was 9 degrees when I got out of my car this morning to go to a small rummage sale that was close to my neighborhood. Unlike the sale I attended last weekend, this one had no clothes which was great because I don’t usually buy clothes.

There was a table of toys and under the table of toys were boxes of plush. Each was $1. I picked up this Land Before Time Little Foot by Gund. He was probably my best find of the day. I’m hoping to get $25 for him. He’s pretty big at about 15″ and in good condition.

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I picked up this guy because I thought he was unusual and he had his paper tag. He is  Russell from a show called Once Upon A Forest. He may sell but I’m not sure.

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Last weekend I picked up two Puppy/Kitty surprise plush at the estate sale I went to and coincidentally I found another one this week. That happens often. I don’t know what it means. This was another dog but unfortunately she didn’t have any babies. The cat from last week sold for $17.99. I didn’t think this one would sell for much. I put it up for $12.99 and it sold in about an hour. Maybe I should be pricing these higher?

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A friend of mine shared with me that she looks for vintage frames. These were on the $1 table so I picked them up. On the back of each is written “taken 1954.” I’m not sure if the frames are that old too. They seemed a little unusual and in pretty good shape so I took a chance on them. They are only 6″ in diameter and could also be instant relatives for someone.

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Also for $1 was this wooden candle shelf marked Pine Shop Original. I used “colonial” and “primitive” as key words for it. I hope that helps it to sell. It’s very smooth, nice quality wood. I put $19 on it.

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There was also a 50 cent table where I picked up a pair of glasses. I picked them up because they had a designers name in them and were an unusual color. I’ve recently seen the value of glasses that have a distinctive color. My mother lives in a health care facility and she was losing her glasses often. They were brown and looked like everyone else’s glasses. They finally got lost and couldn’t be found again. I looked where they kept the lost and found glasses and I couldn’t tell which ones were hers if they were even there. I went with her to get new glasses and we got her pink frames so now they can easily differentiate her glasses from other ones. I don’t know if this will prevent them from getting lost but it will probably make them easier to find!

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One of my favorite finds of the day was from an estate sale. Everything was pretty picked over by the time I got there. What was still there was expensive but when I went in the attic I saw a box of these with $1 price sticker on them. Sold! My mom used to put these out on my birthday when I had a party and fill them with MnMs. They are little frilly plastic baskets. I just think they are really sweet and nostalgic and I believe they are used as a craft supply.

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I picked up two items at the thrift store. I saw this Gotz doll in the box and took a chance on her for $20 which is way more than I like to spend. I have sold several Gotz dolls before but we will see about this one. She’s so pretty!

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I also picked up this colorful tablecloth decorated for Jewish holidays. Comps on this look pretty good. Since it is getting more competitive out there I am really trying to buy a big variety of items.

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That’s all for this weekend! Spring and more sales are coming!!

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3 responses to “Vintage Plush, Frames and a Variety

  1. Fonda Rush

    I love those last things most. The little baskets that hold candy. Yum! I have our old candle holders for our birthday cakes, and they remind me of that 50s/60s time.

    That’s a great idea about getting your mom pink glasses. That’s odd that so many people lose their glasses. You would think they would find a way to make sure the glasses would get back to their rightful owners. There must be something they can do. Would having a glasses holder strap help, I wonder? I’m sure you know the kind. They have little elastic bits that the earpiece fits into, and there is a lanyard-type necklace part that goes behind the neck. If that won’t work, maybe there’s a way to etch names into the ear pieces? I don’t know, but glasses are expensive, and I hate to think that these older people having to pay for another pair.

    • Fonda Rush

      That’s weird…I think the order of the items changed once I hit enter on my comment. Now the plastic baskets are not last. Am I crazy? Weird!

  2. You”re not crazy. I edited it and revised the order. The glasses holder strap is a good idea. So far she hasn’t lost these new glasses. it’s hard because she has dementia and when she doesn’t have her glasses it makes her worse.

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