Vintage Toys, Wooden Objects and some Designer Finds!

There was only one church sale for me this weekend. Other than that I just went to a bunch of good old tag sales. I went to about 15 on saturday but I only bought items at about 5 of them. That’s usually how it goes for me at tag sales.

Late in the day, when I usually don’t find things anymore, I stopped at a sale that was pretty close to my house. I picked up this set of vintage Tomy dollhouse furniture. I love the mid century modern style of it and how you can move the pieces of the couch around to make different designs.

More surprising to find late in the day was a bag of littlest pet shop pets. These are usually snatched up early but don’t think that many people had attended this sale. There were 26 pets in this group plus a bunch of accessories. I am hoping to get $30 for the lot. I was charged $7 for the pets and the furniture.

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Another sale I went to had a big tarp where everything on it was free! I picked up a Barney school house playset and two stuffed animals. I am going to save the Barney house until I find a few more figures for it. One of the stuffed animals I got there was this mouse who is Tutter from the Bear in the Big Blue House. My daughter used to watch that show when she was young. I think I might get $10 for him.

Keeping with the toy theme, I picked up 6 Lego baseplates at another sale. Depending on which kind they are, these can go for about $10 each.

I found two wooden items this weekend at the church sale. I was excited at first to find this Dansk ice bucket for only $3. Then I saw the big chip it has on the lid. I am still hoping to get $20 for it. I also found this photo/scrapbook album. It has a wooden front and back cover with metal hinges and painted ducks. I think this would be great for that cabin decor that some people like.

At the same sale I found an eyeglass case with the Chanel logo on it. I think it’s authentic because I found the same one online. It’s not worth too much but for 50 cents I couldn’t leave it behind. I don’t find many Chanel items. For $1 I picked up a pink striped Swatch watch that came with its case.

I will end with two tin boxes I found. At the church sale was this sweet bunny tin from England and last weekend I picked up this picnic basket tin at a thrift store while I was traveling.

It was fun going around to all the different tag sales. It was a beautiful cool day for July around here. There is such an assortment of homes, items and people!

Best Finds for Ebay 2015 Part 1

It’s the end of the year so it’s time for a best finds of 2015 blog! It’s been a fun year of scavenging for items to flip on Ebay. I am going to do a separate post regarding dolls because there were many doll finds this year too so, here we go!

In the number 10 spot is this charming vintage pinecone and felt Santa band. This wasn’t a particularly high dollar sale but I thought these were awesome and I was happy to find a whole bunch with their instruments. I think they sold for about $29.99. I believe I paid $2 at a school fundraiser sale. I will have to check all prices later because I don’t have my notebooks with me as I write this.

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Number 9 is this wooden apple tea set. I think I paid $2 or $3 and sold it for $39.99. This was an item that I kept for a while before I sold it and after it sold I think I had about 5 different people who asked me if it was still available in the following weeks and months. It had a miniature tea set inside and even included a tiny table. It was purchased at the thrift store.

Number 8 is this stuffed Coach dog which was something I had never seen before. I really liked his snazzy jacket. I believe he sold for $49.99. He was purchased for about $5 at the thrift store.

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Number 7 was a local thrift store find for $4. It is a small carved wooden mid century modern salt cellar by a famous artist named Emil Milan. It sold for $79.99.

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Number 6 was a group of Strawberry Shortcake doll house furniture which sold for $85 even though there were defects in some of the pieces. This was purchased at a church sale.

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Number 5 were a group of Polly Pocket items. I found several bags of Polly Pocket compacts with figures at the thrift store. This hospital was the most valuable and rare of the group and sold for $89.99. It cost about $4.00.

I love to find Dansk items. I love their mid century modern shapes. This year I picked up this interesting bowl for $10 and sold it for $99. I never saw this shape before.

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Number 3 was another mid century modern item. This starburst clock was laying on the lawn at a garage sale. I paid $5 and sold it for $99. It was a bear to ship until I realized that the spokes were removable.

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In the number two spot for best find of the year is this Swatch Bunnysutra Watch in the case. I bought it for $5 at a sale where I couldn’t get near the jewelry table but when everyone else had gone, somehow this was still there. It sold for $165.00. ( I have to double check this price but it was something like this.) It features bunnies being nasty with each other and has some kind of game feature as well.

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My number one find of the year was this vintage Owl bag by designer Marin Van Schaak. This was bought at one of the best sales I went to all year. It was at a church where there were piles of stuff and most items were about $1. I priced this one at $200 because I saw a similar bag featuring turtles by the same designer sell for $150.

I am so grateful for all these good finds, for Ebay and all the people that shop there, for all the bloggers and Youtubers that share their knowledge and experiences and for all the readers of this blog. Have a wonderful New Years and a fantastic 2016!!

To come…top 10 doll finds of 2015!