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Vintage Finds

Happy New Year + a fortnight! Though it’s a bit early to tell, I’m going to go out on a limb and say 2014 is going to be the berries (I’ve been watching a lot of old movies). So far this year, I’ve stuck to my resolution perfectly… it’s just flossing every night no matter how tired I am, so hold the applause. And, even more exciting than flossing, I became a real estate agent. It’s an endeavor I began this past October, which I like to think partially explains the lack of postings here. In any case, I’m excited to share three items I discovered this past week at an estate auction and one of my favorite consignment shops, Phantastic Phinds (PS: You can see an older guest post of mine on their blog.)

My new favorite mug and perhaps the best $.50 I have ever spent.

{hand-thrown tin can style mug}

I love how it looks and the thumb indentation makes it highly ergonomic. Once I got it home I did a little research and found one on Etsy. Unfortunately, the item sold and I couldn’t find it listed elsewhere.

Next up, some neat little noisemakers.

wooden maracas

 {a set of hand carved wooden maracas}

I was drawn to the one with the squirrel face, though some people have suggested that it looks like a wild boar. I’ll let you be the judge. I haven’t been able to track down any information on these, so if anyone knows anything about them I’d love to hear from you.

 

And, lastly a simple set of wooden blocks.

Wooden blocks up close

{wooden toy blocks from the around the 1930′s, each side has different numbers, letters and animals}

Wooden blocks

I can’t make the full alphabet with these, but who needs to know their ABC’s when they can properly identify swans and quails?

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  1. Happy New Year + a fortnight to you too–nice to see you back…
    BIG congrats on becoming a Real Estate Agent…
    and enjoy all those new “phantastic phinds”~ ;)

    January 14, 2014

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