Every once in awhile here on the blog, I like to go through my thrifting bucket list. This is a list of items I’d like to find out in the wild while thrifting, be it a thrift store, yard sale, estate sale. Somewhere where I’m the picker!
They are items that are fairly valuable, harder to find…but I’d like to think not impossible.
I was looking at some of my older posts about them, but since they were done while on the other blog platform, the posts didn’t migrate over here very nicely.
So I thought I’d redo my list and add the updates! Some items I’ve found, some have remained elusive. And I’ve added new items to the list.
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Anything in the Lotus pattern. I have found various pieces of Cathrineholm that were just solid colors. I’ll still take them…but I don’t get the same thrill I think I’ll get (like collapsing on the ground or hyperventilating. Or both.) when I finally spot some Lotus out in the wild.
Out in the wild is important because I have bought and sold some Cathrineholm Lotus before. I bought some from another reseller who didn’t deal much in MCM. I purchased it off Instagram and resold it in my Etsy shop at a small markup.
Sometimes it’s just nice to have the traffic drawers in your shop. Of course, it didn’t last long because this stuff is wildly popular.
Curtis Jere wall hanging
If you’re a long time reader of this blog, you’ll remember that I found one of these! I’ll take another though. Not to be greedy or anything. 🙂 You can read the story here.
Dansk flatware in the Fjord pattern
I had debated adding this one in the earlier post because I actually HAVE thrifted Dansk Fjord flatware before. It was in a baggie at Goodwill in the hardware section. Hubby said he picked it up and looked at it, then put it down. I found it a few minutes later, saw the IHQ mark and grabbed it. It was years ago, before I knew anything about anything. Fortunately we put it on auction and it did pretty well. Now that I know flatware and could do better…I want to find it again.
I would take some Russel Wright flatware too. A reader on one of the earlier posts reminded me of that one.
Pendleton Navajo blanket jacket
I’d probably change this one to Pendleton blanket anything. A jacket, a blanket itself would be great. And vintage would be sweet! The closest I’ve gotten is this coffee mug. And I have memory of a purse once too….but not vintage.
Vintage Polo Ralph Lauren sport themed jacket or sweatshirt. Or the teddy bear sweater. See what I mean?
Photo cred: Kitka
I must admit. This one I’ve really been on the hunt for lately. For some reason, I feel like a Dansk peppermill is the next item on my bucket list that I will find. Don’t ask me why. It just feels possible.
Then there were a few items that weren’t on my original list but should have been, or were added later and then found.
Big E Levis Found these and you can read the post here.
Finel enamel bowls. I’ve actually found 2 of these!
Olivetti Valentine typewriter. Heartstopping moment. And no, I haven’t resold it yet. Lol.
I’d also like to find some Georg Jensen sterling modernist jewelry, some Zoo Line Animal Figurines by Kay Bojesen, some Acapulco dinnerware by Villeroy & Boch and the Diane Von Furstenberg wrap dress sewing pattern by Vogue. I’d also die to find the Pyrex Friendship lasagna pan…and I’d keep it!!
So, how about you? Do you have a “Bucket List”? What vintage items are your unicorns?
Feel free to follow my Pinterest Bucket List board to see examples as well as see what new items get added!
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