Saturday, 27 October 2012

Thrify Saturdays - Vintage Turquoise Foo Fu Dogs

Welcome to vintage thrifting show and tell for another week. A few months ago I posted about wanting a pair of turquoise Foo/ Fu dogs for my home but wanted them to be vintage rather than reproductions. Over the years I've had a bid or two on vintage pairs but I've never successfully acquired a set for myself.


I found myself in the Melbourne suburb of Ashburton on wednesday and on the way home decided to stop in at the local Charity Store... you know when you walk into an opp shop or thrift store and you think nope, not going to find anything in here today, well that's exactly how I felt there was Mikasa for miles and not a retro kitsch anything to be seen, until I found these babies staring at me behind the Maxwell & Williams cheese platter and I just about jumped out of my skin!.

Ok so they are smaller than I had originally wanted but they are turquoise, well moulded and in mint condition.... I love them to bits!.





I also found these vintage capiz shell coasters $2 for 9 (background)


8 comments:

  1. They are so cool! I love that feeling when you score something like that when you least expect it. Have a great weekend!
    Cas x

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  2. Thanks so much Cas it really is the best feeling!. Have a great weekend too
    x Tina

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    1. Thanks T, I'm thrilled to have them in my collection!.

      x Tina

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  4. oh i bet they put the fu in your foo!!....so very cool!.
    Allison x

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    1. Thanks Allison, I am totally foo-ing all over the shop! x Tina

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  5. Nice score! I saw a pair of these in an op shop a while back and ummed and ahhed over getting them, didn't, and have regretted it ever since!

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    1. Thanks Natalie! I can so imagine how you feel I hate it when I miss something like that... If I see any more bargain pairs I shall let you know for sure.
      x Tina

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