Monday, March 28, 2022

My Little Pony thrift shop finds: The Tail End

 Lacy came over to my house today to work on Grrl Pickers stuff and she told me that she had made a classic "rookie mistake" while picking for the shops and she showed me the items she had bought. 

   Probably much like her, I did not see the issue right away, these used ponies are very collectible and it looked like a great score. 

   Then I looked closer, 

     Me: "Why do they have anuses?" 


Lacy: "They are PONIES! They are supposed to have tails! The tails are missing!" 

They are still super cute and although perhaps have less resale value without their tails, we figured they could still be resold for a small profit to a parent of a kid who might not notice the tails are missing and just likes playing with ponies. 

My husband Michael overhead our conversation at the kitchen table and decided to help "fix" the missing tails:

Although I believe them to be much improved by his creative "upgrade". I doubt our target customers (parents of toy aged children) will be so these will go into the shop 'as is'. 

 While we were discussing what do do, Lacy had a brilliant idea that we think will make a rainbow from the rain of this mis-pick. We are going to make an "Island of Misfit Toys" bargain box to put in our space at Under The Bed Collectibles (Formerly Upscale Resale Gallery) at 386 Lindelof Ave, Stoughton, MA 02072. 

    We plan to donate the profits from the misfit box to a local children's charity, Lacy is working on finding just the right one and we are so excited that as disappointing as these were at first, she has found a way to do something awesome with them. (cocktail umbrellas not included LOL!). 

    Ye haw!

   (We will update this post as soon as we fill, set up the box in the shop and decide on a charity)






Thursday, March 10, 2022

Hit Parader July - Aug 1961

 We found this vintage magazine while out shopping this past weekend. Lacy and I laughed at how times sure changed from the time this was published until the time when we were reading Hit Parader in the 1980's.


By the time the 1980's came around, it was another Everly family member whose name wound up in the music magazines. Erin Everly was Axl Rose's girlfriend and later, wife when Lacy and I were reading Hit Parader. 

                                               Hit Parader in the 1980's was definitely written with a male reader in mind. There NEVER would have been an ad for feminine hygiene products in later versions of the magazine!


Thursday, November 26, 2020

Happy Thanksgiving!

 This year we are having a quiet socially distanced Thanksgiving but I am also digging through old slides of both my family and my husband's family. 

   My aunt and uncle sent me a check for my 50th birthday this year which was so sweet and unexpected that I knew I had to buy something very special with the gift. I had wanted a device to make slides into computer photos for a while and this year on my birthday, it seemed the perfect time to get the gift I never had the extra funds to get for myself. 

   I am absolutely beside myself that this year above all, the whole family can share in my gift to me. 

   Lacy and I sincerely hope you all are having a peaceful Thanksgiving this year and looking forward to the celebrations that will be had when it is safe for us all to gather together once more. 

    This is a vintage photo of one of Laura's husband's family members enjoying the traditional feast of the day. 

    May all of you have a great day today remembering good times past and looking forward with anticipation for the good times that will fill our future!

        Happy Thanksgiving everyone! 



Monday, February 17, 2020

The Boston Hassle Flea Market 2/22/20

 This is where we will be on Saturday and we think you should be there too! Awesome vendors! One of a kind finds! No too early on a Saturday! What's not to love???

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Recent great finds added to our Esty shop! Great horror comic finds!

We recently bought a large lot of mixed comics from a trusted fellow antiques dealer at the Upscale Resale Gallery (Stoughton, MA) and were so excited to find these gems hidden in the lot!

The books range in quality and retial value but the whole lot was full of exceptionally cool books that we are diligently bagging/boarding and adding to our Etsy and brick and mortal retail outlets.

Great finds just in time for the spooky season!

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

New items being added to our Etsy shop!

We have found ourselves with a HUGE volume of vintage items and will be working on getting these items listed for sale on Etsy over the next few weeks!

   Check out our shop for great one of kind vintage finds!

Click here to visit Grrl Pickers Etsy shop!

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Upscale Resale Gallery in 386 Lindelof Ave Soughton, MA

Grrl Pickers have officially moved into our new space at The Upscale Resale Gallery located at 386 Lindelof Ave, Stoughton, MA.

   We are already doing quite well by bringing comic books and related merchandise back to the Randolph/Stoughton area!

  We also have handmade crafts and one of kind gift items at great prices!

   The Upscale Resale Gallery is FULL of great vendors selling all sorts of vintage and antique items.

   Vintage fashion, LP records and entertainment memorabilia, vintage shaving equipment, antique housewares, glassware, jewelry and furniture.

 There is soooo much to see in this shop that we recommend spending at least an hour or two in order to see it all and we are so glad to be part of such an exciting shop right in our area!