Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Made in Japan...Part 1!

Lately I've been on the hunt for made in Japan knick-knacks figurines. I got my thrift on and was able to find some really sweet treasures. My thrifting adventure took place over two weeks at 4 different shops. This is part 1 of my thrift haul.

Here's what I got for $7!

Love this minty 3 piece porcelain Children's Dinnerware Set complete in it's original packaging!! In the fall, I found a girl's set but it was missing the mug body.

Mini Cardinal figurine. It has a number 17 embossed on the side of its base...possibly belongs to a set of other birds?

Aloha! Pineapple Salt and Pepper shakers, complete with salt made in Japan labels! Most of the cute salt and pepper shakers I find are always chipped or broken so I was pleasantly surprised to find this set in perfect vintage condition. 

A Horoscope Virgo Birthday Angel by Napco. This is part of the Star Baby set made in 1952. Isn't she just the sweetest figurine you have ever seen!?! The original paper label is still on the bottom and the condition is pristine. She will be travelling with me to SF in February as a gift to my Sis who's a Virgo.

I love Kewpie dolls! Growing up my grandparents had a small collection of them that we used to play with. I was so happy to find this vinyl one for $1.25. The back is embossed made in Japan. 

Stay tuned for Made in Japan part 2!

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  1. I see the dinnerware set was from Regal, I sold from that catalogue whe I was about twelve. What fun when all the big boxes of stuff came in the mail - Just think of all the knock knacks I delivered - I wouldn't mind going through one now....

    1. My aunt still orders all her gifts from Regal!

    2. My sister sold Regal! We used to have to go pick it up at the Regal store, though.

  2. I believe the cardinal is from a set of birds which was once part of a Tender Leaf Tea give-away. I have about 30 of them.

  3. Good stuff! I especially love that dinnerware set. How adorable. :)

  4. I just bought that exact dinnerware set this pass summer and sold it on Ebay. I found another set in earlier January but haven't sold it yet. Mine has a different box though

  5. My friend is from Japan so I am always sharing my Made in Japan shares with her! I have a Kewpie doll somewhere that my parental grandmother knitted a little knit dress for! I think Kewpie's are the sweetest!