Monday, May 23, 2011

It's Been a Good Week

I went to an estate sale Saturday I had seen advertised on Craigs List. It was only a couple of miles from my house so I decided to go. I wish I hadn't now. The woman who was running the sale was rude, abrasive, and altogether unpleasant. I will not be going to another of her sales. I put everything I had picked up back except for a globe I didn't have. I started to put that back too but I am a globe addict and I was afraid I wouldn't find another one like it for a while.

When I left her I decided to hit the flea market and got a few goodies.  Some of the other items I picked up at the thrifts during the week.

Great little child's play dresser. I might use it for small jewelry. $2.00

 Pyrex Butterfly Gold -- Casserole -- 1.99 at the Salvation Army & 402 bowl $.55 at the Goodwill. This Goodwill usually has items priced much higher. I have seen Pyrex there as high as $10.01 for a bowl that size. I guess the person marking it didn't know what it was. Butterfly Gold isn't my favorite patterns but I've been finding lots of it in my area lately. I have a 401 that I got from a sale for $1.00 so now I need 403 & 404.

I love this brass shaving mirror. It is extremely heavy and as you can see in the pic it has some issues with the silvering. At $15 it was definitely higher than I like to pay but I loved it.

4 Pyrex Ponderosa mugs. I only need 1 so if you want any of the others let me know. I'd be glad to sell them for what I paid plus the shipping. I wanted just one of them but the dealer refused to seperate them. He told me he thought he had plates so I may go back Saturday and see if he found them. He sets up at the flea market every Saturday. $4 for the mugs still seemed reasonable.

Pyrex Americana divided dish sans lid but I am always on the lookout for them. $2.00 at the Rescue Mission. There is some paint loss at the bottom but otherwise in pretty good condition.

This fabulous silk and tassel lamp shade was $3 at the Rescue Mission and I just had to have it. Originally I bought this for my sister who has been looking for a shade but I may have to keep this for myself.

Great cream colored shelf $1.99 at my favorite spot. This is going to go in the bathroom after I shine it up a bit.

4 piece green enamel canister set. I love the green on this but I'm pretty sure it will be going to ETSY soon.

Supreme Gas Sign Metal and red on the back. $3 from same guy with the mugs.  It is going straight to the oldest boys room. The little metal store sign has an open part on the back.

Other part of sign. Open sign was only $.50. I am not sure what I'm going to do with it but I think the little one already has eyes on it for his bedroom door.

Possibly Dorothy Thorpe. I can't tell. It is probably a reproduction but for $1.51 it will be great with flowers.

I am linking to Thrift Share Monday hosted by Apron Thrift Girl.


  1. I'm definitely interested in your ponderosa mugs!!! I have an ISO for them on flickr and another member alerted me that you had some. Can you email me details on what you are asking so maybe we can work out a deal?
    Jennspen54 at yahoo dot com
    Thank you!!!

  2. Check your email. I just sent you one out.

  3. Aw I have fond memories of eating at Ponderosa on road trips. I'm SO envious of your two signs, glad you're keeping them. Can't believe you got them so cheap, especially after the popularity of "American Pickers".

  4. Lampshade love!!! I have a beautiful white silk one tall in height with floral imprint.I haven't seen any one else that's interested in vintage lampshades.