Sunday, February 5, 2012


It was a slow week at the thrifts for me but I did find this fabulous mid-century bookcase/display at my favorite "junk" store yesterday. I am so in love with it. I decided to bring into my living room and make it a display for some of my favorite Pyrex goodies.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Up, Up, and Away

Yesterday when my mail came I got the best package in the mail. Unfortunately, when I picked it up I heard a rattle and my heart nearly jumped out of my chest. I knew what was in that box and I was scared to open it. I took photos all the way through.
 Even with the rattle the box didn't really show any damage.
 Look how nicely packaged it is so far.

 Nice and bubble wrapped....

Uh-oh ... Poor Amish Butterprint 444... You will be missed. I wanted this bowl but I have another one. My real concern was the rest of the shipment.

 AMAZING 441 -- Balloons in almost mint condition. It was so well wrapped inside the poor destroyed bowl. It didn't even have a scratch on it. Time to see the rest of them.

 More great wrapping...

 Bubble wrap galore. It was well wrapped and taped up.

 So far it's looking good.

WOOT!!!!!!!!!!!! Still in great shape.

YAY!!!!!!!! My balloons are up, up and away.

The rest of the story is this.... I found the 441 and the 444 Amish butterprint on Etsy for less than $20 and then the seller sent me a convo letting me know she had the larger bowl if I would like to purchase it also. I think I scared her with how quick I said YES! I am disappointed in the broken bowl but I am certain it was USPS fault and not the shipper. She had everything well packaged and still there was damage. She offered to pay me back for the broken bowl. I think USPS should be paying me back. I think they probably toss these boxes around like they were pillows.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

It's Been a While

I know it's been a while since I last posted but life was crazy for a long while. Hopefully, things have settled down now and I can get back to regular posting. I have found tons of really cool things but I thought I would do a quick Pyrex update.

 I love my stack of 024 casseroles. The pink one is new this week.

 The Daisy set was a gift from my sister-in-law for Christmas (via an Ebay giftcard).

Horizon Blue might be my new favorite colors. I bought the casserole and set of bowls on Friday for a song. The 501s and 502 were a gift from my sister.

My hubby bought me the pink 401 for Christmas and I bought the refrigerator set on Etsy for a whopping $11.11 for all 3 pieces.

I've had the pink space saver casseroles for a while but I just got the Green wheat at an estate sale a couple of weeks ago. It was only $10.00 lid, cradle and all.

I bought the top divided dish today and the bottom was a gift from my wonderful sister.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Thrift Share Monday

I have been so busy with work and the kids going back to school I haven't really had time to do much thrifting. It has also been extremely hot in Middle Georgia so I haven't hit any outdoor yard sales or flea markets. I still managed to find a few things lately that I really like.

I did manage to find a few nice Pyrex pieces.

Blue Horizon -- $3.03 at Goodwill

Very nice Town & Country Cinderella set -- $9.89 at Goodwill

I've never owned any of the English Pyrex so I was pleased to find these 2 casserole sets at the Salvation Army. $2.99 & $3.99

I have really been on the hunt for some nice mid century items for a potential redesign of my living space. It is not very common (and good pieces in good shape are even less so) in my area but I did manage to find a few things this week I really liked.
Gense (Switzerland) salt & pepper set. I love these shakers. They were $.88 at the GW.

This little bookcase needs some work (I am going to remove the back piece that has the holes cut out or cover it with some great vintage fabric I have). I plan to use it for more Pyrex storage. $14.99 at Salvation Army -- I know it was a little high but it was speaking to me.
 Once again I found a really cool thermos. I have quite a growing collection of these great metal thermoses.

And finally the best pieces I have found in a very long time. I am always on the lookout for vintage dishes. I currently have a set of Franciscan Pickwick but the fruit gets old after a while. I usually hit the Salvation Army on Tuesdays but I wasn't able to get by there until Wednesday this week. Boy was I surprised to find these great dishes still there with a date sticker for Saturday. They were individually priced between $.99 and $1.69 but there is a service for 4 with an extra cup and saucer and oval serving platter. I think this pattern is Pink Fancy (Caribe Casuals -- I believe this was a Sebring line) and it was first introduced in the 1950's. My dishes are absolutely pristine and look like they were never used. Does anyone have any information on these. I saw a few on Ebay but they all seemed to be using the same source for information. I would love to find a service for 8. My family is only the 4 of us but we can't use them if we have company. 

I joined the party at Her Library Adventures this week.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Recent Finds

The last few weeks have been a slow time for me at the thrifts. I've been thrifting but I haven't found very much that spoke to me. I finally set up at the local flea market and got some stuff out of my house so I can work on revamping my front room. I am seriously considering mid century modern decor. My problem is in my area it is pretty slim (and the few things I've found are way out of my price point). I did manage to find a few keepers this week though.

I found this Contempo Frost pot at the GW for $3.03. I really like the clean simple lines it has.
 I bought this cute little bookcase from my favorite junk store for $5.00. The owner is amazing and comes across some really neat things. I overheard her talking about selling the other day and it really worries me. She has been telling me times are tough and I fear my place may be closing soon. I have been a big shopper at her store since I got married 18 years ago. I can literally stand in any room in my house and find 10 things I bought from her store. The light colored chair below came from her shop as well and it was half price of the original $5.99 price.

I am in love with this cute little bookcase. It needs to be cleaned up and shined with some Howards but I will get to that soon.
I bought the lamps and the black chair at 2 different GWs. The lamps were $17.97 for the pair but I fell in love with them. The chair cost me $5.95. I just need to find the perfect shades for the lamps. I really like the color and texture the lamps have.

I am joining Thrift Share Monday at Apron Thrift Girl and Her Library Adventures.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Thrift Share Tuesday

Wow it's been a busy time around my house lately. I was at the beach for a week and then when I came home I had to get a new laptop and digital camera (my old one got swept away with the tides). This update actually has things I have gotten the last several weeks. I will try to get back to weekly updates now that I have a new laptop.

If you follow my blog you know I love my Pyrex. I picked up these pieces over the last several weeks.

Snowflake divided dish. Found at GW

1/2 of the Twin Server Set -- found at a thrift store at the beach

From my mama -- Desert Dawn Loaf

Fridgies -- lidded set found at SA. Single yellow fridgie from GW

Another Pyrex gift from my mama
I went to an Estate Sale two Fridays and get several very cool mid century pieces. The bookcase is actually two pieces of a mix and match credenza set. The family was selling each piece individually and the base seperate. I didn't have room for the base but I really wanted it and several of the other pieces but I settled for this combo.

I am still toying with what I want to display in it.

Tamara Aladin vase for Riihimaki Lasi

Ericofon -- LOVE this
The best find of the last several weeks is a very recent and much longed for thrift search. I am always looking for pieces of Le Creuset when I go to the thrifts and estate sales. I've never actually seen any that was in my price range, until now. I found these 3 pieces at the GW down from my office. I was THRILLED. They do need to be cleaned and the tape residue (gotta love them) removed. I ideally would have liked a different color but I'm still happy with them.

$16.06 for all 3

Zodiac Globe from GW
Thrifted from the best place on Earth -- my mom's house. I recently started buying vintage umbrellas and FINALLY talked my mother into giving me this fabulous umbrella stand. She's had it for years and I've been begging for it almost as long.
This last set was purchased at a local flea market from a vendor who is getting out of the antique business and sets up there every weekend until he unloads his house.
My oldest (and myself) are HUGE Supernatural fans so when I saw this emblem for an Impala it was a no brainer.
Small porcelain sign.
I'm joining the party at Apron Thrift Girl for Thrift Share Monday (a day late).

Monday, June 20, 2011

What Were They Thinking?

My local Goodwill has gone a little crazy lately. Their prices have gotten slighly out of control. They love to print out the page for vintage china or an Ebay listing for an unsold overpriced item and place it with their overpriced goods. Even with these issues I still love my Goodwill. There is always something to make me smile and some amazing deals if you know how to look.

BUT sometimes I have to scratch my head and ask "What were they thinking?" See Exhibit A, B, and C below.

EXHIBIT A: Awesome vintage pillows -- I have actually been looking for some of these. The price was $4.94 a piece but that isn't the criminal act.

EXHIBIT B: THIS SHOULD BE A CRIME -- not just 1 or 2 plastic tags through fragile vintage textiles but 5 -- What were they thinking?

 The first time wasn't bad enough so they repeated the crime with the second pillow as well.

And since I was already in there I took a picture of the storage shelves my dear hubby set up in my craft room for me. We thought they would hold so much but they are already full. The 2nd shelf holds all the vintage labware I mentioned in my previous post.