Sunday, February 2, 2014

Practical Thrifty Finds!

My main focus when I go  into the thrift store is first on vintage things I collect.  I have a list of practical items I keep a look out for like vacuum cleaner bags, household things like light bulbs, dusting clothes etc. One of the things we have found at the thrift are cardboard coasters.  These are a staple in our house.  One of those things I grew up with (like house shoes) and even hubby has become accustomed to using them through the decades of our marriage.  Those coasters I've picked up haven't worked out, they get moldy and don't last very long, so we use them only a short period of time.

My friend asked me what I wanted her to bring me back from her trip to Germany and I said 'deckels'.  She brought me some from the various establishments they dined at and we used those until they disintegrated!  Well, yep, when hubby was bored waiting for me to finish looking at stuff at one of our dry thrifts, he came to me with this!
This is great! Two packages of German restaurant deckels, each have 100 deckels in them!  And the Paulaner is special to me--I have many memories and connections to Munich.  Thrift price of $3 a stack was a little shocking, but they will last us a long long time! (Do I sound cheap?)

One of my other practical items I've been on the look out for is an everyday set of drinking glasses.  Naturally, I don't want just any drinking glasses, I want something that would go along with my dishes. I don't look every time I walk into a thrift, but I did today and found some I couldn't pass up (even if I thought they were priced high).
I don't know that they are old.  They have that 50s kind of feel.  There are 8 of them -- it was nice to get so many at once.  I think they go great with my Grant Crest Tempo and Vernonware pottery dishes as well as my Fire King mugs!

8 comments:

  1. Love the glasses, Evie! I would have bought those in a second :-)

    ~Erica

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    1. I believe you Erica! :0) I know you love your pinks and turquoises!
      Evie

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  2. Glasses sure look like Swanky Swigs! To make them last I would avoid the dishwasher! They're adorable!

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    1. Tammy--they wouldn't make it to the fading stage...there would be cracks and chips before that had a chance! I don't even have to say a word, hubby knows hands off! He has his pottery and porcelains for everyday, they are much tougher!

      Evie

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  3. Those glasses really look nice with your dishes. Well done! And to find 8 at once is a total score!

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    1. Thanks SusieQT, I've since found out there is a matching pitcher--would be fun to find that too!
      Evie

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