Saturday, February 1, 2014

Vintage Finds and a Pyrex Purchase

It is really slow at the thrift stores for hubby and me.  In fact, we decided last night that there are some we are going to skip for a while because they seem to suck the life out of us.  Those stores that don't rotate inventory and just let the same junk that no one is buying, sit on the shelves for weeks and months, make you walk away feeling demoralized.  Coupled with things being overpriced at those thrifts, instead of having fun, you just have a negative experience.  So we'll stick to the better thrift stores for a while.

We found a few fun things the past couple days...


So hubby isn't feeling this one .  I love it.  It's a candle holder for a big pillar candle.  It's a good 7" tall.  It has the Mary Richards, Rhoda Morgenstern kinda vibe.  It's green over dark turquoise pottery, marked Japan on the bottom.  I thought it was kinda spendy for the thrift, $3.60, but I had to have it.  I passed it up one day and the next I decided I needed to take it home.

Whenever I'm fortunate enough to run into vintage craft kits, I pick them up.  I could complete this kit, but I opt for using the supplies in my own mid century design.

Yeah, Pierre the poodle isn't a picture I would have a place for. This 1962 Mosette kit had the braid already applied to the board, I pulled it off.  I'll reuse the board--it's nice that this board has a wood frame already attached.  The crushed marble is all still in unopened packages.  I have another Mosette kit that was unopened--more crushed rock for my stash! Love the graphics on the box.

Hubby has some mini collections, just stuff he has run into that he really likes.  Here is one of them.  The new addition is the Goebel Friar Tuck pepper shaker.  We got the set, but the salt shaker is pretty beat up.


Then there is some kitsch that's too cute to leave at the thrift store...

...like this little Napco racoon.

Those who follow me on Pyrex Collective III know of my Pyrex hoard.  I'm pretty deep in it to say the least.  So much so, it's getting harder for me to find things at just the thrifts that I don't have or really want.  So...I'm looking more at antique and vintage malls for some of those things I need towards sets (that aren't outrageously priced).  On my third visit to one antique store and checking out a couple missing bowls I needed, I finally picked them up.

My Daisy nesting bowl set is now complete.  I picked up the two solid color bowls and I'm so happy.

The sun is shining today, we'll go out and snoop around a little after lunch.  See if anything new hit the shelves this morning!

I'm linking up at Sir Thrift-A-Lot's party at Thriftasaurus


9 comments:

  1. Sweet finds. Really love that Pyrex pattern. Great set!

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    1. 'Daisy' just screams sunny days doesn't it Pam?
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  2. Good for you - finishing up your set! Great picture!

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    1. Thanks Jill! Such a feeling of satisfaction to have the set completed!
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    1. Yay! I knew someone else MUST see how great a piece this is!
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  4. WHAT Pierre the poodle has no place in your home??! Blasphemy! Just kidding, it cracked me up though! Now I'm betting if it was the super cool.....what is that a Bard? You'd keep him right. Especially if he was pouring his own pebbles!

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    1. Yeah Kari, I felt kinda bad I booted Pierre to the curb, but he looked kinda like goat to me :0(
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