And what did I find? Why, it's more stuff for me to buy! (always the way it is when you need to NOT be spending money)
I audibly said "No way" when I saw this Bromwell sifter. The paint is in really nice shape, but it was truly filthy when I first got home with it. This picture was taken after a bath, but it still has ancient flour clumps in every tiny cranny that need some extra attention.
Still, it cleaned up well, and I was happy to have it for $2.99.
Oh my gosh, look at this kitty bank! Just look at it. Who could resist a green kitty with morning glories (?) on its belly? Not I! And for 99 cents, no less!
Some of the other items I bought include my third(!) mint-blue-totally-80's Tupperware sifter (and despite how much I use these, I think I need to evaluate just how many of these suckers I need in my kitchen).
Inside the sifter is "Heartland" flatware made by International China. Another totally 80's pattern. I have a ton of pieces, but not silverware. These are still in individual bags, unused. Just spoons and knives though- no forks- so I've got my fingers crossed I'll find some forks to go with them.
Heartland is one of those patterns I was very reluctant to embrace collecting for a long time. It must have been a local favorite though, because I've seen many groupings & complete sets for sale over the years, and I've picked up tons of individual pieces along the way. Now I've got all I want in the more common pieces and it's the oddities I'm looking for. Unfortunately, when I see a good serving piece I don't have, often times they won't sell it by itself. They made a ridiculous amount of go-alongs as well, including matching small appliances & tables linens.
Hope you are finding thrifty treats & tasty treasures!