Pickin's have been slim for the last couple of weeks. I've been out hitting up yard sales, flea markets and thrifts only to come home pretty much empty handed.
Here are a few things I did buy:
I saw this same fridgie, only in much better shape, marked 2.99, which at the time was outrageous. ( I was buying most Pyrex pieces for a dollar or two, Pyrex mugs were usually 29 cents. I feel like I'm talking about the 1800's or something, but this was just 3-4 years ago!)
I remember I held it in my hand and showed it to my husband and said "It's so cute, but just too small to be practical. What would you put in it?" (Oh the days before I became such a shameless hoarder of the Pyrex)
Had it been even a dollar less, I probably would have bought it anyway. Worse still was the fact that back then, when things were overpriced, they just sat there. People would leave things til Half Off Day.
So I'd just been thinking about that when I found this poor, sad dishwashed little red. Bought it anyway, for the same price a good one wouldn't sell for in the same store just a few years ago. At least the lid is perfect.
The blue Ball jar is only my second. It was a pricey GW find at 3.99, but that's probably less than half what they're all marked in antique stores around here. The Brim coffee cup (sorry, hard to read) is something I had to buy because I have a small accidental collection of other Brim coffee items. My husband's grandparents must have drunk Brim decaffeinated coffee by the case full, because we have tons of nails, knobs and miscellaneous household items in Brim coffee tins. So it just brings a smile to my face to find an oddball Brim item to add to the collection.
And finally, antique store Pyrex.
Hope your yard sales and estate sales are yielding lots of treasures!