Sunday, April 23, 2017

Thrift loot

I've been hitting the thrift stores a little bit lately. It's still mostly misses but just enough good stuff slips through to keep me coming back for more.


The other days find were these yellow vintage Dansk Kobenstyle pieces. They were 6 dollars each and another couple of dollars for the lids - no matching dishes to go with them, unfortunately. I have only a handful other pieces of Kobenstyle, all thrifted.

These all have chips around the edges, but the cooking surfaces are in good shape and I actually look forward to using them! The baker is very large. The scant bit of research I did on them when I got home gave me the impression this was the largest baker available. And from the lid sizes, the covered pot is the medium sized of the set.

I believe these are enamel over steel, which would seem like a good budget alternative (and lighter weight) than the enameled cast iron pieces popular during this same time period. I have a few of those as well, and it's impressive how heavy cast iron can be, especially in the larger pieces!


I bought this chip and dip set halfway hoping I had a bracket at home that would fit it. But I did not. So the search continues! lol


A few more thrift finds. The red JSNY tray is a part of a seemingly neverending pattern called "Country Calico" metalware and ceramics that I started picking up to dovetail in with my International China "Heartland" dishes - neither of these sets I have any need of whatsoever! I have a house full of dishes and my Heartland set is one of those things that's always on the chopping block but never manages to get cut.



The Pyrex was another moment where I really, really did not need doubles of things I have already. But they just hopped into my hands. I really do think I have emotional weakness to decorated opal lids. Even in a not-favorite pattern, they are just so cute. At least the lid and refrigerator dish were cheap!


And finally, and antique store purchase. I hemmed and hawwed about getting this damaged, incomplete set for the 25 dollar asking price, but then noticed the booth was on 30% off. So I got them. The lettering on the tea canister is the best, but the canister itself is cracked. I don't use these plastic canisters anyway, they are for cuteness factor only, but it's always nice to find your pretties in pristine condition. I rarely do, but I imagine it's nice - lol!

I've found quite a bit of pink kitchen goodies in the last few months. Probably more than I've accumulated over all the years I've been collecting vintage goodies. No idea why, but I'm certainly not complaining.

Hope you're finding thrifty treats and treasures where you are!

Happy Thrifting!

Saturday, March 18, 2017

A Pyrex haul!

I bought a few good pieces of Pyrex the other day and realized on the way home that it's been positively ages since I've had an honest-to-goodness Pyrex haul.



And even though it's just 3 pieces and a Hazel Atlas mug, it's all really good stuff I truly enjoy. The Horizon Blue piece completed a 470 set, and the elusive (and expensive! I splurged!) pink Butterprint brings me one step closer to a completed set. Just need one more of it and a mixing bowl to complete all the standard Butterprint pieces!

Finding several good pieced of Pyrex at once was a much needed reprieve from this winter. And funny enough, this was my brains version of a victory song, so I thought I'd share (and perpetuate some feel-good 90's nostalgia!) Enjoy!









Saturday, March 11, 2017

A very dry winter

My poor blog. It's been so long since I've had a thing to post.  My area thrift stores dried up ages ago. And the local antique stores have been really scant on the things I collect/very expensive. So I've stopped going nearly so much. Truth be told, I've shifted a lot of my "pretties" money into another even more expensive habit - Makeup. But that's another story, lol.

I did get out the other day and find this cute apple salt and pepper set. A little damaged, but it was coming home with me regardless. No markings whatsoever. I've seen this same set in red with green leaves, and poking around online I've seen it in other colorways. I'd love to find them all. They have that same 50's color choice between pink, red, turquoise, yellow and green that I love so much in canister sets and plastic wall clocks that I find completely, compulsively irresistible. So I'm definitely on the hunt for more!



This little freezer container is marked Foley, a company I already look out for - mostly for their metal measuring tools and some plastic kitchware. But I had no idea they ever made anything in pink. This was a rare-these-days Goodwill purchase for 99 cents.



I couldn't get a good picture of this lidded mixing bowl storage container made by Stanley Home Products. When I looked it up, I found it was the largest of an adorable nesting set. I did not see any others at the thrift when I picked this up, but I was happy the one I found was in pink!



And my final pink purchase was this beat-up set of pink Pyrex dishes. I don't know if these will clean up much, and I probably shouldn't have bought them, but pink Pyrex, ya know! Bought them anyways.


These Miller Studios chalkware pieces were also GW purchases, .49 cents each. Between my set of two cats and two birds, I think I've unofficially begun collecting Miller Studios chalkware.


Only the aqua bowl is new, but I took its picture with the small yellow bowl I picked up and probably never blogged. I have no idea what this pattern is called. It's Federal Glass. And I have no idea if any other colors exist, if these were part of a single set or just two loose bowls from solid color sets. I'd love to know the name of the pattern. It so hard to research this guy. It's like, "what do I Google? Flower swirly circle dot thing?" I'm dubbing it Floral Scroll and leaving it at that, lol.

And finally, Pyrex Space Savers. Two casseroles with one lid I just picked up today at the flea market for 20 dollars.


 I had the smallest of the set already, so I decided to take it out of my display, wash it up and put it in the kitchen cabinets with my doubles when I noticed these got screenprinted differently. (The acorns face down on the top dish and up on the bottom dish.


I have two pink gooseberry 473's that also have the upside down screen printing. It's not really a noticeable thing, but neat to see some occasional variations that happened over the years.

Anyways, so that's all caught up for the several months (!) absence from this blog. Hopefully the weather will get nicer soon and maybe some yard sales and estate sales will start happening.

Hope you're finding cool junk wherever you are!

Happy Thrifting!