Monday, March 23, 2015

Flea Market finds

Hit the flea market this weekend. Was excited to see quite a few new dealers. Outside buildings that are normally closed up over the winter were bustling with new folks moving in, bringing fresh new old junk. Exciting!

I bought four of these Glasbake Lipton mugs for ten dollars. And the best part is that one of the four was the pink one I was missing to complete the set I had at home. Now I'm halfway to a duplicate set!

I picked up the recipe tin to the left at the flea market for one whole dollar, and it reminded me I'd bought another one from Goodwill the other day.  These are both marked Ohio Art. Practically every recipe tin I've ever seen was made by this company, seems like. They are also makers of Etch A Sketch toys!

And finally, I added a big two-cup measure to my mom's Foley measuring set, plus two extra one cup measures. I think I ended up with a partial set when as a teenager I got my first apartment and needed kitchen stuff. Of course it took me years and years to actually appreciate them. And since I've been picking up the odd measure or so whenever they've popped up at the thrift. I'd never seen the giant two-cupper before, so it's a nice addition. And for a dollar, I cannot complain. 

I am supremely excited about the nice weather, hoppin' Flea Market, my favorite Ace Hardware is getting in all sorts of neat starters that are so much better and cheaper than the same ole Bonnie starters everywhere else has. Spring has Sprung! Whoo-hoooo!

Hope you had a great weekend!

Happy Thrifting!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Date-iversary finds

Yesterday my husband and I celebrated the 10 year anniversary of our first date. We ate at the same restaurant we did that day. The food is just as good, just 10 dollars more expensive for basically the same thing. And instead of hitting a bookstore like we originally did, we went antique store and thrift store shopping. What can I say, we are just exciting folks. Lol :-)

First off, I added to my vintage clock collection. These will someday soon be the decoration above my Pyrex cabinet. I finally bought my turquoise paint (a story for another day), and when I get it all shined up, I'll post it here.

The white Seth Thomas was very cheap and non-working, but the red GE says that it is (I haven't plugged it in yet). It is identical to my turquoise one. A quick google search leads me to see there is also a yellow version. But I really wouldn't be surprised if there isn't a pink one and at least one shade of green. Everything from clocks to syrups to canister sets seems to be available in that 1950's rainbow of pink, turquoise, red, yellow, and either primary or jadite green. And of course, I want them all! :-)

My thrift store finds for the day - a Heartland casserole, large glass, and a crazy daisy Spring Blossom green cereal bowl. The Heartland items came from two different thrifts. This pattern must have been absolutely everywhere, because I see at least one piece of it most times I go thrifting. I no longer buy any basic place setting pieces because I already have WAY too many. I only buy things I haven't seen before or passed up because of price.

I picked up the smaller pink and white boomerang glasses for two dollars apiece at an antique store. I've had the solid pink and turquoise glasses for a while, just wanted to show the height difference. And now I can conclusively say this is a Hazel Atlas pattern. Only two of the smaller glasses have the mark (all the rest of my glasses have only a mold/batch number).

I had it in mind to pair these with my pink and turquoise Ripple dishes, which seems even more appropriate now that I know the glasses are Hazel Atlas as well. There seem to be other colors in this pattern that I think would blend beautifully with the Anchor Hocking pastel vitrock pieces I collect, so I'd love to dovetail this glassware pattern in with something else I collect.

My only Pyrex for the day. And they were expensive - more so than I'd care to admit to on this blog.
But I'm only one large opal lid away from completing the 470 round casseroles in all-opal. The total Pyrex hoarder in me wants the whole run in opal to display and clear decorated to use. I feel the same way about Daisy. I just rarely find either pattern in the wild, so it's been a matter of using what I have or not at all.

We've had a small, nice run of warmer weather lately. Estate sales and yard sale seem to be trickling back into possibility. I'm already dreaming of the major yard sales coming in the next few months, and some birthday shopping to do as well. I'm ready to go junk!

Hope you're finding lots of neat goodies!

Happy Thrifting!

Monday, March 9, 2015

Sunday find

My Sunday finds at one of my favorite junker/antique/treasure store. It had been a good long while since we'd had a chance to stop there, and I'm sure glad we did.

Normally I'm not the biggest fan of Verde Pyrex, but I really adore decorated opal lids, so Verde gets a pass. I flinched a little when the owner of the shop remarked "These are the next big collectible". They were still just 15 dollars for the set of 3, so I'm really amazed they weren't asking more.

Unlike the ovals, these round casserole lids are just one color. Here's a detail photo:

I got out my smaller oval casserole to show the two shades of green:

Hope you're finding thrifty treats and treasures!

Happy Thrifting!

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Sunshine finds

Happy March! Wonder if it's been crazy weather around your locale like it has mine? Yesterday was, in my opinion, the first pretty day of the year we've had so far, and definitely the warmest, but that's all pretty much due to a storm blowing in behind it. My garden (and garden blog) have languished for months. Yesterday's sun and warmth had me wanting to go to a garden center and pick out starters - which none of them seem to have yet. My impatience is tremendous, lol!

So I visited some antique stores instead.  :-)

I picked up a set of 6 of these glasses. I had 3 red and one blue at home already, so I have a set of 10 now. I love polka dots!

These glasses are unmarked, but I believe these are the glasses in my Hazel Atlas book. It's difficult to make out, but I think the green, blue and yellow/orange are on the top right. I sure would love that matching pitcher to go with them!

And it figures I'd pick up sunny yellow and orange Daisy Pyrex on the warmest day of the year! I love that these had their decorated lids. In what is now almost 5 years of Pyrex collecting, I've never come across these 2 pieces in the wild. I'd love to find the versions with the opal lids, to display, and keep these clear lidded ones in my everyday users cabinet.

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

Happy Thrifting!