Saturday, May 9, 2020


*Just a small disclaimer. This is a new thrift haul. I was excited to get out and find goodies at the thrift, but I realize given the situation the world is facing right now the excitement I'm experiencing may come off badly. I apologize if that's the case. I live in a state where everything is opening back up or will be soon. My husband and I are classified as Essential Workers (of the non-medical variety) and have been unable to quarantine. Had we been able to, our perspectives about getting back to ordinary daily joys - such as thrifting- might be quite different. I hope that's understandable :-)*


I found this black popcorn bowl set, made by Wheaton Glass, several months ago, but never got around to blogging about it.

Yesterday I found its twin at Goodwill.

I don't know much about them. They seem to be 70's or 80's. Sets with the original box seem to indicate they were sold with a glass popcorn canister as well, which I've never seen in person. These were sold by Wheaton Glass, which I am completely unfamiliar with. The shape reminds me so much of similar sets by Anchor Hocking and Blendo.

This particular popcorn set seemed to have been made in at least 3 colorways. I can find pictures of what seems to be an orange set. The brown color I have is such a warm bright colored brown I think it can photograph red or orange, so I'm not sure.

It also seems that Wheaton Glass sold these bowl configurations with lots of other words and fonts on them. In brief searches, I've seen popcorn spelled out in 3 different fonts, and sets labeled Salad, Muchies, Chips, etc. If you get a chance, google Wheaton bowl set to see just how different configurations and fonts they sold these in. It's impressive. :-)

I also found the first pieces of Federal Glass "Petal" that I've bought in absolutely ages. I believe this is the smoke colorway, more solid grey on one side and very iridescent on the other. My first post about the pieces from my grandmother that started my collection was almost 9 years ago!


Fakeite alert! This jadeite reproduction was Made in Taiwan, complete with sticker on the bottom. But it was $1.99 and came home with me anyway. Lol ;-)

And finally, the books I bought. A fiesta collectors book I wasn't sure if I had ( I do, ooops!). And a goofus John Travolta workout book that I bought to add to my goofus retro workout collection.

And I say goofus, but honestly I love Richard Simmons workout tapes, and Easy Going by Jane Fonda, circa 1980's, has one of the best stretch warmups that works better on my neck than anything else I've ever tried. Retro workouts for the win!

Anyways, that's my haul.

I hope this finds you all safe and well. Encouragement to us all and hopes for brighter things to come.

Happy Thrifting!

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