Thursday, May 31, 2012

Thursday Pyrex

Went to a thrift store after work that I hardly ever go to... because they usually have NOTHING.  I guess I let all the Pyrex build up for the last month I haven't been there.  The pricing seemed a little weird...

Homestead 444 - $1

Lime Green 221 - $2.50

Already had the divided casserole.
Lid - $1
It's like the thrift store gods were trying to restore my faith in that thrift store.

Happy Thursday!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

New Coffee Table?

Hope everyone had a wonderfully long weekend!  I enjoyed 4 days off.  I live in the city of the "greatest spectacle in racing" known as the Indy 500, but decided not to go, even though I live 2.5 miles from the track.  I could hear the race cars zooming around on Sunday (race day).  I instead spent Friday in my old college town meeting up with long lost faces, Saturday was spent tubing on the river, and Sunday was spent poolside.  Now Monday, I headed to an estate sale.  I had been itching to go to a good one.  And it was.  However, it was nearly 100 degrees.  I didn't want to stay too long.

This is what I came away with -

I've decided this will be my new coffee table.  I think I'm going to get a glass top for it.  Thoughts?

I stopped by the Goodwill Outlet for the first time in what seems like forever today.  I'm always amazed at what I find.

Printer's block tray

blue suitcase

3 old letters from a neon sign, 2 chalkboards, and an old Star
Weekly Magazine.  It cost 15c back in the day.

What did everyone else do and/or buy this weekend??

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

A Mostly Pyrex Weekend

I didn't have time to do any major thrifting this weekend, but I did get to stop in my favorite antique mall for a browse.  Look what I found...

This is the most I've ever paid for a piece - $6.


$4 and $3


Never too late or early to buy Shiny Brites.

Added to my green enamel collection.

My full green enamel collection.
What have you been buying lately? I'm itching to go to a good auction soon, because I haven't been buying lately.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Reverse Mother's Day

Hope all you moms out there had a wonderful Mother's Day.  My mom spent the whole weekend with her mom and sisters.  She made it home in the late afternoon of Mother's Day and I went to spent the afternoon and evening with her.  We planted her garden... which is about 5 times the size of mine!  My mom loves hard manual labor for her presents.  After we finished she told me she went to an auction and some thrift stores on her weekend with her mom and sisters.  She wanted to show me what she got...

8 piece setting Corelle Spring Blossom
The setting was a present to me.  She only paid a couple bucks for it.  Now I finally have a full setting to match all my spring blossom pyrex.  I have a very green kitchen.  Please disregard the ugliness of the picture.  They're sitting on the kitchen counter waiting to be washed.  They're covered in a layer of dust and a few lady bugs.

She decided that she was going to buy stuff for me to sell.  I don't think she did a bad job.  I would've bought everything she did.  I'm ESPECIALLY in love with all the turquoise!  Mom has good taste.

4 Fire King Cereal Bowls, Pyrex Dish, and S&P shakers

These last 3 pictures she got all in a box lot at an auction for $6.  Good job again, Mom!

2 FK custard dishes and casserole

FK peach lustre casserole with lid

Pyrex Butterprint and Butterfly Gold casseroles
So, it was a reverse Mother's Day.  I got all the presents!  I'm obviously paying her back for everything, but it was a nice surprise because I didn't have a clue she was buying anything!  Love ya, Mom!

Anyone get any good junk/treasures this Mother's Day?

Sunday, May 13, 2012


 Here is what I've mostly been up to lately...

Planting new flowers in the front of my house.

Half the garden.

The other half.

Herbs in my vintage planters!  Disregard the excess tomato
plants in the buckets.

Mostly, this is what I've been up to.

I've stuck to one of my 2012 goals and I'm buying less and selling more.  I was taking a lot of pictures this week and listing a ton of stuff in my Etsy and eBay stores.

Hope everyone is having wonderful springtime weather!