Saturday, November 2, 2013

★ Thriftasaurus ★

THRIFTASAURUS



Hello! I've been lazy as hell this week & I kinda got this feeling it's going to flow into next week too. No thrift finds for me this week! Can you believe I went to 5 thrift stores & found not one thing to bring home? It was expecting it to happen eventually, luckily it happened when I had such a great trip to Ohio!

Here are some of my Pyrex buys! I have a few more to show off next week, some of the stuff is still packed up. A nice Black Tulip 043 casserole from 1957, I guess these decorater promotionals were for Christmas according to Pyrex Love. Also another brown refrigerator dish has joined the family & also a discounted #401 Americana mixing bowl - perfect for fall! My favourite piece of Pyrex out of this lot is the Barcode. I've wanted a piece for awhile. A long while. I just need a bunch more now... I'm sure you all know how it goes, right? The retro tin is made in 1962 for Mrs. Lelands Old-Fashioned Candies.







This little angel kneehugger is just adorable, isn't she? Look at her little wings! She's about 2 inches. 





I couldn't go home without this poodle from the antique market & for only $5! Rae over @ Say It Ain't So is always posting pics of the cutest plush poodles & I finally have a similar one of my own. This guy was made by Herman Pecker & Co. in Japan. 


I got 3 sets of salt & pepper shakers while I was there, one is still packed away & was on my want list. These two were a surprise! I love light bulb salt & pepper shakers, I collect salt & pepper shakers, but I collect light bulb salt & pepper shakers. This set has a sticker from '73 & has a saying on the bottom "WATT FUN!" - haha, get it? The other set, I liked because Humpty Dumpty looked a little sinister. I like that. 



You know, maybe not finding anything this week was the thrift gods telling me to take it easy... unpack your crap, get it together! You got enough stuff!

I know Halloween just ended, but hey, the thrift stores were dousing out their Christmas goods on November 1st - when are you all decorating for Christmas?
Linking up with Thrifty Things Friday & Junkin' Joe & A Living Space.


If you found anything second hand shopping this week, I'd love to see what it is & for you to share below! 

Thanks for reading & thrift on...






31 comments:

  1. Nice barcode!! I just found that 401 the other day as well

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  2. Love the barcode and that great retro tin! Such good finds!
    Erica :)
    ps Glad your Halloween package made it!

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  3. You always thrift great stuff. I painted a thrifted chair - but my best find was the needlework framed picture behind the chair - $5.00 at a school garage sale. I think that will be my best buy of the year while out thrifting. Thanks for Thriftasaurus.
    Joy

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  4. Christmas tin is AWESOME!!! Love it!

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  5. Love the tin and of course all the Pyrex! I have a party for vintage things on Tuesdays, would love you to share. Dawn @ We Call It Junkin.com

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  6. I have never seen an angel kneehugger! Didn't even know that they existed. The Black Tulip I just picked up for Hanna a few weeks ago. She loves the black & white pieces. I normally begin decorating Thanksgiving weekend. I have such a mass amount of Christmas that it takes a while. I think this year I am going to work on decorating throughout the week and then getting my tree the following weekend. The tree alone takes hours. What the heck is the point of buying all this vintage Christmas if I don't display it?

    ~Erica

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  7. Such a great tin ... and the Americana bowls are starting to grow on me, although I've yet to see one in person.

    We don't decorate for Christmas until December, but sometimes I pick up little things in advance.

    I hear you, Erica, about trying to use all your wonderful vintage Christmas decorations -- I've been collecting them since my teens and have masses of things, some of which only come out of the garage every three or four years. Am thinking of doing a big sort during the holiday and then selling off bunches next summer.

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  8. Yay for you! Love the Black Tulip!
    I've never seen that pattern, so after reading your post, I looked it up in my copy of PYREX Passion and found a 1957 ad that includes the piece. The ad states: New PYREX Cradled Decorator Casserole, with beautiful black tulip pattern on white background, has smart, brass-plated cradle. Cover makes an extra serving dish, or may be used as a tile to protect the table finish.
    So how about that? The handy-dandy top does triple duty!
    Oh, and it sold for $3.95.

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  9. I love those humpty dumpty shakers! and I've never seen light bulb shakers, I can't believe you've found enough to have a collection! And I started decorating for christmas on November 1st (I'm hopeless).

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    1. OK, now I don't feel so bad that I want to start this week!!!

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  10. I decorated my booth for Christmas this weekend. And I TOTALLY WANT TO CHRISTMAS IT UP at home too! Holding off for another week (maybe).

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  11. Lovely tin and pyrex! How do you display all your pyrex? Do you rotate it? Amazing.

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    1. Oh gosh. My home is a mess. I display nice pieces on top of my cupboards, in display cases & stuff. A lot is boxed up & take some out on special occasion use. I live in a small apartment. If I lived in a home I'd have more space, so it wouldn't have to be boxed up, but I'll buy now while I can!

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  12. oh that poodle is so cute! and you got a great price! i love the egg salt and pepper shakers too!
    i went to a thrift store for the first time in MONTHS recently (i've been sticking to estate sales/the flea market) and I couldn't find one dang thing to bring home! such a bummer.

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  13. Those salt and pepper shakers are fantastic! I've never seen light bulb ones before. And the little angel knee hugger is adorable.
    I love how sometimes our blog friends inspire our purchases. You make me look for paper stuff, Rae inspires cute critters, Jill inspires Vera. I'm sure we could name more but I'm lazy!
    It looks like Ohio treated you well! Good for you.

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  14. More than anything, I love that candy tin! I keep hoping I'll come across one on my travels.
    And I totally understand what it's like to go to five thrift stores and find nothing!

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  15. As always, beautiful finds! I just decorated for fall a few days before Halloween, so I think I'm going to enjoy that until the day after Thanksgiving. I did, however, manage to get most of my Christmas store items listed :)

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  16. I don't collect that much Pyrex, but I would've snapped up that barcode piece in a hot second! Great find!!!!

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  17. Never saw a pyrex bar code before. Now I want one. :)

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  18. The Pyrex is great I still don't have them in my collection. The 1962 candy tin and the angel kneehugger would make it into my basket if I found them.
    Denise

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  19. Some very fabulous finds! Love the angel.

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  20. I really like the Black Tulip Pyrex. And the angel is so sweet!

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  21. I love the lightbulb salt and pepper shakers! I've never seen those before :D

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  22. Let's hope we find some great Christmas this week - love your little angel!

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  23. SUCH good stuff! so so jealous my week was more of the find nothing fun week--utilitarian only--linked up as thrifter/maker/fixer/farm : )

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  25. I love all the stuff. But my faves are the knee hugger and the tin. Great stuff!

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  26. You have some beautiful Pyrex. I love Pyrex too and enjoy using it.
    Thanks for hosting a nice party. New follower.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

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