Sunday, June 30, 2013

A Trunk of Goodies

Lately I have been having the type of luck that you don't even want to talk about because you are afraid of jinxing yourself.  To be safe, I knock on wood as I share this.  All these finds are from about 2 weeks ago...and I have plenty more from this week that still need photographed. I have been a bad, bad blogger getting so far behind.
 To begin with...I introduce the Pyrex. The Golden Scroll Cinderella from the chip and dip set was found at Salvation Army.  My Dad was absolutely fantastic and picked up the 2 Amish Blue Butterprint casseroles, the snowflake blue casserole, the pink gooseberry 444, the small town and country bowl, and promotional casserole in cradle at the flea market while I was at work. You see how this works right?  I go make money while he simultaneously spends the money doing the shopping I wish I could...but at least I get to live through his adventures. The yellow fridgie and flamingo plate were from Goodwill while the lime pie plate and Daisy casserole were my flea market finds.  Also found at the flea market were the 4 jadeite saucers and 3 small cookbooks.  The trunk was an awesome yard sale score.  Oh how I have longed for a trunk and for $5 I finally have one! Last, I found the Treasure Hunt board game from the 1940's at Goodwill.  Thankfully it seems to have all the pieces and just generally seems pretty nifty. 
In addition to all these adventures, putting my time in with the daily grind, and spending some fantastic time with my boyfriend...I have also undertook a large project: Organizing my storage area. I think the best way to summarize this endeavor is that I discovered I have over a hundred of the small booklet style cook books(such as pictured above).  Oh My.   
Happy Thrifting everyone and I hope to have updates on my new finds soon! 
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Thursday, June 6, 2013

A Jaunt across the state!

Hello again all!  Well as I mentioned in my past post, this past week was a rather large flea market about an hour away from home that I had went to last year.  So last Friday, my family, boyfriend, and I all loaded up into the truck and headed east!  It was a beautiful day with lots of awesome (although sometimes overpriced) goodies up for grabs.  I found several things though that fall into the "worth it" or "fantastic deal" category. And I even had someone special who didn't mind helping me carry stuffs. 
Hmmm...where to start with this pic...  Lets go from left to right.  My dad grabbed me the snowflake casserole for $3 while I found the bluebird for $5.  The Snowflake blue casserole in the cradle (although I don't believe it is original, any one have any input?) was only $5 while the daisy casserole (see pic below) was $8.50...but I didn't have many Daisy pieces.  The mug was my first find of the day for $1 and the pastry roller was my last for $4.  My dad also picked me up the Pyrex measuring cup.  The other items pictured were found outside the flea market.  The complete percolator ($3), crate ($3), and paper product dispenser ($2) were found a yard sales.  Last, the juice carafe was picked up at a goodwill on the way home for $1.99.  Also at this Goodwill was a truly sad #444...a pink one...I could not stop staring at it...completely dishwashed almost to the point of being white. 

Close up of the Daisy lid.  
I was so very excited to find this blue square baking dish...although a little pricey for my general budget at $12, I had never saw one before and it was blue.  Now the question is, does anyone have any information on this dish?  I can't seem to find any others online that look exactly like it.  
Different angle.
More Pyrex!  I found the small red mixing bowl, in awesome condition, for a whopping $2! My dad also picked me up the red large Cinderella mixing bowl for $10.  The Acorn divided casserole was another yard sale find for $5 and the turquoise salt and pepper shakers were $3 back at the flea market.  
Last, on the way home we stopped at a small antique store having a sale type thing outside where I grabbed all these nifty Halloween cut outs (right around 2 dozen of them) all for $1.  Does anyone know any approximate dates on these?  Oh, and my boyfriend also found a war lighter for $4 he was rather tickled with (unpictured).  
Well that's all for now folks! Hopefully you can help me out on a few of my questions.  Happy thrifting, yard saleing, and the like!  I hope summer is treating you wonderfully!