Sir Thrift-A-Lot ♥

Thursday, March 10, 2011


I'm taking part in Linda @ A La Carte's Junkin' Finds Friday #19 today!

Isn't this Bingo glass just absolutely fabulous? My mediocre photography skill doesn't capture the beautiful vintage look of the glass. I'm guessing it's from the '40s or '50s. Had found it in Windsor last Friday & it had only cost 69cents! Quite a fun story to go a long with it too. I had plans to go with my friend Meghan to Bingo while I was down in Windsor, I told her I'd bring a glass & a 2L, but she needed to bring her own glass. I also told her I'd be all bingo'd out sporting my Bingo Boutique shirt from 1984, the year of my birth. You can check it out below. The people at the bingo halls in Toronto always get a kick out of it! (original Bingo Boutique post)

The Federal bowl is quite unexciting, but a nice addition to the growing collection. A price of $3.03 (that bizarre new Goodwill pricing...), it was bought today. There is a new brute of a woman who works there, one of the rudest people I've ever come across. I've only spoken to her on one occasion, which was today inquiring about the new price of DVDs, but every time I go in now she's bitching, complaining about something work related extremely loud, often followed by some of the filthiest curse words. Was even telling another staff member proudly how she yells at children's parents to get them to "clean the f--k up after them" right in front of their kids, because she "didn't care" it's not "her problem". Sounds like a winner, right?

Onto these exciting Made In Japan salt & pepper shakers. $3.99 at Value Village, definitely a fair price at VV. I had picked these up & they both came crashing down to the floor, from 3 shelves up. I'm so shocked they never chipped!

Remember, Junkin' Finds Friday...

- Sir Thrift-A-Lot


  1. Great find~lucky girl!

    I am having an antique auction on my blog. All sorts of lovely and romantic finds looking for a new home. I hope you'll stop by.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

  2. Love your finds! The Bingo glass is awesome but I am in love with the S&P shakers! Thanks for joining JFF this week.

  3. Thanks Linda! It's nice to have my finds appreciated!

    I'll check it out Laura, but I don't buy much online for my collections unless I'm really into it. Too expensive, especially the shipping costs. PS: I'm a boy!

  4. loved the pepper shakers with the cactus:) happy to be your newest follower here.

  5. Hi,
    I just checked my replys on OLS and I see you responded to my post and letting me know you follow me on my blog! I really appreciate your follow.I follow you as well.
    I like the salt and pepper shakers!Nice bargains...