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Monday, October 8, 2012

Retro Finds & Thriftosaurus Thrift Haul Link Up

Thriftosaurus Thrift Haul Link Up!

I've been a busy little thrifter this past week, thrifting in the ghetto, thrifting in the rain, even dabbling in the antique markets. I've crossed one item off my checklist & I think I've found one of my favourite items of the year. So many excellent finds this week! 

I found these 1950's Herb Gardener glasses at Value Village for $1.49 each. Such excellent condition! I found 2 of each glass. They say, "I'm so smart I make myself sick", "I'm sorry" & "It's about time you found out that I was fascinating." 


I've only seen such canisters below once, yellow, in an antique market, just one. I passed. I think before I started collecting them there was a set of turquoise I passed on, too. The salt & pepper shakers are boyfriend approved. They have now become the only set of about 50-60 that we use.


Dolly Parton vinyl featuring one of my favourite Dolly songs - Jolene along with some retro greeting cards that were $2 for the lot - couldn't say no. 


Crossed off my thrift want list - a vintage first aid kit for the car, for those long road trips & excellent for next years camping trips. This winters want list includes a tent, tarps & other camping gear. It gives my boyfriend something to look for while I'm browsing the linens & housewares. I believe I might have overpaid for this... oh well.



Of course, there be Pyrex. Some more black snowflake for my collection from the thrift (just the space saver - no lid) & from Value Village, Constellation Promotional Divided Dish, no lid, no handle, no nothing - just the dish. 



One of my favourite finds this year! This bowling towel for 49cents. Absolutely gayish & absolutely retro. The guy has the greatest stache & the rainbow is absolutely perfect - 1980 from Master Industries, Inc. 



Last week I found these white canisters, this week I found this greenish/turquoise one - Sugar. They also had the flour, but it was so scratched up.. all I could this was WTF happened to it. It was as if someone picked it up & rubbed it up against the pavement. Front & back. I picked up the towel, the canister & black snowflake at a shop I rarely ever buy anything at. I wasn't going to stop in, but the "you never know" entered my head & it was 5 minutes, if that, out of the way. 

My thrifting will be minimal this week, just the usual after work trips to Goodwill, everyday is hit & miss, so fingers crossed. 

Linkup for Thriftosaurus this week! 



25 comments:

  1. That first aid kit is really cool, and of course the bowling towel is epic!!
    We're hosting a little link-up this week, too, and we would love it if you would come join! Just click my link (a living space) in your link-up.

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    1. I'm too late for last week, but I'll be there this week!

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  2. I LOVE that S&P/canister set! Annnnd the black Pyrex! I DIE!!!!!! You RARELY find those at the thrift around here!

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    1. S&P's were antique market - never seen that type of stuff (lustre ware is it?) at the thrifts. I've got about 5 or 6 pieces of black snowflake, all from the thrifts.

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  3. It is absolutely a Pyrex desert here in Texas and what I see is so expensive! Augh! But I do love those canisters...

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    1. I hope it starts pouring soon!

      Seems to be getting slower around here. Not even the uglier pieces are out (Old Orchard, Woodland, Forest Fancies)! Just badly damaged bowls.

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    2. OMG. I go a week without finding a decent piece of Pyrex... and I'm like "it's horrible out there".

      Sorry! I'll shut my mouth.

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  4. I'm in love with that first aid kit. Also those canisters are quite cute. I haven't had a full-on haul in a few weeks. But finding an entire designer outfit at the thrift...well it's a haul of savings! I linked-up so you can check it out. Woo woo to the savings.

    <3 Jackie @ Let's Go Thrifting!

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  5. i love all of it. dangit i wish that stuff was around where i am!

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  6. As usual, amazing finds! My favorites though are the Lustro Ware pieces. I collect Lustro Ware and have some yellow and red pieces but not the green. I NEED THE GREEN!

    Erica

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    1. Thanks! Lustro Ware is a new collection of mine.

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  7. i found some cool canisters recently at Value Village...what i couldn't get past was that there was stuff still inside!! Coffee and flour!! I didn't want to deal with the mess...so I left them. ugh. there will be more!!

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    1. lol.
      Sometimes thrifting's dirty.

      I think I bought some S&P shakers with stuff still inside & that was over a year ago & have yet to clean them out. I feel filthy. I feel even filthier now that I think about it & don't know where I have put them.

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  8. Wow you found some great stuff, but that bowling towel is too awesome! Totally the kind of thing I'd get psyched about.

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  9. those glasses are just the most amazing things ever! and to find them together and in good condition at the val... well spotted!

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  10. Those glasses are great! And as usual, I cannot believe the amazing Pyrex you find! Thanks for hosting :)

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  11. Good finds. Love the turquoise sugar canister. Thanks for hosting.
    Joy

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  12. So many great finds! I love the bowling towel; the rainbow is awesome. Cool salt and pepper shakers and turquoise canister!

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  13. Some great retro finds! Im more pre 1950s than retro but i did buy two amazing retro things this weekend - ive shared them in my link up.
    Aqeela xx

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  14. You made out like a bandit last week! I love love love the drinking glasses! And the bowling towel is really cool. I can see some dude in a leisure suit and crazy bowling towels using it 30 years ago. And I bet he had a wicked stache too!

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    1. Definitely! The stach was total hotness back then.

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