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Saturday, March 23, 2013

Thriftasaurus

Thriftasaurus


I feel that I did a lot of thrifting this week. This upcoming week there's a holiday wedged in there, plus money is a little tight. Thrifting will be light, so hope donations will be heavy!


I can't save the best for last this week - I'm so psyched about these salt & pepper shakers! They were in the case at a thrift shop - $29.99 about 2 months ago. I passed. They were still there, marked $19.99. I passed, but then with all my purchases from the store, my 30% off card was filled, so I gave. So happy to add them to my collection - they are adorabs! I'm not sure who makes them, can you tell me? 


This Pyrex Cosmopolitan lid got me hot. I desire this piece of Pyrex. I passed on the piece at an antique market in Michigan with a clear lid for $12, never in my life would I have thought I found the lid, which is why I left it. Never underestimate the thrift store, I guess. Now, just need that bottom.




Grab bags are my weakness. 1980's was pretty big this week. I found the Gremlins at 2 separate thrifts - one alone for $2.99, one in a bag with a 1971 Pillsbury dough boy & his lady (she was amputated & missing a piece of her head) for $1.99. One of the best grab bags ever - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles & Barbie lunch bags, 1980's Popples & Transformers & Cabbage Patch Dolls party hats (everything from the 80's is bring brought back - bring back the Popples!) & one lone Alf blower all for $1.99. Was so happy!



Along with the Cosmopolitan I am glad Pyrex is back in my life in larger quantities. I also picked up a 403 Butterprint mixing bowl, a little more beat up than I usually find, but utensil marks are nothing these days, are they? And a beautiful Horizon Blue Bake Serve & Store. Along with the 1971 Pillsbury Dough Boy (got the newer version, too & his lady) & a 1997 tea towel.  


Fire King mugs. The clerk at the thrift got a little nostalgic & told me how her mom always said that her coffee tasted better in these mugs & said, I guess old people are set in their ways. I told her, that it's true. She should buy one  try it out. The red checkered is one I missed out on at the Goodwill auction last week! 



Some little randoms pulled out of grabs bags where the rest was donated back. Jurassic Park party plates (OK, we kept all the napkins, paper plates & stuff to use, but I only wanted these plates), some Post-it Lemon scratch & sniff (I am wondering if it would be better to sell these as single sheets or as unopened packs? 1989.), one lone vintage birthday card, but the lion has better hair than I ever will & doesn't that made in Italy journal got the most amazing graphics? 

 
Lastly, this poodle tea towel. The thrift marked it up.. being vintage, but I used my 30% off card for this, too. 

Anyways, god, I bought a lot this week. I didn't notice. Can't wait to see what you've bought, that is, if you link up below!

linking up with: a living space
 

 

28 comments:

  1. Those wonderful vintage shakers, remind me of the vintage Napco shaker items.

    But I don't know if that is the correct answer to the maker of these beauties.

    Just something about their cuteness reminds me of all that stuff Napco made...

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    1. I think they're Lefton like Erica said, but now I'm curious about all that Napco stuff... Google here I come.

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  2. The salt and pepper shakers are great. Thanks for hosting! -Melissa @ Scavenger Hunt

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  3. Love the gremlins! That Blue Horizon is gorgeous - I've never found a piece in the wild!

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  4. I believe that those shakers are made by Lefton. Google Lefton Kitty and you will see the similarities between that and the shakers you found.

    I'm a little stressed that you didn't buy the casserole bottom and then you found a lid!! UNFAIR, Pyrex Gods!!!

    Erica

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    1. I'm glad I'm not the only stressed out one, LOL. & thanks, you were right - lefton.

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  5. Great finds this week. Loved seeing everything. Fun stuff. Thanks for hosting.
    Joy

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  6. I have never seen that pattern of Pyrex (the lid).

    Thanks for hosting. I always love seeing what you find.

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  7. Those shakers are adorable! sometimes patience does pay off. Love the blue Horizon dish as well! I only have two pieces but it's one of my favourite patterns.

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    1. Every piece I find with the actual pattern on it is always in tip top shape!

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  8. Fabulous week for you. You got a deal on the puppy heads. Those are very rare. I think it's Lefton and I think he is called "Puppy Pal". Love that red check mug and the tea towel. Thanks for hosting.

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    1. Thanks for the answer on the shakers! Love knowing the names of the stuff I have... I wonder why nobody else bought them? I can't find a price online to match them too. Would love to know what people are paying.

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  9. Great week and 30% off! My thrifts don't have rewards programs, I wish they did. You will find the matching bottom to your pyrex casserole, I am sure!

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    1. Love the positivity! Value Village / Savers periodically has a stamp card & there's another thrift with about 5 locations in Canada with a points card where you get money off eventually. I love the thrift rewards program!

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  10. So jealous of the awesome 80s-90s pop culture you always score, I rarely find them around these parts. Can't wait to go on a thrift hunt to find more of em!

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  11. you know, it's true. certain mugs do make coffee taste better. ;)

    aren't reward programs the best?

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    1. Love them!

      It is true.. Glass does make pop taste better, especially in a restaurant.

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  12. Poppin' Fresh's girlfriend's name is Poppie. Because that's the kind of crap I remember...
    Love that Horizon Blue Pyrex. And that poodle towel! If I were there, you'd have had to fight me for it!

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    1. Yes Poppie!! & You'd probably have won, I was so exhausted that day!

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  13. So right that salt and pepper set is totally adorbs! Love the tea towel too. Always fun to have a big thrift week!

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    1. I know, right? This week is gonna suck, but I have high hopes for next week!

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  14. Great score on the salt shakers! And the lion with the do, fabulous!

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  15. As usual so many great finds love the Pyrex and Fire King mugs.

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  16. Love your lid story - and the mugs - oh my!!

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