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Saturday, April 6, 2013

Thriftasaurus

Thriftasaurus


A shortage of items this week, considering I went to 11 thrift shops & 5 Antique Markets. Granted, one of them was going out of business & was empty. Competition too fierce? I'm getting too picky? That time of the year (it's still snowing here.. I was just outside & there were flakes coming down). & this week besides 3 regular day trips to Goodwill (where I found ET & a jacket), I didn't thrift for 7 days! That isn't like me at all.. 

ET was big this week. I picked up this figurine fresh out of the bin at Goodwill. At one of the antique markets I discovered a booth that I used to overlook because I thought it was all Star Wars items, but on the bottom shelf was a bunch of 1980's toys, pretty decently priced. I bought this ET linen for $3.. looks a little creepy. As well as these ET magnets from 1982, still in the package. & the kneehugger, paid a little more than I normally would, but was coming up so empty handed...




I'm not very big on clothes from the thrifts. I don't waste my time very often as I am a firm believer that they get picked over at warehouse sized sorting places by vintage pickers from vintage shops (and we don't have a shortage of those in Toronto) who pay a premium on them, especially after hearing that one shop has "secret picking places" & seeing photos of such warehouses on Kijiji in the city. Anyways, this coat was made in Canada by Shain. Look like it's never been worn. It's for myself. I love the way it looks. Doesn't fit right now. 



It isn't a good week without some vintage greeting cards. Rust Craft, Cards by Kay, Hallmark... they're all here. 


Some Pyrex. I picked up the Butterprint at the antique mall despite the chipped lid (I've got like a gazillion this size). This is an elusive size of dish for me & I think it's adorable. I had seen pie plates all the time last year, but thought WTF do I want one of these for.. well now I bake apple pies for my BF, so been looking for one. Found this dirt nasty one for $1.99.. we'll see how she cleans up. Another Horizon Blue, need one more to complete the set!



Another pic of the kneehugger cuz he's too cute.


Glasses... 
I enjoy this 7-UP Uncola glasses, I think they are neat. & I do like this Dick Tracey glass. The glass is very thick.


Last find of the week, these toaster salt & pepper shakers. A set I've wanted to add for awhile. $5 at the market. 


An egg lamp with feet! My third one.. too many? 
 

Hope you all have a great thrifting week



 

29 comments:

  1. I love the elf! I actually bought a similar one yesterday. I'm a sucker for vintage Christmas stuff. -Melissa @Scavenger Hunt

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  2. Your knee hunger is so cute I have some and always pick them up when I find them at a decent price. As usual always love your Pyrex finds.

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  3. Hmm, that explains the few and far between vintage clothes I find now. I've often suspected the same, especially with goodwills, but now I'm convinced. Sad. I still remember the heydays of racks full of vintage.

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    1. It is sad. When I first started going to thrifts... 13...14... years ago.. it was only for clothes & there was still plenty of vintage.

      It might just be the area I'm in now, too, though.

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  4. Such great finds! I have a few of those Christmas kneehuggers...they are a must have :)

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  5. Thanks for hosting. Its been pretty sparse in my area for thrifting too but with spring underway a few more garage sales are popping up each weekend.
    Joy

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  6. That's a lot of stops!! But at least you came home with something! The knee hugger is my fave!

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  7. Love the Pyrex pieces, especially the Butterprint! I've been hoarding a whole bunch of Butterprint lately, and I think it's finally time for me to add it to my shop. It's definitely my favorite pattern though. Great finds!

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  8. You've been busy! Love the Blue Horizon Pyrex dish and of course the Knee Hugger elf.

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  9. I'm a New Yorker so I'm all about the jacket! Thanks for the link up.

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  10. The little knee hugger is so cute! The pie dish should clean up, but not without ripping up your fingers first. I had a yellow primary refrigerator dish last week that soaked for hours in vinegar and Dawn, then I scrubbed it with BKF and then with a magic eraser. My hands were so dry! It was worth it though! Good luck!

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    1. Thanks! I'm going to try to get around to it, lol...

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  11. Slim pickings? I think you did very well this week. Love the knee hugger :) Interesting to know that clothes get picked at warehouses.
    Thanks for hosting.

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  12. That's it--I'm going up to Canada. I never find knee-huggers here, and the only Pyrex that's around is the boring clear stuff.
    No, wait--we also have quite a selection of Glasbake in that green-flower pattern. Does anyone like that??

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    1. No. Nobody does. haha. Well, yea, someone did & it seems to disappear from the thrifts.. so either some poor sucker things they've bought some Pyrex or someone is just buying it for the purpose of using it. I don't know how anyone can think one of those dishes is pretty.

      & you can stay with me.

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  13. I looooove all the ET and pop culture goodness, as always :)

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  14. You are becoming quite the Pyrex King! I rarely find it in good shape around here. Thanks for hosting the party. I'm late, but better late than never?

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  15. More Butterprint? Jeez, it seems like you find it on almost a weekly basis! Lucky! I have decided that Horizon Blue is my newest favorite pattern and am super close to completing the Cinderella mixing bowl and regular mixing bowl sets. I need one more bowl for each set!

    Love the kneehugger. I never find those in the thrifts.

    Erica

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    1. Good luck on your Horizon Blue quest!

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    2. And I think it's my favourite pattern, so I consider myself lucky. ;)

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  16. Toaster S&P are too cute! I know...there's not a whole lot out there right now.

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  17. I'm always hoping to find some vintage E.T., you struck gold!!!

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