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Saturday, April 20, 2013

Thriftasaurus

Thriftasaurus


Oh man, I'm getting frustrated with this weather. I went home this weekend & while making plans over 2 weeks ago, there was a first ever monthly flea market to be held, CANCELLED because of the weather. Just too cold. My dad was taking me to a flea market in Detroit, A BUST. 20ish of he 120 booths wee occupied - the weather. It's April 20th & some flakes of snow still fell from the sky! I found nothing this week at the thrift stores. If it wasn't for the antique mall, wouldn't have found a thing... I guess it's possible I worked up the trip a little too much in my head

I had played with the idea of buying this metal Biohazard/Radioactive lunchbox off eBay awhile ago. About 13 years ago, I used to carry it around (borrowed from a friend) inspired from The Spooky Kids. I paid $6 for the nostalgia. 



One of my favourite Pyrex types are space savers. I came across this Golden Acorn Space Saver with lid & cradle. Soooo... did this originally come with a cradle, or what? This was $7. 


At the same booth I got these vintage bowling glasses, I thought they were neat. I think that particular booth is going out of business, it was 30% off. There are some newer booths in that place (like 3) that are actually pretty good & would keep me coming back. I have been going there for 3 years I think & some booths have the same merchandise, some in the same spot. 



I'll be out shopping next week. I did score some great retail shopping deals in Michigan.. Tiger Balm for $6.50 which is about $10 more in Ontario.

Next time I come down, 
I will be hitting up 4 antique malls on the way, 7 thrift stores on the way. 1 antique mall here, 2 thrift stores. Possibly the Detroit Flea, if not, there is a 100+ house street sale (it's famous in the area) & the cancelled flea market is set for the weekend.. but might not make it & one more market on the way home. Something to look forward to!



16 comments:

  1. That Golden Acorn space saver set is really lovely; looks elegant with the cradle!

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  2. I haven't found a nice vintage glass in ages.....


    I know what you mean about the snow - our lawn was covered yesterday but at least it melted, hurry up, and really get here spring.....

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  3. That lunch box is hilarious! Love it. The weather has been cruddy here all weekend and most of the yard sales were cancelled. It's getting to be pathetic. Maybe this week will be the week it finally turns spring.

    I just noticed that you are so close to having 500 followers!!!!

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    1. I know, right? I'm planning a giveaway, but I'm just now sure!

      Hope Mother Nature smartens up! Doesn't she know we have to thrift!? haha.

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  4. Ugh~ the weather is getting me down too! Feels like fall instead of spring. Love the Golden Acorn space saver. I have yet to find any Pyrex with holders. I too have big hopes for next weekend~ it's my favourite church spring rummage sale and it's held indoors!

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    1. My favourite church rummage sale is this weekend too! Hope you score something nice. I don't really like cradles, but I don't mind having this one since it's for my favourite type of Pyrex.

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  5. Wishing you some sunshine and finds. I love the lunchbox :)

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  6. What a great piece of pyrex! I love those space saver dishes.

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  7. Love that lunch box and the bowling glasses! Hope spring comes soon!

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  8. I found that same pattern of Space Saver with lid minus the cradle at a barn sale last Spring. I wasn't too fond of the pattern but needed the lid so I paid the whopping $3 they were asking. I love barn sales.

    Erica

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    1. Never been! No barns around these parts.

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  9. LOVE those bowling glasses! I am a horrible bowler, but for some reason I am attacted to anything that pertains to the sport!

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  10. Oooh, that Space Saver with the cradle was a genuine score!

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  11. Did you know there's a new antique mall opening in Pickering? 1400 Squires Beach Rd.

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Lulu-Lolie/600555599958224?hc_location=stream

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