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Saturday, June 22, 2013

Thriftasaurus

Thriftasaurus


Can finally cross this one off my list! & got 2 extra lids in case another bottom part happens along. I bought this weeks ago, at the end of May when I went to Ohio. 

Some other Pyrex finds this week, probably bought out of desperation or "empty hand syndrome". I don't even think the 471 I'm not very educated on (I am guessing Homestead & didn't come with a clear lid?), but the size comes in handy for me a lot, so I decided home it comes. The 024 turquoise, well, it had obviously been discarded by someone else.. utensil marks, a couple of see through parts.. no lid.



I found 3 bags of McDonald's promo crap - they also had a couple more, one with floss & Pizza shoelaces. My favorite is the wrapping paper, Christmas cards & the puffy stickers. I listed some of the McDonalds stuff on eBay. I'm not sure if this was just a Canadian thing, but I remember going to McDonalds & you ask for "Treat of the Week" & it was just some random junk that made the kids happy that was free - stuff like the stuff below. No one I talk to remembers it.






My favourite find this week is below.. two very good condition Hole t-shirts from 1994. I very seldom look through the t-shirts at the thrifts because they are vintage picked, but I guess they do miss some, but generally, it isn't worth my time. When I was picking up my new in box Friendship Pyrex this Monday, I had moments to spare at the thrift store by the guys house, so I headed for the tees. As I was getting to the end of the rack, I was smirking inside thinking, "figures, vintage picked, as always!" Couple shirts down - this very shirt I need for my Hole t-shirt collection! I owned one in the 1990's, bought for $9 at Giant Tiger (a discount store). I was psyched! I haven't bought a Hole shirt at a thrift in 13 years, but, I did stop looking at tees a couple years ago. About 15 shirts down, another one! What are the odds!? Hole is hands down my all time favourite band, my originally pressed Hole CD collection is around 100 discs. Besides my coin collection (which only a few special ones remain, I sold off the bulk of it a few years ago), this is my oldest collection. 




WWF glasses.


I'm listing some stuff on eBay in the next couple days. I listed the Boy Scout patches I got extra in a bag, I made about $40. I am listing some of the McDonald's stuff (including one package of wrapping paper, some window clings, treats of the week, puffy stickers), X-Files tee, Primus tee, Bud Light fabric (LOL). Just a nice mixture.

This upcoming week, I don't know if I'll get out much. Monday is 50% off day at Value Village & Tazlie. The Goodwill by my house is baron, it's closing down in early July. I am going away Thursday. But I did forget to take pictures of a two small things I bought, so, at least I'll have something to show next week.

Link up below if you found something this week!






18 comments:

  1. I have not seen the first casserole in your post before. Nice to see it. Thanks for hosting. Have a good week.
    Joy

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  2. If I have the time, I always browse through the t-shirts hoping for vintage scores. I have been lucky exactly 3 times. Once I found a Guns n Roses Use Your Illusions concert t-shirt from 1992. There was a dealer behind me frantically trying to keep up and when I pulled it off the rack he was so pissed! He actually had the nerve to tell me that the shirt was too small for me. Uh, no. It fits like a glove. I also found an old Arizona Wildcats t-shirt (we are huge fans) and just yesterday found a vintage GI Joe t-shirt from Goodwill. It fits me too! I love those Hole t-shirts. They are awfully sweet looking for something that came from the mind of Courtney Love:-)

    Erica

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    1. LOL! It doesn't fit. I want to see that shirt. (GI)

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  3. Thanks for hosting. Great finds this week. I love the hunt too.
    Denise

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  4. Good job on the Hole t-shirts!! Yes, its very hard to find vintage tshirts anymore, especially genuine vintage rock shirts.

    Somewhere in my piles of crap I have a Grimace hand puppet. Its just 2 pieces of thin plastic heat sealed together with a Grimace graphic on it that I probably got in a Happy Meal? It was a long time ago. I should drag it out and check Ebay...

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    1. Thanks!

      & I got a bunch of those in there too. Like 30... !

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  5. I am always on the look out for vintage T's for my boys and have yet to find any in my thrifting adventures. They are hard to come by. Great find and how lucky that it was your favorite band! It was meant to be!

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  6. I wish I knew how to put a sound clip on my comment because I would be singing some Hole for you right now! I think the Treat of the Week at McDonald's is a Canadian thing. I remember wanting the toy from the happy meal but my Mom wouldn't always let me have McDonalds so she would just go up and buy me the damn toy. But free Treat of the Week? I would have been in heaven.

    I need one of those t-shirts!
    Hanna

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    1. That woulda rocked...

      & treat of the week doesn't happen anymore. too bad. too costly, probs.

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  7. LOL, I remember those plan to get out alive posters/books. My Dad was the fire safety officer in our home town. He'd give them out to the elementry school kids. The kids who won the colouring contest would get picked up from school and a trip to McD's on the fire truck for a Happy Meal lunch.

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    1. That would have been way cool! I'd be too jealous, I never would have won, though.

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  8. Cool Pyrex and How totally Awesome on the shirts!

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  9. What a great score on the Hole t shirts!

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