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Saturday, August 17, 2013

Thriftasaurus

Thriftasaurus


Hey fellow shoppers! Hope everybody has had a fun, thrift filled week. I was out this week... just *shocked* at the number of dealers out there now. Certain stores that used to provide me with a bounty of beautiful goods now have a growing number of campers in the aisles attacking the bins like savages as soon as they are rolled out. It grosses me out. It's depressing that this is how you have to act in order to score some of the items I collect inside a thrift shop.


I did get lucky with a couple Pyrex finds this week (the above Snowflake divided was from weeks ago). They were scored at a shop without any campers (that day). The only other turquoise I have in the 400 series is another 401 - still working up to a full set.

I picked up some pretty good linens this week! About a yard & a little bit of 1980's Smurf fabric, 99cents... Transformers flat sheet from 1984 & a Pampers towel. I bought the Pampers towel mostly for it's nostalgic purpose, but I'll never underestimate it's intended purpose. I believe the towel is from the 1980's, probably a promotional item. I had this towel as a baby. 




I love this Christmas table runner... is it vintage? The tag identifies it as made in W. Europe & the cleaning instructions are printed in German. 



A couple smalls... 1991 DC Comics Batman ruler, eraser, sharpener & pencil case.. I kinda have a small pencil case collection (surprise!). A Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles paper table cloth.. original price, $5.79. Back in the day, wouldn't that be kinda pricey? 


A full set of vintage Valentines Day cards.


Well, I have a few more items.. but still got some cleaning up to do, trying to get some sanity in this household, so until next week!





34 comments:

  1. Usually I don't have fabric as a find, but the curtain and curtain rod were thrifted and finally they are upgraded. I really hate the elbows out, hyper alert/focused and downright not nice attitudes that some campers have (campers is a new descriptor that makes a lot of sense). Thanks for continuing to host, appreciate it.
    Joy

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    1. I love doing it. I'll be here every week until I'm not thrifting anymore. :)

      I'm with you, don't like those people at all, but I guess we gotta deal, right?

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  2. This week I have been working on keeping the thrifted stuff that I use and getting the thrifted stuff I am not using ready to share with others. Thanks for hosting.
    Rob

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  3. Your Pampers towel is a unique find!!

    Love the cards, lucky find!!

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  4. I'm in love with the table runner and the Valentine cards.So what do you do with all your cards that you keep? Do you display them or just keep them in a box?

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    1. In a box. How fun, right? I'd like to decorate seasonally, but just don't really got 'IT' right now..

      the passion.

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  5. Your paper ephemera finds are always SO interesting! And I love the sheets as well!

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    1. Thanks! Besides Pyrex ,they are my favourite thing to thrift for. They have always been on the top of my list.

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  6. That table runner is amazing! I love it! Great finds!

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  7. I love your vintage Pyrex finds!!

    Lisa @ happy Girl Thrift!

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  8. I know, it is horrible at the thrifts right now! Sometimes I think I should stop blogging and telling all the secrets ;)
    I adore the runner that you found! And the pyrex is great. I learn so much about pyrex by reading your blog. Thanks.

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    1. Thanks MMM!

      & I have been thinking the same thing - STOP BLOGGING!!

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  9. Can't say that I've ever dealt with crazy people shopping. I've ran into a couple of jerk-wads over the years but I have never experienced people fighting over items or getting mean over the merchandise.

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  10. I love all the pop culture scores! The flat sheets and turtles/batman bits are glorious.

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  11. I'm jealous of anyone who is finding pyrex at the thrifts. I haven't found a piece in months!

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  12. I didn't find any Pyrex this week! I'm so jealous of your turquoise score!

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  13. I haven't been to the thrifts in ages. I also haven't spent a huge amount of time driving around to sales. Some of the dealers have really turned me off and taken a lot of the fun away.

    That Pampers towel is hilarious. I can't believe you found one!

    Erica

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  14. You always have such good luck with the Pyrex -- love the snowflake piece!

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  15. Love the snowflake pyrex and that table runner is great. I hear ya with the dealers being everywhere!

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  16. Love your Pyrex finds. My collections is growing too. Thanks for hosting, love joining in.
    Denise

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  17. Love the Christmas runner! If its marked W. Germany then it is definitely vintage.
    My understanding is that "West Germany", as a country, ceased to exist around the time the Berlin wall fell in 1990.

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    1. It says, West Europe. I'll Google it.

      I don't care either way, it's really nice, but it's nice to know about everything you have, you know?

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  18. Your Pyrex finds are my favorite from your haul. Everything is really fun and that Christmas runner looks to be very good quality. Thanks for hosting!

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  19. You always find the most amazing things!! I am envious of you bed sheet finds! I really want a Transformer sheet so bad!! I found a She-ra twin comforter once and since than, nothing. I also have a thing for paper table cloths.

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  20. I've got some snowflake pyrex too this week :) Love your vintage greetings cards.

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  21. Hi
    I joined your party just today

    of all the sales we went to last Saturday there was not one pyrex bowl out of about 30 or more houses

    bu I found some treasures

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    1. What a nightmare! lol. I'm here every Saturday, gonna jump over to check out your finds. :)

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