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Saturday, April 28, 2012

Sir Thrift-A-Lot: Niagara Falls Haul!

Niagara Falls, Stoney Creek, Hamilton, Missisauga, Freelton Antique Market

On Thursday I made the trek to Niagara Falls with my fiance for our 4 year anniversary, stopping in Burlington, Hamilton, Dundas & a little Antique Market in Freelton, Ontario - halfway between Hamilton & Guelph. I think that`s what Freelton might be known for - their antique market. Not quite an exciting town & signs pointing towards the antique market as soon as you enter the town of approximately 800. The market had PYREX GALORE, but generally, it wasn`t my type of market. I know a market or two I would visit first over this one. I could have left with many more items if I were richer, but unfortunately, I just left with a Butterprint mixing bowl 402 from a booth that was 50% off. Also pictured below is a 441 Butterfly Gold for $1.99, a pattern I normally am not fond of, but have been loving some of the pictures of the gold on white mixed with pink & Butterprint. Way in the back, 2 vintage Pyrex bottles - one made in USA one in Canada, 99cents each. Also, Spring Blossom serve & store... Niagara Falls!

Some nice linens picked up, sheets & towels from the 1980`s - Miss Piggy towel, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles towel, The A Team flat sheet & another Nintendo flat sheet - can never have too much of these. Sheets are from Mississauga on the way home & towels are from Stoney creek. 

Niagara was great! We arrived late in the evening - starving, so first stop after checking in was The Keg over looking the falls - what a view! The place was huge & the food was great. From The Keg to the casino, where we blew through about $100 quite quickly & downed a strawberry daiquiri or four & back to the hotel for a Storage Wars marathon.

Before we left, I insisted that we stop on the Value Village there one more time SOOO glad we did. This divided Friendship dish, in fantastic condition, with lid was only $5.99. Can you believe it? ..

Hamilton yielded this set of nesting bowls, which I didn`t photograph well & this owl which was 99cents. This pink Pyrex was $1.99 at a Value Village where they charge an arm & a leg for their Pyrex.. some will sit on the shelves for weeks. I reckon these was so cheap because it was so grimy, I`m going to take this on as a project & clean it up.

Going to link up with HER LIBRARY ADVENTURES.


  1. Happy anniversary. Great finds. A little oven cleaner and that dish will be like new!

  2. Sounds like a fun anniversary trip to me! I only was able to visit a few thrift stores in Toronto while traveling through Canada a few years ago. But it seemed to me that The Value Village was rather pricey on a lot of things. (Of course I still had to get a few things as a memento from the trip, ha ha) Happy 4th Anniversary!

    <3Jackie @ Let's Go Thrifting

  3. A-Team sheets are what’s missing from my life I just decided.
    Value Village is stupidly inconsistent is what it is, especially on clothing.

  4. The Friendship was a great find - nice!

    I'm sure the pink fridgie will come clean, it'll be worth it!

  5. Glad to hear you had a nice trip! I bet that pink Pyrex will clean up easy!!

  6. PYREX OVERLOAD!! Such amazing finds!

    Glad you had a nice trip. Happy anniversary. :)

  7. I NEED that Miss Piggy towel! Wonderful finds all around, I've been finding so many sets of character sheets lately. I just wish they were King Sized & would fit our bed.

  8. Thanks Poppy! I've seen one before, but I passed on it. If I ever see one again, there's no doubt I'll be picking it up. I love Miss Piggy. If it's the same one, I'll get in contact with you & see if you'd like it. :)

  9. Jackie - if you ever come again, let me know! I'll point you towards some of the better thrift shops (unless you already know them..).

    Just curious, because I'm nosy, do you remember which Value Village you went to?

  10. Thanks everybody!

    And I'll post a picture once it's cleaned up. I picked up Bar Keepers Friend.

  11. bar keepers friend is my favorite thing ever. it's like magic.


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