Sir Thrift-A-Lot ♥

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Vintage Thrift Scores: Spring Cleaners Rule!

Early week thrifting has paid off, it has been a great haul so far this week and this is far from over - I've still got a trip back home to Windsor, Ontario which is always a great thrifting experience.

Sir Thrift-A-Lot Windsor Story:
The last time I was in Windsor my friend Meaghan had told me that one of the Value Village stores had burnt down.. I was stunned, as one of the other ones had just recently closed it's doors - the original Windsor Value Village. We get there & there was merely a fire in the back dumpster, still open. Last week, the Dollarama in the plaza where the Value Village was burnt to a crisp - arson? & my dear sister tells me that the Value Village is currently closed. What is it with me, this Value Village & fire? I am glad nobody was hurt in the Dollarama fire & hope the best for the employees who may now be out of a job, but also hope that the Value Village has reopen by the time I go down.. She told me it was not touched by flames, but everything in the plaza is closed.

Onto my vintage thrift scores for the week...

Pink Gooseberry! My pink Pyrex collection is quite small, I only have one other piece of pink Gooseberry that I can recall at the moment. I was on cloud 9 when I found this grimy, in mint condition 470-C serve & store with a chipped lid. I don't mind the chipped lid, I found about 6 of them recently, all 470-C for 99cents.
And... a boy can never have enough Butterprint. Another 403 in amazing condition.
(Gooseberry: Value Village. Others: Talize)

Anchor domino bowls.

Something cute to put away for my retro Christmas - 3 unused Strawberry Shortcake candles from the '80s. 99cents a piece. Another seasonal piece, a little to late this year, but lots of Easter's to come - a vintage Easter tea towel.

I absolutely adore the graphics on these vintage owl mugs - they couldn't be more perfect! What do you think? 99cents each at Goodwill.

Knitting. It's added to the pile of crap in my head that I want to learn how to do. I'd love to make a huge blanket and a pair of pants. I had been looking for the past couple weeks for a book that would be like "the complete knitters book", was even gonna buy a super crappy one off Amazon. This was EXACTLY what I was looking for! Found this one at Value Village (priced at $4.99, with the original cover price being $4.95.. GRR.. but hey, who knows when I'd find another one). Next on the list is a good set of knitting needles. $3.49 (Goodwill) for the coffee table book - STREET WORLD. Great pics.

Pitcher & set of 8 cups, a Made in Holland Rosti Ware pitcher designed by Koen de Winter for Rosti. Goodwill.

Lastly, spotted by the besties brown eye while she was gabbing on her celly, this 1950's swizzle sticks. I love vintage naughty things.

Thrifting this Friday in Windsor.
Thrifting next Thursday in Hamilton, Niagara Falls.


Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays with Coastal Charm!


  1. What a haul of thrifty finds, every piece is great! My favorite is the Anchor domino bowls. Slim pickins at our thrift stores.

  2. That's a great haul! What a price for the Gooseberry, I don't think I have ever seen it at the thrifts around here....

    Love the little Anchor bowls - I have four of those with two different patterns, they're the best for cereal!

  3. What a haul! You're driving me dangerously close to thrift envy now.

  4. are you planning on picking up some knitting? yay!!!!

  5. Oh those Swizzle sticks are just IT! haha

  6. oh my gosh I LOVE those domino bowls! Wish I would find some!

  7. Robbie - definitely! I'm looking for needles now.

  8. You might be eligible to get a $1,000 Amazon Gift Card.