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Sunday, May 20, 2012


The thrift gods were grrrrreat to me. Pyrex, vintage galore & lots of fun & Nicki Minaj along the way. 

Let's get down to business. Here are all my Value Village Pyrex finds this beautiful May 24 weekend. My favourite, probably tied with the Butterprint fridgies from the antique market for the weekend, is the Spring Blossom Green fridgie. Fridgies are rare in thrift store in these parts. Finding a fridgie in good condition, with a lid in a thrift store is like spotting an albino deer. All these items were cheap - the most expensive being the refrigerator dish tied with the barbed wire - $4.99. Had to argue with the cashier at the Value Village as production didn't label the tag as 2x, so she wasn't going to give it to me, going to toss it in the unpriced cart. So, I asked for the manager. She said, they don't sell the lids separately, so I was able to purchase it with the lid. She blamed production for the problem.

An item I'd never expect to see in a thrift store, as I haven't even seen one in a antique shop before. A "tear drop" fire king bowl - $2.99.

I had a fabulous time at my favourite antique market. I got a Butterprint refrigerator dish haul! I had picked up a fridgie on one side of the market & my boyfriend asked the price, he said there were 3 & a larger one on the opposite side of the shop for a buck cheaper. I didn't want to leave my path in the market, but flew over anyways... I stacked them to my chin & started to carry them to the desk. As I was turned the corner, the owner was coming around & said, "I can't believe this!" He was coming to take them off the shelf for a customer on the phone. So glad I got them before! The guy was a dealer & they said he calls weekly. He told me that they came all the way to Ontario from Florida! I got 4 501's & one 503! SO HAPPY

Even more purchases!
Vintage greeting cards, vintage Disney towel (anybody know what year this would be from?), a lot of vintage/retro pins, an amazing Cathy diet book; something that I've totally been looking for - hope it helps! along with a Super Mario Brothers plush for the boyfriend.

More Pyrex & a set of pink dog salt & pepper shakers!
SixBalloons - your request to see my collection of S&P shakers is in the works. My boyfriend has just got to make the stand. Another pink item, a Goosberry bowl. 

My second Pac-Man glass, $2! First one was off eBay...

Some more Friendship Pyrex!
The casserole is from Craigslist - I paid $15, but I thought it was worth it.
In the second pic, the one on the left is from the antique market & the one on the right is from Goodwill.

Linking up with  her library adventures. with this huge thrift haul.
linking up with apron thrift girl for  thrift share monday.
This Friday is another pretty decent thrifting trip, hope I have some money left!


  1. There`s two in the first picture I`ll include in a future post. :)

  2. I am freakin' jealous! What a great pyrex haul. I have yet to see friendship pyrex in the wild. Wow! Someday, someday......

  3. I am freakin' jealous! What a great pyrex haul. I have yet to see friendship pyrex in the wild. Wow! Someday, someday......

  4. Yes, excellent scores! I love the gooseberry and friendship designs the best.

  5. I am in love with the third picture from the top. What would you call that? a gravy boat?

  6. What fun!!

    I know what you mean about the fridgies, I never see them either, in the past week, I've bought five, priced from 50 cents to $2.

    Great finds!!

  7. Boy you got a STEAL on Pyrex!!!! I paid $25 last month in Missouri for that Friendship Casserole. Dont you just LOVE it when the Butterprint starts stacking up?! Now all you need is a 502.

  8. Amazing haul! the thrift gods have been good to you, love those pink dogs! Love the rooster design on the pyrex.

  9. Can't wait to aee all your shakers! I suspect that post will have a lotta photos...!

  10. wowee! i am loving every single piece of pyrex!

  11. Wow, you did make a haul. Super pyrex purchases. I love the pink, probably because I've never seen it in person and am so intrigued. Looking forward to the s&p collection post, too.

  12. Great! Picks! I am pea green with envy over like...every single one of these. Fire King tear drop for $2.99?! GET. OUT. Good eye.

  13. Leslie, you'll see it soon. It just started showing up in my world.

    Ruth - YUP, it's a gravy boat! They had another one, but without the bottom plate - passed on it.

    Totally love it MICK! I've only got one 502 of the Butterprint, but I'm on my way this weekend to pick up a full set of Butterprint fridgies for $35!

  14. Lisa - I know, right? Couldn't believe it.

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