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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

5 Fire King Things To Own Before I Die

5 Fire King Things 
To Own Before I Die

I recently got the book "Anchor Hocking's Fire King Identification & Value Guide" by Gene Florence for I think $3. There wasn't much FK items in there that I wanted that I didn't already know existed, but still enough stuff to drool over.

Here are some FK things I need to own before I die...

This candle warmer set! This is one thing I had never knew existed until I saw this book. Very stylin'!

I have 1 black polka dot, but I need the whole set. Also need the whole red set. I have one tulip, found at Salvation Army 5 years ago (mint condition).  

I also need the black grease jar. The picture in the book is driving me nuts though.. looks like the lid is on wrong! 

I found out these existed on Instagram (I think) a week or so before getting this book. I need them. With the box. 

Umm.. the rainbow shakers, the red polka dot shakers & the black shakers! I have 1 rainbow shaker, that's it!

What's on your Fire King list, or do you not collect? I want the Gazelle bowl the most, but I didn't see it in this book... 

Monday, January 26, 2015

Thriftasaurus #118

Thriftasaurus #118

Greetings fellow thrifters! How was your weekend? Can you believe I am still sick? I can finally feel it start to leave my body, but it's now been over 3 weeks. Seriously!

On that note,  not much thrifting has been going on around here! A couple stops, but not to much coming home. I went out Friday & every dealer was out, dealers of all shapes & sizes, dealers I have never seen before & dealers I had convinced myself were dead because they used to be there every time I went,  but I hadn't seen them in over 3 months. There were 5 (obvious) dealers at just 1 store!

Just showcasing a few things this week...

I bought this hand desk note clip after seeing it for sale online. I missed snagging it, but found it cheaper, shipped, on eBay! I wanted it to clip my dog, Charlies, photo next to my bed. This is also the Valentine he has next to his urn. The Christmas knee hugger that watched over him this season has been packed up & the Valentines Day one is now there! 

I bought these 1980s pins off Instagram! Adore!

I also bought this tiny little knife from the thrift in a grab bag. My BF has a knife collection, so I got it for him. This looks like it probably came out of a bubble gum machine in the 80s, lol. 

& 36 yards of vintage Chenille bump pipe cleaners... trade anyone? 

That's really it! I do have some more stuff to show off on Saturday though!! Hope to see you then for another Thriftasaurus! I now have a new laptop, so I can be more active online. Have been basically using my phone for a yearish... it can get exhausting!

Link up below, can't wait to see your goodies. 

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Thriftasaurus #117

Thriftasaurus #117!

Welcome to THRIFTASAURUS #117! How are you!?

The thrifts weren't too good to me this week for my own personal collections, all I got was this adorable vintage rainbow stationery set, cute, right? I need my penpals back from the back of Teen Bopper Magazine! I had one if the Netherlands & one somewhere in the Caribbean.  

I had a couple requests to see my kneehugger collection,  but it's not all here! Some are relaxing in Michigan at my father's house waiting to come home. Ordered from Instagram & eBay in the last few months. Very neat ones. So when I showcase my collection,  I totally want them in there! 

I am still sick (2 weeks now!)... so Christmas isn't fully packed up. That & I have been waiting on going to Target to get some bins to match the one I already own. The one week I want to go to Target (I have been there 4x since they opened in Canada), they announce they are pulling out of Canada. When they opened in Canada & I went into the store, I told my BF they weren't going to last. I love being right. We are going Monday - hope the tubs are still there!  Have heard people say that Target hasn't been so busy, lol.

As promised, here is the last of my Christmas for the year! Loooooove it all!

This is such an amazing addition to a winking Santa mug collection. It's full of (not too interesting) vintage wrapping paper. Also a very cheap set of vintage Xmas cards! LOVE. I took a pic of my fav cards from the box.

A pixie like I had never seen before.

A pixie decoration & a very dirty kneehugger. Check out the before & after. Wonder if that was the reason he was the only one left in the market, priced at $4?

  • This thrifted sugarbowl? Is it a sugarbowl?

I really had no interest in these German candy nodders until I saw them in real life. They were $25 & up, I didn't wanna pay that, lol. I found a good deal on eBay & snatched it up! Later saw this in an antique market for $85. I know it's not worth $85, but, makes me feel good.

Little things.

My new favourite decoration!!

& 2 more kneehuggers - from the 400 Antique Market.

That's it for this edition of Thriftasaurus. Can't wait to see what you've dug up!


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Saturday, January 10, 2015

Thriftasaurus #116

Thriftasaurus #116

Welcome thrifters, readers & fellow treasure seekers to the first Thriftasaurus of 2015! I know I promised the first Thriftasaurus last weekend, but man, I went snowboarding on Friday & came home Saturday afternoon & was sick as a dog. I couldn't move & could barely drag myself out of bed. As the week went on, I kept getting worse. I felt like I had a fever of 104 (it was normal), it felt like someone took the worlds largest screw driver & screw & forced it down my throat. I'd stop breathing during the night, so wake up every 30mins-45 mins. I don't think I have been sick in about 10 years, so I guess I am lucky. Until the end of this past week, I hadn't stepped into a thrift store for over 2 weeks. Can you believe that? A record. 

I had plans for my first Thriftasaurus after Christmas to be my last Christmas finds of 2014, but being so sick, I was basically bed ridden aside from dragging my ass to work, so my Christmas decorations are still up! I'll be packing them up next week, so tune in for the last of my Christmas finds from 2014! There were a few nice ones & some really decent eBay purchases that I absolutely adore! 

Well, even though I have a backlog of beautiful finds, here are my finds from just this week!

I found this lovely lady head vase. My first. I forget off the top of my head what brand it is, but of course it's made in Japan. I don't want to peek in my display case right now because my BF is on a cleaning spree & don't wanna tick him off! Starts with a P though!

I also bought some various linens, vintage Christmas apron, these NWT Vera things & some cute tea towels by Zucchi, made in Italy. Unfortunately, my Italian isn't too good, so I can't work my way around the Home Furnishings site. I'd like to see the original price of these tea towels. 

A week isn't complete without vintage cards of gift tags! My fav in this lot is the Ole ones, made in England. 

I'm not sure about this pink rabbit. A woman in line behind me said it was cool & maybe I was just feeling the high of the lady head vase, but I thought the pink rabbit (candy dish?) would look good with Easter stuff. Not sure though. Anyone wanna trade for something? LOL. 

This mid 1980's Transformers candle! I don't think I can live without this now, haha.

I saw this hidden at the thrift store under some t-shirts. Still in the package & items inside still in package. I know vintage Fisher Price is a sought after item. Wasn't too sure, but I bought it anyways. May sell or trade. I had a picnic basket growing up, but not this one. Mine was the green one with the brown lid. 

I picked up these cats a long time ago. I posted one on Instagram, but not the other. Aren't they cute? 

I did stop at an antique market. I hate the 400 Market, but I stop there. Over priced shit. $57 for a Federal Dots bowl in brown, so damaged it feels like it has a matte finish. Ridiculous! I got this keychain though for $2.50. Looks like it's been there since the '80s, lol. 

I can't take a great pic of this, it was sealed & had been squished a little, but it's vintage shelf liner paper. You know the stuff. Such an adorable pattern. Even though it's a little rough, the material allows it to be flattened out because there is no severe damage.

That's it for me! I hope you got some great stuff to show off! I'm having withdrawls. Let me see it. Link up below! 



Thursday, January 1, 2015

Top 10 Finds of 2014

Top 10 Finds of 2014

I have always done a top 10 recap (I think) since I started this blog every year & this year, of course, will be no different! One of my all time favourite finds... I forgot to post on the blog, so... will have to post it as a top find next year!

In no particular order... 

1. Catherineholm Lotus Pot. I never expected to find one of these, but never gave up hope! I paid $4.99 for this little beauty. Didn't take a bag, walked out with it in my hands & got the most evil look from some woman, dealer? #byefelicia 

2. Pixie Lights! Not a physical finds, but an eBay purchase. Less than $20? Yes, please. I think these were in a market here for $195 or $95. I am leaning towards $195 because my heart almost fell out my bum when I saw the price!

3. the Hoptimist. This is a Hoptimist, designed by Hans Gustave Ehrenreich, made in Denmark circa 1969. They make reproductions of these.

4. Jadeite. I don't find a lot of it & somehow found 3 pieces on the same day - 2 Fire King mugs in one store & the flour shaker (99cents) in another a few 100 feet away. Things like this don't happen too often around here. 

5. Butterprint Pyrex Butter Dish. I gotta include this because I have been wanting one for years & finally found one in mint condition... in a thrift store!

6. Sealtest Gay '90s Toffee Fudge. Love this unused ice cream packaging, fits into my collection perfectly & suits my personality, lol. I can't believe something so fantastic was only $3 at an antique market! 

7. This Lamp. Yup, love this lamp! Had to find a perfect lamp shade, but this one was it! 

8. Arabia Finland Finel Heart Bowl. Never in a million years did I think I'll get hooked up with one of these at a thrift store for $2.99, but, I did. Beautiful bowl! When can I get some more?

9. This Vintage Ice Bucket. I bought 2 last year! A few months after finding the one at the thrift store, I found one cheaper at an antique market, love having a spare of something I think is so fabulous. 

10.  NWT Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles T-Shirts. 2 of 'em. Like $3 each. I know, right? 

HONORABLE MENTIONS: everything else.

What were YOUR favourite finds in 2014? What is on your thrift wishlist in 2015? Thanks for reading.

I hope you all had a very good Christmas & I wish you all a Happy New Year!
I will see you Saturday for the first Thriftasaurus of 2015!