September 25, 2011

Thrift Finds

What a beautiful fall weekend it was for hunting thrift treasures  I hope you had great weather and found wonderful things to share I enjoy seeing every one's thrifty finds.

We had two estate sales in our area this weekend, and of course, I took a few minutes during the week to shop the Goodwill and St. Vincent DePaul's.

On Friday, my youngest daughter called me and asked where I was. "In my living room", I replied. My daughter said, "I thought you would be at this estate sale off of 60th Street."  Twenty minutes later I was walking up the sidewalk toward the estate sale.

This sale was professionally run, but the items for this sale were so eclectic and didn't match the house.  For example, canes, walkers, hunting equipment, depends, and a heating pad. Remember the Sesame Street song, "Three of These Things Belong Together..." While looking in the basement, I found a rather new clothes pin bag with wooden clothes pins for $7.00. That was not a good price for me and so I inquired if things were gong half price on Saturday. One lady said maybe, and the other told her no we'll just take the stuff to the next sale. Now I understood the mix of items.

As I was leaving I spotted a red bowl with a lid. It looked like it was plastic, but it was red so, I reached over several taller items and picked up the bowl.

It turned out to be a vintage piece of Pyrex with a lid.
It has a few scratches and baked on gunk, but in a 
blink of an eye, I remembered my mom had a bowl just
 like this, minus the gunk and the lid. It was mine. Now I need to scrub it clean.

This Pyrex refrigerator dish with a recessed handle, and was found
at the GW in the isle where they were displaying jewelry/music boxes.
You never know what you will find or where! 

Something old and something new. My grandchildren play fall league soccer, 
and it gets pretty cold and windy out on the field. So when I spotted this vintage 
Wool O The West, 100% soft wool stadium blanket I scooped it up and put 
in my basket. The market basket was brand new and priced at $2.99.

I don't know if I should paint it or just leave it alone.
I like the wear on the needlepoint where someone
has rested tired feet. St. Vincent's had this priced at $2.99.

I can't wait to fill this  49¢ mug with flavored
coffee and curl up with the book I am reading.

I am linking up with, Her Library Adventures on Sunday, for:

and with Apron Thrift Girl for:


  1. I like the foot stool, the tapestry is sweet.

    E :)

  2. Great finds. I found the same pyrex dish, but in white a few months ago, such a useful size, and a great find with the lid. x

  3. The little footstool is adorable! I love the needlework.

    Nice find on the Pyrex dish, too, especially with the lid.

  4. Hi Paulette! That footstool is lovely, I love the colour. If it were mine I'd be tempted to paint the wood but no way the tapestry bit x

  5. not that paint would stick too well! I meant I wouldnt mess with the tapestry, heh!

  6. oh your finds are so lovely! The Pyrex is my absolute favorite ofcourse!

    The Joyful Thrifter

  7. Great stuff! I love the Pyrex especially.

  8. OMG that pyrex would fetch a pretty penny! so beautiful, thanks for lining up!

  9. Great finds - love the pyrex.
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

  10. Paulette - I love the red pyrex dish, I think it would look lovely in my kitchen, hope I come across one.

  11. Red dish dish is outstanding. I wouldn't paint the stool.

  12. I would paint the footstool if you plan on keeping it. My hubby hates when i want to paint things but that is too bad. I bought it so I should get to do what I want to it. Im just starting out on redoing furniture and DH got mad at me for using the wrong type of sandpaper on a bench I am redoing. it worked so why does it matter?