I love the Albany Antique Mall and try to go there at least every couple of months. It's about 45 minutes north of my house but worth the boring drive along I-5. I always find great things there. This is the same store that has the mass amounts of Pyrex that I posted about here.
This time I got only a few treasures but I was super happy with each and every one of them.
I firmly believe that you cannot ever have enough vintage tins. Besides the graphics being amazing for displaying, they are actually functional! Way better eye candy for storing your cat food in the kitchen than the cat food bag! The Hazel Atlas Ivy bowl is the biggest one in the set. It is HUGE! I think I have at least one of every size now.
Can you believe how perfect this vintage dish towel is? I don't think it was ever used and I guarantee you it will stay that way! I am using it as a dresser scarf on one of my dressers in my bedroom so I can stare at it all day!
Maddie's bedroom is decorated shabby chic style with roses throughout so this wastebasket was a no brainer. She was so excited when I brought it home to her. Crazy kid.
Believe it or not, even though this antique mall is dripping in Pyrex, this is the only piece that made it home with me. I am running out of room (again!) and have to be very selective with what I buy. I already had this 8" casserole in pink and lime green but not turquoise! Now, I only need the yellow one and I will have the whole set.
While I was in Albany, I stopped at the local Goodwill and picked up a few things.
There was a definite theme in regards to vintage pillowcases....yellow.
This is the Goodwill that never disappoints me when it comes to vintage glassware. 9 out of 10 times I find at least one piece. I have slowly been collecting this pattern of glassware for the last couple of years. I get so excited when I find a new piece which unfortunately doesn't happen to often. The little creamer is marked California Pottery and is the perfect shade of turquoise.
Yes, more vintage glassware from the same store. I found all of these pieces the last time I was at this particular Goodwill when I was heading up to Astoria to visit Sister. I forgot I hadn't shown them to you yet! The Cat Studio glass isn't vintage but will be someday! This Austin one will join the Arizona, Oregon, Washington, Florida, & Alaska ones I have already thrifted.
Then Sunday, it was off to the flea market. Of course I was there when the doors opened to the early birds at 8:00 am. I circled around and around for about and hour but didn't find much.
I found three unused boxes of these amazing little postcards. These are the front of them then the back has little lines for your note and a spot for the address. The lady I bought them from said they belonged to her mother and she rescued them out of the trash pile when she and her brother were cleaning out her mothers house after she passed away. Throw away vintage ephemera? WHO DOES THAT?
This sassy pumpkin die cute was giving me the look that said "bring me home!". I also picked up the Gurley candle in the same booth for a quarter. This is my first one like this.
It's pretty rare that I find tablecloths at the flea market but one booth had a few. All but this one was Christmas and it was only $4! Pretty good price, I think. I only have a few tablecloths with fall like colors so I has happy to find another one to add to my collection. I can't wait to use it.
Lot's of pictures to make you all smile. The sales are picking up and the thrift stores are getting more and more stocked. I love this time of year.
Linking up with:
Sir Thrift-A-Lot for Thriftasaurus
A Living Space for The Nifty Thrifty
It's A Very Cherry World for Rednesday
See you there!