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Monday, July 1, 2013

Gifts from Sisterita!

We have all established that Erica spoils me rotten.  It is like Christmas every time she comes to visit or I go to visit because she picks me up goodies all the time.  I know she feels sorry for me in my sad thrifting land but I also know she loves giving gifts.  During my last visit she had a whole bunch of lovely things for me and it's time to share.

First, she cleaned out her pretty pillowcase stash and gave a bunch to me.  She also picked up the pretty orange poppy sheet and orange rose sheet for me to complete a sewing project with.
She also picked up the Alice's Adventures in Wonderland record along with the Bambi record for me.  I found Dumbo and Puff the Magic Dragon at an estate sale a few weekends ago. Dumbo is told by Shirley Temple, super cute.
I love the Bambi graphic, it makes me smile.
Here are few more random goodies.  An embroidered parrot table runner, a vintage book about rocks and minerals, some squirrel friends, and more bird glasses.  Maddie also found me the Berggren Trayner cheese grater that says, "May the wind always be at your back."  I keep saying I'm going to stop collecting Berggren Trayner, but I just can't stop.  I will have to share all of that collection some time.
Here's a closeup of the Japan squirrels.  Such sweet little rodents

My collection of these glasses is getting big!  Erica picked up 2 more last week, one being a bird I don't already have.  I really love that they have their scientific names on them, although some of the names have changed since they first made these glasses.
Last, but not least, my patience paid off.  I waited for this Pyrex Woodland to go 1/2 off at Goodwill and it finally did!  I've looked at this darn thing for like 2 weeks, but never gave in to my urges.

Summer seems to be flying by.  I always think I'm going to have all the time in the world and then I remember that it is my time to play catch up after teaching all year.  I've been doing a ton of cleaning and organizing but it seems to be never ending.  There is finally some good news to share though.  I resigned from my teaching job last week, which was bittersweet.  The bright side is I will be teaching full time from home come fall.  It will be a huge change, but it has its perks.  One of them being, it is going to be easier for me to move closer to my Sisterita!  Lets hope my husband finds a job in the valley soon so I can enjoy more Erica time and better thrifting.

There's a chance Erica may come see me next week, I'm crossing my fingers!
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Happy Thrifting!


  1. You have such a great sister! You know what my little brother gave me today? A burp. He's 26 freakin years old and he will still give me a burp. I guess I shouldn't encourage him by laughing hysterically...
    Way to hold out for a better price! That shows some serious will power.

    1. LOL. Sounds like my BF's brother. Farts & burps. Just what we wanted..

  2. If you didn't have that "TWO" in the title of your name, I was opting for a sex change & moving your way.

    "The adventures of (Pyrex crazy) thrifting sisters..."

    Seriously jealous of your relationship (lol!). I passed on something at an antique market back home & after thinking about it, wanted it, but wasn't going to be there when it was open again in 3 days.. so asked my dad to pick it up if I called to find out the price. She was drunk & started to cry/whine when I didn't ask her to pick it up. Uhhh.. you complain every time I ask you to go INTO the store. CRAZY! Sobered up, she didn't believe me.

    Anyways, I adored those minerals things as a kid. My step dad used to buy them all the time. Glad patience paid off. Pyrex would never last 2 weeks in a store here, no matter what it looks like or what kind.

    ♥ Sir Thrift-A-Lot
    Thanks for linking up with THRIFTASAURUS!

    1. I'm pretty sure Erica wont object and we could change the blog name. Just saying.......

  3. I love your sister stories! Just so sweet. (And really good stuff!)

  4. I love all the pretty pillowcases and sheets!

  5. Love it all! Especially the squirrels. And the glasses. And it goes without saying the PYREX!

  6. I love it all. I think I'm becoming a hoarder with mine. Need to move more to my store.

  7. Sweet sharing story! Love all your goodies, your bird glasses are really cool, and that sweet embroidered runner so pretty. Also love the kismet you two sisters share! Happy 4th! :) Pam

  8. I love checking out all of your deals you pick up week to week. I am a huge yard sale fan! I go every weekend with my Mama & sister & we enjoy every minute of our day together!!!


  9. Aww, the Dumbo book is darling!

    Fun finds :)

  10. "Bambi" told by Shirley Temple?! A-dorable!