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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Jackpot!

About 25 minutes south of where I live is the town where I was born. The population is approximately 10,000 and it has a true small town vibe.  Any time I find myself there, I always have to stop at the Goodwill.  I love visiting thrift stores in small towns.  It seems like they haven't caught on yet to the how the bigger cities are jacking up the prices on things. You can really get actual thrift store prices.  Plus, since they are a little farther out of the way, they don't seem to get hit by the dealers and other collectors as much as the ones closer to home.

Case in point....


Someone evidently cleaned out their cupboards and donated some pretty amazing glassware. Or maybe it was more than one person.  Whatever the case, I seriously scored.


Yay!  Two souvenir glasses for my collection.  The Illinois is Hazel Atlas.  The Oregon Anniversary Celebration is the second one that I have found.  My other one is clear, not frosted.


I love the colors in the tumbler!  I missed out on a Texas Jigger glass at the sale a few weeks ago where I found the pink Pyrex bowls so I was happy to find another one.  And can you see what is on the shot glass?  A donkey!!


I don't think these glasses that say Bottoms Up are old but the graphics are so dang cute there was no way I was leaving them behind.  They are going to be our special glasses, Sister.


My everyday dishes are Fiestaware.  This coffee cup is the first piece of it I have ever found in the thrift stores.  Believe me, I tore the place up looking for more!  The Alaska milk glass coffee cup will be right at home in my souvenir coffee cup collection.  I just wish they had made them a little bigger!


The Hazel Atlas fired on turquoise mug is the third one I've thrifted.  The Pyrex mug also had to come home with me.  It's not often that I find Pyrex restaurant ware.

Can you believe that all came from one store in one trip?  Those small town thrifts are the best!

Have a great week!

~Erica

14 comments:

  1. I like posts that are titled JACKPOT. lucky girl!

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  2. Love the Bottoms Up glasses! Hey, the aqua HA mug is the same as the two I found last week. Do yours have a marking? I didn't know they were HA. Figures that you would know! lol
    Happy Hunting,
    Erica
    Hey- Do you collect the Fire King bowls with the polk a dots? I just found the one with black dots at the GW tonight. :)

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  3. That was a jackpot, for sure!! That never happens!!

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  4. Great haul! Bottoms up & the yellow/white/red one's are my fav. I never have luck at smaller thrifts.

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  5. These are all great! I love finding pretty vintage glasses. I've been to a couple Goodwills in the Springs and never found anything good. Glad to see you have a good source nearby though.

    The bottoms up glasses are my favorite too.

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  6. Love the bottoms up glasses! I'm going to attempt hitting some small town thrifts in the next few weeks. Hopefully I score as nicely as you!

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  7. Woo hoo!! Yay for awesome hometown thrifts!

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  8. You are hitting the "jackpot" all the time! Love everything because it's all right up my addiction alley, LOL! I have a couple of the aqua mugs too, love them.

    You are right about those small town thrifts and Goodwills, though it's hard to find many that haven't caught on by now. Lucky you!

    :) Pam

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  9. Nice finds! It's always such a thrill when one thrift yields so many treasures. Love the red, yellow & white tumbler and the donkey shot glass.

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  10. Awesome thrift store finds!

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  11. Awesome finds. Love the turquoise Hazel Atlas. I never see those around here. Also love the picnic basket from your last post, but I'm too lazy to go down and comment on that post too :)

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  12. I'd love to find some of those turquoise mugs sometime. In one of my Gene Florence books he lists them as part of the Hazel Atlas Ripple (Crinoline) dishes.

    Nice finds!

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  13. You did well! Very fun stuff. I love small town shops too. So much cheaper! :)

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