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!