So in the last couple of weeks, I have been seriously lucky with finding amazing things at ridiculous (in a good way) prices. Maybe this recent flux of beautiful weather has motivated people to do a little spring cleaning. Or it could be that all of the (over) pricers at the thrifts have been calling in sick. Or perhaps the Internet has been down for all of the dealers in my area so they are unable to inflate their prices due to what people are listing things for online. Well whatever it is, I'll take it!
I found the Americana Blue 403 and mini casserole with lid at one of our local antique malls. I have the full set of Americana but this bowl was so cheap (10 bucks!) that I knew I could turn around and resell it for way more than I paid (which I did). I have bypassed another one of the mini casseroles at a different antique mall several times. I have several of them already and didn't need another one. But this one was only $3.00 with the lid. I would have been crazy not to buy it.
For those of you who follow me on Instagram, you already know the story surrounding these finds. I was meeting Brian for lunch and had some time to kill so I stopped in at a independently owned second hand shop that recently opened. I really like the guy who runs it. I talk to him at the estate sales all the time. He likes to collect old toys and advertising. So I found this Fire King Kitchen Aids bowl and pair of tulip shakers without prices. I have a real knack for picking things up without tags. I took them up front and asked him how much for all three. He turned them over in his hands and I cringed waiting for his answer. He told me $12.00. For all three. OMG. He must like me :-)
Yesterday was so gorgeous outside that I decided to take a drive to see if one of our local farmers markets was open yet. It wasn't but I found myself in the vicinity of my hometown Goodwill. I never go to this one because it is a good 30 minutes from my house. It is super small but I've always had good luck at it. I once thrifted 3 out of 4 of the Friendship Cinderella bowls from this same store. Anyway, look at what I found front and center on the single housewares shelf. The largest of the Fire King Red Dots bowl. For $2.99. I was so excited that I called Brian to tell him. He is in Vegas right now with Alex for the PAC 12 tournament and was watching Arizona play. He still answered, said "that's cool", then promptly hung up. I had to tell someone and Hanna was in meetings all day!
I've picked up some other stuff here and there at the thrifts but I'll save those for another time when I'm short on things to share. But hopefully that doesn't happen!
Linking up with Junkin' Joe over at The Cottage Market!
Have a great weekend~