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Saturday, January 9, 2016

New Year, New Views....

Happy 2016 Everyone!

I have a confession to make.  I was this close to giving up the blog.  You know how sometimes things that used to be fun start seeming more like a chore?  Well, that's how I started feeling about Pyrex Thrifter Sisters.  A lot has been going on in my life lately.  Nothing major, but just a lot.  You know what I mean?  So, sitting down and writing a post and not being able to put 100% into it just didn't seem fair to anybody.  So I took a break.  And you know what happened?  People noticed.  I started getting emails and messages on IG telling me how much people missed my posts.  Yep, even though I share so much on Instagram, people wanted to see the blog!  Somehow, I also gained quite a few readers in my absence.  So I started to reevaluate.  When Hanna and I first started the blog, we were addicted!  We couldn't wait to post our finds and sometimes did more than one post a week (gasp!).  I want to get back to that.  This blog has brought so many awesome new people into my life.  Whether I've met you in person or not, I feel like I know so many of you and that I can truly call you guys friends.  Now, would I give up on a friend in real life just because things got too busy?  Well, I would certainly hope not!  So I'm back.  And I can't thank you all enough for sticking around while I came to my senses and realized that this little ol' blog needs the attention it deserves!!

So, even though I haven't been posting, I have still been taking pictures of all of my finds.  Old habits and all that.  So this morning I put the memory card in my computer not remembering what was on it.  Oh the good junk!! So I have lots to share and I apologize in advance to my Instagram peeps who have already seen the majority of this.  But seriously, who wouldn't mind seeing all this good stuff again?



The flea market has been really good to me this year in regards to vintage holiday stuff.  This $5 Halloween grab bag is an awesome example of that!



How sweet are the pixies?  Another buyer had them in her hands for a full excruciating minute before she decided that $4 for the pair was just too much.  I don't think they even touched the table before I paid for them!



Found the yellow mug I needed to complete my Glasbake Basketweave collection and and extra aqua one for Etsy.



Not only is this set so dang pretty, but the mugs are actually big enough to hold 10 ounces of coffee!



It's not often that I get to add new pieces of Pyrex to my collection.  The top 043 is a duplicate but the seller had them as a set so off to Etsy it goes too!



As we all know, there isn't a whole lot of vintage Thanksgiving out there in the sense of variety.  So when I find a cheap Relpo turkey, it comes home with me.  



This trio of turkeys (gaggle?) still have the Meier & Frank price tags on the bottom.  Meier & Frank was a former department store in our area that has been closed down for many years.  I love finding little pieces of local history.



Pulled these cuties out of a thrift store grab bag.  The rest got re-donated.



More sweet Gurley friends from the flea market.  I don't have very many Easter ones so I was pretty happy to add the chick and bunny!

And for those of you who don't follow along on Instagram....



I can't believe that this little lady is almost 9 months old!  She is wild and fits in perfect with her crazy mama, auntie, and cousin!

I'm gonna head over and link up with:

How Sweet The Sound for Pink Saturday
Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson for SYC Thursday
Knick of Time for Talk of the Town
Bella Rosa Antiques for Let's Talk Vintage

I promise I won't be away too long!  Have an awesome weekend, friends!!

~Erica

20 comments:

  1. Nice to see a post. I've thought about letting the blog go too, but worked hard to build it up and sometimes I like sharing in more detail than IG. Looking forward to see what junking brings in 2016!

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  2. I am visiting for the first time as one of the new co-hosts of Share Your Cup.

    I'm glad you didn't let the blog go - sometimes a break is all that is needed. I love reading blogs for the connections I make and for the memories so many posts evoke.

    All of your items are lovely, but your post evoked memories of my lovely Gammie. She lived in Portland and when we visited her, she always took us to Meier and Frank. Are you in Portland? The reason I ask is my sister texted me the other day about Yaws closing. That was another spot my grandmother always loved to take us.

    Thanks for Sharing Your Cup!

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  3. I can always tell when I have been away from my blog too long - I start getting emails and texts. Isn't it a nice feeling? We have family we haven't up the street that we haven't heard from in three years. But I get messages from people all over the country if there's flooding or I have gone missing. Makes me happy! You found some good junk, that's for sure! That baby sure makes me happy. And now that she's starting to walk - it's going to be fun, fun, fun!!

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  4. Do you have a link to your etsy store? I'd love to see what makes the cut. Great blog :)

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  5. Happy to see a new post. I think about letting my blog go, but I haven't! Always fun to see your finds! Happy New Year!
    warmly,
    deb

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  6. Welcome back! Your finds are perfectly retro and so much fun... thank you for sharing them with "Let's Talk Vintage!" this week! Your sweetie is just as precious, too. Enjoy your week, Jill

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  7. Love your mugs and black pyrex. The pixies and stockings are pretty special too! It's nice that you are back to blogging. It is hard to keep up with all the social media. I just joined Instagram and with all the other things I already do like Etsy, Pinterest, Facebook and my blog, the only one I give most of my time to is Etsy. It is my fun money after all....to buy more vintage for Etsy...to post on Pinterest and Instagram....and it goes on and on....

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  8. I am terrible about posting comments, but always check in to see if you had a new blog entry, thrilled you are back, I love seeing your finds and reading about your thrifting adventures!

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  9. So glad you are back! Love seeing you on IG, but never tire of seeing your vintage finds. Love the Pyrex! That little girl is such a cutie!! So glad to have you share with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  10. Happy to see you Erica, with great finds through the seasons. Glad you'll be staying around. What a cutie niece! :)

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  11. I think even though it might be a lot more infrequent that we all tend to our Blogs it's still wonderful at times to pop on over to each friends Blogs and see what might inspire us.. keep on blogging~

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  12. After reading your comments, I see that a lot of people are in the same boat over their blogs - I got back to mine too but it's not easy! Good luck!

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  13. I'm glad you aren't giving up your blog. I will admit I absolutely LOVE the immediacy of IG, there is something extra fun about seeing it on the big screen in the blogging world. Heck, even my husband uses my blog to search through the archives so that he can remember how to set up his ice rink each year or which pumpkins he carved the year before. Two thumbs up on all your amazing finds! Keep on blogging!

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  14. Glad to see you're back and you didn't give up your blog. I think we all have thought about giving up our blogs (me included) in lieu of easier social media platforms like Instagram. Loving your finds! :)

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  15. Happy New Year and so glad to see you BACK! AND you came with delightful vintage goodies - love those pixies and the cutie in the wagon.

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  16. I am happy you are back!! I do follow both of you on IG, but I like to read your posts also! Baby Norah is adorable!

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  17. Glad to see a post from you of your always fab junk and that adorable baby!

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  18. This is the first time I have commented, but I have been reading your blog. So glad you are continuing, as I enjoy reading it!

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  19. This is the first time I have commented, but I have been reading your blog. So glad you are continuing, as I enjoy reading it!

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