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Sunday, February 7, 2016

No New Junk on Superbowl Sunday

Happy Sunday!

So the flea market is scheduled for this morning but I'm gonna skip it.  Gasp!  Yep, you heard me right.  The last few times that I've gone to the flea market on Superbowl Sunday, it has been pretty empty of vendors.  I mean, who has time to sell their junk when there is queso dip and wings to be made and consumed!  Maybe they should reschedule it for tomorrow.  Walking around the flea market is a good way to burn off calories and after today, I know I'm gonna need all the help I can get!


While junking over the holidays, I found an instant collection of printed gift tape.  I have a bunch of the metal plaid dispensers but didn't have any like these.


Hit the second day of an awesome sale in an amazing old 1940's house.  I only scored this tablecloth and two cowboy valentines for my collection.  But it was worth it just to see all of the awesome craftsmanship that went into building this home.


Pink Lustroware refrigerator dish and a sweet pink elephant squeak for Miss Nori.


Some fun shaker sets for a buck apiece from my last visit to the flea market.


Hazel Atlas aqua stripes are pretty hard to find so I always try to grab them when I can if they are priced reasonably.  The cowboy glass was a recent thrift store find.  They had it in the display cabinet so I think it is safe to say that the thrifts are catching on to more than just the Pyrex.  But it was only 2 bucks so at least it wasn't outrageously priced.


Found all these cuties in a grab bag at an out of town junk store.  I am on the hunt for a tree to hang all my mica birds from.  That way I can enjoy them year round!


This is the third Eyes 403 I have found in the wild.  Paid the unheard of price of $8.50 at an antique mall!  The Diamond bowl was a Christmas gift to me from me.  Sometimes those are the best gifts of all!


I have coveted the plastic bird clothespins ever since I found out they existed.  But have you seen the prices?  CRAZY!  Luckily, I found the four of these at the flea market for a buck.  


We originally bought this elephant bank for Norah, but Maddie decided she couldn't let it go.  I guess the hoarding tendency has officially been passed on.  And it's always nice to find a new jar of vintage sprinkles for my collection.  They can be pretty spendy and hard to find.  And the red cowboy boot mug? #madeforme.


The Alan Jay topknot girl is so sweet!  She is much larger than some of my other squeaks.  I found her along with the pink enamelware pan at the flea market.  The Pyrex baker is the first good piece of Pyrex I have found at the thrift in months.  And it wasn't priced as though it were made of 14k gold.


Over the holidays, I decided that I needed this Hazel Atlas punch bowl set.  I looked online and was pretty shocked to see that it goes for a pretty penny.  Then add shipping?  Wow.  Way out of my budget.  Well, my patience and self control paid off because I was able to find it in person at my favorite antique mall!  I paid for the set what I would have paid online for two of the mugs.  And no shipping!

Hope everyone has an awesome Sunday!

Linking up at How Sweet The Sound for Pink Saturday, Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson for SYC Thursday, and Bella Rosa Antiques for Let's Talk Vintage.

Until next time...

Erica


9 comments:

  1. You really do find the coolest stuff. I am a sucker for vintage valentines - and I love the ones with cowboys and Indians on them. Have fun today!

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  2. Such great finds from you! I want your flea market and thrifts! Anytime I find a vintage tablecloth I consider it a successful day. Yours is a beauty, love the fruit and colors. Good for Maddie catching your love of hunting and collecting, it's such darn fun and so rewarding. You are the Pyrex finding queen. Eeeek...love that HA punch set! You are so right about the shipping.

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  3. Man, I want to go to your flea markets. Around here they are just junk next to junk stacked on top of junk. And not even cool junk I could make something with, just the normal "I belong at the flea market" tacky type of junk. But hey, I hope you enjoy the game! Eat a few wings for me!

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  4. I love reading your post for at least 2 yrs. We have an 650 sq. ft.addition on our house and so far it's taken 28 mos.Tired of the constant mess. Anyway I was able to extend my kitchen out,not affecting the cabinets.My house is a Craftsman 1930's.I always wanted a Hoosier cabinet,didn't have room for one,but I DO in the new space, actually had a wall tailored made to fit it on.So what will I put on it?That's where Pyrex comes in.I saw a post about Pyrex,and since I already had 2 sets of Friendship since my 1971 wedding, so hard a good start. Just in the last 2 yrs. since I've been collecting I've noticed the thrifts have dwindled down to nothing, haven't had too much luck at yard sales either.I live in Eau Claire,WI. so not a lot of flea markets around here.So I do envy the items you get.I have 6 bowl sets I'm trying to finish. I also have been collecting vintage metal cake takers and bread boxes.They look nice stacked atop my Hoosier. I will collect canister sets,but, so far haven't found any in my budget. Keep up your post,I enjoy them.

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  5. I love reading your post for at least 2 yrs. We have an 650 sq. ft.addition on our house and so far it's taken 28 mos.Tired of the constant mess. Anyway I was able to extend my kitchen out,not affecting the cabinets.My house is a Craftsman 1930's.I always wanted a Hoosier cabinet,didn't have room for one,but I DO in the new space, actually had a wall tailored made to fit it on.So what will I put on it?That's where Pyrex comes in.I saw a post about Pyrex,and since I already had 2 sets of Friendship since my 1971 wedding, so hard a good start. Just in the last 2 yrs. since I've been collecting I've noticed the thrifts have dwindled down to nothing, haven't had too much luck at yard sales either.I live in Eau Claire,WI. so not a lot of flea markets around here.So I do envy the items you get.I have 6 bowl sets I'm trying to finish. I also have been collecting vintage metal cake takers and bread boxes.They look nice stacked atop my Hoosier. I will collect canister sets,but, so far haven't found any in my budget. Keep up your post,I enjoy them.

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  6. So much good stuff! I'd love to find that pink lustroware fridgie. I have one of the small ones. And the Hazel Atlas stripes and eggnog set are just the best! Love the little bird clothes pins. So cute. And those diamonds and eyes bowls - what a steal!

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  7. I love reading all of your posts! I found your blog just over a year ago, I believe, when I first started this crazy Pyrex binge! I recently opened an online vintage glassware store, RetroReclaimations.com, and am working on my first newsletter. As I write I realize all of my knowledge about Pyrex has been acquired reading a handful of blogs, yours included, and would like to link back to you. I am unsure of the etiquette involved and am reaching out to the writers of my favorite blogs to ask for pointers or suggestions. Any info you can give me will be nothing short of helpful and most appreciated!
    -Jen

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  8. I love reading all of your posts! I found your blog just over a year ago, I believe, when I first started this crazy Pyrex binge! I recently opened an online vintage glassware store, RetroReclaimations.com, and am working on my first newsletter. As I write I realize all of my knowledge about Pyrex has been acquired reading a handful of blogs, yours included, and would like to link back to you. I am unsure of the etiquette involved and am reaching out to the writers of my favorite blogs to ask for pointers or suggestions. Any info you can give me will be nothing short of helpful and most appreciated!
    -Jen

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