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Wednesday, March 9, 2016


This is a hard time of year for me as a junker.  It's still a little too early for estate sales and the flea market has been really blah because of the aforementioned lack of sales.  There just isn't a lot of good junk to go around right now.  I am chomping at the bit for a good haul!  So until the sun comes out and the weather warms up and people get motivated to sell grandma's good stuff, I am forced to work a little harder to find the things I covet.  Challenge accepted!!

I found the pink Miss Cutie Pie tea pot from Goodwill!  It's in perfect condition.  This is the third piece of Miss Cutie Pie I have thrifted.  I'd love to find a yellow piece.  The blue cream and sugar set came from an online trade for a pink Pyrex 401.  I'd say that's a good trade!  The creamer is a duplicate for me but I figure it's a good idea to have backups in this stuff.  It's getting pretty hard to find!

Do you guys remember Hanna?  You know, the other half of Pyrex Thrifter Sisters?  Well even though she is SUPER busy with my crazy, nearly 11 month old niece, she still finds time to find me the best Christmas gifts ever.  She started the Hazel Atlas musical pig and pink elephant collections for me so I always look forward to see what she is going to add to them.

A while back, I bought these two old drawers from the flea market.  I lined them with some Farm Chicks found vintage wallpaper and turned them into my new tiny pottery shelf.  Pretty cute, huh?

I found both pairs of these bluebird shakers from the same seller who gave me what he called a "bulk deal".  Discounts always work for me!

I think it may be time to find another shelf...

Found these awesome flamingo glasses from my favorite out of town antique mall.

And I'll leave you with an updated look to my tablecloth collection.  I think it may be time to either A) purge some or B) find a new shelf.  Which one do you think I'll choose?

Hope everybody is finding some good junk!

Until next time...


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...


Friday, January 22, 2016

Christmas in January!

It's been a super crazy busy January at my house.  I still haven't been on too many junking adventures but hopefully that changes soon.  I'm chomping at the bit for a good haul!  Luckily, the few things I have brought home are just enough to put a smile on my face and hold me over until next time...

Between the flea market, antique malls, and Plucky Maidens, I added a few new things to my vintage Christmas collection over the last couple of months.

You can never have enough Holt Howard mini mugs.  The plastic Santa boots are a new collection I just started this last Christmas.

More Santa's to add to my huge collection!

Alway fun to find a new to me ornament hanger box.  

And how perfectly kitschy is this Santa and reindeer?

This Christmas cowboy wrapping paper was made for me!

There wasn't a whole lot of good vintage Christmas to be found at the thrifts this year.  

But the small amount I found makes me happy!

Hope you all have a great weekend!


Friday, January 15, 2016

Just Some More Good Junk...

How has everybody been doing in their hunts for junk?  I seem to have no problem finding good things but I definitely feel like I have to hunt a little harder.  Estate sales are pretty quiet this time of year and the thrifts only pay out in 1 out of about 20 visits.  So this is the time of year where I tend to hit the antique malls a little more but even the ones in my area have had some really slow turnover, which is discouraging.  But I will continue with my quest for junk!  Nobody has ever called me a quitter :-)

I found a few things at the flea market the other day and picked up a couple of things on an out of town trip yesterday but the weather here has been so dreary!  So I haven't been able to take pictures yet so I'll just have to entertain you with some junk from pickings past...

I picked up the two Holt Howard pieces as well as the Christmas Card List file box at the flea market.  They are all duplicates for me but the prices were dirt cheap so I couldn't pass them up.  

I love vintage glassware so much!  One of my favorite parts about it is deciding which glass to use!

I bought this trio of juice glasses thinking I had the matching carafe.  Nope.  Guess I'm on the hunt for it now!

Maddie and I went a little crazy at Magpie Ethel's booth at Plucky Maidens!

Look at the size of that Jadeite platter!  I'm not sure if it's actually old or not but who the heck cares?!  The Fire King handled bowls were 10 bucks.  FOR BOTH!!!  Do your research sellers.  Or actually, don't.  Works out better for me that way :-)

More Plucky Maidens cuteness!  I bought the Santa matches from Magpie Ethel and for the life of me can't figure out why she didn't keep them!

That's all for now.  I'm off to find something to do outside of the house.  What I hope is the last day of our bedroom remodel (new flooring, paint, etc.) is going on and the noise is driving me batty!

Have an awesome weekend!


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!!


Thursday, October 29, 2015

Lots of Good Junk Lately!

I've been on a junk high these past few weeks.  With the local flea markets in full swing, some trips to some new to me antique shops, as well as a trip up to Junk Bonanza, I've been finding some good quality junk!  Hopefully all these treasures can hold me over for a while because during the fast approaching holidays, things tend to get a little crazy for me and I can't hunt as much as I'd like to.

I can't believe I forgot to show this to you in my last post.  It was my favorite flea market find of the weekend!  This is the most awesome sign and I can't wait to hang it in my kitchen!

Vintage king sheets in bright and happy colors always find their way to my house!

I have a serious blanket addiction.  Especially when they are pink and perfect.

If I was an expert on quilts (which I most definitely am not), I would have to say that this beauty was created then never used.  It is in MINT condition.  

I couldn't resist the beauty either.

Especially when I saw the backing!

I told you I had a blanket addiction!  Ignore the weird glare on the edge.

Some sweet unused activity books with the cutest graphics ever.

Two fun Alan Jay squeaks that I am going to hang up somewhere.

I have some of these Lustroware refrigerator containers in red and yellow and was super happy to find some in pink!

Who can resist a squeaky frog wearing a cowboy hat?  Not me!

I picked these sweet celluloid toys up in the hopes that my lead paint paranoid sister would let Miss Norah play with them.  No dice.

I totally broke Hanna's rule of not buying any Hazel Atlas pink elephants because she likes to get them for me.  But when you find them for $3, you HAVE to buy them!  Sorry, sister.

LOVE old kitchen jars!  I can always find a use for them.

I have a couple of the star glasses in the smaller Swanky Swig size so I was happy to find a larger one.  It goes perfect with the souvenir Washington glass I found the same day.

The sweetest lady ever who I follow on Instagram gave me these Dixie Cups in the original box at Junk Bonanza.  Thank you so much Kristin from Fresh Baked Vintage!

And now, for possibly my favorite find of the year...

Welcome Home Pyrex Diamonds!  I've been coveting you forever and finally found you at a price I could afford.  Eeeeeeeeeek!!! I'm so excited!

Headed to Astoria this weekend to visit my crazy little niece Norah.  I can't wait!  She is growing so fast and has got the funniest personality.  If you don't believe me, just follow Hanna and I on Instagram.  She has taken over our feeds :-)

Heading over to link up with Jann for SYC Thursday, From My Front Porch to Yours for Treasure Hunt Thursday, and Bella Rosa Antiques for Let's Talk Vintage.

Until next time...