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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Last Week's Thrifty Finds

Hey Everyone!

Hope your all are doing well and staying healthy.  The cold bug has hit our house hard.  Poor Maddie is on her second bout of it.  This comes after she had the stomach flu two weeks ago.  Brian and Alex have both had it too.  It is just horrible.  For whatever reason, I have managed to avoid it even though I am the one taking care of everyone!  Fingers crossed, I will stay healthy.  I don't need to tell you how badly my house falls apart when I am sick. 

Although I didn't find too much at the thrifts last week, what I did find was definitely enough to make me happy.

I found these two mugs at SVDP.  There were two of the Fire King Strawberry Shortcakes but one was horribly dishwashered and faded out.  It was so sad to leave it behind.  I normally bypass anything made by Glasbake but this owl mug really needed to come home with me.  The saying is very true in my household.

Of course this orphan pixie shaker had to come home with me too.  So sad that he lost his partner!

Did you know that Maddie collects these little furry figurines?  One of these days I have got to get that girl to sit down and write her own post!  She has some great collections to share.  These little kitties are the first ones that I have ever found at a thrift store.

I bought this 1954 Crisco cookbook for the cute graphics on the cover and throughout.  But once I sat down and looked through it, I noticed that there are some really good recipes in it that I can't wait to try.  Brian and I both come from southern families so Crisco is definitely a staple in our pantry.  The Rogers Selected Recipes cookbook is one of my Valentines Day gifts from Sister.  Our last name is Rogers so it obviously fits in our kitchen quite well.

Swans aren't something that I normally gravitate toward but these were pink so they caught my eye.  They are marked Lenox and the little research that I did shows that they are older and sell for about 25 times what I paid for them.

I love love love these little Atlantic City souvenir shakers!  They still have the original Made in Japan stickers on them and they are turquoise!  See why I had to have them?

I am so desperate for Pyrex that I paid a little more for this than I normally would at SVDP.  I just couldn't stand to leave it behind.  Besides, if I didn't buy it, someone else would have and that would have drove me crazy!

But paying a little more for the Butterprint didn't make me feel so bad once I found this turquoise 502 refrigerator dish at the Goodwill next door for 99 cents!  It all balanced out.

So far, there has been no thrifting this week.  Being home with a sick kid can really throw your life out of whack! 

I'm gonna link up over at:

It's A Very Cherry World for Rednesday
A Living Space for The Nifty Thrifty
From My Front Porch To Yours for Treasure Hunt Thursday
Sir Thrift-A-Lot for Thriftasaurus

See you all there!



  1. This made me remember that I used to have furry little ornaments too - but, they weren't kept.. so sad...

    Get well soon, Maddie!

  2. As usual, you have found some awesome stuff. I'm going to fly out and shop with you some day. :) I love the swans.

  3. Oh How I love the solid turquoise Fridgies! Sorry to hear everyone has the Plague! Its currently running rapid in our "Grease Cast" and all the T-Birds and Pink Ladies have taken turns with the flu this week. Stay healthy!

  4. Totally jellies of your finds.

    I found a SS mug once, dishwashered! SO ANGRY!

  5. Awesome finds with the Pyrex! I also love the cookbooks! Crisco has made some incredibly cute ones hehehe

  6. Great scores! I love that turquoise fridgie! Yes, I think we need a list of what Maddie collects. I was trying to remember what things she likes when I was making her swap box.
    I have that SSC mug. One of these days I'll have to do a post on my SSC collection. I got waaaay out of control with that one! LOL
    Erica :)

  7. Nice finds! I had a pair of those pixie guys salt & pepper shakers, long gone I'm afraid. Wonderful Pyrex and love those graphics on the Crisco book!

  8. I keep waiting for swans to make a big comeback, but I've been waiting a long time! I do that cost-balancing, too, when I feel like I might have overspent a bit!

  9. Nothing more fun than thrifting...my major past time. :)
    So glad you found these treasures.

  10. Oh my goodness, the Pyrex is awesome!!!! Worth what you paid for the first, and definitely offset by the cost of the second. Now please, all of your house be well!

    Hugs ~ Mary

  11. Gotta say I L.O.V.E. that little pixie! I'd have bought that in a second. And like you, I'm a sucker for old cookbooks. You found some great items. I'm your newest follower and can't wait to read more. Hope you can stop by Cottage and Creek and say 'hi'.

  12. Erica,
    You really got some treasures! So that is a Pyrex 502 bowl? I have to get a top for the wonderful sunny yellow one that Hannah sent me in the swap! :) Sandy

  13. Hope everyone in your household gets well very soon and that you can avoid it all!
    Love your finds, specially the Pyrex of course!!

  14. I will not pick a favorite item because that is wrong! It is all wonderful!
    The Joyful Thrifter