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Sunday, February 17, 2013

This Sister Is Saving The Day!

Sister has been planning on blogging for the last few days but she is knee deep in a project involving the removal and replacement of flooring due to an unfortunate bladder control problem of one of her furry friends (Hope of the Ghetto, aka Satan).  So here I am to save the day and show you what I was able to find at the thrifts last week.
Among the millions of other things that I like to collect are Royal China Jeannette pie plates.  I found this one at Goodwill and it is actually a cake plate.  It is the first cake plate for me and already tucked away with the rest of my 4th of July decorations.
When I saw the Pyrex Red Leaf bread plate I was convinced that I was going to find more in all the millions of stacks of dishes at Goodwill but I was wrong.  That's alright, though.  One is definitely better than none!  I liked the Bicentennial mug because I am a Bicentennial Baby (my birth certificate says so!).
This Metlox planter is HUGE! 
If you know anything about me, you know I love donkey's so I obviously couldn't leave this behind.  Both the Metlox and the donkey were in the display case at SVDP and priced pretty high.  The nice guy working behind the counter told me that since they just came out of rotation, he would give them to me for 50% off.  I didn't even have to ask!
It must have been my day for pottery.  I picked up this USA Pottery pitcher at the Goodwill down the way from SVDP.
I found this Melmac serving bowl in the planter section at Goodwill with a dusty old spikey flower frog attached to the middle with silicone.  I was able to save the bowl but not the flower frog which was a bummer because I collect those too!  I had a few minutes before I was meeting Brian for lunch so I ran into Value Village even though I never, ever find anything there.  Well lucky for me, I found this Made in Japan Santa mug.  Evidently, they keep a small display of Christmas decor out year round.  This brings the grand total to things I have found at Value Village to 2, the other being the Pyrex 402 bowl from the Blue Americana set.  I just don't have the luck that some of you other bloggers have.
Did you all see these pretty 471's?  I posted about them over at the Pyrex Collective 2.  Head over there and check out the gorgeous stack photos!
I was up bright and early for the flea market this morning and found some great stuff.  Stay tuned!
Heading over to my usual parties:
How Sweet The Sound for Pink Saturday
The Thrifty Groove for Thrifty Things Friday
Sir Thrift-A-Lot for Thriftasaurus
Have A Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson for Share Your Cup Thursday
From My Front Porch To Yours for Treasure Hunt Thursday
A Living Space for The Nifty Thrifty
See you there!


  1. Can't wait to see your flea market finds. Sister Hannah's dog sounds kind of scary, what with the pee and knocking her over.

  2. My parents owned a restaurant when I was a kid and their dinnerware was the Pyrex Red Leaf. They used them at home later. Now that I am so into Pyrex, it makes me sick to think that I could have had an entire set with all the pieces! Great finds.

  3. Glad you got up and at em at the flea...whatchaget?
    Love the shape and color of that Metlox planter

  4. fab finds! Love the turquoise planter!

    So cute!
    The Joyful Thrifter

  5. I love your little donkey!!! And how sweet of you to step in for your sister! Love all your treasures!

  6. Love thee pink pitcher and the Pyrex, of course!

  7. So many things to OoOoOo and ahhhhhhh over! That red leaf pattern is my mothers favorite, and it makes me happy to know there is a regualr round dinner plate... im going to have to track down a few of those for her Christmas! Melmac, Metlox, wow Sister you really cleaned up!

  8. Erica,
    you did so good! I have never heard of Jeanette pie plates but I love the cake plate you found! I am all lady ga-ga for anything cherry themed and this has it. You'll be seeing lots of cherries when I decorate my downstairs kitchen. I've never seen a Pyrex leaf plate either. Love the last two Pyrex! I have a smaller one in the aqua. So cute together! I went to the D.I. today with a friend. Only thing I found was a bright orange Pyrex same shape as your two. No lid, but I thought it would be awfully fun for Halloween. Thinking ahead, lol! Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.

  9. I looove the Red Leaf plate. I once found a gigantic stack of them at the thrift store, but every single one of them was too faded to come home with me.

    I like Bicentennial stuff... even being Canadian. In the book "Thrift Core", Al Hoff has a pic of the hottest Bicentennial shorts!

  10. Great planters! I love that you got the discount without even asking. You must have some good thrift Karma saved up!

  11. So much cute vintage to behold! Love all of the finds.

  12. Great thrift finds! I love the Pyrex and the pie plate! thank you for sharing at TTF.