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Saturday, March 2, 2013

Lots to Share!

It was a very busy week for me last week in regards to treasure finding.  I got some great stuff that will take me a few separate posts to share with all of you but you won't find me complaining!  I haven't left a thrift store empty handed the last several times I've gone and I went to my first great estate sale of the season on Friday. Plus, the flea market is tomorrow morning and if this weeks market is anything like last weeks, I will have even more to show all of you.

This is a quilt that I found at Goodwill.  I am by no means any kind of expert when it comes to quilting but this looks handmade to me.  It is in excellent condition and the square patterns and colors are perfectly shabby for my bedroom.  I wish I could get a better picture for you but it's too big to get all in one frame.

I have been on the hunt for the Betty Crocker Cooky Carnival cookbook ever since seeing it on Erica's blog over at Golden Egg Vintage.  I finally found my own at the anniversary sale at one of the local antique malls.

I also picked up some Swanky Swigs.  It has been a really long time since I have found any.  I only allow myself to have 2 of each otherwise it could become a problem!
Maddie always like to check out the party supply area at the thrift stores.  She found a bag full of these old noisemakers.
These cute little Kazoo's were in the bag too.  Not really sure what I am going to do with them.
We also found a bag of these child size plastic clothespins.  I bet we can get pretty crafty with these.
It is pretty rare to find old pitchers in the thrift stores and even more rare to find them without the ice lips being chipped!  Sister has the larger version of this pitcher so she may also end up with this one after I foster it for a while. I found the Fire King swirl bowl at the same Goodwill but since I already have 2 in this size, this one will be finding it's way to Sister in Astoria.  I've started her on a new collection! 
So I bought the bowl for $1.99.  A couple of weeks before I found this bowl, I was at SVDP and they had this same bowl and the next size smaller in the display case marked $64.99 for the set!  I got so angry about the price gouging that I actually told the person behind the counter that they would NEVER sell these bowls at that price. She proceeded to tell me that I was wrong and that these bowls were "highly collectible". I told her that she could put that price on the Jadeite version and maybe get away with it but not the plain white ones.  She asked me what I thought she should price them at and I told her $24.99 for both and to put a color tag on them that would eventually discount.  The tag that was currently on them is a color that is reserved for "collectibles" and never discounts.  She looked at me like I told her she should just give them away for free and said "Oh no, I could never mark them for that"."  Needless to say, after 3 weeks, they are still there. This is the same SVDP that has blatantly fake Coach bags in the display case. Um sorry but the coach signature logo is a C, not an O.  Ever heard of an Oach bag?  Didn't think so.
But I digress!
This is the first state souvenir glass that I have ever found in a thrift store.  It is for Saratoga Springs, NY and is marked Hazel Atlas.
I picked up this Friendship 1 1/2 quart casserole at the SVDP closest to my house.  I am really starting to find more and more at this particular store.  I used to not find anything and almost always left empty handed. This is also the same store that gave me a discount when I didn't even ask!
Two days later, I found the Gooseberry 2 1/2 quart casserole with lid at the same store.  It must have been my week! I have been coveting this particular dish ever since I saw it in a local antique mall where they were asking $50!  I had even been scouring eBay for it and almost bit the bullet a few times.  Patience pays off, blog friends! 
Kind of a quiet Saturday night here.  Maybe I should bed down early and get ready for the flea market tomorrow?  Wish me luck!
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Until Next Time!!


  1. Hi -I came over from the comment left on my vintage finds post. So glad I did. I have enjoyed reading down your blog - all the goodies you two have scored is unbelievable. I have never really looked that closely at Pyrex. I am now in love with that pale blue.

  2. Hi Erica, I must say you did have a grand week finding some amazing bargains. I agree with you that the bowls were way overpriced. Live and learn.I guess I am out of the loop because I don't know what swanky swigs are. HA!

    Happy pink Saturday.

  3. It is encouraging to know that we are almost getting into estate sale and yard sale season. I love your finds, but especially the Hazel Atlas. I have some HA coffee cups but keep looking for more items in that line.

  4. Great finds. It's been wonderful picking here. Found more yesterday, but posted the rest of what I found last week. So much and even some Pyrex.

  5. You sure do live in a great thrifting area, Erica! You always find great stuff!,

    I have the same little red Swanky Swig!

  6. Lucky, Lucky girl!!! Nice job gathering!!


  7. Great finds, the quilt is a wonderful...and of course I love your pyrex finds!

  8. Congrats on the gooseberry! Patience does pay off!

    We have one thrift store in town that NEVER has vintage items for any price.
    someone is in the know and I'm told they keep it all in a back room. Hee-hee- sounds like boot legging! So, I just never go there. If there's no hope of finding a treasure- why go? ♥

  9. LOVE your comment about the Oach bag, LOL!!!
    I never cease to be amazed at your numerous finds...I think the shops around here employ professional pickers so that the good stuff never makes it to the shelves. --Fran :)

  10. You had a great week from all the goodies you brought home.

  11. Great finds. Are those gazelle's on that pitcher? $50 for the Gooseberry? I love it, but not that much.. so lucky to find it at the thrift! That would indeed frustrate me about the bowls, but I guess they will sit there forevs.

  12. What amazing finds!!! Absolutely love the quilt and the three bowls are simply fantastic! I'd love to go shopping in this thrift store:)

  13. I just found your blog today, and I love it!
    Just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for a Liebster Award. Please see my post today: http://live-love-scrap.blogspot.com/2013/03/liebster-award.html


  14. Awesome score with that quilt!

  15. Those are some seriously cool finds!!! You've been busy. :)

  16. Every time I go to my (increasingly terrible!) thrift store and look at their housewares, I think of your finds! I sure don't see any good Pyrex (or swigs!) here - eagerly awaiting the estate sale season!

  17. I love all of the finds, wonderful scores!

  18. Erica, I just love seeing what you find each week! I have a set of the pink Pyrex bowls. Love, love them! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  19. You found some amazing thrifted treasures! I love quilts and try to "save" them whenever I see them at thrift stores. that one looks handmade for sure. Thank you for sharing at TTF.