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Saturday, April 13, 2013

My Thrifting Fix

Good Morning Blog Friends!  I finally have a little time between procrastinating my teaching license renewal to share the rest of my finds from spring break and what I bought at Plucky Maidens.  It is a sad time around here because I've been so busy that I haven't been thrifting in over a week.  Thank goodness I have photos of the good times when there was no work and I could thrift to my heart's content.  7 more weeks and this may be the case again.

Weird, a bird frenzy again.  I picked up this sweet pencil box at my Goodwill on the way out of town and I am in love with it.  A lone pheasant salt shaker of course, and two owls.  The owl in the middle is a made in Japan planter and the other owl is a figurine that looks a lot like my Shawnee owl shakers.  It's unmarked, does anyone know his maker?
Sister picked up the 2 shot glasses in the front to add to my collection.  I picked up the Hawaii and Mississippi souvenir glasses for her when I headed up I-5 on my way home.  I should have done a close up on the coffee cups that I gifted my in laws.  One says, "I rule the roost," and the other says, "I rule the rooster."  They got a good laugh out of them when I gifted them over the weekend.
 I picked up this container without it's lid at Plucky Maidens and now it holds my wooden spoons on my kitchen counter.  This hand painted cake cover was too sweet to leave behind.  I have the perfect Pyrex plate to sit it on and it has the right Scandinavian touch to fit in happily in my kitchen.  Plus, there is a deer on it!
 My most favorite buy from Plucky Maidens.
The green pitcher I purchased over a year ago and I haven't seen anything like it until now.  This little amber pitcher is tiny, you could probably use it as a creamer.  Right now they are both sitting in my living room to my husband's dismay.
 Now for a story of firsts.  Erica and I have never been to the Goodwill bins together.  I've walked in and out of them a couple times, but have never been brave enough to dig.  Well, obviously all this withholding from thrifting caught up with me because on our drive down I-5 from Plucky Maidens we made a stop in Salem and I couldn't help myself.  I saw a pop of color and I just jumped right in.
The vintage linens are definitely a new love that my Sister turned me on to.  I think I paid a whopping $5 for these.  I have a lot of sewing dreams for the summer and am hoping to make some beautiful things with them.  They also look pretty stacked on my cedar chest in the bedroom.
I'm pretty sure you are all aware that I have the best Sister.  While I was rummaging like an animal through the stinky bins of goodness, Maddie and Sister decided to take a safer route and see if there were any albums that needed to come home with me.  The first album she picked up was the Unbearable Bears.  I would be really surprised if any of you knew this children's album, but it was my favorite when I was little and my tape was lost at some point or more likely was worn out becuase I listened to it so much.  Well, Sister saved the day and this is the first album she picked up.  Maddie didn't get it and I think really wanted her embarrassing Mom and Aunt to stop as we sang Teddy Bear Picnic word for word in the car.  We loved it and now I have this special memory that takes me back to my childhood.  I told you I had the best Sister.
No post is complete without a little Pyrex.  I paid $1.99 for the green pan and $3.50 for the woodland 441 at an antique mall.  I'm up to 12 different 441 patterns but still have so many more I want!  I also picked up the friendship lid at the antique mall to complement my lonely red casserole.
I know, I know, long post.  But before I left I told Sister I was looking for more Autumn harvest canisters (she found me one forever ago.)  I told her to keep her eyes peeled.  I decided to take a long detour on my drive home and I hit the Goodwill in Forest Grove.  I knew I was gonna get lucky when Thrift Shop started playing on the radio.  I paid a little more than I should have for these, but I couldn't turn them down, especially since orange is my favorite color.

I hope you enjoyed some of my favorite Plucky and spring break finds.  I swear I have the best days when I get to thrift with my best friend and awesome niece.

I'm linking up at:
Thrifty Things Friday, Pink Saturday, and Share your Cup Thursday

Until Next Time


  1. Lovely finds!! I especially like the cute cake cover. Have a great weekend.

  2. Often I find my thrifting weeks have "themes". Last week I found ET everywhere.. always find stuff in groups at different thrifts & I won't find another one for the longest time. This past weeks theme: elusive clear Pyrex lids. 3 of 'em.

    I'm really fond of the Friendship dish & lucky enough to score all those Pyrex canisters. It's always great to spoil yourself.

  3. Wow, such a huge haul of canisters!

  4. I think I have a pillowcase to match that sheet you used as a back drop for your pics! I already cut mine up for a project. ♥

  5. I have that Friendship lid and cannot find the casserole for it to save my life! It looks nice. I remember getting those pencil boxes each year in the 70's.

  6. I find a lot of items to resell. It gets to be fun some times when I find a piece of Pyrex, list it, and a week or two later find the same Pyrex pattern in a different size. I clean them up quickly and edit my listings to include the new item. This week I found an orange wheat Pyrex piece. I will be listing it soon. Our personal collection is Horizons. We live in a small apartment so collecting things is basically for resale due to storage, but Pyrex has become one of my best finds. Lately my findings have been so abundant that my posts are getting longer also. Can't wait to see what you find this summer. Have a wonderful week.

  7. I sometimes forget about Goodwill ... but yes, it can be a treasure hunter's dream. I need to check it out again!

  8. I have a Ziggy pencil box somewhere - love yours. Cute little pitcher - nice that it matches your big one. Nice graphics on the cake cover too! :)

  9. I always want a cake carrier when I see pictures and yours is no exception!

  10. You two sisters sure know how to find treasures! Love that you are looking out for each other. Me and my sis do that too. The owl pitchers are so fun. I think we had a common experience this week. I found a teapot that matched a creamer that I've had for two years. Well, kindof matched. They both have a lid with a tea party scene on it. Love all of your goodies! Thanks for sharing them with Share Your Cup.