Well I’ve been getting quite a bit of retail therapy this past week. Lots of thrifting got done!
We visited Value Village and the Sally Ann. I found lots of Pyrex, and took some of it home with me. 🙂 I’ve been resisting buying Pyrex just cuz I don’t have it, and only buying what I really like. I have no room to store it as it is, and have to find different ways to use it. We also found a great pottery mug ($1.99), snapjar ($0.99), vintage needlework kit ($1.99), cards, and enameled pots. I’m not a big enamel collector, I think I only have one orange kettle, that I couldn’t resist cuz it’s orange. These pots, however, are adorable! I’m not sure if we’ll actually use them for cooking, so I’ll have to come up with a way to display them. Perhaps wire the lids on and then hang them on the wall?
I really like these bowls! ($5.99 for both) The pattern is hard to see on the clear bowls, but I like the subtlety. Another mug ($0.99) for my growing collection of Pyrex mugs!
I also found another creamer for my collection. The pattern is Harvest Home. ($1.99) Now I have 4 creamers, officially a collection. I also have the tea mugs in this pattern, and I wish they made other pieces in it. It’s on my short list of favorites.
The small brown dish was $1 at Sally Ann. Browns and oranges are my favorite, and must come homw with me always!
I also got a set of 4 saucers by Termo-Rey, made in Brazil, that have the Butterfly Gold pattern. They’re translucent, and were $1.99 for 4.
An English Pyrex round casserole was found at Value Village. ($3.99) This design is so bold and modern looking, but since it has JAJ on the bottom probably pre-1973 or so. I couldn’t find a reference site for English Pyrex and don’t have the reference book in my library. I really like it!
I saw some old clear pyrex with the pretty knobbed lids, but didn’t get it. Maybe next time I should and try my hand at re-selling Pyrex on Etsy or eBay.
Aren’t these pots so colourful?!? I couldn’t find any maker marks on either pot. The little one was found by my thrifter-in-training daughter ($4.99), and the pan was found in a dingy second-hand shop for $3. I was certainly hoping for treasure in that shop, but this pot was all they had. Dissappointing. The pots are in great condition, the colours very vibrant.
What treasures have you been finding? What are you always on the look out for?