Sunday, May 19, 2013

The Goods

I noticed that I don't do as many thrift finds posts as I used to, I just don't see things that I really want and at the height of the Pyrex craze, I was buying just about every piece of Pyrex that I saw, but now I have more than enough and am even trying to unload a few pieces, I just don't have the space for it and how much can I really use?  I'm sure that will put off a few of you that are still hard core collectors, but, this could very well happen to you, but, with that said, I still will pick up something that I really like and that is a special piece.   I was away this week and Saturday was the first real yard sale day for me, I went around town to just about every one, most had junk but I was lucky at a couple, real lucky, I think!!  I'll start with the yard sales and see what you think...




I have been pinning these cake carriers on Pinterest and wanting one so bad.  I can't believe my luck - to find this at a yard sale - just what I wanted.  I paid $5, I would have paid more, I wanted one so much!   Love it!!


I don't really know what these tin cans are, they have nursery rhymes all over them, they're so cute  - also at the yard sale.


This little plastic manger scene was in the original box, 29 cents was the original price.


You know I like buttons and old buttons on cards, what luck!!  Look at the sweet little baby ones.. I found all those items at the same sale, it was a good day!!    I know I found some neat stuff but that might be it for the whole summer, I'm never very hopeful!


These weren't marked, I asked the lady how much, she took a quick look - $1 - sold to me!!  I have quite a stash of shiny brites now but you can't pass them up when you see them for that price.  There are a few in the box that aren't so old but the majority are and I think what took my eye were the tiny ones, I haven't seen any like that.


Another sale - another $1 purchase - I bought these for SMASHing


I know anybody that loves blow molds is going to love this one!!  $2.  I almost didn't get out of the car, I don't like going to sales where there are people sitting around staring at you in lawn chairs, but, it's a good thing I did -because now I own Santa and his reindeer!   They had two more too - I left them there as I already have a Santa and snowman.  This is going to look so cute on the roof of the shed!


This little guy and the rest of the items I bought when I was at Carla's last week,  he's made in Japan, the Giftcraft sticker is still on him.  I didn't notice there's a little chip on the back, but nobody is going to see that where I'm going to place him - and after all, he was only $1.


I didn't notice the flaw on this little guy either - somebody has already used glue on him, but once again, nobody will notice, another made in Japan cutie, with the Giftcraft sticker still attached.


I remember these.....


I'm always interested in the old catalogues, just wish I could find a Christmas one.


Some of these came from yard sales, some from a thrift store - I really hit the jackpot - there's some great old ones there.  I found some Eloise Wilkin books which I already have, but I can't leave them behind, they're good for sharing.


I am on a dry spell for Vera scarves so I was really happy to find one - an old one and a ladybug - even better!


This is one of those Pyrex items that I meant I would buy if it was special - of course, turquoise is, and it's a 404 - it cost me $3.  Another lady had it in her hands, she put it down, I swooped in!!  


I had a great week with some special finds - I also found some scarves for resale, an old Monopoly game for SMASHing - wouldn't it be nice if all outings were so great!!


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23 comments:

  1. LOVE your thrifty finds this week! I'm not buying much Pyrex either, I have so many pieces I love and use and so unless it's really special, I will leave it for someone else. Your buttons, books and old catalog will be great for smashing. The cake carrier and old tins are wonderful. I bet those tins had lids and were nested at one time. So happy you joined Diann and I at TTF this week!

    hugs,
    Linda

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  2. Oh wow Jill! That's some pretty amazing finds!!!! Love the cake carrier and the Pyrex!

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  3. Seriously?! $3 for your turquoise bowl and $1 for all those ornaments, that's awesome! Deals of the year!
    Oh, and the cake carrier is beautiful! I'm glad you finally found what you were looking for.

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  4. i'm at the same place with my sale going, i have so much stuff and don't really have room for more! i'm picking up way less than in the past. you found some great stuff though! that is a beautiful cake carrier! and lucky you on those ornaments!

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  5. Great carrier - so pretty!

    Yeah, I need every piece of Pyrex I find, but I am running out of room, too. I only have a small apartment! I've been buying crap & blogging about it for 4 years! That Turquoise is awesome find! Glad that lady put it down.

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  6. GAH!!! I LOVE all your finds! You have certainly broken the drought!

    I LOVE that carrier - orange and floral - couldn't be better!! And the nursery tins.. We had something similar as kids.. Just little tins for nothing in particular.

    LOVE all your scores!!!

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  7. Your cake carrier is gorgeous! What a deal.

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  8. Those Tins are fab, I'd use them to store Pencil Crayons and felts. And with a cake carrier like that I'd totally have the pressure on to bake a yummy cake..no boring white sponge would do!

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  9. Gosh, love all the wonderful treasures you found this week. I love cake carriers, too. I have a few sitting on top of my fridge.

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  10. UNBELIEVABLE!!! Any one of those 'fun finds' would have been a good weekend, you got multiple really good things! Shiny Brites for a dollar! GOOD GRIEF! Way to go!

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  11. Jill you sure had a successful weekend of yard saleing! I remember those rolls of the plaid Scotch tape. So fancy eh? What a great deal for the Christmas ornaments! I have boxes of them that were my mother-in-laws that I use on our tree every year. Love them! The cake carrier is beautiful. I don't know where you keep all your goodies. I just don't have the room. :) Have a great week. Pam

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  12. What lovely finds -- the cake carrier in particular, but also the turquoise Pyrex. Oh, and the ornaments!

    I too have pretty much stopped picking up Pyrex unless it seems really special. Our neighbourhood is having a street sale in a couple of weeks, and I plan to off-load quite a lot then.

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  13. Cute stuff. I love the cake carrier and all the buttons! :)

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  14. I see many items that I would have purchase especially the wonderful books! What a thrift weekend you had!

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  15. You always have such good luck - I'd love to go garage saling with you someday!

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  16. Love your finds!

    The Pyrex bowl is always a must, specialy at $3!

    I must admit that I'm kinda jealous of your amazing blowmold; you know that I'm a blowmold addict...LOVE!

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  17. The $3 aqua 404 is an amazing steal!! Now you just need to find the three other bowls:-)

    Every time I see a blow mold, I think of you. We are definitely a little bit addicted to them, wouldn't you say?

    Erica

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  18. Wow-- great stuff! Would love to peek in those catalogs!

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  19. Love the cake carrier! Also, the tape dispensor. Love the graphics on the backing! I'm with you on not needing all of the Pyrex. I try to be selective now and have sold alot. I've tried to pick a few favorite patterns and then look for unique pieces I love.

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  20. Those are amazing finds!!! I cannot pass up aqua pyrex. What a great bowl.

    I believe those nursery rhyme cans are part of a set of stacking toys. Great find!!

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  21. I love it all! You really did hit the jackpot this weekend! Awesome, amazing finds! :)

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  22. WOW...you sure did ROCK the finds this week! The Tin Cake Carrier is AWESOME...over the top FAB!!!!! hugs and congrats on your find...you deserved it! YAY!!!! hugs...tfs!

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  23. I have NEVER found a box of shiny brites! Someone else must beat me to them! I don't like sales where they just sit and stare at you either! Ha-ha! Or the ones where they follow you around and say, "That's a lamp. Blah, blah, blah." :)

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