Sunday, January 29, 2012

Just Some Pyrex

Spring Blossom 475-B - paid $5.75

Autumn Harvest 472-B - I already has this one-a good dish for trading or resale

I'm starting to like Old Orchard a bit more - I said I would never buy it, but never say  never, I guess - this little 401 was $3.75

Who isn't always on the lookout for Delphite??  I think  $1.50 for each piece was quite a  good price!!!!

I had no luck at my usual thrifts last week so I paid a visit to this elderly gentleman that runs an antique shop, I only go every three months or so, the stock doesn't seem to change much, guess he put some new things out - I bought all of the above pieces there.  He said he just put the "blue dishes" out last week, they were in a box out back for a couple of years.!!  Don't worry, I asked - no more, so he said!!!
I'm including these, they're not Pyrex but I got them at the same shop.  You can't really tell but this is a pink stripe on these little vases - I thought they were  way too special to pass up...

I love the Friendship pattern - but then, who doesn't?  I was browsing one day on Etsy, found this 473 casserole with lid, for such a great price and the postage was even reasonable - it's just the cutest little thing!!

I'm linking up to Flea Market Finds and Sunday's Best - check them both out.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Some More Vera Scarves

I rummaged through a drawer of scarves yesterday at the Saint  Vincent de Paul and found these two vintage Vera scarves - haven't found one with the lucky ladybug yet - I will find one someday!  I bought two other small articles and paid a whopping $2 for everything!!

I received a nice piece of mail today - this Vera from Jeannie Marie in Florida -  she read my blog post about Vera scarves and set out to find some for herself - well, look what she found - the lucky ladybug was really on her side that day!  She was so very kind to share one of the scarves with me - thank you very much, I love it!!

I'm linking up today to Thrifty Things Friday over at The Thrifty Groove - check out the posts!

And, while you're browsing around, check out  The Penny Worthy Project

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Thrifting Finds from a Weekend Away

It's nice to get away for a weekend in the winter - it breaks up the month of January, that's for sure...  I checked out the goodies at a couple of antique markets - some stuff is just crazy expensive - but I did pick up a couple of pieces of Pyrex at very reasonable prices.  Carla and I went around to a few thrift shops - we both got a Pyrex juice carafe for 99 cents, we saw the very exact one later at the antique market for $20- who is going to want one of those that badly???

More Pyrex....

Town and Country 043 
Snowflake Blue 475 - B
Spring Blossom 403, also known as Crazy Daisy
I was lucky enough to find a couple of Vera scarves, priced at $1.99 each..

These glasses were 69 cents each..

Retro 70's Rack-O game, we have a newer one but this box is way better and even has a card dispenser..

I blogged about the  Grace Kelly exhibit yesterday - it was beautiful - then I found this book for $1 the next day-I'm anxious to start it!!

I'm linking up to Flea Market FindsThrift Share Monday at Apron Thrift Girl and for the first time - Homemaker on a Dime.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Grace Kelly Exhibit - TIFF Bell Lightbox, Toronto, Ontario

My daughter and I checked out the Grace Kelly Exhibit at the TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto on the weekend - the exhibit has been there since November,  this was the last weekend - we so enjoyed it!  I have to be honest and say that I didn't really know that much about Grace Kelly, I have never seen a movie that she made(she starred in eleven movies before she married and became Princess Grace) - I only knew her through the many photographs printed of her - but now I want to read about her life!

There were no photos allowed inside the exhibition - online images  really don't do the exhibit justice - I am only including two - her handbag and her wedding gown.   It took over an hour to view everything - correspondence, gowns, jewels, it was wonderful.    I'm so glad we went.....

The Hermes handbag which became known as "The Kelly Bag"

This wedding gown is not the original one she wore on her wedding day.

It was a beautiful dress!

Prince Rainier and Princess Grace

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Dad's Red Sleigh

Red for Rednesday - It snowed here yesterday, it looks nice with Dad's old red sleigh and his snowshoes which also have a speck of red - those are my skates and here I am on a pond with Dad - I have been converting all the old slides to the computer - pretty well my whole childhood is on these slides - it's an emotional thing to do but great fun to see the old pictures.

Take time to visit over at Rednesday - I'm going to have a browse right now....  And, while you're browsing around, check out Vintage Thingie Thursday

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Etsy Shop is Open

I've been working on it a few days and finally, my new Etsy shop is opened for business - just getting a store name took a lot of trys - every name I typed in was already  taken - I never imagined it would be so time consuming just to come up with a store name!!

I've listed a few vintage items with more to come - hope all my followers will come on over and take a browse in TheNewShop - it's a brand new experience for me after selling vintage postcards on Ebay for quite a few years, I gave that up after sales fell off - we'll see how this goes....

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Unexpected Treasures

I had a great afternoon yesterday - I went to four thrift shops and that was it - it was so nice not to have to think about Christmas shopping - it was the best day - because I found  some great items for myself and some to list on Etsy, which I hope to get started on by the end of the week.

My one big splurge was this complete set of Colonial Mist Cinderella Bowls at Value Village, I don't think I've ever bought a complete set like this all at once, but I couldn't leave it there, it's was just too pretty and in the best of shape.  I have Mom's set of three Colonial Mist bowls but the color lineup is different than the Cinderella's and I get the larger bowl with this set.

Isn't it a beautiful set??

$4 for this Snowflake Blue Divided Dish - I have one - it's going to Sharon, who doesn't have this one.  It's just in perfect shape too.

A nice 403 for $1

Spring Blossom platter, dinner and supper plates - I bought a few items at the Salvation Army including these and it only came to $5

Most of these other items I'll be listing - another customer commented on my basket full of goodies, he said I had some very "retro" items and a " good eye" - I don't know about that but I think we were on the same kind of hunt, because I saw him later at another shop.  This is the set he was really eyeing...

Termocrisa Mugs and Bowls

Nippon Bowl

This book is from 1971

I remember these back in the 70's

We always had slides at home but I've never seen this type of case before..

A never used Expo '67 tea towel

Today I'm linking up to Flea Market Finds ,Thrift Share Monday and Vintage Thingie Thursday

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Thrifty Finds

It was so busy before Christmas I never did get time to post some of my thrifting finds, so this post is going to be a combination - pre-Christmas and post-Christmas.  We'll get the Pyrex out of the way first.....

Butterfly Gold 401, purchased at Value Village for $3.99

Homestead 045 bought at Value Village for $5.99 - I have a snowflake charcoal one as well, they're the best size for a roast or chicken.

Another Spice of Life canister

I blogged about my Christmas treasures and forgot this lovely 402 Dots bowl that my good friend, Sharon from Florida sent me - I did blog about it on The Pyrex Collective though - she sent me such a fun package - I loved everything and thank you very much, Sharon!!

I found this old tin toy at the Salvation Army - price - 25 cents!!!  It twirls around - I tried to show the back of it, that's why the picture is sort of sideways!

The original price is still on this box of muffin cups - 19 cents - I paid $3 for a box of goodies including this at Saint Vincent de Paul.

It was 75 cents for these three old Christmas albums - love the Snoopy one!!

This is the second Vera scarf I've found - price - $1.99.  It's a Verasheer!!  No ladybug by the signature name though, but I'll keep looking, will it be me to get a ladybug first or Carol out in Alberta?  I ordered this book to find out about all things Vera - it's so nice....

Vera - The Art and Life of an Icon

I purchased a bunch of other goodies too, I signed up for an Etsy Shop today so I'm going to start researching, listing and hopefully, selling a few things.  So many bloggers are selling on Etsy, I think it's about time I give it a try.

I'm linking up for Thrift Share Monday ,  Flea Market Finds at Her Library Adventures and Vintage Thingie Thursday

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Easy Ham and Corn Chowder

Easy Ham and Corn Chowder

We had a ham on New Year's Day - I bought the very smallest one I could but still had lots of leftovers - I also got a new crock pot for Christmas - what could be better - a chowder made in a crock pot - it's so easy and so delicious - a great winter meal. 

I recommend it - check out the recipe here - you won't be disappointed!

I'm linking up to Strut Your Stuff Saturday