Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Shiny and Brite

Yesterday was a beautiful day so I thought I'd drive to this flea market  or  "flee" as they spell it - I'd been there once at the beginning of the summer and got a couple of things.  I was hoping to come home with something and I did - six boxes....

of old Christmas ornaments!!  I found them in a bin, I asked if that was the price - yes, she said - $1 each - I came home with 87 vintage ornaments - some of the boxes have the original price tag from the old Canadian department store, Eatons - the price back then was $1.15 for a box.  This was one of those times when you want to get out of there as fast as you can.....  Wouldn't you??

There are three plastic ones in this box, the only ones in the lot -  I think my Grandmother had those - they would spin.



Look at the little red barrel on the bottom


I see numerous ones that I already have of Mom and Dad's 


There's all sizes and shapes - balls, teardrops...


I didn't want to make a collage, they're just all so pretty.


Beauties - every one.. and not one broken...


I started researching them a bit this morning, I discovered  eleven of them have "Poland" inscribed on the top or "pike" as it's called.  These appear to be quite collectible.  How lucky was I??  Many of the others have Made in USA.



A little bit more Christmas - 25 cents for these



I walked up the stairs where everything good is, like the dishes, the Christmas ornaments, the furniture -this was the first thing I saw - a 2 1/2 quart Friendship casserole - that is just a piece you never see, not around these parts anyway.  I paid $10, it was worth it, it's in perfect shape.


These are the greatest for crushing nuts - I have a new version of this, it's on it's last legs, the top part comes apart every time I use it, I've been looking for a new one the same for a year at least, now I have a vintage one - made by the Androck Company in Canada.  It was $1.


They  had lots of old retro chairs - I didn't buy any.


More chairs


Apron Thrift Girl is back - so I'm linking up with that great site for Thrift Share Monday and for the first time, with my fellow Canadian - Sir Thrift a Lot and his Thriftosaurus Thrift Haul.  It's Wednesday, I have something to share for Rednesday this week.  I just discovered The Blue Eyed Owl - check out her link up party - Thrift Score Thursday.  Cottage Market also hosts a linky party - Junkin Joe Vintage and Thrifty Finds - it's always find to find new blogs and read about all the fun treasures that people are finding...


30 comments:

  1. wow! you really did make out like a bandit! those are some beautiful ornaments. and i would have not been able to resist those chairs in the bottom picture! gorgeous!

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  2. Oh great I love all the christmas stuff, this will make a bright and colorful christmas.

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  3. Ahh! I have been looking for a sweet deal on vintage ornaments like that! I'm so jealous! :)
    -Denise

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  4. Wonderful collection, now keep in mind those plastic ones sell for quite a bit on E-bay check it out! You scored Hugs, Diane

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  5. Wow! Im a huge fan of vintage christmas. LUCKY YOU! :)

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  6. Whoa! I collect vintage Christmas and I am sure that I don't have to let you know what an amazingly awesome price you got! A score like that would make my day:-)

    Erica

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  7. (insert scream here)Look at all the pretties! OMG girl, you should've gone on and bought a lottery ticket that day because it was your lucky day.Gorgeous ornaments!

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  8. You made such a great find on those Christmas ornaments! WOW!!! Gorgeous, vintage, beautiful and amazing price! Love the Pyrex also. Hugs, Linda

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  9. What a wonderful collection! I totally don't need more ornaments, but I would have bought them too. So pretty.

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  10. As others say - Unbelievable find on the ornaments!!!

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  11. Those ornaments are drop dead gorge!

    Have the same Friendship casserole, bought mine off of Kijiji from a fellow Pyrex collector. She had a crazy CRAZY collection of Jadeite, Delphite & even Robin Blue or whatevs!

    TOO JEALOUS! It was like $1,000`s worth of the stuff in once display cabinet.

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  12. I'm so jealous of your ornaments! Very very cool! And that last set of chairs is so wonderfully shaped, they are super neat!

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  13. WOW! You lucky duck! I'd die and go to Heaven if I stumbled across all those ornaments! The little spinner ones are worth about $15.00each! They're all beautiful!
    Happy for you,
    Erica :)

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  14. Absolutely fabulous finds! I would love to come across such a great stash of Christmas!

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  15. Lucky!! I have only ever found ONE Shiny Brite ornament that was affordable! I've seen them at the flea market but they were always pricey!

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  16. those ornaments sure take me back - wow! i'm sure that the exact ones are in my parent's basement. i should check and see if they also have Poland written on them. and good old Eaton's; i loved that store. i've never seen a grinder like that before, will have to keep my eyes peeled for something like that. great post!

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  17. Great finds!! I keep telling myself to start buying ornaments but I haven't, Then when Christmas gets here, I am always disappointed that I don't have any.
    You did good.

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  18. Amazing score on those ornaments. I see so many special ones in your boxes. We had one of the plastic growing up and it would spin when near a lightbulb on the string of tree lights. My brother and I used to fight over who got to hang it!!

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  19. You fell into Shiny Brite heaven! What a great find. Happy belated REDnesday.

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  20. Wow what a score on those ornaments!! My guess is that you will have a very Merry vintage Christmas.

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  21. Oh Wow Jill!! You really did well!! I love all those Christmas ornaments!! I have a few like those that belonged to my mom...so glad I saved them!! I am in love with that Friendship casserole!! You were so lucky to find it, and $10 is a great price. I would certainly have paid that much for it! I love the nut crusher too! I actually have a small collection of those in different colors! You did very very well! I know you were smiling the whole way back!!

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  22. JACKPOT! The Shiny Brites are so great!

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  23. I love Shiny Brites and have my father-in-laws old ones. Then my own collection found at thrift shops and flea markets. Or should I say flee!
    Kelly

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  24. oh wow! what a lucky haul of those ever so desirable vintage glass baubles! I am so envious right now :) and for $1 a box. What an outrageous bargain!

    The pyrex dish is so nice, I think that flee market must be an absolute treasure trove!

    it's lovely to see these great finds!

    and thank you for your lovely comment too!

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  25. I had to get up off the floor where I threw myself when I saw the Shiney Brites for $ 1.00! Oh, just writing that makes me jealous again, I have to hit my head against the wall now.

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  26. I love the colors of those ornaments! I am such a sucker for vintage wrapping paper, greeting cards, and ornaments. Vintage anything- really. ;) Also, LOVE those mod chairs! Thanks for posting!

    -Amberly!

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  27. WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW what an awesome find! I would be doing the happy happy dance for sure! Thanks for sharing at Junkin Joe! Hope to see you again soon...I had to share your find with everyone : ) hugs...

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  28. Wow-wee! thanks for sending me the link! If I ever see a box full in person- I think i'll faint! Ha-ha! I have a shiny brite board on pinterest to help me wait. :)

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