Monday, March 24, 2014

I Actually Have a Thrifty Post!!

Thrift finds have been few and far between so far this year, I went back over my posts just to see how many I really did, three in January, one in February and this will be my first in March - it all seems pretty junky out there to me and not that I need much either but still....

Anyway, yesterday my husband and I headed for the "flee" market, it's in a big old two story building and is closed over the winter, well, it's still winter,by the feel and look of it around here anyway,  the bottom floor was heated but upstairs was another story, my fingers were hurting when I went back downstairs and of course, that's where all the dishes are!!!  


My big find was a piece of Pyrex - the Moon Deco casserole - I already have one of these, my son gave it to me the other Christmas and he paid a pretty penny for it, I'll just say that is is easily my most expensive piece of Pyrex!  Most of my pieces are thrifted except for the odd one here and there.  Well, there were a few pieces of Pyrex upstairs in the cold but this was the only one that caught my attention, I couldn't leave it there, I just couldn't - it was less than $10 - can you believe it?  There was a red hostess bowl there and it was marked higher and wasn't in such good shape as this one was.  I haven't quite made my mind yet what I'm going to do with it, but I know I don't need two, although they look pretty cute together!




I also found this set of coasters made by Johnson Bros. of England - I bought these because this type of dishes belonged to my grandmother, then Mom, now they're mine.  I don't think I'll be using them as coasters but they'll be great to put jewellery in or anything small like that!  I think they're pretty cute.



Remember when the schools used to give us school supplies for free?  The market had a few bundles of these scribblers, I bought one bundle for $1, I don't know why but I guess they just reminded me of long ago...



A Peanuts book for 50 cents, of course, I would buy it!!



Here's a couple of sweet pages from it, it was hard to choose, I like them all!



Over the past few weeks, I've actually found three Vera scarves, but one scarf does not a blog post make!!  They're all the wing tip ones, I wish I'd find a really pretty one soon, the striped ones aren't the most exciting.  I know, beggars can't be choosers!!


I bought these weeks ago, why I don't really know, just because the box was old, I guess - you must do that sometimes too?   The box says - one of a series of genuine cocktail signs - cocktail sticks - they are from England - the location of the hotel or inn is on the reverse of the swinging sign.  They're pretty flimsy and I don't know what I'm going to do with them!!!


I'm happy to have finally found something - I think that Moon Deco find was a fabulous find!!!


Linking today with Thriftasaurus ,  The Nifty Thrifty and We Call it Junkin




28 comments:

Diane said...

Nifty items! I'm partial to the Peanuts book!

Melissa said...

OMG! The moon deco under $10?! Crazy!!

Francine Smith said...

Great deal on the pyrex! I've only seen them at high prices!

Sir Thrift-A-Lot said...

Now that you mention it... I do remember when the schools gave us free supplies! Loved those books!

Great Pyrex find. Can't believe you're saying you don't need 2! What if one breaks, Jill?!

BeckyKay said...

Moon Deco for $10????? That is awesome. I think I paid around $30 for mine, and THAT was a good deal! Lucky, lucky you!

Helen and her Daughters said...

Lovely finds, I love the Johnson Bros. coasters!

Paulette said...

That piece of Pyrex is awesome, and the tables certainly do remind me of my school days.

Stacey Johnson said...

The Moon Deco is amazing!!!

Pamela Gordon said...

I've never seen that Moon Deco design before. It's pretty 60's looking isn't it? I found a Vera tea towel or hand towel at HomeSense in Calgary in nice spring colours. It came home with me. Not vintage of course. :)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I've never seen that Pyrex but it is gorgeous! now I'll be looking for it! lol Love the sweet school tablets. They are a fun find. I went to a thrift store today and only bought one thing....but it was GOOD! I'll post it soon! Enjoy your week my friend! Wish you were here to shop with me! Hugs!

Liz said...

Love, love the Moon Deco! I havent seen one in awhile. I have two of those coasters and didn't know what they were. Now I do!!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Moon Deco is such an awesome piece and the price is over the mooon! I am so happy you found it!
hugs!

Lynda said...

Love the Pyrex! Great finds! - Lynda

cariboocarol said...

I would say you had the luck of the Irish with you this month! Great thrifting. Keep the pyrex or give it to Carla....or a really good friend, ha.

Hflo said...

Lovely finds Jill! Things seem to be picking up at my thrift stores, but still no huge hauls, which probably isn't that bad since I don't really have the rom or more stuff..Haha

Sharon said...

Love the Moon Deco! Great find!! I have to say though that my favorites are the Peanuts book, and the old school pads! Glad you finally found some things!

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

Happiness is a warm puppy !!! Great finds Jill!

ThrifterSisters said...

Aaaaaagh.....I'm really torn as to whether or not you should keep the Pyrex. On one hand, they do look really cute stacked together. On the other, you could probably sell it for a good amount of money! It's a pretty rare piece that I have never seen in person around here.

Hope it warms up for you soon!

Erica

veg-o-matic said...

I can easily say that I've never seen that pattern of Pyrex in the wild--congrats!
I don't remember getting those scribblers at school, but at one time I owned a "scratch pad" with a cartoon of a fat guy scratching his butt on the cover.
To the six-year-old me, it was the most hilarious thing in the world.
To the 53-year-old me, it still is!

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

What great and fun finds! I love your new Moon Deco! :) Happy Tuesday! xo Holly

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Hi Jill!
I had that Peanuts book when I was growing up! Wonder where it went to?? Love that Pyrex, never seen the pattern before, so fun.
Happy week to you!

Evie said...

Wow Jill! Great Pyrex find and at such a sweet price!!!!
Evie

Dawn WeCallItJunkin said...

I'm over the moon for your Moon Deco! Two? Lucky! Also luvin the Johnson Bros plates. I've never seen either of those in the wild around here :( And I love everything Snoopy. Thanks for sharing this at the History & Home Link Party this week! Take care - Dawn @ We Call It Junkin.com

Shelia said...

What wonderful treasures you found! I've seen a piece of Pyrex like that! It's so cute and now you have two! Thank you for telling me mine are casseroles. You know all things Pyrex! Thanks for popping in to see me.
be a sweetie,
Shelia;)

Coloradolady said...

I love y our pyrex bowl...but my real love is that peanuts book! I had one exactly like it as a kid!!! Great memory!

JoKnows said...

Love your Pyrex casseroles and your Friendly Village coasters! I have never seen the coasters before. I would definitely pick them up too (for my mom).

Marci said...

I've never seen that Pyrex before but it is awesome! I'm a sucker for dots! I collect Peanuts books too. I have that same book. I also have that little red bank. We are cyber thrifting twins:)

Brenda Latham said...

I would use those cute little signs in a Christmas village as billboards!