Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Thrifty Finds

 
We have been visiting my parents for the last couple of days and yesterday my mom and I made time for a quick trip to a local thrift store. I have to be super particular about giving into the temptation to buy dishes nowadays since my cupboards are overloaded. But I couldn't resist this pretty little orange Pyrex bowl. It speaks to me of springtime, even in the midst of all this snow.
 

 

I also rarely resist a milk glass piece. They are so pretty and so darn cheap! This lovely dish was $2 and it has so many potential uses - as a vase, candy dish or soap holder perhaps?

I find my urge to shop is satisfied with a couple of simple pieces such as these.

How about you? Any great finds recently?

Linking up with:
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24 comments:

  1. I am trying to curb my thrift purchases to items that I will use in my home. Just yesterday I purchased a red leather magazine tote made by Crate & Barrel for $4.99. After washing it up, I placed several children's book inside for the grandchildren's next visit.
    I like the shape of your milk glass piece, you are right, many different uses for that piece.

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    1. Hi Paulette, I think when we find one really useful item, it's just as satisfying as finding a bunch of items we don't know what to do with. Your magazine tote sounds perfect! Then again, I will just keep buying milk glass whether I use it or not. ;)

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  2. I have that same Pyrex bowl. It's one of my favorites. :)

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    1. I think it will soon be one of my faves too Julee! :)

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  3. I've been avoiding thrift shops because I always find something. That orange bowl is beautiful.

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    1. I know just what you mean! There's always a little something. ;)

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  4. that pyrex bowl has been in my family too! My last thrifty goodness was Savers (Value Village) and their 50% off day. I bought a heap of clothing for my daughter including some unworn (so they seem) tops for about $2 each from a label that is expensive (as in $40 for a child's simple t-shirt brand new). Also my 1970s mint condition (I think unopened) Mastermind game :)

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    1. $2 is an awesome deal! I am looking to play "Clue" again. I loved that game!

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  5. oh, you guys are so sweet! I'm the same with the pyrex, etc. I love what my sister Janis said about things lasting so long on my daughter Andrea's blog http://gypsyyaya.blogspot.com/ xoxomary

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    1. What a great series about Janis's place! Thanks for pointing it out to me. :)

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  6. I have two complete sets of those nesting bowls. They were shower gifts when I was married and have been used many, many times. Gives you a hint about how old I am!

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    1. We just keep getting better with age, right? :)

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  7. I had a casserole dish that was the same colors as that pyrex bowl, years ago... and a green one to match it.

    I haven't done any thrift shops lately but it is so fun!

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    1. A casserole dish would be great too! I'm sure I'd pick that up too if I saw it. ;)

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  8. Great pieces! I was at the thrift shop just yesterday, but not really for kitchen things, mostly just looking for some button ups for summer! I found a few :)

    Love the orange bowl... great find!

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    1. Thanks Amber. I find I lack the patience to look through racks of clothes. I like when my sister comes with me and finds clothes for me. ;)

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  9. Nice finds! I really like them both. I just went on Sunday and came away with some vintage Corelle for my collection and two nice ruby-glass wine glasses. I sure do love the kitchenware but am with you and must limit temptation due to space restrictions!

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    1. I love the ruby glass pieces too! So pretty!

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  10. I have a set of the same Pyrex bowls - I love them :) They are actually the mixing bowls I use all the time

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    1. I would love to have the whole set. I tend to use larger bowls more often. :)

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  11. Great finds! I have that Pyrex bowl...it was part of a nesting set of 3 that I received as a wedding gift. Alas, the others are long since broken.

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    1. Thanks! Too bad about your other bowls! :(

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  12. A thrifty Pyrex find always makes my day and you got a great piece! Love the milk glass also. Thanks for sharing at TTF!

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