Monday, May 5, 2014
Despite visiting a couple of thrift stores and an antique market in the last week or so, I haven't purchased any thrifty finds lately. I'm trying to be super picky about what I add to the chaos of this home. It is spring and all that. I should be purging rather than buying. Or purging and THEN buying!
I did add to my Pyrex collection though, via a gift from my mother. That brings my Pyrex pieces up to three. Ha. There's nobody like a mom. I told my mom that Pyrex has become hard to get, so she stopped by the thrift store in her town to check for it. This Homestead pattern covered casserole had a sticker on it that appeared to say $8. Mom wasn't about to pay that. But it was half price day. And, it turns out the sticker was meant to say $3, so she got this dish, complete with lid, for $1.50. Nice work Mom! Now here's a little peek at the stuff I didn't buy these last couple of weeks.
The kids and I went to the Prudhommes Antique Market two weekends ago. I love the lakeside location and all the little cabins.
My daughter admired this lovely blue bicycle, complete with basket. But it was rusty and priced at over $100. I think we are going to go with a brand new bike, given that she and her brother and her dad like to hit the trails often in summer.
I snapped a picture of this vintage cast iron kettle, evocative of another era.
My husband and I stopped at a thrift store in Barrie, Ontario last week. A few days earlier, I had been talking about wanting a vintage typewriter, mostly as a photo prop. But I really don't know anything about them, so when I spotted this Underwood model for $45 I had no idea if it was a good deal.
The store was also selling these vintage canning jars, for $5 each. Seems pricey to me. Luckily my mom gave me a whole bunch of these. I do love the way they look in the pantry cupboard - so much nicer than the new jars.
Did you pass up any potential thrifty finds recently?
Linking up with:
a living space
Sir Thrift A Lot
The Thrifty Groove