Monday, July 18, 2011

Thrift Share Monday's - July 18

I'm continuing my low thrifting profile.  Buying only what I really....really....really like.  I'm definitely holding back in my outings as well.  I went to two estate sales and one garage sale this weekend, and only walked away with three two Pyrex bowls. No vintage sheets this week....sigh.

The estate sale I went to on Friday was at a super nice one million dollar house,  but nothing there caught my eye.  Everything was new, nothing vintage, and nothing that tooted my horn.

Saturday I planned out only one garage sale, and it was because the description looked super fantastic, 18 year costume designer selling off some of her stash like vintage fabric, retro clothing, more key words yada yada etc etc.  Eh and it was not all that.  There were racks and racks of clothes, but I went looking for fabric and knick knacks... and nothing.

However, as I roamed around in the neighborhood waiting for the 9 am sale to start I ran into an estate sale.  Where I found these two lovely, practically mint condition Pyrex bowls.  They are fantastic!!!

I'm a mess though. As I was staging to take pictures a third Pyrex bowl I bought leaped off the table and shattered into a bajillion pieces.  It made me soooo sick to my stomach.  Does this ever happen to you???  I'm amazed on the condition on some of these vintage treasures that are usually older than me, and it makes me sad to see something so beautiful destroyed on my watch.  (sniff sniff....burst of tears.)


  1. I feel your pain! I was microwaving some potatoes in a Pyrex dish and it shattered! I was really bummed because I'd gotten the dish from my grandma...and I ruined the potatoes!

  2. I knew if I kept looking that I would find a kindred spirit. I, too, am into "thrifting". It started with a buggyful of rolled up and taped pillowcases, sheets, curtains, pillowshams, etc. that were marked 25c to $1.00. When I checked out, the guys at the register didn't feel like ringing up everything, so charged me $5.00 for everything. I was hooked. I have made everything from pillowcase dresses to American Girl outfits, slickers, gowns, pjs, you name it--all from thrift store items. Check out my blog,, to see some of these.