I went a little berserk thrifting and bought a ton of stuff (maybe some stuff I could have done without). My whirlwind of buying started on Thursday at an 8 am estate sale. I arrived minutes after they opened, and I quickly grabbed some Pyrex nesting bowls, and vintage sheets. Can't beat bundled flat and fitted sheets for $2.
These Pyrex Forest Fancies mixing bowls are in fantastic condition.
Love these colorful sheets.
I grabbed a set of children's books too.
Friday started out at an estate sale. Me and my mom got there 45 minutes early....so she took a leisurely walk around the neighborhood, while I patiently waited in line. Me and my mom were the first of 10 people let in, and I am sooo happy I was there early and let in on the first run. I got myself some super cute Samsonite burgundy luggage, and a wonderfully cute typewriter in it's own case, and it works. (When I showed my 8 year old son the typewriter I asked him "Do you know what this is?" "A calculator?" he replies. Ha! "No, next guess." "It's a thing you make messages on." It's funny how there are things now kids are no longer exposed to that we once were. The first message he typed was "i..love..you". He is so sweet.)
|The dot dot ".." was because "there were no spaces on the buttons." He is so freaken cute!|
I walked out of this sale happy, while my mom lingered inside. Good thing I had a second pair of eyes inside because she got me this sleeve ironing board, and a super cute vintage sewing book. My mom always comments on my
|Sleeve ironing board and vintage sewing book.|
Immediately I grabbed a table cloth I saw earlier when I stopped by, then bee lined to the kitchen wares. Grabbed some Pyrex Homestead dishes (initially I wasn't too sure about these), small Pyrex coffee pot, small Corning Ware syrup pitcher(?), a 50 lb scale, jars, and other odds and ends.
|Love the coloring on this vintage table cloth. Maybe it will have a new life as a purse.|
|The green jar is quite cute. It's embossed 40 oz, on one side vertically it is marked "water" and the other side "juice". The large clear jar is from the 1940. The lid had Duncan's vacuumed packed coffee on it.|
|Luthje, Denmark cheese plate with lid|
|Small Corning Ware and Pyrex pitchers|
|50 lb scale, that works!|
|Cute squirrel spoon holder|
|Cute vintage owl card holder, and ornate metal frame.|
I passed some blue Cornflower Corning Ware, (to me these seem to saturate Ebay and Etsy) but my
As we walked to the register with two full boxes we passed by two old stools. They reminded me of something my grandparents had when I was little. Then once again my
Then it was time to calculate my damage. How much is my loot filling two banker boxes going to cost me? With the two stools there was a total of 21 items (not counting Pyrex and Corning Ware lids). Ay! What was I going to ditch, based on the total cost?
The price was being thought up in the cashiers head (since nothing was price)....and the total was given.
$20 for everything.
What a busy Thursday and Friday. After all my treacherous hard work (wink) thrifting I was due for a relaxing weekend.
Saturday started out at another church sale, just south from me in a quaint little town called Buda (actually the same town the Thursday estate sale was at). That sale was a complete dud. We headed back to Thursday's estate sale to see what was 50% off. My mom got this retro, green Kitchen Aid mixer for $12.50, and it works.
And...I got another typewriter. Now, I did see this typewriter on Thursday (for $20), but it didn't speak to me (the gray coloring just wasn't fun), but once again my mom pointed out the typewriter. "You're not going to get it for $10?" Ugh, I hadn't really thought about it. So I ask to turn it on to see if it worked. Yes, it did, and then that's when it spoke to me.
This not so fun looking, gray
Now, I was sooo tired, but at 12 I thought about the church sale (from the day before), it was suppose to be wrapping things up so I ran right over to see if they still had some shelves that caught my eye the day before. They were a thin, narrow set of metal shelves, about 5 ft tall, and I figured I might be able to use them in my room for my vintage/Etsy inventory. They were still there, and I asked how much they were. A painful price of $1. Ugh! After this weekend of too much spending how could I justify $1? Ha!!! I gladly handed over my George Washington and lifted my shelves with one hand, like a waitress with a tray, and loaded it into my car (I love my Pacifica).
|It still needs to be clean.|
Ok, what a weekend. Where to now? I got some luggage burning a hole in the floor yearning for a trip.