Edit: About wheelin' and dealin' with the antique shops/thrift shops. I don't ask at the thrift shops because usually the stuff is cheap enough. Antique shops have different booths usually and each owner has different policies. If you find something that is a bit pricey or you find a large item like furniture, the owner will usually take 10% or so off if you ask. I usually phrase it as *Is your price firm on this item?*......not *will you take less?*. It sounds better the other way. You never want to insult an antique person because they always think their stuff should bring more, not less. But as junkers, we always want more for less. It's all part of the thrill for the hunt. Good luck, peeps.
Well, the family is all off to World's of Fun and I'm just waiting til it's time for Dad and I to head to the airport. Thought I would share a few of my latest thrift stores finds.
First up are these wonderful tablecloths. I just can't resist them, especially when you find ones that have no stains. These will look so pretty on my white picnic table.Vintage button cards. Be still my heart. I get wayyy excited when I find these little gems. I am especially fond of these creamy white buttons that are so dimensional. Oh how I love them! I need to get a basket to put my collection in.
Pyrex. Tried and true. Totally utilitarian. I didn't think I would cave but when I saw this olive green set with the flower garden pattern I could not resist. I have noticed at the auctions that Pyrex brings more than the fine dishes these days. The ladies nearly fight over it. I really think people are using the Pyrex as everyday dishware...not just a pretty dish to sit around. I think I might need more cupboard space. And any type of glass refrigerator dish like the bottom one comes home with me. I cannot resist.
And my most unique find was this wire drink holder. Isn't it retro and fun?!! It came with thee seven glasses.
But I also purchased four other glasses that I waited three times to the thrift shop before I bought them. They were still there so Jordan said we needed them. I mixed them in with the other pink glasses.....I love. Just think how fun my cranberry coolers will be in these out on the porch.
But wait. You know I can never leave well enough alone. I ran for the pint jars. Yep. Sure enough. They fit in the drink holder. Come to mama. Oh man, this makes my drink holder priceless now. Anything with compartments and dividers usually makes it's way home with me too. Oh, how about delivering homemade jellies in this little carrier. Move over Martha.
Ahhh. Such good finds. I dearly love sharing all my goodies with you. Like Forest Gump says, *Ya never know what you're gonna get*......when you go junkin'.
Have a great weekend friends! I have some posts ready to go for while I'm gone. Enjoy!