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Monday, June 11, 2012

Thrifty Vintage Finds

 You know how you are driving down the street with no intentions to shop for vintage antique collectables, and then something happens. In my case there was a young man waving a Thrift Store sign trying to get my attention. And He did! So I pull into the little shopping center on my way home from a doctors appointment. It looks like a little second hand store, just a hole in the wall. Hmm.. This might be interesting!

So I venture into the little store. It is a bit messy and cluttered. I see some shelves with dishware. I start looking and the prices are not bad! My eyes first make a b=line straight for this little pyrex stackable square dish and lid in red! I have been wanting one of these! I am so surprised to see this in here! I look at the tag and it says $1 , yes!! It is in good condition, too! So looking more diligently, now. I wonder what else I may find in this shopping adventure. Then I spot  a milk glass vase and a milk glass bowl. They are marked $2 each.  I am starting to get excited now. This is really getting fun!

Now, you know my love of chickens. Here is the sweetest salt shaker, but no pepper to be found. It says made in Japan on the bottom. The little hen and rooster scratching to eat. So cute! I don't mind a little chipping along the bottom. No price tag. I will ask.

 As I go through the store, there really is not a lot of so great stuff. Mostly just second hand clothes, etc. But then I find a little bin and dig out these sewing notions! Oh, me, oh my! One zipper marked 50 cents and one marked a dollar. I grab up the cards of little hooks and eyes, and a card of buttons to cover.

 I wonder how old these are?

Check out the lady on the zipper pull packaging! Isn't she pretty! I am so pleased with my finds, I get this feeling that I am getting away with something! Gee, why do I feel this way?

Getting ready to check out and ask the attendant what they want to charge for the sewing supplies, I spot some pictures hanging on the wall. 
Nothing too special...  except this!

Isn't it lovely! It is a heavy molded frame of some kind of metal. The glass has a curved dome shaped, with the prettiest floral print in the frame! The back is a sun faded purple felt. The price tag.. $2 eek! I am really happy to take that to the register as well. I ask the kind lady behind the counter what the unmarked items will cost and she decides to charge me $8 for the whole bunch of goodies! I am thinking,  "WOW! I Scored!! Yippy!!" But I politely tell her, "Thank you so very much." with a smile.

I am so happy that I saw the young man with the thrift store sign waving me into the parking lot! I am feeling very happy and blessed with all my vintage discoveries! And I feel that some times these little unexpected changes in our day are the little things that make an ordinary day just a little bit more special!

Do you ever get excited when you find some little treasures?

Blessings,

Little Susie Home Maker

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60 comments:

  1. Hi Susie,
    You did great! I've never seen the little Pyrex refrigerator dish in red, I have one but it is just clear glass. Love the red. Your flower picture was originally sold at Home Interior parties and they came in pairs, for about $39.00 a pair. They were sold back in late 1970's early 80's. They were so pretty.
    Dorothy

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  2. It's always fun to find a new place to thrift and looks like you found a great one. Lovely finds!

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  3. Yes, I always get excited! That's the fun of it, right? You found some terrific things. Love your Pyrex and salt shaker, and the vintage sewing stuff is so cool! Pam

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  4. Wow! You scored! We don't have any good thrift stores around here. I only find fun things when I travel ~ which ain't too often! Love the red refridgerator dish and the milk glass!

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  5. FRIGIE Pyrex Envy! You most certainly will be heading to that thrift store again! FUN FINDS you lucky gal!

    Tammy

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  6. Oh my gosh you hit the mother load. I love days like that. Wonderful finds.
    Hugs
    donna

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  7. I LOVE your Pyrex Fridgie! I need one in red! I finally found a couple in yellow this weekend.
    Congrats on your great finds!
    Erica :)

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  8. Looks like you hit the jackpot my friend! You got such good deals on many lovely items. I love the photo on the vintage zipper package. They surely don't make them like that anymore. :)

    Anyway, enjoy your little goodies. :)

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  9. What wonderful finds!! I get excited every time I find treasures! I found some great ones the last couple of weekend, and they all bring such a smile to my face! Happy new week to you! xo Heather

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  10. I am guessing this may become a regular stop for you!! What great finds and at such a great price!! The graphics are lovely!!

    chris

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  11. Ooh lucky finds Susie and what a bargain too! Love the sewing items and the chicken salt shaker is too cute :)
    Have a lovely week xx

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  12. It's so much fun to go into a shop and find so many things that you like...at the right price! the little red dish is adorable and I love the oval painting with pretty frame. I have a similar one in my bedroom! Yours is perfect!

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  13. You made out like a bandit lol great score

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  14. Wow, what a fabulous deal!! You found some lovely items, I love the vintage sewing notions!

    Thank You for stopping by and leaving me a sweet comment I hope you have a blessed week!

    Aledia @ Plum Perfect

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  15. I always get excited! You scored with your finds! Thanks so much for sharing at the All Star Block Party.

    Holly

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  16. I do get excited,my heart goes pitter patter when I find treasures at the right price. In fact, it did just that the other day when I was given a bundle of vintage linen and lace,yes given. I am blogging about it next week.

    You really did very well. Don't you think that these goodies find us,not the other way around? Which explains why you pulled into that car park. Hope you enjoy them.
    Thank you for visiting and your sweet comments. x

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  17. If you can get away with something, I say: Go for it! :)

    Old Mariachis

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  18. I bet you'll be stopping in at that shop again!!! Great price on the fridgie!

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  19. Yay! Thsoe frigies go for $10.00 at my local antique mall!
    I recently got a pyrex bowl at the thrifts for $1.00! I was thrilled. THEY go for more than that at the antique mall, too! ♥

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  20. Sometimes these out of the way places can turn out to be the best. Even when eating out.

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  21. Oh, you should see me when I find packages of cotton rick rack at the flea market or Goodwill. Yes, I get excited when I find treasures,especially when they cost so little.

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  22. What great finds! Love finding vintage sewing notions, so much fun.

    Happy Rednesday!

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  23. Hi Susie!

    It's like you had rummaged through a box of my mother's old stuff... all those sewing supplies, and I also have a picture like. I need to get that box out again...

    Thanks for stopping by to visit and I am glad I found you through the Rednesday party.

    xoxo Bunny jean
    Wednesday's bunny Hop Party!

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  24. Wow, those are some terrific finds! And yes, I always, always get excited over vintage sewing notions--I admire your restraint when the clerk quoted you a price. Did you let out a jubilant YIPPEE!!! when you got into your car?
    Thank you for visiting my blog, I am your newest follower!
    -Fran

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  25. WOW!!! What great finds!!! I wish I could be so lucky. I never seem to find any great deals like that. LOL

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  26. I love thrifting! You got some great deals there.

    Thanks so much for dropping by our blog and leaving a comment.

    Virna from Craftmates

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  27. Clearly it was meant to be! Fun finds at fabulous prices! Good for you!

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  28. Oh Sweetie, you scored big time! Love, love all of the treasures. What unbelievable prices. It was your time and your place for sure. Please come share this with my party.
    Hugs,
    Jann

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  29. Hopping by to say Hi. Visiting from Katherines Corner blog hop. I enjoy photography but yet to perfect that hobby. LOL I follow you as Kathy B. Please come visit when you can, your always Welcome. Http://www.southernmadeintheshade.blogspot.com.

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  30. SCORE!!!!!!!! Sometimes those little "hole in the wall" shops have the best things! Yay, I'm glad you had such fun and such good luck!
    Julie

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  31. Susie ... these are great finds. I have a feeling you'll be stopping in there from time to time with bargains like these. You've got a great eye... enjoyed seeing your treasures!
    Blessings!
    Geneva

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  32. Well, Susie, that settles it. I have been thinking I should try the little hole in the wall store near me that is always cluttered with junk outside...(not usually my kind of junk) so I think I will just stop by like you did and see what there is to see. Maybe I'll come away with something spectacular too. Thanks for the inspiration! And thanks for coming by Quirky Vistas to see my new Aqua Aesthetic.
    Liz

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  33. You must be living right. Such great bargains on this impromptu excursion. The salt shaker is my favorite!

    Thanks for stopping by my Faux Tablescape post and leaving the sweet comment.

    Debra

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  34. Thank for the nice comment you left on my blog.

    Nicole Weaver
    http://mybirthdayiseptembereleven.blogspot.com

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  35. Love that zipper packaging! Looks like you got some great finds. I always buy what I like then try to figure out where to put it later. My little finds always work out. Thanks for stopping by, Laura

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  36. I enjoyed your thrift shopping trip, too! It's so much fun sharing the wonderful treasures we find along the way! It looks like this shop will be one you return to from time to time!
    Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving your comment.I am fairly new at blogging and I am thrilled with the many nice bloggers there are out there! You are certainly one of them!
    Blessings and have a great weekend,
    Happy Rednesday!
    Carolynn

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  37. Hi Susie,

    It is great when you find some wonderful bargains. I love the frame with the curved glass! Enjoy your new treasures!

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  38. Those things were meant to go home with you. Great day of treasure hunting for sure.
    blessings.

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  39. What wonderful finds! You never know what treaures can be found at the thrift stores for such little money. Love your salt and pepper chicken shakers. So cute! Happy weekend to you!
    Nancy

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  40. Wow, what great deals on terrific treasures! I am seriously envy of that frame find.

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  41. Oh ya that's where the treasures are, some place a little junky. The covered dish was great and I sell those little pictures all the time, I always paint the frames white and put a different picture in them and they sell really well, and wow on the domed glass!

    Carol

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  42. You found some great stuff...I rmember seeing some of that in my moms sewing drawer.

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  43. I adore the small Pyrex refrigerator containers. You scored big time in your finds!

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  44. HI Susie I don't really shop for vintage finds but I get excited when I go shopping period! LOL. I think your things are great I do love milk glass did you buy that? The sewing stuff is really nice and I love the Rooster salt and pepper shaker set so cute. Have a great week Susie. Did you make it to the Doctor on time? what's the hurry they also make you wait 40 minutes or so past appt time anyway. LOL! Hugs

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  45. Wow, Susie! Thrilling! I LOVE LOVE LOVE that framed picture, too. In metal no less! I'll bet you become their best customer. :)
    -Revi

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  46. Wow! You scored some wonderful things, my friend!I totally agree, when you are least expecting, you happen upon the most loveliest of things:)love that ornate frame with the curved glass, beautiful print as well!The milk glass bowl and vase are beautiful,I love milk glass!Thanks for sharing your thrifty finds and for visiting my garden party. It was a pleasure having you over. Hope you are having a wonderful week!Hugs,Poppy

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  47. WOW my friend you sure did SCORE!!!!! When one finds pyrex for $1.00 life is good!!! lol!!!! Soooooo happy that you found all this awesome stuff and the S&P for $.50 WOW!!!!! thanks for sharing all these goodies...you will have to go junkin with my joe some day : ) lol!!!! sending hugs and have a HAPPY!

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  48. hi there my friend! : ) not to worry -- you can link up your vintage finds because it is going to be on FRIDAY...Junkin Joe day : ) LOL!!!! tons of hugs...

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  49. Those are great finds! I especially love that gorgeous metal frame. I would be honored if you would come and share them on my new link up. It's actually open all week. Have a fantastic weekend!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. That frame is gorgeous!

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  52. Cute blog. I found you through Tablescapes by Diane. Wonderful vintage finds. I am your newest follower. I hope you come by for a visit and follow along.

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  53. Susie, How are you doing? I saw your google message about the wildfires. But I couldn't find your email address. I'm praying you and your loved ones are safe. Take care,
    Dorothy

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  54. I would have stopped, too! Really neat!

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  55. Great Post. Thanks for sharing. New Follower!

    Jody

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  56. You surely found some wonderful items...love the little salt shaker too...Me and my oldest daughter love chickens and rooster and I have ducks galore. . Were I lived before the had a little store like that few blocks away and I always found such sweet things too for good prices..The Picture looks really pretty...Just great finds...Happy Sunday with love Janice..Have a great day

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  57. Oh you so much try the sriracha mayo!!!! it is soooooo ez pz your head will spin...just whip up your mayo (i add a little greek yogurt also -- then your srirach -- as much or as little and whip it up a few fresh scallions are nice and there you have it -- soooooooo fabulous!!!! i am a srirach addict! true! : ) sending hugs to you and yours!

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