Thrifty Thursday #23

It has been pretty hot around here lately but I still get out to the thrifts at least once a week. We decided to go one town over again and hit my two new favorite stores. The one with the “boutique” and the one where I find most of my Pyrex/Corelle/Corning stuff.

dream house collage

I thought this was going to be my worst thrift regret ever. Prince Charming and I had spotted this about 3 weeks ago and we both loved it. We looked everywhere for a price tag but couldn’t find one. I didn’t care, this thing needed to come home and live out the rest of its days with me. We took it up to the front and they told us they couldn’t price it, they would have to send it back to the warehouse and that I should come back every day until it came back. I almost shed a tear.

I went back and searched for this picture about twice more before I gave up. This thrift store is about 45 minutes away from us and it just wasn’t feasible to keep going to look for a picture I might never get. We would talk about the picture though. Prince Charming was just as disappointed as I had been. Then, today, I was browsing the aisles like I usually do when I spotted the edge of a funky green mat behind a framed poster of Justin Bieber that had been there as long as we had been going to that store. So I moved Bieber and there it was, just as beautiful as we had remembered. We began the search for the price tag and it was only $6. It’s home now, already up on the wall, and making me happier than ever.

Spring Blossom hook handled tea cups crazy daisy Pyrex Corelle

We also found these Spring Blossom hook handled teacups for $3. They were at the “boutique” thrift shop but oddly not in the boutique section. They were in the plain old kitchenware section. I was more than happy to bring them home with me. It’s a good day when I can find some Spring Blossom in the wild.

Total: $9

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Thrifty Thursday #22

I found a new piece for 4 of my different collections this week. I have never had that much luck in one week, but I guess this was my week.

Spice of Life counter saver corning corelle

One of the things I picked up was this counter saver to add to my Spice of Life collection for only $2. When I saw it on the shelf, I squeaked and had to check out the price before someone else scooped it up. This is actually the second one I have bought but it is in better condition and a price I couldn’t say no to.

I decided to check out a new to me thrift store this week and I was glad I did. The next 3 pieces were bought there. They have this section they call the boutique section where I found all of my pieces. The funny thing is, these definitely aren’t boutique prices. I love this place and I’m planning to add it to my usual thrifting route.

Spring Blossom Pyrex casserole 473

One of the pieces I found at the new thrift was this Spring Blossom Pyrex 473 casserole for $3. It’s in amazing condition with barely any utensil marks or scratches. It didn’t have a lid but I’m pretty sure  I have an extra one in this size laying around somewhere.

Bach bust

I also found this Bach bust to add to my bust collection for only $1.

Avon vase

I also picked up another blue Avon vase to add to my collection for $1. These definitely aren’t boutique prices and that makes me very happy. I love finding thrift stores that price their stuff low enough to make me happy.

Total: $8

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Thrifty Thursday #20

This week I had the best thrift haul of my entire life. It’s rather funny too, because Prince Charming and I were wandering the aisles and lamenting the fact that one of the cashiers at the thrift store that we were in had said that they tended to get a lot of Pyrex/Corelle in and we hadn’t really found any. Then I turned the corner onto an aisle I usually pay very little attention to and found THIS:

Pyrex Corelle Spring Blossom glasses Crazy Daisy

I forgot that these existed. I had never seen any in the wild before. I pick up a lot of stuff while I am out thrifting but Spring Blossom is what I will always keep my eye out for. I am now the proud owner of 5(!) Spring Blossom glasses for a buck a piece.

Pyrex Corning Gemco Spice of Life oil and vinegar cruets

I also found these Spice of Life oil and vinegar cruets for $3 each. I am always drawn to the Gemco pieces with chrome lids. They are my favorite. These had to come home with me.

Total: $11

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Yard Sale Finds

This weekend I was way too tired to go out yard saling. I don’t go out yard saling much anymore either because Prince Charming doesn’t like to get up that early anymore. Luckily, my amazing mom saw some good stuff and picked it up for me. I may have to start yard saling again for these prices.

Corelle Spring Blossom Hook Handled Tea Cups Crazy Daisy Pyrex

She picked up two Corelle Spring Blossom hook handled tea cups. I know I have a bunch of these but I always appreciate more.

Pyrex Spring Blossom Mugs Crazy Daisy Corelle

She also picked up four Pyrex Crazy Daisy mugs. Before she picked these up for me, I only had three Pyrex mugs and one Corelle mug. I definitely need to find more mugs.

Pyrex Spring Blossom Round Butter Dish Corelle Crazy Daisy

She also got a Pyrex Crazy Daisy round butter dish without a lid. I now have three of these and only one lid. The lids are hard to find.

She managed to pick all seven of the pieces up at the amazing price of $2.50 for the lot. I’m excited to have all these new pieces in my collection.

Total: $2.50

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Thrifty Thursday #9

This week was a pretty stressful week for Prince Charming and me. We had to go to the courthouse and a couple other places to take care of some minor things that ended up taking up three entire days. We did manage to stop by a couple thrift stores along the way to make it a little more pleasant. I picked up a few things that I’ve been looking for for ages for a very small amount of money so I was very excited.

Corelle Spring Blossom Luncheon Plate Pyrex Crazy Daisy

At our first stop we were tired, hot, and discouraged, until I spotted this lone Corelle Spring Blossom luncheon plate for 80¢. Two of my luncheon plates have gotten broken in the past so I was very excited to find this.

Anchor Hocking Green Milano Lido Candle Holder

At our next stop we found an Anchor Hocking Green Milano Lido Candle Holder for 25¢ to add to my big collection of these. Prince Charming and I have a tradition of gathering shells every time we go to the beach and then we put them in one of these candle holders with the date on the bottom as a souvenir. I love the practice so I am always glad to find more of these candle holders.

Cut Glass Ashtray

I have been looking for an ashtray for the back porch of our castle since I started thrifting and this is the first one I have found. I would like to find a bigger one, but for now this one will do. It’s just a simple cut glass ashtray but it only cost 65¢.

Total: $1.70

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Thrifty Thursday #5

Prince Charming and I had to go out of town again. We had to get a car detailed that we planned to sell, so we had four hours to kill. I actually prefer the thrift stores in that town anyway. And we managed to find a new thrift store we love to round out the day.

Corelle Spring Blossom Teacup and Saucers Pyrex Crazy DaisyAt the new thrift store we found, I found my first Pyrex/Corelle find of the year! Woot! Woot! I picked up six saucers for a dollar each and a teacup for 80¢.

Meow Picture FrameI also picked up new picture frame there for a picture of Princess Kida. I’m not particularly fond of the color pink, but I figured I can spray paint it to match our decor. It was priced at 60¢ but it was half off green tags this week so I picked it up for 30¢.

Crown Picture FrameI also picked up this cute crown picture frame for 25¢. It’s also destined to be spray painted.

Framed PrintI also picked up this lovely frame and print to spray paint and then maybe switch out the picture inside. It was $2 so I was totally excited.

blue vintage Avon vaseI also picked up this blue vintage Avon vase. I have a whole collection of these so I was excited to add another for only $2.

Napkin RingsI guess I was in a spray painting mood this week because I picked up 7 napkin rings for $1 to spray paint and use.

Wire BasketI picked up a wire storage basket for the bathroom for $1.

Ice TongsI also picked up these ice tongs for 60¢. Prince Charming had no idea what this was and when I told him, he really wanted it.

Total: $13.95

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