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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Thriftasaurus #105

Thriftasaurus #105

Thanks everyone for stopping by last week - to the readers & the ones who linked up!

I had a successful week this week. I am satisfied. Not satisfied enough to not shop next week because, well, are we ever? LOL. You just never know what's going to be around the next corner, so I guess that's what keeps us all going! 

This has to be one of my favourite finds of the year. It's vintage. It's cute. It seems to have no actual purpose. Does anyone know anything about it? It was from the "boutique" area of a local thrift that is a registered charity (so tax free), however, they charge $4 for a used hand towel that has been washed to death & $10 for a plain grey shirt.. this was $8. I'm not getting their pricing. Possible they charge a lot for clothing since credits are given from the charity? I once saw a junkie in there with like 40 pieces of clothing & her & the checkout girl were going through them because her credit only allowed her to buy like $75 in merch or something. I don't know. I'm just like "AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH. I love this."

About 3 years ago I wanted some pink bulbs for my 4 foot aluminum tree, been on the search ever since until this week, when I found some at the thrift. Among them, there were others. Among those, I left some behind (scratched up & not my thing). Since I now have 3 aluminum trees, I needed the majority of the bulbs anyways (in a variety of colours). When I went back, the damaged bulbs were gone & the blue cartoon set was in a grab bag, fingered open. I wonder if the person who bought those damaged bulbs fingered this bag opened & passed? Anyways, these are from the 1960's & from Eastern Germany. 

This 444 is also from the same thrift. I also left the 443 Friendship behind, pattern nice & scratched up, enough fun for daily use, but nahhhhh. 

I probably know who bought the stuff I left behind. Some local resellers, but maybe not It amazes me what people will buy from resellers sometimes. I bought 2 080 in mint condition with lids for $18 shipped online. There were people selling them for $20, lidless online... people actually bit! Shoooooocked!

My turtle senses were tingling when I found these 2 vintage Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle watches NIP in a grab bag for $2.99. Also found a Zybot from 1984 NIP - different thrift!

Do you not love this McCall's cookie cookbook? Look at these illustrations...

A couple vintage cards & a set of unused Hallmark Christmas stationery... The anniversary card says, "of nuts" inside & I sat there in the store for 30 seconds or more thinking... "I don't get it.." it finally sunk in. Couldn't believe myself.

There are a lot of people on my Facebook already complaining about seeing Christmas stuff, man, c'mon guys! I wish Christmas stuff was out year round at the thrifts. 

Can't wait to see what you've picked up this week, link up below!



Sunday, September 21, 2014

Thriftasaurus #104

Thriftasaurus #104

Good evening thrifters... it's a rainy evening here in Toronto, so dishes, blogging & Pepsi for me tonight, a nice, warm bath might follow. We'll see how the night plays out. 

I barely got out this week. I have been exhausted. I have been working. I have been just plain lazy. I did pick up a few things though! 

These kneehuggers are from the last time I went to the states. They always see to be a sure thing when I go. I really, really want to go around Christmas this year. Americans, are they usually all over the place (in the antique markets?)!?

Anyways, more Christmas. I love how you can find vintage Christmas year round. I bought these, are Holly Days by Corningware one of the only older full sets of Christmas themed dishware? 

This is kinda not really something I'd usually buy, butt... I don't know, just picked it up, LOL. Does anyone know when these were popular? Early 1990's? Just recently? Or were they never popular? 

More clothes! A The Residents sweater & tee, not bad. 

I also got this koala tapestry/wall hanging made in Australia for Joneff & this vintage baby scrapbook. 

I will be linking up with:
Thrifty Things Friday with Melissa's Antiques!

You know, I'd love to see what you've found! Please link up below & join the party.