The Crazy Suburban Mom: It's Not Too-Fat for Retro Tuesday!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

It's Not Too-Fat for Retro Tuesday!

Last week I was too fat for Retro Tuesday but things are better.  While it's still Fat Tuesday around here, it's not Too-Fat Tuesday.  Do you have any idea how much water a human body can retain?

Over ten pounds - That's over a gallon - Seriously. 

I needed a break from this unending weight business and took a trip to a few thrift shops this week.  I haven't done that in ages but I really needed drinking glasses; we were down to two Lucky Bones glasses and two random others.  Retail glasses are expensive and ugly.

It's was half price kitchen and miscellaneous bric-a-brac day at the thrift shop and since I've been decluttering I had room for  miscellany.  Well, not really but I couldn't help myself.


It was half-priced at about a dollar and I clutched it with a death grip the second I saw it.  Love.  Pure love.

I think it was in the ash tray section, not that I saw any evidence of ash trayity but I  know people used them that way.  Abalone Shells  on eBay  can go for upwards of forty dollars but I'm keeping this one forever and ever. Maybe I'll find her sister and I can conjure up something to wear on Halloween with a Hula Skirt.

This was also sort of iffy in the need department...

fireking bowls

Technically what this is, is an Anchor Hocking Sereno Chip and Dip Set without the metal thingy that makes the little bowl sit atop the big bowl but it will still work nicely for me as a chip and dip set.   I have one of the little bowls in gold and I think these will work together so much better then what I was doing; using the smallest Pyrex bowls which are a little too big if you're doing multiple dips.

These are Daisy and Button Luncheon Plates from Indiana Glass and they didn't pan out so much...


The white stuff that I thought I could get off seems to be some kind of damage to the glass - Or maybe it's something I haven't been able to get off yet?  Any thoughts?

As to what I went for...


From left to right, not that I know what these are....    Some sort of short light blue glasses...   Tiny  solid clear glasses,   heavy ridged clear glasses and the biggest ones are dark green with some sort of branch/leave pattern.  Love all twelve (I think) of them....

I suppose they could all be Depression Glass but I have no Earthly idea.  There are so many patterns I can't make heads or tails of the identification sites.

The grand total was about twenty bucks for everything...  I think I'm missing something for some reason... but oh well.  If I can figure that out I'll update.


Vonlipi 2/22/11, 8:38 AM  

Too bad about the white stuff on the luncheon plates, they are TDF (to die for). The smallest glasses could be from Ikea...and the pale blue ones as well, not sure.

Love the chip and dip as well, isn't it funny that the hardest part to find is the metal bracket? Is there a big trash dump somewhere with all those brackets?
Makes me wonder....

Lidian 2/22/11, 9:05 AM  

I have one of those abelone shells too! I got it when I was a kid, about 1970, from - who knows where. Had no idea they were worth anything much. Definitely not an ashtray!

You find the most amazing stuff, BTW, I am in awe!

OLLIE MCKAY'S ~ A Chic Boutique 2/22/11, 9:39 AM  

Great finds!! I Love "thrifting" when I can ~ especially when we are in random places ~ like Palm Springs, CA ~ visiting family who were there for a month - they have some AMAZING thrift shops there with amazing prices too!!

Babes Mami 2/22/11, 10:16 AM  

I knew that because I gain 10 lbs every period!

Linda @ A La Carte 2/22/11, 10:45 AM  

Love your fun finds. I have some random pieces of the Sereno and love them. The abalone shell is gorgeous.

Tara Beaulieu 2/22/11, 5:26 PM  

Great stuff- I love amber colored glass, it makes me think of growing up at Thanksgiving time all warm and cozy and good foods cooking.

If you seriously want another abalone, let me know. I have a ton of them downstairs in my studio. Truly. I used to BE one of those eBay sellers. Til I started making my own stuff. I sold seashells. I'll ship you one. :)

Maureen 2/22/11, 9:21 PM  

Wow - good day on the thrifting trail! That's a lot to find in one trip. I love the abalone.

Deborah 2/23/11, 10:22 AM  

A woman after my own heart when it comes to thrifting! You had some great finds! I love the Amber colored luncheon plates and the Abalone shell, I also like the Anchor Hocking Chip and dip Set! Way to go!

The Budget Diet 2/23/11, 5:41 PM  

Thrift stores are THE BEST retail therapy because you don't feel guilty about spending too much money!

Lynette 2/27/11, 2:40 PM  

Did you try cleaning them with Vinager? May work?
I love the cups under the glasses. I have always been a fan of coffee cups...especially those ol heavy duty diner ones.

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