The Crazy Suburban Mom: Unthriftingbelievable!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011


I had a strangely great thrifting day yesterday. 

 I'd all but stopped going to second-hand shops because for sure,  amid the mold and spiders, beyond the broken stuff and just to the right of an impressive pile of  rat doody  lay the next great Antiques Roadshow find.

And so they price accordingly.

 Even the most out-of-the-way places now tape eBay printouts to items (to justify their pricing strategy).  I can't make a lick of sense out of how things are priced - For example in June, I met Roy.


Roy, the awful frying pan shaped ash tray's still there.  Roy was, and is still three bucks which was probably two seventy-five two high the day he was set out but three months down the road, come on.....

And when those are the kinds of things I find at shops and this is the kind of thing....

freecycle button SCORE!

I got on Freecycle I'm not very motivated to go thrifting.  

I don't know why I went yesterday, I guess hope just does spring eternal but I found some great things.
I love recipe boxes.


I doubly love them when they are fifty cents.


And I tripley love them when they have horrifying liver recipes in color! 


Here is the recipe if you have some liver going bad in the back of your fridge and you don't know what to do with it.  


I found five (I think) little white pyrex cups.  Really little, I asked around and someone told me they came in a (70's) yogurt maker, they are less then 8 ounces -  I need a better picture of them though.  They are different then any pyrex I've ever seen.  They seem delicate, translucent almost.  

#Pyrex lovers help! Whats this? About a shot glass x2 PYREX on bottom

and more cups...


My family thinks I have a glassware issue.  I think they are right.  I found some amazing stuff though.  


I think these are old jelly jars, what do you think?

They are maybe 6 ounces.


And these candle holders ($1.50 each)  are perfect for my best Freecycle treasure ever.  They are a bit beat up and there was candle wax stuck inside but nothing a hot nut pick couldn't take care of.  I only wish the last owners tried that instead of trying to hack it out with a machete. 

Freecycle treasures 

My best Freecycle treasure ever....

I think whenever I get some tapers they will go wonderful on the table.   I'll take some pictures!

 I also found a very large pink (PINK!) anchor hocking glass and its crazy heavy.  Maybe something like a depression era ice tea glass? A seaforth shaving mugs, some books, a wear ever bun warmer...  Unthriftingbelievable!  I haven't photographed everything yet.


Lynette 8/9/11, 10:20 AM  

oh how fun....yes the last are jelly jars. I have a partial set of the other heavy clear glasses. They were all from the dollar store. Poor roy will be there for ever I am sure....looking for his cigarette smoking partner. Shaving said shaving mugs!

Carole Anne Carr 8/9/11, 12:09 PM  

Wonderful finds! How I would have longed to find those buttons when I was teaching!

Babes Mami 8/9/11, 12:54 PM  

well it's been awhile since you shared that you bought glasses so it was time! haha

Tara Beaulieu 8/9/11, 3:20 PM  

Love the new finds-especially those little white Pyrex cups.

I just bought a 1967 copy of Joy of Cooking and it is full of all sorts of recipes for things like Lamb Head (no more delicate way to say it I guess) Pink Lady Cocktails and Prune Betty.

It is fabulously turquoise in color- you know I HAD to bring that home with me.

I've had a few other good finds lately too. I need to photograph and blog when I have time. :)

Vonlipi 8/9/11, 8:51 PM  

I'm not sure the Pyrex tumblers came from a yogourt maker...Why? Because they are too finely made. I had the same argument last year with a reader.

Do a search with milkglass tumbler and be amazed!

Maureen 8/9/11, 8:58 PM  

The thrift store prices are getting crazy ass! Some things have doubled in the last year or so. Such a crock.

Oh my...I had to scroll quickly past that liver recipe....yuck!

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