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Springtime, Thrifting and a New Goodwill Store


You have probably heard me mention before (more times than you can count) that thrifting is not very good in my area. We had to travel a few hours to find a good-sized thrift store, Re-Store or Goodwill. This all changed several weeks ago when a Goodwill popped up in my town!

I have made many stops there on my errand days and found plenty of things I probably did not need. But this I did need:


After remodeling our mid-century kitchen I purchased an aqua blue stand mixer. In doing so, I had to get rid of my old one, which included a blender and salad attachment. That left me without a blender. This one will work just fine! Shiny chrome with aqua accents.

I also can’t pass up vintage bedding and atomic drink glasses.


or Tiki items

101_5580And groovy chip bowls


I recently won this lamp on a local online auction page. For $30! It looks great in our living room.


I got these atomic fish glasses from the same auction.


I am blessed to have a friend who also “vintage” shops for me. She found me all of this at a church rummage sale:

101_5773I am keeping the “Flintstone” glasses (I have the matching pitcher) and the atomic pilsner glasses. The rest are for sale in my Etsy shop.

You all know I am addicted to cook books. This lot was from a big indoor garage sale I attended earlier this spring. I kept a few to round out my collection and the rest are up for sale.


I also acquired more vintage and retro bedding. Cause I can never have enough. The duvet cover and shams are IKEA. I think they look great mixed in with my older pieces.


After an epic FAIL baking a bunny shaped cake with a mold this Easter, I got smart and decided I would go back to making the bunny with 2 round cake pans like my mother taught me. Blue Heaven is one of my favorite patterns. I got these on Etsy.


Here is a little springtime display. The pastel baskets belonged to my mother. I remember her using them for showers and Bunco games. They always held pastel mints and mixed nuts.


This cool pie plate was an online purchase. It just happens to fit the old hairpin leg stand I had lying around. I love it displayed with the old winter themed tray in my kitchen.

101_5386This Lane Basket Weave sideboard was a bargain I could not pass up. It now sits in my Tiki inspired bedroom waiting for me to fill it up. I have early 60’s Lane Acclaim bedroom furniture and I think it looks great with those pieces.


Check back soon to see the new mid mod front door we have installed.

As soon as it is painted I will be posting photos. Still deciding on color: aqua or mint green?


Thrifting the Summer Away Part II


I am still trying to catch up here on the blog, after my months long hiatus. As promised, here are some more vintage goodies I have found this summer.

With our garage/ yard sale season being so short, it is sometimes hard to find real bargains.

These great atomic patterned Fire King Mosaic plates and bowls were from a garage sale. The Franciscan starburst divided bowl was snagged at a local indoor flea market. I can never afford the online prices for this popular pattern. I have only been able to find the meat platter and this bowl locally.


This 50’s ballerina fabric was from the same indoor flea market as the bowl above. It sold in only a few hours after listing it in my Etsy shop. The colors are just fabulous.


I don’t remember where I picked up this huge plastic cabbage leaf snack server but know I didn’t pay much 🙂


This “Happy Hour” Anchor Hocking turquoise/ gold chip and dip was purchased online from a vintage Facebook page.


I bought this vintage kit purse at a mid-century shop and put it together myself. I collect Enid Collins purses but this knockoff was too cute to pass up!


This little orange lamp looks good on the bar. I picked it up from a consignment shop where I sell a few things as I rotate stuff in and out of the house.


Now that I have orange in my kitchen, that color Pyrex is on my radar. It is great for the fall months. This rarer #933 was only $7 at a church thrift shop. I will use it for sweet potatoes on Thanksgiving. The Fire King set in the background is my favorite snack set pattern.


Here is most of my fall Pyrex stash culled from garage sales, thrift stores and gifts from my sweet friends and family.


It is never too early to pick up vintage Christmas kitsch. The Rudolph album and cool speckled holly leaf candy dishes were from the Salvation Army.


Also from the Salvation Army, I eyed these glass ornaments just as they were being brought in, before they were even priced. All are Shiny Brites except the box in the back. I like to use these for my aluminum trees and crafting items for my Etsy shop.


This pair of salad/ soup bowls were only 80 cents at a local thrift. I love this size for big salads, which are served here often in the summer.


Well, until I buy more things I probably don’t need this will have to do!

Our new mid-century style front door is in the garage waiting to be installed. Check back soon to see it!

Thrifting the Summer Away


I thought I would share a few things I have picked up this spring and summer at yard sales, thrift stores and flea markets.

This big stack of atomic star burst melamine dinner plates were at a local thrift store. How cool are these! The blue and gray go perfect in my new kitchen.


Love me some Blendo.


And several pieces of this dinnerware. It closely resembles the Biscayne pattern. The colors are great for the fall months.


We also made it to a once-a-month flea market out of town. This trip did not disappoint!


These Christmas (?) ceramic holly leaf candy dishes are just so cool. I love the speckled colors. And sweet Rudolph! I am always on the hunt for Kitschmas items.


A bargain hunting friend found me this pair of goldish-yellow chairs with original Frieze upholstery for $25 at a garage sale! I still don’t know what I am going to do with them but for that price I just could not pass them up.


Here is the mate:


Here are more thrift store goodies. I am loving the Fire King Spring Wreath pattern and always trying to find more pieces. I think the open baker turquoise Pyrex is a little more rare than the divided dish. The salad bowl reminds me of my mom 🙂


This tablecloth is large enough for my big kitchen table AND it matches my aqua and orange themed kitchen.


Well, these are just a sampling of my newest stash.

I promise to post more of my finds in the next week or so.

How about you? Has this summer been good for thrifting?