I rushed down the housewares isle of the local Goodwill when I saw several solid pieces of Pyrex. I deflated when I picked up the smallest of the Horizon Blue mixing bowls and saw the "collectors" price tag of $14.99! What? Are you kidding me? I had to hold back from going to the manager and telling them just how high this pricing is. More than local antique stores! How is a girl with a booth supposed to make any money? There must be a new person with just enough vintage knowledge to be dangerous. Anything that looks old now has $14.99 on it. Some of it is a deal....most of it is WAY to high. I did find one thing marked at that price that WAS a great deal (and I kept it for myself since I've been looking for one forever. I actually sold a rare piece of Pyrex from my personal collection, so I have a bit of extra to find things on my wish list. Wondering which piece? The Black Rooster. I know, some of you Pyrex Peeps are gasping right now. I just went through stuff and went, what do I really love...valuable or not. It didn't make the cut. I like COLOR.
Anyway...here's what I got!
It's from 1906! I am so excited. It had hot pink nail polish spilled on the weighing part. I took a chance that it would come of with non-acetone nail polish remover without damaging the paint. It worked like a charm!
Needless to say, I left Goodwill with nothing for my new booth and headed to Value Village. I had a 30% off coupon and managed to find quite a few things for a very reasonable price!
I found this coffee can for $2.50 at a smaller thrift, and also this rusty tin. Sometimes the rust just works, yah know? I just liked the age on this one. Found a few things there for the booth too!
I found another apron for $1.99...my husband bough a little set of hooks to hang them, so I will have to show you when he puts it up.
I just couldn't resist this magnet at 75% in a little shop. There are 4 Thermos' in it!
Also, before I forget again...I finally created a "Gluten Free Pastor's Wife" button! It's under the list of great blogs, and it's yours for the taking!
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