Monday, January 3, 2011
Last Friday I decided to hit up a couple of thrift stores. My favorite was closed as it was New Year's Eve, and the other two didn't have anything that I was interested in. So, on my way out of town, I stopped at "The Midwest's Largest Antique Mall". Well, it was definitely huge. It took me over two hours to go through the store. It was a mix of antiques and flea market. Some great stuff that was way overpriced, and a lot of junk. Through it all, I found a couple of things that were priced better that I could ever find at a thrift shop, and I was shocked to find so cheaply at an antique place.
I was thrilled to pick up the above 3 quart Pyrex bowl in the Federal Eagle pattern. 3 quarts is an off size for Pyrex bowls. They are usually 2.5 quarts or 4 quarts. It is also a different shape. The lip is different, as this bowl is smooth at the top, where most of the normal bowls have a more pronounced lip. I was ecstatic that I was able to pick it up for $3!
Next up, I found a delphite blue Fire King (I believe - it isn't marked, but is sure looks like Fire King to me) deviled egg plate. I see these quite often in opal white glass, but I have never run across one in delphite. The booth that I found it in had one of each. They were both the same price. I left the opal glass one behind and brought the delphite home. Another great find for $5.
Two great pieces, $8 total. I call that success.
Have a wonderful Monday! It's my first day back to work after 2 weeks off. The kids should be...interesting. :)
Posted by Missouri Michael at 6:00 AM