Monday, January 2, 2012

Thrifting With Mick and Pat!

This past Friday, I traveled to Kansas City, or more specifically, Independence, to meet up with Mick (of Everyone Goes to Mick's) and his girlfriend Patricia.  We spent the day hitting up every thrift shop we could find (probably somewhere around 8 or 9 of them) as well as an antique place.  I also introduced Mick and Pat to one of my favorite places to shop for new stuff - Gordmans!  When I found out that neither of them had been to Gordmans before, we had to stop.

But firstly, when we met up, we exchanged vintage goodies that we had found for each other.  Mick got me this great Pyrex Zodiac casserole complete with it's original lid.  According to Pyrex Love, this was manufactured for the holidays in 1961.

Once we hit the road, we spent between 5 and 6 hours thrifting.  Here are the deals I found!

Of course, Pyrex was on the must-find list.  Here are the pieces that I collected.  A mug and a cup.  The cup looks to be a pattern called Tiburon - 49 cents for the one with gold print, 24 cents for the mug with the black print.  A Butterfly Gold fridgie for $1.99.  Next, one of my two favorite finds of the day - an unmarked Opal Pyrex bowl in the 1 1/2 pint (401) size for $1.99.  Lastly, a Compass divided dish, which I already have, but it was on sale - original price was $4.98, but it was orange tag week, so I picked it up for 98 cents!

This great piece of depression glass was 99 cents.

This serving platter was made by Stetson and was $2.98.

My other favorite find of the day was this Franciscan Madeira platter.  It was the most expensive piece I bought all day, but felt that at $6.98, I was still doing okay.  It looks like it is brand new.  And, although my pictures don't do it justice, this pattern looks to me like it is a lot newer than it really is.

This stainless tray with walnut handles was a great find at $2.98.  This beautiful mid-century piece needs just a bit of polishing up.  The back is marked "Scanli Stainless Steel 18-8 Denmark."

I love those plastic tumblers you find in restaurants.  Now, I have one of my own.  It was a quarter.

Another Pyrex piece that seems to evade me quite often is the "Bake a Round".  It was half off as well, so I was able to pick it up for $2.49.

This poor little sugar canister was $1.50.  It needs a good bath, then it will be repurposed.  I see it in the bathroom holding all those little soaps and shampoos that I pick up at hotels when I travel and then use when I go camping and on the week-long mission trip with my church each summer.

Of course, it was a great time to pick through Christmas remnants for a big discount.  The above piece (anybody know what to call it?) is one of those things that is so retro-tacky that I just couldn't pass it up.  It will now go into Christmas decoration rotation - hopefully to see some use next year.  On sale, I got it for $1.50.

My grandma used to have one of these wreathes that she made many years ago.  This one had been priced at $6.98, but the store had all Christmas items reduced to 98 cents each - no matter what (they sold a lot of Christmas trees that way).  This will go into rotation as well.

One last find will wrap up Friday's finds.  I love old lithographs like this.  They make me feel so happy and relaxed.  Can't you just imagine yourself sitting under that big tree on a warm spring day, watching and listening to the water going through the mill?  Sounds like heaven to me!  Anyway, this piece, titled "The Old Mill," is a nice 16" by 20" piece that was half off, so I got it for 49 cents.

After a full day, we left Independence to go to Legends Mall across the state line in Kansas for dinner at Outback, after which I split up from Mick and Pat to return to my little house in southwest Missouri, and Mick and Pat went back with his family on their vacation.

The thrifting bug still had me on Saturday, so I traveled to a town about 25 miles from here and hit up their thrift shops and flea markets.  Here are my Saturday finds:

A set of four spaghetti glasses for $2.00.  One of them has been a little hot and the rubber melted a little, but not badly.  I have wanted some of these for a long time, but I never find them in my budget.

This little Pyrex Spring Blossom butter tub was on sale for 75 cents at a flea market.  I think that it might just be perfect for putting a cheese ball in the next time I go to a party.

Lastly, I picked up this great tidbit tray / server.  A little research reveals that it was made by Kromex, although this piece isn't marked as such.  The handle on it is a golden color.  It is in amazing condition and since it was half off, I picked it up for $1.50.

Thanks for sticking through such a long post.  I haven't done one of these "look what I found" posts in ages.  I hope you all had a great New Year's weekend!  Happy 2012!


  1. Lots of neat treasures - I passed on the Pyrex Bake a Round last month - I probably shouldn't have.....

  2. I have never seen spaghetti glasses. How interesting. i'm glad you're hanging out with Mick and Pat, I would definitely would too if I was closer.

    I have the Pyrex Bake-A-Round high on my list of wants as I bake bread one in a while and would love to try this weird contraption.

    Your Xmas stuff is CRAZY tackiliously cool!

  3. What an amazing collection of finds. Never seen a bake around but will be on the lookout for one from now on!

  4. Boy did you ever clean up! I like the over the top Christmas stuff and for .98 cents, how could you say no? The spaghetti glasses are my second fave. I think you Pat and Mick make a killer team! Happy New year!

  5. Hey, Missouri Michael! You and Mick and Pat got some great things. I especially love the Kromex server, as that's the style I collect. I'm in Texas and plan to meet Mick and Pat one of these days. Maybe I'll luck out and you'll be down for a visit. I don't know how I've missed your blog till now. Feel free to stop by mine anytime and say hello! :)


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