I have been spending some time getting out to some of my favorite shops before I go back to school full time. I've been working half days on my classroom, and spending time seeking out fun finds during the other half of the day. Once school starts, it isn't unusual for me to work a 12 - 13 hour day, which pretty much kills any chance of getting to seek out any fun finds during the week.
So, what have I found this week? Firstly, I picked up this partial set of Ballerina Mist dishes in the Strawflower pattern. Who could resist that soft blue-gray color? The set was $6 and consists of 4 dinner plates, three bread and butter plates, three saucers, three cups, and three bowls. Guess I'm ready to have two guests over.
I also picked up this men's squirrel dresser valet. I now have three different styles of these. How many does it take before I can officially call it a collection? This little guy has been repaired on the back, but for $1, he'll display great if I can ever get the shelves refinished that I want to use to display these on. I'll share a picture of the three I have soon.
I've had my eye on this vintage 1980s neon lighted phone for a couple of months now, but the dealer at the flea market never had a price on it. This time, the dealer caught their error, and I scooped it up for $2.50. I'm planning on using it in my bedroom (if the light doesn't keep me awake at night). The vintage metal thermos was 30 cents, and the red metal tray was $2.
Finally, I can't forget my Pyrex finds! Probably my oldest find was this 1 cup measuring cup (it was also my most expensive piece this week at $3.50). The glass on this measuring cup is thick and heavy. I also picked up three little fridgies in Spring Blossom and this amazing deep brown (anybody know what set this was part of?). The fridgies were $2.95 each, and I'm collecting the small and medium fridgies right now for a project (hopefully I'll get it complete and be able to share it before too long). Finally, I picked up this beautiful orange 471 1 pint size casserole. The color is amazing on it. It was a great find for 75 cents!
Today I'm headed to an estate tag sale here in town (they are incredibly rare around here, and I really prefer auctions). Hopefully I'll bring home some great stuff!
Have a great Friday!