Monday, January 7, 2013

Thrifting With Friends!

A couple of days after Christmas, I met up with Mick (from Everyone Goes to Mick's) and his girlfriend Patricia in Kansas City for an afternoon of thrifting fun.

Everyone went home with some fun treasures, and here are mine!

While it wasn't a successful day for opal Pyrex, I came home with a vast selection of vintage clear Pyrex pieces.  The Chemex coffee pot (second to right) is something that I ran across when visiting Mick in Texas for Thanksmass.  I was kicking myself for not picking it up, so Mick picked it up and brought it up for me.  The cheese dish on the left was $3, the juice carafe was $1, and the vintage teardrop shaped mixing bowl on the right was $2.

I love coming across colored anodized aluminum drink ware.   This pitcher was on sale for 50% off, so I managed to scoop it up for $1.50.  I really like the sherbet cups which have stars cut into them.  They need a good bath to clean them up.  The look like they sat in someone's display cabinet for 40 years without being moved.  They have great style though, and I picked the set up for $6.

I am a hopeless fan of Arthurian legend.  When I found this set of coasters with their holding tin, well, there was no question of whether they would be coming home with me.  $1 for the set.

Christmas stuff was on clearance, so I scooped up the blow mold Santa for $2.50 and the various Shiny Brite ornaments for 25 cents.

Lastly, I'm sharing one of the first things that I picked up.  My bedroom has an issue with circulation from the hvac system, leaving the room cold in the winter and hot in the summer.  I've gone through several different space heaters trying to come up with one that is effective.  I had been using an oil filled radiator, but when I found this infrared heater for a steal at the first place we visited, I knew that I have finally found the right thing.  I've gotta say, I love it!

You can check out Mick's successful finds of the day here!

Have a great Monday!


  1. I found that same blow mold this year, from the blogs I read, looks like a lot of other people did too!

  2. It was so much fun! We look forward to it all year. And I must admit, im a wee bit jealous you found the blow mold while I was uncovering the thermometer! Guess i'll have to find somethign to make you green with envy about ;)

  3. Successful trip, I'd say! I bet those sherbet cups will be lovely.

  4. I am going to HAVE to come up there! BTW, it was so nice meeting you at Thanksmass and I hope to be there again this year. Actually, I'd love to have my own little Casablanca at Lake Diversion--what a cool place!

    1. It was great to meet you too! Hope to see you next Thanksmass!


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