Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Thrifty Finds, etc.

I've got a whole mess of thrifty finds to unload on all of you this week! Without further ado:

Vintage Vera Scarf. I love the ladybug logo! Also found this great site for dating vintage Vera items .
Milton Bradley Memory game and Flash Cards from the '60s.

The pictures on the Memory tiles are to die for! I am so in love with the owls and the fox!!
Boska Tapas Fondue Set made in Holland. Not vintage, but it was new in the box at Savers, and I couldn't resist the whole Danish Modern feel. It will be perfect for our family's annual fondue party in February!
Vintage clutches.
Really neat cosmic kaleidoscope thingy made in France. Its an "hour by hour adjustable system for recognizing and locating the 35 and stars and 60 constellations." Did anyone else have StarLab in elementary school? This totally reminded me of that magical dome.
Pretty embroidered pillow case.
Awesome Homer Laughin advertising plate for Crosley dishwashers! Wouldn't this be dreamy in a remodeled mid-century kitchen?
I was BEYOND excited to find these McDonald's Fireking mugs at the St. Vincent Dig&Save! They were around 35cents because everything is priced by the pound!! Speaking of McDonalds, THE CUSTARD PIE HAS RETURNED FOR THE HOLIDAYS! Pure bliss. Please RUN to your local McD's and order several if you haven't already.

I was very excited to thrift the perfect oak quilt rack! Now my quilts (made by my extremely talented grandmother (owl) and great-grandmother (patchwork) ) can be properly displayed! 
My grandma knew that me, my sister and our cousin are absolutely enamored with owls. And surprised us by making these quilts! One of the most special things ever.

And you know I found some Pyrex, of course! 

Beautiful 043 1 1/2 Qt casserole. This buttery yellow color is my absolute favorite, but I couldn't readily find the pattern name. Help!
This "Gourmet" pattern 2 1/2 qt casserole is perfect for the winter! The blue interior is gorgeous!
Displaying vintage cookbook collection.
And the pièce de résistance:
GASP! The original box!!! 8 cup coffee carafe.
AND it came with the original brochure! PLUS I found it at the Dig&Save, so it probably ended up costing right around $1.00
And this kinda broke my heart a little. At the very bottom of the box was a wedding card! Someone received this as a wedding gift, and it was quite obviously never used! And then somehow ended up at the scummiest thrift store in town! I am so glad I saved it! I will cherish it forever (unlike the former bride and groom)
Maybe If I stopped procrastinating and started blogging more I wouldn't have to dump 3 weeks of finds into one extremely long-winded post!  Sorry! But real quick before you go:

First snow of the season last weekend!
Poor car :(
AND I finished reading Lolita (by the end, really couldn't decide if i should sympathize with Humbert or poor Delores Haze- maybe that was the point).

Next, Into the Wild. I'm 3 chapters in and its super intense already! 

Thanks for sticking around :)


SixBalloons said...

Amazing finds!! Those Memory game cards are great, and wow, your gran is so sweet. Those pyrex pieces are awesome. So nice that they all had the gold foil theme and all seem to be in such great condition.

Katie said...

you struck gold on EVERYTHING. so unfair! your grandmas owl quilt is the sweetest thing ever.

Katie said...

I love the Pyrex pieces you found...especially the McDonalds mugs!!! I am on the lookout for some of my own :) That owl quilt is adorable too :)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love all your finds! What a nice way to display our quilts (love the owl for sure). I love the Pyrex and I found one just like yours and could not find a pattern name either! Must have been a promotional piece, but aren't the colors awesome! After the Pyrex my favorite score is the Memory game!!

Erin said...

Wow! Very cool finds. I have never seen either of those Pyrex patterns...they are beautiful. I would totally be sentimental over finding the coffee carafe with the wedding card inside. :)
- Erin {erinink.etsy.com}

Flo said...

Wow! These are some first-rate finds! The pyrex is to die for, of course! I really love the graphics on that memory game though! I need a copy of that game, stat!

beetree said...

I love your finds! I have the black snowflake divided dish also- found last Christmas at a thrift...no lid though! :) We just watched Into The Wild last weekend...I have to say, it totally undid me. Have a Merry Christmas!

Thrifted Treasure said...

Oh wow, I want it all, especially the gold and blue pyrex bowl, those quilts are beautiful, I wish somebody in my family would make quilts for my boys (note I say somebody, not me, too much work!)