Sunday, July 12, 2009

Good week for bargains

Garage sales really stunk this weekend, but I stopped by one of my favorite thrift stores and was so excited to find some vintage Pyrex! I have my late grandmother's Pyrex mixing bowls, and I use them all of the time. Those are a set of solid color bowls, each bowl being a different color. I love Pyrex. It's so sturdy and never goes out of style. I love all of the vintage patterns. A few years back I added to the set. Antique stores around here price them pretty high. I was excited to find these two finds:

Butterprint mixing bowl $2



And a Golden Tulip casserole dish for $1.50.



It still had the price sticker on it from an antique store.



While at that same store, I also found this hideous gold mirror. It was $4. More than I'd normally pay for a tiny thrift store mirror, but I liked the shape and saw the potential, so I got it. I painted it, and it's out back drying.



I also ran by Hobby Lobby to pick up some supplies for another project, and saw these cute items in the 66% off aisle. A metal "Old Glory" sign, some glittered metal flag plant stakes and a wooden flag. I think they cost about $8 total. Now the only problem is remembering next year that I have them. ha!! I always do that...buy something at the end of season on sale, pack it away and then forget that I have it. Oh well.







Any good bargains for you this weekend? Join the fun on the Southern Hospitality blog! We're sharing our garage sale and thrifty finds!

28 comments:

Jennifer said...

Very cute finds! Love the 4th of July stuff ... and I love old Pyrex. It's such a good feeling to find stuff that should be in an antique store at a thrift store! Have a great week!

PAT said...

Great finds! I love pyrex too and still use my mixing bowls.

Amy Lynne said...

Love that mirror! I bet it will look great when you're done painting it!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Old Pyrex, it's the best. I was just telling my mom how much her old Pyrex is worth now. She can't believe it.

Shauna said...

I wish I could find some old Pyrex. My mother sold all of hers a yard sale a while back!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Great finds. I have a couple pieces of that old pyrex in my cabinet, that I got as gifts in the 60's.
Glenda

~~Carol~~ said...

I love Pyrex too and those bowls are great! I know what you mean about buying things, packing them away, then forgetting that you bought it! I do that all the time, but when I remember where I put it away, it's such a surprise to find it!

Kammy said...

Great items - pyrex lasts forever and so much better then plastic..
Love the mirror - please show us how it turned out painted :o)
Hugs ~ Kammy

Our Complete Family said...

You did find some great deals! Good for you! Pyrex bowls are just awesome, aren't they? They hold up over time so well and just can't be beat!

Shannon said...

Great finds! I also hit up Hob Lob's 66% off aisle and got a USA sign. I love your Old Glory one! I didn't see that one.

Candy Allen said...

Great prices on the Pyrex. I use an old set of jadite Fire-King mixing bowls from my mom on a daily basis. Not sure what I'd do if I broke one because they're just a little too pricey to replace. Old Pyrex is awesome too!

Candy
AKA Junk Sophisticate

Christie said...

I love the butterprint Pyrex mixing bowl. I saw a bunch of pieces with that design at a flea market this weekend that I would have liked to take home, but the price was too steep for my thrifty purse!

Pleasant Drive said...

You definitely have a knack for a good bargain!

Kendra @ Domestic Princess in Training said...

Great finds at wonderful prices! Don’t you love when you find something at a thrift store with the original price?

anhesty said...

good finds fellow texan! i love thrift shopping but i can't ever say i have good finds. i guess its because i know i dont have too much time to transform them. but i think i will try to give myself small weekend projects.

Joanna said...

I love those bowls! You lucked out!

Carrie said...

I love Pyrex so much its really hard to find around here no one wants to part with it!

pk @ room remix said...

Great finds! Love the detail of the mirror and I'm looking forward to see it once it's dry! :-)

♥ Kenlie ♥ said...

I hope you plan to post pics of the finished mirror! And I love Hobby Lobby, but we don't have them in New York. Grrr....I'll just have to stock up when I visit family down south.

Tarva said...

Great finds. I love the dishes.

Nicole @ BugaBoos said...

Great finds! I am seeing so many hobby lobby scores today, I need to get over there!

ThriftyAnnabella said...

Very cute - love the Pyrex and the 4th of July buys

Sandra said...

Great find! I like the bowls and I must get to Hobby Lobby to see what they have here!
Blessings,
Sandra

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

Oh, I absolutely LOVE that white/aqua pattern! I got a set of those for my birthday last year, and I so much enjoy them! You definitely scored a great find, and the other one is also cute! I can't wait to see how your mirror comes out~ I don't think four dollars is too much at all if the design/detail is that pretty! And the Americana decor is wonderful! I do that too~ buy things for the next year, pack them away and forget about them! I heard another blogger say that she has a little table with a patriotic theme that she keeps from July fourth to Labor Day, and I am going to do this next year! :)

I hope you are having a good summer so far! :)

Beach Vintage said...

I love bargains and you have found plenty here.

Amy said...

Oh you found some great pyrex.. good find!

Laura said...

Great prices and pieces...love your blog sweetie! Come stop by and tell me what your dating best advice is...

erin said...

Great finds!