Thursday, September 6, 2012

The Dry Spell is Over! Thrifty Finds.

I am really lucky to have a Goodwill on my way home from class. The bad thing is that I get out of class at 11 am on Tuesday/Thursday and I do not head to work until a couple hours later so I stop in a lot. I have went to Goodwill at least once a week since school started. And I have not been able to find anything!!!! It has been driving me nuts. I have not found a any vintage glass, furniture, or clothes. That is until yesterday and today!!!!!

Here are my finds!

- 2 Pyrex mixing bowls
  • One Woodland Brown 402 
  • One Autumn Harvest Wheat 403 
- 3 Tea Cups - Homer Laughlin Restaurant Ware tea cups
- Vintage Pillow Case
-  Vintage Men's Shirt


 The first thing is the men's shirt that I bought. A year or so ago we went to Little 5 Points in downtown Atlanta and I found the most comfortable button up. And it turns out that it was a well worn men's shirt from the 60's or 70's. So since then I have been looking for cute men's shirts. I really liked this one it is light blue with yellow, lavender, and slightly darker blue stripes. I am trying to decide whether or not I will keep this one or give it to Steve.

 Then today I found this vintage pillow case. I am not sure if I am going to use it for a DIY or keep it for an actual pillow case.
Clearer picture of the pattern

 Woodland Brown 402
The first thing that I do when I head to a thrift store is head straight for the glassware section. And lately I have been leaving empty handed. But I got there and this little guy was sitting inside of the larger bowl. I almost ran when I saw them. I am not a huge fan of the light brown color but I love the pattern. Honestly, I do not think that you can have too many of these bowls. I have a few that are the size smaller than this one and they are great for when you want a big bowl of cereal.
 Autumn Harvest Wheat 403
This bowl is such a great size! It is not a pretty pink or turquoise but I think I will be more inclined to use it because it is not one of my favorite patterns.
 I am so glad the Pyrex dry spell is over. Both bowls are in really great condition! I do not collect these patterns but I would love to have a complete set. I would totally love to give my friends a set of vintage Pyrex for Christmas.
Finally the Homer Laughlin tea cups. I love the turquoise detail on the top of these. The cups are nice and heavy, they are substantial. I understand why these are restaurant ware. I bought these thinking that I would make my tea cup candles. However, when I realized that they are restaurant ware I decided that I will put them in my Hope Chest and find other tea cups to make into candles.



I hope y'all are having a great week so far!

What thrifty finds have you found lately?

Emily

19 comments:

  1. I love the tea cups and bowls, they are something I would want in my house, they're gorgeous. When you get a chance I'd love it if you could check out my blog, I'm recently new to blogspot.

    Xaimarys ♡
    www.ajumbled-mess.blogspot.com

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    1. I love them too! Definitely check out your local thrift stores and you might be able to find some! I totally checked out your blog! I'll follow it =] Thank you for following my blog =]


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  2. Wow, you're so lucky that you have a Goodwill near you! The nearest one to me is 30 minutes away.

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    1. Yeah! I am lucky for the one on the way home from school and then there is one about 10 minutes from my house the other direction. I love stopping in there.

      Thank you so much for the follow!!!


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  3. I love the teacups, they're so cute!! I only go thrifting once a month when we have a huge flea market near me!! PS. I'd love it if you could visit my blog and follow me if you like it!! :)

    -Stephanie
    @LaminLouboutins.blogspot.com

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    1. I wish I could control myself to once a month lol! All of the flea markets close to me have become gross and have only new things. There are a few around that are good but I never get around to going.

      Thank you for the comment! I'd love for you to follow my blog too! Your blog is so cute! =]


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  4. Hey sweety!
    I Love your blog! Following you via GFC, follow me back?

    Love,
    Devina

    www.guiltybytes.com

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    1. Thank you!!!

      I will definitely follow you back =]

      Emily

      eageremily.blogspot.com

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  5. beautiful photos!if you want go to my blog:)
    http://asunshineoffashion.blogspot.it/

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    1. Thank you so much! I love taking the pictures!

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  6. Ohhh I'm dying over here!There's nothing I don't love here!Well done,honey!;)
    xx
    B.
    http://www.beeswonderland.com

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    1. Thank you so much!!!!! If you enjoy these kind of posts please subscribe because I will be doing more in the future.


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  7. ohh i love the bowls!
    http://spliffedcookies.blogspot.com/

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    1. The bowls are awesome! Definitely my favorites =]



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  8. this is very interesting, i must give this a try! i'm your newest follower on gfc! feel free to visit my blog and follow me too? :) i think you'll like my outfits.

    www.dailydisguise.com

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  9. The Woodland & the Autumn Harvest are the only ones we use on a regular basis in our home. All the others are busted out only on special occasions.

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    1. Yeah! I think that will be how I am. Until then they are hidden away till I have my own house.


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