Monday, March 28, 2011

Thrift Share Monday

I was waiting in line at an estate sale early Friday morning. I had taken a book with me since I was about 30 minutes early and knew this particular estate sale company never opens the sale early.  Directly in line in front of me was an older couple. Late 60s/early 70s. While we're waiting, the gentlemen tells his wife that he'd like to read the news - she reaches into her large bag and instead of pulling out the newspaper, which is what I expected, she pulls out an iPad and hands it over. I look at the gentleman and tell him that I feel old fashioned! He waggles a finger at me and exclaims, "Nothing can ever replace a good book, young lady!" As if he had to tell ME! I'm the one reading a book that I checked out from the library! We had a good laugh and started chatting. I really love the characters I meet at estate sales =)

The sale turned out to be a good one! Here are some picks from Friday and earlier in the week. Larger Butterprint fridgie! *swoon* This is only my second piece of Butterprint. (The first one was a gift from my hetero life partner, Jay) I can't wait to add more to my collection.


I picked up this small Terra casserole at the same sale. I love black Pyrex. Snowflakes? Circles? Gimme!


I found this great vintage beaded clutch too. My boyfriend told me that it's "hideous" but I dig it. It's loud and it's proud!


I picked up this Kodak Instant Camera Tote earlier in the week. I decided to list it, but it was a hard decision! It's a perfect size for a purse and it oozes retro cool.


Fire King dessert bowls! I have no idea why there were three yellows and just one blue - but I kinda like it. Even tho the temp here has been in the 80s all week - these bowls got me in the mood for spring.


I'm going to finish up with a little project I worked on this weekend. I picked up a set of vintage stoppered spice jars with the intent to list them as a set. I got the gardening bug this weekend tho and turned five of them into terrariums. 


I love how they turned out. They're only four inches tall, but they make a great vessel for a little mini garden.


I'm going to list a few of these in my shop and see how they do. I was very successful with the vintage thimble garden I listed last week so I have high hopes =)


I hope everyone was as successful! I'm off to check the Thrift Share Monday posts now and see how everyone made out this weekend!


  1. L-O-V-E your little terrariums.
    I bought an old terrarium (70'S) at a garage sale a couple of months ago and I am STILL trying to get it right..I know how wonderful they can look, but mine is just not there yet. I'll keep trying...

  2. Also love the terrariums! I picked up a bunch of little brandy sniffers to do this exact same thing!

    I also love the loud and proud bag! :)

  3. I have been kind of fascinated with terrariums lately! Yours look great so far!
    I've yet to come across a piece of black Pyrex- would love to find the terra pattern!

  4. Kylie - Thanks! I'd love to see some pics of your terrariums! I remember putting together terrariums with my mom in the 70s. They always looked like little houses. Just visited your site and signed up as a follower - what a great blog!

  5. Gina - Brandy snifters would make a fantastic terrarium! I've made lots out of old mid century coffee carafes too. I like when I find the ones with starbursts that are just faded enough to add a lot of character but really see through the glass. Would love to see some pics when you get one assembled!

  6. Alyssa - I'm considering putting that little terra casserole and a few other things up as a giveaway. I'll be sure to let you know if I do!

  7. I think the terrariums will do great. I love them! That camera bag is really cool. Hope someone buys it from you soon. Love the way you take your Etsy pictures by the way :)

  8. That camera bag is amazing- I'd rock that! Love the mini terrariums, too! I'm sure those will sell well!


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