Sunday, May 15, 2011

Thrift Share Finds

I think my Spring Blossom giveaway sent some good Pyrex karma my way. I haven't had any Pyrex luck in weeks but this weekend I found a few new pieces!

My first pieces of English Pyrex. I had some random Pyrex mixing bowls in my cart that I put back as soon as I spotted these two pieces. I've already been using them in my kitchen and I couldn't be happier. Cooking and baking with Pyrex actually makes me enjoy cooking more. I've been mentally tossing around the idea of creating a little vintage foodie blog on the side. I have a ton of vintage cookbooks and kitchenware - so I'd take some classic 50s dish and update it then photograph it in a vintage setting. It's still just an idea but I'm warming up to it! What do you guys think? Good idea? Bad idea?

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I haven't been able to find the pattern name yet. Does anyone know it? I think I'll post to the Pyrex Collective as well and see if the collective Pyrex brain knows the answer. The dishes are so pretty and feminine. I really love the subtle colors and the whimsy of the flowers.

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I also scored this 1958 Golden Hearts promotional 2.5 quart casserole dish. No lid, but I couldn't pass it up. It has a few scratches, which I really don't mind in my personal collection. I'm of the opinion that Pyrex should only be displayed when it's not being used. It's easier to maintain that opinion when the dish isn't in mint condition!

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I'm so excited about this next find! I actually gasped out loud in the store as I jumped toward these literal treasures. I added to my Treasure Craft collection this week! I found two pineapples, one green and one orange and an orange clam shell. They're all marked Treasure Craft Hawaii 1962 and I adore them! The apple in the middle is the piece that started my Treasure Craft obsession. I need a cute curio cabinet to display my growing collection. This one would be lovely!

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Here's a very pretty little apothecary jar. I just sold a similar one in my shop so I was happy to find another!

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I picked up another bowling bag. Yes, it had the ball and yes it had bowling shoes. I didn't make a big deal out if it, just paid for the whole kit and caboodle. I'm so glad I did! The shoes fit me and are so amazingly retro and cool. I tried to get a good picture but discovered that it's pretty hard to photograph your own feet. My boyfriend is going to help me out though, so I'll have a picture later this week =) The bag is awesome... like Evel Knievel awesome. The sides of the bag are dark navy blue (they look black in the picture) the front with all the red and the white stripe is highlighted by the coolest sparkly silver piping.

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My last vintage hotness for the weekend is this General Electric 17 Transistor Jetstream Radio. It's heavy and chrome and sexy. I have a thing for vintage radios and own quite a few.

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Check out the amazing detail. I'm kind of tempted to plan my entire blog redesign around this little Jetstream logo. It's just so simple and cool.

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FM, AM and Short Wave! Having grown up watching the likes of Convoy and Smokey and the Bandit I'm kind of a short wave radio nerd. I'm not quite sure why the country became obsessed with truckers and trucker movies in the late 70s - early 80s but I was affected by that weird, random movement. I confess, I can sing all the words to Eastbound and Down and Convoy from memory. Heh. Sorry if that's too much information!

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Thanks for reading! I'm linking up to Apron Thrift Girl's Thrift Share Monday and Her Library Adventure's Flea Market Finds. Tune back into tomorrow for another Vintage Hot or Not!

16 comments:

  1. Woo Hoo! You did good! I love that Treasure Craft stuff too! I see a lot of it around the thrift stores here! That Pyrex is really pretty for Fall!

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  2. Brilliant bowling bag, and I love your pyrex. We don't get those kind of things over here in Oz. Our Pyrex is pretty boring. I have never seen Treasure Craft before...it looks way snazzy.

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  3. hey Flo, that treasure craft stuff is wonderful...I can well understand you gasping out loud when you found it.
    Now, what next? EVERYTHING is just so GREAT...Jetstream Radio...just the label is enough to get me going! Bowling Bag...you're right, very Evil Knievel!
    Have you tried The Pyrex Files for info?
    Love vintage food blog idea, definetely a good idea x

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  4. Love the pyrex - there seems to have been quite a bit of pyrex thrifted this week! And you're right about the logo on the transistor!! Very 60s flight attendant.

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  5. I think I may have just developed a new obsession, Treasure Craft! I can't believe I haven't come across it before, I love love love tourist ware.

    All great finds to match an equally awesome blog.

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  6. Stopping over from Apron Thrift Girl! Love, LOVE the bowling bag! That's awesome that it came with the ball and shoes. Even better the shoes fit! Love the finds!

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  7. Bowled over by that bag! Can't wait to see the stylish shoes too. Gasped at those pineapples and shell as well - too cool. Great finds, glad I stopped in from Thrift Share Monday.

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  8. Great finds! I featured that same promotional Pyrex casserole dish this week! And I love love love the Treasure Craft stuff!

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  9. Woah, love that bag, radio, hell, everything here! I'd suggest having the vintage foodie segment as a weekly/monthly post you do here on this blog, it fits right in here and it will help you write plenty of content for months to come :)

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  10. Van - I think you may be right. I should trim down my project list to something that a human could actually achieve in one life time. There's just so much interesting stuff out there to do!

    Thanks for the comments, everyone! Last week's Vintage Hot or Not was a Treasure Craft piece too. I totally won that poll! I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks Treasure Craft is so hot.

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  11. Such super fabulous finds! I'm loving your Treasure Craft collection and awesome bowling bag. Love your blog too!

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  12. ooooH I love to idea of a vintage foodie blog! And SCORE on the awesome Pyrex..I also started collecting it and I am a little obsessed :)

    Delighted Momma

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  13. Hey!

    I don't think I left a link, I went back through your old posts and didn't see anything I'd feel the need too. Even though I was reminded I want to find a beaker to do your succulent planting, so freakin cool! As for this post, Ahhhh man your going to kill me, I just passed up a golden hearts with lid and burner at Savers. I feel bad now. I REALLY wanted the vintage Dooney and Bourke though. Love your Jetstream once again I rarely see old radios in Phoenix whats sup with that. There is a guy who does ghetto art on pieces like that and man is it cool.

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  14. Especially love that bowling ball bag and can't wait to see the shoes!

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