When it comes to thrift shopping, I don’t know what excites me more… Finding something you like collecting or finding something you’ve been SEARCHING FOR! (or JUST THRIFT SHOPPING)
The items in this photo are from 2 different trips out shopping over the time I was away from blogging.
I love vintage PYREX! I have many pieces from my mother’s home, some that were handed down from an Aunt years ago and some that I’ve picked up here and there.
So you can imagine how quickly I scooped up the canisters. I had seen some a while back with a cute little MUSHROOM MOTIF…but that thrift store had them outrageously priced! I passed on them. Mushrooms and all!
Then a few weeks later at a different place—I found this set while out with my daughter. Much better price. They have a faux wood grain pattern, but I don’t mind. The ‘BROWN’ color compliments my Chambers Range so well. :)
The other item…
The one I’ve been SEARCHING FOR…
The canning jar basket.
yes! I’ve wanted one for a while. If you saw my post on industrial lighting on a budget…
Well, you have a pretty good idea of what I want that for then. I’m using it to make a swag light for the porch. I can’t wait it is going to be so cute!
So that’s it. My ‘collection’ thing?—PYREX. My “searching for’ thing? –canning jar basket.
The other items? BONUS THRIFT!
You know—it just sort of calls out to you across the way. Sitting by it’s lonesome all dusty and CURIOUS… IN A DIMLY LIT CORNER.
Ice Crusher. 1957-ish model. Still works. Hummms.
Purrs… like a kitten. Chomps Ice like … I don’t know what!!!!!
Let’s me choose if I want COURSE ice or FINE ice! Do you know, I’ve been through 2 blenders with ice crushing features on them in the last 18 months…almost 2 years? Yes! I have. One of them was for making ICE DRINKS…smoothies! I found this OLD Pink… MAGIC HOSTESS electric ice Crusher… and when it worked.
I . WAS. THRILLED.
So of course I bought the ice pick …just because, if you have an ice crusher with a little bitty door. It stands to reason, you’re going to need an ice pick, right?
What do you love the most about thrift shopping? Do you do it regularly? Is it something you schedule or plan?
Do you keep a running list? Is there something you hardly ever pass up?
Oh, the spigot? We are homesteaders! You never know when you might need an extra spigot… on the end of a spiked pipe. That’s just thinking ahead, right there! See a spigot on spike, buy it!
Thrifty Life Thursday @ Revisionary Life
Til next time, Be Blessed!
"Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends. ~John 15:13~