Category Archives: thrifting & vintage

finding value and treasures.

when others hunt down pyrex for me

this weekend, i was given two pieces of vintage pyrex. first (excuse the upside bowl, it shows the pattern better)… { “embroidery” promotional pattern, size 443 (2.5 qt) cinderella bowl }  “cinderella” is the name given to the nesting bowls … Continue reading

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winner announcement!

the winner of the vintage trivet giveaway is comment #3… beetree says: December 13, 2011 at 10:13 am  Beautiful job Corey!!! We had those trivets when I was growing up…now I’ll know something to do with them if I see them … Continue reading

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you made it so: vintage trivet wreaths by corey

check out this wreath!   my friend corey designed and created some wreaths out of vintage straw trivets. i had to ask her more about them when i saw the photos…  what inspired you to make these? You, Ana, inspired me … Continue reading

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thrift-share monday: a bit of candy

some of the pyrex colours reminds me of candy. is it just me? i think it’s the way the colours and patterns seem to swirl out from the pure white background. my most recent finds, in excellent condition: 403 (2.5 … Continue reading

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my marimekko project: finished at last!

i found this chair in a thrift store… yes, that’s right. $2.99. in case you’re wondering, i’m ignoring what you’re thinking: “yep. looks like it’s worth about that much…” as if there was any doubt, they had to price it … Continue reading

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