On my way home from work, I decided to make a quick dash into my neighbourhood Value Village. I was pleasantly surprised (ok, I was super excited) when I saw the sign on the door reading "Manager's Special Today Only! 30% off All Housewares!" My pet peeve with Value Village is how some items are badly overpriced.
The first thing I spotted was a flamingo pink Pyrex round casserole dish which has been sitting at the store for about two weeks... reason? It has baked on stains all over it and is still priced at $5.99. I moved on and was rewarded with a couple of vintage diet pepsi glasses, 70 cents a piece with the discount! I looked on ebay for more information and found that they were calling these "slim" tumblers and some of them had "One Calorie" written on them.
These will go well with an old Pepsi bottle I kept for many years. You know, from my "private collection", haha.
We have just finished building our deck and purchased a barbecue on the weekend. I spotted a nice BBQ fork in great condition. It has a really nice wood handle and even has its' original Woodwards Department store sticker on it. It's made in Canada and seems to be of nice quality. The leather hanger looks quite cracked so I think I will cut that off.
Usually when I have time, I double back over the shelves that I just checked out, to make sure there isn't a little gem hidden away. I realized that one of the staffers just unloaded a cart with THREE vintage corningware round pots! They were in great condition and were $6 each, less 30%. I stacked them up to see how they would look and swooned a bit. Realizing that I don't really need three very similar pots, I settled on buying one 750mL pot that should come in handy. When I was in the checkout line, a lady mentioned that it was such a pretty pattern and in such great shape. I almost turned back to the housewares section and picked up the other two, but I restrained myself!
The last item I saw when I was about to wrap things up was a vintage mustard coloured fondue set.
Not only was it in its original box, it had its wood fondue forks in their original bag and had the warming rack and burner. It was missing it's bottom plate but for $3.50, I'm not complaining.
That was a great day at Value Village. I purchased all these goods for about $11 total but I sure have a lot of dish washing to do.