Monday, June 25, 2012

Vintage Valentines

So at one particular "old folks" thrift that I go to, the volunteers are the sweetest! They also have great deals - in fact I purchased my $2 Cuisinart food processor here. Score!

I spotted a bag of vintage cards for fifty cents recently and inside was this cute beaver valentine!

The bag had a bunch of pretty terrible Get Well cards and a sweet Easter one. Unfortunately, most of the batch were either written on inside or just plain dowdy looking. Haha, I can't complain for the price, but who donates used cards?!

This card is kind of hilarious although if you described to me the concept of a suicidal, love-struck beaver on a Valentine, I would probably look at you a little funny. =) I was just relieved to get one gem of a card within the junky pile.

Linking up to Thrift Share Monday!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Pyrex Delphite Casserole with Lid!

With all the vintage Pyrex I have accumulated, would it surprise you to hear that I just recently bought my first piece off eBay this month?

You might remember that I scored the bottom dish part of the prized Delphite Casserole dish at Value Village over two years ago for a mere five bucks. I used it in my garden to help me grow garlic and for a whole bunch of other things, like as a popcorn dish.

I've been waiting patiently for an opportunity to buy the lid and finally found one well priced on eBay. I was very nervous about it arriving in one piece, but as you can see, the seller packed the box full of peanuts and used plenty of bubble wrap.

I was pretty thrilled to see that beautiful blue colour peeking through the plastic.

Look at how that gorgeous lid fits on my piece! I scored the lid for $10 and the shipping was reasonably priced as well. I have seen this set sell for around $100 on the same auction site.

I'm so glad to have reunited these pieces, and so relieved about my first eBay Pyrex Purchase success!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Strawberry Shortcake Magnets

Hullo there everyone! I was over at my folks' place this weekend when my mom mentioned that she found a plastic baggie of some old magnets of mine.

I was pretty delighted to be reunited with my old Strawberry Shortcake buddies. I must have had these since I was a little girl. I can't believe I ever put them away!

I am still charmed by how these girls are named Lemon Chiffon and Angel Cake.

The purple kitty named Souffle is so cute. I loved that cat and remember having a scented figurine of her... Boy would I love to find that piece! I bet it is somewhere at my parents' house too!

I hope you found some goodies this weekend too. I'm linking up to ATG's Thrift Share!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Teak Bird Corkscrew Made in Denmark

I scored this cute little Corkscrew in the form of a teak bird on Ebay a few months ago. I have it shown here with my little mystery bird that I previously posted about.

I waited so long to post about it because I couldn't bear to open the package... it was in its mint original package, with a blue foil sticker reading "Made in Denmark".

Finally this weekend, I couldn't resist and tore it open. Look at the beautiful wood grain!

I paid $5.50 for this little guy plus $3 shipping. I'm a bit embarrassed to admit that I bought this over a year ago! The seller had multiple birds for sale. I understand that an old print shop had closed down in Connecticut, and that's where he found these treasures, all in their original packaging. I do wonder what they were doing in a print shop...

This little bird's head has a lovely shape to it. It is marked "Denmark" on the underside of its pedestal base.

There are three separate components to this piece: a corkscrew bottom, bottle brush head, and bottle opener body.

See how it all fits together? Brilliant!

Since I opened it and put it together, I've been admiring its graceful form. It's currently sitting at my computer desk. Unfortunately, I don't know much about this piece other than where it's made. No indication of the age at all. Has anyone seen one of these guys in the wild?

These two make a cute little pair, don't they?

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