I have some Thrifty items to share that I purchased November/December. I often get lazy about taking photos of my purchases when I get home that day. Then if they are already washed and put away I never remember to do it.
I LOVE these cocktail shakers. I bought the small one at the Mennonite Thrift store (how ironic is that?..LOL) for $1. I don't know how old it is or if it's just been made to appear vintage? The large one was from Goodwill just the other day and I paid $3.99 for it. I really think this one is vintage. It's very heavy glass and the little cap on the lid screws on. See the Whiskey Sour recipe on the side? Yep, that's my favorite drink (besides Diet Pepsi which I'm trying to limit myself and only had 2 this week....vs. 2 a day.....yay me!)
I bought these glasses to be used for my Whiskey Sours. Aren't they great? The 2 clear ones look to me like Highball glasses on top of wine stems. They were $1 each from Goodwill. The green one is so adorable and was $0.50 cents at the Mennonite store. I scoured that place hoping for a matching mate. No luck. I am a sucker for anything green.
This Pyrex is for Steph who collects it. She normally doesn't go for the white bases but this one is really very cute so she approved it when I sent her a photo. It was $5. Gotta love an iPhone when you are thrifitng and shopping for someone else.
This turquoise casserole dish is one she didn't approve because of the dark marks all over it. I had no idea what they were. They looked like burn marks or something burnished on. Since she said no I decided to buy it for myself anyway. That was at the end of November and I only just cleaned it up this weekend. With some Barkeepers Friend and a little elbow grease those marks came off and it's perfect. I now have a piece of green, pink (gift) and turquoise Pyrex. I won't be collecting but I do love the few pieces I have.
Now this candy dish was an absolute nightmare to photograph. It was $1.99 at VV. It is so dainty and so gorgeous. I used it over Christmas to hold yummy Almond Roca. When I bought this one there was another candy dish right beside it. The kind of thick, basic looking glass that you might buy at a place like WalMart. That one said $5.99 and I couldn't believe that someone looked at these 2 candy dishes and marked the vintage, quality dish at $2 and the piece of junk candy dish at $6. It just goes to show you how people don't embrace old quality items and would rather have new mass produced stuff. Thank goodness I'm here to hoard those unwanted vintage pieces. LOL.
Last but not least I bought this picture. I have a thing for birds and it is so bright and colourful that I could not leave it behind. It was $5.99 at VV. I don't know what they are called but I'm sure it's done with the type of paint that used to come in a metal squeeze tube with a roller ball on the tip. You would roll the paint on the fabric. I think. At least I remember doing that kind of craft in the late 70's, early 80's. Anyone know what I am talking about?
I have a spare bedroom that is my "get ready" room and I will hang this in there. But that frame needs to be painted. Any suggestions? Should I just go with a basic creamy white?
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