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May 4, 2009

Latest Thrift Finds – The Good, The Pastel and the Girly

vintage-finds-072Hi Everyone!  Here are my latest thrifting finds, brought to you by the letter “K”.  Why the letter “K”?  Because when Hubs sees all of these on the blog, he is going to kill me!

Seriously though, I am visiting my parents this week in Wisconsin, which is a good thing because I need a break from thrifting.  Selling thrifted things on Etsy and eBay is great IF you are dilligent about listing things every day.  I have kind of been falling off lately, so I have been buying more than I am selling. Oopsy.  

So anyway, here is a great pastel melamine dish group that I got at the local Goodwill last week. It wasn’t as cheap as I would have liked it, but I couldn’t leave it.  I havevintage-finds-074 recently developed a fondness for melamine that cannot be denied, and I snatch up little pieces whenever I see them.

Most of the above set is delicious Boontonware.  I love the cups, and the plates and saucers have square insets in them, which I adore.  The minty green bowl and plates don’t go with this set, but looked so cute colorwise that I let them slide.  I thought this would be perfect for a summer dessert set, especially for the three season porch.

Hopefully Hubs agrees with me….

vintage-finds-076The next this is this amaaaaaaaazing lemonade set that I found at…you guessed it…the local Goodwill. It was priced at $5.99 for the whole set, and I rather would have gnawed my own leg off than walked out of there without them.

The gold rim is perfect on everything except one glass, which is a little worn on one side.  This is one set that probaby will end up getting sold eventually, but for now it is going on top of the cabinet in the kitchen to be enjoyed for the summer.


Now this piece is something.  I bought this great carafe at a recent estate sale for 10 cents.  Yes, that is correct. 10 cents.  The people there priced stuff to MOVE, and it was one of those sales where you loaded up your arms until you couldn’t carry anymore, checked out, and then went back again to make sure you didn’t miss anything!

I thought this was a 1970’s carafe, until I stumbled upon this picture  on Flickr from American Vintage Home on Pam from Retro Renovation’s new Mid-Century Modern Red Geraninium photo pool.  The photo is from 1955, and it has the EXACT SAME carafe in it.  Exactly. That. One.  I was stunned. Amazing!


Here are a few more things from that estate sale and a recent auction.  The hobnail glass pitcher was bought at said auction for $1, and the blue soup bowl and nut chopper were bought at the same estate sale as the carafe.  You don’t want to know how much those two were. Let’s just say I bought an armload of stuff at that sale for $1. Enough said.

Anyway, I am going to be posting remotely from my parents place for this week (which is why I felt safe enough to post these things, since Hubs is hundreds of miles away) to help them sort through things as they get ready to move back into their house. For those of you who don’t know, the first floor of my parents house was filled with water last year when Wisconsin flooded.  My Dad and my brother have been working hard to repair the damage, and they are finally ready to move back in after almost a year of extensive gutting and construction. Wish us luck!

Oh, and I miss you tons, Hubs! 😉

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3 Responses to Latest Thrift Finds – The Good, The Pastel and the Girly

  1. Sara in AZ Reply

    May 4, 2009 at 11:17 am

    Ruth, Your melamine collection is SO cool! I love all of the pastel colors too. That coffee carafe is awesome – and 10 cents, WOW!!! Great finds! I am sure Hubs won’t be too upset. Good luck with the move!

  2. Tikimama Reply

    May 4, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    If Hubs if upset, just tell him that you really bought all that stuff for ME, and you were just on your way to ship it out! Really, I’d do it for you, you’re a great blog-buddy! Just thinking of you and your safety! 😉

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