Monday, February 25, 2013

Four Leaf Clover in My Pocket


With my grandchildren off from school last week I had the opportunity to spend time with two of them. At the beginning of the week there was my sweetie Kalob. He's fourteen now and just a fine young man. Of course the time was short with him and the time was spent with him. We ate and played video games and just gabbed about the things he likes and in less than 24 hours mom picked him up to be with a family member having surgery.
Later in the week my eldest daughter and I picked up my darling granddaughter. Amanda will be eighteen in August and a few days after her birthday will leave home to become a freshman in college. Where does the time go? She visited for four days and boy did Auntie, Mandy and I have fun. We shopped and thrifted, sewed and relaxed, gabbed and giggled and just had a wonderful time. We looked at and found her shoes and dresses. I didn't know she was into such cute dresses and we found her four. All thrifted and in wonderful condition. We also found her some great vintage shoes. She was all set.
We ended up visiting a total of eight thrift stores. I had literally felt like I had a four leaf clover in my pocket. I found so much that it seemed endless. I got whatever I could to build my store inventories. They included everything from some great Pyrex to Vera Bradley. Well look...see. This is only the tip of the iceberg of finds. I think I have enough to share through the end of March. I took advantage of the opportunity and thanked the universe for making the funds available to purchase so much.

 
 
As you can see there are two of the larger size Cinderella stacking Pyrex bowls, some  NIP twin size vintage sheets, four vintage made in Japan Santa mugs and a Libbey's golden wheat pitcher.
Then there was a Vera Bradley bag and card holder, two vintage Libbey owl and bird glasses, vintage party picks, a Care Bear friends plate and a great collection of vintage invitations, contact paper and shelf liners. These items will be listed on my stores within the next couple of weeks, but there are stacks of other items to care for and prepare that were purchased this weekend and as of this writing the washer and dryer are humming away with some of the linens found. I hope everyone has a wonderful week and please feel free to stop by my stores and take a peek.
I'm sure I'll be listing other items found before I get to blog them all.
 

This is a close up of the libbey glasses. I've been unable to match them yet, but I will be doing an image search on them. They were just so different that I couldn't pass them up.

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13 comments:

chrissy said...

ahhhhh, so you are the one who is finding all the gorgeous shelf lining contact paper at the thrifts! i have been looking for some forever! ;)

Sew Inspired said...

Once in a while I get lucky and find some. :)

Sir Thrift-A-Lot said...

I've never seen the wheat pitcher before, but see the mugs every single week. Can't really see the owl & bird glass, but they look kinda neat. Gonna Googs them to get a closer look.

The Classy Punk said...

I am jealous of the pyrex and that pitcher! I love them!

Jill said...

That's a lot of really nice things you found!! Thrifting must be a whole lot better where you live, there has been not much of anything around here!!

Wendy said...

My grandson is two... I take him thrifting with me and bribe him with toy race cars to keep him from getting antsy. :) Enjoy your finds!

ThrifterSisters said...

I collect those Santa mugs and would have grabbed all of them in a second! I also LOVE to see posts with Pyrex in them. It's my most favorite thing to collect.

Have a wonderful week!

Erica

Sew Inspired said...

I added a close up picture of the Libbey glasses. This is about one quarter of what I thrifted this past long weekend. I found a couple more pieces of pyrex and linens and smalls. We enjoyed Western NY for the day. Like I said I felt like I had a four leaf clover in my pocket with this abundant haul. Can't wait to share more.

Karen said...

Looks like you had lots of fun! I love Pyrex, but only collect the blue. Those are hard to find now. xx

Flo said...

Lots of goodies! You should do well with the Vera Bradley bag, that's a rare one.

LV said...

Nice you have smaller ones that enjoy outings with you. Great finds.

Allison said...

I keep looking for vintage sheets in my area, but haven't had much luck. that is a fantastic haul of thrifted loot! :)

Diann said...

What fun thrifted treasures you got! Love them. Thanks for sharing at TTF.