Friday, December 20, 2013

Merry Kitschmas! Thrift finds

Hello Friends, Merry Christmas!

I have a few thrift finds to show you. Not as many as usual; I don't know about you, but around here its slim pickins this time of year.

First the Pyrex:

I didn't think I would like Woodland, but it has grown on me. Just the mixing bowls, though. I can still pass on the casseroles and such! These were really reasonable ($8 for the three) so I picked them up. I am trying to find some solid blue Horizon bowls to mix it with- I think a blue and brown set would really look sharp. The one on the right is an Americana fall colors 403, which I definitely love. Gonna have to find the rest of this set!

And speaking of fall colors, I found almost all of the Autumn Harvest Cinderella set the week before Thanksgiving!  In a thrift store- I mean, who donates these things the week before turkey day? Everything but the rust colored 442, and they are in great condition for $12.99. I am almost done with my AH- just need this 442 and the 402 from the mixing bowl set. I also treated myself to an early Christmas present and bought a fridgie set on Etsy for a super price.

I also found 3/4 of the primary fridge set with old-style lids! I happened to have an extra yellow 503 laying around, so that completed my second set of these. But I don't have the space to keep both, so these went to my booth.

I also got really lucky right after Thanksgiving- I was in a little tiny town that had a ton of junk shops and found my first ever 933 lasagna pan! It was only $6, but I am not a fan of Butterfly Gold, so I ended up trading this one. I also found a red 404 for $8 which I am keeping- for some reason I don't have a picture of it, and my camera is barely working so it's more hassle than it's worth to take one. (It's also super hard to blog with it, so that's my excuse! :)

It's not all Pyrex goodies, though- 'tis the season for vintage Christmas! I don't buy as much as I used to; back when it was still cheap I bought dozens of ornaments for my tree. I think I probably have a gross of Shiny Brites at this point. But these red ones are really neat and were reasonable- will probably be headed to Etsy in the near future! 

I also bought not one, but two 4 ft. aluminum trees from the same thrift store! I think I paid about $35 for both. I took both over the the booth, and never got a photo of them completely assembled, so I'm sorry I can't show you.

Speaking of my Etsy shop, I added a bunch of new stuff- check it out and use the coupon code PIT20OFF for a 20% discount on everything!

These last two are the only non-Pyrex, non-Christmas things I've bought in probably 2 months.
I love this dog and leaf planter (despite his weird eyebrows) and it is much bigger than it looks here. I'm debating whether to take it to the booth or put it on Etsy.

This cool mid century clock is also a lot bigger than it looks! I can totally see this in someone's retro 60s/70s kitchen or living room. It's probably 18 inches in diameter and works, too! Most likely going to booth because I don't want to have to ship this! 

Well, that's about all the news that's fit to print. Have a Merry Kitschmas!


  1. I love the Autumn Harvest, and the clock is fantastic! I hope you and your family have a very merry Christmas!

    1. Thanks Dana, and merry Christmas to you as well!

  2. Aluminum trees from the thrift?! You must have been good this year :-)


  3. MERRY CHRISTMAS QT and HAPPY NEW YEAR. Very nice haul. I to collect vintage Christmas ornaments and Christmas cards. I send the cards to family and friends. Take care

  4. Love your finds! I use Woodland & Autumn Harvest on my Thanksgiving table- the colors are just perfect. Enjoy them all!