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May 23, 2012

Treasure Hunting Report: More Stress Thrifting

Thanks to everyone for their awesomely supportive comments yesterday.  The bowl wasn't the whole story:

A gorgeous, but small-ish, vase for $5.00 from an estate sale.  You caught a peek of it on the mantle here.


A sweet little pink striped Pyrex bowl.  I have a feeling Mom might be stealing this one.


Another cast iron votive holder.  This one marked Japan.  Alright, I  need to open an Etsy shop.  Soon.


More vintage melamine for a play kitchen (this isn't Melmac, though).
I am planning a pretty long research trip abroad (details soon) and I thought this vintage sewing kit would be perfect.  Actual scissors?  Needles made in English?  Snaps?  Gosh, people sure were spoiled.  This will be much handier than the cheap-o hotel version I have.

 
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  1. Ooh, overseas research trip! Do tell! My research is all in Canada, so my trips this summer include exciting Winnipeg and lovely London, Ontario! I am lucky enough to be going to a conference in Paris, so I really can't complain. (Oh, and if you did open an Etsy shop, I'd buy. You should do it.)

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    1. I promise to share details about my trip soon, once I get my ducks in a row :) Hey, a Paris conference sounds lovely!!

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  2. I am never able to find such cool/beautiful things in my area... which is why I agree that you should open an Etsy shop.

    And.. yay research!

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    1. Maybe I'll stop finding things once I open a shop, lol.

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  3. I love the candle holder, very cool!

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  4. I love the vase and yesterday's bowl. Very nice finds!

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  5. At least you are buying some cute stuff while stressed. Hope your mood will lift...but in the meantime buy up!! xx

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  6. I want that pink pyrex! You are a good thrifter gf!

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  7. I had a couple of posts to catch up on - I'm loving all your recent finds! How do you find the prices at your VV? I've noticed the local one here has gotten quite pricey, especially for these types of items (pricey for a thrift store, mind you). Hope some of the relationship stress eases for you soon so you focus on the people in your life who bring you happiness!

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    1. Thanks! VV prices seem high, although my fab bowl was only $4.99 (from yesterday). But with spring/summer here, most of my finds are yard sale specials, where the prices are rock bottom - esp. church/rummage sales!!

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  8. Sooo great to be back and finally be able to play catch up on your blog. Wow you've been B-U-S-Y in such a great wayyyyyyy.

    Love all your finds, Tanya. Especially that color on the caprice melamine: yummy!

    What is this about researching abroad? Any plan to go down to the bay area?

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  9. The pink bowl is adorable :)

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  10. I love the little pink bowl...
    I want MOOOOOORE pyrex!!!

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