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Sunday, August 30, 2009

The pickings are slim…

 

Sales are winding down in our area, and I don’t seem to be finding much in the way of yard sales these days. And I think the dealers in the vintage stores where I frequently shop are having a hard time replenishing merchandise in their own booths. So the pickings were slim for me this week.

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I did find this trio of Pyrex bowls in the crazy daisy pattern, though.  Back when I first got married, I received a set of four bowls in this pattern as a wedding present. There was a larger mixing bowl included in that set and I wish this set I found wasn’t missing that size bowl. It was perfect  for mixing cake or pancake batter. 

But I’ll have to be satisfied with these three. I think they were a good deal at $15.00. The dealer just happened to be in the shop the day I was in, and she brought  the price down from$22.00.  Turns out she was the lady I bought all those glass snack sets from last week!

 

 

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I found this this glass pitcher at a yard sale for $1.00 and it’ll be fine for serving a batch of ice tea or lemonade. The weather is still warm here, so something cool and refreshing is still well-received on a day when the temperatures are still in the 80’s.  I just read in Dana’s blog that she and The Stone Rabbit like to drink a combination of iced tea and lemonade called an “Arnold Palmer.”  I am definitely going to try that, using pink lemonade. Doesn’t that sound good?

 

 

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Gotta bring out the silver polish for this baby! It is so tarnished that it will probably take several cleanings to get it to where I want it to be. A little elbow grease will be well worth the $3.00 I paid for it. 

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I found this  French-looking basket while out on my adventure in Lancaster, Ohio. I had originally looked at a similar one in another shop, but it was quite expensive. This one only set me back $8.00, as opposed to almost $50.00 at the other shop.  I’ve filled it with two dozen paper sunflowers that I found at a yard sale for $2.oo.

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Make sure that you stop over at Rhoda’s site. I’m sure she and others are finding cool things to show us from their thrifting excursions.

42 comments:

Wendy said...

I love that Pyrex! I havent found anything in that pattern yet. And the pitchers are really nice. I just love the shapes.

The Lazy Peacock said...

great finds! i love that silver pitcher, so pretty.

Lori aka paperchick said...

I love old bowls....those Crazy Daisy's are so cute !

I also have a sweet spot for sunflowers and yours are too pretty ! Thank you for sharing.

Tarva said...

I'm not sure that I have ever posted hear before but I visit your blog often. Just love it.

The bowls were a great fine.

FOR THE SAKE OF TIME said...

I remember those Pyrex sets! They were every bride's dream. Your little basket for the door is so nice. I like the gold bow. I think I'll try that on one I have.

Have a geat week.

Charla

Brenda said...

I adore that basket of sunflowers! Looks so cheerful!
Brenda

blushing rose said...

Love the basket of flowers ... what a delight to your entry.

Have a beautiful week. TTFN ~ Marydon

ellen b said...

Hello Sue! Fun buys even with the slim pickins. I have that same glass pitcher! I really enjoy the style of it...

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

The basket full of sunflowers is just gorgeous and so cheerful! Love it! Cute pyrex set too!

Manuela

~~Carol~~ said...

I love that basket of sunflowers on your door, Sue! And who could pass up those Pyrex bowls? I like that pattern alot!
That glass pitcher is great too. An Arnold Palmer. Hmmm. Just iced tea and lemonade? Sounds yummy on a hot day, even though I think the hot days are over, for the summer here!

Blue Creek Home said...

I got that same set of bowls for a wedding gift too!!! I only have the 2 smallest ones left. I use them eveyday. I would love to find more.
Love the basket of sunflowers on the door.
Rhonda

Susie Q said...

I have the middle one of those Pyrex bowls that I picked up at Goodwill..nice to know the approximate age...and the pattern name!

Nori said...

I love your Pyrex set!! Cute pattern and fun colors!

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Who knew that Pyrex would be so collectible? Yes, garage sales are dwindling down here too. That ice tea/lemonade duo does sound good...especially being that I am a little thirsty at the moment! I might have to try that too. Your sunflower door decor is so pretty on the red door! Have a great week!~Patti

Dragonfly Treasure said...

I have those bowls too. Love them. Sweet basket!

Housewife Savant said...

Try Wright's Silver Cream for that pretty silver pitcher. I LOVE silver and have long hated the battle against tarnish.
The Wright's stuff is available at WMart and it's truly a user friendly polish.
I LOVE lemonade and iced tea mixed. Thought I was the only one.
Try also lemonade mixed with GRAPE KOOLAID. Yum.

Julie said...

I am such a sucker for pyrex....I love it ..I am having a give a-way to celebrate my 1 month Blogoversary.... Please stop over. .

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

I love your Pyrex, but the basket is my fave!!! It looks great. :) Visiting from Rhoda's party. :)

Alicia said...

I love that pitcher. My mom found one at a thrift store not too long ago. It's just small enough for ice tea for her. And I'm in love with those sunflowers and the basket. How pretty you displayed it. It seems funny to hear you say the temperatures are warm in the 80's. Today it's 105 here! Whew! That Arnold Palmer drinks sounds good today.

Take care and stop by and say hello.

Gwen said...

Such beautiful pitchers!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Sue I would be doing my Happy Dance over that silver pitcher...you stole that my friend...Love the basket on your door...just says "Welcome Fall" to me...I think you did really great girl...May you have a Great week...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

farmlady said...

Love the basket of sunflowers and that silver pitcher is just beautiful; even all tarnished like that. Think what it will look like when you get it all cleaned up. What a great find that was.
You're very good at this...

Tracy said...

We had that same set of pirex bowls when I was growing up!

http://abibleproject.blogspot.com/

Kelly W. said...

I love the crazy daisy! I have an entire set of plates, bowls, cups, mixing bowls, napkin rings, you name it. I remember eating off of those plates growing up and just the sight of them bring back wonderful memories!

Pam @ This Humble House said...

Love that juice pitcher! Your basket and flowers for the front door look great!

~ Pam

Cass @ That Old House said...

ACK! ACK! I had no idea old Pyrex was collectible. I just sent my 34 year old set of 4 (perfect condition) blue and white Pyrex mixing bowls off with my daughter Anne, for her first apartment.

YIKES. What have I DONE?
(Hits self on head)
Cass

Marianne@Songbirdisnesting said...

Well even if things are winding down, you still managed to find some very good finds.
Good look with the scrubbing of the silver.

the cottage child said...

I love the pitchers. Great finds. Love.

Kelli said...

You found great items!! I especially love the basket and pyrex bowls! I'm on the lookout!!

Lori E said...

Hey there. Yes I get it...shaken not stirred. I had never heard of an Arnold Palmer drink before but I do make an iced tea drink of cold tea made by setting a huge jar of many teabags and water in the sun for several hours. I take that Sun Tea and mix it with orange juice and lemon juice and serve over ice with some mint. Of course if a little rum made it's way in to the glass that would be okay too.

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hi, Sue, nice finds! That's the same Pyrex pattern I found a few weeks ago. You did good!

Bill said...

Hi Sue,
Wish we were neighbors ... I'd polish that silver pitcher for you while you pour the tea or lemonade using that pretty glass one you showed us! Great deal on the basket and the flowers!!!

Bye for now,
Bill

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

My mom had dishes with that same kind of pattern. Every so often I come across these and then the blue with white flowers. Isn't it fun to find good deals? Your basket is very sweet and looks fall-ish.

have a sweet day,
becky

Suzanne in TX said...

Thanks for stopping in to say hello earlier today! I love all of your fabulous finds. Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful week ahead!

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

Dam girl! -- Those daisy bowls are antiques??? ooooh my. I have 2 of them in my cupboards. Ok, so I have had them a couple (cough cough) of years... but hey i take good care of things LOL

Ohh my -- I guess my knees are creeking for a reason-- and here i thought i was a sping chicken.

Sigh... Claudia ♥ ♥

An Accomplished Woman said...

Great finds... you can always come South. We yard sale for a solid two more months.

Cynthia

Lady Katherine said...

I too remember those bowls! I just love the glass pitcher. The silver pitcher is going to be beautiful. When you get it all cleaned up, come and clean mine. lol Love the basket of sunflowers!

Bellamere Cottage said...

Hi sweet Sue!

Love all your finds.....I had a set of bowls like that, but mine had a different pattern...I can't remember exactly what they looked like though.

I love your basket on the front door. Doesn't that look so darn happy and welcoming!

Big hugs,
Spencer

Jane (Frugal Fine Living) said...

Oh, my gosh ... I used to have the same pyrex bowl set. It was a wedding shower gift, too.

I love the French basket with the sunflowers!

Jane

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What great finds. My daughter would love your mixing bowls. I like the french basket. It looks so cheery with the sunflowers.

Rita said...

I received two sets of the same daisy pyrex bowls (one in gold and one in blue) as wedding gifts back in 1966. The blue set have been buried in the back of my pantry ever since. I have never used them. Have no idea why I am saving them. I should have dug them out a while back when I broke the last bowl from the gold set. Thanks for the reminder.

Thanks for the visit to my Sunday Favorites. I appreciate your nice comment.

We had a mole problem once but used a very expensive and drastic step to solve it. We packed up and moved. I wish you the best of luck .

Kathleen said...

Did you polish that silver pitcher yet??