Friday, April 5, 2013

Fab Finds Friday: Survivors Edition

Lately I have been struck by a bit of a thrifting curse: it seemed like every time I went shopping, something ended up breaking before they even entered my home. I'm talkin' drop-in-the-parking-lot-five-steps-from-the-door breakages.

Case in point:

In some cases I was okay with the breakage (like the votive holder above, which was only $0.29 and wasn't something totally unique). But in other cases the item was a present, like the pottery my mom collects which I spotted for $0.99 at Goodwill ($24 cheaper than retail!) Boo to my butterfingers!

Anyway, I think I might have changed my luck because the following breakables made it through the past few weeks unharmed!

$1.99 Colonial Mist casserole
$0.25 apiece for these Shiny Brites at a garage sale!
This $0.99 pitcher matches the glasses I bought back in February!

I've also been on a bit of a brass kick lately. I got this little pear dish for $1.49 at Goodwill...

And this brass door plate at a little vintage sale for $8. I think it'd look cool amidst a grouping of frames.

And my love for vintage textbooks resurfaced at an eBay seller's garage sale. The best part? As I was browsing the books, the guy told me I could take any of them for free! Sweeet! I dug up the ones with the best cover graphics and typography.

At the same sale, I got this chippy old juicer, a really nice heavy duty paper cutter (not pictured), and a big box of toys that I took to the preschool, all for the measly price of $8!

And check it out--the juicer was made in Kansas City, MO! Woo hoo!

Continuing my kitchen gadget trend, I found this old sifter at Goodwill for $0.49. There's just something about the old patina and cool typography that I love!

Here's hoping that my breaking purchase curse is the last thing I'll break (har har). And thrift on, y'all!

Linking to the Nifty Thrifty over at A Living Space and to The Joyful Thrifter!

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  1. I have a juicer like that - only in red - at home! Mine isn't as chippy but it still has character!

  2. I love that brass doorknob plate! Sorry about the breakage...I've had a bad run of it lately, too! I've started carrying those cloth grocery bags with me to the thrifts, which has been helping a little. ;)

  3. Literally 5 minutes ago I broke a glass that I don't even think I've blogged about yet! So frustrating, especially because it was the only one like it I had. Glad to hear that the Pyrex made it home safely. I cannot stand to hear about broken Pyrex!


  4. Beautiful, you have a real eye of art. I never thought such objects can be used to decorate. Love that metal frame keyhole especially! Great inspiration.


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