made some thrift scores today. But I'll preface this by telling the little story about my attempt at thrifting earlier this week at Twice Is Nice. My plan was to stop at Healthy By Nature to get the girls a treat, and then check out the thrift store next door. I had been in there before and they have a sewing supply section with fabrics. I'm pretty sure they get a lot of estate sale stuff in there so old fabrics end up in that thrift store. I'm going to make a few aprons for Craft Hope I was hoping to find some interesting fabrics in there to work with.
The last time I went to Hope's Treasures I got reamed out for letting Clover be loose in there to play with the toys in the kids section, so heading into Twice Is Nice I loaded the girls into the Phil and Teds double stroller. There is always a lot of delicate looking stuff down low in there, so I was pretty terrified that the kids would break everything if they weren't strapped down. There was an old lady hovering at the door when I entered the store, and she stopped me to say "oooh, we don't typically allow those in here." Meaning the stroller. She added on "people like to hide things in strollers and steal them."
I was pretty taken aback. For one thing, the only storage area in my stroller is tiny and highly visible if you just LOOK at the thing. So what do you expect all the young moms to do (which I would think is a significant portion of the people who shop at thrift stores). Would they prefer I let my kids loose to break all the things they think I was going to steal? Come on.... So I got kicked out. Of a thrift store. For putting my wild kids in a stroller. For half a second I actually considered just letting them loose to wreak havoc, but it wasn't worth it. The irony of getting turned away as a potential shoplifter when I was going there to gather supplies for CHARITY is pretty hilarious. Anyway!.....
My whole thrifting trip on Friday (at a different thrift store, obviously) came in at just over 20$ total. High Five!
I had been in need of a salad spinner, and I found this awesome vintage looking spinner. It seems really sturdy and says it was made in France. I think it came in at less than 3$
Somebody was getting rid of some pyrex, and I was in the market. The yellow dish on the right is vintage pyrex. The one on the left is something else, but I can't remember the name. I'm 99% sure the pyrex is supposed to be a small baking dish, but I'm using it as a really big butter dish. It's a butter dish for people who loooove their butter. You don't even want to know how much kerrygold we go through here in a week. It's Violet's favorite. She eats it off of a spoon.
These Japanese tea sets are something I have been looking around for since before last Christmas. I'm just in love with the colors and style of this one. It was the most expensive item yesterday at almost 9$, but it's really nice. Made in Japan.
The pot is just the tiny size I wanted, and it comes with 5 cups. I'm pretty sure that the pot won't fit enough tea to pour into all five cups though. LOL! If I ever find a cast iron set I am going to snatch it up too. Because I was so excited about taking pictures of all the things I found I didn't wash any of it until after, so you can see all the dust on the tea set.
What? A wooden mushroom? No, I just had a hard time getting any good shots of my wooden salad bowl in the glaring noon sun, and this was my solution. It's sitting on top of my salad spinner. I almost got some wooden salad servers to go along with it but I thought they were overpriced.