Thursday, June 25, 2015
Thrifty Thursday: Yard Sale and Thrift Store Finds
So, here's what we were able to find this week.
1. We went to one of our local used stores first and the man who was running the counter that day (the used store is owned by a married couple) laughed as he heard me gasp in excitement.
I found a vintage 2 1/2 quart casserole in the Verde design (the bottom casserole seen above) for 8.00. Not the cheapest find in the world, but it is so rare to find casseroles with their lids, especially the colored casseroles, that I had to have it. I use my vintage Pyrex dishes constantly, so it was well worth the investment.
2. Father's Day we went yard sale hopping to see if we could find any cool things. I had my daughter give my husband her surprise gift early, instead of for Christmas, and he loved the custom designed mug she made for him with pictures of her and my son on it. I got my husband a print of an old time world map. It was smaller than I would have liked, but after I put it in a frame it came out looking pretty good. My son had made my husband something for Father's Day at school, so I figured that Father's Day was taken care of. Ahhh, but then we found the cabinet at a yard sale (seen above).
It is a combination TV, record player and stereo cabinet. It is old enough that the TV has replaceable tubes in it. The guy who was selling it had gotten it from his mother and when they ran out of space he'd put it in storage. They were having to move due to lack of another needed bedroom, so he decided to sell the cabinet for 30.00.
The top of the cabinet needs work/needs to be replaced as the veneer that was originally on it has seen a lot of abuse, is chipping away and is out and out shot. And the planks below the veneer aren't much better. But the guts of the cabinet are good and the front of it is actually in decent shape other than the spot seen above in the lower left quadrant is going to need some added sealing as the finish got something spilled down it and got eaten away. We've got to replace a tube in the TV (oddly enough, still available) and the record player needs some minor repair work done on the wiring (luckily my husband knows how to do all of that). For 30.00, though, it was a nice find.
In other news, I swear the way it is going I'm going to have Pyrex/Corelle/Corning Ware from every single line by the time I'm old. I never seem to run into the same pattern twice *laugh*. Love it all, though.
And there you are folks. My thrifty finds for this week. I hope you had some fun, too!