Thursday, February 19, 2015
Thrifty Thursday (Thrift Store Finds)
As anyone who has been reading this blog may know, I broke one of my medium sized mixing bowls about a month ago (and I cried some tears over it...normally stuff is just that to me...stuff...but that bowl hurt when it broke). I'd been searching the used stores for a replacement to no avail. Until this week when I FINALLY had a chance to hit The Red Barn (a thrift store in Palmer, AK). There I struck pay dirt! I not only found a vintage medium sized Pyrex mixing bowl (which I found awesomely cool), but I also found a clear Pyrex small mixing bowl (perfect for steaming puddings and stuff in). Total spent that day was 10.00 on the nose (not cheap, but I was happy anyway).
I then had to check out the newly renovated Wally World Thrift Store in Wasilla and was thrilled to find a 2/3 cup Tupperware measuring cup (which I'd never seen one of those before) and a vintage small tupperware container with a lid (sure, the colors didn't match, but I didn't care...I love those containers for left overs and other things :).
Total spent at Wally World was .70 between the two items. Loved it!
So, total spent for the week was 10.70. Amount saved? A lot. I love vintage Pyrex, Corelle and Corningware, so if I had purchased a bowl like that online and had it shipped here...man that would have cost a lot more than the 7.00 I paid for it. And the color goes with some of my vintage Corelle baking dishes, so it was just an awesome find for me.
And a new glass bowl that size...man I don't know how much it would have cost.
So, it was definitely a good week on the thrift store front.