There has been an estate sale and moisture drought here in the midwest. *gasp* Clearly this has ended! This is what it looked like outside the front door this last weekend....
And here is what I picked up at my first estate sale of the year!
This was the estate of a retired pharmacist. They clearly had good taste as when I arrived I was surrounded by Baccarat crystal, Lladro, and beautiful Regency-style decor. Although I appreciate all of the fancy-schmancy stuff, I really wanted to get into the kitchen and the basement. From my experience, the cool stuff is always located there!
The kitchen didn't disappoint. I scored these two vintage Pyrex casseroles WITH original lids. These beauties are mint green with a gold scroll design. Thankfully, the hubby was with me (I bribed him with a sushi dinner, that he paid for) because the first thing I picked up were the heavy casserole dishes and they are slippery suckers. So he tucked the big one under his arm like a football and promised not to drop it. I carried the smaller of the two. There was no way I was setting these up front while we shopped. I did that one other time and my finds were picked off.
Then it was on to the basement. There were a bunch of apothecary items. Apothecary is huge right now in the current and vintage markets. You can buy the 'look' at any Restoration Hardware, but I like the stuff with the story behind it. I passed on the cool bottles with stoppers and pestle/mortar combos. The apothecary was priced fairly but still to high for me.
Love the color of the medical mug and the fire red logo on the World's Fair mug. I would like to keep the blue one, but I have enough mugs to last me a lifetime. These will go in the Etsy shop.
I also found two NOS (new old stock) shelf liner rolls in cool retro pattens. They will be listed in the ebay store.
Not bad with the first sale of the year!
What was your favorite thrifted find of this past weekend?
Nice finds. Love that retro Pyrex.ReplyDelete
thx for stopping by rosemary :)Delete
Love the World's Fair mug. My kindergarten class went there on a field trip :-)Delete
Way to go Rachael, it looks so cold where you are! My trick with picking up Pyrex at an estate sale is to bring my own reusable shopping bag, preferably one with a flattened bottom! They are really helpful!ReplyDelete
good idea chels. i will start keeping a reusable bag in my trunk. that way i will never forget or will have one for any impromptu sales!Delete
Beautiful Pyrex! Looking at your snow is making me say Brrrrrrrrrr! We got a few flakes tonight, but they're already melted.ReplyDelete
add on another few inches to that too dana! i woke up this am to a fresh layer of snow.Delete
Don't get me started on the estate sale drought. I check the estate sale sites every day but literally haven't been to a single one in months! It's like all the mid-mod up and disappeared.ReplyDelete
during these midwest winter months the sales are few and far between. i guess we have goodwill, but it is hard to come across really good mid mod furniture at the gw...unless you are mr modatomic!Delete
Those pyrex are amazing! Great find!ReplyDelete
oh what lovely Pyrex you found!ReplyDelete
The Joyful Thrifter
Good finds. There hasn't been any sales (thrift/gs/estate) in my area since November 2011. Hopefully soon. Love finding pyrex.ReplyDelete
Haven't seen those Pyrex in awhile!ReplyDelete
Good find with the lids.
Nice Pyrex! They look great, and lids are always an awesome bonus! There have not been nearly enough estate sales in my area either... what is that about?ReplyDelete
Love the pyrex! I hear you on the drought! I'm down by Wichita, KS. Can't wait for auction season to get into full swing!ReplyDelete
What a fun pyrex find! I've never seen that pattern before. :)ReplyDelete