Monday, August 2, 2010

August Already????

Man oh man time flies!
The sun is setting earlier and the nights are cooler...My thoughts are turning to simmered stews and food preservation! Dan is back at work and the next vacation weeks will be at the end of September-Maine here we come!

I have the squirrel syndrome. What is the squirrel syndrome you might ask? Well this is how it goes: Everytime I sense that a job might end, I do just as a squirrel would do...gather food for the winter! In this case it's not just food..it's personnal care items,vitamins etc....I gotta use that employee discount as much as I can! LOL

Saturday we went to a thrift across the river and I found mighty cool stuff!

I never really see complete boxes of Xmas ornements so I was thrilled with those!
The lady at the cash said to me: My oh my you're thinking ahead!
Yes I am !

Thirfting tip: Always buy something you like right away otherwise you might regret it!


This lovely pale aqua tray in great condition, some leftover vintage Xmas gift tags and this super cute little Pyrex casserole. It's missing its lid :( but it's a Frienship one!

And on the subject of thrifting ...I never posted pics of my finds from the Ontario road trip, here goes!


Speaking of thrifting regrets....I'd left this cute FireKing mug at the flea in spring, so I was real happy it was still there!


I just love this one! It's a travel pouch full of little things you might need on a trip. From the 60's it's still filled with the original goodies...except the Alka-Seltzer and the currency converter.

And this little cutie!

  

A nice train case! Super clean and sweet! Dan spotted this one.

About thrifting regrets...In May I spotted a train case like that but lavender at a flea in Maine and I didn't buy it. WELL, I'M STILL THINKING ABOUT IT!

On to other things! Last night I discovered this super cool blog dedicated to all things mid-century and atomic! 
Uncle Atom his blog is really fun and he's having a giveaway! How cool is that?

I'm off to the farm stand this morning, I have a big new potato craving!

Have fun dear readers and keep on thrifting ! 

11 comments:

Mimi said...

I love the Red Pyrex casserole. I want one soooooo bad! And pink too. Keep on thrifting....

The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

That tray is great! I wish I had uses for thing like that, sometimes I spot them. I do find cases like that but dont get them - I have three suitcases and don't know if I should sell them but I love them!

I've not thrifted in months - money. sigh. Im thrifting vicariously through you :)

grunge-queen said...

Dear Vonlipi,

I am a bad, bad blogger. You've been visiting and leaving kind comments on my blog for so long, and I just discovered your blog today! Forgive the bad blog-etiquette; I normally do check out followers to see if they have a blog but obviously I spaced here. Your lovely blog is now, at last, on my blogroll!

I love the Christmas balls, btw - and especially when they come in the original sectioned-off boxes; great find!

Happy thrifting!

Kelly/Grunge Queen

Maureen said...

The little travel pouch is fun. I must admit though, I have a thing for old suitcases. I buy them whenever I find them.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Again you found some awesome items but I do love that train case. I have only one but crave more! I had my Mother's at one time and now it's gone...can't remember over the years what happened to it and that is even sadder. Of course I love the Pyrex!

Shara said...

Lovin' those Christmas ornaments. I haven't found a single ornament all summer. I think it is just too hot for people to be delving into the Christmas bins.

I have a rainbow of those train cases in the garage - but not a lavendar one. Wish I did though!

Toronto Yardsaler said...

Great finds. I love the shiny Christmas balls. (That sounds wrong). I hope you're not stressing over the job thing. I've been there enough times, so I know it's easier said than done. I'm glad you're looking after yourself.
Stay awesome!
Erin

Toronto Yardsaler said...

Great finds. I love the shiny Christmas balls. (That sounds wrong). I hope you're not stressing over the job thing. I've been there enough times, so I know it's easier said than done. I'm glad you're looking after yourself.
Stay awesome!
Erin

Toronto Yardsaler said...

I don't know why it double posted. Just consider it double love sent from Hogtown!
Erin

家唐銘 said...

鞋匠能作好鞋子,因為他只做鞋,不做別的。..................................................

Teresa~ Gardening with Soule said...

Love all the pyrex and those ornaments are awesome. what fun. wish we had a great thrift store around here, but we don't, just salvation army and it's always pretty picked over anymore. I guess I will just have to live vicariously through all of you girls who have good ones and the patience to search.