Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Retro Tuesday: START THE CAR!!! START THE CAR!!!

This is an in between weeks in Maine find. I had come to Montreal for some R&R; which in my case includes: walking, walking, still more walking, thrifting, walking, thrifting, food, more walking and more thrifting.

I'm starting to believe that the Pyrex craze is starting to catch up in Montreal because Pyrex is harder to find!
 So I'm hitting the thrifts, minding my own business, when I see a store I passed many times over the years but have never visited...

I go in and it is strangely clean, I kidd you not.And I see there's another room, I can spy some goodies through the door but it's locked. I ask if I can go in. The owner says sure, I'll unlock the door.
Ok I pause here to give my 2 cents: Antique shop owners are ALWAYS characters! Not in a bad sense but definitely colorful!

So by now I feel feverish, don't know why I didn't see any Pyrex! And I tripp over my feet as I enter. A voice SCREAMS in my head: DON'T BREAK ANYTHING!!! And then I see it!

OMG could it be? I come closer. Yes by jove I think it is! I look at the price; a steal for this! I must know for sure!

Is it 15$ each or for the pair??? I ask candidly...For the pair; answers the colorful seller.OMG! I'm having difficulty swallowing! MUST BUY!MUST BUY! TOTAL GLASSWARE OVERLOAD!
 I grab them and run to the cash. The dealer has trouble keeping up with me. He asks: Are you in the movies?

Uh? no, why? It's only movie people who buys these when they build sets like vintage kitchens.

At that point he was wrapping my precious find, and not fast enough! I just wanted to scream: SHUT UP! WRAP FASTER! DON'T YOU UNDERSTAND I HAVE TO START THE CAR AND RUN AWAY BEFORE YOU REALISE YOU DIDN'T CHARGE ME ENOUGH!


Must run away with my FireKing Range Salt and Pepper Tulips Shakers!

They look gorgeous in my kitchen! I was never a big fan of FireKing but I was longing for some shakers for quite a while now!

 There is a bit of corrosion on the salt shaker lid but I don't mind.

And to think that they sell between 80 to 120$

This girl spent her money wisely!

I don't think my pal Tracy will be doing the Retro Tuesday thing but just in case drop by and say hi!

Tell her I sent you :)


Mick said...

You LUCKY girl! what a fantstic find :)

Anonymous said...

Believe it or not, I got the same set back in July at an antique store that's in a little town down the road from Tallahassee. I only paid $10.00 for the set, and I got the bowl that matches them. I think I paid $15.00 for the bowl. I couldn't believe the guy was selling them soooooo cheap!

Mom Walds Place said...

I know you are a believer in using your vintage (amen!), but please, please, oh pretty please, do NOT actually put salt into one of these. If you do your fab vintage graphics on the top will suffer.

Ummmm, any idea why it was locked? Were there bodies stashed in the corners or something? AND how did he know about movie props?

Linda @ A La Carte said...

OMG!!! Start the Car is right!! You are so lucky! I love them!!1

KobysCache said...

Wow - what a find! I'm having such a great time this morning, catching up on all my favorite blogs. I'm grinning from ear to ear, seeing my "blog" friends latest finds.
My Mom has one of these salt shakers, and does still use it. She figures its old and ruined anyway. (but she WON'T part with it - it was HER Mom's!)

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