Monday, April 7, 2014

It was a Pyrex Kind of Weekend!

Wednesdays usually are a good day for me to hit some of the thrift stores in the Clearwater/Safety Harbor area. Even though, for whatever reason, 3 of my favorite places to go to on that particular day, have 1/2 off all clothing. Which sucks for me, because although I will buy the occasional piece of clothing, I am usually buying housewares, wall hangings, books, anything BUT clothing, and I end up in a super crazy long line with 20 people over the age of 70 ahead of me. And they tend to load up their baskets FULL of clothing. On one hand, I am happy for them, because I can imagine living on a fixed income is rough, and finding an outfit for a under a dollar is awesome. And of course it's awesome to buy secondhand for various environmental reasons. So I'm cool with that...But, on the other hand,  I just hate being in line behind them....AND then, to make matters worse, I have to pay full price for my goods.
However, this week, I couldn't get out on Wednesday, and some of my plans got switched around and I ended up going out to those shops on a Thursday. Whoo-Hoo, so glad I did! I am going to try to make Thursdays my new day to head out to Clearwater. Pyrex bonanza!

It's always awesome to find a Pyrex set. Even more awesome when they all have lids. Bonus when they are all in good shape. Double bonus when someone cool is doing the pricing that day, and marks them pretty low(ish).

Autumn Harvest Pyrex set available------------>HERE!

And more Pyrex.....
Early Americana may be not as sought after as Butterprint or Mod Dot, or some of the others, but it is still pretty damn cool, especially those who are into more Americana and folk decor.

With lids, or course! Love those lids!

Interested in adding this to your collection?

But wait! That's not all!

Random instant Pyrex collection!

I have heard this collection referred to by a few different names, but I believe its the Butterfly Collection. Correct me if I am wrong. No lids, but still pretty kick ass!


I didn't just luck out with Pyrex. I found some other fun goodies!

This set of glasses were calling my name. Actually shouting my name. Actually, yanking me by my hair and dragging me to them...begging me to take them home. I didn't want to create a scene, so I caved in from their pressure and brought them home. (after paying, of course, what kind of person do you think I am?)

Mid Century island Caribbean gold rimmed pilsners! Hello...How the hell could I pass these up?

I so love them!
If you love them too, they are available----->HERE!

This next item, I kind of hemmed and hawed about. If one of my kids were around, they would convince me to get it, but they weren't around, and I was forced to make my own decision about it....I am still iffy....But I don't regret my decision.

One of the things I really like about this cake carrier, is that it is huge! Which means it will hold a huuugggeeee cake. And that's my favorite kind of cake!

Like big cakes and I cannot lie...

Like big cakes too? Available------->HERE!

Added this to my cart:

I love the groovy cover of this poetry book. I imagine it on Marsha Brady's nightstand....


Elephant Buttons is one of those bizarrely unique, weird, artsy books. I don't think I could put it in one category....It's in a bit of rough condition, but once in a while, with some books, its okay to show a little love and wear.


I love it when I come across a vintage Anatole book! Even without a dust jacket, this is still a desirable book. Did a little inner happy dance when I discovered this gem!

Anatole and the Poodle available----------->HERE!

This next set is so politically incorrect, but at one time the word Negro was acceptable, so these books have historical reverence. Flipping through some of the pages were rough and sad and eye opening. But, it is all a little history that we should educate ourselves on.

The International Library of Negro Life, surprisingly these came from a Massachusetts Library.

Interested? Available------------>HERE!

Now to lighten the mood a bit....This week I want to feature a positive organization in Detroit. Detroit can always use some positive mojo. And as I have said before, Detroit is the most creative, artsy, genuine place in the world. Some of the most creative minds come from my homeland, and there are organizations that are there to nurture and foster the inner artist that thrives in that city.

From their Facebook page:
We recycle 28 tons of industrial scraps annually, serving 275,000 children with active learning and creativity.
Arts & Scraps uses recycled industrial materials to help people of all ages and abilities think, create and learn.
Company Overview
Arts & Scraps is a Detroit non-profit organization.
It annually recycles 28 tons of industrial scraps into affordable learning and creative materials, serving 275,000 children.

Programs in Southeast Michigan include:
-workshops for children, youth, adults and families at their Detroit location or at group locations...
-creative activities at public events
-store, open Tues. Thurs., 11-6, Sat. 11-4; displays 300 + materials
-service projects for ages 10 to retirement at our store, warehouse or at events. Help pack kits, prepare materials, work with children or make displays

Products are available at the store or on the website.

If you missed that first part, here it is again: They recycle 28 tons of industrial scraps into learning and creative material...28 TONS of stuff that will not end up in the landfill!!! That is significant. And having workshops, activities and events to help people get their creative juices flowing!!! I love this concept and I wish it were in every city!

Look at this fun stuff they come up with!

Happy people working on projects....these kids mean business... I can just picture those gears spinning in their heads....

"like" their facebook page (link above) and go visit their website:

                                                 ARTS AND SCRAPS

Don't forget, my coupon codes expire the end of April, don't miss out on the savings!

Coupon Code: Randomgoods  to save 10% off at either of my shops!

Any cool thrifting finds this week? Do tell! I would love to hear from you!

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  1. Great picks! The Arts & Crafts program sounds so cool!!! I miss shopping together wahhhhhhhhh ;(

    1. I know!!!....When I go to visit you, you will have to take me around to all the cool places in your neck of the woods!

      Btw, Avery sent a letter to London for her Bday.

  2. You are lucky to find all of these wonderful pyrex! Sadly we dont find this in portugal. I miss so much all those thrift stores you can only find in the states, I dont mind to wait in long lines =)))

  3. Oh but you get to live in the beautiful country of Portugal! Good trade off!

  4. Damn the mod cups are gorgeous, never seen ones with that pattern on the pilsners. Great haul!

    1. Thanks! My husband always tells me if I ever stumble about a really large set, like 8 or more, cool retro glassware, we are keeping it for ourselves! And I agree!