Treasure Box Wednesday: Posies, Pyrex and Presents


Ah, the thrift stores were perfectly packed with pretty purchases, if perchance you paused for a peek.

I won't be saying that five times fast, but I will proceed to the pack of pictures. We'll start with Presents, I think. Yep-- pepper and salt shakers, in the grape milkglass pattern! Perfect for that ever-more-giant basket o' thrifted goodness for my good friend's mom.

I'm delighted that these seem to be in terrific condition, too.

And how about some Pyrex? In two separate thrift store adventures, I came across this pink scroll patterned casserole dish, and this cute hot-air balloon printed bowl...


The hot air balloon Pyrex set, I understand, originally was designed to serve chips, while a small nesting bowl clipped to it for dip...


The pink scroll pattern is one I haven't seen before at the thrift stores, so I was excited to spot this. And yes, I am enabling my Pyrexia.... but LOOK at it! It makes me happy and it's so fun...


At the St. Vincent DePaul Thrift Store in Penn Hills, I found this excellent marble-topped table, with a built-in table lamp for just $7.99!...

It needs some dusting and some sturdying up, but it was just too much my taste to pass up.

Then under the label of Posies, we have this vintage tablecloth...

I could just see this, with its brightly colored flowers-- Poppies, Perhaps?--- on a summer table. And the Salvation Army Thrift Store had this lace tablerunner, which matches my diningroom mantle scarf and window treatment...


Lastly, I found this little fairy centerpiece bowl, which matches two vintage candlesticks I already had. Now I have a whole set!


And before I go, I just thought you might enjoy seeing the bit of mantle messing around I did on Sunday...

You'll see I'm using those tall cherub lamps I'd found for $4 a piece at the Goodwill a few weeks back-- the ones I wasn't sure whether I would paint or not. They look surprisingly good just as-is here. I wasn't quite expecting that. The lampshades were Shabby Chic shades, just $2 a piece at Gabriel Brothers a year or so ago...

Anyway, you never know what you'll be able to use until you start pulling things together and trying it. But I think that's really a part of all the fun!


Otherwise, perhaps you'll pop by for next Sunday's post? Perfect!

22 comments:

Jaffer said...

I just wanted to say that
Your place in some of the pictures looks like a set for a scene in the early 1920s. It's beautiful ! :)

Thrift Shop Romantic said...

Jaffer-- Hey, thank you! My house was built in 1899, so I try to keep things styled from roughly around that time period, heading toward the 20s and 30s (those things are fairly readily available in our thrift stores).

MizSmoochieLips said...

What goodies! I'm charmed by the pink pyrex!!!

Kim~"HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs" said...

Lovely finds...I went to a church sale and found some goodies, too. Stop over to see what I found. Have a great day!

Sher said...

You always find the cutest and sweetest treasures!
Hugs,
Sher

Thrift Shop Romantic said...

MizSmoochieLips- Pink Pyrex in almost any pattern is a favorite of mine. It just says "something good will be made in this" to me.

Kim- I'll have to pop by and check it out.

Sher- Hey there, hope you're doing well!!

Da Old Man said...

I was perplexed. Would there be Pyrex to peruse? Perhaps, and it was pleasantly perceived that you are quite parsimonous in previous purchases.
Peculiar? No, more penny wise in matters pecuniary.
I need a drink. Perhaps a Pepsi.
:)

Melanie said...

Love the pink pyrex. I actually have that same aqua bowl, complete with the clip and small bowl. Paid a fortune for it at an auction ten years ago or so. I still have the original box for the set too. Love your mantle display.

Carrie said...

Your thrift store finds are terrific.
I had never seen Pyrex like the pink with the scrollwork...it is very attractive.
Your mantel display with the two lamps looks great.

Traci said...

I love your blog...I am a lover of flea markets and such...I especially love the table cloth...I have probably over 45 of them and continue to be on the search for more!!!!
Traci

Thrift Shop Romantic said...

Da Old Man- Particularly perceptive, oh Pepsi patron. :)

Melanie- Simply amazing they were charging high prices for Pyrex sets even a decade ago.

Carrie- thanks a bunch. It was one of those moments of, "I wonder how this would look here..."

Traci- There are some great vintage tablecloths, aren't there? I love how strongly they seem to reflect the various seasons.

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

Wow, just looking through blogs and found yours -- what lovely things you manage to find! And I'm with you on the lure of Pyrex -- I am presently on the hunt for the old glass-topped refrigerator leftover storers -- your scroll casserole is FABULOUS!!!

Thrift Shop Romantic said...

Ye Olde Dame- Oh, I love those refrigerator storers-- I've seen them around here in primary colors mostly, which don't really go with my kitchen. But I do have one green Depression glass one with lid. LOVE it. I hope you find what you're looking for.

Anonymous said...

Ok one of these days I am coming to resale shop with you! You seem to have so many neat stores.

Kandi

Mee2 said...

I love pyrex. My grandma had tons of it when I was growing up. Brings back good times and good memories.

Vonlipi said...

Beautiful Pyrex! I love them both (but have a softspot for the pink one). I enjoy reading your blog very much! Keep blogging ;-)

Thrift Shop Romantic said...

Kandi- If you like thrifting, I imagine you'd have a lovely time. We do have a lot of choice.

Mee2- Pyrex has such a mom-grandmother feel to it, doesn't it? Something soothing about that!

Vonlipi- Thanks muchly-- I love blogging, actually. And it's stuff I'd be thinking about anyway, so it's nice to have folks like you all to share it with. I just appreciate that people are willing to share in it with me.

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Christine said...

Great blog! I love the Pyrex finds. There is something nostalgic about those pieces. Keep up the good work.

Lana Gramlich said...

I absolutely LOVE the little fairy bowl! How cool is THAT???

Thriftgoddess said...

I am dazzled by your Pyrex finds. The colors are fab!

ThriftShopRomantic said...

Marilyn- Oh gosh, I just saw this. Thank you-- I will have to check it out.

Christine- Yup, I love that nostalgic feel, too.

Lana- Isn't it fun? It sort of reminds me of an old hood ornament!

Thriftgoddess- Ah, a fellow Pyrexic. There are many of us. :)