Thrift Store Treasures

I like visiting thrift stores around town. We have a few. I am not ashamed of purchases I make in theses thrifty but dirty little stores. I will wear a used designer piece of clothing without shame. If it can be washed and its not been worn out, I'll take it. It was the perfect place for me to go when I needed a certain style of clothing for a movie shoot I was an extra in once.

I dont always look at the clothes. My main reason for visiting these stores are for the odd pieces of dishes. Im a sucker for Pyrex and Corning ware. I think I have enough now with at least one of every size bowl and casserole dish.

This past weekend I visited a thrift store nearest me. It's run by a local church so I know the money goes for a good cause.

I have been looking for a cookie jar. I found just what I have been looking for.


This is a large glass biscuit jar with a sealing lid. Im not sure if its vintage or not but I got if for a three dollar deal. It's been washed and sanitized. I'll be using it to put my homemade biscotti in once the weather cools and I feel like turning on the oven.

On down the road, We stopped at the Good Will thrift store. During this stop, I found these darling little french dipping saucers.


These work perfect for dipping my sushi in soy sauce.


These tiny four inch fish saucers would also make great tea bag holders or lemon dish. I think they are adorable and great steal at a quarter each.

There a couple more items I'm in search of. I want to find a glass, pedestal, covered cake plate and a vintage metal bread box. Sure I could probably find these items in a department store but that takes all the fun out of looking for treasures.

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  1. Every-time I go in Goodwill I always think "did they meant to take this stuff to the dump, ended up at Goodwill by accident and decided close enough"

    To be honest you can find some decent stuff but the vast majority is garbage.

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    1. I think it depends on the store. I see a lot of "junk" but the one I go to will pick through and throw out any raggy, torn or broke things but some stuff will get through. The one at the beach was terrible.

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  2. Yes, you definitely have to shop, look and be patient, 'tis part of the game, sort of a treasure hunt. I have a Greek hat, Sherry and my sister found at a thrift shop for 50 cents. Practically new. This particular hat I learned later sells for $130. It was two sizes to big, so I cut it down.
    I was stopped in a Greek port once and asked could the tourist take my picture, Love the hat they said.
    There are treasures, ad of course there is junk. BUT it is a true statement, one man's junk, is another's treasure. You done good!

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    1. Ive came home with an investment several times. 🙂

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  3. The thrill of the hunt. I love those stores. Your biscuit jar is a cutie. I would have had in in a heart beat.

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  4. Hey Lisa, If you find any squirrel resistant bird feeders, let me know ;O)

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    1. That would be an awesome find! Ill keep my eyes open.

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  5. I can see your smile, when you took these out of the bag, at home

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  6. Oh I love looking around in those kinds of stores too. : )
    You got some great finds.

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  7. It's the thrill of the hunt like Jack said. I'm finding treasure everywhere these days. But you have to dig for buried treasure and not expect it to be front and center.
    http://thriftingthreadsthings.blogspot.com/

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  8. I like your cute little yellow fishes. I'm a sucker for Pyrex, too, and pretty bowls.....

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  9. It is amazing what you can find in a thrift store. My wife's major in college was fashion design and she can spot designer clothing from the parking lot.
    I buy tools and other things I bought my last pair of coveralls from there.
    We love 'em.

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