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Savvy Student Shopper’s Thrifty Finds 8/6

I went out of town this weekend, but that didn’t stop us from thrifting! We stopped at that indoor flea market I’ve bought from before and the Goodwill. I found a lot of vintage Corelle at the Goodwill; the tableware pieces that match some of the Pyrex patterns. I don’t collect Corelle, but I’m sure one of these days I’ll come across some of the pieces at such a low price (or maybe even free) that I won’t be able to pass up. The Goodwill also had an entire shelf of Ball and Atlas canning jars -which I love to find!… Except, they were all priced at $0.79! You can easily buy a brand new case at Walmart for $10-$12 (that’s for 12 jars) and that includes the bands and lids! Sometimes I wonder who prices the stuff at Goodwill.

Anyway, on to the indoor flea market, which is similar to a antique shop. I found quite a few Pyrex turquoise butterprint and pink gooseberry casseroles, but they were so badly dishwashed. The lady saw me checking them out and offered to make a deal, but I told her that they were just too ruined for me to buy… especially at her prices! Newsflash to all vintage sellers: condition matters! Just because you have nice pieces doesn’t necessarily mean they are valuable, especially after you treated the pieces so badly for all those years.

On to what I did buy… the same lady also had a pink on white Pyrex gooseberry casserole that is slightly washed out, but it’s more difficult to tell since the dish is white anyway. It had no lid and she wanted $4 for it. I got her down to $3 and I bought it because it’s my first decent pink piece and first of the gooseberry pattern.

Another vendor has had these 3 Pyrex casserole lids sitting on the floor in front of his display for the past few months. Now that I have many of my own lidless pieces, I bought their 3 lids (2 different sizes) for $1 each. The one size fits the gooseberry casserole I also bought that day.

And lastly, I spotted that salt/pepper shaker on a table and picked it up to admire its cuteness. It’s so tiny and adorable, isn’t it? Well, I bought it because it was only $0.05! 🙂 I love vendors like that! I’m not familiar with salt and pepper shakers at all. Mike suggested we use this little guy for cinnamon sugar. The shaker is all clear and completed solid, usually you’ll see ones with gold bands or flowers, but not here. The lid says Pyrex, but that’s all I know about it!

I apologize for the blurry picture. I need to get a new battery in my camera, so this was taken with my phone. Also, all of my thrifty goodies are sitting on top of a box. Do you know what’s in that box? 25 pounds of peaches! 😀 We also stopped at a farmer’s market that day and the box of local peaches was $21.50, just $0.86/lb! I’ll be canning them all up tomorrow or the next day. If you’d like to help, feel free to stop by, but please bring some jars.

Now it’s your turn… share with me your comments, thrifty finds, or anything!

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  1. guest says:

    I want a blue belljar, just one. I haven’t looked in stores though, but I think I will.

    You can still use the bowl that was over dishwashed… to put fruit in. 🙂

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