Savvy Student Shopper’s Thrifty Finds 10/19

Welcome back to another Thrifty Finds post! I hope you’re enjoying these as much as I am 🙂

This week was great for thrifing! We started off last weekend at the flea market. I didn’t buy anything, but my mom picked up a few odds and ends (like a Home & Garden’s curtain set) for $0.25 each. Michael and I then drove around town (and then got Panera) to hit some more shops. No luck at the pricey Goodwill. They wanted $8 for this lid!

I’m still shocked! The Salvation Army was quite the place to be though! I spotted 5 different pieces of Butterfly Gold all in separate places! I was able to piece together this 4 piece Cinderella bowl set, one by one. I also grabbed the small (okay, and ugly) Old Orchard 401 bowl because I hope to have a cupboard full of spare 401 size bowls in my future house to use as cereal/soup bowls. I went up to the register expecting to pay $11.50. The small bowl was $0.50 (half off today) and the bowl set totaled up to $11. When the cashier was counting up my total, he asks “how’s $6 for everything?” GREAT! I paid $5.99 and walked out of there a very happy camper. I’m not a fan of either of those patterns, but I could not leave an entire bowl set behind -it was fate! Plus, that price was unbelievable. If I ever decide to sell it one day, I’ll be glad I only paid about $5.50 for the whole set.

The following day, I went back to the flea market and didn’t find any Pyrex. Either someone is buying it or people just aren’t selling it there lately! I did manage to snag 2 cases of pint sized canning jars (minus 1 jar, so technically 23 of them) for $2! Woohoo! Of course, that was after Michael and I had just canned over 52 jars of apple butter, jelly, pie filling, and strawberry jam.

On Monday, we ventured to Value Village for 25% off day! I always walk right to the glassware section. No luck. I walked around my other favorite aisles hoping to find some misplaced Pyrex or something else that I can’t live without. I found a really nice glass hummingbird feeder! I don’t think it was ever used. After the discount + tax, it was about $3! I’ll probably give it to my mom for Christmas, hopefully she’s not reading. After walking past the glassware aisle 3 more times (Michael hates how I do that!), I gave it one last go around before leaving. Guess what I spotted on the bottom of the mug shelf? A complete Woodland Mixing Bowl set in great condition! I wasn’t leaving it behind – no way! After discount + tax, it was about $10 for the whole set! Again, it’s not one of my favorite patterns, but I could not leave it behind!

I passed up this smaller sized dutch oven for around $6. I really, really, really wanted to take it home with me. The price was great (high for thrift pricing, but cheap for an orange, cast iron dutch oven). The outside was in really good shape, but the paint on the inside had chipped off too much, which is one of the big problems with dutch ovens.. I decided not to buy it. I surely miss it though! I love them!

So that wraps up another thrifting adventure for me! Any questions or comments? Any great thrifting stories? Let’s chat!

7 replies
  1. Tammy says:

    You’ve probably answered this before, but I’m a newer reader. What got you started on pyrex collecting?

    • Brandi says:

      Hi Tammy!
      I’ve been thrifting since I was a little girl with my parents (flea market with my dad, thrift shops with my mom). Vintage Pyrex always caught my eye but I never actually bought any until earlier this year. I love to cook so having fun bowls is great! The colors, patterns, durability, glass (vs. plastic) are all very appealing to me. I finally bought my first piece this year and now I have quite the collection 🙂
      Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment!

  2. Katherine says:

    I would love to see where you keep all your Pyrex! lol. Whenever I see that you bought some new I imagine your kitchen cabinets overflowing with them. haha. You found some great deals though!! I don’t collect Pyrex but since I started my new job I haven’t been able to go anywhere, so I’m living vicariously through your posts. 😀

    • Brandi says:

      Haha! I’ll show off my entire collection one day! I’m sure everyone is wondering where I keep all those bowls 😉
      Right now, I have Pyrex in my apartment and also at my parent’s house. We have some that we use every day in the kitchens. I display some of my favorites in my bedrooms. And the dining room at home is where a lot of the Pyrex goes (sitting on top of the computer desk, in a curio cabinet, etc)! I really need to get a cute hutch or display cabinet. One day 🙂

      I hope you can get out and do some thrifting one day soon. It’s good for you! 😉

  3. Katherine says:

    Believe me, once I get my first paycheck I will definitely go thrifting! 😀
    And yes, whenever you have time you should show us your whole collection! I would LOVE to see it!
    Take care Brandi!

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