Thursday, March 3, 2011

JUNKIN FINDS FRIDAY #18

Welcome to Junkin Finds Friday!
Last week I found nothing at the thrifts but I am glad to report I had a little bit better luck this week!
I found this large Texas Ware bowl
Texas-Ware, also marketed as Dallas-Ware, is a brand of melamine plastic dishware that was made in Texas by the Plastic Manufacturing Co. of Dallas. Founded in 1946, the company was the largest manufacturer of melamine plastic dishware for institutional and consumer use from 1957 until 1996. In 1996, the company was purchased by Worthington Custom Plastics, leaving Texas-Ware to the past.
These bowls were made famous recently by Rachael Ray! 

An original, early Texas-Ware piece should contain the following information in the logo: "Plastic Manufacturing Co.," "TEXAS-WARE," "Dallas, Texas, USA." Also included is a model number. Whoo Hoo, this is an early piece!  Cost $3
This sweet water color was 99 cents

I love the shape of this creamer and it was only 40 cents at Value Village

A Pyrex divided dish in the Scroll pattern I believe....cost $3

So this was a much better week.  Now I'm excited to see what you have to share this week.  Remember to link up your post not just your blog.  Please have a link in your post back to this party so others may join in.  

Happy Junkin,

Linda 



56 comments:

lvroftiques said...

Linda you scored some good stuff!! Yay! On the melamine bowl being an oldie! And I have a real thing for ballet shoes, so that was a darling find! My Value Village never (Ok well very rarely) has anything that cute priced so low. 40 cents? You stole that one. So which one was your favorite? Vanna

Jane, Naples, Florida said...

Linda, I love all your finds and the prices!
It is so much fun posting about the bargains
we find! Thank you for hosting Junkin Friday!
Also, thank you for always stopping by Flora Doora!

Jane
Flora Doora

Gail said...

Hi Linda, you sure did do good this week! Here lately it seems to be hit and miss in our area but I did good this past weekend as well. Thanks for hosting.

Enjoy your evening,
Gail

~~Carol~~ said...

You did good this week Linda, and any week that you find some Pyrex is a great one, right?! That watercolor is so sweet!

Susan said...

Linda your finds are wonderful~

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

That Texas ware bowl...is way cool!

Blessings,
Linda

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

I did not get a darn thing this week...

but I enjoyed seeing your finds and the history of the texas ware!

Betsy said...

You did good this week. I love that big Texas Ware bowl. I found one at a garage sale a few years ago and should have kept it. Great treasures Linda.

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

What a nice generous size, useful bowl, AND it's also gorgeous...Such a great color! I LOVE learning all about these wonderful treasures that are out there for the finding! It makes our HUNT so much fun...Thank you for sharing all your fantastic finds!
Hugs,
Donna

Tara Beaulieu said...

Hi Linda, I loooooooove your new Pyrex score! I never see any patterns in black and white around here- lucky duck!

I'm not sure why my thumbnail isn't showing up. I selected it, it seemed to work but it says it didn't. Hrmm. Oh well!

Olive Cooper said...

Linda you have a terrific knack for finding Pyrex. Thanks for hosting, I am trying to get back into a routine. hugs♥O

Becky said...

What great finds, Linda!! The big bowl is my favorite! :)

sissie said...

Hi Linda,
I love all your great finds and I'm glad this week brought you more luck.
I love the Texas bowl, it's fabulous.

hugs
Sissie

Chatty Crone said...

Hi Linda,

You did great this week - know you like your pyrex, sandie

Glenda/MidSouth said...

I had hoped to get a post ready, but have been slacking lately - hopefully next week. Thanks for hosting again.

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Great finds as usual, Linda! I love that creamer...so pretty! Happy weekend!...hugs...Debbie

Sharing Shadymont said...

Linda,

You found some great treasures! I love the creamer and the art piece is so wonderful.

Thanks for hosting the party. I'm joining in!

Blessings,
Kathy

xinex said...

Great finds, Linda. My favorite is the pitcher, such a pretty color!...Christine

thriftshopadventures said...

Awesome finds! My favorite is the green creamer.

dogsmom said...

I had not heard of Texas Ware before this. Something new to be on the look out for.

Piorra Maison said...

I'm linking up to your party. Just found your blog and lovin it
Bonne journée
Caroline

mrs. c said...

It looks like green was you lucky color...kinda like St. Patrick's Day! I'm Irish what about you? Hope that you have a wonderful weekend!

bj said...

I am sure, being from Texas, and Dallas, at that, that I've seen this Texas Ware..just don't remember it.
If I lived close to you, I'd arm wrestle you for those adorable dancing toes.
Thank ya, ma'am, for hosting.

Queenie said...

I have one of those texasware bowls similar to yours and mine is light green with speckles on it...I'll have to check out my logo on the bottom, so I can see if it's the old one's. I've got my fingers crossed that it is :) Thanks so much for the information about it Linda...great finds too! Thanks for hosting this fun event!
Big hugs,
Queenie

Diann said...

Hey Linda! Awesome finds! nice to have a little luck for a change huh? I really like the water color painting. It is just so sweet!

Vicki said...

I'm makin' stuff with my junk this weekend! Love your finds. Thanks for hosting!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Linda, that watercolor is so sweet. What a deal! Your Texas Ware was another deal. Of course, I've come to expect you to get some of the best deals around. I'm with you - I love the shape and the soft color of that creamer that you stole! Thank you for hosting. laurie

Heirloom Gypsy said...

Hi Linda!
My oh my...what fabulous finds! I just love that little creamer. It's such a beautiful color and you're right - the shape is really unique. Thanks again for hosting this great event. It's so fun to see what everyone finds and it's been great finding other bloggers with similar interests.
Blessings and Hugs,
Sabre'

Designs on 47th Street said...

I wanna go to Value Village. I love that sweet little pitcher/creamer. I'm joining in on your linky party today for the first time. Thanks for hosting!

Donna

Sarah said...

Fun finds. I don't know Texas Ware. I learned something new. ~ sarah

pamq said...

Oh, I can see that Texas Ware bowl full of buttered popcorn........... ;-)

Cool stuff!

Linda said...

Great finds, Linda! I really love the Texas Ware bowl!

Piorra Maison said...

soooo sorry for my forgetfulness. :( Those melamine plastic bowls remind me of my childhood. Ate cereal out of them everyday. great find!

Donnie said...

I'm trying to get all the plastics out of my kitchen and love that bowl. Looks like you had a much better day there.

Sue said...

Honey, you found bargains here! Love that Texas ware bowl- I remember those from when I was in high school- my BFF's mom had a set. And of course, that little creamer is adorable. I'm so glad the weather is beginning to change and the sales will start soon. Winter months are awful for thrifting here in the midwest! Thanks for hosting the party! ~ Sue

KarenSue said...

Hi Linda, Well I messed that up..I didn't get a picture on the Linky. I will do better next week.
Thanks for the info about those bowls! I have found a few at the thrift and liked them.
Enjoy your day and thanks for another Junkin Find Friday..fun again!

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

You did GREAT this week! You KNOW I'm loving the Pyrex dish. I also love that green creamer...Is it marked???

Douce France..... said...

Love the Green !
My daughter likes your water painting!
You had a good shopping week!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Those are some really great finds! I went thrifting the other day and didn't find anything!

DearHelenHartman said...

The Texas ware makes me happy to see - we got a whole set when we got married. My kids were raised on it and we are down to 1 piece (the microwave got some, the sandbox ate a few, some got loaned out and never returned). My kids insist on keeping that one piece in a safe place, it's dearer to them than my mother's silver!

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

You got some nice items at great prices. Love that Texas bowl. I looks huge!!!! Would be great for a salad at a party or if it is as big as it looks, it would be great as a punch bowl. Thanks for hosting Junkin Finds Friday. ~~Sherry~~

A Few Pennies said...

Linda; you always find the finds! Loving that big bowl--I rarely see those around here. Thank you again for hosting such fun Fridays--you know we all look foward to it! Have a great weekend. Hugs and Happy Hunting, Patty

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Hi Linda...you done good this week. As always you find the neatest stuff. Hey I have a feature going, and I give you a little shout too. Have a great weekend. XO

Sir Thrift-A-Lot said...

Nice finds!

I'm looking around at the links that have been added to the party.. and they have no junking finds.. one is just a trip about going to see Martha Stewart!

I'm here for the junk! I thought that's what junkin finds friday was all about! Don't know what Martha has to do with it...???

Betty said...

Pretty Pyrex! Love the Texas Ware too. Thanks for hosting the fun.

Mary said...

Love your great thrifting finds - good job!

sweet european dreams said...

Fabulous finds! My mom had a whole slew of Texas ware, way-back-when, but I have no idea what ever happened to it...sadness! Glad I could link up with you & your junkin' buddies! -diane

Denise said...

OMG. I cannot believe you just posted about Texas Ware. Me too! I am link number 61. I pinked up a fabulous set from a friend who was having a sale for her mom. Once I had them I wanted to find out more about them. My post is all about them. Aren't they fun!

Lynn said...

I had never heard of Texas Ware, Linda, but now I'll keep my eye out. I love the shade of green. The ballet shoes picture is so sweet. I love it. Thanks so much for hosting this party. I look forward to it each week.
~Lynn
www.cottageandcreek.com

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Great finds! At GREAT prices!! Hoping to join in next week. So frustrating not having the spare cash to go hunting!
All things happen for a reason...repeat 100 times!
LOL
*hugs*deb

Rebecca said...

Especially like the bowl-be great for popcorn!

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

The watercolor is precious!! I love this link up, I'll have to get a post ready for next week!!

Love your blog, I'm a new follower

http://inthehammockvintage.blogspot.com

ThriftyAnnabella said...

Great finds - my grandma would be so jealous of your TexasWare bowl. She has two but has been looking for some more.

katie jean said...

I have a Texas Ware bowl that is just so funky! I am so in love with it now. Thanks for giving me a little history about the company.

Cass @ That Old House said...

Hi Linda!
Am I missing it -- or is there not a Junkin Finds button available?

LOVE the Texas Ware bowl. I think there must have been a lot of melamine-type manufacturers out there once upon a time -- here in Jersey we have Boontonware. Also collectible!

Enjoy Friday!
Cass

Curtains In My Tree said...

Jealous

of you $3.00 TEXAS ware bowl. I bought one for a friend paid $28.00 !!!!!!!!!!!!!


Janice