Monday, May 2, 2011

FLAMINGO, PYREX AND MORE

I did not go to any thrifts or yardsales this past weekend.  I am trying to work on my 'organization' before buying much more.  It is going well but slowly.  I did drop into a thrift shop last week after dropping items off....don't we all do that?  I found a few cuties to share! 

 A flamingo souvenir bell for my collection .40

I love this mug for fall .40

These little glass bowls were so cute and yes only .40 each

I could not resist this little girl
Not sure what I will do with her
Look at that face....so for .60 she is mine

Pyrex that was killed....death by dishwasher...look at it...so sad! 
Would you have bought this little fridgie?

I must admit I almost didn't but for the 'magic' price of .40 I knew it needed a home so I saved it

A little magic eraser and it looks better but still a poor abused piece of Pyrex.  If you have colored Pyrex please wash by hand!  No Dishwashers!  Ever! 

I am going to see my Grandson later in the week.  He will be one month old on Thursday...wow time has flown by.

I'm joining with Linda for her fun party



Hugs,
Linda

35 comments:

Chatty Crone said...

One month old already - is that possible? I didn't know not to put pryex in the dishwasher.
And I love the Flamingo! A little organization - a little thrift!

Love,
sandie

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Oh have fun visiting with him! For the prices you pay all your finds were great!

Susan said...

I cannot believe your little sweetie is a month old already! It seems like he was just born a week ago!!
Love the Flamingo!!
I have really cut back on my thrifting or rather how much I buy when I thrift. I mostly look for crafting and sewing items as my dish cupboards are full to capacity! I still have dishes I have yet to unpack, but will proably stayed stored until I need them.

Shelia said...

A month old? Time flies so fast! Love all your little treasures! That flamingo is so cute!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Pam said...

Do you have a flamingo collection or a bell collection? Either way that is pretty cute.

Jane, Naples, Florida said...

Linda, I love all your finds. The pink flamingo
is adorable! The prices are amazing!

Jane
Flora Doora

A Vintage Green said...

That little elf/girl may be peeking out of the leaves of a potted plant sometime in her future.

A one month old to love and hold. Heaven.

- Joy

Dragonfly Treasure said...

A month has passed already? Watch out they grow up so fast!!
Great buys...your thrift has such good prices! Love the flamingo!
*hugs*deb

Karie's Chic Creations said...

Hello Linda. Hope you are doing well. Love the things you found at the thrift store. That little girl is adorable. I didn't know that about colored pyrex. . . But I always wash mine by hand anyway. I don't know why but I do. Thanks for the tip. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Karie

Sarah said...

Amazing that he is already a month old. Time flies! Like you, I truly need to be organizing. Working in that direction, but ..... The little pyrex dish looks much better. What did you do to clean it up? ~ Sarah

A Few Pennies said...

Linda; loved your finds and the tip about no dishwasher for pyrex---as a new collector I did not know that. Have a great week. Patty

Jane said...

Great finds and wonderful prices!! Have a great time with your new grandbaby!
Jane

Vintagesouthernlife said...

Great finds! Enjoy that grandbaby!!

Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said...

It's not only allowed but essential to buy new things when donating - at least that's what I've always thought!

Have fun squidging your grandbabe - I'm getting broody again after seeing friends' new bubs...

Becky said...

That little mushroom girl is so precious!! I would have bought her, too! :)

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Lovin' your new flamingo Linda! That poor fridgie, I don't have to worry about that problem, everything has to be washed by hand at my house:@)

sissie said...

Hi Linda,
I need to catch up on some of your posts, I've been visiting around and trying to get to everyone. Of course, I always come and see you, one of my favorites.

Love the flamingo bell, I've never seen one before. My sister would love it with her collection.

Enjoy visiting your precious baby.

hugs
Sissie

Susan said...

Awwwww, Tiger's a month old. Wowsers. Time does fly by. Enjoyed seeing all your new treasures. Oh, Linda, good for you that you are cleaning out, first. I SHOULD be doing that but it's so hard to organize. My attic is a disaster zone.

Anyway, hope your day today is good. Susan

laxsupermom said...

Terrific finds! You got some terrific deals! Enjoy the visit with the wee one. Thanks for sharing.

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

I love the mug and the little bowls. I think the mushroom girl would make a nice Autumn touch!

Gina said...

You always find the most fun things at the greatest prices!

Lynn said...

Like you, I'm trying to show restraint at the thrift stores but it's SO hard! So much cuteness! You found some sweet things. I love the frigie even if it's a little lackluster - makes it all the more lovable. Enjoy that sweet grandson - I can only imagine you fall more in love with him with each passing day!
~Lynn
www.cottageandcreek.com

dogsmom said...

Never having had a dishwasher that was never an issue with me & Pyrex. Your little red container would look adorable with a plant in it.

Vonlipi said...

As usual Linda you have a very generous soul! That little Pyrex would still be there if it was me....hihihi

The Decorative Dreamer said...

How cute to find another flamingo for your collection. I keep seeing the big plastic ones around for sale right now and always thing of you. LOL! I did not know you could not wash those colored pyrex dishes in the dishwasher. I don't own or collect any but it is nice to know that. Wow! I hope you have a wonderful time visiting your grandson!

Jenny said...

I'm a sucker for the pyrex, too. Happy Birthday to your grandson!

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Wow, I can't believe Tiger is already a month old. Time flies when you're having fun loving on a grandson!!! I probably would have bought the fridgie, too. So sad, but still cute! Love the Silver Wheat bowls...I think they're Libbey.

Ames said...

Well the Pyrex might look ugly but it's still useful! Take more pics of little Tiger. Enjoy your time with him!!~Ames

Cheryl said...

Hi Linda,
What great finds! I would have had to bring that poor little piece of Pyrex home too...poor thing. Maybe some china paint would do the trick:-)
Have a good time with your handsome little grandson,
Cheryl

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh Linda, our grandbabies grow up too fast! You know I love your flamingo bell, and that little toadstool girl is such a cutie! Yikes! I have put my red pyrex dishes (I have 2 just like that one, with the glass lids) in the dishwasher. So far, they look ok, but I won't be putting them in the dishwasher again. I don't understand why they work, but those magic erasers are incredible! Have a great visit with that sweet little guy. laurie

Diann said...

Wow! I can't believe tiger is going to be a moth old already! Love all your little treasures. I only have a few Pyrex pieces. But, I will keep the magic Eraser tip in mind!

C'est moi Claudette said...

Thank you my dear friend for the sweet comment. I love you too.
Now about that pyrex??? not sure I would have bought it, but it sure cleaned up nice with Mr. Clean eraser.
Give Tiger a big smoochy kiss for me.
Love your French gf.
xoxoxoxoxo

Shelia said...

Hi Linda! If you ever come to Galveston - you'd better let me know! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Romeo said...

Ewwwwww. Colored refrigerator glass cannot go in dishwasher?!?! I better tell "her". Dad loves his refrigerator glass and keeps bringing it home. Of course then he tells "her" to take care of it. Oh oh, maybe I better not tell "her" what happens to colored frigies....the temptation might be too great ;)

Charlie dude, is your Mom being good to you???? If not c'mon over and we'll order out for an anchovy pizza. "She" left the credit card out on the counter....fair game! Pizza time!!!

Purrs!

Romeo

lvroftiques said...

Cute finds Linda! I have a thing for flamingos. About that pyrex fridgie...in a word "YES" I'd have picked it up for twice the price....wanna sell it? *winks* Vanna