Monday, January 12, 2009

Vintage Finds

Last week, when I bought my thrifted oven, I found a bunch of vintage treasures, as well.

Two Windswept (by Syracuse) cups. Manufactured between 1958-1970. I think these were like 20 cents each.

A bunch of Pyrex mugs. My children use these mugs regularly for hot cocoa, soup, etc. They are the perfect size. Plus, I don't worry that they will break too easily, which is always a concern when living in a house of boys. These were 25 cents each.

A vintage Homer Laughlin (Spring Garden) dinner plate. 35 cents. Did you notice the price for a replacement dinner plate? $10.99. Oh, I love this pattern. I would have bought more if there had been more.


And a vintage Fire King one-quart casserole, in the Candleglow pattern. The pattern was made from 1967-1972. I think this was either 25 cents or 50 cents.

The dorky previous owner had red and white paint on the inside and outside. With a little TLC, and a lot of elbow grease (and splintered thumbnails), it's back to near-perfect condition. I bought it because I liked the pattern. When I saw that it was 40 years old, I became determined to clean it up.

The best thing about thrifting is coming home, cleaning my treasures, and researching them. I buy what I like and what is appealing to me. I don't usually know what I am buying at the time or its history. When I buy things I like, and I find out how old they truly are, it's just the icing on the cake. The yummy, yummy icing.

(Later in the week, I will post some other treasures. Oh yeah. There's more ...)

For the record: I ran 5 miles on Saturday night. And I didn't die.

8 comments:

onegirliegirl said...

Holy Cow...Score!!! I only wish our local thrift store{s} carried such a variety of goodies!

5 miles...Impressive! Congratulations on not dropping dead :)

Lora said...

ok...where on earth do you put all these treasures?!?!? You're always finding goodies!

nikko said...

Why oh why would you PAINT over that? I am really confused at that one.

I love seeing all your finds!

Jessica said...

Congrats on the run ~ and surviving it! :D

I love your finds. I think its about time for me to go thrifting again. When I first started collecting vintage stuff, I would only buy things if it was Pyrex. Then I started to realize that I shouldn't worry about "name brands" (afterall, I don't worry about such things in current times, why worry about them in vitage times?) Now I buy things that I think are beautiful and make me smile. I have lots of Fire King, Pyrex, Corningware, etc...and I smile each time I use them!!

Karyn said...

I already commented on this.

I was the first one to comment.

Blogger hates me.

I said that running 5 miles would certianly kill me and what great finds Lera!

HONESTLY!

Marty said...

I have so many of the same pieces in my cupboard that I got as wedding gifts 40 years ago. Just proves that we should hang on to good stuff.

Karyn-I'm going to start a blog and have been checking out different servers, and I don't thing Blogger is how I'm going to go. I like the looks of the pages, but people seem to have problems.

Tori said...

They all bring back memories, hope you enjoy using them!

amandajean said...

great finds with even better prices!

i'm glad to hear that you ran 5 miles and didn't die. you make me laugh!