Friday, July 21, 2006

Goodwill Hunting

These are pyrex "refrigerator" containers--before plastic baggies were invented. In the '50's, we had two of the medium size, in blue and red, and we used them for cereal. I suppose my mother had more, as well. I got these for $1.50, $2.00, and $2.50--I think they were a Deal!

This pitcher was the first find of the day. (I put it here with my very first antique teacup-and-saucer.) It isn't "vintage," (it's Martha Stewart :) but I loved the color, and I wanted something in which to put my cut flowers from my garden.

I also got a couple of books--The Ox-Cart Man (such a lovely picture-book), and a Children's First Encyclopedia, with very-cool pictures of animals and other things. These are for the "grands."

Not a bad haul for a quickie trip to the Goodwill, on the way home from other errands!

5 comments :

Terri said...

Great finds! Thanks for sharing. And I loved your post about the home!

Terri said...

And I love the title of this post!

Mrs. Linebarger said...

Oh, the refrigerator dishes are awesome!!! What a deal you got.

Ox-Cart Man is one of our favorite picture books (and we have a bunch). My DD, now 22, did not like it when she was little, though, as the man sold his ox! LOL.

April 1930s said...

OOOOO - I LOVE they pyrex! Have you seen TheBigTradeoff.blogspot.com blog? She's a pyrex collector... :) Anyway - love your Goodwill finds!

Mrs.T said...

Just found your blog by way of Mrs. Wilt's. Very nice!

Your comments concerning autumn really resonated with me -- I always feel more creative then as well. Maybe because of the start of school, I always think of September as the beginning of a new year rather than January.

My parents had (still have, and use) those very same pyrex refrigerator dishes. You got an excellent deal on them, indeed!

God bless,
Mrs.T