Saturday, April 26, 2014

This Week's Finds With Some Help

One garage sale and two thrift stores last week netted these finds. An old Peanuts coloring book, a fun picture book-- ever read that one?  Very colorful illustrations. And, yes, a Pyrex bowl. I don't collect Pyrex (gasp!) and will try to sell this one although it's not in the best condition. It seems the color on Pyrex scratches pretty easily.

A couple more books. Unusual swizzle sticks. An old Probe game with those cool letter cards, and a Peter, Paul and Mary LP.

Here's a better look at the two books. Good week for Peanuts, I guess.

The Depression Glass book had this page of swanky swigs. Fun.

Here are the swizzle sticks-- made out of barbed wire and plated in 24K gold.  They are dated 1977 on the back of the card.

I also bought two vintage tablecloths, but I have yet to wash and iron them so this is the best look I can offer right now. Will wait until I can hang out. I don't know about you, but it really bugs me to see linens, scarves, hankies for sale online when they haven't seen an iron in 55 years. If I can iron with costochondritis, anyone can!

And here's the "help" I received while thrifting: my daughter was off school and came along. I never would have bought these items without her!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Oh, I love the books and vintage linens. It's my blog list, my thumbnail with the pot of soup is above your thumbnail with a big bowl. Looks like you're ready to scoop out a bowl of chowder! heehee! Hugs!

  2. Love the Peanuts stuff, of course. Does anyone even use swizzle sticks anymore? They used to make some cool looking ones. I dug thru a box of old tablecloths yesterday at a sale, but they all had stains on them, so I passed.

  3. Those swizzle sticks are hilarious and could prove to be more than a little dangerous if you used them in one too many cocktails LOL!

  4. It really was your Peanuts week, oh, a coloring book, that's a good find!!

    I just found another Probe game the other week - we have one to play and one now to use for SMASHing!

    Those guide books are so great - love looking at them!!!