Friday, August 9, 2013

Let's go thrifting #4: Webster's Flea Market

We have just returned from a month long vacation in Florida. My family has a place just outside Tampa, FL so every summer we pack up the kids and head south for a month of sun, beach and extreme HOT, humid weather! I really wanted to go to some flea markets so I did some research and found the oldest flea market in Florida which is located in a small town called Webster. It took us about an 1 1/2 hours to drive there. We got there shortly after 8am as I read vendors usually pack up around 11am since it gets too hot to stay much past noon. There is an East and West side to the Flea Market. We stayed on the Westside where it was mostly antiques and vintage items. Here are some the cool things we spotted...


Great signs!

I bought this set of 6 Dorothy Thorpe Jungle glasses for $4.

I really wanted to buy this Hazel Atlas Ranger Joe ranch mug but I thought $12 was too much.

Love this Georges Briard Glass Square Strawberry Platter but for $58 it didn't come home with me.

Very cute vintage juice pitchers.

Cool vintage tobacco tins.

No Florida Flea is complete without some vintage Mickey!

Isn't this wooden Locking Barn sweet...


Many vendors were selling a lot of cast iron figurines. RJ picked up the cast iron Popeye penny bank for $15.

These Lefton medic mice were a couple of dollars but a little too chippy for me!

You are probably wondering what else I bought...well here is what came home with me.

A 1978 McDonald's Garfield mug, a 1964 Walt Disney's Mary Poppins; A Big Golden Book and my most favourite find is Poochy the Christmas Pup Pop-Up book all for a $1.

Of course I needed to pick up some vintage Pyrex and Fire King! I'm trying to complete my Butterprint collection so when I spotted this pair of turquoise and white Butterprint casserole dishes with the clear glass lids they most definitely needed to come home with me! I also picked up this pair of yellow Pyrex pixie dishes for $4 and a Fire King opal splash proof bowl for $5.

If you every are in the Orlando or Tampa area you should definitely make the trip to Webster's Flea Market. It's only open on Monday's and is well worth it. Summers are their slow season so we are hoping to go in December when there are more vendors who travel from all over the US and Canada.

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Until we thrift again...


Thursday, July 11, 2013

Retro Bar Ware "Mad Men" Style

So it's been a while since I've posted but school's out so hopefully I can get back on the blog wagon! 

RJ's family has a place in Florida that's filled with vintage treasures. I thought I would share with you some of the very cool retro bar ware.

Isn't this collection of bar ware perfect for a Mad Men premiere party!

A set of 8 late 60s Culver highball glasses trimmed in 22kt gold signed Culver. So swanky!

A Danish Mod lighter with teak surround.

Perfect for all your travel needs is the original "TRAV-L-BAR" by Ever-Wear made in 1968. This Mid century travel bar is in minty, vintage condition complete with the orignal tag. Unfortunately due to airline travel restrictions this can only be enjoyed for land travel!


This bar set was well cared for and appears as though it's never been used. The kit includes 2 aluminum shot glasses, along with 4 aluminum drinking glasses, Bakelite bottle opener, stirring spoon and cocktail tray along with 3 carrying spots for your preferred alcoholic beverages.

It's 5 O'Clock somewhere! I could use a Cosmo right about now...

Linking up to Sir Thrift A Lot's Thriftasaurus 

Until we thrift again...


Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mother's Day~ Vintage Pixie Planter

Happy Mother's Day! 

As part of my Mother's Day gift I was granted a little time to go thrifting. I headed over to VVs for their Super Savers advanced 50% off sale...unfortunately it didn't apply to housewares. The store was hopping and I didn't really see much but I did spot this adorable vintage pixie planter for $1.99. It isn't marked but reminded of the Shawnee pixie elf planters.
I gave it a good cleaning and put the two roses I was given for Mother's Day in it.

Wishing all you mom's out there a Happy Mother's Day!

Until we thrift again...


Saturday, May 11, 2013

Slacking on my thrifty finds

So things have been pretty busy around here so I haven't really given my blog the attention it deserves! 
Amidst the chaos of home life I did manage to get out and do a little thrifting. Here are a few of my favourite finds from this past month.

I spent a total of $7 on all the items featured above...

I picked up this chalkware monkey cookie jar. Not sure of the age and it's not marked. What drew me to this jar was the banana hat lid! What do you think? Is it a keeper...

Vintage Federal milk glass mixing bowl with yellow daisy and scroll pattern. This was a steal at $1.99! It's been so long since I've found any vintage Pyrex, Federal or FireKing bowls. 

Another cute and whimsical Irish linen tea towel to add to my growing collection. Prefect for Easter! 

Not sure if this is a dream pet but it definitely has the appearance of one. I love the "hope" repeat printed fabric. I thought it would be cute as an ornament on my Christmas tree. This was the only item I bought a my first church Rummage sale of the season and it cost me a mere 50cents!

Heading over to Sir Thrift A Lot's Thriftasaurus

Until we thrift again...


Monday, April 22, 2013

Earth Day~ A little eco-crafting for Space!

Happy Earth Day! Since my blog is dedicated to all things fabulous and thrifty it's only fitting that I share with you some eco-crafting.

It all began with a sketch and some materials from our recycle bin! My niece made this rocket ship for the TVO kids build a rocket ship contest in honour of Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield. Haakon loves a crafty challenge so he decided he too would build his own rocket ship.

We gathered an array of recyclables! 

This is the sketch Haakon drew prior to construction. After viewing some rocket ships online he felt he needed to change his original wing design.

Haakon's school is participating in Music Monday on May 6th where they will be singing this year's theme song called 
“ISS – Is Somebody Singing" a collaboration by Chris Hadfield and Ed Robertson of the Barenaked Ladies.

How are you celebrating Earth Day? I like to do my part so I may just have to do a little thrifting!

Until we thrift again...


Sunday, April 21, 2013

Yabba Dabba Doo! Vintage Flintstones

So it's been a while since I've written a post but I haven't really had many thrifty finds to share until now.
Recently I've begun a small collection of vintage Flintstones memorabilia. The Flintstones were one of my favourite childhood cartoons.

Vintage Flintstone Collection in the making

I was delighted to find this Paperback Flintstones mini flip book titled "Pebbles & Bamm-Bamm Meet Santa Clause" by Hanna-Barbera. I paid 49 cents for it which was 10 cents less then it originally cost (in Canada) in 1977!

Vintage Canada's Wonderland Dino mug made in Japan for 49 cents. If you are from Ontario, Canada chances are you've been to Canada's Wonderland and visited Hanna~Barbera Land which features characters from the Flintstones and Smurfs.

The Barney vinyl doll was produced by the Knickerbocker Toy Co. for Hanna Barbera Productions and dates from the 1960s. I picked him up for $5 from SA. I'm not really sure why he has green hair? but I love his jovial expression.
Pebbles is made by Kenner Toys and dates from 1970s. After some research I discovered she is a sip-a-long toy. She is supposed to have a tiny straw in her mouth and hang by her hands on the side of a cereal bowl. 

A couple of years ago I dressed up as Wilma Flintstone for Halloween. I bought the faux leopard coat for $25 at a NYC thrift store in the late 90s. 

What are you collecting lately?

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Until we thrift again...


Sunday, April 7, 2013

A little Fire King!

So thrifting has been light but I did still managed to get out twice this week!

April thrifts! 

I found my first Fire King "Meadow Green" casserole dish for $2.99 at SA but I was really excited to find these two checkered Fire King mugs for 49 cents a piece!

I have been looking for a vintage flour sifter for a while so I was pleased to finally be able to cross one off my thrift list! I found this vintage Bromwell’s tin flour sifter with a wooden sifter handle and tin carry handle for $2.99 from GW. It's in great vintage condition with no rust. I also found my first Nut chopper from SA for 99 cents. It's marked Androck and has a circular wooden chopping block. 

Another vintage piggy bank for my collection. This one is made in Canada. I really love his expression!

My vintage pink Flamingo Pyrex collection has expanded to include this square casserole baking dish. Does anyone know what products available in Canada are safe to to clean grungy Pyrex?

Linking up to Sir Thrift A Lot's Thriftasaurus

Until we thrift again...