We're finally back with a new Nifty Thrifty! Of course it was supposed to go up yesterday, but instead the kitchen got painted (SO GOOD! More on that later this week), and we received a surprise invitation from friends to go to the last night of the Santa Barbara Film Festival. Way more exciting than writing this post, I have to say. But we skipped last week, so I figured better late than never this time around!
We were rather astonished when we found not one, but two sets of great vintage glasses at the Goodwill on Main Street in Ventura; we have literally not found a single good vintage item from that Goodwill in the whole six months we have lived here. They aren't quite full sets, but the styles and prices were right, so we couldn't resist these five silver rim ombre glasses and three tall gold and aqua striped Frank Maietta glasses.
Moving on, I picked up this silver band sugar and creamer set at the Ventura Swap Meet the week before last. Normally I wouldn't pick up sugar and creamer sets, because they're generally not great sellers or very lucrative, but I couldn't resist the awesome mid century design of these guys. The silver band is in flawless condition, and the sugar dish has a West Virginia Glass sticker still stuck on the side. I had no idea West Virginia Glass made silver band stuff, as we only know them for their Blendo line. Learn something new every day!
Finally, an odd assortment of little things we picked up at an estate sale a couple weeks ago. We have yet another extra large paper clip, which is even cooler than the ones we have found in the past, because it has a little glass plate that reads "Later" on it. We have sold two similar paper clips in the past, and we even know a woman who collects them, so we imagine this will be an easy sale. On the right are two vintage mercury thermometers with storage tubes. We're pretty sure they are for scientific use rather than medical (the yellow one measures from -20° to 150°C, and the big clear one measures from -10° to 360°C). Chris has a soft spot for weird vintage science stuff like that, so he convinced me we should get them, and they were reasonably priced so that helped, too. Not sure if and how well they will sell, but I'm sure Chris will enjoy owning them until then.
What do you think of our finds? Have any devastating breakage stories of your own? Did you pick up anything exciting in the past two weeks?
These blogs also host great link-ups that we join, so make sure you check them out, too: Me and my Shadow, Sir Thrift-A-Lot, a mid century one at Remnant, and new ones at We Call it Junkin and Thrifter Maker Fixer Farm!
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