Recent Thrift Store Finds

Doctor's orders were that I should get back to walking a bit on my foot after having had surgery, so what better place to go than a trip to the thrift store? Nick dropped me off one day last week and went to the hardware store, coming back to get me after an hour. I was still wearing my ever so attractive strap-on shoe thing (seen in this post), but nobody really cares what you look like at Value Village!

Here's what I got :

thrifted finds loulou downtown



You might know I have a weakness for coloured glass, so this little vintage green pressed glass dish flew into my basket as soon as I'd checked to make sure there were no chips. I didn't realize at the time that it was made by Arcoroc France, a brand that I've begun collecting after finding this coffee mug and these wine glasses.

thrifted pressed glass green fruit nappy arcoroc france


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These small blue drinking glasses were also a must have. They have no label and I'm not sure if they're vintage or new, but I like them, and they were certainly priced right at 2 for a dollar.

thrifted blue pressed glass small drinking glasses


thrifted blue pressed glass small drinking glasses 02


I did a little dance of joy when I found two vintage Corelle dinner plates in the Old Town Blue pattern. This pattern was discontinued in the 70s, so pristine pieces are relatively hard to come by, especially at the thrift store. I now have a very nice collection of this pattern ... these plates will be added to the 3 dinner plates, 3 salad plates, and 2 cereal bowls I have so far.

vintage corelle dishes old town blue pattern thrifted dinner plates


They also had a couple of Corelle dinner plates in the pattern called Enhancements, which is all white with an attractive texture around the rim. We use our set of these dishes everyday, and needed to replace a couple of plates, so I picked these up. You can still get this pattern today but the thrift store price was right for plates that appear to never have been used.

thrifted corelle dinner plates vintage old town blue and current enhancements patterns


If you've ever been to a Value Village store you'll know that they put small items such as cutlery together in sealed plastic bags and you pay one price for whatever is in there. These next two pieces came together in such a bag. The scoop (which is made for sugar but we'll be using it for something else) is obviously very old and would probably be considered an antique. It is well loved, with the silver plated having been worn away in some places, but I love it anyway.

antique sugar scoop and vintage spreader thrifted


That said, the reason I bought that particular bag was for the other piece, a mid-century stainless steel spreading knife with a cute star-burst pattern on the handle. I already have one exactly the same, so was happy to find another to go with it.

Have I ever mentioned (bragged about?) Nick's mad pie-making skills? He is good! Until now, we've never had a good way to store the leftover pie ... I just couldn't part with the $26+ for a new Tupperware pie-keeper, but I really wanted one. So when I found this vintage one, old but still in perfect working condition, I picked it up for $2. And it has already been put to use because Nick made a quiche on Friday.

vintage tupperware pie keeper thrifted


vintage tupperware logo made in canada


Check out these old advertising photos for Tupperware. (I've never been to a Tupperware party myself but my first job out of university was a short stint working at Tupperware's Canadian head office, so I have a bit of a soft spot for the stuff and never call just any plastic storage container 'Tupperware', although many people do!) See the pie-keeper there? That lady got it for Christmas! Nice lol. I see it's also good for storing cupcakes.

70s tupperware ad


After more than 60 years, they're still in business. Their site is here - Tupperware.

Yes, I did move away from the kitchenware area long enough to find this lovely piece of 100% cotton flannelette fabric. It's a discontinued print called Primitive Courtyard by Lisa Seely, for Northcott fabrics (all that info was included on the edge of the fabric). It's a big piece of brand new material ... obviously someone was going to make some pjs but didn't get to it. While a 'country kitchen' look isn't usually my thing, I think the print is really cute. I plan to make myself a nice cozy (indoor) shawl to use when reading or crocheting in bed, 'cause those nights are a getting cold.

thrifted piece of northcott cotton flannelette fabric


primitive courtyard by lisa seely northcott cotton flannel fabric thrifted 03


primitive courtyard by lisa seely northcott cotton flannel fabric thrifted


That wraps up the purchases during this little thrifting trip.

thrifted finds


By the way, I was at the hospital for a follow-up visit with the surgeon on Friday and she said I could begin transitioning to wearing a normal shoe again. Woot ... I'll be dancing in no time!

Thanks for taking a look. I wish you a great Monday and excellent week to follow.
xo loulou
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5 Responses to Recent Thrift Store Finds

  1. Vix says:

    I love your thrifty finds, you photograph them so beautifully! The glass is gorgeous, the fabric groovy and I can’t resist snapping up Tupperware, too. It sells really well at the VW festivals – practical, retro and lightweight.
    the old ads are fab. xxx

  2. Hollie says:

    that green dish is emerald excellence!

  3. Julie says:

    ooh, great finds, especially that green glass from France- it’s stunning! Glad that you are getting a little time walking around now. Just in time for the cold weather! ;)

  4. hena tayeb says:

    love the green dish

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