Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Thrifting Finds #10!

Well.  Sorry for the lack of postage last week.  We just plain old didn't get out to do our rounds.  Because of reasons.

But we're back this week, and after a slow Saturday, I had a pretty good time on Sunday.  Shall I just cut to the chase and get on with it?

'Kay.


1.  Pyrex!  It's always a good shopping trip when it contains a Pyrex sighting.  Those of you who have been reading this blog know that this Cracker Barrel has been on my Wanted List.  And now I have it, sitting on top of my fridge waiting for its delicious, delicious payload of Cheez-Its.  I'm a little irritated that the lid just sits on top--there's no seal of any kind.  Does anyone know if there's supposed to be some kind of rubber gasket or something to keep my crackers from getting stale?  (Truth be told, the tasty little buggers don't usually hang around long enough to get stale.  Sigh.)  Savers, $1.99

 

2.  Tupperware!  This was another find at Savers this week.  I already have a butter dish (a very pedestrian one, I could certainly use something cool), but I justified this purchase by realizing that I don't have a margarine dish.  And I do use margarine some times (like here) so  I need this, right? $.99


3.  More Tupperware!  Folks, this is what eight dollars worth of Tupperware looks like.  The last stop on our rounds Sunday was a Goodwill, and I got all this there.  I think someone must have cleaned out Granny's house, because it looked like the mother lode of Tupperware; I left tons of it behind (including this cute little condiment set with two bowls, two little spoons, and a little holder, all for 2 bucks.  I'm kind of sorry about that one, but it's not like I have any use for it.)  Anyway, the canister in back was $1.00 (I need that to keep sugar), the big yellow bowl was $2.00, the larger small bowls were $.80 each and the smaller bowls were $.75 each.  I used one of the small bowls this morning to take some fruit to work in.  Now I can get rid of some of that Dollar Store crap I've been using.
There was another one of those big yellow bowls that I didn't get because the lid was warped and it wouldn't stay on.  I'd been having a similar problem with a canister lid that I already owned.  I'll know better for next time, because it looks like I may have solved the warped lid problem.  After a little Googling and just playing by ear, I took the lid and simmered it a few minutes in a skillet of water.  It didn't get as soft as I thought it would, but it softened somewhat.  Quickly, I popped it on the canister and sealed it down, then placed a pot full of cold water on top to weigh it down.  I let it cool completely and when I messed with it, the lid stayed on!  It doesn't seem to be as tight a seal as some other Tupperware, but I don't think the canisters seal as tightly as say, the bowls, anyway.



10 comments:

  1. Don't you think that food just tastes better when it's in vintage Pyrex or Tupperware?

    My mom had all that Tupperware when I was growing up. Very retro colors:-)

    Erica

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    1. Definitely--and don't forget vintage Corning Ware!

      There seems to be a lot of this '70s Tupperware around; I have yet to see a single sheer bowl from the '60s!

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  2. Love that set of 4...very handy to have. Would love to pay only $8 for that lot...round here used Tupperware is about double that (even taking the exchange into consideration!

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    1. I was surprised at the prices, as that Goodwill in particular tends to do some pretty crazy pricing. I'm hoping to find some more next week!

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  3. I agree with you about the lid on your Pyrex find I have the same one and also the cookie one but anything I store in them is in a sealed bag. But it's Pyrex so all is forgiven.
    Denise

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    1. It's amazing how forgiving we are where Pyrex is concerned! I guess I could keep my crackers in a sealed bag, but as I said, they don't generally hang around very long...;)

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    1. Dude, just tell me what to look for and I'll keep my beady little eyes peeled.

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  5. I've never seen a gasket or anything on those jars. Great find, it's super cool!

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    1. That's what I was afraid of. It's kind of too bad, since the cracker barrel is very much like the Pyrex Store 'N See containers which seal very tightly indeed.

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