Monday, September 8, 2014

Thrifting Finds #66: The Hubby Haul

Hi, kids!  Did everyone have a good time out in Thrift Land this weekend?  I hope so, because I sure didn't.

That should come as a surprise to no one.  I seem to be having quite the dry spell lately.

To be completely honest, it's not as if there were absolutely nothing in the thrifts.  If you're a fan of Family Guy, I think each store we visited this weekend had all of the seasons on DVD.  I like Family Guy, but not to the point where I need to own it.

Then there was the Desert Dawn baking dish in pink.  It was in pretty good condition, and I think it was like 4 bucks, but it's not a size that would be of any use, and it's not like I  can put my Pyrex on display, so I passed it up.

The cookbooks seemed to be all modern Rachael-Ray-Mister-Food types, which hold no interest whatsoever.  This may actually be a good thing, as the cookbook backlog is growing.

Anyway, it occurred to me that this blog isn't just about the stuff that I find.  Hubs always goes with me and sometimes he finds things.  Like this week.  He found two things to my zero, so without further ado, here they be:

1.  Blown Glass Thing!  Frankly, we aren't sure what the heck this is, but we've just kind of decided it's a vase.  I keep calling it a Shrimp Cocktail Thing because those flutes at the top would be perfect for shrimp.  If you look closely, you can see my dining room!  Goodwill, $2.00

2.  Heavyass Glass Obelisk!  Seriously, this thing has some heft.  I weighed it on my postal scale and it came out at 8 pounds, 3.4 ounces.  As in the above item, neither Hubs nor I know what the heck this is.  It's solid, so it's not a vase.  So why don't we just call it an objet d'art, and let it go at that.  There's one little chip on the back, which I'm sure is from being manhandled by the Goodwill staff.  Still, it doesn't show, so what the hey.  Goodwill, $5.00, I think.  (That comes out to $1.75/lb  $0.60/lb I CAN'T DO MATH)

Annnnd...that's it.  No fabulous bargains this week and I didn't cook anything interesting.  I know I keep saying this, but maybe next week will be better?

Linking up this week with  Sir Thrift A Lot, Thrifter/Maker/Fixer/Farm,  and We Call It Junkin.


  1. Shrimp Cocktail Pink Thingy??! LOVE IT. Also hilarious : )

    1. Don't encourage me--I'll never shut up.
      But I'm right, right? It looks shrimp cocktailish? A little? Kinda?

  2. I like your husband's finds and hope you have better luck this week!

    1. Thanks! I keep saying "Well, that's more money that I saved, right?" but truthfully, I want to find some cool stuff, dammit!

  3. I found a wonderful, old lead glass water caraffe in a dirty (but charming) cow barn. The thing is beautiful and has a few, tiny, minor chips on the rim ( I would too if I was that old) and it weighs a ton! I made the mistake of telling my therapist that it could kill someone...I have to stop saying things like that. I guess too many Bugs Bunny cartoons in my past.
    I suppose you could say you have discerning taste since something always manages to catch my eye. Good luck this weekend!

    1. Well, I *could* say I have discerning taste--but I'd be lying!
      Thanks for the heads-up, though. I'll be sure not to mention to anyone what a great weapon that obelisk would be.
      Too many Bugs Bunny cartoons? THERE'S NO SUCH THING.