Thrifty Thursday

A great day at the thrift store – I was due. I originally went to get a head start on shorts for Griffin. I did well- I got 5 pairs for .50 cents each. All Gap and Children’s Place brands, you can’t beat it! While there, I had to look for some things for me as well.

I found these small crocks FINALLY for my French Onion Soup. I knew if I waited long enough I’d run into a pair… For $1.25 each, how could I go wrong?

I also found a nice colored tin ($2.00) and an old amber bottle ($4.00) for above my cupboards. The tin is nothing fancy, but it is all the right colors for the kitchen. You can’t read it from the top of the cupboards, which is good, considering it was a tin full of coffee flavored lollipops! LOL! The amber bottle is cool.

I did some research online about this bottle. It is embossed on the top saying “FEDERAL LAW FORBIDS SALE OR REUSE OF THIS BOTTLE”. That dates the bottle from between 1935 and 1964. It is a liquor bottle of some kind. I have more research to do on what kind of liquor. Does anyone recognize it? If you do, please leave a comment. I bought it for the amber colored glass and not the collectible value, but I always find it cool to find out where things come from.

Lastly, Griff got to pick out one toy. He must have Mommy’s eye. He found a full size transformer ($2.00).

It’s missing a few pieces. I looked online to try to find instructions on what it transforms into. As I was browsing, I found one on Amazon that was missing the same parts selling used for $80.00! Can you imagine? Not that it really matters. What matters is that Griff is in LOVE with this robot. He actually tucks it in every night next to him on the floor. It’s the cutest thing ever!

Have you found any good thrifts or deals/steals lately? I’d love to hear about them.

Happy Thrifting!

7 thoughts on “Thrifty Thursday

  1. April 7, 2011 at 8:36 am

    I love the amber glass bottle – it’s history sounds really interesting. I hope someone identifies it for you.

    And Griffin’s face with the Transformer is just too cute!

    I have just bought some deckchairs for £20 on E-Bay. I want to renovate them for summer…there’ll appear on my blog any day now. x

  2. MJ
    April 7, 2011 at 9:38 am

    I love thrifting so much!! You found some great finds!!

  3. April 7, 2011 at 9:43 am

    OHH! Can’t wait to see what you do with the deckchairs Jo! :)

  4. April 7, 2011 at 9:44 am

    Thank you MJ! I love thrifting!

  5. April 7, 2011 at 9:58 am

    2 Bucks to see a smile like that?? Isn’t life great!!!
    You have a great thrift shop at your disposal. A lot around here are starting to get pretty overpriced, as in you can get better prices at regular stores carrying brand new goods – It’s not as fun though. :)

  6. April 7, 2011 at 10:22 am

    I love to go thrifting! I have a large bottle collection and often use this site:
    http://www.collectorsweekly.com/bottles/liquor-bottles
    to help identify them.
    My husband is not home or else I could ask him. I will try and remember to show him your picture to night. He brings home most of my bottles and knows more about them. The bottle reminds me of an old wiskey bottle, but I’m not sure.

  7. April 7, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    The french onion soup pots just took me back twenty five years. I remember my mom making the cheesy-topped soup on Sunday nights during cold, New England winters.

    Isn’t is such a great treat when you score big at a thrift store?!? It makes me so happy, too. I just hit it big down here in Florida at a Goodwill.

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