Well, another summer has just about flown by and I am in the final weekend before the beginning of the school year. I decided to end the summer of 2015 in a blaze of thrift store and flea market glory. It turned out to be a pretty good "blaze" as I managed to find a lot of stuff without a whole lot of hunting!
I spent Friday afternoon hitting up as many thrift shops that I could get to in the Bethlehem, PA area. I managed to pick up a few cool pieces. The giant avocado green swung glass vase was my most exciting find - I used to be able to pick them up all over and haven't found one (for cheap) in a long time. There were also some cool (and clean) Tupperware items at one shop and that is where I got the set of primary colored cups and the "pickle keeper" that you see in the back. A couple of character glasses, some Poppy Trail plates, and a Pyrex bowl rounded out the day. Total damage = $23.
For a normal person, that would probably have been enough vintage knick-knacks for one weekend. Not me though; I also planned on going to the Blue Ridge Flea Market (today) in Saylorsburg, PA. I almost opted to sleep in this morning, but forced myself out of bed. Well, I am glad I went because it was awesome! There was so much to get and I went a little crazy...
Lots of ceramics today: a Holland Mold scary (yet excellent) elf head cookie jar, a turquoise ceramic fish sugar bowl, a little bird planter, and then that awesome green and turquoise Sequoia Ware dish. Other treasures are another mid-century glass vase, an enamel pot , and then a Hazel Atlas mixing bowl. Besides all of that, I also found (drum roll please)...
... all of these character glasses!!! I don't know why I get so excited over these. It is starting to get to the point where I can start offering a free glass to guests at my house. I don't care though... if they are $1 or under, I will always buy them :) These needed a lot of washing (as you can see in the picture), but it was worth it! Total cost in Saylorsburg = $51.
So, that is it for the weekend. I have already found a place for most everything (it seems hard to believe). The elf cookie jar has found a temporary home in the living room:
... and the vases are joining their counterparts on the mantel:
Everything else is tucked away for another day!