Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Flea Market Finds

Most of this week's Vintage Thingies came from spur of the moment flea market and thrift store shopping last weekend.

Saw this shelf at Goodwill for $6.99 and thought it would be the perfect spot for the Pyrex I've been trying not to collect.

Looks like it was made in the '60s, maybe. It's oak. Love those mid-mod feet.

If I get tired of the Pyrex on display, I can always switch to something else. Goodness knows I've got enough other collections to rotate.

I added a couple pieces to the vintage flower pot collection (the ones on the bottom left and right). Actually, the idea was to pick up a couple of what looked to be no-name pots that I could use to repot a couple of sad-looking African violets. But when I got this one home, I discovered it did have a name after all--Weller. So there went that idea. I just can't bring myself to put dirt in it now.

Meanwhile, this violet is making a break for it.

And it may already be too late for this poor thing...

On a happier note, isn't this turtle sprinkler cute?

Speaking of making a break for it, looks like he's bound for the Grand Canyon!

How rude of me to turn him over just as he's formulated his escape plan. Sorry, buddy. You're staying with me for a while.

There was a dollar table at the flea market where I picked up a few things. One was this stainless steel carafe made by Alloy Products of Waukesha, Wisconsin. I've seen a lot of Pyrex and other glass carafes in this style, but this is the first all-metal one I'd seen.

But my favorite is this gem of a glass tray that was on the same dollar table. I didn't know anything about the signature on it, Georges Briard, but it definitely had that funky, mid-century modern vibe that appeals to me.

When I got home, I found out some interesting information about Georges Briard glass here and here. A great piece, I think, for a buck!

Thanks for visiting today, and be sure to check out the other Vintage Thingie Thursday treasures at Colorado Lady!


  1. Love love love the turtle and everything else as well. but he really is a bit different.

  2. Wow what great finds! And they look so lovely displayed together.


  3. Your Pyrex display is so pretty on your new shelves. I would have never thought of displaying Pyrex, but those dishes are truly cheerful.

    That turtle is just adorable.

    As for the pots you bought and then couldn't, I think the violets have had it. ;-)

  4. What great finds! I am loving your blog by the way. Too funny, I have the same exact pink pyrex and little one on top of it LOL.


  5. Ooooh, I am drooling over your shelf AND all your Pyrex! Sooooo jealous! What a lovely collection you've got going! If you ever tire of it, let me know, I'll be glad to take it off your hands. :) Happy VTT!

  6. My favorite is the turtle sprinkler.

  7. That shelf is just to die for!!! And it houses your Pyrex beautifully!!! I'd say you got a real bargain.

    The turtle is so cute, love it! Have a great VTT!

  8. That shelf you got for $6.99 was a steal. I love it and it is perfect for your Pyrex (great collection). The turtle sprinkler is really a great piece too.
    Happy VTT

  9. Great finds and bargins. Put the turtle is my favorite. I just love the way he looks. Blessings, Vicky

  10. I love your Pyrex collection--it looks great on your shelf!

  11. they're so cute, like it..

  12. What great finds! Love the turtle!

  13. Oooh, P., I love all your stuff but particularly that pear plate! Do you see quilt designs in everything, or is that just me? And that shelving unit? When you get tired of Pyrex in it, I see stacks of stash fabric!!

  14. Love your collection of McCoy and that turtle sprinkler is just adorable!! I have never seen one like that before. Great VTT!!

    Susan and Bentley

  15. Didn't know McCoy made such different items. He is VERY cute. Love the shelf as well.

  16. Ohhhhhhhh, I love it all. My goodness..I just swooned over the Pyrex, then the planters..then that sweet turtle. This was such a wonderful post..and I so enjoyed sighing,ooohhhhing and ahhhhing over it all. Happy VTT..

  17. Love it all! And ha ha ha re: Pyrex I am trying 'not' to collect.

    Story of my life. ; )

    Happy VTT!

  18. my mom has some bowls that she still uses in her kitchen with the same name on the bottom as your turtle.

  19. What terrific the McCoy turtle and the pyrex *collection*, lol. Isn't funny how you don't start out to collection something and before you know it......


  20. P, Its like the Pyrex was made for that cabinet.

    Glad the turtle didnt escape!

  21. Violets tend to be runners in my house too. :)

    Love all of your pyrex, so jealous and your tray is wonderful!

    Happy VTT,

  22. What great finds - I just love that pyrex.

  23. Wow! What a day you had! Love the turtle and the display piece is terrific...gotta love those skinny legs!

  24. Hehe, Pyrex that you are trying not to collect. I can relate.

    And I love that glass dish with the green fruit on it, too!


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