Mugwhys Vintage: This Weeks Treasure Finds....Part 1.

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Old Eagle Heights

09 August, 2012

This Weeks Treasure Finds....Part 1.

My good luck in finding lots of treasures at the thrift/op shops I visit weekly, continues.  I have been having a great run of good fortune.  I keep justifying my obsession, compulsion, hobby by telling myself and my husband that I plan to sell some of the items on-line or even at the markets, but, you know there is always a but, I  just haven't got around to it yet.  I have made a start with listing a few things on Etsy, but honestly nothing that will make a dent in all the stuff I have.  Never mind, I am enjoying having these treasures around me and I enjoy the process of shopping for them, so why stop?  I keep telling my husband it's our retirement fund.

I know, can you believe it!!!   Vintage Tupperware, Pyrex, Quilted pot holders, cake tins, aluminium strainer, anodised aluminium bread bin, wooden laundry tongs, on and on I go.
What about the Laundry Tongs!  Aren't they great, I am so going to use them, I am currently using a big old (not too old) wooden spoon to put things in and out of soaking water.

This is where the Chianti bottle has found its new home, on top of the freezer on the verandah.

This is an old heavy billy can, I'm going to use it in the laundry.... not sure how yet.

I have had a set of 12 of these for some time now, but one broke last time I used them.  So now instead of 12 parfait glasses I have a "bakers dozen" (13). 
These old pastel coloured Tupperware containers remind me of breakfast time and school when I was younger, like 45 years ago, OMG did I just say 45 years ago.  We used to eat our cereal out of the bowls and freeze cordial drinks in the cups with the lids then take them to school wrapped in newspaper or a tea towel.  At morning recess we would pop the still frozen contents out, careful to drink the melted drink and not spill it down the front of our school uniforms.  We'd then pop the frozen block back into the cup upside down , this allowed the thin part of the popsicle to poke out of the top of the container, held there temporarily by the wider part of the popsicle sitting in the thinner part of the cup.  I so hope that all made sense, it is such a vivid memory.

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  1. Some really great finds! Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party.


  2. I think we have very similar tastes cos I have tongs like those and I love them! When my children were babies I used them in the nappy buckets! Sheesh that shows my age - pre disposables! I also have a glomesh bag like that and my eldest daughter borrowed it on the weekend! I love all your finds. Thanks for linking up with me!

  3. Thank you Sue. I know what you mean by showing your age, I remember having a glomesh bag very similar to this one when I was in my 20's, I also had a matching coin purse and cigarette case (now that's a habit I don't miss, I gave up over 20 years ago). Carole

  4. Wow! I love the billy can and the strainer! Great finds !

  5. Those are some fabulous finds! Thank you for sharing. Visiting from FMFPTY. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  6. Great finds! Love the pastel Tupperware :)

  7. Hello fellow thrifter!

    Popped in from FMFPTY's THT.


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