Sometimes it Feels Like Robbery

by | Oct 2, 2009 | Antiques, Favorite Finds | 24 comments

Today my finds were about quality, not quantity. I ran over to the church yard sale across the street from our house (we live in a little downtown area) while my husband was home for lunch. There wasn’t a lot there, but I found a couple of great things! This vintage Pyrex refrigerator box set was in fantastic condition and was only $3.50! I scooped them up so fast I thought for sure I would drop one.

…the sticker to prove the wonderful price.

I then saw this stack of white bowls. I got a feeling in my gut that I need to turn them over…and bingo! Ironstone. One of my very favorite things. …and the price? Fifty cents. FOR ALL OF THEM! The sticker might as well have said “just steal me.”I felt so bad about those prices that I bought some $2.50 cookies from the bake sale. They were yummy and worth it.

And here is the thing I would throw myself into traffic for (not really, but I love it.) This is my $30 Craig’s List French Provincial dresser. It is in wonderful condition and just needs some new hardware and a paint job. It actually doesn’t NEED a paint job, but I think it would improve and update it. I’m bidding on some handles on E-bay that are an exact match. Hope I win.

I commented on how much I loved this dresser to the sellers and I heard the sweetest words I could have imagined. “Do you want another one?” “YES!” They have an entire bedroom set that they are getting rid of. The wife wasn’t ready to give them up today, but I must have asked her 15 times to call me first and I will take them. I’m even going to send an e-mail to reminder her…can’t help myself!

I saw lots of yard sale signs out there, so I’m heading out in the morning. I hope I’ll have more to share with all of you. I’ve also been working my hindquarters off in my workshop, so I’ll have lots of before and afters to share over the next couple of weeks!

Make sure you check out The 100 Follower Giveaway at Common Ground. I tell you to go there with some hesitancy, because I want to win and if you leave a comment you might win instead of me! But, my blog friend, Debra, has a great blog, so check it out!


  1. Linda@Coastal Charm

    Way to go girl…that ironstone was a steal!!!


  2. Anne Lorys - Fiona and Twig

    Dang girl, you should feel guilty! All the Ironstone for 50 cents??? THAT is an amazing score!
    Have a great weekend,

  3. Patricia

    Wow how awesome!
    Love the pyrex and the ironstone!

  4. Funky Junk Interiors

    You must have a 5000 sq ft workshop to even FATHOM the thought of bringing another one of those babies home.

    Or was it that I wanted the 5000 sq ft workshop. Yeah. That was it.

    Great great finds! Loving the vintage pyrex too!


  5. The Little Red Shop

    Sweeet finds!!! I can't wait to see what you do with the dresser.

    : )

    Julie M.

    ps I'm on the lookout for a smaller version of a drawer pull much like you are hoping to win. I have a dainty little sewing table with one broken pull.

  6. Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions

    I LOVE that dresser! How beautiful will that look once you are done with it! I can't wait to see what color you paint it. That would look so good in just about any room.

  7. Debra @ Common Ground

    You found some fabulous deals here. The dresser has such gorgeous lines. My Mom and Dad had that same sort of set, and I always just loved the style. Thanks so much for the "shout out" here on your blog, I so appreciate it!!! Have a great weekend, Debra

  8. Andi

    What a great buy with the Pyrex, I have not seen those in years – my Mom used to use them all the time!

    Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest!!

  9. Lindsey @ Better After

    Holy smokes! Awesome deals! I'm getting a little sick of goodwill's prices, I wish I could find something like this. Anyway, I featured your chandelier on my blog! You rock, as always!

  10. Christine

    what awesome deal…I wish I could find something like this. I've been looking for months now.

  11. Dresser Girl

    I swear there are just no good finds like that down here in SC!! Score for you!!

  12. Ashlee

    WOW! You always seem to grab such great furniture finds! I am looking forward to its reveal!!

  13. L.Duncan

    Okay seriuosly Ironstone for .50 WOW!!! Now about that dresser, I am on the search for one exactly like that! Check out this blog she recently redid her bedroom and purchased one of these dressers and painted it yellow! I WANT ONE NOW!

  14. Julie

    WOW what great deals love love love me some pyrex…

  15. jen

    oh, i have these same pyrex dishes left over from my great grandma – love them and use them all the time! love your blog!

  16. Uncanny Festoon

    You better keep a look over your sholde for the next daay or so cuz you so stole those items!!! I can not believe the cindition, as if they were just gifted to you from the 5& dime. you lucky girl.

    Joy…. always

  17. Claudia

    Such pretty curvy lines to that dresser! Love it.

  18. onelittlemustardseed

    Found you through Flea Market Style! Love your finds…I love vintage pyrex too!

  19. Court

    just checking through Flea Market Style and my heart skipped a beat when I saw that dresser. And at that price…woot woot! I love craigslist!

  20. Mai-Brit @ This Full Life

    I'm so jealous of your great finds- love that pyrex! Good luck with the dresser re-do, can't wait to see the results!

  21. Amber

    Wow those are fantastic prices for your finds! And ya, the dresser is just gorgeous! Good stuff!

  22. Lara Harris

    You gotta wonder why someone wouldn't just give you those plates, 50 cents is just so crazy! Wow!

  23. PresentBliss11

    I love Johnson Brothers pottery and china too! Ironstone isn't my favorite, but I my friend loves it and I always keep an eye out for her. Hmmm…. this was a while ago, I'm going to try and find the after pictures of that great dresser! 🙂


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