Monday, June 18, 2012

Thrift Share Monday: Sweden..check... Finland..check... Denmark..check

This past weekend we were in Tampa for another beer thing, so I was very excited to be able to thrift in another city, which is one thing I love!  Now while I do have my normal haunts here in Jax, it is always nice to do some thrifting outside the box.
 I could barely contain my excitement when we rolled up to the first place! As soon as I saw it was an AmVet thrift store I started chanting “Yes yes yes!” and kicking my feet (My favorite place in Jax is an AmVet store too). When I walked into the front door my spirits sank….it was 85% clothes.  Boo Hiss.  So I made a beeline straight for the house wares (like I normally do) and started perusing the aisles.  Unfortunately there didn’t look to be anything good, in fact everything seemed rather junky and dirty.  Damn.
 I finished looking and started to leave when I saw that I missed one aisle across the room.  The first thing I saw were these…an entire bag of iittala ultima glasses….and yes they were just like this all tossed into a bag with nothing to protect them.  


  I stood there with my hands on the bag while Mr. Honey went and got me a cart, and then I VERY slowly lifted them up and put them in the cart.  I wheeled them up and paid for them…$6.60.  SWEET!  I didn’t even take them out of the cart, since I wanted to move them as little as possible; the lady had to lean over the counter to see the price tag.  Once I got my change and receipt I grabbed a few of the local free newspapers from the stand outside and systematically went through the bag wrapping each piece individually and checking for damage.  I was totally FLOORED that in the whole bag there wasn’t one broken or damaged piece.  There ended up being 30 glasses in total which is roughly 22 cents apiece.
Iittala Ultima glasses

This is the best find so far this year I think, but I didn't do too bad earlier in the week when I found these items...
Orrefors "Celeste" candleholder


Dansk Kobenstyle 2Qt pot
Matching piece... Iittala Ultima serving bowl
I hope your weekend was as good or better than mine!

Also I just wanted to let you guys know that I will be posting my first contest/giveaway tomorrow so stay tuned to participate!

Cheers

Becca


Linking up with Her Library Adventures and  Apron Thrift Girl

16 comments:

  1. WOW!!! You lucky duck. The ultima thule is absolutely beautiful!

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    1. Thanks! It is...I have never seen it in person only on blogs...I almost want to keep it now. :)

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  2. What a great find. I'm so happy that none were broken.

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    1. Yeah I'm still shocked...I heard a lot of clanking when I put it in the cart...I was sure there was going to be at least a few casualties.

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  3. OMG...Ultima Thule is one of my favorite glass collections. We've sold several pieces, but we've never found that many at one time...and certainly never at that price. You hit the jackpot!

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    1. Haha yeah it felt like it...My eyes glazed over after those babies were in the cart..I know I looked at all the other stuff on that aisle, but I really didn't see it.

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  4. Beautiful glass ware! I found one of the Dansk Kobenstyle pots in a mustard yellow and I think it is the 5 qt. because it is huge! It was about 8 bucks...I like it! I have a question about the Ultima Thule...is is heavy or very light?

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    1. Oh nice a stock pot, I haven't seen many of those! I've been searching for awhile for one in white to go with the set we use daily. Great find!

      The Ultima Thule glassware is rather light but it has a nice balance of thicker glass on the bottom. The bowl is quite a bit heavier since it is a bigger piece.

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  5. I do the same thing - any out of town trip becomes an opportunity to check out new thrift stores! Cool finds. I can't believe the glasses weren't damaged!

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    1. Yes! It makes me want to go out of town more often.

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  6. Good finds! One of my favorite local thrift stores is an Am Vets, too. I definitely hope to visit more of them in the future. :)

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    1. Yeah yeah they do seem to be the best ones...those and St. Vincent de Paul (Vinnes)

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  7. Holy Moley - I'm drooling over those glasses! and 30 of them to boot - crazy awesome :) I keep hoping to find a Dansk pot but haven't yet - GREAT finds!!!

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    1. Thanks! Keep thrifting...it will come :)

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  8. oh wow what a great deal on those glasses! great job! thanks for joining us at cap creations.

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  9. I can't believe they didn't wrap the glasses!! Love the pot too, so cool!

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