Ivan and I are in house hunting mode at the moment and along with that comes my favourite part...hunting for things to fill the house with! Last week Ivan was a thrift hero and discovered these lovely pieces.
A whole set of Pyrex mixing bowls in pretty much perfect condition! I love this Spring Blossom pattern too! Oh yes, it was an exciting evening.
On the weekend we went to a Antique/Flea Market and came away with these...
I am so in love. I paid a little more than I would have liked too but I did get them for 50% off so I can't complain too much. I have been looking for a reasonably priced set of nesting dolls for so long! I was pretty pumped to find these ones. They are so adorable.
And, I found a new Polaroid Spectra camera. Just before the wedding my uncle gave me a huge stash of Spectra film and his camera...
...but then when we were visiting Kaylah
and Kevin, my camera just decided to stop working! Didn't it know we had big plans for that film! Anyways, I needed a replacement camera and I just found one on Sunday!
As you can see from the photo, this pack of film doesn't have the best colour. But some of the other packs he had turned out looking like new! I'm crossing my fingers for more great packs. (Although I do kind of like this washed out look as well).
Have you made any exciting finds lately?
Store the film you do have in a cool area - even your fridge! The film will keep better, even if it's expired. :)ReplyDelete
THumbs up to great thrifted finds! :)
I love those bowls soo much. I'm fighting off the urge to collect those with everything I have. sigh.ReplyDelete
...and all that film? you're a lucky girl! that stuff is extremely expensive now days!
I wonder where my ancient style polaroid camera is.... hmmmm.... I love pyrex! I was searching it on etsy on the wknd. Seems I just need to get out and look around! Great finds xoReplyDelete
Dude, that film looks awesome. I love the washed out look! You'll have to bring your spectra and lots of film on our next adventure. (which is actually really really soon, I know we just set the date like last night but dang it's sneaking up!)ReplyDelete
My mom has those EXACT pyrex bowls at home so I thought, "What is Elycia doing in my mom's kitchen?" ;) Those nesting dolls are cute. I love polaroid film! Take care!ReplyDelete
ooo i just got gray nail polish too!ReplyDelete
eeeeep!! What wonderful finds!! I heart that daisy pattern!! I have the second bowl from the left and i LOVE it!!! Daisies are my favorite!! :)ReplyDelete
those pyrex bowls are so pretty!! i'm always on the hunt for those - you are lucky to find a whole set!!ReplyDelete
I love this pyrex set! I'm also on the hunt for some but everytime I see theym I think they are overpriced- hopefully I'll find some soon!ReplyDelete
that pyrex is beautiful!ReplyDelete
aawww, love those pyrex bowls! what an excellent find :)ReplyDelete
Storing the film in your fridge will make it last longer! Some expired film looks great, some not so much. It's still fun to experiment! double exposures! filter kits! etc! Sigh. I need to get some film for my Spectra. It hasn't been used since last summer.ReplyDelete
check out this: http://letitberawphotography.blogspot.com/2011/08/book-review-6_17.html she painted over her polaroids and i think it is a fun idea!ReplyDelete
Hey, I recently found a baking dish that matches your Pyrex bowls! I loved the green color and the little flowers. :)ReplyDelete
Those are adorable bowls! ^_^ I love filling a new space with pretties. And YAY for nesting dolls! I may be remembering incorrectly, but I swear I had some of my own growing up! Or at least, I reeeeally wanted some.ReplyDelete
LOVE your finds! I found a beautiful set of purple nesting dolls at our local antique shop....but I didnt get them, I have been thinking about going back for them though! ;)ReplyDelete
I love nesting dolls so much!ReplyDelete
the spring blossom pattern is my favorite! i only have the one piece but it is in the perfect green for my kitchen so it it like my thrifting 'polkaroo'.ReplyDelete
weee the pyrex is lovely! My mom had that entire set growing up. In fact, if you'd like a horribly disgusting story, they were our throw-up bowls. Why am I telling you this? I don't know. But I wish we still had that set. Whenever I see her I say hey, Pam. Great job on throwing away your brilliant pyrex. And she says, hey, Amy. Get over it. Just kidding we really don't say that to each other, but secretly I think it. LONGEST COMMENT EVER.ReplyDelete
I found a super cute vintage dress for 99 cents! Navy blue with cream tulips. Love your nesting dolls.ReplyDelete
I have that exact same pyrex set in blue and white tones! What a great find! And, as always, the nesting dolls are fantastic. Love 'em! allisonxoReplyDelete
Those matryoshka dolls are perfect!! They are identical to ones that my grandfather had, which were my favourite to play with as a child at the family's farm/cottage. I have always wondered what happened to them when the place was sold... I've been looking for the same ones since!ReplyDelete
Those bowls are awesome. I haven't went thrifting in awhile... (slacker!) but definitely plan to go this weekend. Great finds. :) Sea MarieReplyDelete
um i just dropped like $40 at the thrift store but snagged an awesome pair of leather boots made in italy for $7! wooo!ReplyDelete
and a belt, a maxi skirt, a pair of heels, earrings, a brooch, a vase...
Oh, I had Russian dolls just like those when I was little! So pretty.ReplyDelete
Way to go Ivan! Awesome finds!!!ReplyDelete
omg so many filmssss!!!! so jelous.ReplyDelete
matryoshkas are the best!! I'm always looking for a cute set (:ReplyDelete
Don't worry about the film (I wish I had that much film really, in Mexico is practically impossible to find it!), some of the most interesting pictures I've taken have come from expired or malfunctioning film (:
I am so jealous of all that spectra film! I just found my old spectra (didn't realize I had one) the other day.ReplyDelete
Those pyrex bowls are amazing and the perfect shade of olive. Lucky girl!ReplyDelete
We hosted a foreign exchange student from Ukraine and he gave me a set of nesting dolls. Best gift ever.
Way to go Ivan!!!ReplyDelete
I am so jealous of your pyrex find! I've been searching for months and have never seen anything quite as awesome as those! Way to go!ReplyDelete
when polaroid was still selling film, i added them to my wedding registry. they lasted me all through the film recession, just in time when Impossible came out. Love the photo of the dolls!ReplyDelete
These are great too [and by far my fave pyrex print]! And I also collect nesting dolls. I enjoy your thrifty posts!!ReplyDelete