Monday, June 13, 2011

Thrift Share Monday and Couroc giveaway

Congratulations to Lisanne, the winner of last week's giveaway for the groovy vintage skates - I don't have a brand new key for you, but the skates are all yours!

This past weekend was full of final soccer games of the season, family visits, birthday parties for loved ones, and picnics, so I didn't manage to fit in any yard sales.  I did take a little bit of time while I was "kid free" last week to drive down to the Goodwill outlet to prowl around for some hidden treasures.  As tempted as I was by a number of things that I saw, I only picked up a few items.

This vintage geology experiment kit was still wrapped in plastic.  Why someone felt the need to maul the box by ripping it open at the lower right hand corner in order to get a peek at the contents is baffling.  Fortunately I believe that most of it is still here.

I left the room after photographing the box for this post and returned to find E2B enthusiastically checking out the contents.

I don't think that any of these materials have been used, but clearly some of the liquids have evaporated over time.

I have several boxes like this that I really enjoy - the tile evokes a sense of time and place that speak to a quiet place.

E2B read about stamp collecting in a book at school this year and has been faithfully collecting his own stamps ever since.  At the bargain price of 25 cents, I knew that he would get a kick out of flipping through it.

I just LOVE cast iron cookware.  I received my first cast iron skillet from my parents a few years ago and it is, hands down, my favorite pan to cook with.  I'm always on the lookout for cast iron while thrifting and I'm really hoping to find a griddle to replace the electric one that recently died.

This one is just a little guy, but I have a variety of sizes.

A little touch of practicality - this will come in handy for keeping drinks cold when we're out and about this summer without having to drag along a big cooler.

And now onto this week's giveaway, this small vintage Couroc owl plate.  Ever since so many folks commented about the tray and glasses I left behind at a church rummage sale last month, I've been thinking about sharing this little number with another Couroc/owl fan out there.

If you'd like to win this plate for yourself or as a fun treat for someone else, please leave a comment on this post by midnight EST on Saturday evening and I'll draw a winner by next week's Thrift Share post.  I'm linking up to Apron Thrift Girl.

Happy Monday, friends!

"If you don't own a cast iron skillet, it's well worth the time and money to invest in one.  You can find them for sale...[at] thrift stores, flea markets, or you can scour the tag and yard sales for one that might look as if it has seen better days.  If the pan is rusty or encrusted with grease, buy it anyway.  Don't worry!  I'll tell you how to get that new or old one into shape so you can enjoy it for a lifetime of fat free cooking.  You'll be able to pass the pan on to your own children and grandchildren."  ~ (cast iron cookware page)


  1. That geology set is a great find, I remember finding my dads old chemistry kit in the loft, full of lots of cool stuff but I wasnt allowed to play with it :o(. Great giveaway prize, who doesnt love a cute owl! Scarlett x

  2. I love vtg science kits! My collection is stored away, but lately I've been thinking about displaying it in my office.

    (I also really love that owl plate!)

  3. Thank you for the chance. That's a cute owl plate. I also like the fish. Reminds me of some artwork we bought in Vancouver on our honeymoon.

  4. That little owl plate is adorable. A find like the geology kit is a real treasure.

  5. I LOVE OWLS! :) Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! :) I hope I win this little guy to add to my collection!! :) Have a great weekend!

  6. My daughter would LOVE this plate, and I would LOVE to win it for her! Have a great night! Denise :)

  7. Could you get another geology set?