Buy It Again, Tam

They say if you wait long enough things will come back in style in your lifetime. Well, I have found this to be true, especially so about household items I received as a bride. Back in the day, everyone had to have Tupperware and Pyrex in Harvest Gold and Avocado Green. The occasional ugly orange was thrown in for good measure. I have always been more of a red, white and blue girl myself (might have something to do with my near patriotic birthday). As soon as I had held on to those lovely colors mentioned above the proper waiting time, I promptly dispersed them at my own yard sales. Yes, I sold off almost all my Tupperware and some of my Pyrex.

Look what I bought this weekend:

Yeah. Now I want it again. I have always loved the Tupperware measuring spoons and cups so much so that I still have my original Ugly Orange and Avocado Green set. I still have my original sets of measuring spoons, too, although some have gone missing over the years (Hello, darling family, I’m talking to you). I pick these up whenever and wherever I see them all the while trying not to squeal my delight too loudly. I have even purchased them on eBay, once I realized I could. It’s a sickness.

I don’t remember if I ever had a cupcake / pie carrier to get rid of, but I now do. If I find that I don’t use this pie carrier as I think I might, I know a gentleman who makes the most incredible apple pies for charity and he could certainly put it to use.

The above finds were at a yard sale which was really an estate sale. The woman’s grandparents had lived in this same house for sixty years. I bet her grandmother never had a yard sale to get rid of her unwanted Tupperware, that is until last Saturday.

Yep, had one of these before, too, and sold it at a yard sale. So of course, I had to buy yet another one. I actually have a collection of these waiting to be crafted into adorable cloche stands; you know, the really cute ones you have seen in blogland. With the addition of this particularly nice specimen, I have enough to create a display of domed cheese boards should that ever become a hot decorating theme.

Who doesn’t remember these? Well, some of you might not recognize this little Westclox beauty. I can tell you that it still works as it was just a tick-tick-tickin along as we drove around to sales. At first I was unsettled by the ticking until I realized what the noise was. I know if the power goes out, I can still count on this little guy to wake me up on time. (That is if our dogs should suddenly decide to sleep in for ONCE in their lives.)

I also happened across some old album sets. One complete with Bob Hope albums.

And one from Reader’s Digest with lots of Christmas songs.

I hope I can find someone on eBay who will truly enjoy these old collections.

I think one of my favorite finds of the day has to be this tiny blue druggist’s bottle.

Old bottles are something to which I am always drawn. This yard sale was being held by a true bottle collector. He had several up for sale and while I wanted to grab up the whole load of them, I limited myself to this little blue bottle used by a Baltimore, Maryland pharmacy many years ago. The highlight of the stop was an invitation to see his entire bottle collection. (He’s a friendly guy, but we knew him before stopping. He doesn’t invite all his yard sale attendees into his house, at least I don’t think he does.) We got to see many bottles which came from our little home town from many, many, many years ago. I might ask about taking some photos in the future, if he’s amenable, and sharing his collection on my blog. It is that wonderful!

It just proves that what you might not find interesting or particularly pleasing today, can easily become the desire of a collector’s heart in the future. Or even your own heart. You might also have to say, “Buy it again, Tam.”

I hope you have a great week of thrifting and tablescaping. If you get a chance, please stop by the parties at Knick of Time’s Knick of Time Tuesday, Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays at Coastal Charm, Today’s Thrifty Treasures at Southern Hospitality, Thrifty Things Friday at The Thrifty Groove, and The Penny Worthy Project at Hey, What’s for Dinner Mom?



About tammylovesdishes

I love searching for dishes for tablescaping. That leads me to yard sales and thrift shops and fun, fun, fun.
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5 Responses to Buy It Again, Tam

  1. FUN collectibles! I know what you mean about selling things off just to turn around and feel enough nostalgia to buy them all over again! Been there, done that! Looking at the Westclox clock, I looked around and remembered just how many clocks I’m going to have to adjust in about a month from now. 😦 I have lots of “old-fashioned” clocks with hands rather than digital numbers that run on batteries. MUCH more reliable, especially during the summer when the “brown outs” occur just about once a week! The old albums you found are a hoot! I’ll be if I checked at my Mom’s house I would find similar ones!

  2. I still love and use my yellow measuring cup set from Tupperware. I also have the measuring spoons in yellow! Lucky for me I never got rid of them so I didn’t have to rebuy…lol!
    Love the blue bottle!

  3. Paulette says:

    Such a cute blog, I sure hope the gentleman will allow you to do a story about him, that would be interesting. I got rid of all plastic storage containers because of BPA including Tupperware. Now I’m on the look out for Pyrex fridges. So I guess in a few more years I’ll be looking for Tupperware. You are so right; what goes around comes around, good thing I like to shop:))

  4. Lisa Lou says:

    My mom still has the yellow and orange measuring cups from Tupperware. The orange, yellow and brown kitchen linoleum, complete with corn and pumpkins, unfortunately was covered years ago. 🙂

    • frugalannie2 says:

      Just found your blog through Late Night Coffee. LOVE IT! You write about things that touch my heart, I have started reading from Day One. So far each entry has tugged at me and brought a smile to my face and a tear to my eye. I remember the aprons my grandmother wore just like your Aunts and I read Poppy Fields for the first time. I copied it for next Memorial Day. My son is in the Air Force and is so proud to serve. He loves his country so much and loves serving it just as the men who served in the poem.

      Thank you for the walk down Memory Lane. Reading your first blog entry just may give me the courage to finally start one of my own!!!

      I had the pie carrier, the cake carrier, lunch boxes, all in orange, yellow and green. And the rolling pin!! Probably more but you get the idea!! I gave them up years ago and now look for them at sales and thrifts but very hard to find! Everyone scoops them up!!!

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