Oh, thrifting how I love you. You’ve provided us with the majority of our clothes and furniture and now you give us this!
I was doing a quick check at my local consignment shop (checking up on a couch we’re waiting on to drop in price) when I did a quick check of the housewares. I’ve been on the look out for new-to-me tableware for about two years now as the chipped and dwindling set I have left over from college is no longer cutting it and there, after years of waiting was this.
A Vintage Turquoise and Gold Pyrex Tableware set. Now, it’s not complete – I need to find myself some bowls and another cup, and some salad/desert plates would be nice – but I haven’t gotten to the best part. The entire set was marked at $14.99, a steal for vintage anything and a further steal that I didn’t have to pay a cent because of the store credit I have from selling items. But here’s the sweet spot. I came home and jumped on eBay to find that $14.99 is what most people are asking for one or two plates, let alone a good chunk of a complete set and why? It might have to do with the fact that the Gold part of “Turquoise and Gold” is real gold, possibly 22K gold according to one source.
Well, now I know what I’ll be asking for birthday’s and holidays for awhile.
Anyone else struck thrifting gold recently?