Thursday, September 12, 2013

Thrifted Thursday... Blowmolds and Pyrex!

I always see posts from all you other bloggers finding amazing deals on all of our dream items! I've been jealous, and I've longed for the day it would happen to me... well at long last my ship has come in! (sort of) I found the blow mold pumpkin at my favorite thrift store! Value Village it was in the window and I snagged it for the staggering price of $6.53! I was so happy and this pumpkin is HUGE I stood my large Samsonite suitcase on end to show just how big, as you see its taller than said suitcase!
Then I come home this is sitting on the picnic table, one of Moms friends sent it to me!
(So photogenic!)
Mom's friend Pam gave me a 1980's "Trailing Flowers" promo piece WITH its original cover, and the best part?!
Pam received it as a Wedding gift back in the early 80's and just never used it! So it came complete with cover and the original care card! How cool is that.

So there you have it, my thrifted finds!

(Provably the best picture ever taken of Myself)
(With Patrica, Alex, and Wes at Colling Castle in Turner Falls Oklahoma.)

I must apologize for my lack of blogging, and lack of commenting on other peoples blogs. It has been a really crazy month and a lot has been happening. Labor day weekend Patricia and I celebrated our three year dating anniversary! We drove up to Turner Falls Oklahoma with friends Wes and Alex to spend the weekend and celebrate (a surprise I had planned since February) it was so much fun!

My 1984 Lincoln Town Car is dead. While driving along the highway a radiator hose busted and it all happened so quick, before i could get pulled over the engine over heated and we think the pistons in the motor snapped in half. So I am car-less for the moment (until I get some money saved up.)

With the Passing of my car, construction has been brought to a grinding HALT as it would make sense not to get a car before continuing. I never planned on my car burning up, and its not that I spend every dollar I have, just every free dollar i've had this year has gone into construction. So funds are tight! I'm still hoping to  have the walls up and painted before December and our beloved Thanksmass, but if not then we'll just have to wait for (next year) Thanksmass 1960 for things to be perfect!

 (The Jets! I'm fourth from the left!)
Factor in the crazy horrid brutal  Tech week and OPENING night of our show "West Side Story" and its not to hard to see why I've been on a blogging hiatus!

As soon as I have two seconds to take pictures I will post pictures of the WSS set, I'm actually trying to get a few images copyrighted that I designed. All of our gang graffiti and insignias for our show I created, and some of it turned out REALLY cool! (I'm particularly proud of the "Jets" and the "Sharks" Insignias!)

And fear not! Scrimping and saving for a new(er) car will only have minor effects on the festivities out at the Casablanca... We will be hosting the Cast party for West Side Story with a "Dance at the Gym" theme, as well as our 8th annual Casablanca Halloween Costume Ball!

I know you all are provably shaking your heads thinking "he should be throwing parties if he's saving for a car..." Well Dear Readers, I already have all of the Decorations from years past (and I think homemade and vintage decorations are the best!) so really very little will have to be spent on the gatherings and everyone always brings food and drink!

So that's that!



Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

So sorry to hear you car died.
As to party... I think it's cool. It will take your mind off your troubles.
Will you be replacing the motor or the whole car?
I love the light...very retro!
So sweet of your mom's friend to give you PYREX!
I love pyrex too and just took mine all out of the cupboard, 1. because I use it all the time...2. because it's so dang pretty!
take care!

Melissa said...

I'm so jealous of your giant blow mold! Bummer about the car man. I hope it doesn't slow your construction down too much!

Dana@Mid2Mod said...

I've never in my whole life seen a blow mold that big...Wow!!! You hit the jackpot on that one. It was so sweet of your mom's friend to give you the Pyrex, and unused even. Another jackpot! I'm so sorry about your car. Unexpected problems that reroute our money from the projects we really want to finish sure are annoying. The Turner Falls photo is so fantastic, and so is the one of you as a Jet. You're the toughest looking one of the bunch!!!

Reduce, Reuse and Rummage said...

Love the blow mold! Like you I also want one (I don't care what holiday!) but have never seen one. Your halloween invitation is also awesome!

ThrifterSisters said...

Yay! I'm so glad you found a Halloween blow mold. Vintage Halloween is CRAZY expensive around here so I think you got a pretty good deal!

Score on the Pyrex too. The best kind of friends are the ones that give Pyrex :-)