Why 'My Mink Betty'?

Why 'My Mink Betty'?
I'm not your common, everyday twenty-something year old and when I graduated from High School I got an equally uncommon gift. My parents found for me a beautiful 1940's mink stole at a garage sale. It had belonged to the woman's Great Aunt Betty who had married late in life to a man with money and had only allowed him to buy her this one luxury. The unusually styled stole has the name, Betty L. Jones, embroidered in the satin lining so that's what I call her. They never had children of their own and the mink was passed to Aunt Betty's niece and on to her daughter. Until it got to me, no one since Aunt Betty had worn it. Now Betty the mink and I go to the theater together on special occasions and I hope that someday I can take her to the Symphony or the Ballet. Although Betty hadn't been worn or loved for many years she was waiting for someone to love her again as are most other things I look for when thrifting.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Pink and Yellow (and Green and Blue)

It's Mary Engelbreit Monday at Cherry Chick's blog, so it's time to show you my recent ME finds. I just love the $1.00 ME items at Michaels.

Yellow cherry socks.

Pink flowered socks.
Some for me and some for my niece.

And if $1 isn't thrifty enough, I can use my 40% off one item coupon that comes in my weekly email from Michaels.com.

Speaking of $1,

I found this well-loved blue Pyrex primary 401 bowl at an estate sale. Now I just need the 402 red bowl to complete my set.

I also found this pretty blue divided server,
with a not-quite-matching clear 2 Qt casserole lid for $2.00. I think the pattern is Blue Horizon, but since it didn't have the patterned lid, I'm not sure. The actual color is more of a cadet blue than the blue in the picture.

Some day I hope to have a pink and yellow kitchen of my own, so I am always on the lookout for pink or yellow kitchenware.

14 inch Boonton melamine platter - $1.50.
Isn't that a cool shape?

Pearlized white and yellow Tupperware cold cuts keeper with 2 deviled egg trays inside - $2.25.
I already had one of these, but not in this dreamy color. I can't wait for picnic weather.

And my Mom found these cute little juice glasses for $4.00.

I couldn't get a picture that didn't distort the lines; they really are straight.

This green cake plate was $3.00. It's not vintage, but I really like the color.

These last three are for my mother.

She didn't need any more depression glassware, but she has a soft spot for grill plates, and these were only $5.00 for all three. The pattern is called Florentine No. 2, made by Hazel Atlas between 1932 and 1935.

The weather has been really cold here lately,
so I'd like to leave you with this sentiment.

I'm linking up to the following parties:
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  1. Hi Betty,
    I'm so glad you've joined us again for ME Monday. I, too, have a pair of both the cherry and the pink socks.
    I just love the green depression glass that you found for your Mother. I've never seen grill plates before.
    Thanks for sharing with us us.

  2. Such great finds. I love the green vintage grill plates and the Pyrex and those fab glasses! Oh and ME always rocks. I want some socks!!

  3. You found some great treasures! Love those juice glasses!! Take care~

  4. That melamine platter is super cool! I love the shape of it. Just found another 401 bowl myself. I already have one in blue, and this one is in turquoise. It's a nice size bowl.

  5. Great finds! I'm a sucker for girly patterned socks, and need to run over to Michaels. Love the electric color of those grill plates, and those juice glasses are terrific! Thanks for sharing.

  6. You scored with those grill plates...WOW!!! I'm looking for the red 402 bowl also...where have they gone!!!

  7. Hi Betty! Pretty things. Love the glasses especially.

  8. Nice finds! Love the green glass items. I need to get myself out for some thrifting!

  9. Oh my girls would love those socks! I've been looking for a pie server for a while now, the color of yours is so pretty! Great finds!

  10. Oh you got lots of fun things! Love the cake stand and the green glass dishes! the glasses are totally cool!

  11. Great finds. Thanks for stopping by my blog today. www.momspaycheck.blogspot.com


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