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This place is lethal!

March 3rd, 2012 at 05:43 pm

There's an antique mall around us we happened upon about a year ago. A local guy decided to start it and has his own things besides some consignment items.

A few years ago I decided to get rid of the plastic in my kitchen and started replacing it with Pyrex, Corningware, Fire King, etc.

I bought a few items here and there, but I really hit the jackpot with this place.

DH loves going in and poking around too. I found a Paula Deen cast iron Dutch oven for $10 a couple months back. I bought 4 Christmas glasses (Anchor Hocking) for $3. I love enameled cast iron so the Dutch oven was a find. I have a huge one and a small one so this one was a jewel. It isn't my favorite color, but I'm cooking with it, not decorating with it. The glasses were cute and we've used them a lot.

Well today we went and I found some cloth napkins. I have been using cloth napkins for about 4 or 5 years. I read this was a way to cut back on costs and trash. We had a good time looking at stuff. The guy who runs this place must not only have the Pyrex and Corningware market cornered, but also costume jewelry. I had a good time trying on some of the big honking diamond rings and when I say "big", I'm talking golf ball size.

We spent $5 on the 8 napkins. I think we got more than $5 worth of pleasure just poking around. But, I pointed out to DH, this place is lethal because if I weren't so cheap, I could overspend very easily there.

4 Responses to “This place is lethal!”

  1. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Sounds great! Smile These places are such a source of nostalgia for me. But I am most likely to buy things that are useful--like your kitchen items. Once in a while I make a frivolous purchase. DH finds books almost every time.

  2. mom-from-missouri Says:

    We have a few of those here. I love them, and they are also a good place to find odd replacement items-such as a replacement lid or glass.

    I use only cloth napkins, probably have around 100 of them (many are various holidays). I don't think I have paid more than a quarter a peice for most of them. Most came from such stores.

    Ours also sells vintage linens, which I love.

  3. CB in the City Says:

    I'm a dealer in an antique mall, so I'm glad to hear people like them! That said, I don't make any money -- my few sales don't meet the rent. Maybe I need to invest more in Pyrex and Corningware!

  4. Looking Forward Says:

    Good find! Smile

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