This weekend I found some pretty sweet items while out thrifting -- the first being this Fiesta Metrokane Juicer. I knew nothing about it when I found it, but we juice a lot of lemons and limes in this house, and while my little vintage glass juicer works great, it is not very efficient. So when I saw this seriously heavy duty juicer -- that said Fiesta on the handle, no less -- I knew I wanted it. It was marked $5 and I asked if the price was firm. It was, but I bought it anyway.
When I got home and did a search, I found one this same color that sold on eBay for $130! I also discovered that you can still buy a Metrokane juicer -- although not in Fieata Ware colors -- for about $60.
Best of all, this thing looked like it had never once been used. I used it the same day I bought it and it worked like a charm, juicing a bunch of limes in no time at all.
This amazing framed poster also came home with me (for only $10) and I've already found a place for it. This is a poster issued by the Art Institute of Chicago which is a reproduction of the submission by Richard Yoshijiro Mine for the Chicago Tribune Tower competition in 1922.
I was an Architectural History minor in college and studied the competition, so I was happy to find this poster which is huge! (about 4 1/2" tall!) It does need new glass -- which will cost a small fortune due to the size -- but for $10, I think it's a steal.
As an aside -- Pete's cousin wrote a book on the Trib Tower Competition. Very cool!
More thrifty finds at Thrift Share Monday.