Sunday, February 6, 2011

Thrifty Finds # 10- and an appeal for help!

Yes, more thrifting, lol!! But I could do with a little help with a couple of these items...
1. Shoes (for me yay!)  I love these but the canvas is a little stiff and starchy. Does anyone know any techniques for softening canvas and making it more supple?? Steaming perhaps?
2. Pyrex. But Pyrex what?? Does anyone know what this is used for, lol?! I just really loved the Vintage "atomic" vibe, but have no idea what it does! I might REALLY need it and just not know it!
3. Does anyone else remember these belts?? I loved these when I was a kid.
4. A vintage 1963 publication of McCall's Sewing. (In colour no less!)

Hope everyone is having a lovely weekend. Px


  1. #2 is from a barber shop, and is typically filled with disinfectant to sterilize combs. I think that's what it is, at least.

  2. that belt is too cute! and yes agreed with the comment above- it's to sterilize combs or instruments :)

  3. Oooooh, yes. I think it could be...I've had others over on my blog say fruit press or coffee press. Any thoughts on those?

  4. It doesn't look like the disc is tight enough in the cylinder to be a coffee press, and there doesn't seem to be a screen to filter out the grounds. Not sure what a fruit press does, so can't comment on that one! I still think it is a barber shop item ...


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