Monday, May 23, 2016


So 2 of my thrifty finds are ready to share....

First one is definitely a guilty and secret obsession. I LOVE LE CREUSET!

I will try to keep this in check and not flood the apartment as I have with Pyrex....

When Dad passed I found out he had quite a bit of Le Creuset, some badly damaged, I kept the good pieces.

On our day trip on Saturday, I was really excited to find this....

 A nice Le Creuset gratin dish!!!

It was only $6.00! Any Le Creuset under $10 is a bargain!

I have big plans for this dish! Like baked gnocchis...
or maybe some enchiladas!

Next is this little guy!
Hello Frosty! I saw this at a perpetual yard sale...
It is opened 6 days a week except on Wednesday. we stop by
every time we go to Ontario. 
I never know what goodies I will find...
Vintage Coca-Cola glasses, vintage OJ glasses, Vintage cookie tins, Pyrex.....

I lost 2 blowmolds last winter, so I was really happy to find this....Dan (woodworker extraordinaire) paid for it.....

Aaaaahhhh Thrifty goodness!

This feels sssooooo good!

Saturday, May 21, 2016


If you're familiar with The Big Bang Theory you might know that this means Away From Keyboard!

I have been AWOL and AFK for quite a while.

Grief kicked my ass and I had several meltdowns (normal) and I went to see my family physician who

prescribed a medical leave....

I just could not cope anymore, I felt so overwhelmed and helpless....

I am told I looked like a deer caught in the headlights! And I felt the same as well.

I felt so paralyzed and lost.

all those books, dvds and cds! 100 facecloths , 70 obelisks , hundreds of eggs.....I just wanted to make it all disappear !

I have been cataloging, packing and cleaning...I sneeze all the time and everyday I have new zits....

Today I took a day off and we went on a wee roadtrip.

I really like the vintage Montreal tile but felt the $9.99 price tag was too much...

 Same here! Who pays  $24.99 for 3 dinner plates and a dozen salad plates...
It is Corning Ware after all not Wedgewood!

  Ditto! $14.99 for 6 saucers???

This was a bit better but I have all the lids I need!

 JAJ Pyrex, It is basically all I've seen lately

 From the Brockville, Ontario Sally Ann

 I nearly bought this platter...
It is so cute and a steal at $1.50!

Instead I got this adorable holly serving dish for $1.00

I have a couple of other pieces but I am so tired I can't remember the pattern name
for the love of God!

It was a glorious thrifting day and I will share
my other finds as soon as I finish cleaning them up

Sleep tight!

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

The glory of potted cheese

I believe I blogged about this before...once or twice!

But making a jar of it filled me with joy!

For me this is free cheese...yesssss!

On Monday morning I decided it was time for a freezer clean up. I threw out a bunch of mystery zipper bags and pieces of stale bread. I fished out broad beans, smoked salmon and shrimp to make a nice freezer supper and I spotted my freezer plastic container labeled Potted Cheese....It was full


This recipe is from England. You take all the bits of cheese lying around in your fridge...I know some of you will go : Whhaaattt? we never have any bits of cheese lying around!

Well I beg to differ. You know that dried piece of cheddar you are about to throw out? Put it in a labelled freezer container, and keep adding over time.

Once the pot is full, you can defrost it or leave it until you crave something different!

I usually cut the cheese a bit before freezing.
This time I had cheddar, gouda, havarti and mozzarella .

I put the cheese in the food processor (as you can see in the picture, my vintage 1989 Cuisinart)

I added seasoned salt, paprika and marsala wine

I believe you can add about any spice or dried herb.
It is great with white wine too. Beer could be nice....

after whizzing to a smooth consistency, I put it in a 2 cups (500 ml)
Mason jar or 2 smaller ones.

Wait a couple of weeks for the flavors to blend and serve as a spread or on toast or crackers!

It will keep for several months in the fridge.


Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Out with the old....

Dad had a LOT of plumbing issues.....

The faucets are either dripping. leaking or threatening to fall off....

I fixed the handheld shower with a new bargain hose from Ebay...That was an easy fix!

Then we had this...

  I hate pedestal sinks....
and this one had seen better days....
The faucet was so loose. We were sure, we
would break it off....
We would not use the sink because of it

Here is the new sink, faucet and vanity!
YAY!!! for us!
No more crowded sink!


Tuesday, April 19, 2016

What's New

I have been weeding out the Pyrex....What else is new? LOL

I have a new friend who is seriously addicted to Pyrex, I found her on Facebook...She has been very nice and very happy to buy some of my Pyrex.

 4 cups and saucers, Lime Pyrex dinnerware

 Vintage casserole, in box with pamphlet

Promo casserole with caddy. I like to call that one
Butterprint because of the roosters that are found on the Butterprint pattern.

It seems that spring has finally arrived in  Montreal!
We rushed to the hardware store
and got those sweet turquoise chairs....
replacing the ricketty and rotten ones Dad had before.

I can't wait to see the garden in bloom!

Stay thrifty, stay well

Friday, April 8, 2016


This what I was greeted with yesterday morning.....

 Yessss siree bob! SNOW
Real F.... snow!
Do i need to remind you that it is APRIL! 

 This morning it is snowing again...
I am happy to have chili in my lunch box!

 This clock is on my vintage bucket list...
The Molson Export clock could be seen in many bars and restaurant in the 60's
and 70's . I want mine with hands and no cracks...

                                  I was looking at my Pyrex the other and found that these 2 casseroles                        
weren't giving me as much joy as before!

Through the magic of Facebook, I was able to
find a new home for them in Quebec City.
Money in my pocket, a new friend and space to display
more vintage glassware!

Well dear readers, thank you for reading and commenting.

Hearing from you always makes my day!

Thursday, March 31, 2016

On this last day of March

I had 2 topics I wanted to share with you...

There is a Barbie Expo in Montreal!


 I love Barbie and her wonderfully wild and crazy get ups!
This will be so much fun!


Do you know Modglass ?

I don't !

They sell some kind of 21st century Pyrex!

I have seen a blue and turquoise one too, I took pictures but never found them!
I have a witness too....

They are super cute, but a bit on the pricey side....

$25 each

Oh well....

Enjoy the last evening of March