Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Thrifty finds

What do you get for a quarter?

Well that's simple! You get this super nice colander and these new aluminium individual loaf pans (4). I already see myself using the colander for canning activities and baking some cranberry orange loaves or meat loaves. Double YUM!!!

Of course today being Wednesday, it was church basement day. The ususal vonlunteers are back from their vacation. The one working in front (I call her the Pink Lady) charges rock bottom prices. I missed you Pink Lady!


I also wanted to share with you one of my prized possessions. The thrifting change purse!

My friend Ann (and ex-coworker extraordinaire) brought it back from Puerto Rico for me. It is made by Dooney & Bourke, in all weather leather. It's always with me, in my purse, ready from a thrift shop or a garage sale. I put some of my extra change in it and sometimes a fiver.

I knew a bit of the company. I just checked their website....wow their stuff is expensive! Thank you girl! lol

If ever I show signs of becoming a suburb farmer don't let me get pigs! Ok? They seem to be a full time job and dumpster diving (even if it can be fun once in a while...) is not my forte!

From what I gather they can be stinky as well, I so don't need that! At this time of year the neighboring farmers are spreading manure and the smell crosses the river and can be pretty intense at times....I call this THE WALL OF SHIT, because that's what it feels like! You're outside entertaining having a drink, chatting and KAPOW!!! There's the smell. All over, you can't escape it....So no pigs for me, ok?

But I dread the time (today for sure) when I will read the last word of Farm City. I will feel sad, I will feel empty....But I will start scheming for next spring and I will plant corn for sure!

4 comments:

The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

Dooney & Bourke is up there with Coach bags and things like that. Expensive but pretty darn durable and if you get a fabulous price? Terrific!

no pigs for me either. Its all I can do to keep up with dog doody

The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

oh, don't know if you ever saw this site?

http://www.yardsalebloodbath.com/

I think another yard saler and estate saler would enjoy it :)

Tracy

Vonlipi said...

Thank you so much for the Yard sale bloodbath link! It is hilarious.

With 4 cats I sometimes have trouble keeping up with the cat poo!

Mom Walds Place said...

Here I am admiring your new colander, thinking of all the great things you can do with it, and WHAM, there's a DB. I am sooo stinking jealous. I must go get coffee NOW.

Seriously, it couldn't have happened to a nicer gal. You deserve it for saving all of those goodies and tomatoes from the garbage.