Friday, December 10, 2010

Thrifty Finds and Other Stuff

 Good morning everyone! Last Wednesday I skipped my usual morning in the church basement for a run around the shopping center looking for replacement bulbs....So I headed to the FCB (favorite Church Basement) at 1pm and here's what was waiting for me!

3 Xmas cups. How funny is that? Earlier in the shopping center I wanted to buy some,but I didn't really want to spend the money...So @ a quater for 3 it was a steal. They were new unused with the Loblaw's sticker under with the year 2005. They sat 5 years in somebody's basement gathering dust and spider poop!

An aluminium canning funnel, no dings. I love those and if I really listened to myself (Dan please don't read this...) I would have TONS of them. Now I need a glass one.....

A Corning stove top percolator. This one needs another good scrubbing! It was full of paint droplets....I can't wait to try this, with a metal spider under don't worry!

 Speaking of thrifty....I had 2 small pumpkins from my garden lying around in the kitchen...And they told me it was time to use them FAST!
So I got this idea watching Jamie at home: Christmas special...he did it with squash, but my pumpkins were small, so I went his way and roasted them in the oven with sage.
It looks scrumptious.Ultimately it will go in a soup, probably tomorrow
Saturday is a great day for soup!

Now I'm really ecxcited to go to Montreal later this afternoon for some heavy duty thrifting at the Salvation Army. Clear the lane, incoming crazy woman looking for Pyrex and replacement bulbs! And to meet up for a drink with some of my ex-collegues. A much I hated my job in the end, I made a lot of good friends and had a lot of fun in the 10 years I was there.
Did you know spawn of Crazy Suburban Mom had a blog? Yes! Ben has a terrific,funny blog and you can definitely tell where he got his sense of humor!
So if you want a change from thrifting, cooking, quilting head to the The Chair Fort for a different and funny point of view!


Ben Reinhardt said...

You are too sweet! :D

The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

Awwwww, I'M welling up here over my spawn

your a doll :)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Loving your new finds but I am in love with the Santa mugs! Those are really so cute!!