Friday, April 22, 2011


I can't believe I haven't posted in nearly a week! Weather conditions have been really depressing and winter like and real bad for taking pictures!

Thrifting has been even WORSE! I went to Le Chainon (a Montreal thrift store benefiting  battered women) and it was soooo dismal and depressing, if I had a lighter I would've set fire to it all and be done with it.

I still can't believe that dear old mom gave all the silverwear, porcelain and dishes to that place. She didn't want me to get any of it.

At another thrift shop I saw these...

This was the best view I could get from this vintage pinball machine. It was sqeezed between desks and sofas.

I was glad to see some Pyrex and Fireking. Didn't pickt the casserole up because i already have it! It was a gift from Erin from Toronto Yard Sale Snoop . Thanks again girl I cherish this Turquoise Snowflake casserole. It has a special place in my heart.

Being in Plateau Mt-Royal I was taken back to my childhood.

But really no joke! I actually stuck my lower lip to this door handle in 1970 and my mom pulled me real hard when the bus came and I left part of it on it (my lip of course). My mouth hurts every time I watch A Christmas Story!

In all the gentrification madness, it is very refreshing to find little indie stores like this one. They sell second hand records.

Oh I almost forgot! I saw this and nearly pick it up! It's a toilet paper roll holder! How crazy is that?

I pick up this Good Seasons dressing bottle a couple of weeks ago for 50 cents in a church basement. It's perfect to make dressing with my new fave spice mix! It's called Streu Mi and it comes from Switzerland. Since I'd never ever seen this, I just had to get it. It's a mix of spices and herbs and it has curry in it and it's DELICIOUS! Ok,ok I must admit it has some MSG in it, but not too much. Swiss people don't seem to mind too much about the MSG....I add a bit of cider vinegar and EVOO. It's great with a green salad with red onions :)

Be well my friends and good luck with your thrifty endeavours!


Zootsuitmama said...

Love reading your blog. That building looks like something in downtown KCMO!

Maureen said...

I am completely baffled by the peanut butter thingy. Totally wacky!

The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

I've missed you posting, I'll admit it :) But it's selfish!

Amanda @ Tall Glass of Water said...

I saw that peanut butter candy bag and thought YUM!! So funny that it's a toilet paper roll cover! I have a friend that has the pinball machine game part wired with lights inside and its hanging on her wall. It is a fantastical idea!