Thursday, November 1, 2007

Recent thrift finds

One good thing about moving is discovering all the new thrift stores. One bad thing is you miss your old favorite thrift stores.

I gathered the following items at a few different places. One thrift store benefited a local animal shelter. As I looked around I was pretty disappointed with the very high prices for very subpar (I mean I would throw the stuff away!) items. But then I found another white, cotton, cable knit sweater to add to my "I'm going to make into pillows on day" pile and this very tiny, marble cake plate with glass dome. I suppose I could put a wheel of brie in there, but my spools of vintage fabric ribbon will do for now. Want to know how much this cutie set me back? $3. *smiles*
I also recently found this gorgeous, luxurious yellow polka dot twin flat sheet. It is the SOFTEST sheet I ever felt. I wish I had a twin size bed in the house so I could use it. It might take me awhile to cut this one up.

And I am not sure if this counts as thrifting, but a couple Sunday's ago Jeff and I realized we were very low on food and decided to take a Sunday trip to my parents to raid their freezer and garden.
Lot's and lot's of green beans, tomatoes, spaghetti squash, and red skin potatoes, yukon gold potatoes, and butternut squash. Green beans have already been frozen. Tomatoes cooked down into sauce. Potatoes and squash are hanging out in the garage. And we also cooked down a bushel of apples into applesauce and got that canned. Winter here we come!

Apple butter is next.

But first we are hosting a Harvest Party this weekend for all of our friends. On the menu- pulled pork (I roasted one pork shoulder yesterday and another today), butternut squash soup, mac and cheese, spaghetti squash, seasoned pinto beans, hot apple cider, pumpkin pie, and apple crisp. Just to name a few things. I suppose there will be pickles and roasted pumpkin seeds laying around too. OK. Now who's gonna help wash the dishes?


  1. I would definitely wash dishes to get a plate loaded with those goodies!!!!
    We have a marble "thing" like that and it is for cheese so you are right on putting a wheel of brie.

  2. I would so help you with dishes for a plate of that dinner!

    I make pulled pork sandwiches for our LOST season finale parties : )

  3. Great finds! Your party menu sounds delicious! I would help Vallen and Jenn do dishes for that dinner! :)

  4. Oooh, I'll come wash dishes if I can join in the feast!
    I LOVE the little cheese dome.

  5. Oh my gosh, that sounds like an amazing spread!

  6. I will wash all the dishes if I can come!! The menu sounds delicious!!

  7. LOL isn't it funny how we covet something like a perfect yellow polka dotted sheet and are content just to look at it instead of use it? I do that all the time!


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