Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Status Update

Hello Friends! It has been a few weeks since I've posted. Thanks to all of you who continue to stop by to see what I've been up to. I do appreciate it. Seems like May is a very busy month for our family as the end of the school year wraps up and we are consumed with all of the activities and events that go with that. As much as I love posting here, my Mom duties have a way of keeping me off the computer.

I have been able to get to some yard sales. The pickings have been slim, but I did manage to find a few treasures.

I bought this lovely white pottery vase at a flea market this past Sunday. It only cost me $2. It is fairly large in size in comparison to the other pottery vases I have collected. It is marked USA on the bottom. I love how these lilacs look in this vase. White has become one of my favorite colors to collect in vintage pottery - especially the matte. Not sure if that is because I haven't seen much of any other colors lately to buy or because of it's simplicity.

After the flea market we spotted a yard sale sign and of course I had to check it out. It was the second day of the sale so there wasn't much left. Sorting through a box of cookbooks I came across this vintage gem. It was 25 cents. I love it. The recipes inside are great. I am looking forward to sitting down with this book and reading it cover to cover - and then trying some of the recipes.

I love looking at the pictures in these vintage cookbooks. They give you a real history of what housewives were using in their kitchens at the time. Check out this photo.

I have a soft spot for vintage glassware - and these tug at my heart strings. They are light blue. The pattern is similar to hobnail but more like bubble wrap. Not sure of its official name. I remember my grandmother having dishes like these. I have been told that she hosted luncheons at her home for her lady friends and they enjoyed delicate salads and jellos on dishes like these.

At another yard sale I scored this great Maxwell House Thermos for $1. If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram you have probably seen this already. I love old coffee cans and coffee advertising so this is a treasure in my book. I used to collect plaid Thermos's but ended up selling the collection when I got tired of it. I don't think I will part with this one. It will be on display in my kitchen. I have never seen another like it.

Sadly, this happened this week as well.

My laptop - pretty much ruined, but still in service until I can afford to buy another one. This is how it went down....I was carrying the laptop in my hands as I was coming down the stairs. Being the clumsy person that I am, I missed a few steps, fell, tossed the laptop into the air, it hits the wall and I hit the ground. Luckily I didn't break any bones, but now my computer screen is permanently damaged. Needless to say it is difficult to do most tasks, but if I change the size of the screen and move things back and forth a bit I can still do what I need to do. After shedding a ton of tears, receiving some very consoling words from my sweet husband and a love note from my daughter which said "don't worry mom it was old anyway" I got over it and moved on. That is life I guess.

Until next time...


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  1. I also love looking at the photos in old cookbooks. It's super exciting to see dishes that I have too!

    I wonder if those blue dishes were made by Hazel Atlas? I have a very similar teacup and saucer that is a bubble texture.

    Glad to see a post from you and so so sad about your computer. But like your smart daughter said, it was old anyway:-)


  2. OH NO! Did you know that costco's computer warranty covers drops and spills? useful thing that.

    I picked up one of those old church cookbooks a few weeks ago, it has "governor carter's favorite peanut recipes" in it!


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