Sunday, August 2, 2009
A good day for some thrifty treasures - stop over at Southern Hospitality and find other great blogs with thrifty treasures.
I only have two this time - but they are really good ones. I have a teapot collection, all of them are solid colors - and I've been looking for a cobalt blue one for years (20 years ). I found one in SoCal a long, long time ago. I'd been getting the solid color ones for about 2.00 at a swap meet on the border and when the vendor asked for 5.00 I passed - thinking it was too much. Oh how I've regretted that decision as I've not found another since then - until now.
Just look at that beauty - shiny and blue and so flashy looking. It is going to look great on the top of my cabinets in the kitchen with all its friends. And I paid - are you ready for this - 4.99 - and that isn't bad for inflation in 20 years. :-)
Sitting nearby were these small pyrex bowls. Now you know I love pyrex - especially when it is in such beautiful condition - almost mint. These individual bowls are about 3" across - just the thing for individual servings of pudding, or baked beans - oh the possibilities. They were 1.99 each - more than I usually pay for second hand - but come on - they are perfect - and they were sitting near the teapot - I just couldn't leave them there. I haven't used them yet - but as soon as it gets cool enough I think I'll make some baked beans.