We skipped one of our Goodwills due to the fact that we spent the morning torturing the weiner dog. Yes, pedicures are to be abhorred. Still, the little princess survived and she's much quieter on the hardwood. So quiet I call her our Stealth Weiner.
We also skipped the Rescue Mission thrift, as there was some kind of traffic accident up where it is and the snarl of traffic wasn't worth getting into.
On to what I found!
1. Cookbooks! I think I may be the last person in the country to own one of these Cooking With Soup cookbooks. Mom had quite a collection of cookbooks but she sure didn't own this little beauty. The whole concept of throwing some cream of mushroom on some chicken was utterly icky to her. Heck, I didn't even know about green bean casserole until I was an adult!
The other cookbook has real potential. Not only is it favorite recipes, they're budget recipes. From Home Economics Teachers!! How awesome is that? I haven't really looked through it yet, but I'm imagining a lot of hamburger and liver recipes. I might have to serve a few to the hubster, just to see what the reaction is. Yeah, I'm mean like that. $1.67 (??) each.
2. Tupperware! It's a good weekend when I find a piece of Tupperware. It seems to be quite scarce around here. Well, other than the big Jell-O mold and the big dip-and-vegetable server, or whatever the hell it's called. At first I thought this was for keeping a loaf of bread, but the grid inside makes me think it's a celery keeper. Oh, plus that whole green color. Am I right on this? I hope so, because we eat a good deal of celery Chez Fondue. I also hope it works well, because I've discovered that merely wrapping celery tight in aluminum foil keeps it fresh forever. $3.00
There are also a couple of things I didn't buy. I hemmed and hawed, thinking maybe I could flip 'em on ebay, but I'm not sure all the careful packing and everything would be worth the effort. You'll tell me if I made a huge mistake, right?
Pyrex! Yeah, so there was this set of 4 Butterprint bowls that totaled $22.00. I didn't look them over with a fine tooth comb, but they looked in pretty decent shape. For some reason, I just can't get excited over the Cinderellas. I don't understand, because I keep thinking they're something I should like. Not pictured is a set of (3 or 4, I can't remember which)...are they Cinderella casseroles? They have the handle and spout, but the sides are straight. They were gold with flowers on 'em. Just looked them up: Butterfly Gold. I didn't get the price.
The other thing I didn't get was this set of--I forget what those cups are called--and the matching carafe. You can see that the price was 10 bucks (and make sure you write the price with Sharpie right on the package, Goodwill...), which sounded kind of reasonable to me. Unfortunately, I really don't have any use for this, and I can't keep buying things that I can't use. Again, I had thought briefly about flipping them on ebay, but I was deterred by the packaging thereof.
I'm thinking that what I really need is a booth in an antique mall somewhere. That way I could keep picking up cool stuff to sell and only have to worry about pricing it correctly.
Linking up with the fun at Sir Thrift A Lot, The Nifty Thrifty, and The Remnant