Monday, October 7, 2013

Curses--Failed again!

What is it around here?  It's like absolutely nothing good is showing up at the thrifts.  Nothing, at least, that I want to buy.

The Rescue Mission had a really nice selection of Tupperware this week, but nothing in a size or shape that I could actually use.  Goodwill had a coffee table with a drawer (more on that later) that was acceptable in size and style, but it was wobbly.  I found a nice Pyrex fridgie in the big square size, but it was the Early American pattern which I don't want.

Not that the weekend was totally without purchases, you understand.  Just not anything spectacular. I did find a small folding table for my neighbors.  I put it outside their door to put the newspaper on in the morning.  My neighbors are elderly and they have a hard time bending down, so that should make things easier.  And I got Hubs a purple (his favorite color) travel mug to replace the one that the Girl Child made off with when she went back home to New York.

And I got this:

Don't bother clicking to embiggen--the picture is lousy.

What's Golden Fluffo, you ask?  Let's have Mike Wallace explain:

"This yellow Fluffo is such a short shortening..."  LOL I don't even know what that means.

I haven't really looked through it yet, but it's copyright 1956 and published by Procter & Gamble, so I'm confident that it's going to be a good one.  There's a chapter on salads though, and I'm looking forward to seeing how the Registered Home Economists in P&G's sparkling test kitchens incorporate shortening into, say, coleslaw.  This is 1956, remember, so they'll do it.

Okay now, coffee tables.  I've been on the lookout for one that has a drawer for keeping remotes and stuff in.  I really hate having crap on top of the coffee table and so far, we have three remotes (which we hardly ever use) and once I change out the ceiling fan in the den, there will be another one.  Not to mention the folders for our FIOS internet, TV, and phone that require periodic reference.

Naturally, I've been on the lookout for a suitable table at the thrifts but have been coming up with nothing.  So I decided to take a peek at and found this one:

It's certainly the right style and as a bonus, it has two drawers.  Plus, it's reasonably cheap ($104.05) and the right size. 

So, asking for your opinions--should I get this or wait to see if I can find something in the thrifts?  Post in the comments or email me--for some reason, people like to email me rather than posting comments.  That's fine, I just don't know why people do that.

Linking up with all the fabulousness at Sir Thrift A LotThe Nifty Thrifty, and We Call It Junkin though I kind of feel bad about it.


  1. You are so sweet to think of your neighbors by buying them that table. Expect some good karma!

    That table from Overstock is great. It looks so MCM. Hard decision on whether to buy it, huh? You know the second you do, you will find one in the thrifts. It always seems to happen to me! I would buy it though. Its a great piece and an awesome price.


    1. Oh, absolutely--the second I buy this new table, I'll be tripping over really cool ones in all the thrifts! It might even be worth spending the money just to get the whole process started, lol!

  2. I like the table. You probably won't find one in decent shape at the thrifts for a price lower than that. Check out David's on the Avenue's facebook page occasionally and you may find something.
    I want that cookbook!

    1. It's the drawer that's the hard part. Not many MCM tables had drawers, it seems.
      Next time you come over, you may *look at the cookbook, but I'm checking your purse before you leave!

    2. Oh, and P.S. the chapter on breads is called "Bread Winners."

    3. LOL. Of course it is!

  3. Well, if you buy the new table, you'll find a thrift one, if you don't you'll never find a thrift one. It's Murphy's Law of Thrifting. But I think that's a good price on the new one, and it's awesome-looking. I LOVE your blog background. Franciscan Atomic, yes? You're invited to link this to my link party, We Call It Olde, Tuesdays, at Hope to see you there. -Dawn @ We Call It

    1. You are so right. I wish Murphy's Law of thrifting didn't exist!
      Yep, the background is Franciscan. Oddly, I saw some dessert plates with almost the same pattern at the GW the other day, but they were contemporary and made in France. If there were some dinner plates, I'd have bought them.
      And thank you for the invitation--I just linked up!