Tuesday, August 16, 2011

another really great library book

Ideas, ideas, ideas = born here.  Love this book!  Another one I might have to buy for my permanent collection.

Monday, August 15, 2011


The jacket!  And, the boy:

Sunday, August 14, 2011

not just lorem ipsum

The Pyrex drought is unreal.  Or, is it imagined?  Is my obsession finally...over?  I do see some pieces in the thrifts, but they are ones I already have or have had or have no interest in having (phew).  I've been thrifting slightly more in the last month+, and I see it out there:  Pyrex I cannot justify.  While totally pretty, I can't say I need it.  I love my collection as is - and while there are certain pieces I would never turn down - I haven't had the pleasure of having to rescue anything in a very long time (I think it has been 1 solid year since I bought my last Pyrex).  I moved recently, and part of me is...yowzas, I never want to pack/unpack anything ever again.  Plus, it's hard to take a toddler down the most breakable aisle in a thrift shop. I don't know what else to collect right now, so I might start playing house and rearranging our new abode a bit better than it is now...Photos forthcoming.

I did get a little jacket for George at a thrift shop yesterday.  For $2.50.  I don't know why, but I am totally proud of this jacket I found.  We have two trips in the works (Montana in September and Oregon in October), and I'm starting to put together a cold-weather wardrobe for my very, very Florida boy.  I don't want to spend a ton of money on it, either...since we don't have much use for the long sleeves (yet).  I haven't taken a picture of this jacket, but I will soon.

Friday, August 12, 2011


(Can't find my camera's battery charger, so...this was taken with my Droid's Vignette app.)

I am lucky, lately, finding hand painted treasures.  This happens to be a tiny one - 4" square at the most - the back is signed by a George Glenn and dated 1945.  "Maple Sugar Time, Quebec."  If I could jump into the canvas, I would.  Art transporter!  Let's see if we can't create one of those.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

$2.99 - gifted


A Taste of Oregon is a Junior League publication that my mom uses a lot in her kitchen.  She found this one for me at a Goodwill in Portland (home sweet home, sigh!) for $2.99 (my mom always leaves the price tag on "good deals" - love!).  It arrived a couple of weeks ago; I'm waxing nostalgic.

{See that orchid?  I bought it on a whim a couple of years ago.  Thanks husband for keeping it alive.}


Well, if you have a library card, dude!

I just checked this out from the library (how had I never seen this one?!) and let me tell you...it'd be worth your while to check your local stacks.  I might have to buy this one.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011



I'm at work today but my Pyrex got the day off.  I wonder what it is doing.

Here's to the middle of the week.  I hope you are having a blast.  

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

primary school


Before I moved, I took some photos of my Pyrex before it went into boxes.  Here's one such photo.  And here are some suggested talking points:

  • Never buy Pyrex that has been loved or misused too much.  Well, you certainly can, but I don't!
  • Turquoise!  Red!  Yellow! 

  • (empty bullets for you)


Monday, July 4, 2011


I never thought my return to Solid Cherry would be because of a Cinderella-esque painting, but here you go:

She's a really great painting albeit bizarre subject for my tastes.  She's 12" x 16", oil on canvas, unsigned.  I bought her yesterday at a new-to-me thrift store (sadly, no Pyrex).  Still deciding where to put her...

I haven't been out much to the thrifts lately...but there's never any Pyrex.  EVER!  The supply has officially dried up, or some other sneaky thrifter is scoring it all and blogging about it in a parallel universe!  Grrr!  While my collection is bursting at the seams, I wouldn't mind rescuing some pieces from the hands of amateurs.

We moved into our new home but it is still "coming together" -- with our little George running around these days we don't get much done except diapers!  Erm, there *might* be some boxes left that are still sealed with packing tape.

George turned 1 on June 12, and he's awesome:

Here's to happy thrifting, and hopefully I'll be around here more! xoxo

p.s. Happy Independence Day, of course!!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

real estate

So many things are going on and none of them thrifting, and yet I yearn to have something new to show around here...

Well, here's something.  It was built in 1929, and we are moving in to it very shortly:

Saturday, March 5, 2011

*just* George


Oh jeez, I still haven’t been out thrifting.  But I think about it constantly!  Luckily, my Pyrex collection is at a good place.  I mean, I have enough of it to keep me happy.  Even though I wouldn’t mind more, more, more!

George will be nine months old next Saturday. He’s been on the move since January and I can barely keep up!  And yes…the joke is on me!  Can’t you tell!?


Missing y’all!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

happy new year


Wow…I haven’t been here in a while and I certainly haven’t found any spare time to thrift.  I’m still figuring out life as a working mom.  But George’s easy-going, super-happy-smiley disposition makes it pretty easy for me to be a mom!

I hope all of you rounded out the year with plenty of fun scores.  I was going to share some sexy Pyrexy from a couple of months back but never found a chance!  I’ll get there.

Our house is under contract and we’re looking to move.  So there’s that!  I’m sure my blogging adventures with that will bring me back here more often. 

Love to you all – here’s to the most prosperous New Year ever!  And when I say prosperous you know what I mean: viva la Pyrex!