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'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!!