Sunday, March 18, 2012

around the abode

I became acquainted with these two apples over the weekend; they're glass and golden delicious!

Lately, we've been playing with paint and terrariums, so here they are together:

Hope you've had a lovely weekend.

Friday, February 24, 2012

at home

Popping in to share another source of inspiration...checked out via my public library.  And let's ooh and ahh over the cover.  I know...for most of you, this book is very old news!  Let's look at that the cover:  at HOME.  That's usually where I am.  But some of my rooms need help, and I think I promised more than once to share the progress of moving into our place -- which will have been a year ago very soon -- so I'm working on that.

Folks, I haven't purchased anything secondhand in way too long.  Well, let me take that back: I got some denim earlier this week at one of my favorite thrifts.  A departure from my usual loot -- which, by the way, is impossible to find (sad!).

I should be here more frequently and might move things around a bit.

Hope you've all been well. xoxo

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'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!

Sunday, November 28, 2010



I went thrifting once the entire month of November!  D’oh!  I do have something to show for it, though…so stay tuned.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

working you do it?

How do you find time to thrift when you're a working mom (and unfortunately, my little library isn't near any thrifties so the lunch break scout is out)?  I have this fear that all the Pyrex is getting snatched up.  Ebay is out.  Here's why.  I will never, ever go through that again (same applies for all online auctions)!  I guess you just have to sneak the time when you can...excuse me, any one know where you can buy time?

Thursday, October 28, 2010

crazy October


George turned 4 months on October 12...where has the time gone?!  He's a healthy little chunk of a baby and extremely smiley.

I haven't been inside a thrift shop in a few weeks!  I've gone back to work part-time and while it is all sorts of wonderful to be back in the library, I'm adjusting to the squeeze of working every Saturday.  In addition to that, life is crazy at present!  Just plain 'ol crazy!  And tomorrow I'm turning 31!  Again I ask you:  where has the time gone!?

Happy Halloween to all of you - I hope your Pyrex is the first thing the Trick-or-Treaters see when you open your doors!!


Saturday, October 16, 2010

$400 cash money


The big bucks!  Last month, we snatched up this Quovis Work Table via Craigslist.  A pretty penny for our budget, but undoubtedly, we'll have it for a long time.  Stainless.  Rolls around from room to room.  Hah!  It's parked in our tiny dining space for now.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

4 @ .25 ea


Madge's requisites for thrifting bread and butter plates:
  1. made in USA (check)
  2. grey, light blue, or white in color or any variation thereof (check)
  3. pattern must make me smile (check)
So obviously this little beauty (times 4) came home with me!!

In other news, I'm surviving the Great Pyrex Drought of 2010.  I hope conditions are better in your parts.

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Thursday, September 30, 2010

bowled over


This is what my Pyrex cupboard looked like a couple of years ago...not much has changed!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

solid cherry plans for montana

I haven’t had much luck lately at the thrifts (if I could have a dime for each time I wrote that!) – I get so discouraged during these droughts.  And by this I mean there is no Pyrex anywhere!  I’m turning into a rabid thrifter.  I could start foaming at the mouth.  Not cute, but a real possibility unless I find some good stuff SOON!

On a different note, I’m going to Montana for Christmas.  My husband’s family has its perks:  a beautiful second home in the Wild West.  Since I live in a very warm place, my stash of winter clothes is a little *pathetic*.  George doesn’t even have a stash!!  I’m planning on second-handing my winter wardrobe.  So I’ll let you know how that goes.  Here is my inspiration, from two Christmases ago, when I found myself celebrating the season in MT:

christmas day

for lease





Looks like I'll need, in the very least, a dash of red. :)  Or, shall I say, cherry.  Cheery cherry.

Sunday, September 26, 2010



I have never shared these here and I thrifted them a couple of years ago.  What?!  Can you believe that!

Friendships, I will never forget about you again.


Tuesday, September 21, 2010

more jumbo


Oh, so stressed today!  Looking at this is like getting a free massage.  On the eyes.  Y'all:  have lovely days.


Monday, September 20, 2010

little jumbo pyrex


An old piece of mine jumped out of the collection and said SHOOT ME!


Sunday, September 19, 2010

cooling down


No Pyrex at the thrifts today.  Boo!  Maybe something will turn up this week.

I went digging again through old I give you Pyrex as Three Scoops of Ice Cream without Cone.

I shouldn't be focusing on the pastels - hello, Autumn Harvest!  It's your turn in the spotlight!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

photo by husband

To get you in the spirit, just in case you need inspiration...

Wednesday, September 15, 2010



I scooped up this yellow 402 when the sister was in town...sure makes me happy!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

good morning!


Much to my mom's chagrin, I was never very good at setting the table properly!  But I do love dishes!

These are some things from past thrift adventures - my collection of tableware tends to be grey, light blue, and white, and American made!  I decided to take a coffee break with these little pretties.  You see that monogrammed napkin?  I grabbed a bunch of those on my honeymoon trip to the Biltmore (V for Vanderbilt, woo!).  Nothing like a free, chichi souvenir (a thrifter's dream)!  Oh, and George was enjoying our coffee break, too:


Thursday, September 9, 2010


Happiness is thrifting a grey teapot!  This is now my second Waechtersbach teapot!!  The other one I have is pictured below (though the original story on it is here if you’re interested).  I took George with me on this particular thrifting adventure.  This teapot will forever be known as Georgie’s!  Of course he’ll probably drink coffee like his mama…
And here’s my boy – what a bruiser!  Doesn’t look like he’s going to let me call him Georgie for long!  :)
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Monday, September 6, 2010



I found these cups last week and took them home with me because of their Airstream-ability.  Yes, I'm buying things for my someday-Airstream.  I just didn't realize how cool they were until I brought them home.  Made in USA.  The metal handles slip out for storage (that's a guess).  And they are plastic fantastic.  Hot cocoa, marshmallows, campfire.  Anyone care to join me?