Friday, December 23, 2011

Holiday Greetings!

I'm calling on my vintage Dream Pets Santa to help me wish each and every one of you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Mom and I will resume treasure-hunting after the last page of the calendar is turned, so I hope to share many newly-found goodies with you next year. Until then, treasure your time with friends and family.

They are truly your most valuable treasures!!!!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Vintage Joy!

Don’t you just jump for joy when you find colorful vintage Pyrex? I do!!! The only thing that makes me more joyful is to find holiday Pyrex during the holidays!

I just found this 2-quart red holiday casserole in a white pinecone pattern. After a bit of research, I found out that it is a 1960 Holiday promotional casserole.

It originally came with a cradle and knobbed lid which unfortunately were not with the casserole. However, I already had a 2-quart flat lid that I think will work just fine.

Finding such a fabulous piece makes me want to try a recipe from one of these old typewritten/mimeographed cookbooklets that I bought at a church rummage sale today.

If all of this seasonal vintage-ness brings a nostalgic tear to your eye, maybe you could use a vintage Christmas handkerchief like this one……

I hope you find some vintage joy, too!!!

I’m linking to the following parties:

Vintage Thingie Thursday at The Coloradolady
Time Travel Thursday at The Brambleberry Cottage
Treasure Hunt Thursday at From My Front Porch to Yours
Thrifty Things Friday at The Thrifty Groove

Monday, December 5, 2011

Cookbooks and Jelly Glasses

I’ve had so many ladies tell me recently that they read cookbooks like they read novels. Do you? My mom is one of them! I’m admitting right now that I didn’t get that gene!!!

I do, however, love to find cookbooks for my “read-it-like-it’s-a-novel” cookbook-buyers and even those that actually use the recipes for their intended purpose! This weekend I found several to add to the booth. Of course, I have to let Mom read them first!

I bought this unusual cookbook because it has recipes as well as blanks for writing in your own recipes.

My guess is that this one would not “read” as well as the others, but maybe it’s perfect for the budding cookbook author!!!

My customers also love jelly glasses. I know that because they sell quickly after putting them in the booth. I found this set of four colorful glasses this weekend.

The Twelve Days of Christmas Cookbook is the perfect cookbook to read this time of the year while drinking sweet tea (or egg nog) from one of them!!!

But my favorite find…..the one that made me jump for joy……was this jelly glass featuring donkeys jumping over a fence.

I actually prefer to read Heloise’s Hints instead of cookbooks.

I think the jumping-donkeys jelly glass is the perfect accompaniment for reading her hints about how to take care of your “killer” girdle...obviously very important in this 1970 edition.

I say the best suggestion is to just “kill your girdle.”  That’s something to jump for!!!!

I’m linking to the following parties:

Flea Market Finds at Her Library Adventures
Magpie Monday at Me and My Shadow
Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays at Coastal Charm