Thursday, January 24, 2013

Thrifty Thursday

We do most of our shopping at thrift stores.
There's just something about the thrill of the hunt.
You never know what you'll find,
but you are sure to find something.
I've been using
this to rinse the lettuce for my daily salads.

It's worked fine for a while now.

But when this was spotted at a thrift store for $1.00,
I knew it would find its way home with me.
Not only is it low-tech, indestructible, and easily stored,
it's just like the one Mimi used to have.


Washing home-grown lettuce is now a daily reminder
of how my mom provided delicious food for us every day.

I'm on the hunt for a few more of these bread pans.
This one was picked up for twenty-five cents.
It's the metallic kind with the non-stick coating.
I wouldn't use it for baking, but... 

it's the perfect thing to corral my hair products
in the bathroom drawer.
I prefer not to use plastic when I can,
so I'll be on the lookout.

This container is plastic, but at least it's made in the USA.
It's meant to be used as a cutlery tray,
but I can imagine many uses for it.

It now holds some of the stray items
housed in one of our kitchen drawers.
Junk drawers are not allowed in our house.
Big K says he won't be able to find anything
if I keep organizing.

These lamps weren't found at the thrift store.
They were in a neighbor's recycle bin.
They both work and there's not a mark on them.
The shades have already been donated to our favorite charity,
and a visit to Jane's should help us find
just the right replacements.
Don't cha just love finding discarded treasures?
The blessings are all around us,
if we just care to notice.
"The hardest arithmetic to master
is that which enables us to count our blessings."
-Eric Hoffer

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