Monday, January 25, 2016

MONDAY ODDS AND ENDS


Friday afternoon we decided to take a trip to the Community Thrift Store.  My old roaster pan (probably 30 yrs old) had seen it day.  I thought since they are not used as much in our modern day cooking I would find one.   Too my surprise, I found a like new Stainless Steel Roaster.  $5  Happy Camper as I do a lot of oven cooking.

Also I wanted a small (2 cup) bowl with a pouring spout and this little pottery one fit the bill perfectly $2.95.

The other day Linda K. was sharing some of her thrifty finds and showed a picture of a golden glass covered casserole from Mexico.  I found these two medium size casseroles (no lids) for $2 each. They both have Mexico printed on the bottom.  Thanks Linda fo the tip.   Perfect size for a meatloaf and scalloped potatoes my my dearest and me.



There was a long line to check out and how smart, they are to put bins of things along the way.  Sure enough, this picture jumped in the cart. ($1.95)  So sorry its blurry with reflections, but it's a lovely bunch of grapes and the Bible verse at the bottom from John 15:5 "I am the Vine, you are the branches.  If you abide in Me and I in you, you will bear much fruit."

This has special meaning to me.  When we lived up North and were in ministry, and I worked full time, and had a family, it was hard to carve out time to be with my Lord.  I took a little corner of my living room, and made it my "Vineyard" where I got up early every morning before dawn to have some quiet time in the Word.  

I always take a peek at the books, and I found The Pilgrims Progress in modern English.  I was delighted as I have plowed through the classic in the King James English, and it was hard.  This new version of a wonderful and powerful book is just like reading a novel.  How smart to put such an important book in easy to read modern English.  Yeah!!  ($1.95)

It was a most excellent Thrift Shopping day!!


35 comments:

  1. Great finds! I read roaster as rooster twice, and kept looking for the rooster. Then I thought Mexican pans would be perfect, and you would surely find one with a rooster. I need to get my eyes checked! So I went back and read it again to see I read it wrong. We have my spouse's school version of his great grandfather's from the late 1800s. My daughter and I read Pilgrim's Progress, and then we read Dante's inferno and compared them. To think they use to read PP in school. xoxo Su

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    1. Had to laugh at your "eye" problem.... been there done that.....Oh my...thanks for taking the time to re -read. I'm so empressed that your family has a copy of PP fromyour great grandfather. What a treasusre. Yes, don't you wish PP was back in schools for required reading.

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  2. You and Linda leave me longing for a walk through the thrift store. Maybe tomorrow.

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    1. Get Betsy, Linda K, Linda C. you and me, and we could fill an 18 wheeler....HaHa. That would be fun.

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    2. It sure would Wanda!
      So funny that you found that Mexican glass, right after I posted about it!
      It is soooooo pretty,too!
      Happy baking!

      Cheers!
      Linda :o)

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    3. absolutely! Wouldn't that be fun!

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    4. Talk about a "girls day out" that would be a blast. Betsy, can you drive a 18 wheeler?? or only reposes them..HaHa

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    5. Linda...I was amazed when I saw the Mexican glass...I think it was the day before you shared yours.

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    6. I meant the day AFTER...I saw yours.

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    7. Glad you found such beautiful functional treasures!

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  3. Wanda, Nothing better than finding things you need at those prices. Wonderful. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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    1. I like the word "need" as I really did need a new roaster pan. Enjoyed some of the "wants" too. HaHa

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  4. you found some lovely treasures, that roast pan is really good, stainless steel, wow, that would have been pricey new!!
    you have everything so lovely in your nest, you have such a knack with decor,,

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    1. Thank you Laurie. I havent' looked up the roater man, but I'm sure it was more than $5 new.

      I love our little nest, and give thanks to the Lord every day for giving us this little retirement home.

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  5. Some wonderful finds - you did well! I like that little two-cupper. It's very sweet.
    I have never read Pilgrim's Progress. I'm sure you're enhoying the more modern version.

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    1. At one time before the world got so "political" correct it was required reading in High School. It's a wonderful classic.

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  6. now you make me want to visit our thrift store, great finds, good value!

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    1. One of life's small pleasures...."Junking" or "Thrift shopping"....Like being on a treasure hunt.

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  7. Love the bowl with a pour spout, I'm so messy when I cook I need all the help I can get.

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    1. I love that little pour bowl and have already used it several time. Worked great for mixing scrambled eggs. too.

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  8. I love it when I have in mind something that I need and I go in and there it is! That roaster looks wonderful!

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    1. Oh My...what a surprise and blessing that roaster pan was. They must have just put it out or it would have been grabbed in a flash.

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  9. Well done on those finds!

    We have Th ePilgrims Progressin our bookcase by the kitchen and near the living room table. It is wonderfully illustrated and more modernised in its translation. Had it since I was a kid.

    I've read of people have thier own private sanctuary for prayer and such but never found that to work for me. Rather, I prefer my car when driving or sitting with a cup of tea in a sort pf meditation on things.

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    1. I love Pilgrims Progress and it always blesses and encourages me. Love the new modern English version.
      Besides the ministry of Pastor's wife, I also worked for 20 years in Property Management, working mostly with HOA's. My 15-20 minutes in my car going and coming from work was also my litle Sanctuary...coffee in hand, using those moments to quiet my heart meditate and pray, and be ready to face work in the morning, and my family in the evening. You have a great heart, Michael.

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  10. I just can't believe what you find at your Thrift Store. What fabulous finds and for such great prices.
    Love the picture too. It was a steal at $1.95.
    Some day you and I need to visit that shop together.

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    1. OK, you can go with me, Betsy, Martha, Linda K., Linda C when we rent the 18 wheeler and make a day of it.... HaHa. I can dream can't I......

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    2. Sounds like a blast. It really would be fun...all terrific ladies.

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    3. I'm glad you're in. Maybe we could go cross country and hit then all and stop at Cracker Barrel in TX and have breakfast...haha

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    4. Me too! Me too! *waving hand*

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    5. OOOOoo, Cracker Barrel, lets go right now!

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    6. Oh dear, so sorry Suzanne...you're in...I'm getting so excited...

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  11. What treasures!!! The Pilgrim's Progress in Modern English is a true find!!
    I do so love the thrill of the hunt!! Tomorrow - actually TODAY is Tuesday and I have so much to do but I think I will take the time to do a little treasure hunting of my own!!!

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    1. Linda several of us are going to virtually rent an 18 wheeler and hit thrift shops across the country...we included you...You are the queen of thift shop and we need your expertise.

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  12. I admire those who find such wonderful things at the thrift stores. I have never had such an experience, though the flea market works pretty well for me.

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    1. Yard sales, flea martkets, thrift shops....what ever works for you. It's the thrill of the search..HaHa.

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