Returning to Thrifting

Ancient Tupperware is ugly…but sturdy.

I have problems with time.

I have problems conceptualizing it, or sensing how long things have been going on for. I’m the type of person who can sit down to write one blog entry, which should take 10 minutes and look up four hours later with a blogging schedule for the next 6 months (or, which has been the case more often frequently, realize that I’m going to have to skip the Haunted Western New York column, again, for the fifth time this year, because I forgot to write it and I’m leaving for work in 10 minutes).

I’ve been putting off going thrifting because I keep thinking that ‘I’ve just gone’, when what I mean by ‘I’ve just gone’ is that I went once. A year ago. And haven’t been back since.

Lately I’ve been a little obsessed with both Pyrex and breadmaking. I want to switch my kitchen to as much glass as possible. I noticed when I was baking the triple chocolate muffins on Friday that I’ve completely worn the numbers off of the third set of measuring spoons since moving in here two years ago. Enough is enough; what may be an annoying baking fail may kill someone if your measurements are off when you’re canning.

So I bugged Mid into taking me thrifting on Saturday. Based on a tip from A Beautiful Mess I set out with a list in hand. Mid was grumbly until he hit the record motherload-he got something like 20 records for $2 at the Goodwill down the street. I managed to get most everything on my list at the Amvets on Elmwood. Even better, the whole lot (including my measuring cups and spoons with molded and not painted on labels) for less than half of what the bread pan would have cost me new at Target.

Mid’s been happily playing with his records and I’ve been back to the bread making grind. My favorite find though is this vintage record of ghost stories. I want to play it at Halloween. And I love the back art!

Speaking of time, there’s still time to link up to this week’s Inspired Weekends!

Linked to-

funky polka dot giraffe     today’s creative     crafty confessions

adorned from above     lady behind the curtain     ginger snap crafts

little house in the suburbs     frugally sustainable



  1. I know what you mean about finding time to go thrift shopping! I’m currently in the market to buy my own house, and I want to find a lot of the things I need second hand. I’m totally with you on switching from plastic to glass in the kitchen too. Moving out on my own and having to buy most of the things I need I’m going to try to just avoid buying plastic and opt for glass from the beginning!

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