Monthly Archives: July 2007

Thrifted Glassware

Clear glass is my favorite because it all goes together and food always looks well in it. Here are a few pieces I’ve thrifted in the last few months. This interesting rectangular tray seems the perfect size for serving celery. I love it’s scalloped top edge.

Next are two glass trays, both similar in style and size. They both have little knob feet on the bottom. Their main difference is the pattern on the top. I wonder if this style was popular for cake plates in the 40’s or 50’s.

I also love this small pedestal candy dish. It’s simple design appeals to me. Cranberry sauce looks very nice in it.

Punch cups and footed dessert dishes, useful for all manner of things. They ranged in price from .07 to .39


Leave a comment

Filed under Collecting, Thrifting

Thrifted Doll Furniture

On my most recent trips to the thrift I found doll furniture! First I found the little doll bed, and later I found the desk. As I was cleaning up the bed, I found an IKEA sticker on the bottom. That tells me the bed is quite new. The desk looks like an American Girls doll accessory, or at least a knock-off. Both are for my future Grandma playroom. Now I really need to concentrate on finding boy toys since we just found out that grandchild #1 is a boy!

1 Comment

Filed under Thrifting


I made doughnuts tonight ~ the real, raised kind. I iced some with apricot glaze. They are very good. Would you like one?

Leave a comment

Filed under Cooking

One Sheet Wardrobe

Yay! The digital camera finally came home from two weeks at summer camp with its owner. Now I can post what I accomplished while they were gone. Once again, I did my favorite thing ~ I found a cotton sheet at the thrift. This one appears to be from the 50’s or 60’s (because the label looks like the kind that were on our sheets when I was a very little girl). It is very heavy white cotton, twin size, and I made:

1) Jammie pants! I trimmed the hems with some loopy lace trim intended for sheets. I purchased it years ago at a Springs Mills outlet store.

2) A sundress! This is Simplicity 4220, view B. It looks rather ugly on the pattern envelope, but I like how it turned out. I had to take the sides in quite a bit, and I left off the ties. I think they look too juvenile on me. Also a close up of the bodice. The lace trim (at the hem too) is from my stash.


3) A skirt! Actually, only the inset godets came from the sheet. The vertical panels with cutwork embroidery are from three thrifted valences. I was able to cut two vertical panels from each valence, which gave me six panels. The skirt needed eight panels, so I cheated and used non-embroidered areas of the valence to make the final two panels. I hid those at the side back. The skirt isn’t hemmed yet, but daylight was quickly fading and I wanted to get the photos tonight.

I was surprised at how much I got from one sheet.


Can you tell I like lacy white things?

Leave a comment

Filed under Sewing