Monthly Archives: November 2011

A Tablecloth That Goes Forever

Today at the thrift I found a very l-o-n-g tablecloth in a cheery yellow daisy print. It’s a nice weight with a nubby feel and it looks new. Even the label looks like it’s never been washed. I snagged it for $3.88.

The thing is, it’s incredibly long: it measures 57″x135″. That’s over eleven feet long! I have never seen a tablecloth for sale that’s this long. It will easily cover my longest table with both leaves in, with room to spare. Here, it is folded in half to cover my five foot table.

We’ll have to have a party soon!


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Perhaps the Last of the Garage Sales

On a recent Friday morning Heather and I met up for one of our favorite activities: hitting a few garage sales! Using Heather’s handy I-Phone app that finds garage sales in our area, we found a neighborhood sale that turned out to be really good.
The best thing I found all day was a set of silverplate flatware, in a case, for $25. The 12 place settings had not only knives, forks, and spoons, but iced drink spoons, soup spoons, and dessert forks too. It also included about five serving spoons, a ladle, a meat fork, a pie server, and several other pieces. It doesn’t match the set I bought earlier this summer, but it blends with it remarkably well. So now I have 20 nice place settings that I can use together.

Another good find was a pretty gold and white china teacup for $1. And nothing is wrong with it.

I admired an antique thread cabinet in one garage, but didn’t buy because I can’t just drop $150 without planning ahead. A few blocks away, her neighbor was selling an antique thread cabinet too, but this one was smaller, only two drawers instead of four drawers. It was only $50 – more affordable, but the trim around the bottom was splitting apart and I wasn’t confident in my ability to fix it. So I sadly passed on both of them.

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Homemade Applesauce

It’s been almost a month since I last posted; I guess I haven’t been “making” or “doing” all that much recently. But today I broke that lazy streak – I made 6 pints of applesauce with the rest of our fall apples. They were getting rather mushy and not all that enjoyable to eat whole. I’m sure we will enjoy them now that they are sauced!

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