Ground control to Major Tom, FetchingFoodie is just about to enter her Golden Years.
…Ok, enough with the Bowie references. Although wearing a helmet and taking protein pills might not be such a bad idea.
I am finally (eight months after graduation) moving out! I landed a full-time job at an awesome, young company in Chicago. And because I hate how long my commute will be, I’ve gotta move ASAP. This means that for the next month or two, Spice Centric is going to take a hit. (And yeah, it’s gonna hurt.) In my excitement, I decided to head to the thrift store to purchase some much needed items. (Side story: My grandmother calls the thrift store “the Junk Store.” But once you take a look at these things, I know you’ll agree that it should really be called the “Buried Treasure Store!”) I have a lot of stuff from college, but not everything I’ll need. I just had to share my super-cute finds:
Now this sucker was one of my more expensive items. $4, but totally worth it. I am in love with copper-bottom pots. I can fully admit that it’s a sentimental thing (my grandmother has a great set, and I used to love to polish the bottoms!), but because my grandma has them, I know they must be the best. You just don’t argue with Grandma.
So, this great butter tray/cover ($2.50) is PERFECT. It was part of a set, but I really didn’t need any more mugs. …You now that I have perfectly retro tastes, and I will not deny this in the slightest. I’m really looking forward to an eclectic apartment.
Alright, I’m in love with this thing, too. Did I really need a pitcher (65 cents)? Maybe not. But hey, look at this thing! I can put fresh-cut flowers in it, or even my iced tea. (By the way, sun tea is terrible for you. The temperature that the water gets to is actually optimal for bacteria growth. So I suggest making iced tea or good ol’ fashion refrigerator tea.)
The following items aren’t for my kitchen, but still deserve a shout-out:
The picture quality may not be great, but this find totally is. Whales are my most favorite animals ever. They are grand and majestic, and stylized versions of them are quite adorable. This is actually a piggy bank (65 cents). Functional knick-knacks are fantastic. You can’t tell from my poor picture quality, but this guy is fuzzy to the touch. I will love him forever and always.
This last find was one I almost didn’t buy. It was $5, and I usually won’t spend more than $4. I liked the colors, and it’s fairly large. Because my new company is super cool and casual, I thought it’d be a perfect tote for work and my computer. When I got home, I decided to look up this brand I had never heard of. That’s right, I saved $55 on this sucker. I’m awesome. But not as awesome as I want to be. Some kids beat me to the entire original Star Wars trilogy on laser disc. The covers would have looked great on my wall.
…For those of you keeping track, I spent under $14. Perfect. Although, no more $5 things in the future.
I still have a thrift store wishlist (stock pot w/ lid, colander, cast-iron skillet, bookends, a wooden spoon or two, and some sort of novelty tin for a garbage can), so more trips to the labyrinth that is the thrift store are on their way!