I seem to remember paying $6.50 for everything...I'll have to ask my dad. I LOVE the Foley triple-screen sifter. It's 45 years old...and the cookbook was published 1940...and the bowl...well, that's just Pottery Barn...BUT isn't it cute...and it would make a good Daddy cereal bowl :) :)
The bowl is from Pottery Barn. It's completely modern...but I love the clean lines...and it may be a modern piece of dishware...BUT I think it has a sort of vintage look to it..Isn't it purdy?
Here's my other cool find...My Foley sift-chine triple screen sifter :) :) :) Now the very botton screen has rocks or dried up flower in there...can't figure out which..so I'll have to figure out how to pull it apart and clean it...but I think it would be cute for display too...although I do intend on actually using this!!! Could you see something like a nice Scripture attached to this?
This cookbook is by Ruth Berolzheimer and entitled "The American Woman's Cookbook". The original was published in 1938. This particular version was a third printing from 1940. What makes this book so special is that there are old recipes handwritten in there by the former owner of this book....including one for a nice pie crust :) :) :)
This is just a photo of one of the pages in the inside of the book. It's so vintage cute and makes me smile and laugh :) :)
Okay..so check it...after work today...my dad took me to four different yard sales. He was so funny. Actually, it's hilarious...because in the beginning before I developed my yard sale habit..He did NOT want to go to any yard sales. NOW he not only goes with me, but he'll hop out of the car and start browsing for things. Yeah....I'm so proud of him :) :) :)
Here are some of the items I found. This one is a set of standard pillow shams..in a wedding ring quilt pattern...or at least that's what I think it's called. They were only $2 for the pair together and extremely well made. Aren't they bright and cheery? Originally I bought them, so I could reclaim my blue/pink hydrangea pillow c ases with ruffles that my dad "borrowed" from me...now I'm not sure I want them back. Aren't these so fun? It reminds me of a country house....if a country house looked like a pillow sham :) :)
These items were purchased at two different yard sales. The two round doilies, the rectangular doilie (that the cups are sitting on AND the round linen with the crocheted edging were purchased at an estate sale for $2. Two of them have stains that will need to be removed...but they're beautiful and clearly handmade by someone in the past. The two mugs and the hand-cranked mixer were my dad's finds...those were $1 for the three things together. The other white mug and the linen square with the delicate green edging ...those were my finds for $0.50. I think the white linen with green edging must have been a hankie. It's so unbelievably delicate!!!
My grandmother used to have a hand-cranked mixer like this when I was younger. So when my dad spotted this, we had to buy it. Even though it's technically mine...it's officially called "Daddy's new toy"...He's so delighted because he can make scrambled eggs with this mixer and not use a fork anymore :) :) :)...at least that's what his plans are :) :) I've got to give it a good washing first...same for the doilies, too!!!
This mixer is in outstanding condition...and my dad and I both agree it's probably from the 70s....It reminds us of ones from that decade...but no matter...it WORKS :) :) Oh, you can also see a bit of a close-up of that rectangular doily...very unusual...and all the doily items are handmade.
I think this must have been a hanky. It's much too delicate to be anything else. It was all by it's lonesome....so I gave it a home.
There's nothing old about this mug. It's just plain super fun!!! It's by a company that likes to take old vintage advertisements and put them on mugs :) :)...and coffee, is so appropriate for me :) :)
Here is a close-up of my mug and my dad's mugs. The dark brown ones are also made by hand. You can see some unevenness...but my dad LOVED these...and the price was too good to pass up. I'm not sure what he'll put in there....usually a soda pop with ice cubes :) :) :)
Here's a close-up of the green-edged hankie...This was either crochet or tatted...not sure which...but it is so delicate. The thread is literally sewing thread...it's so fine...and I can't imagine the skill it must have taken to make this. I wonder about the person who created this....lots of love went into this hankie!!!
There were a couple of yard sales downtown that I visited yesterday. I didn't buy anything then, but the houses were all built around 1910 or so...and it was clear this particular street was very old....It felt like I had stepped back in time. I forgot what year it was and I fell in love. Is it possible to fall in love with a street? Every neighborhood has a street where it makes you stop and wonder....who was the smart/creative individual who designed this neighborhood? I fell in love with every house and wished I could move there...
Work went well today. The calls were slow, but steady and my customers were nice to me today. It was funny, because I was hoping I'd get sent home early. My shoulder is acting up again...but no...I stayed the ENTIRE day and that's fine. It'll make for a nice paycheck on payday :) :) :) You know me...I LOVE to be able to pay my bills...hee hee hee ;) :) :)
I was able to talk with a dear blogger friend over the phone for the first time yesterday. It was so much fun. I was really encouraged ...and I'm afraid I talked her ear off....which is really unusual for me...however, it was fun :) :) She prayed with me...and ladies....it's awesome...take the time to pray for your friends. You won't regret it!! It's such a blessing!!!
Well, I could talk more...but I think I'll stop for now. Oh, I was working on memorizing a verse in Philippians 4:8-9...and I was so bored that I decided to memorize Scripture at work...and I came up with this way of memorizing this verse using key words...and I ended up with something really neat...but anyway, I'll share that for tomorrow :) :) :)
Pray for my shoulder. It's definitely a muscle between my right shoulder and neck...that acts up really bad at work...so pray that God will heal it or help me figure out what's going on. I'm going to ice it tonight. I do feel a tight muscle. It feels like a knot. Anyway, I was thinking about that today....and while it hurt, I was still thankful that I could feel something and thankful I could still do my job :) :) :) So I'm not complaining at all...but just pray. Is this some of the first signs of aging? Not sure...Hmm...at least I'll age beautiful :) :) :)
That's the news from Oregon today. Extra bonus love and hugs, Heather :)