I have started shopping “second-hand” lately for a few reasons. My shopping choices are limited here in the middle of nowhere. I have these stooges that hate shopping and the mall makes me itch. Times are tough and these boys are hard on everything. If we are gonna wear clothes that are disposable let’s not pay too much.
I always look for boys shoes and clothes, shirts and pants for the hubs, big shoes and clothes for me and then…off to the fun place…the housewares.
My sister and I have been digging on Pyrex lately. It is affordable, durable and everywhere–it reminds us of our childhood. Rachel Ray, Paula, Emeril, Bobby and Martha should take notes –this stuff is timeless and cheap!
this week I will show you my kitchen finds, next week we go school shopping, and I need a fancy dress.
Laundry is my enemy–I have picked up a few things to wear and I keep a bag on the dryer. If I am tired of something or it doesn’t make me feel like a million dollars I drop it in the bag…for everything I bring in…I try to take 2 to donate.
My boys break dishes–the cost of having them empty the dishwasher and Amy has a new home and kitchen…Off to treasure hunt I go.
I look , I like the juicer and milk jug. The Pyrex catches my eye, red stripe, yes please.
I have never seen these prints. I dig deeper
Goodwill shopping always gives me flashbacks. I have actually gotten weepy at the goodwill when I find a music box like grandma had or a mug I drank from as a child.
The only problem when you shop second-hand tooo long, you get sticker shock when you see retail!
Cucumber Salad (In my pretty new Pyrex)
1 cup apple cider or rice wine vinegar
1/2 cup sugar
2 cups ice cubes
pinch red pepper flake
1 teaspoon Salt
1 tablespoon Black pepper
3 large or 6 small cucumbers sliced thin
1 med red onion chopped
In a small pan add vinegar and sugar bring to boil, reduce to simmer 3 minutes. Slice cucumbers and chop onion, drop into mixing bowl and add salt and spice. Pour over hot liquid and add ice cubes. Chill at least 1 hour before serving. Serve in a pretty Pyrex if you have one–or go to a resale shop and get one!