Sunday, September 12, 2010

Weekend Treasures

While I do try to avoid supporting the slavery of Chinese children in sweat shops, there are time that I enjoy shopping as much as the next girl. I just try to keep it more in line with my moral values.

I found some wonderful "treasures" this weekend. These are the most exciting of the lot, from an auction on Saturday:

Antique canning jars - paid $11 for all five of them. The two without lids will probably be filled with flowers, the other three I'll use for storing dry goods in the pantry. Because storing things in glass jars in my cupboards makes me happy every time I open them.

This one is especially neat to me, because it still has the sticker from the last time it was used in 1958:
And can I just say - bidding at auctions is thrilling. Seriously, it makes my heart race a little each time I bid. So much more fun than clearance shopping at the mall.

Other treasures from the auction include an old fashioned hand-crank meat grinder for $2.50 and a rustic looking woven basket for $1.

At a neighbor's yard sale I paid two dollars for a box of adorable little 1/2 pint canning jars (modern ones that I can still use for canning), a Kerr Home Canning and Freezing book circa 1970's, tea towels embroidered by his wife, one for each day of the week, and a kid's book of ABC's (also 1970's). I have a kind and generous neighbor to give me such a great deal on those treasures!

Overall, I'd say it was a satisfying weekend of "shopping".


Anke said...

Great finds! I love the canning jars you got, I'm always looking to find some myself. The price was great, too!

Wendy said...

cool! I love those jars! Espeically the blue-tinted ones. How beautiful. I think there are candles screaming to be put in there. That label is so gorgeous as well - and looks beautiful in the photo.

I went to an auction once - almost paid 200 for a stupid frilly barstool. I think I have the potential to go a little crazy - like a compulsive gambler. Glad I got outbidded on that one. But yeah, I can see how it's really thrilling to bid at an auction.

Crazy Homeschool Mama said...

JEALOUS about all of it I wish we lived closer to each other :)

Anonymous said...

Fun stuff! Love getting things outside the Hideous Temple :-)