Monday, September 20, 2010

Thrifting a Go-Go

These mystery cuties came in a set together along with a coffee carafe, although I'm certain that the little things have nothing to do with coffee. That's just the way they grouped them at the thrift store for me to w00t!

Anyone know what these might be? 60s in origin I know and I'm guessing that the two larger ones would hold oil and vinegar respectively, but what are the little ones for?


Bonus - I rode my bicycle to do my thrifting. It was totally gorgeous out and I had just read a message from Craig Ballantyne (personal trainer in my head along with Jackie Warner) saying there really are no good excuses. So off I went, peddling away. I can't remember the last time I rode my bicycle to actually do an errand. It felt weird and cool.

While I was locking my bike to a pole in front of the store a VERY large man came walking toward me smiling away saying 'good for you!' and how he should be doing the same thing. I hope he does.

Riding my bike with its little front basket totally truncated any impulse purchases. You know the ones - the purchases that immediately, if not sooner, find their way back into a donation bag I keep in the utility room to bring to the donation center. My personal way to recycle.


R. Jacob said...

shopping on bikes is pretty cool, congrats. Here is a blog that I follow you might like.

very cool bikes, and everyone has fun.

I will think about that picture, I have seen them before.

Heff said...

....adding the word "thrifting" to my vocabulary...

deb-oh-rah said...

The two smaller jars could also be used for oil and vinegar, but you could use them for cream and sugar to go with the carafe. :-)

My "thrifting" this weekend was to a street sale in the next town -- vendors lined up and down Main Street and yard/garage sales all over. I found an old rusty iron crib -- actually I'd seen it before and hoped they'd still have it -- and I got the price down. I will use the two ends and the side rails as fences in my garden next spring. Ooooh, can't wait.

- A bit far away for biking, and I couldn't have gotten the crib home. :-)

J.J. in L.A. said...

Could they be for salt and pepper?

And I have an excellent excuse for not riding a bike. *snort* ; )

Deborah said...

RJ - You gotta enjoy the Fall around here totally.

Heff - For some reason I do not believe you. Heh

deb - I don't think so and I'm certain that the store simply grouped them together randomly, no connection.

JJ - I thought of that, but it would be difficult getting it out.

The answer is out there somewhere!

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