Is it me or do things in the thrift stores run in cycles? My Goodwill hunting buddy, Linda at Nina’s Nest and I were discussing this last week and wondered why we see patterns in what is available…do you? This week I found several wonderful terra cotta items dating from the early 80s. Good…because I missed out on them the first time around. I was too busy making bottles and changing diapers to notice! lol
All of my finds this week end in…topf (German for pot)…a wine cooler from Romertopf ($2.92), a clay cooker and a wine carafe ($1.51) from Gourmet Topf and a glazed cooker from Schlemmertopf for $3.53…my best deal! I did some checking around and discovered that this one sells for about $40 new! Most of them will be just for decor, but I am planning to actually use the glazed cooker, since the bottom can go in the dishwasher!
The prettiest is the Gourmet Topf cooker, with its assortment of raised vegetables on the lid. I was standing in the GW giving it the once over when I felt an arm reaching around me to grab it! Whaaat?? I picked up that baby faster than greased lightning and put it in my cart. GW lesson number one…always pick up anything that you think you are even mildly interested in or you can kiss it goodbye! It was marked $9.99, but I got it for $7.50 because it was senior citizens day. That’s one advantage of being 55 or older! lol Gourmet Topf doesn't seem to exist as a company any more..too bad!
Baby Kitty would like to show your our next terra cotta finds…
…a wonderful faux olive tree complete with little faux olives and this rooster planter…both from the grand opening of my new GW back in January. I never could decide what to do with either one of them. The pot for the olive tree is too small for it and it falls constantly. Besides, there is a misspelled French word on it and we French teachers can’t have that! lol It’s herbes (not herbs) de Provence!
Sooo…I put the little pot in the big pot, steadied it with newspaper and topped it off with corks! I like it! And just in case you are wondering…no, I did not drink all that wine! lol You can buy boxes of 42 corks in the vase section at Target for about $5.00…waaay cheaper than 42 bottles of wine! Now the question is…will the staff leave them alone or will they wind up all over the house?
What did I do with my new finds? I put them on the bottom shelf of my wine rack…an area that I have never been able to decorate to my satisfaction until now! I added them to the GW wine storage basket with the vintage tag I made several months ago. What do you think?
On a little side note, I was downloading my photos when I noticed a plastic bag attached to the underside of the wine rack. Funny. I had never noticed it before. It contained a note of apology from Rooms to Go. I had sent the rack back because there were no holes drilled for the drawer pulls…nine years ago! lol Thanks, Rooms to Go!
And finally, here’s a last look at my breakfast area…just in case you haven’t met your minimum daily requirement for blue and yellow decor, roosters and/or plates! As my main man Charles Faudree says…Too much is never enough! lol
Thanks so much for stopping by! Please visit these wonderful ladies and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants!
Mary at Little Red House for Mosaic Monday
Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
Rhoda at Southern Hospitality for Today’s Thrifty Treasures
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday
Linda at Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
See you next time! A la prochaine!