Thursday, February 24, 2011

Thrifty Thursday

In early January Peggy, Gwen, and I made a trip down to Alabaster to the thrift store. I had never been to this store as it is very much out of my way. And I have to say the prices were quite high. Not something that would encourage me to make frequent visits.

But I was able to pick up a 1-cup measuring cup with a full handle. As I have mentioned before, I don't like the stick handles you find on new ones. I waited till the woman who had set it back on the shelf turned her back before I snatched it up.

As we were leaving, we had to question why someone would turn in a perfectly good measuring cup to the thrift store. Who couldn't use a clean, well-marked measuring cup? This makes the fourth 1-cup in my cabinet and I use all four when I cook.

Another store on another day yielded this retro platter. Even though I'm not really collecting 70's, I couldn't resist the cheery flowers and happy colors...or the price.

measuring cup = $3.88
retro platter = $0.99

3 comments:

Gracie said...

Oh I love the retro platter. I am such a sucker for dishes with bright colors.

I agree it is strange that someone didn't want the measuring cup. I guess they don't cook.

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

The Alabaster store was one of the first thrift stores in the area, I think. I haven't been there for a long time. Have you been to the one in Pell City? And we have a couple in Leeds now.

Linda said...

I also dislike the new handles that seem to hook on whatever is on my counter and make me spill something!
And the platter is very cheery - I was there when they were "in" so that dates me doesn't it?