Sunday, March 28, 2010

Antiquing After Quilt Show

The Tyler quilt show was just the right size...not too big...not too small. Not like the overload of the Houston International Quilt Show (which I do intend to attend again!). The Tyler show still had plenty of gorgeous quilts. But I want to talk about what I purchased in Gladewater on the way home. Quilt show post will be later...

The cornbread/scone skillet...I'm gonna brag. $4.50. The other two skillets I purchased in Lone Star last week. The little skillet was $5. The larger was $6.00. The little skillet just needed a washing. The other two I will put in the oven the next time I turn on the self-cleaning cycle. The small skillets are great for pot pies! They make larger servings, but do feed a man-size appetite.

Okay. Not an antique or a collectible. I saw a tote made out of fabric with this design on both sides. Carol and I decided to buy it, split the cost, take it apart and make aprons. Then Carol found two tea towels at $6.50 each.I call 'em cup towels. So we bought them. Now we don't have to cut a tote bag apart.

I picked up a stack of six open work linen napkins pinned together in a bundle. "OH LOOK!" Carol said, "I want them." I clutched them to my breast and gave her the evil eye. She looked disgusted (I am exaggerating a bit) and turned away. THEN I found two more bundled separately. EIGHT napkins. My table seats EIGHT people. WOW! What a find! Are you ready for the price? $1 each!!

My fancy eatin' dishes are white. Sam and I decided on white because it goes with anything, and we all know how tastes and the 'it' color of the decade comes and goes. So I change my color scheme with my table linens. Carol found this and handed it to me. A whole $3! (That's before I wouldn't hand over the napkins.) But, LOL, what am I going to do with THREE white gravy pitchers?! I could use them alternately. The other two are...middle is Oneida. The large mouth on the right is made in Portugal. Both of those are relatively new.However, we all know which one I'm going to pick every time.

I make my own salad dressings and have just been putting the thicker dressings in a bowl with a spoon. Light bulb moment!! The store, BTW it is Antiques II on Hwy 271, the main drag through town, had numerous in sugar bowl and creamer sets. Perfect for home salad dressings! The little creamer on the left was only $2 while the cut glass creamer on the right was $3.

I purchased this to go with my cruet collection. $2 I'm not going to tell you what the label was on the bottom. I've already scraped it off. Okay, OKAY! It's an Avon bottle. But isn't it so cute?

Quilt show will be reported on in next post...I promise!


Shogun said...

I think I need to hang out with you.

I swear I have that little glass item that you think would work for salad dressing - I use it on holidays for various sauces, etc.

katie said...

Oh my goodness, I do love seeing what people find at the thrift stores.
You made some good purchases. Love the gravy boat.

Such fun