If it's possible to fall in love with a $3 bunch of flowers, I have. These came from Friday's estate sale (along with the blue canning jars and, in the background, a very cool Replogle globe, and all of the dishes in this post) and I very nearly didn't buy them. They're handmade, out of metal rods and lightweight tin and wire, and I want more, even though they're the kind of thing you might only find once.
I love Pyrex, too, especially Pyrex that doesn't have a lot of caked-on burned stuff and comes with its original lid. And I love people who didn't put their Pyrex in the dishwasher, leaving it nice and shiny.
I love Lu-Ray, too. I don't collect it - I leave that to my dear friend Lillian - but I get to eat off of it every Easter when we go to her house. She gets first dibs on any replacement pieces, then it's off to the antique mall.
Isn't it pretty?
Finally, I am loving this book by bestselling author and fellow blogger and junker Mary Kay Andrews, even though it is seriously messing with my plans to get a lot done this week. (I tell myself I'm just going to read a chapter, and then I want to read one more chapter, and then just one more...)
Anyway, I think you will love The Fixer Upper too, and I have a copy to give away! If you're gnashing your teeth and weeping with disappointment over missing Mary Kay and Sue's giveaway last week, you have another chance. It will come delightfully wrapped and accompanied by a few other treasures (but not my cool vintage sunglasses, which I got Saturday, and they're mine, period). Leave a comment on this post by 10 p.m. (eastern) Thursday, and I'll announce the winner Friday. I need to limit this to entries with U.S. mailing addresses only, please.
Good luck! I'm off to read just one more chapter.