Thrift store fun!!!
My book finds! Books were 50% off!!!
I got 3 Dutch tins in great condition!
The taller Droste tin is made in England for Droste in 1984!
And in great condition! I can't wait to add these to my collection
in my pantry!
Today was a blessing.
My Husband made it to liturgy for St Elizabeth's day,
saw many people he knows and love,
had various ones ask him where I was (in MI),
was given food for dinner tonight,
made plans to see others for lunch or dinner in NJ or NYC,
and had a really good time and felt very cared for.
As a wife who is in MI while he is in NJ this made
me so grateful and happy.
So he called from church while I was in the thrift store,
I told him about the books I found
(first edition Potok, PD James, Julia Child + vintage L'Engle in paperback, etc!).
the very cute Dutch tins and we discussed the silverplate in wooden box
for all of 12.00! I have in NJ 2 wooden boxes, one of which the top part
(where the knives are) is coming apart from the wood.
This may be fixable, I am not sure. It also has a very scratched top.
Anyway, this box was much better + some nice pieces that polished up
brilliantly, even better than a lot of what I already have... plus 6
serving spoons that don't have part of the silver platting missing!
And 4 grapefruit spoons! (I don't have any of these)... and a uniquely shaped
server that I researched and found it is for pastry/pies!
34 pieces total!
That's 35 cents/piece! And without the box in the price!
They all polished up very nicely!
I am so very pleased!!
DV my parents will come in October and bring this set with them...
I don't at all mind having mix-and-match silver plate sets
and I dream of being able to offer more hospitality and having
people over... we will see what God allows...
I dream of having more hospitality... I hope one day God will allow this...
I know I am granted various times with this, but I still would love to do more,
even if it was only soup and bread....
We shall see...
I am counting down the days until I am with my Beloved Husband again,
but I am thankful for all the visits with family meanwhile...
I told my Husband on the phone that I feel like a plant wilting without
sunshine when I am not with him... and sang him the
'you are my sunshine' song and he was all cute, saying
"I think that was a declaration of love" which of course it was!
So while we are in a challenging time today was a real boost to us both.
Dear St Elizabeth the New Martyr, pray to God for us!