A few fabulous finds.
I popped into a new thrift shop that’s gone in where a great furniture consignment store used to be, and was thrilled to find a couple of things that I’ve been wanting for awhile.
I’ve always adored these little copper butter warmers but have never sprung for one because they’re ridiculously expensive. I’ve been using my stainless steel measuring cups on the stovetop to melt butter when I need it (we don’t have a microwave), but I’m always worried that they’ll warp, so I was very excited when I saw this on the shelf for a whole dollar. It wasn’t looking particularly pretty at first, but once I got it home I gave it a good scrub with some fresh lemon juice and a little salt. Who says natural cleaners aren’t effective?My second score was this cute little individual sized frying pan. We had one when I was growing up and it was always well used. After a thorough cleaning and a lick of oil, it looks as good as new. I also grabbed this great book. It’s full of fun-looking projects, such as book-binding, Shaker and Amish woodcraft, floor cloths, rag rugs, and quaint little bird houses. I can’t wait to try some of them out.Have I mentioned how much I love buying things second hand? You’d never get all this great stuff from a trip to Wally World! Well, not for $5 anyway.