Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Tea for Three and Crumpets for Four

I have found myself in the thrift stores a lot lately. I guess when I take Mason to preschool, I have "extra" time in town.

Last week, I found a cute tea set for Spenser. There were four plates, but only three teacups. I imagine tea parties for three. Me, Spenser and her beloved baby doll or a friend or ...

Who knows. Maybe one day we'll find the fourth teacup.

A few little books. A vintage fondue cookbook (which my friend, Nikki, just informed me that her husband has from when he was younger!). A candlewicking book, which I never heard of until finding this book. And a vintage book on softies.

And then I found this cool tee pee. I think it's actually a candle holder (maybe?). It's metal and was with the housewares. It doesn't have any sharp edges, so it's now a toy for my boys. Taylor was disappointed that the sticks didn't go all the way down to the bottom. He can be so technical.

Some thrift days are luckier than others.

9 comments:

Karyn said...

Awesome thrifting!
It's been so long since I've had a fondue, yummy.

nikki said...

We just fondued (is that a word)Sunday. We did chicken broth and cooked chicken in it. Of course the kids are now asking when we'll do chocolate.

kirsten said...

love that tea set!
(and your new banner!)

Katie Jean said...

yum fondue. I have fond memories of my parents hosting fondue parties!

capello said...

love the tee pee.

tell taylor that the sticks are not suppose to go down to the bottom, they support the tee pee around the sides, which he cannot see because it is covered in "cloth".

Felicia said...

I love your thrifting treasures. That tee pee is groovy.

christy said...

i don't know where you put all these things you get. my anti-packratness can't help stressing about so much stuff, even if it is cool stuff. you've been thrifting a lot lately. it's the new craze.

Jennifer said...

I just love these thrift stores you go too, especially the free one. We don't have anything like that around here. Even Goodwill is expensive.

I second the above comment about "where do you put all of this stuff you find?". The pictures of your house are so neat and tidy. Mine would be cluttered from all the little bits.

Brandy said...

Love the teepee and tea set! Great finds...I'm sure your kiddos will LOVE playing with them.