Thursday, January 08, 2009

Thrifted Oven

Yesterday Joe had to go to a hotel/conference center to consider it for an upcoming Army training conference. It was about an hour from home and he asked if we'd like to come along. While he was in his meeting, Spenser, Sawyer and I headed to a nearby thrift store.

I found a bunch of cool things, but this is my favorite.


A solid wooden oven.

I didn't even notice it at first. It was in with the toys, under a table. Since we really don't need any toys, I didn't even go to that section. It wasn't until I was in line buying my other goodies, that the customer behind me asked if I had seen the oven.

After my purchase, I went back over, saw the oven, fell in love, and got back in line.

It needs a little TLC ...

... but the kids have already given it plenty of love. They've baked cupcakes, cookies, birthday cake, and pizza in it.

The oven is from Community Playthings. Just check out their prices! Our stove? $8. $8!!!

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I want to know who snuck in and put nails in my throat overnight? It feels like I've swallowed nails. My throat hurts so badly, that I can barely swallow my own saliva. It's not my turn to be sick. I was just sick!

20 comments:

nikki said...

Cute oven.
Can't blame me on the throat, I haven't seen in awhile. I've also had the post nasal drip with pink eye.

kirsten said...

sorry you're sick. nice find, though! i've been thinking tons about play kitchens lately - as my 3yo suddenly has been asking where ours went (i gave it away). and he's making me pay for that one, let me tell you.

V and Co. said...

nooo way. i need to move to the east coast.

cici said...

its probably karyn. i've heard she has WAYS to get what she wants...think of it. the nasty comments about me. the envy. the strife. and she's been to your house.

she doesn't deserve the soap.

Katherine said...

That is an AWESOME find!! I love thrifting :) Feel better!!

Sonja said...

That is so exciting! What an awesome thrifting find!
Sorry to hear you're sick-ish. Fight, fight, fight! :)

txmommy said...

what a deal!!

sorry you're sick :(

misschris said...

You know I'm all over that oven. SCORE!!!! So perfect for all those M&D wooden food toys. :)

I'll feel better if you do. This sicky thing is no fun.

Lisa said...

great find!! we have a cheapy plastic kitchen for the girls that doesn't look very good. the doors don't shut and the "burners" are broken. I would love to find a great little toy kitchen like that. Ya just don't see wooden toys anymore!

Marty said...

Nice stove! My DH woke up this morning, turned to me and announced, "Thanks for giving me your sore throat!" I said, "I didn't give the whole thing to you, mine is back too!" What gives? Enough with the viruses, already!!

maya said...

$8!!! I'm pretty sure ours was over $150. Not fair, Lera. Not fair! But I'm sorry you're sick. I'm telling you , the tea works. Just try it. Also ~ what on earth could you possibly mean by "match this?" You are my hero! I told you already. You keep it simple, but manage the world. It's the running, right? The nearby family? The pyrex, that's it!

Shelley said...

That oven is one of the cutest things I have ever seen!

Diane said...

Good oven.
Bad cold.

Maybe your kids will make you some tea with their new stove? :)

Katie Jean said...

wow, what a find! where was that thrift store!??!

I hope you don't get too sick! Take an airborn!

Karyn said...

That oven!!! It's so unusual! I love it!

And don't listen to Cici, she has no idea what she's talking about.

FinnyKnits said...

$8??????????

That is a screaming deal if I've ever seen one.

Amazing find!

Now, please drink some tea and have an airborne. Get well :)

Alicia A. said...

Ohmygoodness that is cute!

I am so sorry about your throat. I had the same thing ALL week. Today I can finally eat. Quick healing to you.

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

that's adorable!! you are the thrifting queen. i have so much to learn from you and the other thrifty queens who blog!!

hope you're feeling better soon!!

amandajean said...

wow, that is a GREAT deal! no wonder the boys were playing with it!!! i love that it's wood and NOT plastic. ;0)

simplebeauty said...

This is my first time stopping by your blog. I just have to say that is an AMAZING BARGAIN!!! I have never seen a toy oven like that before, it is so neat!!