The winner of last weeks giveaway for the garden plates is Linda from Georgia! Please contact me with your info and I will ship them right out to you. This weeks giveaway is for this very nice amber covered compote and the two small amber dishes. This is a really sweet set. To enter just leave a comment on this post and if you are not already a follower, sign on to follow.
The Blog Tech went to a Hungarian restaurant a few weeks ago and just raved about the food. We decided to go back there last night. He had several conversations with the owner who also happens to be the chef and waiter and the only one that works there. The Blog Tech insisted that I should take some food to the owner and suggested that I bring lasagna. I think I am the only person I have ever known that takes food to a restaurant.
I also decided to make him some chocolate chip cookies.
So we walked into the restaurant toting bags of my famous chocolate chip cookies....
And about 20 pounds of lasagna. The chef/owner was surprised to say the least. And he was thrilled. The Hungarian food was superb! As he served us dinner he kept telling us the lasagna was driving him crazy but he had to wait until he could take it home for he and his wife and daughter to eat it. He was so cute! He said....it is so nice of your son to bring you to dinner and give you the day off from cooking. Then he smiled and said.....but you cooked for me all day!
Today brings us to six months until Halloween so it is perfect that I found another jack o'lantern blow mold! 2.95 The Halloween countdown has officially begun!!!
Look at the size of this basket! It was 2.95.
This pedestal was 3.95 and I am going to paint it celery green and use it on my porch as a plant stand.
Whenever I find nice cheap pieces of costume jewelry I buy them. Bib necklaces are all the rage now and I have been making them for my daughter.
This is not completed but I thought I would show you one of the ones I am working on. Click for a better look.
Most of the pieces can be found for under a dollar and some as cheap as 29 cents.
I have collected Anchor Hocking peach dishes for years. I use them at Halloween. I also collect black glass plates to throw into the mix. These were 49 cents each.
I've also been picking up pieces of these old 1960's wooden pieces.
They cost a dollar or two and I think that painted white or green or whatever color, and antiqued, they can have a whole new life. I like the idea of using them on my potting table to hold tools and plant markers.
I also found this cute little wire birdcage that will be going in the gazebo when it is done.
I've also been buying jewelry boxes when I find ones with good lines and soon I will show you what I have been doing with them. 1.95
It doesn't matter if the outside is a bit rough as long as the inside is clean.
I was really excited to find these. They are some sort of plastic composite.
And perfect at 99 cents each.
I put them on the wire racks by my outdoor sink. Click to enlarge.
These four sterling forks were 29 cents each.
And these were the big find of the day.
I found 22 of these in perfect condition
29 cents each...yahoo!
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