Tuesday, April 08, 2008


Not much to report here at Thrifty Goodness Headquarters. There's a shake up at my office and I may find myself unemployed in the coming weeks. I'm partly worried, partly relieved. Odd, I know, but we'll see how it all shakes out I guess.

Anyway, onto happier things . . . a few finds to share:

I am loving this red hobnail lamp and it was a steal at a mere $4.50. I have yet to know if it works as for some reason DH and I cannot seem to remember to buy light bulbs. I'm of a mind to change the shade but I'm not sure yet. Ideas?

This is a pumpkin pie keeper and was $3.00. There is a Pyrex pie plate inside and I'm guessing it was hand painted as there was a note to "Grandma" written on the bottom in marker. It came off when I washed it though. I only ever made pumpkin pie once and my DH, who counts pumpkin pie among his favorite desserts, said it was gross and wanted Entenmann's pumpkin pie instead. What does he know anyway?

This is a sewing and manicure set. Now normally I wouldn't want someones old nail file but the sewing part is pretty cute and at only $2.00 not a bad deal. I mean that little darning egg is sweet, right? Does anyone darn socks anymore? I'd love to know the age on this but the only manufacturers mark on it is on the safety pins which read "Aida." Anyone have a clue?

Well I suppose that is it for me today and for the rest of the week. Louie and I leave tomorrow for a few days in Atlantic City and a few days in Baltimore. I hope to be back next week with some fun thrifty finds.

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PS: For those of you indulging my hockey obsession, Rangers Vs. Devils in the playoffs starting tomorrow. Go Blue Shirts!

Long Live King Henrik


Roxanne said...

Hope your job issues work out! I've been there more times than I care to recall. The pitfalls of working for a large corp. - you get bought, sold, downsized, reorganized, etc., etc. It's just not fun on either side, I think it might even be worse to be the one that has to stay when everyone else is let go! Anyway, hang in there!

By the way, that is a beautiful lamp! Nice score!

Dot said...

Yes, believe it or not, MY HUSBAND darns his socks. I think he's quite mad. :)


Dita said...

Quite an iteresting combo. Just goes to she we women have been queens of multitasking for a long time.

Heidi said...

Love the lamp! I think it needs a froofier shade, maybe.

Sorry to hear about your job--that stinks! I hope that no matter what happens, you're able to find peace and make the best of it!

Handi Dandi Mandi said...

Um,we made the pretty pumpkin pie once. I think he liked that one. Now you make a pretty pumpkin pie and put it in a pretty pie plate and he'll automatically like it :-) just don't mix it with cheesecake and all will be well.

Go Mighty Ducks!

Jenn's Crafty World said...

The lamp looks great; the shade is good too. I could see it (the shade) dressed in some vintage redwork embroidery with red and white gingham trim too...

Marybeth said...

Hmm,about the monkeyette.. my first thoughts were that she looks like an ice skater and needs skates on her feet.. a la figureskater! Glam her up and she'll start spinning! Love the lamp, but some decorations on the shade would give it some life.. gold should be part of the decoration! Post it when you finish it, please. Mb

Lucy said...

I'm sorry to hear about the shake ups that are going on--seems to be happening a lot lately but just know, that whatever happens, things will be all right. If that door opens, walk through and embrace all the possibilities that are bound to come your way!

I'm not a pie maker either--let the professionals do their job I say..lol. thank goodness for Mrs. Smith!

Have lots of fun in the city and on your thrifting adventure!! Come back with oodles of goodies :)

Thimbleanna said...

Nice finds! I kinda like the lampshade the way it is! Good luck on the shake-up!

Kai said...

Boo & hiss to the job situation! But not to worry, my friend! Things happen for a reason & the reason is often to make way for something better! The pie plate? I need to take a picture of my VERY similar one. Do I make pies? Noooooo way! But, as Lucy said, Mrs. Smith does! And her pies grace my pie holder!

Paula said...

I love pie plates ~ one of my favorite things and your find is super cool!
Good luck (or not!) with the job...

Diane said...

I stumbled upon your blog yesterday and am enjoying all your finds! I, too, (pre-baby) was a rabid hockey fan. Also, I just found a vintage sheet like one of yours and blogged about it. Best wishes on many more finds!

Pearl Maple said...

Cool lamp, that was quite a find.

The vegetable crockery has always been a favorite of mine, what a fun way to serve your meals, sure to make any pie look all the tastier.

Good luck on the job front, it happens to us all on occassion, all you can do is put your best foot forward and make the best out of any situation for yourself.

Jane said...

Going into Devils' territory are ya?
Well, give my regards to the Jersey shore!

Robyn said...

Thanks for stopping by! I have been picking up this and that for your swap! I have love this swap and having so much fun!

Heidi said...

Sorry to hear about the job concerns. If you do get laid off, I hope you get a big severance!

Cute pumpkin pie thingie.


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