Saturdays are my favorite

Fresh fruit.

Artisan bread rising for Sabbath dinner.

Some good thrifting scores. A casserole dish, perfect for dinners for two.

And I got a ButterBell at The Salvation Army.

I hadn’t ever seen one of these before, but they’re pretty cool. You pack the bell full of butter, and put some water in the bottom of the bowl and it keeps your butter fresh, and soft, because it doesn’t need to be refrigerated.

Probably alot more sanitary than our regular butter on a small plate, sitting out.

Now we’re watching Heroes, chilling out in the apartment. It’s lovely outside, though, we may need to go for another walk!


A Good Saturday For Second Hand

I got some good finds today at The storm Cellar and Salvation army.

I love the tulle on the bottom. It’s just adorable.

And also a cute summer shirt.

And a cute plaid skirt.

Also found another cool glass thing for my terrariums.

And a cute little pitcher!

And all these embroidery hoops! They were labeled individually and when I got to the counter she told me that it’d be a dollar for the whole lot of them. (Should have been more like $11.00) Hmm, alright, I’ll take it!

So, all in all it was a pretty darn good day to hit the consignment and thrift stores around Moscow!

A Good Day of Thrifting

Paul and I had an awesome weekend, we stayed at a lovely hotel in Spokane, walked Riverfront Park, (If you haven’t been there, go! It’s alot of fun.) Went out to a nice dinner, caught a movie and had a nice relaxing time. However, on a Sunday there isn’t much to do, so we came back to Moscow and decided to hit up Goodwill and our local yarn store.

The brown is for another secret project for my nephew, and the dark navy blue is a sweater vest for Paul! He picked out the yarn himself! Since I am at a standstill with my sweater vest I thought I could work on one for him in the meantime. (yeah, we’ll probably be one of those ridiculous dorky families where I knit matching sweaters for the whole family for our Christmas portaits…) So I am pretty stoked about those two projects to work on until I can get my sweater vest back on track.

However, the thing I am most excited about is this chair, found at our local Goodwill for $9.

It’s obviously just a bit scrunched in there at the moment, but as we’re moving to a bigger, better place in a few months I figure it can squish in with the globe table and the terrarium table.

It’s more green and not as gold as it looks like in the pictures. But isn’t she a beaut? I am pretty excited about this chair. And it’s super comfortable!

And I also found a place to put my hearts!

A semi-real update. Or at least getting back to the real reason of this blog.

So, on my trip I got these awesome, awesome plates in Belgium.


However, on a sad note, two of them didn’t make it home in one piece.


But you know, it wasn’t all that sad, because in all honesty I paid one EURO for them. Now, you may ask, “How in the world did Ali buy those really awesome green plates for just a Euro?” Well, that is because she went here. Do you know what this is? This is Dekringloopwinkel, which is a Belgian thrift store which was so much more awesome than American thrift stores and if I had as much room to pack as I wanted, well, I’d be taking home most of the store and still have plenty of money left over.

So I might save some of the broken pieces to make something out of. I don’t know what yet. Maybe a mosiac or something.


So, I came across this blog, which I found pretty entertaining, I think Adam might like it. Unnecessary Quotations are one of my favorite things spot on signs, especially professional signs!


Oh, St Vincent, how I love you. Today Heidi and I got some major scores at St. Vinnie’s, including this awesome retro apron.


But this was my favorite find of all:


And it only set me back 99 cents. I was so thrilled with this suitcase. And yes, it’s just as orange as the pictures make it look.

It’s beautiful.