I’ve had some pretty good finds recently when shopping at my favorite stores – namely Value Village and the Salvation Army, and since I haven’t done a Thrifty Thursday post in a while I thought I’d share a few things.
In all honestly I have no need for a cake stand. I’ve never used one and cake is more likely to end up in my belly before it gets anywhere near this but at $3.99 I couldn’t pass it up. I love the pattern – the repetitive bumps and the scalloping around the edge are pretty. Maybe I’ll use it to display something other than cake.
I have to say, I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw this on the shelf – a 4.2L Le Creuset French oven, but there it was. It’s got some damage (crazing) to the enamel on the inside and some burn marks on the bottom, but I don’t think it’s too bad. The pot was rather filthy when I bought it, but some scrubbing with a magic eraser and then with some baking powder cleaned most of it up. I think it looks pretty good for a $10 pot.
These cookbooks are currently my favorite thrifted find as I’ve been looking for some of these for what seems like forever. I know you’re wondering why the heck I bought 15 cookbooks (without pictures!!) from the 70’s, and the reason is simply because my parents have them, and some of my favorite dishes come from these books.
The books are part of the Time Life Books ‘Foods of the World’ series. There are still a number of other books that I haven’t found including the recipe index, so the hunt continues.
I must remember to ask mom and dad which recipes they use a lot and if I don’t already have the book it comes from to keep a lookout for it.
What do you think of my finds? Would you have been tempted to bring them home?