Before I get on with the treasure share, I wanted to update you on the strange phenomenon of Burt Reynolds and my blog! There must be a huge pool of Burt fans out in the world, because this post continues to generate anywhere from 70-100 hits a day.
Patsy Cline & Mr. Green Jeans only generate about 3-4 hits a day.
It was kind of a slow week at the thrift and I only found two treasures. The thrift had their big 50% off everything Labor Day sale last week and the good thing about that is that it cleared A LOT of junk off the shelves. Of course, life being a double edged sword, the BAD thing about that is, well, it cleared A LOT of junk off the shelves.
I managed to score this vintage Garner Ware coffee canister for $3. It is already happily filled up on the counter.
Here is my old method of coffee storage.
Happy Happy! And so shiny it could double as a mirror.
OH! See the happy little rooster hanging behind it? You can’t miss it because the glare from the kitchen light and shiny canister is blinding.
I love my rooster! His twin hangs on the other side of the stove. They came as part of this set.
The twin little roosters hung off the pegs at the bottom. There was nowhere that it fit in my kitchen though, so I had to separate them.
Like Charles & Di.
Bonus treasure share because of course this little wooden happy hanging thing also came from the thrift. I think I paid about $10 for it. I bought it way before I had a blog or knew about thrift share Monday though.
I spied this right away and got all nostalgic teary eyed remembering how my Grandma Bea made pizelles at Christmas time. I was all crazy emotional and paid $6.50 for it while planning how the kids and I will make pizelles together this Christmas time and how it will be an absolute Norman Rockwell day of baking cookies and not degenerate into a fistfight over who gets to lick the batter spoon.
Brand new, never used. So exciting!
Except the 1960’s cord makes me a little nervous.
Well, then I open it up and think. What the heck, Grandma Bea never made these.
There goes my Norman Rockwell Cookie Baking Day.
So I am sure my sister Cindy is reading this and was thinking the same thing. Like, Dork, Grandma never made pizelles.
Well what the crap did she make?
I had to do some research.
Rosettes! She made Rosettes!
These look pretty involved. You have to deep fry them in oil.
I personally cannot think of a less Norman Rockwell like way of making cookies than letting my kids have at it with a big pot of boiling oil and some sword like cookie mold things.
I mean, really. I won’t even get close to the turkey fryer on Thanksgiving.
I will have to be happy making pizelles and maybe bust out Grandma’s recipe for Cherry Bounce.
Cherry bounce involves cherries, booze and letting it all sit in a big pickle jar until Christmas time. Because it is a festive drink.
I better get on that Cherry Bounce, because I will need at least a pickle jar full to make it through a day of pizelle making with my kids…….