A journey of exploration and discovery of who I am becoming during the aging process. A great big bang-up HURRAH! that
I'm alive. A lot of talk about sundry and miscellaneous stuff & nonsense that may or may not have relevance; they may not even make sense (remember, I'm menopausal!). But I'm hoping they'll be fun.
Sunday, November 29, 2009
ST JOSEPH'S XMAS TEA AND SALE
Last Thursday while our American friends were eating turkey and pumpkin pie, my dear old friend Clara and I were dining on barley and/or split pea soup, a selection of sandwiches, tea and the desert(s) of our choice. (Here's Clara last Xmas at my house!)
We went to the Xmas Tea and Sale at St Joseph's. I love attending the local church or fire hall tea and sales. You always get great home cooking at great prices as well as what I like to call "Little Granny Crafts" -- you know, home knitted mittens and scarves, crocheted dish cloths and yummy breads and cookies. When the children were younger, I couldn't attend these things because of time and money. But since I've moved into town, I try to support as many as possible.
Here are the ladies at the craft & bake table. Good bargains here!
** Sorry! We were hungry; so by the time I got my camera out, lunch was half gone!
I bought some goodies from the bake table to take home for the girls.
** And I picked up these goodies from the flea market table. Look at those prices!
More vintage ornaments for me. And I got 6 of these desert dishes; some years ago, Arby's would let you buy one of these for $1 with your purchase of a meal. I have 7 wine glasses at home and 3 desert dishes; it was nice to find some more.
A very nice cookbook for $1.75 and a pair of mittens for my little Mexican student for $3. (She's going to need them in January/February!)
You may think that I suffer from the sin of thrift-gluttony! (And you may be correct!) And you may also think that I'm going to need to build an extra shed for the loot I keep picking up lately! But you should know that many of my thrift finds don't stay with me; they get passed on as gifts to friends and family.
I'm fortunate in that they love receiving the treasures I find; and I certainly love finding them. So, it's a happy marriage!