Wednesday, August 13, 2014

I Went Back

That seldom visited thrift store coughed up a pretty good score the other day so I decided to put it back on my radar for a while and see what happens.  Shara at MonkeyBox has named her Super Cheap Thrift (SCT) so I have decided to do the same.  This place is the Super Skanky Thrift - because it is...  SST!
This gorgeous plate is marked Krome-Kraft.  It will be headed to my Etsy when I get around to it.  Please don't mail me a hot pad that says " A Round Toit".  I have tried that and it doesn't help. More on the grease can further down.
Pretty hankies, who can resist those!  Yes there are a bunch of doilies in these pictures and yes, I know I am supposed to be sworn off because nobody but me likes then.  Everything was half price that day and I lost my mind.
Plastic doilies, now that's another story.  Everybody likes those and these ones with a really open design will be great stencils.
I was standing at the checkout when I looked over and noticed a jar of buttons.  How could I miss that with my button radar??   Yes, there were a few treasures hiding in the jar!
I have no idea why blogger decided to turn this photo sideways.  I posted a picture of those vintage hot pads on Instagram after I cleaned them up but I am still learning.  Is there some way I can set it up so I know when someone leaves a comment or do I just have to keep checking back?  That is kind of impractical for me since I work full time but I'm trying.  Advice anyone??  I am buttonsaver, just like on Twitter.
Okay, the grease can...  It is brand new!  My mother always kept an old shortening can on the kitchen counter next to the stove.  When it got full she threw it out. It was mostly bacon grease and she would dip it out and re-use it to brush in her cast iron pans.  Eggs fried in bacon grease - those were the days!!   I love that this one has a strainer in the top for the chunks.  I asked her once, why do you have that??  She said she didn't know, it was just what her mother did.  Years later I did a little research and learned that, beyond being frugal, it was because all types of grease were rationed during WWII.  If you wanted to purchase lard or shortening, you had to turn in an equal amount.
This set includes a matching salt and pepper shaker - I ASSUME.  One of the red lids is missing and they are packed in there so tight that I haven't been able to figure out how to get them out without bending them.  Maybe that is why the set is unused!  I might just pry them out and keep this one for myself.

11 comments:

Shirlee Fassell said...

Sweet!

Marrianna said...

SCORE!!! Love doilies, too. And thanks for the little tidbit of WWII history. Love learning these wonderful factoids that I never knew before.

Melissa said...

Wonderful finds! You are definitely not the only one who likes doilies. I LOVE them. I use them in my antique booth space under things and between bowls I've stacked. It helps pretty up the place. Plus, I can't seem to keep them in stock. They fly out the window like hotcakes!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

You hit the SST jackpot once again. What? You almost missed a jar of buttons? Love it all, but that grease can is my favorite.

laurie -magpie ethel said...

The grease jar is awesome. Get those shakers out...I know you can!

Brooke Bock said...

What a great haul!

If you rip the paper off both the shakers, do you think it will create enough wiggle room to get them out without bending them? Good Luck!

Blessed Serendipity said...

If that stash came from the SST you have to go back and see if there is anything good this week. Awesome finds Kathy! I love the grease jar. Pry those other jars out of there. Send me your IG name so I can follow you.

xo Danielle

Annette said...

I was just thinking the other day about my mother's Crisco can full of bacon grease. Everything got fried in that bacon grease and boy was it good! Can't wait to see the hidden button treasures.

Maureen said...

Okay, those plastic white doilies totally brought back memories of home back in the 70's... my mother had those EXACT ones!

oliveoyl64 said...

A couple yard sales ago, I got rid of ALL my doilies in a purge frenzy. I have regretted it ever since and it has been my mission to get them replaced. Slow process since I am too cheap to buy at estate sales, but I do find nice ones on occasion at my local thrift or yard sales. I have been friends with Shara for yeeeaaarrrs and happily follow you as well.

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

I loved the grease jar story. I remember my mom and grandma used to keep a grease jar under the kitchen sink.

I think certain kinds of lard were kept to make soaps too.