My Loot

Monday, July 25, 2011

Okay. I'll show you my loot now. I didn't make any big purchases on our Friday shopping trip, just a few little ones.

'Member how I saw some tart tins and wanted to buy them but they were $30 for six of 'em? Well, I held off and at the very last shop, in the basement, on the very bottom shelf...... I found a bundle of ten tart tins for $6. Woohoo!

It was funny because it was nearing the end of the day and we were both getting tired and Alex kept asking me to hurry up and I kept tellling him, "One more minute, one more minute." That's when I hit the jackpot.

For now, I made a few piles of these tins in our dining room cabinet. In a few days we're having a bbq so I might fill them with tealights for the table or line them with wax paper and fill them with different goodies for people to snack on.

In the same basement (Antiques at the Red Barn) I found a glass rolling pin with the cutest metal lid. My mom has one layered with different coloured beans and it looks really cool. I haven't decided what I'm going to fill mine with but the possibilities are endless: jellybeans, oats, beans, chocolate chips, bubblegum...... mmmmmm.

I think I've got a crush on the whole vintage-metal-kitchen-item-theme for some reason. 'Cause I also picked up two matching pie plates. They're so tiny and cute! I was really hoping there were three so I could have a little odd-numbered set. But now I have an excuse to go shopping again so it's a-okay.

I had so many ideas for the pie plates. I was going to either hang them on a tiny, narrow wall (stacked over eachother). Then I decided to put them in my dining room cabinet. Then  I decided to lean them over the high window in our dining room. Then I decided to hang one over each doorway in the breakfast room.

Then. I saw this photo. I swooned, and I even hate the word swooned.

Source: Martha Stewart

Anywooooo, I guess pie plates are going to be my new collection. So exciting! Wait a minute, is there something wrong with me? Why do I love old junk so much?

The last item in my stash of loot was this hose holder thing (from Hilltop Interiors). It's a new item but new things are allowed sometimes, too. Right now our hose has a permanent spot strewn all over the lawn. It looks terrible and I keep having to drag it around to new spots so it doesn't kill the grass. Alex will attach it to the house with concrete screws and we'll have a cute little spot for our hose to go instead of one of those plastic jobbies.

So, that's all for now. What've you been collecting lately? Pretty please tell me I'm not alone in this.... ;)

Linking to: Twice Owned Tuesday @ House of Grace, Nifty Thrifty Tuesday @ Coastal Charm, Good Life Wednesday @ A Beach Cottage


  1. Those are some great finds, Sarah. I think I would've just about squealed with delight if I found them, perhaps I would've swooned, but I doubt it...I'm like you, I hate that word too :)

  2. Great finds! I have a bunch of those tart tins too and just love them! I'm seriously trying not to collect anything more at the moment but ya just never know when something is going to grab you!


  3. I love everything! Especially the pie plates. Who knew you could decorate with them? Not me!

    And the rolling pin? How fab is that? I can picture it all full of earthy-toned beans etc., but then I picture you baking with your wee one-to-be, and it is full of whimsical! I've never seen a hollow, glass rolling pin before! I'll have to keep my eyes peeled for one!

    Hope you are well!

  4. amazing finds! and i LOVE the pie plate wall too.....i don't have any, but i'm thinking that might be my new collection as well :)

  5. Super cute stuff!! Love that pie plate wall as well! Gorgeous!!

  6. hello here in the other side of the world, people like me who are also passionate about old things and old and I do this wrong ... treasures ... rescue objects from the garbage, recycle, repurpose some things is really something very exciting and creative! barbarians are all your shopping there are things here that are not available but if other ... I invite you to stroll through my blog, I occasionally get interesting objects fairs and sometimes people burn around does not understand!
    until it looks like it is in my house jajaj
    Enormous affection!!

  7. Loving your finds and that wall of pie plates is fabulous! Makes me want to start collecting them!!

  8. oh my. I'm officially collecting pie plates. As! I pinned that picture as quickly as possible!

  9. These are great finds! I love all of it and it's fabulous!

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  10. Im so jealous!!! Great finds Sarah! Wouldn't mind a sip of that Lemonade either, it looks so tempting, them lemons :)

  11. Great finds! I love the tart tins and what a great idea to put tea lightes in them. I seem to find myself saying "one more minute" alot while shopping as well, makes other members of the family not so happy. :)
    Enjoy your finds and I think that the pie tin wall looks gorgeous!

  12. Nah, there's nothing wrong with you at all! I love great finds and cute stuff, too! Sometimes I don't even realize I started collecting certain things...until I realize how much I have, lol. My latest obsession is milk glass pieces.

    I love your little pie tins - I think a collection would look great hanging on a kitchen wall.

  13. thanks for the note sarah!!! you have already been waiting 2 1/2 much longer of a wait are you expecting? supposedly after we finish our paperwork in 4-6 months, we'll have a 10-16 month wait for our referral...but the trend is increasing, so we'll see. now if we could find ethiopian pie plates, that would REALLY be something... ;)

  14. Great idea with the pie tins. I'm doing a Victorian sponge tomorrow in the cake pan version of these.

    So glad to have found you. Happy new follower. Hoping you have time to follow back.

  15. Those are great finds! Beautiful post! Enjoy your lovely finds..thanks for sharing:)
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

  16. You did great finding some cute things Sarah. i like the idea of the plates on the wall,,,,only as Martha Stewart can do things!! Hope you find lots of neat plates to add to your collection now.

  17. Haha! You're so funny! You swooned and you even hate the word swoon! I had to laugh at that.
    I love the little treasures that you found. When I saw the glass pastry roller, I could instantly see it filled with colorful jelly-beans!
    Have a great day,
    Hugs, Cindy

  18. I love vintage metal too, and your finds are fabulous.

  19. Such great finds! was meant to be ;)

    Have a lovely weekend!

    Greetings from Australia♥

  20. Great finds and love the pie plates too. Thanks for stopping by Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays and joining the party.


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