Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Something old, blue, and new

One of these is not a potato!
Thats right, one's a potato scrubber.  Every time I use that scrubber, I have to chuckle to myself because I think it looks so real.  (It doesn't take much to amuse me.)  I must have had the thing for well over 10 years.  It came from a little shop over in Amish country.  It even has a green tint to it now, just like real potatoes that are exposed to light.

Here's the something blue.  I picked up this genuine Ransburg tin at Goodwill on Saturday for 99 cents (I paid full price!).  Apparently I gravitate to the Ransburg brand because the orange cookie jar? beside it is Ransburg too.  It came from Goodwill also and is one of the first things I ever blogged about.
This beautiful mug and teapot are Christmas gifts for me from Larry's aunt.  (I just got them.)  I'm crazy about red and white and I LOVE this print.  I don't really use that type of teapot, so I thought I'd use it to hold pencils and miscellany.  The mug is smaller than my usual, so I'll use it in the evening when I don't want to use two tea bags.

Oh, and doesn't the Salada tea bag tag match perfectly?

Okay, this my fifth tea bag of the day!  Have I ever mentioned that I love tea?  I think I have. 

I ordered two boxes of Trefoil Girl Scout cookies this year.  It could be my imagination, but I don't think they taste as good as they used to.  Perhaps they've changed the recipe.

Have a terrific Tuesday, everybody!


Dawn S. said...

Love the red and white tea pieces!! Enjoy your day! :o)

Rhonda said...

Oh I love the red mug and tea pot! That potato scrubber is really cute. I use a scrubber too, but mine is not nearly as cute :-)

Inoureyes said...

I think we all love the red and white pieces. Have never tried me a girl scout cookie (one of those things on my to do list lol)
Can i borrow Earthas picture for my sewing circle invites please?

Holly C. said...

Of course!

Inoureyes said...

Thanks Holly!

Dawnie said...

I made baked potatoes Friday and really need to get me a tater scrubber. Yours is very cute. Love your Ransburg tin. I rarely look at the tins at Goodwill but I will have to look for that brand for you. They are very colorful with pretty flowers! Love your red and white tea set. The Salada bag goes very nicely with it!! Love looking at all your pretties!!

Shari said...

I love that blue Ransburg tin!! I'm so jealous of your Goodwill finds! Our Goodwill closed in December of this year (boo-hoo), but we still have a great Salvation Army. I love red and white as well - very pretty!!

Love your blog!!
Have a wonderful day!!

A Friend on the Farm said...

I like all of your red and white items too! You always find wonderful things at GoodWill. I will have to randomly start going there and look for treasures too.

mandy said...

what divine finds!

i haven't had a girl scout cookie in soooooo long! i wouldn't be surprised if they have switched ingredients; good quality ingredients are getting very pricey. Oh, for a thin mint!