Friday, March 2, 2012

Treasure Hunting

Have you ever let out a little shriek at an estate sale when you have uncovered a treasure?  Only to have the other customers come running towards you to see what all the excitement is about?  Suspecting that you have just uncovered the pile of gold they inadvertently passed up.  Well, today I shrieked and everyone came running-only to find me admiring a pile of pie plates. 

And as the other customers returned to their hunting, I dug out my little buried treasure.  It was a fluted Pyrex pie plate (#229).  We have one passed down from my husband's grandmother and have treasured it for years.  I couldn't resist getting a second one for holidays that require baking multiple pies.  Plus, it seems that when I really treasure something, I find comfort in having a spare.
Then I made my way upstairs to the bedroom which had already been completely picked over.  But, when I lifted up an old comforter, I discovered a box of old aprons that nobody else had uncovered.  I usually find my vintage aprons on ebay and have never come across such a stash at an estate sale, so I was thrilled.  Adorable, never been worn, hostess aprons from the 50's and 60's.
And, this time I held in my shriek and was able to keep my discovery all to myself!

1 comment:

  1. I have the same one (it was my grandmothers). I completely understand the shrieking.

    Happy baking!