My hubby and I made a trip to Value Village today to try and find a cheap crockpot. We read somewhere recently that simmering old hardware in one of these for several hours will remove the layers of paint that have accumulated on them over the years (we've started working on our doors).
Of course, they had every appliance under the sun besides a crockpot, but after much arm twisting, I convinced my non-thrifty husband to spend some time looking around. Actually, "non-thrifty" is not an entirely accurate description - he's very thrifty in that he hates to shop, but he also hates sorting through racks of stuff hunting for that perfect thrifted treasure.
Speaking of treasure, shortly after giving up our hunt for a crockpot, I spotted this Krumkake iron sitting on the shelf. I've been wanting one of these for quite some time, but they're always ridiculously expensive, so I was really excited to find this one for $5! The best part is, it's made by Jotul, the same company that made our wood stove and my aebleskiver pan (once I find a company I like, I stick with it!). The pan is used to make crisp little Norwegian cookies that are rolled into cones and either eaten as is, or filled with whipped cream and fruit.
This pretty tablecloth was another find. I'm not sure what's gotten into me, but there's no way I would have bought something this flowery a few years ago. I must be getting soft in my old age.
I always make a point of checking out the cookbook section while I'm there, and I wasn't disappointed. I picked up this gorgeous book, as well as a book of B&B recipes for my mom (she's hoping to turn her lovely heritage home into a B&B sometime next year).
And, believe it or not, my skeptical man even came away with three new (to him) shirts. I wouldn't exactly call him a convert, but maybe next time it won't take so much begging!