Sunday, September 5, 2010

Sunday Sundry - Vol. 5

We had fun at the flea market today.  It was clear, cool, and sunny.  A good day for squinting, without the proper eyewear.

Hog:  Do these glasses make my butt look big?

Me:  I dunno.  Do these glasses make my eyelids look heavy?

Hog:  Snort!

My sister and I took turns trying on these '50s cat-eye glasses, but we left them there to provide entertainment for others. 

There was vintage fabric to be had for $1.

A retro cattail platter, also a buck.

And Pyrex, of course.  More than a dollar, but the sellers were very amenable to negotiating today.

Earlier this week, I found this casserole at Goodwill.  The pattern is called Black Tulip, blogged about over at The Pyrex Collective.

Cucumber salad:  Peel and slice 2 English cucumbers.  Toss in a little chopped Vidalia onion.  Whisk together 1/3 c. apple cider vinegar, 3-4 T. extra-virgin olive oil, 1-2 T. sugar, salt, pepper, 1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest and maybe a little squirt of lemon juice besides.  Pour over cucumbers, stir, and throw some chopped fresh chives on top.  Refrigerate a couple hours to marinate.  Enjoy!

Three quilting-related blog posts that knocked my socks off this week:
  1. Liz of Lady Harvatine's Quilt for Sylvie.  Love the movement of this string quilt.  And check out the inspiration for it here.  Breathtaking!
  2. Amy at Diary of a Quilter's "modern quilt".  Pattern, please!
  3. Belinda at Brown Dirt Cottage posted an update on her Clamshell Quilt, made with vintage fabrics.  It's looking great, AND she's doing a tutorial!
I adore this guy's voice, this song, and the band, Needtobreathe.



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Thanks for popping by today.  Hope you're all having a great weekend.  And Happy Labor Day!

11 comments:

  1. I love the blue glasses best! and the vintage fabric is a steal!

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  2. LOL! Love the pig with glass/you with glasses juxtaposition. :-) Ooh pretty vintage fabric! Lovely Pyrex. Really cool cat tail platter--I really like that platter.

    The singer is so powerful. Love the harmony. Made my mom and me cry.

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  3. I so miss going to the flea market! I hate dragging my hubby along - he doesn't really enjoy it - and I haven't found another flea market buddy since I moved. I really need to find a new one! You found some great stuff today - did you bring the hog home with you??

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  4. Just visited the blogs you posted about. You're right. Those are some fantastic quilts!

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  5. SNORT!!! That hog in the glasses and your captions are hilarious!

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  6. I went to a flea market with my mother on Friday. I got a few things but didn't go crazy. My favorite find was a portable Underwood typewriter.
    I also wanted to thank you for the 1/2 yard of fabric. It was in yesterdays mail and it is lovely. I don't know exactly what I'm going to make with it but you know I'll post about it. Thanks again.
    Jane

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  7. Thank you so much for the lovely shout out! I'm very touched. (Pattern coming this week - fingers crossed!)

    I'm drooling over your pyrex goodies. Mmm. And that cattail platter is awesome! You have an eye!

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  8. Thanks for the great recipe! I love your Pyrex collection. You seem to have the best luck at flea markets and Goodwill.

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  9. Did you buy all that Pyrex? I had to quit as I am running out of room. :(

    Love your haul: the fabric, the platter...very nice!

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  10. Yep _ I went blog stalking too based on your recommendations. The talent of others never ceases to inspire me.

    I love flea markets. Cant wait for flea makrket season to start here again. I will be keeping my eyes peeled for Pyrex.

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  11. P., you look so cute in those glasses! You are so funny!

    I love that Black Tulip pyrex. It looks like it is in really good condition.

    I enjoyed checking out your links. Those were some beautiful things!

    Needtobreathe has a great sound. Thanks for sharing!

    xo -E

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