Flea Finds

A quick post today because it is finally peach canning day. Let me tell you something. Always ALWAYS blanch things to remove skins. I don't know why I have been stubborn in the past and thought I could peel just as fast if I didn't blanch but i was WRONG! When I looked at the piles of peaches I had to peel this morning I threw myself on the floor and cried. When I picked myself up I decided to try blanching. Now I am standing at my sink peeling and whistling while I work! Blanching rules!!! I ran to a flea this morning and got some good deals. Some really good deals. I found this brand new enameled cookbook stand for 3.99.

And it works.

This very heavy old pedestal will be a great plant stand and matched my new porch furniture perfectly. 8.00!

I have collected aluminum ware for years and snagged this divided piece for 6.00. It doesn't have a scratch on it. I use aluminum ware when I entertain outside.

It has a cut tulip knob on top that matches the tulip pattern on the lid.

I watch the weather like no ones business. I was thrilled to find this brand new in the box barometer made in Germany with the directions for 3.99. I looked it up when I got home and found out that it sells for 148.00! Cools beans!!!

Back to the peaches.....can you hear me whistling?


greekwitch said…
Oh! Good luck! Great findings!
Pricilla said…
Hmmm, I have a sink full of blanched apricots.

You are so lucky to have shops like that near you.
dang! those are some great deals!

and thank you so much for the mustard, i got my mail yesterday. i've yet to try it, but i'll have some today in my sandwich. thanks again, it was very generous of you!
So cool! I love the barometer and aluminum piece. I can't believe you found a flea market open on a Tuesday morning.
Great things! I´m a bit jealous actully :-) I can never find good flea markets here.
Have a great day now!
The Frog Queen said…
I so want to go shopping with you!!! What great finds!

Thanks for sharing. I always enjoy stopping by to see what you are up to! :)

clairedulalune said…
Oh, your recipe book holder is exactly what I am on the hunt for at flea markets at the moment. Love your barometer, I love mine, and I got it from a flea market too and they cost a fortune else where! Great finds!
Touchatou said…
Love the book holder ! I have just the book for it : it is written "Spelles" on it ! lolllll

Blanching works great for tomatoes too !
Ancel said…
Really enjoying your blog, such a wonderful clutter of all things good: recipes, dog, flowers, fruit, shopping - a real treat to peruse on a rainy evening dreaming of what to do tomorrow.
I had trouble with jam making today, tried a fruit I've never preserved before, Charichuelo, and realized as I was pulling little squares of paper thin yellow skin from between my teeth that I should have blanched it first. I agree ALWAYS blanch! :)
Hibiscus Moon said…
your home must be huge for all the collections you have. How do you clean it all? Its great stuff!
Autumnforest said…
I can smell the peaches now! That wall weather station is really cool!!!