Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Lehman's Haul

One of the reasons I drove all the way to Lehman's was to pick out a sauerkraut crock.  It seems that I have a sauerkraut problem. Everywhere I go I buy fresh sauerkraut and my refrigerator is loaded with the stuff.  I figure if I make my own, I can save some money.  I bought this 5L crock and now I am afraid I should have bought a larger one.  I must say, shopping at Lehman's is such a wonderful experience that it becomes a bit overwhelming.  I had shopping anxiety which is really rare for me.  I should have figured out the size I wanted before I set foot in the place.

* I just noticed that Lehman's has 86 hours of free shipping in case you want to buy something. 15JBDAY is the code.

 I bought a case of these tulip glass canning jars.  Even if you can't visit this place, google them and sign up for their catalog.  They have everything you could possibly want for canning.  My husband sat and read the catalog cover to cover when I came home.  It's a fun read!

 This soap is one of their best sellers. It's a bit stinky when you smell the bar but not when you shower with it. Customers swear by this stuff.

 I'll try anything these days to clean Teddy.

 And the famous Fels-Naptha.  We always had a bar of this on the back of our stationary tub when I was a kid. As I was writing this I wondered where the name came from so I looked it up.  This was originally made by Fels & Co. in 1893.  It was the first soap to include naptha (who knew?) which is a flammable liquid hydrocarbon mixture.  Doesn't sound too healthy but it also mentions that it was used to treat poison ivy.  So, I guess my brother knew what he was doing when he used this way back then.

 I bought some wonderful flour sack towels.

They have quite the candy selection and I picked up some of these old time candy bars.                                           
 I got a bunch of these nicely shaped jars in different sizes.  This concludes my Lehman's purchases, I was so overwhelmed that I couldn't figure out exactly what I wanted.  I need to go back at some point and slow myself down

 I did, however, hit the Fiesta Ware outlet while I was there.  I love their seconds store.  I bought these oval bowls.  Notice the color?  Pumpkin!!!  At least that is what I call it.

 Some small prep bowls in PUMPKIN.

 And they had these (new to me) work bowls with stripes around the sides.

I got a bit carried away but won't these be perfect dough bowls.  And they are, after all,  PUMPKIN! And Halloween is only 192 days away.

19 comments:

Megs said...

I love Lehman's! We have another store near us ,Good's, which is like Lehman's. They also sell the Amish/Mennonite hats.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

You got a good haul! My Mom always swore by flour sack tea towels.

Kev Alviti said...

Some good stuff there. We used to have a big green bar of soap as kids for when we'd been outside and I can remember the smell now.







The bowls are orange by the way!!!

Sandy said...

Jaz,

You found some wonderful deals at the Lehmans store :-)

Susan said...

I know what you mean - when faced with so many wonderful things, your mind sort of seizes up. I love making my own sauerkraut - I pound it in a food grade 5 gal bucket, then divide it between half gallon mason jars. I think I better make sure I have a responsible person with me when I finally do go to Lehman's...

Craig said...

What a haul! Loving the pumpkin bowls.

Lois said...

My grandmother used to tell me stories of how they made saurkraut in the hall closet. She used a crock, with a submerged plate weighted on top to submerge as it fermented... I can only imagine what the coats smelled like! Love the jars. Lois

Cottage Tails said...

very awesome shopping!
We celebrate Samhain also known here as Kiwi Halloween in 8 sleeps. Time for you to visit NZ...

Leeanna said...

WOW! What a haul!
Yesterday, I signed up for the catalog. I also placed an online order for some of the flour sack towels and the tulip glass canning jars in different sizes. I'm going to use the smaller ones for my herbal salts and the larger ones for macaroni and my wild rices.

thecottagebythecranelakethree said...

Sometimes I realise that I just live on the wrong continent :-) We do actually have a few places like that left here in this country but I doubt that any of them seel fire heated cook stoved though :-) They sure had a few beautiful ones :-)

Have a great day!
Christer.

Mary Ann said...

Love your Lehman's purchases, and I used to read the catalog from front to back, too! But I REALLY love the pumpkin Fiesta ware!

Guillaume said...

Nice purchases.

Nellie said...

What a successful shopping trip! I plan to google Lehman's!

cl said...

Love Lehman's! I too used Fels Naptha if I thought I had been near poison ivy. When you are highly allergic, as I was as a child, this stuff can be a god-send.

Barb said...

What great purchases! My DD and I love fresh sauerkraut! I will look up their catalog.

TARYTERRE said...

Love your Lehman's Haul. Everything looks fabulous. And that Fiesta Ware is charming. ENJOY.

Prairie Stitcher said...

LOL....those are great pumpkin bowls...I mean, Great Pumpkin Bowls, Lucy.....

Thanks for sharing that. I read your blog almost every day and enjoy it a lot. I love your blog list, too, and picked up some favorites from there, as well. We blog junkies need a change from time to time....

I've never tried making saurkraut. Did make home brew at one point in my life, about 45 years ago. It was good. Saurkraut can't be that difficult. You'll do well. Start small....and build on that. Right. I think I sense another trip to Lehman's. I signed up for their catalog. Can't wait to see it since I live about as far as I can be from you and still be on the mainland....come over and see us at Prairie Cottage Corner.

Beverly Frankeny said...

I love the bowls!!

Kay said...

I love Fiesta ware! The colors are so cheerful. Mom still uses Fels Naphtha soap when we can find it.