Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Garage Saleing!

Hello, Dear Ones! I'm so excited today to show you what I found at a recent garage sale.

A West Bend Penguin Hot and Cold Server/Ice Bucket! Probably a late 1950s model.

Isn't she just the cutest little thing you've ever seen? Um, I had to poke a grey box right there in the middle of my little server because you could see me and it wasn't a good looking day for me! :)

Okay, back to my little Penguin. I paid $5 for this little jewel. When I was a little girl and we'd have dinners at church, there was this lady who always brought her food in a little Penguin like this! I thought it was the most wonderful container I'd ever seen. So I've been on the lookout but didn't want to pay an arm or a leg for one. Then I found her! :) Oh, she looks good too! I washed her and shined her up. Her little Bakelite handles even look like little Penguin wings, don't you think? See all the little Penguins walking around the middle. My heart is just a singin'! :) I love this stuff! Now I can carry food to church in my own little Penguin. Maybe a chicken casserole would stay nice and warm in her.

See? I've already made a chicken dish! :) You know I'm a silly and just couldn't resist! :)

Speaking of chickens, I found this lovely blue honey for $2!! Hallelujah! Isn't she pretty?

With all this vintage kitchy stuff going on, I decided to add my little tea towel I made with 1950s looking fabric. Perfect!

Isn't the little fabric a hoot? Love the little kitchen items. Just like the days of Leave It To Beaver and me. Oh, I had a big time crush on Wally! What a doll! But don't tell Mr. Precious! :)

Here's my little vignette on the counter top. Doesn't this look like 1950? I, of course, would look like June Cleaver with my heels and pearls on. Oh, and I'd have on the cutest of aprons, too! :) Ward, would you call the boys for lunch? :)

I kept playing and ended up setting up my newly acquired things in this little corner area of my kitchen. Oh, and I just realized as I'm looking at that snap - my Penguin has Bakelite handles. My granny's coffee pot has Bakelite handles and my tray has Bakelite handles. Am I good or what? I think the part of my brain that I don't think with just went to town with all of this Bakelite stuff. I'm just so talented and didn't even know it! :)

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

Second Hand Rose

Father has a business strictly second hand
Everything from toothpicks to a baby grand
Stuff in our apartment came from father's store
Even things I'm wearing someone wore before
It's no wonder that I feel abused
I never get a thing that ain't been used

I’m wearing second hand hats
Second hand clothes
That’s why they call me
Second hand Rose
Even our piano in the parlor
Father bought for ten cents on the dollar
Second hand curls
I'm wearing second hand pearls
I never get a single thing that's new
Even Jake the Plummer, he's the man I adore
Had the nerve to tell me he's been married before!
Everyone knows that I'm just Second hand Rose
From Second avenue

I'm wearing second hand shoes
Second hand hose
All the girls hand me their second hand beaus
Even my pajamas when I don ‘em
Got somebody else’s ‘nitials on ‘em
Second hand rings
I'm sick of second hand things
I never get what other girlies do
Once when strolling through the Ritz a girl got my goat
She nudged her friend
And said "Oh look there my old fur coat"

Everyone knows that I'm just
Second hand Rose
From Second Avenue
From Second Avenue NU!
~ sung by Barbara Streisand