Yum Hey What's for Dinner Mom?: Birthday Weekend Thrifting Fun


Birthday Weekend Thrifting Fun

Spent a long lovely morning out thrifting. I left so the guys could bake me a cake. I found some items for reselling and some for keeping. And a few Christmas presents, too. My family knows by now that 'laura treasures' are often the best presents. They are actually starting to give treasures themselves.

For my recent birthday my mom found a flame Le Creuset sauce pan for me in a local thrift store, woot! And an old recipe binder.

This last thrifting trip I found a vintage apron.

I love the gingham and the interesting weave and twist here. Does anybody know what that is? Or how it's done?
Oh I found some Laura crack, Christmas kitsch, the best!

These little wooden spreading knives, mmmm love.

This green enameled pot just called to me, anybody know the maker?  PW ring a bell?

And these beautiful Musi shoe clips! I didn't know what they were but I liked them, I still do. I might re-sell them though to help fund my conference trip to BlogHer Food '10. Tough call but I can't keep everything I buy, I'd be buried! What say you? Keep or sell?
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Ohhh but the best thing I found all weekend? These boys, dirty lovely baking boys, who were hopefully clean during the actual making of the cake.

I HAD to have a baseball cake. I mean really what OTHER kind of cake does a mom want anyway? And so I got a birthday cake. A baseball birthday cake.

Peace and Love-



  1. Gotta love boys! Looks like you are having a great weekend!

  2. Happy Birthday, Laura! Love the gingham apron. How sweet of your boys to make you a cake, even if it was shaped like a baseball ;)

  3. Great finds, love the apron & that aqua little pot, don't know what the maker is. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Okay, about the apron... I'm a bit rusty on the name of that technique, but I learned about it in my dressmaking course that I took a couple of years ago.

    Basically what happens is that you pull out horizontal threads--not easy to start, but it gets easier the more you take out. Usually only a few rows are taken out. This is a bit more drastic. Then you sew over it by hand, similar to smocking, to tie together groups of vertical threads. It's pretty easy to see what they did here. There are lots of different ways to do it, depending on how many rows of threads you take out. Sometimes you will see something like this around the neck or cuff of commercial clothes.

    It's really bugging me what this is called. If I hadn't packed my sewing books and sent them to the new house (an hour away), I would dig them out and find out what it's called. Reply to this and I'll save the email as unread to remind me to find out after you move if someone else hasn't found out the answer first.

  5. Happy birthday - love the cake!

    The detail on the apron - is it called hardanger?

  6. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drawn_thread_work

    I'm not sure if it's hardanger or not, but you could probably call it that. I'm still going to try to find out after we move, though.

  7. happy birthday! love the apron.... you upped the ante- going to have to learn that technique!

  8. A baseball birthday cake- I love it! That's super special.

    Great thrift finds. I say if you're not going to use it, then sell it.


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