I have had so much foodie fun for my birthday! First my Facebook foodie friend Angela sent me the cutest little Hello Kitty cookie cutters! And my sister Shannon sent me a Hello Kitty cake pan so now I can make a ton of treats from The Hello Kitty Baking Book.
I am a Value Village member and on your birthday you get 20% off anything in the store. When I took this photo I had no idea that such treasure was waiting for me at the bottom right hand corner of the display racks.
Cast iron pans!! Yup. I had bought my grill pan a little while ago (Bargain or Bust) but I did not have a regular cast iron frying pan but now I do!
And look! It was used for camping which you can tell by the charred wooden handle. I love it when things have such mysterious histories.
Not just that, TWO cast iron pans! This one is a chicken fryer. I have never ever seen one before in real life. Absolutely amazing.
With a beautiful wooden handle too. They were not cheap but totally worth it.
I love having unusual tin containers and I got this adorable Pretty Parfait tin that I am going to use to put all my cookie sprinkles in.
I love embossed plates and this little platter is so charming. I am just imagining it covered with homemade tea biscuits or cookies.
The last thing I need are more small bowls but these were just too cute to pass up. They are called “Gypsy” on the bottom and are so colourful and cute, I had to have them.
And yes, I did buy something very strange, even for me. I got these papermaché-style veggies hanging on ropes. Reg thought I was crazy when he saw them and said the store probably thought they would never get rid of them.
I will share a tender secret with you. I am teaching myself how to draw and paint food. 🙂 These make perfect subjects for still life.
We also went to lunch which I will write about soon and hopefully will be going to dinner over the weekend. Yup, giving myself the royal treatment and having so much fun.
i adore all of the things even the veggies, what a great idea!
Oh thanks Dawn! 🙂 I am glad you appreciate those fake veggies, LOL. You “get” it! 🙂
Love those cast iron pans, what a steal!
I have same gypsy bowls, they are so cute!! (from Costco last year).
It’s so true Liz, a total steal! Ah, Costco is where those beautiful bowls are from eh? Love them! They have so much character. Thanks for letting me know.
What an exciting area—drawing and painting food! I can’t wait to hear/see what you discover! xoO
Thank you so much Olivia! I am a total newbie but when I realized I could do art with food?! I just had to go for it. We’ll see…
Super finds, all of them, Suzie!!!
Thank you so much Joanie! I am thrilled with my birthday haul and foodie luck. 🙂
Wow, what treasures! Suzie, you really got some great blessings for your birthday. I love looking at the range and style of what is so “Suzie”! And that’s a brilliant idea about the vegetables! WTG! I totally believe in you and your drawing adventure!
Thanks Jamie, it was quite the range, wasn’t it?! I just cut all the veggies off the rope, cleaned them up and they’re looking quite gorgeous and ready to paint and potentially sculpt, which I hadn’t considered before. Thank you so much, you have helped me so much of this creative foodie adventure of mine.
Debra She Who Seeks says
Decorative fake fruits/veggies have always been popular, it seems. I remember them in glass, plastic and the papier-mâché kind you bought! When I was a kid, we had painted plaster plaques of fruits/veggies hanging on the kitchen wall.
Debra, I remember those plaques! 🙂 And yes, they always have been popular, haven’t they? I guess everyone just loves food so much.