Thursday, October 23, 2014

Hastings Museum {Travel Tidbits}

We went to the Hastings Museum in August. I know two months's a Throwback Thursday Travel Tidbits! ;)

In case you didn't know; Kool-aid was invented in Hastings, Nebraska.

This is the coolest automobile! The back set can be taken out making it more of a truck! Think about cruising with all your friends in that! 

If you are ever in the Hasting, Nebraska area, I encourage you to take a stroll through the museum. It's something else. :)
-'- Jewel

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Thrift Store Score - Beaker

Yes, I brought a beaker. It's a funny story actually:

I'm at Salvation Army in the house goods and here I see, what I thought at the time was, a liquid measuring cup. It's seventy-five cents and I decide to buy it. 
On coming home, I proudly show Dad my purchases. His response was not what I was expecting. 
"You bought a beaker?" He said in half a tone of disbelief and the other half "why in the world would you buy a beaker?".
"A beaker? It's a Pyrex measuring cup. See, Pyrex." I replied in confusion.
"No, it is a beaker, for scientific experiments. Pyrex is a type of glass."
I was shocked. In that moment, I finally realized why it was only in milliliters! It was a beaker! I had bought a beaker, without even realizing it! 
I'm having a hard time processing that I own a beaker and it's still quite embarrassing. 

Off to go and figure out "what in the world" I am going to do with a beaker,
-'- Jewel

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Stop, Shoot & Jog

Tuesday evening, was absolutely beautiful weather and our family went on a walk. I brought my camera along to get some pictures for my photography assignment. The "walk" for me became; stop, shoot the shot, and jog to catch up. :)

(I was not trespassing when I took this ;))

Such a relaxing walk!
-'- Jewel

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Thrift Store Score - Vintage Snack Set

Lately, I have been finding vintage snack sets at thrift stores. At really good prices, like $1.99 a set good prices. 

I have a weak spot for snack sets. As of this post, I have five different snack sets and a total of eight snack sets!

Want to see them? Scroll down!

Vintage Snack Set by Anchor Hocking

This is by far my one of my favorite finds! (Right next to my Pfaltzgraff Dishware) I found three sets of "Vintage Snack Sets" by Anchor Hocking at the Goodwill in Boone, Iowa. 

I adore this pattern!

I remember wanting to go to every ladies brunch, at church, because you got to use "the grape tea sets." It's was such a magical feeling, carefully carrying your heavy plate to the table. 
I can't wait to recreate that feeling someday at my own brunches!

Homestead Snack Set

This is called the "Homestead" snack set, made by Federal Glass Company founded in 1900! Although, the snack set was probably produced around the 1950's.

The design is simple but elegant. The plate has leaves etched out of the bottom with a tea cup.

My set has four cups and three plates.  

Informal Snack Set

I call this the "Watermelon snack set", it looks a lot like watermelon to me. 

It's a rectangular shaped plate with droplets that are raised on the bottom. Interestingly, the cup's droplets are raised on the inside. 

Orchard Crystal Party Set

And another snack set!

I call this the "Pickle set". Don't look at me weird, Mom has a relish dish that resembles it.  

It has ridges on the bottom and spheres as handles. 

This set is crystal. 

Sadly, it is missing a cup.

Anchorglass Serva-Snack Set

TaMera and I were waiting for Mom to get out of her hair appointment, we went to Goodwill to look around. On the bottom shelf here was this snack set, the price tag was $1.99. 

But it was yellow! Yellow is my favorite color.
(Okay, that doesn't have to do with the story, but, now you know.) 

Yellow was that week's tag color. Anything over ninety-nine cents with a yellow tag was 1/2 off! Making this snack set ninety-seven cents! 

I love this design, it's so elegant! 

Unfortunately, there are only three plates.

And that's that! Do you have any collections that started all because you found something for a good price? I want to hear about them! No matter how crazy or boring! 
Just leave a comment, telling your story!

-'- Jewel
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