Thursday, April 20, 2006
this morning i left the house clutching a folded piece of paper - a treasure map! - a full list of garage and estate sale addresses. it's finally spring, and my favorite lazy weekday activity is back, signaling the end to snow tires and tightly-buttoned coats.
thrifting here is mostly a seasonal treat; we have a handful of goodwills and salvation army shops, but the real treasure is found among the church rummage sales and spread across sprawling suburban lawns. it's open season, and it's going to be a good one. how do i know? on today's first real outing i came across a copy of fannie farmer's baking book - i've been hoping to find one; the peanut butter cookies are divine - complete with tucked-in notes in shaky handwriting from the previous owner. things like, 'very good - use 1 1/2 bananas instead'.
what's better than baking advice from the great beyond? having also found a retro snack set upon which to serve it all.
do you thrift in seasons? where do you have the best luck?