Monday, July 27, 2009
Meet Hidalgo, the newest member of our bike family.
Now, I know what you're thinking, how many bikes do they need? Well, I need one. And John needs one. And our guests could use at least one.
That's where this little feller comes in. I'm not sure why, but I got it in my head that a folding bike is the perfect guest bike. I mean, it FOLDS up! It's not going to be in the way or anything. And if I want to bring a bike home or something, I have this little guy.
He fits in my trunk. He's surprisingly well kept, hardly used by his former owners (who also had a twin of his for sale). And he has 3 speeds with an internally geared hub. And a coaster brake that I need to practice on.
Did I mention his inaugural ride was to go pick up a pizza? That's right, Hidalgo is capable of great feats.
So now you all can come to my apartment and ride my bikes. It'll be grand.
Saturday, July 11, 2009
When I was younger, my mom had this ugly brown bowl. I mean....I hated it. Why would you want to eat out of something brown? That was my logic as a kid.
Well, as it turns out, my mom was onto something with that brown bowl. It was Pyrex and it was classic and I would love to have it now. But not brown.
Thanks to the internet and garage sales, my dream can become a reality! Lately I've been obsessed with vintage housewares and things that are Danish Modern and very 1960s. Or 50s. Or 70s. I'm not sure which decade it is that I like.
A few weekends ago I stumbled across a fantastic butter yellow Pyrex dish with a warming tray at a garage sale. I have no real use for it, but I had to have it. It fits the mental image I have of my ideal home.
One great place to find a hidden treasure is Etsy. My advice is to be careful though. Always message a seller before making a purchase if you're at all uneasy about something.
Don't just assume something is junk based on the quality of the picture or the low price. Sometimes people who take bad pictures don't know how great the item is that they have on their hands and you can get a great deal! And sometimes the pictures in a store can really draw you in even though the item isn't actually as great as the photography makes it seem.
So if you're in the market for a casserole dish or serving tray and you haven't come across it at your local garage sales, check Etsy. But if you find anything Avocado Green...send me a link. I just love that stinking color.