Tag Archive | auction finds

Trip To The Thrift Store

Last week we checked out one of our local thrift stores (there are only 3 in two different cities). Usually we find some great stuff but this visit was disappointing. Most of the small things were gone for some reason, I mean completely removed. The shelves and everything. Not sure why.

But we did manage to search out a couple of old books that were quite interesting. When we go to yard sales this is one of the things that we always buy. The books have to be hard cover and from at least the early 1960s, or earlierdepending on the book.

The first two books were just below, classics.


The third book is something that I had never seen before anywhere – a sewing class text from 1922.


Anyway this is all we could find that day. Everything was 50% off so the total we spent was $5.

Great Vintage Yard Sale Find!

This great waffle maker is decades old and was found by Ernie’s mother at a yard sale ages ago. We use it regularly. Homemade waffles are definitely worth making if you can. Our recipe comes from by baba’s old cookbook from 1958.

Here is the recipe:

1-1/4 cup flour – we use all whole wheat flour as it works just as well

2 tsp baking power

1 cup milk

2 egg yolks beaten thick

4 tbsp melted fat

2 egg whites beaten stiff

First whip up the egg whites in a separate bowl. You can do this by hand (takes a bit longer), or by machine. Then whisk flour and BP together really well. Combine milk, egg yolks and fat and mix well. Pour wet mixture into dry and stir until just mixed (don’t over mix). Then FOLD in egg whites. Cook on waffle iron.

We double this recipe when we make it so we have some to freeze. These waffles are even better when toasted. Eat with butter, maple syrup, fruit, nuts or whatever you like.