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Saturday Morning Yard Sale Scores

August 18, 2012

So, there are two bins of food scraps to be composted, what’s rapidly becoming a mountain of dishes and other cooking paraphernalia in the kitchen sink, and two loads of laundry to be taken to the laundromat. Yet here I sit, writing this post instead! Professional of me, no? Or maybe dedicated is the adjective you were thinking of? (I’ll settle on Destester of Housework and call  it a day)

What I want to share with you are my kitchen-related finds at this morning’s yard sales.

Of course, frequenting yard sales- as well as flea markets, thrift stores, and the like- do require a love of the odd, the old, and the imperfect. I think the following three items fall under all of these categories. Plus, they were $0.5o each! Joy of joys!

Saturday Morning Yard Scales - Sweet and Savoring

Maybe they’re not meant for the kitchen at all. Knife-thing may in fact be a torture device.

I’m thinking maybe the knife might be used for some type of meat preparation? I’ve no idea, as I have not eaten red meat since 1996, and since I was a mere 14 at the time, have thus never prepared red meat myself. Do you guys have any ideas? Here’s a close-up of the tip:

Saturday Morning Yard Scales - Sweet and Savoring

Over on the right side of the first picture is a vintage  pastry blender, which we will no doubt find uses for once baking season starts again:

Saturday Morning Yard Scales - Sweet and Savoring

And the last tool, a spring-loaded, stainless steel…chopper? Is it specifically for vegetables? Fruit? Dough? I’m not sure.

Saturday Morning Yard Scales - Sweet and Savoring

But how quirky it is! I shall hereby turn it into my most useful new kitchen tool!

 

Do you have any supercool secondhand finds you’d like to share? Or kitchen tools for which you can’t find a use? Or perhaps you’d like to pass on a pastry recipe so I can use my obviously necessary new pastry blender? I’d love to hear from you!

Hope your Sunday is a savory one 🙂

Life itself is the proper binge. -Julia Child

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  • Deb R August 19, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    Yes!! The red-handled “thingie” is a chopper, and I would think for veggies, You guessed it, I have one, too! It needs to be where you’ll remember to take it out and use it, not packed away like mine. The knife is very interesting…perhaps for making filets? I will check with my knife master on that one!

  • Sue August 19, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    …And now you have a pastry blender!

    • Christy August 19, 2012 at 6:06 pm

      Yes, I wonder what we’ll use it for first…?

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