Thursday, June 28, 2012

Winter Fare

On a cold Winter's day there's nothing yummier than a seafood pie served up in retro Pyrex :-)

Monday, June 25, 2012

Boozey Buys

I have been building up a nice little collection of glassware recently...

I LOVE these blue and gold highballs - 50 cents each at Vinnie's.

The rose motif is so pretty :-)

I mentioned these pretty wine glasses in my last post - $3 for the set.

A pair of fab champagne flutes - $1 each.

Gorgeous little shot glasses - 50 cents each.

And for my man - they may not be pretty but these Lowenbrau steins do have sentimental attachment, we have eaten at the Lowenbrau Keller in The Rocks here in Sydney ever since we first moved here back in 1999, their pork belly is to die for! I picked them up for $2 each in Vinnie's :-)

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Fave Flea

Twice a year a nearby Church runs a flea market which is one of my absolute favourite haunts for finding lovely things. The market held a few weeks ago was no exception...

A beautiful pie dish.

A pretty tin.

Elegant salad servers.

Yet another wire egg basket.

A beautiful Royal Doulton plate.

More Pyrex!

These wine glasses are so pretty, it's hard to see in the photo but the glass is slightly bubbled.

And a cute, retro lamp.

The grand total for all these items was $15.50!

My boys always eagerly await my return from this particular market as I usually bring home pressies for them. This time was no exception - puzzles, Star Wars glow in the dark ships and Clone Wars walkie-talkies. Everyone's a winner :-)

Monday, June 4, 2012


It's no secret to those who know me that I LOVE Nigella Lawson! I have a collection of her DVDs and watching them is the only thing that makes ironing bearable. Her recipes are so achievable (and yum) and it's so nice to watch somebody enjoy the food they make just as much as I do :-)

Nigella has a lovely collection of kitchenware, the range is called "Living Kitchen" and while her products are widely available in the UK, there is only one retailer that sells them here in Australia (at hugely inflated prices).

I refuse, on principle, to pay rip-off Australian prices on products that cost a fraction overseas (don't get me started), so even though I have been longing for a lovely Nigella bread bin for ages there was no way I was paying the Aussie RRP of $189! Then last week, one came up on eBay for pickup only in a suburb about 15 minutes away. I couldn't believe it when I won it for $51!!! It was out of the packaging but barely used!

Isn't it lovely...

Of course it's duck egg blue :-)

And I love how the lid doubles as a chopping board. Now I know I posted recently on my own little DIY bread bin, and that still has pride of place on my kitchen worktop, but in a house with three little boys who love bagels, croissants and bread so much, 2 bread bins isn't excessive is it?

Here are another couple of Nigella scores from previous posts...

A pair of cups and saucers that retail at $89 for $2 at a car boot sale.

And a lovely cookie jar that retails for $49 for $3 in Vinnie's.

Now if I could only pick up her beautiful cake dome for a few dollars somewhere ;-)