Friday, July 11, 2008

Big Bowl, Little Bowl, Big Mistake.....

So today I had a happy thrift expedition with Pat. She got loads of books and a great tea towel. I found, first, the big bowl. It weighs a ton, is extra large and has seashells all over it. Seafood salad at a party? Pasta salad on surf and turf night? Great deal. Then I found the little bowl which didn't photograph too well, but it has fleur d'lis and pressed roses all around it! It is beautiful. And the little one was only $1.00. Katie loves all things French, and cranberry sauce, so I guess this is going to be how I serve her holiday sauce. Then the mistake.

I am almost out of gas. I think I have to call Triple A soon if I don't get gasoline. I go to a Citgo and the pumps will not reset or read my card. I'm flustered, so I leave, drive five miles and find a Hess which would have been perfect ($4.01????) but realize, I left my gas cap at Citgo. So I put some gas in the car and drive five miles back north and - no gas cap at the station. So, it's somewhere on US1. I look. Nowhere to be found. So now it's time for a trip to Napa Auto Parts, which, luckily, had my gas cap for a mere $6.37. I'm happy about this, but it sucked the joy out of my thrifty bargains. Oh well. I never have done that before, zoomed off in a huff and left the gas cap on the trunk. Live and learn. Nice bowls though.....

2 comments:

Kim H. said...

Sorry about your gas cap! LOVE the bowls! The one with the sea shells is mine favorite!

Linda B said...

They had a giant, like 18 in. diameter round tray that matched the shell bowl. I have at least twenty trays, some of which I will never use, but still kick myself for not getting that also. Do you do that? Leave something behind and regret it later? I mean, it was $3.00. What was I thinking?

Thanks for your comment. Keep up the happy thrifting.

Linda