Saturday, July 31, 2010
Road Trip to King Arthur Flour and Refrigerator Boxes
This morning started with a visit to an antique show at the Washington County Fairgrounds. I'm on the lookout for old-fashioned refrigerator boxes, the precursors to Tupperware and Rubbermaid. There are a lot of reasons why I prefer these old kitchen relics, but mainly it is because I don't like reheating food in plastic in the microwave. Glass is a much better alternative. It doesn't stain and you know it's clean. Besides, these are prettier and food is easily identified through the glass. No more chemistry experiments under those plastic lids! Once I found my refrigerator box (limited myself to one this time) we had a good time exploring the fair grounds for little treasures. Katie and Bill bought Henry a kid-sized rocking chair, in great shape. It looks like maple and it has a Windsor back. My big find on the way out of the show was two Welch's grape jelly jar glasses with Winnie the Pooh images on the outside. We had those glasses when my kids were little -- ours had Flintstones characters. I just loved those and still have two that are perfect for a small serving of orange juice.
My Saturday evening will be spent dog-sitting Hayden the bloodhound, and later I'll do some baking (of course). Hope your weekend is off to a good start and that you have a chance to relax and enjoy the end of July and the beginning of August!
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