Happy St. Patrick's Day! This last weekend, my Mister and I went on a thrifty date day, and I saw this dutch oven. I snagged it right away and opened the lid very slowly. Most of the time, when you do find dutch ovens, the enamel is in poor condition on the bottom. What I saw was glorious:
TA-DAAA! It was perfect! I couldn't believe it. It said "Belgium" on the lid, but I didn't know much else, except that the graphics were just SOOOO cool. I carried my treasure around the store for the remainder of our trip...but then my old thrift store mentality started to kick in. It was $29.95, and this particular thrift does NOT mark down. They even have signs that say "Don't Ask"! I know what you're thinking- $29.95 is a great price for something like this, and- you're right! But I still felt like it was too much...and so I put it down. That was Saturday. Sunday morning, after staying up way too late, and factoring in the time change (and that we had to be at church at 9:00am (REAAALLY feeling like 8am!), I woke up and the first thing out of my mouth was "That was STUPID!!" Ha. Am I the only one that does this??!! It's like buyer's remorse, but backwards. And it happens to me frequently. This thrift is closed on Sundays. Monday, I didn't go. But Tuesday, I ventured in, and- against all odds- there it was, in all it's glory, sitting on the shelf waiting for me!!! I did some looking up when I got home, and saw that it is Descoware, made in Belgium. It is what Julia Childs not only cooked with but highly endorsed- even over Le Creuset! Wow....cool! I love it for it's cute little graphic-y figures of foodie substance:
I love the handles, too- that they are textured. It's a fun and functional detail. I need to find something I can safely clean the outside with- I washed it, but it has some grimy stains. Any ideas?
And this was just the beginning of the jackpot we found that day. As we were walking up to the second thrift store with our bags from the first, I spotted in the window flashes of the Spring Blossom Pyrex pattern! We had to check our bags first, so Sophia gave me her bags, and while I was waiting to check the bags, she started the roundup. Are you ready for this????
|Can't pinch me today!!|