Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Kitchen Bargains

The kitchen is probably my favorite room in the house. I spend a lot of time there and I love to have everyone gathered at the table or around the breakfast bar. When it came time to spend my birthday money, I of course, spent some of it on things for the kitchen.

I bought this cute little rooster. I think he really spruces up my kitchen table and he was only $7.99 at TJ Maxx. I've been wanting a rooster for awhile, but they are usually so expensive.



I also bought a bamboo cutting board. I have two plastic cutting boards; one very small and one huge. I've been wanting a bamboo cutting board because they are so pretty, but also because they are harder than wood and resistant to bacteria. This one is a perfect medium size that will be useful for almost all of my chopping. It was also a TJ Maxx bargain at $9.99. Even the one at WalMart was more expensive than that!

I got a couple of books too (surprised? ha ha), but I'll have to tell you about those later. I'm off to watch Bobby play in a band contest (he has a solo). Both books are really cute and one was written by a very sweet lady who is a blogger and comments here occasionally. Can you believe a published author has commented here? I can't!

See you soon!

Love,

14 comments:

Susan said...

I love your rooster and new cutting board! I've got lots of those too!;D

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

I love the rooster.

Yesterday I found an old fashioned potato masher at Goodwill, in perfect condition except the finish was worn from the wood handle.

It made me wonder about the mother or grandmother who used it so much.

Isn't it wonderful to spend time in the kitchen?

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

I really like the rooster what a wonderful find. Useful tip about bamboo board.
Isabelle x

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

I really like your roster, but I LOVE the placemat underneath it. It looks like a Waverly fabric...pretty!! :)

Anne said...

You like roosters? I have a large glass rooster (filled with pickled veggies) that I got for my wedding- and I don't want it, but I can't throw it away! Let me know if you would like it, I can send you a picture- :) It might go nicely in your kitchen.

Kimberly said...

I have an absolutely beautiful rooster, i think he would match your decor so well. He is chocolate brown with a touch of red, and teal green. The only downside is he starts crowing at 3:00a.m.

~~Deby said...

I too love things for my kitchen..I was at some Thrift shops today and got a lovely milkglass/hobnail pitcher...I was so excited and only $4.99....
TJ Maxx....Marshall's--even Ross'--wonderful places for the little things that make a house a home..
deby
btw...I have been using Bamboo cooking utensils....working great

50s Housewife said...

Susan, thank you! Aren't those cutting boards handy? :)

Brenda, I have a rolling pin that I bought at an estate sale that I feel the same way about. I wonder whose grandma used it and how many pie crusts did she roll out with it?

Isabelle, thank you! I'm enjoying my cutting board so much already and it is much harder than a wooden board. I'm hoping it will last a good long time.

Amanda, I know, isn't it pretty? I got it at Dollar Tree for $1! Too bad it was the only one they had.

Anne, yes do send me a picture! Sounds so pretty!

Kimberley, you crack me up! I don't think I want a rooster that crows at 3 am! Thanks anyway! :)

Deby, I love Ross and TJ Maxx both. It's like treasure hunting to shop there. :)

klutzymama said...

Ooooh! I love your cutting board. And your rooster is too cute!
Fabulous birthday money purchases, in my opinion. ;-)

Jodee Leader said...

I love T.J. Maxx too! My husband does ALL of the cooking and I think he needs a bamboo cutting board! Thanks for the tip!

Tracey said...

Don't you love TJ Maxx.. I do!! Great Finds and really bargins for both. I really like your rooster and the color of your kitchen!!

Have No Fear Jeannie is Here said...

I really like that Rooster!... We dont have a TJ Maxx here but we have a Hobby Rob Me,..... oops I meant hobby lobby well I figure after you gone in there and spent money they gone and robbed ya of all ya had anyways......

Love your blog!

Lynn said...

You got some great birthday buys. I love roosters, too -- what is it about them that just seems so fun and festive?

Thanks for buying my book :) I'm so glad you're enjoying it. I think being a homemaker is such an important job, and it breaks my heart how it is so undervalued by our culture. I love what you said in a previous post, where your dad complimented you on your great kids, and you found yourself wanting to ask, "Well how do you think they got that way?!" It seems pretty obvious that all the love and time you pour into them bears tremendous fruit. Thanks for your blog; it is a treasure :)

jewelryandgiftsbyrebecca said...

I really like that rooster, I would not pick it up but I love it way it looks in that pic. I might have to make a trip to TJ Maxx soon????