Some things of note:
In the Julie and Julia vein, Carol is cooking the French Laundry cookbook. I'm a total Keller disciple, and think this is great.
There was a set of Town & Country bowls at the Goodwill last week, but I chose to lug home beer instead.
Two California thrifts, the Robin's Nest in San Clemente, and the Well in the Desert in Palm Springs, are closing. It will be interesting to see, as rents escalate, what stores will last and what won't. Will we be left with the thrift equivalent of Wal-Mart, Target, and Kmart?
Urban Renewals, June 15, 2007.
Ann Taylor Cashmere Sweater, $3.99.
Man, I used to be cool, and now I buy Ann Taylor things. Indie cred, where did you go? *weeps*
This sweater has seen little use, and I'm going to unravel it and use the yarn for something else.
Culinary Arts Institute Encyclopedic Cookbook, Ruth Berlozheimer, Ed., $1.99.
We all like the CAI booklets. This is in amazing condition! No splatters, smells, or warping. The 1950 edition. I can only hope the same for me when I'm sixty-seven.
Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook, $1.99.
Not one, not two, but three of these were at UR, all priced differently. Weird. Fron 1951.
Aprons, aprons, aprons. I recently did an inventory of my aprons and the number is a little...Collyer-esque. Work aprons, house aprons, this place is full of them.
Much to the consternation of friends and co-workers, I have decided to wear an apron as part of my daily ensemble. So far, I've been complimented by postal workers, a bus driver, a Central Square crazy, and three old ladies.
Nifty things seen:
Old Jantzen Bathing Suit, $5.99.
A cute hipster girl had this in her cart, and was kind enough to let me photograph it. Hi, Kara! I hope all your bathing beauty dreams come true.