August 2016 - This past school year was my 20th year of teaching and I spent the summer celebrating my milestone. My mom gave me a diamond ring that my Aunt Mildred had worn and I decided that the Staub tomato dish was my own reward to myself. The price for Staub casserole dishes is high for a teacher. However, by sheer luck I walked into the Sur La Table in Kansas City the day they had one on the 65% off shelf. Below is the picture of my new baby.
Wichita, April 2016 - I took a long weekend just to do foodie adventures in Wichita and I discovered many treasures including the Spice Merchant where they were selling their own coffee but also this coffee apron (like I need another one). They were also selling diner ware from restaurants that have closed. I loved the green and white because it reminds me of my alma mater Delta State University! The aperitif glasses were in an antique store at Mead and Douglas.
I found these copper molds at The Paramount, a huge antique mall on Kellogg Ave in Wichita. Total price: $12.
I bought my first tea cozy at the Spice Merchant in Wichita because I want to have a tea party at some point and I've always wanted a tea cozy! I bought the silicon mold to make a Jell-O mold for a Space Age party I have in the back of my mind. I bought another crock pot because I'm addicted to crock pots and owning 7 already wasn't enough.
December 2015 - Pryde's in Kansas City is paradise for food nerds. Go there now! I went there over Christmas break and nearly fainted. These are the only things I bought. For now. I also went to Sur La Table (pictured below also) and bought some Christmas goodies! And one more picture below that? I finally bought a fry daddy. I'm Southern for goodness sake. I've lived long enough without one of these things. I plan to make fried pickles first. And the pie crust cutters? I plan to get really fancy next Christmas.
It's candy corn, people. It's a Halloween decoration too. I had to have this for our home in Dodge City. I love Lori Mitchell figurines.