This week I’m hosting the RevGals Friday Five!
This weekend, our church is have a “Rummage Sale and Tea” event. The “rummage” part of course is of donated furniture, clothing, books and toys, or as some call it “Trash or Treasure.” (I think some of you call it “a jumble sale.”) The “tea” is an opportunity for those who don’t want (or shouldn’t) buy anything to still drop in and visit. It’s going to be a fun community event.
To get ready for this, I’ve been doing some sorting of things I don’t/won’t/can’t use to pass along to someone else. I also made a batch of Tea Tassies as part of the tea refreshments. All of this preparation birthed this week’s Friday Five!
1. TREASURE: What is the best thing you’ve ever found at a rummage sale? Was it a bargain or just something you’ve longed for but couldn’t afford?
I found a couple of Sebatier cooking knives. They are still in use.
2. TRASH: What is an item you couldn’t WAIT to donate to a sale like this, and then were surprised that someone not only bought it, they were so excited to have?
Ah… The world’s ugliest casserole dish!!! It was given to us as a wedding present. It was handmade from clay. The lid did not fit and it was an ugly puce-green-with-splotches. World’s. Ugliest. And someone bought it…
3. BUDGET: How disciplined are you at these kinds of events? Can you stick to a budget, or do you empty your wallet?
I am much better now! When I was looking for kids’ clothes I would buy a lot… A ALOT more than I needed.
4. TAKE IT AWAY: What’s something you’d gladly donate right this minute if I would just come pick it up?
We have what the kids call “the compromise couch”. It isn’t that pretty a color. It’s OK to sit on, but the fabric is “itchy”. It is heavy yet it isn’t a sofa bed.
5. TEA: Do you have a favorite tea? Or a special teapot? Tell us more!
I’m actually not much of a tea drinker… So I will be interested in what you might have to share. I do know that there are many good teas in my house! Here’s our “tea drawer”!
BONUS: Share a recipe that you think would be divine for a tea.
Tea tassies, of course!