We are having an Open House at our house this Saturday. One of the things that I have been looking for is a punch bowl. You know, this is not something that you keep on hand. Especially when you have been full time RVer's for a couple of years before you go back to "sticks and bricks" a little over a year ago. Dan and I are slowly getting things together again to entertain with. When you live in a thirty-eight foot 5th wheel you just don't have room for a punch bowl (but to tell you the truth - I didn't have a punch bowl BEFORE we moved into the RV).
Well, I thought that I would be able to borrow a punch bowl for the Open House this weekend. However, even though I put out a S.O.S. to my friends around our neighborhood - it didn't seem that anyone around had one. My mom had even given the one she had away. I was really starting to panic. I have to say that my DSIL's mother did say that I could borrow her punch bowl, but it belonged to her grandmother - and I was just scared to death that something would happen to it. I just would NEVER forgive myself if it was broken. (I have told you about the one time I borrowed something valuable before, right?)
I had come to the conclusion that I was just going to have to buy a BIG bowl and just make due. Until this morning. Dan and I started to go to the grocery store to pick up the last minute details for the party when we saw a "garage sale" sign. Lately we just can't seem to resist a garage sale even though, most of the time, we don't buy anything.
Imagine my surprise when I spied this -------------------
Now, it didn't look like this when I saw it. It was filthy! But I saw the potential and I knew that it would work for my Open House. It didn't have the ladle or any cups, but that's okay - I really didn't want them anyway. I walked over to it and looked at it - and almost fainted when I saw the price - twenty-five cents.
Yep, you read that right $.25.
T W E N T Y - F I V E C E N T S !!!!!
Such a deal! I am so excited.
I brought that sucker home, washed it up and set it up on the buffet. I think it is going to work out just perfect.
What do you think?