Jan 23, 2010

Treasure Finding

I've finally moved into my suite and am now unpacking the remaining boxes and trying to find space for everything. Along the way, I've found the requisite number of "toss" and "giveaway" items, as well as a surprising number of funky things that I had forgotten I owned.

I seem to have a collection of ice cube trays. But not ice cube trays. There is not a cube to be found. There are trays with holes shaped like pumpkins, skulls, flowers and sticks. But no cubes. I will never be bored with an iced drink!


I also seem to have a rather ecclectic selection of tea pots. Everything from a huge 12 cup pot, to a small tea-for-one set.

I have hanging star lanterns in every colour of the rainbow.



And a collection of egg cups that I didn't know I had. One set even looks like the bottom half of a duck - sitting on funny webbed feet!

The best find though (so far) is a jar of Carrot Cake jam my friend brought me from a trip last summer that got pushed to the back of my cupboard and forgotten about. I can't wait to have this on a scone or bagel - yum!


Hopefully by Monday, I'll be back to some sort of schedule and a normal life again (whatever that is!) Tomorrow, my only task is to catch up on blog-reading! And perhaps finally get a good taste of that jam!




16 comments:

Emme Toaye said...

That's the only thing I like about moving, finding things I forgot I had. Enjoy!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I love crazy ice cube trays like that!

TMCPhoto said...

I used to have funky ice shape trays but I have no idea where they've got to.

I also have a star lantern too. Not an assorted collection which would be so cool for hanging in the big picture window from Samhain to Yule.

Hope you are feeling settled in!

halloween spirit said...

Interesting collections. I have one star lantern - a red one that I bought in Salem. No egg cups, no teapots, and only the mundane type of ice cube trays.

The jam sounds delicious!

Ryan Sutton said...

The ice cube trays are awesome.... Maybe something like that would inspire me to fill my own from time to time. I never seem to have ice when I need it. lol

Also dig the teapots!

inannasstar said...

1. I have that exact same star lantern in purple.

2. I MUST get some of those ice cube makers in cool shapes. My drinks are boring me to tears!

Congrats on your move! I'm unpacking from mine too and having a ball.

clairedulalune said...

How fantastic! I would love to see your collection of star lanterns! You have also given me inspiration due to your ice trays! They are cool!!

Stella Seaspirit said...

Oh Rue! I wish I lived close by so I could pop in to visit you, have a drink with an intriguing ice cube in and delight in your beautiful star lanterns :-) I only have one multi coloured one :-(

Mother's Moon's Message said...

what fun... I love the star lantern.. nice idea for a collection....moving is always an eye opening experience.... You never realize just how much stuff you have til then.

ONe PiNK FiSH said...

Don't you just love finding old treasures? You feel as though you have hit the lottery.

motheralice said...

I love finding goodies in my own stuff!! The ice trays sound fun, and being a bit of a spaz for teapots myself, those sound marvelous!

jaz@octoberfarm said...

house shopping can be so much fun and cheap too!

mxtodis123 said...

Glad you're settling in. It's work, but also fun unpacking and setting up your new place. Great collections you have. That star lantern is gorgeous.
Mary

Tery said...

That tea pot is awesome! It is fun to pack and unpack only to find our lost treasures!

faerwillow said...

~i have the EXACT star lantern...kind fun unpacking and getting settled finding treasures that had long been forgotten...happy home and wishing you much fun getting your new home as you wish it to be...brightest blessings~

Dede said...

So happy that you are in your new home and unpacking. Love the tea pot, but then I really like tea pots. How is it going with the new shop? It was gorgeous this weekend, but is getting cooler in the evenings again, down to thirty tonight. My body just doesn't like the cold any more, really makes it ache.

(((HUGS)))