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This Official Everything Is Okay Alarm

We're fine, yes, for those of you who aren't on Teh Twittermajob or Teh Instagramamajig and therefore missed my HOURS LONG, hurricane-related, compulsive-shopping bender, during which I purchased approximately four dozen mismatched pieces of vintage Depression and Indiana glass, because apparently I am That Person now, That Person Who Collects Mismatched Vintage Glass And Gets Like, Scary Into It. 

OMG PLATES OMG BOWLS OMG CANDLEHOLDERS HOLY SHIT IT'S A GODDAMN CREAMER OMG.

A warning to anyone contemplating spending the holidays with us: I am now obligated to cook approximately 35 different side dishes, including stuff that will fit in a "pickle dish" or "celery plate."

(That aren't, like, plain pickles or celery. BECAUSE THAT WOULD BE WEIRD.)

(Not weird: Anything else I just typed.)

(Shutit.)

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(It runs in the family.)

The kids slept in the basement, just to be safe. Although technically I should say they "slept" but only a little, after several hours of a live re-enactment of Beyond Thunderdome II: The Lost Tribe of Stir-Crazies. 

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(I'm technically supposed to be "reviewing" the Furby for a holiday gift thing, but Noah won't let me put batteries in it because he's afraid it will grow up mean. The Furby 2012: it's an attractive yet vaguely creepy paperweight!)

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Meanwhile, Giant Ikea Carrot kept Ike company in the Pack-n-Play. 

Anyway, that's about all that's happening here. Our power is on, our cars and house are undamaged, our streets are full of leaves but no flooding, and I am really, REALLY hoping I can send a couple certain children back to school tomorrow because really. Enough togetherness. It's time for me to spend some quality time trolling eBay and Etsy for the perfect vintage soup tureen. 

I hope everybody else reading fared similarly, and that y'all are okay and fine and up to your usual weirdness too.

 

Comments

twinmamateb

So I have to ask- what color? My mom & I have my grandmothers collection of blue Depression glass. My downfall is vintage Pyrex.

Durga

So glad you are all safe.

Amalah

@twinmamateb I go for a mix: the amber Depression glass, black-amethyst LE Smith stuff (my absolute fave), purple Hazel Atlas, and the darker green Indiana glass from the 60s. I kinda love a mismatched table of funky colors mixed with plain white dishes.

I HAD a bunch of different amber, pink and green Depression glass from my grandmother, but almost all of it broke save for two or three things when we stupidly put it in a poorly-hung wall cabinet. :(

Whozat

So glad to hear you have power. It seems that you usually don't in these situations!

We're all good here in Central PA, too. Friends and neighbors have minor damage and power out, but we're good.

Whew!

Chi

So glad you're all doing okay!

Rachel

I'll pay you $1 if you show Noah the movie "Gremlins" while he is holding the Furby.

Okay. I won't that's just mean. But I could never trust a Furby after seeing that movie.

Kim The Avid Reader

I'm now obsessed with seeing all the glass stuff... blog post please!

Kim The Avid Reader

I'm now obsessed with seeing all the glass stuff... blog post please!

sarah

My hubby was perplexed about why I was busy on my on-line stores all day yesterday instead of freaking the freak out about the end of the world. I just KNEW there would be lovelies doing some serious on-line shopping and I HAD to add more to my stores!

I was never into vintage until I started selling it and now I'm additcted!! None of the glass you were buying up, but lots of other cool stuff. I;ll refrain from posting my store site in the comments, but iyou caqn access them from my website linked to my name.. Hope that's at least a little less obnoxiouis!

Glad you survived the storm!!

sarah

My hubby was perplexed about why I was busy on my on-line stores all day yesterday instead of freaking the freak out about the end of the world. I just KNEW there would be lovelies doing some serious on-line shopping and I HAD to add more to my stores!

I was never into vintage until I started selling it and now I'm additcted!! None of the glass you were buying up, but lots of other cool stuff. I;ll refrain from posting my store site in the comments, but iyou caqn access them from my website linked to my name.. Hope that's at least a little less obnoxiouis!

Glad you survived the storm!!

Laura S

Funny you mention celery and pickle plates...clearly, my grandparents are a product of that era. Every family function/major meal was not complete without the divided plate with pickles, olives, and stuffed celery. In case you need a 50's style stuffed celery recipe, chop a handful or two of jarred green olives, add them to a block of softened cream cheese, and mix. Add more olives or olive juice to taste, and stuff into celery. Mmm, classy. It's not thanksgiving without it!

Laura S

Funny you mention celery and pickle plates...clearly, my grandparents are a product of that era. Every family function/major meal was not complete without the divided plate with pickles, olives, and stuffed celery. In case you need a 50's style stuffed celery recipe, chop a handful or two of jarred green olives, add them to a block of softened cream cheese, and mix. Add more olives or olive juice to taste, and stuff into celery. Mmm, classy. It's not thanksgiving without it!

Jesabes

Glad you're all OK! Keep us updated on the tureen. Obviously.

Amy M.

I'm glad you're okay.

I find that giant carrot just as menacing as the Furby, though.

Wendy

Ha ha ha that furby story made me laugh so hard. .. furby's are kinda creepy anyway.

Lis

Noah's onto something with the Furby's.

Super Sarah

So I'm new to this blogg-y world, and I'm pretty sure I love it. Which is why I'm going to admit the following: I had NO IDEA depression-era glass was a thing! I own a cherished collection of 6 blue-rimmed hand-blown Mexican glass that I found at the Goodwill several years ago. I thought this was as good as it got and now I learn there's MORE out there? Gaaaah! Hmmm, come to think of it, this bigger-than-I-thought glass collection world is not unlike the blogosphere... So thanks for sharing!

Dawn

Of course, I had to google both of those types of glass and I got really teary-eyed when I came across a particular item. I grew up playing with (I was a weird kid.. used to play "cooking show" with water, toilet paper, and random bowls) a certain bowl that I actually found on Etsy! It's the small diamond-shaped Indiana glass candy dish. I never had a clue about what it was called, what it was, nothing. And naturally, I had to purchase it. I don't have anything from my childhood so this means so much. Thank you for educating me about glassware!! LOL

Mouse

Has Noah by any chance seen the episode of the Simpsons with the Furbys? Because that is what we thought of here when we saw that they're back. (We also live by the belief that all things can be tied back to the Simpsons--something you can clearly relate with, given your title.)

El

OMG - Love the carrot!

Furbys are creepy.

Glad you all are safe, even if the kiddos are going stir-crazy and driving you to the brink of insanity!

Arnebya

I am fine now, but the week hours between Sunday and Monday had me in a freakishly scary frenzy. All the Oreos. Gone. HOW DID THAT HAPPEN SO QUICKLY? And why did it happen along with all the fruit, the cheese, the chips, chicken/potatoes/bread/Smarties and most of the goddamn popcorn?

Never lost power (all hail the Pepco Gods that I did NOT say nasty things about before the storm. Wasn't me), no flooding, no other damage (except to my fragile psyche because come ON! 3:00 a.m. is the perfect Oreo hour but also a prime time to murder one's husband who bought disgusting candy corn Oreos and thought AS IF that I would partake of them).

Thinking about all those who aren't able to say the same though. Friends in NY are in a bad way.

Arnebya

Wee hours, dammit.

Amy in StL

My mom is always buying me weird pieces of depression glass. I have a green thing that might be a celery dish if google images is correct and a pink piece that is a pickle dish. I also have an ashtray that has two circular parts, a weird fan shaped thingy that might be a vase and a weird thing that is shaped like a ladle but has a flat bottom instead of a round spoon. Any idea what these are?

Carolyn

So glad to hear that you and your family are all ok. It sounds like you were totally prepared with your pre-hurricane shopping. Never know when you may need to host a dinner party during a storm!

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