Thursday, August 20, 2015

Measure and Serve

I went to an estate sale and got three items, each for $1, for a total of $3. First I got this small 8-foot long tape measure. I thought it was cute and liked the design on the front. I’ve been wanting a tape measure for a while since it’s a useful tool—and because it’s so small, I can easily carry it with me if I want to measure an item at a thrift store or estate sale.

I got this metal serving spoon; I like the little grip lines on the handle that add some comfort and stability when holding it.

Finally I got measuring cups in that oh-so-popular 1970s yellow. For many years I hated this color, but over time I’ve grown to appreciate a wider range of colors. If I’d been given a choice of colors, I would not have selected this yellow, but as I didn’t have a choice, I can live with it. I love that the measuring cups are stackable and I like that the numbers are raised rather than inked on (since ink can deteriorate over time). And it’s a complete set: ¼, 1/3, ½, 2/3, ¾ and 1 cup. I think the design is interesting (with the indent in the handle) because it’s different than the smooth flat handles of many newer measuring cups.

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