Monday, July 17, 2017

A Dillar A Dollar


a diller
a dollar
sales
that make you
holler

Lame rhyme I know...  I just made it up off the top of my head.  But the excitement is far from lame!



I picked up these sweet after the 4th of July items on clearance plus 30% off at Kohls on Saturday.  I've actually two of the corn cob sets and four of the red burger basket sets.  They were both regularly $7.99 each and I paid less than $2 each.

The corn cob sets I was mainly buying for the little cob skewers but my husband liked the corn trays.  He said he had them when he was young.  I've never seen them before.  He said he liked them because you could just put butter in the dish and roll your corn around in it.

The red burger baskets are what I am excited about.   I've included another picture of them so you can see how deep they are.  They will be perfect for sandwiches and such when the grandchildren visit.  It is a lot more fun eating out of these rather than a plain old plate.

I guess my plates really aren't old or plain ~ the ones for the grandchildren anyway.  I should write a post about all the special little place settings I've bought over the years (on sale, of course) for the grands.  I am tempted to use them myself!

Do you have fond memories of burger baskets and/or corn cob trays?

12 comments:

  1. I love burger baskets. They remind me of a company picnic I went to when I was really young. Good deals!

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    1. Chrissy, what fun! I remember one company picnic when I was a child. I think that is the first time I tasted BBQ hamburgers. Yum!

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  2. Hi Gina~

    What great bargains, I love a good sale! I have never seen corn holders, but I have some little skewers for my corn cobs. Of course I love the baskets, they remind me of the 60's when all the burgers were served in them. Remember going to an actual, drive-in, and having them put those cute trays on the window? A&W was the best! The frosted mugs were wonderful! Your little grands will love these fun baskets!

    Hugs and Love,
    Barb

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    1. Barb, I do remember A&W drive-in. I always wondered if the trays ever fell out of the window??? I'm looking forward to all the grands being together after Christmas!

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  3. I love these, Gina, they remind me of the old fashioned burger and ice-cream stands we used to go to as kids. Every once in a while you can find a place that still serves them this way. The corn holders are genius! I usually sacrifice a whole stick of butter for corn rolling - but these are so much better. I love that you collect sweet serving dishes for your grandchildren, too. xx K

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    1. Karen, those old fashioned burger places were the best. I will never forget one particular one - it will make an interesting blog post so I won't spoil it now. xo

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  4. The grands will enjoy those Gina. When my kiddos were toddlers I purchased every seasonal plate Target offered. Now we tend to use paper plates. In fact, I gave all my seasonal plates to Charles and Nancy so that Audrey could enjoy them.

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    1. Arlene, I seldom go to Target. I mostly find mine on clearance on the Pottery Barn Kids website. Only clearance. Their full prices make me want to say the F word! xo

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  5. Oh Gina, I love your bargains! I would enjoy eating out of those darling baskets myself. I have sets of dishes that I bought for my grandchildren, too.

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    1. Kitty, I'd love to see your sweet dishes! I do enjoy seeing all your baking with your grandchildren posts! xx

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  6. I like the corn cob trays, perfect to keep your corn contained there and that way the butter and salt and pepper I put on my corn doesn't get on my other food items, yep, I am a fussy eater and don't like my food all going into each other :)

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    1. Connie, your comment made me think of those old fashioned TV dinners in the foil trays. I liked the little compartments!

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We all have our “good old days” tucked away inside our hearts, and we return to them in dreams like cats to favorite armchairs. ~ B. Carter