Sunday, April 22, 2012

Stuff I Thrifted To Sell But Ended Up Keeping For Myself #1

About a year ago, I was wandering around the thrift store looking for stuff to list in my Etsy shop (of course, that's just my excuse for indulging my thrift obsession when I should be doing other stuff instead) when I happened to look down at this gem.  At first I didn't know what it was, but then I turned it around and saw 'CAKE' emblazoned across the front.
I didn't really like it.
The colors were too boring and the font on the front was so stolid.  It was missing the hint of whimsy that usually catches my eye when I'm thrifting.
But I thought somebody else might like it, so I sat there debating whether it was worth the bother for $5.  Eventually, reluctantly, I lugged it up to the register and bought it.
It sat on my kitchen table for weeks, and I glanced at it every time I passed.  Little by little it started to grow on me.
I imagined baking cakes in it: colorful, fluffy, round cheerful cakes.
The box itself: simple, serious, square, utilitarian.
There's just something intriguing about the juxtaposition of those two very different things.

Now it lives on my cookbook shelf with a few other vintage goodies:


And here it is in a bit better lighting (with a cameo by my new 1979 Taylor & Ng Animates mug :)


So, I fell in love with it.  It's my very favorite thing in my kitchen.  It even sometimes get to come to work with me, holding cupcakes.  But mostly I just enjoy looking at it and daydreaming about what I'll bake next ;)

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Oh hello :)
Let me tell you a little about myself.
My name is Melissa.  
I'm a college student in Tucson, Arizona, majoring in Biochemistry.  
I've been vegan for 3 years and I love to cook all sorts of tasty vegan stuff. 
I work a rad literary day job, which is perfect for a bookworm like me. 
I have bright purple hair, but who knows what color I'll dye it next.
I can often be found at the thrift shop digging through the housewares.
I sell some of the vintage goodies I find on Etsy.
(Although I end up keeping more of them than I should!)
I love to knit, draw, take pictures, and other artsy things.
I am fascinated with plants and would love to have a garden, but I have the 'black thumb'.
I am a bit of an activist- feminism and environmentalism primarily, but I won't be posting about that very often here.
What I will be posting is vegan food porn and recipes, fun thrift stories, and occasional random tidbits from my life.
Nice to meet you and thanks for reading :)