Thursday, June 7, 2012

There's a goldmine in my kitchen cabinets

Earlier this week, my mom and stepdad came down to visit and they brought me a bunch of things that my grandma (who moved last weekend), didn't need anymore. It was awesome, because most of the things I didn't have yet, like dishes, pots, pans, and a kitchen table (itty bitty as it may be).

We were opening up the boxes and it was like a blast from the past. Maybe green wasn't the best color choice for my kitchen walls.

My "new" mixing bowls

You KNOW you want to come over and have some gravy out of this guy.


So, my plan was to take the pieces that I'll use and donate the rest to Goodwill (I mean, let's face it, I won't ever be using a butter dish, and I already have nice salt and pepper shakers. Yes, this set came with matching salt and pepper shakers. Two sets, to be exact).

Later that night I was perusing Etsy, as I sometimes do, and made some shocking discoveries.

Check out how much my "vintage" mixing bowls are going for! Also, eight sets of cups and saucers for $80. Do you KNOW how many sets of these my grandma handed down to me?! When I got up the next morning, I decided to pack up the pieces that I am not adding to my kitchen and save them instead of donating them to Goodwill.

So, seriously, I think I've found the secret to making a ridiculous amount of money on otherwise unassuming-looking everyday items. Add the word "vintage" or "rustic" to the beginning of the listing and *BAM* it costs ten times what it's actually worth.

I wonder if "antique", "powerful", or
"magic" is what makes this one worth
so much.


Apparently "rustic modern" makes it
cost about five hundred times what
it's worth.

So what do you think? Are Noodle Huggers "rustic"? or maybe "magical"? Apparently "made in the USA" just isn't enough of an incentive.


  1. Noodle huggers are definitely magical. I'm sad to see that is what Etsy has become; I thought they were supposed to be cracking down on non-handmade, non-supplies listings? Reselling "super valuable" "vintage" "antique" crap is what Ebay is for.

    1. For reals! I totally agree. There are so many other websites that "specialize" in such things. I wonder if these people can be turned in.

  2. I don't understand why you don't need a butter dish. That just doesn't compute with me.

  3. You're selling that stuff?????????? I WANT!

  4. Blast from the past! I love it!

  5. OMG I am so jealous of all that stuff! I actually love all those dishes. We STILL don't have a matching set, I'm living like I'm a college junior. Little slice of awesome is pretty much the only etsy site I've ever visited but noodle huggers are most certainly magical.

  6. Haha, my parents totally had Corelle when I was growing up!

    Do your noodle huggers really not slip? I've tried SweatyBands and Halo bands, both of which SWORE they would not slip...and neither stay on for longer than a mile. Do I have an oddly shaped head or am I wearing them wrong? Or do I just need to buy a noodle hugger? ;) Help!

  7. My mom totally has the same dishes and still uses them. They are a classic! I have some bowls of my grandma's that i hang onto but I am not sure why! They remind me of her whenever I do use them. That's the trick!