The Nesting Season Begins
This is the time of the year when my nesting instincts begin to kick in.
When the weather begins to change, I feel the need to get the house ready for the winter ahead.
We’ve had some warm days, mixed with cool and wet ones, perfect for digging the crock pot out and dusting it off, rearranging the kitchen and making note on what we needed to stock up, just in case of that snow or ice storm. I also need to rotate the closet.
I hate doing that just yet, I miss my cotton peddle pushers in the winter, but the truth is that it has been a week since I’ve worn them, choosing instead my warmer sweats.
When I went to book club last week, I didn’t know how to dress, as the morning was cool and rainy, but it was expected to warm up that afternoon. I ended up wearing a short-sleeved sweater pull over and my raincoat, but I also brought a long-sleeved button up with me, just in case the host’s house was cool.
I hoped to get my kitchen organized this past weekend. Thanks to some antiquing while running errands, I’m set on cast iron skillets (we purchased two more this past weekend, a Griswold and Wagner). I wanted to finally box up all of the Teflon coated cookware and replace it with some old Revere Ware copper bottomed stainless steel sauce pans.
Thanks to Olivia and Mat, two of our Living Large community, I’m sold on copper bottomed stainless steel and after some research, I decided on heirloom 1950s-60s era Revere Ware, especially since none of it is no longer made in the United States.
As well, new resources will not have to be used to make, ship and distribute new.
The search is proving more elusive than I expected, but we did receive one lead from an antique shop owner who says his mother had some Revere Ware from the 1950s, he just needs to locate the boxes and clean them up.
I know some people have found them on EBay, but I hate buying such things online when I cannot see the actual condition (especially if I’m spending a higher amount).
We’ll find the perfect set, I just hope it is soon so I can complete my nesting routine.
What are you doing to prepare for the upcoming fall/winter? Have you ever purchased used kitchenware online, and were you happy with your purchase?