A cup of coffee, a slice of cherry pie, a ten-litre jug of tequila…we all have little vices that help us get through the day. And to celebrate the joy they bring us, we bring you this week’s challenge.
Item 1: Vintage Nutbrown “Elephant Pie Funnel”
- Denise’s price: 2 bits! (That’s a quarter for you younguns)
- Replacement price: $21
- Source: St. Stephen The Martyr Church Thrift Store
This Nutbrown elephant pie funnel is in excellent shape for being 67 years old and traveling all the way from England. I love the details from the trunk, eyes, ears to the little tail. I will give it a try as its intended use as a steam vent for pies if I ever bake again. I can’t even imagine having the oven on with this heat wave! Until then, Little Nutbrown will live on a shelf in the kitchen where I can enjoy his cuteness.
Item 2: Handmade Mug
- Jackie’s Price: $.50
- Retail Price: $15
- Source: Garage Sale
Oh Dear, sweet, clueless Denise. A pie steam vent? Is that what they told you? Pretty sure I saw one of those sitting on the counter of New Amsterdam Cafe a few weeks ago. Let’s just say I don’t think that little elephant, with its hollow, upturned pipe-shaped trunk, was intended for the same kind of “baked” goods that you were referring to.
Not that I have anything against that. I mean, if anyone needs a 67-year-old English elephant in their lives, it’s obviously the lady with screaming one-year-old at home. You have teenagers, after all. You should be setting an example.
Heck,there could even be an beautiful brown and black handmade coffee mug in it for you…