Huh? What? Who?
"He is asking you if you have mushrooms, you know 'shrooms -- hallucinogens," prodded my flea-market-partner-in-crime LeAnn Stephenson, better know in Blogland as The Vintage Laundress.
I was so deep in thought about how I had to have that disc of avocado goodness to complement a teak cheese tray I still have after all these years that his mumblings made absolutely no sense to me. My first memory of this wooden, made-in-Japan tray, which still lives in its cardboard, JC Penney box, is from a Thanksgiving day in the mid-'70s. My parents had just bought a got a color TV console, and my sister and I couldn't wait to see the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade in living color for the very first time.
We had relatives from Arkansas on their way, and as a special treat, I vaguely remember my mom cutting up a hunk of cheddar or some American slices, or maybe even squirting some Easy Cheese on Ritz Crackers to serve up on this festive tray.
I still use that JC Penney tray this day, so when I saw its potential partner at the flea market, I was so mesmerized that it's no wonder the guy thought I was high. I finally came to my senses to negotiate a price -- I think $1 -- and dreamily drifted away, most likely with a dopey grin glued on my face.
Always Frugal, Always Fabulous,
The Elegant Thrifter