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Thursday, July 11, 2013

Thrifty Thursday: Thrift Store Pie Plate Turned Family Keepsake

It's Thrifty Thursday, and I'm so excited to share this project with you. Something I have a problem with is buying dishware at the thrift store. Seriously, how many little bowls does one girl need? I also tend to buy pie dishes. Who knows why on that one besides... maybe I love pie a little too much. :) Nah, you can't love pie too much.

Anyway, onto the project! I used a thrift store pie plate and wrote a recipe I found in my grandmother's recipe box. Last year, I received one of the best birthday presents ever. My aunt sent me 2 recipe boxes that belonged to my grandmother. How do I know that my grandma and I are alike? One of the 2 recipe boxes was solely dedicated to COOKIE recipes.
All I used was the pie plate, a DecoColor pen, and the recipe. Honestly, I just eyeballed it. It didn't turn out perfect, but that's okay. I kind of like it better that way.

I decided to keep it in my hutch, which just so happens to also be from my grandma.
If you have any dishes laying around that could use a little "something special," I totally suggest giving this a try. I'm not sure how the pen will hold up, but I don't really intend on baking in it... just to be on the safe side.

I hope you all have an awesome weekend! Thanks for stopping by and for showing us so much love :)

Check out the parties we link to HERE.

23 comments:

  1. Such a sweet idea!
    I love recipes from my Grandma, this sounds perfect!

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  2. Aren't Grandma's just the best?! My blog is named after my Grandma's favorite phrase. Love this idea and will totally be trying it at some point! Thanks ladies:)

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  3. Thanks, ladies! I really appreciate the comments and support! :)
    -Kenzie

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  4. Cute idea! Great for those special recipes :) Feel free to link up again at Loving Lately today!

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  5. Thank you, Lish. I will definitely link up to your party today, thank you for letting us know. :)
    -Kenzie

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  6. How sweet is this! I'd love to have you share at my party!! It's wonderful that you have your grandmother's things but even better that you appreciate them. Following you on Facebook, google+, and Pinterest. Linda

    http://www.craftsalamode.com/2013/07/what-to-do-weekends-28.html

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  7. Thanks you so much, Linda! We will definitely come check out your party! I love love love that I have some of my grandma's things. She died when I was still pretty young, but she was the only grandma I knew, and I love that I can pass these things onto my own kids. :)
    -Kenzie

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  8. What a great idea!! I will definitely use this! Very sweet! ~Zuni

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  9. Thanks, Ladies! Glad I could pass along such a fun project.
    -Kenzie

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  10. Such a cute idea, this would be a great bridal shower gift! Thanks for sharing.
    Sarah
    http://www.creativeramblingsblog.com

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  11. Hi, Sarah. Thanks for stopping by! This WOULD be a great gift for a bridal shower, I hadn't even thought of that.
    -Kenzie

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  12. I would love for you to share and link up at my weekly TGIF Link Party if you haven't already this week. Your favorite posts, most popular, recent or new! The party is open every Thursday night and closes Wednesday's at midnight. Followed by (Not SO) Wordless Wednesday! http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/.

    I would be honored if you join us and follow to stay connected Have a wonderful week!

    Hugs, Cathy

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  13. Hi Cathy! We will for sure be linking up this week. Thank you for sharing your info with us.
    -Kenzie

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  14. This is such a cool idea! I just love old recipes and how they connect us to the past. I am featuring your project at Posed Perfection today from our first All Things Thursday Blog Hop. Hope you'll stop by again tonight to link up more of your great projects!
    Blessings,
    Nici

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  15. This is a sweet idea, love it!Thanks so much for sharing! Would love to have you visit me sometime.
    Have a fabulous week!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  16. Hi, Nici! I'm sure we already added our links to your party. We do every week :) Thank you for supporting us!

    Thank you, Ana! We will definitely come visit you. Thank you for stopping by.
    -Kenzie

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  17. I love this! I used the same technique for my daughters bridal shower. I had all her friends write their wishes on dollar store plates. I love the idea of writing my grandmother's recipe! Pinning! I would love for you to share and link up at my weekly TGIF Link Party if you haven't already this week. Your favorite posts, most popular, recent or new! The party is open every Thursday night and closes Wednesday's at midnight. Followed by (Not SO) Wordless Wednesday! http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/.
    I would be honored if you join us and follow to stay connected Have a wonderful week!
    Hugs, Cathy

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  18. I simply love this! I wonder if there would be a way to transfer the original for a template....hmmmm wheels turning. :) Great blog! New follower!

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    1. Oh, thank you so much! I contemplated transferring the original recipe, too. The best way I could think of was making a reversed copy, and doing the whole a transfer with a gel medium and water. I'm not sure if it would work on glass, but its worth a shot. Here's a link to a tutorial where they transfer to fabric http://www.abeautifulmess.com/2011/10/how-to-transfer-a-photo-to-fabric.html

      Good luck!
      -Kenzie

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