Sunday 13 November 2022

Bazaar-o-Rama 2022 Week 2

This weekend, I drove three hours to a bazaar. But I had a good reason. My hometown church was having its annual bazaar. This is the OG bazaar that started it all for me. I hadn’t been back in years and it was nice to chat with women who had known my mom. I also landed some great deals. As Dorothy said, “There’s no place like home.” Now if I could just score some ruby slippers…

Mailbox Ornament
To make this handmade mailbox ornament more historically accurate, I'm going to insert a note that reads "BEWARE Y2K!!!" This was 25 cents.

Clothes Hanger

One Christmas, my grandmother from Saskatchewan came to visit. I have a photo of her wearing a housecoat and a hairnet, making these clothes hangers. This explains my soft spot for these hangers. And why I wear hairnets. This was 1 dollar.

Butter Tarts

“You better get those tarts quickly,” I was told. “They’re selling fast.” They only had the raisin variety left, which was fine with me. I don’t believe in tart discrimination. I paid 7 dollars for 6 tarts. The crust was perfection.

Hand Chopper

It’s a fact: I’m a terrible chopper. Whatever I chop ends up differently sized. But thanks to my new chopper, I’ll have the most symmetrical nuts in town. This was 75 cents.

Frozen Soups

I went to another bazaar on my way out of town. They were selling a variety of frozen soups. I bought pizza soup and lasagna soup. I’m married to an Italian and can guarantee these won’t go over too well. They were 5 dollars each.

Chili Dog

Like running any other marathon, it's important to take the time to fuel up when bazaaring. This chili dog really hit the spot. So did the heartburn an hour later. But Jack and Diane would’ve approved. It was $3.50.

Master Mind Game

For any millennials reading this, Master Mind was a game people played before D batteries were invented. I’m creating my own board game where people debate various hot topics. I’m calling it Master Debater. The tag line will be, “Stay home tonight and Master Debate.” This was 2 dollars.

See you next week for a round of more bazaar treasures!


  1. Good luck on getting your nuts symmetrical!

    1. Thank you. Symmetrical nuts have been a dream of mine for years now.

  2. How lovely to visit with women who knew your mom. Hugs. Excellent deal on the butter tarts. I never understood those hangers but nice it reminds you of your grandmother. I loved playing Mastermind in the olden days. Love your bazaar adventures.

    1. Thank you for reading. I can't remember how to play Master Mind, so I might just make up my own rules. It could be more interesting that way.

    2. I still have that copy of that game. I guess you could say it's a color-based version of Wordle. :)

    3. When it comes to exercising your brain muscles, it all begins and ends with Master Mind. And Candyland.

  3. I wish so much we had a soup bazaar. Also I have a mailbox like that too, only it's quite a lot older. I used to insist that Mom would hide Hershey kisses in there from time to time.

    1. I'd like to get some Hershey's Kisses delivered to my actual mailbox. I'd prefer those over bills.