Sunday 20 November 2022

Bazaar-o-Rama 2022 Week 3


Well, it wasn’t quite the bazaar bonanza I was hoping for this week. I’ve had some problems finding bazaar listings online. Someone needs to start a website devoted to bazaar listings. And that someone is me. I’ll make my millions yet. In any case, here’s this week’s round-up.

Turkey Pies

It’s a little-known fact that the rock group Warrant originally called their “Cherry Pie” hit “Turkey Pie.” But the lyrics, “She’s my turkey pie, Put a smile on your face, Ten miles wide, Looks so good, Bring a tear to your eye, Sweet turkey pie” were deemed too controversial. These pies were 4 dollars each and they better have bottom crusts. That’s all I’m saying.

Knit Bell Ornaments

We had these on our Christmas tree in the 70s. I wouldn’t be surprised if these bells are the exact same ones. Some of these bazaar items have been circulating for generations. These were 25 cents for the pair.


I went to an Italian bazaar and picked these up for my Italian husband. If only to prove to him that bazaars aren’t just cabbage rolls and peanut butter marshmallow bars. These were 5 dollars, which seemed a bit expensive. But over the years, I’ve learned to never question an Italian about their food. Especially if you’re someone who grew up eating lasagna made with cottage cheese and Ragu. 

Candy Cane Ornament

There aren’t nothing you can’t make with a pipe cleaner and some imagination. This year, I’ve decided to make propellor bead pipe cleaner ornaments and attach them to my Christmas gifts. I can already hear the recipients. “You shouldn’t have, Brian. No, you really, really shouldn’t have.” This was 25 cents.


I’m not sure if I’ll be able to head out into the bazaar world next weekend as I’m going out of town. So, this may be the last Bazaar-o-Rama post of 2022. If it is, thank you to both of my readers for joining me on this journey. And here’s to Bazaar-o-Rama 2023! In the meantime, I’ll start working on that website.


  1. My grandma made those exact knit bell ornaments too! They're ubiquitous.

    Looking forward to your bazaar listing site!

    1. Those bells have been hanging on Christmas trees since the year 1482. Watch out for that website. It's going to be pretty revolutionary.

  2. The bells in your picture are crocheted but then you expected me to notice!