July 10, 2011

Thrift Share

I was excited when I found these items....


A brand new, never been out of the box, S'Mores Maker.  

I can't wait to have my grandchildren come over and make s'mores with my thrifty find.  Small glitch,  I haven't been able to find sterno for the s'mores maker. I went to Target this afternoon to make my purchase of sterno but was unsure where it was located.  Went to the service desk and asked "Where can I find sterno?" The young lady looked at me rather strangely, and I realized she had no idea what I was talking about. "It's a small can of fuel for under chafing dishes to keep the food warm." I received the same strange look. I don't think she knew what a chafing dish was.  She pulls out her Target walkie talkie and asks "Do we carry sterno?''  I left Target without sterno.

My next stop was Menards, a large home improvement/hardware store. The employees at Menards are always walking up and down isle asking customers if they need any help. Very impressive. I see my first Menards employee and ask "Can you tell we where I could find sterno?"  Yep, the same strange look. I left Menards without sterno.

On my kitchen counter, all washed and waiting to be used sits the s'more maker. My son stopped over and was sitting at the kitchen table when he spots the s'more maker.  "Oh, Declan will love you for that." 
I smile and say "If I can find any sterno for it." I get the strange look maybe young people don't know what sterno is.  Is there some other name I should be calling it? If there is please leave a comment and let me know.

Perhaps a small local hardware store will carry sterno.  I do have one close to me but do I really want to visit it again, see my blog Hardware Store No More. 

My next find will be for my granddaughter's bedroom and was purchased at Goodwill. This little vanity will be getting a fresh coat of paint. I will showcase the finished piece when it is all finished.


Looking forward to seeing everyones thrift finds.

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18 comments:

  1. You can find sterno in a shop that has camping supplies, like tents, sleeping bags, etc.

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  2. What Ruth said. From their web page http://www.sterno.com/

    A&P
    Aafes
    Ace Hardware
    Aco Hardware
    Albertsons
    All Sport
    Associated Food Stores
    Aubuchon Hardware
    Basha’s
    Bed, Bath & Beyond
    Benny’s
    Bi Mart
    Big Bear
    Big Y
    Brookshire
    Cuisine & Co.
    DeMoules
    Dick's Sporting Goods
    Dierberg Brothers
    Discount Drug Mart, Inc.
    Do-It Best
    Dominick’s
    Dunham's Sporting Goods
    Florida Hardware Co.
    Food Lion
    Fred Meyer Co.
    Gallery of Gifts, dba/Kitchen Etc.
    Giant Eagle
    Grand Union
    H.E. Butt
    Hannaford
    Harris Teeter
    Heinens’ Fine Foods
    Herb Philipsons, Inc.
    Home Fabrics, Inc.
    House Hasson Hardware
    Hy Vee
    Kitchen Collection
    Kmart
    Kroger
    Marsh Supermarkets
    Mclendon Hardware
    Meijer
    Mel Cotton’s
    Nash Finch
    Omni
    Orchard Supply
    Orgill Hardware
    Osco
    Pathmark Stores
    Penn Traffic
    Place & Gera
    Popular Stores Base Camp
    Publix Super Markets, Inc.
    Ralph’s Grocery Co.
    Roundy’s
    Rutters
    Safeway, Inc.
    Sav-on
    Savemart
    Schnuck’s Markets
    Schultz Sav-O Stores
    Shaws
    Shelf Life
    Spartan
    Sports Authority
    Sportsman's Warehouse
    Stop N Shop
    Supervalu
    Sur Fine
    T Hara & Co.
    True Value Hardware
    Truserv
    URM Stores
    Wakefern/Shoprite
    Walgreens
    Wal-Mart (Sporting Goods)
    Wal-Mart (Housewares)
    Wegman’s
    Weis Markets

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  3. i love that vanity! it is very sweet.

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  4. What everyone needs! A S'More maker for sure. The vanity is awesome!

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  5. The s'more maker fab! But that vanity is adorable. Ballet slipper pink?

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  6. What a cute piece of furniture that you'll be able to transform! Annie Sloan chalk paint, perhaps? Can't believe you couldn't find Sterno! Walmart is my go-to store for most everything. Hope you find it- what a fun way to make S'mores w/out the campfire. :-)

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  7. That S'mores maker will be a huge hit with your grandchildren (as soon as you can find some sterno)!

    What a sweet vanity. Can't wait to see the transformation.

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  8. S'mores maker? Nice! I really like the vanity too.

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  9. Fab finds! I especially love the vanity :)

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  10. what a great vanity-love the lines of that piece! good luck on your sterno hunt!

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  11. I love that little dresser!! Good luck with the sterno hunt!

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  12. love the vanity! a nice coat of paint will make it magic!

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  13. Hey My youngest is a Declan! Love that name. If you can't find sterno let me know I send you some!

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  14. http://www.sterno.com/

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  15. You can get "sterno" or gel fuel as us young'ens call it from any sporting goods store. Hunters use it to warm there hands and also for a camp/lighting source.

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  16. correction "their" hands.

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  17. Try Gordons Food Service or another catering supply shop.
    Love the vanity!

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  18. You can also get sterno at a party supply store.

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