My husband and I decided that instead of purchasing a new set of non stick we would purchase cast iron pieces one at a time until we had a set.
My first pieces were an enameled dutch oven and an enameled skillet.
After these two purchases and my unpleasant sticking experiences with the skillet, I wasn't in love with cast iron. I joined a couple groups on Facebook and learned a little about buying used and cleaning and restoring plain old cast iron. This peeked my interest again because I love all things vintage.
My first fixer upper was this little guy, I got him at a second hand shop at half off for only $2.50.
Shortly after that conversation she gave me this little dutch oven for my birthday!
I would look for cast iron at second hand stores.
My dad recently passed away and in his belongings was this treasure.
Since my dad passed I have been understandably sad. Thrifting and finding treasures makes me happy. Needless to say, my collection has grown quite a bit since then. :)
I think my next purchase was a set of modern Lodge that I got a good price on on Amazon.
I picked up this beautiful trivet at Cost Plus World Market (anyone else LOVE this store??).
My husband loves and also enables me in my collecting (I love him!). On one adventure I found this Wagner and paid $15. I was pretty excited!
I have 4 of these Asian made little pans. I bought them at Walmart with dessert mixes with them. I thought they'd be good for homemade personal pizzas!
My hubby came along with me to an antique mall in Reno we had never been to recently and I found several pieces I had to bring home!
The same day I picked these up at thrift shops in Reno. I got each of these for about $4 a piece!
Here is a picture of my collection taken this morning, I'm overwhelmed with pride!