Dec 12, 2010

What is a HodgePodge?

What is a HodgePodge?

Recently a customer in the music store saw my sign "Hazel's HodgePodge" in my little nook and asked "What is a HodgePodge?"  I really thought everyone would know the answer to that, but apparently not.  When I picked the name "Hazel's HodgePodge" I had two things in mind. One was the alliteration of Hazel and HodgePodge. The second was that since I've never been known for making decisions, I felt that HodgePodge left the business open for whatever. I could just pick up items of any genre for resale and not be limited to things of one type.  You see, the word hodgepodge generally means a mixture of various things. Other synonyms are mishmash, patchwork, odds and ends, assortment, variety, and mixed bag.  Some words that are associated with food are olio,smogasbord, ragout, gumbo, hash, and salad.  All of these could be considered a hodgepodge as they are a mixture of various and/or dissimilar ingredients.  Some of the not so nice connotations of hodgepodge are jumble--my office--, mess, clutter,-my dining table full of "hodgepodge items", muddle, shambles, and tangle. These all describe the state of my collection scattered all around my house and shop. You might say "unorganized collection" is the best definition of Hazel's HodgePodge when you look around here at all of my "stuff" waiting to be processed, listed, stored, and sold.
However, when you are shopping at Hazel's HodgePodge, I hope you will consider all the good things about a hodgepodge, such as variety, good assortment, a mixture of various things.  I hope you will consider it to be a store where you can find any kind of treasure, where you can find a special item for your collection or the missing dish for your set, where you might find something nostalgic or something unusual. Here are some of the latest items I have listed. As you can see even these few items make up a hodgepodge. They are so unalike, but each one is a treasure in itself.
This Little Pig is Gold Plated
Made in Japan Piggy Bank is one of many collectible items at Hazel's HodgePodge

16 piece set of Platzgraff Snow Village Dishes
Perfect for your holiday entertaining!
You can buy these and other Christmas Items at Hazel's HodgePodge

This Bella Casa Platter by Ganz is one of several decorator items
available at Hazel's HodgePodge

This is my MeMeMe entry into the ESN scavenger hunt for last week. If you can't find what you are looking for in MY STORE, take a look at the items on ESN.  It opens up a world of shopping choices.
Better Hurry and get that last minute shopping done while you still have time for delivery for Christmas.


  1. A very informative blog. I also would ave thought that everyone would know what a hodgepodge was but then as my great grand kids are fond of telling me I'm older than dirt. lol. Love your store. I too am fond of stores that sell a little of everything and that is why my house too is a hodgepodge of items.

  2. Loved this! I'm a hodgepodge type of person, too! (just the good definitions) Why limit yourself - right?