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nancypo
True Blue Farmgirl

362 Posts

nancy
boise idaho
USA
362 Posts

Posted - Jul 27 2011 :  12:11:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have found so much cool stuff over the summer (I have more time to go and look), I wanted to share! Please post your cool finds too! Most of mine were from thrift stores, or a local thrift store warehouse. I don't care for them as it takes WAY too long to find something, BUT on occasion I do- like this burlap bag full of beans! I thought I could make the bag into a pillow. Will see if the beans are any good! $6.00, because it was sold by weight.



My foley food mill, $3.00 and french bistro pitcher, 1 qt. size, $1.50 (half price). I always keep water on the dining table...


Breadbasket $1.50, just dusty and touched up with "old english"



Bread slicer, was missing the end, we cut some scrap plexiglass, works great!


Foley 5 cup sifter, $4.00 vintage store, works!


My husband found a camera tripod, for $6.00, worth over $100.00, boy was he happy!

Pocketwatch clock from the local Habitat Re-Store, $1.50, broken clock part, swapped from an old one I didn't want anymore. Cute! I saw something very close in the Pottery Barn catalog yesterday, was much smaller and over $60.00, wow! It's about 14" across...


I should add- I have gotten great deals over on eBay too-
brand new, never worn, black, smooth leather clogs, Halflinger brand, $30.00 (for work), usally around $100.00 new. I HAVE to wear good shoes, stand alot on my job....

Wool sweater, $10.00 like new, was $65.00 new, I had the same one, years ago, wore out, like new! What a find!

Post your cool finds! Let's inspire each other!!!

Be the change...

http://littlehomesteadinboise.blogspot.com/

Edited by - nancypo on Jul 27 2011 3:57:58 PM

mydakota
True Blue Farmgirl

152 Posts

kristi
redmond oregon
USA
152 Posts

Posted - Jul 28 2011 :  12:08:02 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Last week I found 3 new pairs of cute jeans for work in like new condition and 2 like new Liz Claiborne tops for $28.

HearthCricket Farm. Where the door is always open, and the coffee is always on.
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nancypo
True Blue Farmgirl

362 Posts

nancy
boise idaho
USA
362 Posts

Posted - Jul 28 2011 :  10:12:47 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Cool! Today I found 2 long loaf pans, for bread, for $3.00 each, just what I needed...

Be the change...

http://littlehomesteadinboise.blogspot.com/
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adnama
True Blue Farmgirl

171 Posts

inge
fargo north dakota
USA
171 Posts

Posted - Jul 28 2011 :  3:21:55 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My find was two pairs of Levi 501, button fly jeans, my size and wait for it... 1.00 apiece. Wow, was I a happy camper.
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nancypo
True Blue Farmgirl

362 Posts

nancy
boise idaho
USA
362 Posts

Posted - Jul 28 2011 :  4:35:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Cool!

Be the change...

http://littlehomesteadinboise.blogspot.com/
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farmmilkmama
True Blue Farmgirl

2027 Posts

Amy
Central MN
USA
2027 Posts

Posted - Jul 28 2011 :  4:54:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A whole gi-normous bag of yarn for $6. One of the fancy skeins inside the bag was brand new and had the tag from the store still on it for $8. How awesome is that??

--* FarmMilkMama *--

Be yourself.
Everyone else is already taken.
-Oscar Wilde

www.farmfoodmama.blogspot.com

www.thehmmmschoolingmom.blogspot.com
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Tea Lady
True Blue Farmgirl

645 Posts

Lorraine
Morris IL
USA
645 Posts

Posted - Jul 29 2011 :  05:40:49 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Amy - that's amazing! I recently found a couple bags of very nice yarn at a thrift store and it was half off - so for $4 I got 8 skeins!

Nancy - I've been looking for a clock for the basement - that's a very nice clock - and I love the breadbasket! Also, I saw empty burlap coffee bags at a recent farmer's market for $5 and they were empty! They make great pillows...

Inge - the Levi's were a steal! I love reading about great finds like this... Too fun - and inspiring!

Lorraine
(aka Tea Lady)
Farmgirl #1819
www.birdsandteas.com
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nancypo
True Blue Farmgirl

362 Posts

nancy
boise idaho
USA
362 Posts

Posted - Jul 29 2011 :  10:29:40 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Cool, I found a nice, mid-weight fall sweater (had some stains on the end of the sleeeve, couldn't get out) for $1.50. Figured I could hem the sleeves as I like 3/4 length anyway...

Be the change...

http://littlehomesteadinboise.blogspot.com/
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nancypo
True Blue Farmgirl

362 Posts

nancy
boise idaho
USA
362 Posts

Posted - Jul 29 2011 :  10:30:55 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm kind of suprised hearing people saying how they're seeing more non-building material kind of things at the Re-Store places... I love my clock!

Be the change...

http://littlehomesteadinboise.blogspot.com/
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Sobyn
True Blue Farmgirl

752 Posts

Sabrina
Kansas
USA
752 Posts

Posted - Jul 29 2011 :  3:42:22 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I love the pitcher!! I posted a pic a couple weeks ago of the cool coffee grinder I found it was only $5 and last weekend I found a spice rack (its a really common vintage spice rack but I don't know the age or anything, wooden rack, glass jars with glass lids). It was filthy and had old spices in it but a soak in vinegar and good scrub and it looks shiny and new and was only 25 cents!!! Would love to find at least one more of the same rack. I also found a little table loom that I bought for DD, all wood for 2.50. I hit the jackpot in garage sales and could have picked up a ton of sewing/craft stuff super cheap but I had the kids and it was getting hot and hubby wouldn't have been too thrilled :).

Farmgirl Sister #3275
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nancypo
True Blue Farmgirl

362 Posts

nancy
boise idaho
USA
362 Posts

Posted - Jul 29 2011 :  3:54:40 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Fun, hey, post some pics if you can!

Be the change...

http://littlehomesteadinboise.blogspot.com/
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Sharon Denise
True Blue Farmgirl

211 Posts

Sharon
Temple TX
USA
211 Posts

Posted - Jul 29 2011 :  5:01:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I got a great vintage teapot for $1.50 that we use every day, and today my hubby found a great 100% wool cowboy hat for $2.99!

"There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. Yet that will be the beginning."
~Louis L'Amour
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vintagediva1
True Blue Farmgirl

1251 Posts

Michele
Brighton Michigan
USA
1251 Posts

Posted - Jul 29 2011 :  6:21:47 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I recently scored a Hudson Bay Blankey for $5.

The creamy white ones with red, yellow and green stripe. They are the best for cool fall evenings on the deck
Michele

www.2vintagedivas.etsy.com
www.sissyandsisterstitch.etsy.com
www.dreamingofsprintime.etsy.com
Love that good ole vintage junk
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Cindy Lou
True Blue Farmgirl

2325 Posts

Susan
Lonsdale MN
USA
2325 Posts

Posted - Jul 30 2011 :  07:28:15 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The glass pot part of my coffee maker had cracked. I hate to throw away what I don't need to so I checked on replacing it so I could continue to use the rest of the machine. It would have been $13, More than replacing the whole thing! Yesterday I found a replacement pot at a church rummage sale for $.25.
Susan

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?"
Mary Oliver
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nancypo
True Blue Farmgirl

362 Posts

nancy
boise idaho
USA
362 Posts

Posted - Jul 30 2011 :  09:08:50 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Cool!

Be the change...

http://littlehomesteadinboise.blogspot.com/
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Calicogirl
True Blue Farmgirl

5176 Posts

Sharon
Bruce Crossing Michigan
USA
5176 Posts

Posted - Jul 30 2011 :  2:38:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You girls have gotten some great deals! I love it :)

My latest:

~A small Le Creuset saucepan for .75
~Some Staffordshire Blue Willow dinner plates for .25 each
~A Banker's Lamp for my honey's office $4.00
~Some really nice wool sweaters: bag sale $3.00 a bag

I wish I could post pictures. I have tried numerous times but no luck!

~Sharon

By His Grace, For His Glory

http://merryheartjournal.blogspot.com/
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nancypo
True Blue Farmgirl

362 Posts

nancy
boise idaho
USA
362 Posts

Posted - Jul 30 2011 :  2:50:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh yes! I just save the pics to my desktop (I use the free Picasa), then upload them here... I'd love to get some small Le Creuset pieces. I have a cast iron, 5 qt. french stockpot w/lid, that a real workhorse for me. Got it new on QVC. Would love to get a smaller version...

Be the change...

http://littlehomesteadinboise.blogspot.com/
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nancypo
True Blue Farmgirl

362 Posts

nancy
boise idaho
USA
362 Posts

Posted - Jul 30 2011 :  3:47:05 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here's something I found last month- $9.99 at Goodwill, on stretched canvas, about 3' x 3', fit perfectly with my kitchen scheme-



Be the change...

http://littlehomesteadinboise.blogspot.com/

Edited by - nancypo on Jul 30 2011 3:47:38 PM
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WoodstreamDreambyNicole
True Blue Farmgirl

177 Posts

Nicole
Marlton NJ
USA
177 Posts

Posted - Jul 30 2011 :  4:55:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I stopped at Goodwill today and found an Ann Taylor twin set in green 100% cashmere for $4.99. I will be felting the cashmere to use for my felted flowers. I have been using my own sweaters as stock (from sweaters that accidentally shrunk and those that got moth eaten while packed away during our move two years ago). You can see the flowers I make on my etsy shop and on my blog for custom creations.



Nicole
Shop
www.woodstreamdream.etsy.com
Custom Creations
www.woodstreamdream.blogspot.com
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LouisvilleMom
True Blue Farmgirl

246 Posts

Kathryn
Louisville KY
USA
246 Posts

Posted - Jul 30 2011 :  5:06:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Found a like new toddler bed rail set on the curb and sold it on Craigslist for $15. Also found a 50's snack set for 4, some Dansko shoes that I will sell on Ebay for around $50 ($3), some Rockport waterproof shoes (in my size) like new for $3, Coach shoes for $3 that I will put on Ebay, vintage electric Hamilton Beach knife never used in the box for $5, kids Polo Bear pillows in new condition (Ebay) for $2 each, a vintage glass bowl that I remember from my childhood.

SAHM mom to four great boys.

http://ksfarnsworth.blogspot.com/
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nancypo
True Blue Farmgirl

362 Posts

nancy
boise idaho
USA
362 Posts

Posted - Jul 30 2011 :  5:44:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
LM, so where'd you find your stuff? Estate sales? I can never find any decent yard sales in Boise, unless I go to the expensive part of town, the "north end". Lost of vintage stuff there, sometimes...

Be the change...

http://littlehomesteadinboise.blogspot.com/
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LouisvilleMom
True Blue Farmgirl

246 Posts

Kathryn
Louisville KY
USA
246 Posts

Posted - Jul 30 2011 :  9:16:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
All Goodwill finds! I have had to quit yardsales for now as we are trying to declutter and get our current house ready to sell so we can move out to our land. Our GW are really good here and most things are flat priced.

We have great friends who just moved to Boise. Dh wanted to live in Coeur d' Alene most of his teens and 20's. Never could get west though. After he went to college in Utah we have always lived east of Oklahoma.

SAHM mom to four great boys.

http://ksfarnsworth.blogspot.com/
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Farmer Judy
True Blue Farmgirl

428 Posts

Judy
North Aurora IL
USA
428 Posts

Posted - Aug 01 2011 :  12:42:40 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
At one estate sale I got 7 yds of fabric for 4 dollars and at one of my many frequently visited thrift stores I got 3 pairs of shorts overalls for a dollar a piece. This last weekend I found a hot water canner, dirty but in good shape with the insert for the cans for 8 dollars. I love sale shopping, a good deal always makes my day

Judy
Born a city girl but a farm girl at heart!
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TansyShy
True Blue Farmgirl

100 Posts

Joanna
Wasilla AK
USA
100 Posts

Posted - Aug 07 2011 :  09:49:45 AM  Show Profile  Send TansyShy an AOL message  Click to see TansyShy's MSN Messenger address  Send TansyShy a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
In Wasilla there is a lovely little store called Younique Boutique, which has slightly used fashionable items. I bought four shirts, a watch, a little change purse and two purses for 75$! The shop to say the least was a cute, small lovely little store full of pink and pretty things.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/YOUNIQUE-BOUTIQUE/166297439164

Farm girl Sister #907

http://joannasmusings.blogspot.com/

Crayola skies for a thousand miles.
~Charmed Life~
Uptown Girls Soundtrack
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nancypo
True Blue Farmgirl

362 Posts

nancy
boise idaho
USA
362 Posts

Posted - Aug 07 2011 :  09:56:07 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have found some great purses at Goodwill- a $4.00 like-new suede Eddie Bauer hobo bag, sold it on eBay for $25.00, a red like-new "healthy back" purse for the same. Got a saddle leather, 2 sided laptop tote/purse for $7.00, cleaned it up with saddle soap, looks brand new! Can't decide if I should sell it, it's so pretty. My 24 year old daughter sorted some more of her old boxed stuff- got an embriodery kit, and a cute butterfly frame she didn't want. Fun, as she has more boxes to go thru!

Be the change...

http://littlehomesteadinboise.blogspot.com/
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cbyc
True Blue Farmgirl

108 Posts

Cherise
Corona CA
USA
108 Posts

Posted - Aug 07 2011 :  9:02:31 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My latest find is a great thrift store! I just happened upon it and went inside. It was huge! Lots of great stuff at great prices. I got a bag of fabric for $1, 6 pkg of buttons for $1, vintage tablecloth for $1.99, vintage sheets. I can't wait to go back again!

Cherise :)
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