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LouisvilleMom
True Blue Farmgirl

246 Posts

Kathryn
Louisville KY
USA
246 Posts

Posted - Jul 06 2012 :  3:24:58 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I found a Sunbeam counter mixer (1970's style) still sealed in the box for $15 at Goodwill. I can' decide if I am going to sell it on eBay or keep. Thinking I will try to sell for 3 weeks for $100 and then keep if it is still unsold.

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 06 2012 :  3:27:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That item with the box makes it much more valuable from what I've read!

Be the change...

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

194 Posts

Kim
Utah
194 Posts

Posted - Jul 07 2012 :  06:40:50 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hit the jackpot! Canning jars at a garage sale for only 25 cents a piece! Pints, quarts and 2 quart jars. She had almost 2oo jars and threw in a bunch of old mayo jars for free. Ready for canning this year!

Kim
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nancypo
True Blue Farmgirl

362 Posts

nancy
boise idaho
USA
362 Posts

Posted - Jul 07 2012 :  08:31:47 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow. That's a great deal!

Be the change...

http://littlehomesteadinboise.blogspot.com/
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ceejay48
Farmgirl Legend/Schoolmarm/Sharpshooter

13257 Posts

CeeJay (CJ)
Dolores Colorado
USA
13257 Posts

Posted - Jul 07 2012 :  6:06:28 PM  Show Profile  Send ceejay48 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Did a bit of thrifting with my daughter on our recent road trip.

Found this wonderful little plate at one store . . to go with my collage of vintage/farmgirl-y things on my credenza


At another store several days later this beautiful 1890s antique quilt for only $10!! It has a bit of wear around the edges and on the backing but overall in really good condition!! For me this is a true treasure find!



..from the barefoot farmgirl in SW Colorado...sister chick #665.
2010 Farmgirl Sister of the Year
Mother Hen: FARMGIRLS SOUTHWEST HENHOUSE

living life - www.snippetscja.blogspot.com

from my hands - www.cjscreations-ceejay.blogspot.com

the "Purple Thistle" http://www.ceejay48.etsy.com

from my heart - www.fromacelticheart.blogspot.com

from my hubby - www.aspenforge.blogspot.com
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nancypo
True Blue Farmgirl

362 Posts

nancy
boise idaho
USA
362 Posts

Posted - Jul 07 2012 :  9:40:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow, what a great quilt!

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 08 2012 :  11:16:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I got a nice batch of things yesterday-
the Avon tray from the 80's

A nice lined basket for kitchen storage

a birch bark covered peg rack for drying herbs or display

a little Ball jar for some homemade goodies or a gift

a vintage kitchen spatula says Made in Hong Kong, from the 40's/50's?

nice little pine shelf I waxed for one of the bedrooms

Total about $8.00!

Be the change...

http://littlehomesteadinboise.blogspot.com/
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Bonnie Ellis
True Blue Farmgirl

2335 Posts

Bonnie
Minneapolis Minnesota
USA
2335 Posts

Posted - Jul 09 2012 :  10:57:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I got a kick out of your "spatula" because I use mine for taking the poops out of the cat litter box.

grandmother and orphan farmgirl
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ceejay48
Farmgirl Legend/Schoolmarm/Sharpshooter

13257 Posts

CeeJay (CJ)
Dolores Colorado
USA
13257 Posts

Posted - Jul 10 2012 :  06:29:34 AM  Show Profile  Send ceejay48 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
My daughter and I found one of the "spatulas" and we use it in our glamping cooking gear. (It would be a great pooper scooper too)

I have a quilt rack that I haven't been using . . . I think I'll get it out to hang that quilt on. I have other quilts as well.
CJ

..from the barefoot farmgirl in SW Colorado...sister chick #665.
2010 Farmgirl Sister of the Year
Mother Hen: FARMGIRLS SOUTHWEST HENHOUSE

living life - www.snippetscja.blogspot.com

from my hands - www.cjscreations-ceejay.blogspot.com

the "Purple Thistle" http://www.ceejay48.etsy.com

from my heart - www.fromacelticheart.blogspot.com

from my hubby - www.aspenforge.blogspot.com
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nancypo
True Blue Farmgirl

362 Posts

nancy
boise idaho
USA
362 Posts

Posted - Jul 10 2012 :  08:41:46 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Never thought of that, we have a plastic "pooper scooper". I found a nice, small (10" high) working oil lamp for $2.00 yesterday. Cute afer I cleaned it up!


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 11 2012 :  1:27:02 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Haven't done much lately with the heat, but I did get a great movie on DVD for $2.00, and three cute cheese spreaders for 25 cents each. One says "fresh asparagus", another "celery 10 cents", cute. I'll take them camping soon...



Be the change...

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ceejay48
Farmgirl Legend/Schoolmarm/Sharpshooter

13257 Posts

CeeJay (CJ)
Dolores Colorado
USA
13257 Posts

Posted - Jul 12 2012 :  10:35:16 AM  Show Profile  Send ceejay48 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
For less than $2 . . . a few little dishes to add to our "Glamping" gear. We need a soap dish for handsoap - the dish with pansies.
Need a candy dish - the clear dish (or whatever we want to put in it)
The other 2 little plates for whatever. When we had guests for tea last week we NEEDED more sweet dishes to serve our tea and treats properly. The lidded dish with the hummingbird won't go into the gear . . . I love hummingbirds and this was in perfect condition and for 50 cents . . why not! It'll go either in my bathroom or bedroom or be switched back and forth between the two.
The sign we'll use at our "glamp" site too! I had hanging hooks on it and has LOTS of potential!
Also found some vintage dresser scarves and doilies I'll find something creative to do with. They aren't in the pic as I laundered them and they're hanging out to dry in our clear, clean Colorado air and blue skies!



..from the barefoot farmgirl in SW Colorado...sister chick #665.
2010 Farmgirl Sister of the Year
Mother Hen: FARMGIRLS SOUTHWEST HENHOUSE

living life - www.snippetscja.blogspot.com

from my hands - www.cjscreations-ceejay.blogspot.com

the "Purple Thistle" http://www.ceejay48.etsy.com

from my heart - www.fromacelticheart.blogspot.com

from my hubby - www.aspenforge.blogspot.com
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Bornagainfarmgirl
Farmgirl in Training

24 Posts

Jenn
MT
USA
24 Posts

Posted - Jul 13 2012 :  2:58:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My latest 'find' was a grain sack from the old grain mill my Dad would take his wheat to at harvest. It made me cry when I found it. I felt I was back in the grain truck again with my Dad as a little girl, holding his hand. Makes me cry again just writing it even- I Miss you Papa!

I love to wander country roads.
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nancypo
True Blue Farmgirl

362 Posts

nancy
boise idaho
USA
362 Posts

Posted - Jul 13 2012 :  3:56:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ah, that's nice to have those wonderful memories :)

Be the change...

http://littlehomesteadinboise.blogspot.com/
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ceejay48
Farmgirl Legend/Schoolmarm/Sharpshooter

13257 Posts

CeeJay (CJ)
Dolores Colorado
USA
13257 Posts

Posted - Jul 13 2012 :  4:13:14 PM  Show Profile  Send ceejay48 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Hey Jenn,
I certainly understand those feelings. Just recently dug out some things from our shed that were on our farm, lots of my dad's tools and some apple related things (apples were a BIG crop on our farm).
They are such treasures!
CJ

..from the barefoot farmgirl in SW Colorado...sister chick #665.
2010 Farmgirl Sister of the Year
Mother Hen: FARMGIRLS SOUTHWEST HENHOUSE

living life - www.snippetscja.blogspot.com

from my hands - www.cjscreations-ceejay.blogspot.com

the "Purple Thistle" http://www.ceejay48.etsy.com

from my heart - www.fromacelticheart.blogspot.com

from my hubby - www.aspenforge.blogspot.com
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Sabrena Orr
True Blue Farmgirl

197 Posts

Sabrena
Olympia WA
USA
197 Posts

Posted - Jul 15 2012 :  7:12:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Found this Cosco step stool at a garage sale this weekend. It was in pretty rough shape, wiggly legs, only 2 bolts holding the stool part on and torn up seat and d-i-r-t-y.... A couple cans of spray paint and 4 new bolts, we have a cute stool! My grandma had one just like this in her kitchen...sure wish I had hers, but this brings back lots of memories.

Sabrena, Olympia
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smiley
True Blue Farmgirl

650 Posts

lea
pea ridge arkansas
USA
650 Posts

Posted - Jul 18 2012 :  04:50:14 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jenn that is wonderful. I went into a used book store that had scrpabooking supplies 1/2 off but it was shut off from the bookstore part. The clerk opened the room up and let me browse around. One wall was stacks of paper randomly shelved. I found 4-h paper.16 sheets for $2. That saved me $9.
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nancypo
True Blue Farmgirl

362 Posts

nancy
boise idaho
USA
362 Posts

Posted - Jul 18 2012 :  09:21:57 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I was doing a quick browse thru a thirft store next to the restaurant we were going to- found a like-new Ralph Lauren blouse for $3.00, fit perfect!

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 26 2012 :  6:05:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I got this from eBay, it's smaller than some, for deviled eggs-


Be the change...

http://littlehomesteadinboise.blogspot.com/

I also got a blue canning jar, 2 gorgeous down-filled couch pillows (matched our stuff perfect!), a soft kitty condo and a vintage whisk at a thrift store.

Edited by - nancypo on Jul 26 2012 6:07:51 PM
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knittingmom
True Blue Farmgirl

665 Posts

AnneMarie
Edmonton Alberta
Canada
665 Posts

Posted - Jul 27 2012 :  4:16:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I found two kitchen chairs, two tops for myself, two pairs of pants for my 2 year old and a book - cost all under $30.00

Farmgirl Sister #3759

"There is no foot so small that it cannot leave an imprint on this world"

"The things that matter most are not really things after all"
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nancypo
True Blue Farmgirl

362 Posts

nancy
boise idaho
USA
362 Posts

Posted - Jul 28 2012 :  8:33:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Today I got some great deals- at Cost Plus World Market (where I got a 15 % off coupon in an email) we got: teas, 3 bottles (1 Liter each) of Italian extra virgin olive oil for $4.99 each. It was only today, an unadvertised special- good timing! This is my favorite- a cute tray with cover for picnicing, $3.00, and it collapses for easy storage! I now some of you would love this for GLAMPING :)



A cute little napkin holder at a thrift warehouse, 25 cents- I may cover with chicken wire, or paint?


A nice, big basket, 50 cents-


A dresser, drawers removed, for $6.00 for my new "canning cabinet", a work in progress, it will be painted and prettied up-


We went to a farmer's market about 1 p.m., and we got there as everyone one was packing up. I thought they closed at 3 p.m. I wanted to buy something before everything was gone, and spotted some red potatoes. I asked the lady farmer about them. She started bagging some, handed me a bag and said "here, try these.". I said, "let me give you some money", she said- "nope, I'd just have to take them home". Lesson learned- go early for better choices, go late for freebies, or discounts!!! We received about 5 lbs of 2 kinds of gorgeous fresh red tatters. I'll go back early next week and buy more local produce...


Be the change...

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

917 Posts

delicia
cincinnati ohio
USA
917 Posts

Posted - Jul 29 2012 :  02:00:21 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sabrena, I love that little stepping stool so cute.
Nancy, can't wait to see your canning cabinet I think that is a great idea.
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ceejay48
Farmgirl Legend/Schoolmarm/Sharpshooter

13257 Posts

CeeJay (CJ)
Dolores Colorado
USA
13257 Posts

Posted - Jul 29 2012 :  1:33:18 PM  Show Profile  Send ceejay48 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Yup, Nancy, that little picnic goodie would be great for Glamping!
Love the egg tray too . . too cute!

CJ

..from the barefoot farmgirl in SW Colorado...sister chick #665.
2010 Farmgirl Sister of the Year
Mother Hen: FARMGIRLS SOUTHWEST HENHOUSE

living life - www.snippetscja.blogspot.com

from my hands - www.cjscreations-ceejay.blogspot.com

the "Purple Thistle" http://www.ceejay48.etsy.com

from my heart - www.fromacelticheart.blogspot.com

from my hubby - www.aspenforge.blogspot.com
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ceejay48
Farmgirl Legend/Schoolmarm/Sharpshooter

13257 Posts

CeeJay (CJ)
Dolores Colorado
USA
13257 Posts

Posted - Jul 29 2012 :  1:38:52 PM  Show Profile  Send ceejay48 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
We have an old hard-side Apache popup camper that we haven't used in several years. A few days ago a guy stops by interested in buying it to move into the mountains to use for hunting camps. Sooooo, my hubby and I decided we'd sell it but it needed opened up and all of our junk that was still in there taken out.
I knew there were dishes, pots/pans, bedding and such, but I couldn't remember everything. My goodness, what a job!
I had forgotten about all the cool, very retro Tupperware that was out there. You know the stuff from the 70s in the bold colors. Found some of that.

Also these plates and all eight of them are there! This was the Melmac set my hubby bought me as a wedding gift . . in December 1968!!
There were 3 of the cereal bowls (yellow) but none of the other pieces. I laughed when I saw the plates! We'll celebrate our 44th anniversary in December this year.
Talk about a trip down memory lane!
CJ


..from the barefoot farmgirl in SW Colorado...sister chick #665.
2010 Farmgirl Sister of the Year
Mother Hen: FARMGIRLS SOUTHWEST HENHOUSE

living life - www.snippetscja.blogspot.com

from my hands - www.cjscreations-ceejay.blogspot.com

the "Purple Thistle" http://www.ceejay48.etsy.com

from my heart - www.fromacelticheart.blogspot.com

from my hubby - www.aspenforge.blogspot.com

Edited by - ceejay48 on Jul 29 2012 1:45:24 PM
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delicia
True Blue Farmgirl

917 Posts

delicia
cincinnati ohio
USA
917 Posts

Posted - Jul 29 2012 :  1:56:58 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
CeeJay,

that is so cool. I love all that stuff and to find a whole camper full of stuff. I am very excited for you.
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