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nancypo Posted - Jul 27 2011 : 12:11:57 PM
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!!!

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Red Tractor Girl Posted - Nov 11 2021 : 4:22:06 PM
That is quite the haul, Vanessa! Enjoy your new additions during these colder months!

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Audra Rose Posted - Nov 10 2021 : 4:22:02 PM
Oh, sit right back and you'll hear a tale, a tale of a shopping trip that had no husband tagging on to try and make me quit.
The shop was Another Man's Treasure, a charitable boutique. I drove up there in the chilly air, warm blouses for to seek.

Enough Gilligan's Island intro- you can fill a large paper bag for $10.60. I tightly rolled all my finds so I could get more in the bag. In all, I got 17 tops (one didn't get in the picture). The gray cashmere sweater was shrunk, I thought I could still wear it, but it was too tight. The dark blue Oxford shirt is too tight across the bust. All in all, less than a dollar a shirt!

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Audra Rose Posted - Jul 14 2021 : 09:02:27 AM
Tara, I was just in our local shop at the right time. The lady in charge was clearing out winter stuff for the warmer weather. I still got some use of the sweaters before I packed them away for summer.

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atkinst2 Posted - Jul 07 2021 : 10:23:01 AM
April, what a find! Good job

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katmom Posted - Jul 06 2021 : 4:53:42 PM
April,, with out a doubt,, that is a sweet dish... and for only $1.. you scored big time.

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lovecatsandsunshine Posted - Jun 28 2021 : 11:23:18 AM
How did you find the free clothes? There are a lot of thrift shops around upstate sc and I really need to explore them.
I would love to find some jade glass bowls.

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Audra Rose Posted - Jun 08 2021 : 6:01:17 PM
That is so beautiful! I look for lusterware, especially Czechoslovakian.

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Dreamer42 Posted - Jun 08 2021 : 4:37:37 PM
I found a little Haviland Limoges dish at a garage sale for $1.00! I was so excited! I will use it at a ring dish or for my cute little paperclips at my desk, Perhaps I'll rotate it back and forth! I love limoges dishes, I find them so feminine and beautiful - I have a few serving dishes I've been collecting for special occasions and am always watching!

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Dreamer42 Posted - Jun 08 2021 : 4:32:19 PM
Love your little black dress, Vanessa, what a bargain and it fits you perfectly!

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Audra Rose Posted - Apr 02 2021 : 3:34:33 PM
Free, free, free, free, free!

I love the turquoise beaded dress. It's a size 8 which will keep me motivated to stay healthy. The shirts and skirt are perfect for spring.

The white lace jacket will be worn over my Easter dress, the orange jacket is merino wool(!) and the green sweater has some wool in it. I also forgot a purple plaid shirt, but it fits.
All these were picked up at a clothes closet in Brooksville run by a church. The lady there said she was giving away some of the winter clothes so she'd have room for spring clothing.

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levisgrammy Posted - Oct 12 2020 : 04:10:37 AM
Found some Currier and Ives dishes at an estate sale last weekend. Finding bits and pieces to add to my collection.

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windypines Posted - Oct 11 2020 : 4:17:43 PM
That is a great find Vanessa. Looks great on too!! enjoy wearing it.

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Audra Rose Posted - Oct 11 2020 : 08:31:36 AM

This is my $3 dress. It was on a rack of clothing outside a "girly stuff" store, and I figured even though it was a size 10 and I wasn't sure it'd fit i couldn't go wrong. I also got a paisley print t shirt.

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katmom Posted - Sep 16 2020 : 9:04:53 PM
Vanessa,, luv that lusterware bowl!!!

Sherone.. 3 boxes of vtg patterns?? I'd be in hog heaven too!
post pics if you can..

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sherone_13 Posted - Sep 08 2020 : 10:09:31 AM
Three boxes of vintage (40,50,60's) sewing patterns. I'm like a kid in a candy shop.


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Audra Rose Posted - Sep 05 2020 : 06:55:59 AM

I only went to 2 yard sales this morning, but hit a jackpot. Got a Kenmore sewing machine for $30, a lusterware bowl and several Kentucky souvenir plates, including 2 of the old Bracken County high school which has been torn down. A piece of history!

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katmom Posted - Dec 23 2019 : 6:36:47 PM
Vanessa,, I forgot to mention,,, I had read somewhere,, long time ago, that a lot of unknown brand name sewing machines were manufactured to use Singer parts.

Maybe you might get lucky and be able to use a Singer bobbin case ... you might have to match it up to the same year or Decade Singer machine to your 'Electro Brand 300'

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katmom Posted - Dec 23 2019 : 6:21:59 PM
Vanessa,,, awesome machine... now have fun!
oh, and I am sure you already have 'googled' the brand to find out where you can find the bobbin case.. ebay is usually a good place to find anything and everything.

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Audra Rose Posted - Dec 20 2019 : 8:04:43 PM
It works, but I need a bobbin case.

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HollerGirl56 Posted - Dec 11 2019 : 2:00:29 PM
Beautiful machine---I sure hope it works. Older sewing machines really had style---but when I was young and in home-ec all we had was an old treadle machine. I could sew up a storm on it and my mom used it until she died in 1997. My sister still has it.

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Audra Rose Posted - Dec 11 2019 : 11:22:41 AM

My CASA director, knowing of my fondness for sewing, offered her grandmother's sewing machine to me. It is an Electro Brand 300 with push button zig zag. I've just cleaned the cabinet and will see if it still works.
In case you aren't familiar with CASA, it stands for court appointed special advocate. We speak for children who are in the court system due to abuse or neglect.

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nubidane Posted - Nov 08 2019 : 3:56:42 PM
Great finds Sara!!
Especially the cookbook. I love old church recipe cookbooks. I have a few, but nothing as vintage as what that one appears to be.
YellowRose Posted - Nov 08 2019 : 11:18:31 AM
My sister and I went to an estate sale today. I found 3 half aprons for fifty cents each. I wear bib aprons but I like to decorate with half aprons or have on hand for gifts.

A Wesleyan Service Guild cookbook from Roby, TX for $2. No date but all advertisement phone numbers were 3 or 4 digits. The little town is near Sweetwater. Do any of my Texas FarmGirl sisters know when 3 or 4 digits were no longer used?

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Dreamer42 Posted - Nov 05 2019 : 9:38:31 PM
I found a beautiful pair of haviland limoges teacups at a thrift shop who supports their ministry, $8 for the pair with matching saucers!!! I was thrilled!

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churunga Posted - Nov 03 2019 : 08:03:09 AM
I found these in a box marked "free" on my block.

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