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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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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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Audra Rose Posted - Aug 31 2019 : 1:09:21 PM
I found 3 bags of holiday cards, photos, calling cards and postcards at a yard sale. Some of the holiday cards have post marks from 1919, 1930s and 1940s. I'll scan them to share with crafters.

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Audra Rose Posted - Aug 31 2019 : 1:04:14 PM
Originally posted by katmom

Vanessa, what great finds!

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Dreamer42 Posted - Aug 29 2019 : 9:03:31 PM
I came across a beautiful soup toureen for $2.95 a few weeks ago! Very similar to Limoges...but wasn't. I was giddy!

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katmom Posted - Apr 10 2019 : 11:43:15 PM
Vanessa, what great finds!

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Audra Rose Posted - Apr 09 2019 : 05:21:53 AM

Last weekend I went to an estate auction and spotted these sad silver things. Some had engraving from the 1980s for Walking Horse shows. We got them for $6. The ones in front have been polished and the ones in back still need work. Besides silver polish I've used the aluminum foil, baking soda and salt method.
We also got a light up Merry Christmas sign

The lights work too, which is great. We got it for $17.

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MBurns Posted - Mar 15 2019 : 5:23:27 PM
I consigned last summer at 2 different stores and made about 500.I consigned name brand clothing,books and cookbooks, seasonal decorations etc. Easy way to make some cash. I love also shopping consignment stores. Great deals. Also love thrift stores.

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marlee Posted - Mar 14 2019 : 6:48:15 PM
I went to Goodwill and found 20 rolls of washi tape for 1.99. I hit the jackpot. And believe me I did the Happy Dance. lol

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ruthie218 Posted - Jan 04 2019 : 1:17:14 PM
My latest finds were 2 crocheted blankets and big bag of brush trees for only 10.00.

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MBurns Posted - Nov 02 2018 : 12:10:44 PM
Consigning makes a little extra cash. Have several great consignment stores near me.anyone else consign?

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MBurns Posted - Nov 02 2018 : 12:07:56 PM
Great deal on sheets. And $1 for all those hankies wow. I thrift once a week usually on Mondays.I also consign clothes tomorrow Nick Macs etc. and other things.

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MBurns Posted - Nov 02 2018 : 12:03:07 PM
Pretty sweater and great deal on jeans . I feel lucky to find jeans for 5 and tops for 3 to 5.Love thrift stores.

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Audra Rose Posted - Nov 02 2018 : 11:36:05 AM

In our small town, the Assembly of God hosts a Ladies Clothes Closet. Its open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday afternoons. I realized that I only had one pair of jeans so I dropped in. I found a beautiful plum Old Navy pullover and 3 pairs of jeans for $1. One pair doesn't fit so it will become a quilt.

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RachelLeigh Posted - Oct 24 2018 : 7:33:31 PM
My mother collects beautiful Mexican Talavera pottery. I've now found two pieces of this beautiful pottery at our Goodwill! The first one I found about six weeks ago, a Ginger jar, that retails for $110 or so and I found it for $7! The second find, a pitcher, happened today. It retails for around $80 and I paid $8 for it. My mom is so excited! Last week, I bought a $10 TravelPro suitcase in excellent condition that retails for $350. AND I've found three authentic, vintage Coach bags there, too, over the past few months. We have THE BEST Goodwill!

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