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ceejay48
Farmgirl Legend/Schoolmarm/Sharpshooter

13311 Posts

CeeJay (CJ)
Dolores Colorado
USA
13311 Posts

Posted - Jul 30 2012 :  08:41:19 AM  Show Profile  Send ceejay48 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
It was a job to get that stuff cleared out of the camper, but it was fun to see what treasures there were that we'd stowed in there the last time we used it. Some of the items I'd forgotten about, but I did remember that this quilt was in there.

Back in the 70s I started making "crazy" patchwork quilts. We lived in Tucson, AZ at the time and I sold them at craft fairs . . they were very popular! I also made clothing items, including kids clothing from patchwork blocks. I made this king-sized quilt for us. Some of the fabric blocks are quite worn but most are still in good shape. It's a pretty sturdy and cozy quilt. In looking at the fabric patches I was reminded of the things I made from that fabric . . 30+ years ago!!! A lot of it was clothing for my kiddos!
Another trip down memory lane! I washed it, let it dry on the line and it smells like fresh, Colorado sunshine and air!
CJ



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

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nancypo
True Blue Farmgirl

362 Posts

nancy
boise idaho
USA
362 Posts

Posted - Jul 30 2012 :  5:13:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I found 2 great shirts today! Ready for fall with a corduroy blouse and a nice gauzy shirt for the heat...

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nancypo
True Blue Farmgirl

362 Posts

nancy
boise idaho
USA
362 Posts

Posted - Aug 13 2012 :  08:54:41 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I hit a yard sale Sat. and got a little plastic jar full of cookie cutters for $1.00, all the holidays are covered, and then some :)





and a nice punch tin lamp, also a buck-



I got a nice skirt and sweater at a thrift store on a weekend trip before that. I love thrifting out of town!

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SandraM
True Blue Farmgirl

295 Posts

Sandra
Coldwater Michigan
USA
295 Posts

Posted - Aug 13 2012 :  11:22:19 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I found a large Cast Iron Skillet..Lodge brand for 5.99
I was thrilled :)

Sandra
www.mittenstatesheepandwool.com
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FebruaryViolet
True Blue Farmgirl

4810 Posts

Jonni
Elsmere Kentucky
USA
4810 Posts

Posted - Aug 13 2012 :  11:29:41 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That's an awesome find, Sandra! Our most recent find was the pram we took from someone's discard pile and will fix up to hold our little one's dollies and stuffed animals in her "big girl room" coming this October.


Sandra, I think we were near where you're from during our visit to Michigan, recently--we really loved the area surrounding Ypsilanti, especially some of the more rural areas (and it didn't take long to get out to those). Any ideas about moving up that way? I went to school way up north, near Traverse City, at Interlochen Arts Academy, but it's a whole different ball game.

"Hey, I've got nothing to do today but smile..."
The Only Living Boy in New York, Paul Simon
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FieldsofThyme
Farmgirl Guide & Schoolmarm / Chapter Leader

4928 Posts



USA
4928 Posts

Posted - Sep 09 2012 :  1:26:34 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yesterday, hubby and I took another island getaway. It was also an island wide garage sale day. We drove around and got these great buys:

Melmac plates with blue roses, and a green bowl...all the plates were $.75 total, and the bowl $.25.



I also found this vintage, round butter dish for $2.00 (marked down from $9.00), that one couple was selling, along with other antiques in their garage.


I also bought 6 vintage green glass wine glasses for $2.00 total.
After we got home and googled the stamp on the glass, we are 99% sure they are vintage glasses from a glass factory that was in the same town we do our Farmer's Market. They have tours with glassware on display, so we have plans to take one over to have someone to verify that it is indeed their glassware. They sell for about $12.00/each or so.


Farmgirl #800
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From my Camera: http://www.flickr.com/photos/pioneerwomanatheart/
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FieldsofThyme
Farmgirl Guide & Schoolmarm / Chapter Leader

4928 Posts



USA
4928 Posts

Posted - Sep 09 2012 :  2:12:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I also bought one of those wooden, accordian style, expandable towel racks. I paid a whopping $.25 for it. Check over on "Make it Easy" to see what I used it for.

Farmgirl #800
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http://scrapreusedandrecycledartprojects.blogspot.com/

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From my Camera: http://www.flickr.com/photos/pioneerwomanatheart/
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jan49829
True Blue Farmgirl

2421 Posts

Janet
Winter Haven Florida
USA
2421 Posts

Posted - Sep 09 2012 :  3:21:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Kristina, you found some real deals. Isn't it fun to go to these sales? Hard to get my hubby to go to them.

Janet
Farmgirl Sister #3340

http://hardatworkcrafts.blogspot.com

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AnnieinIdaho
True Blue Farmgirl

419 Posts

Annie
ID
USA
419 Posts

Posted - Sep 10 2012 :  12:58:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Sisters,
I found the most interesting scarf at an antique mall in Las Vegas, NV near my home. It is a membership scarf of the Nevada Cowbelles. Curious at how old scarf may be, I began looking up on the internet names of members or their ranch. What makes it really great is they have their Cattle Brand symbols on it too. What a grand group of people represented on this scarf. Many have relatives still living on the land, so I won't go into detail and will keep it as privatized as possible. But sad stories on how some of these grand women died, had to sell their ranches, and other losses due to difficulties in raising and selling cattle were found in newspaper articles and obituaries. Most of these women were cut from the "same cloth" as many of our own Mary Jane Farmgirls. They contributed in larger than life ways to their communities. The scarf now reads like a book with individual diaries on their lives. I have copied the information and have it tucked away with the scarf. One member, Anna, from this scarf, was born in 1898 and passed away in 1987. She was the first president. Later the name Cowbelles was changed to Cattlewomen. Really cool. I am glad I am now the "keeper" of this scarf, which is silk!
Annie


"The turnings of life seldom show a sign-post; or rather, though the sign is always there, it is usually placed some distance back, like the notices that give warning of a bad hill or a level railway-crossing." Edith Wharton, 1913 from 'The Custom of the Country'.
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ceejay48
Farmgirl Legend/Schoolmarm/Sharpshooter

13311 Posts

CeeJay (CJ)
Dolores Colorado
USA
13311 Posts

Posted - Sep 10 2012 :  5:46:47 PM  Show Profile  Send ceejay48 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Cool finds, farmgirls!

I found a vintage "diner" style coffee cup today in the free box!
And, 3 pieces of fabric perfect for my apron business: total of 7 yards of fabric for a total of $3.00!
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

13311 Posts

CeeJay (CJ)
Dolores Colorado
USA
13311 Posts

Posted - Sep 27 2012 :  3:58:38 PM  Show Profile  Send ceejay48 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
A medium sized, blue Samsonite "Medalist" retro suitcase for TWENTY-FIVE CENTS!!!
Yup, yessiree . . a quarter! Of all the suitcases in the thrift store it was the one without a price tag and the only one I really wanted, and it really good condition.
I told the guy at the counter there was no price on it, he looked it over and said, "well then, it's a quarter"!
SCORE!!
Going to give it to my glamping partner, my daughter as she was wanted one for her own things when we go glamping.
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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laurentany
True Blue Farmgirl

3259 Posts

Laurie
Patchogue NY
USA
3259 Posts

Posted - Sep 28 2012 :  6:57:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow CJ, between the fabric and the suitcase I dont know where your scored bigger! But I know that Robin will really enjoy that suitcase, so I am super happy for you ( and Robin!). Way to go! Dont you just love it when you find a deal like that? AHHHHHHHH
Hugs,


~Laurie
"Little Hen House on the Island"
Farmgirl Sister#1403

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Shabby lil Farmgirl
Farmgirl at Heart

4 Posts

Nicola
Fowlerville Mi
USA
4 Posts

Posted - Oct 02 2012 :  03:15:50 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
FebruaryViolet,
I just LOVE that old pram :)
I have a 15 year old one that I bought when my first baby was born. It is a silver cross coach built that I had imported from England. I almost have thought about selling it but dream about pushing my Grandkids in it one day.

When I have room, I am thinking of leaving it out and just putting in some dolls.

BTW I have two childrens prams that match mine too! My Nan bought them for my older girls when they were little. I can't find the heart to sell those either. They are stored at my ex father In laws house and I will have to get them sometime soon before he gets fed up and gets rid of them.

I just loved walking my babies in mine and had a little seat on top when my second baby came along to ride the toddler on top.

Origionally I had a pretty white eyelet sun canopy too, but that got misplaced in one of my many moves.. I also made eyelet bedding for it too.

Busy Making Lemonade with all the Lemons that life gives me... Finally tasting sweet!!!
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jenne.f
True Blue Farmgirl

643 Posts

Jenne
Wagontown PA
USA
643 Posts

Posted - Oct 07 2012 :  4:41:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Farmgirls,
I love reading about your finds! I am so jealous. I have been making the rounds of sales and Thrift stores this summer. My one recent find was a brand new denim jumper with embroidery for $1. And.....it was a size smaller than I usually wear and it fit. That makes its value go up tremendously! I also found a Longaberger blue eagle and star covered dish, used once for $5. Found the same one on Ebay for $75. Yippee
Jenne

"Follow your bliss"

Farmgirl sister #4616
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nancypo
True Blue Farmgirl

362 Posts

nancy
boise idaho
USA
362 Posts

Posted - Oct 07 2012 :  4:54:01 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I needed some small "gratin dishes" for baked eggs. I finally found some really nice (new) ones at Cost Plus for %3.99 each! What a deal!!!


Ina Garten's herbed baked eggs

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jenne.f
True Blue Farmgirl

643 Posts

Jenne
Wagontown PA
USA
643 Posts

Posted - Oct 08 2012 :  06:04:16 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nancy,
Beautiful dishes. Your herbed baked eggs and sides look delicious.
Jenne

"Follow your bliss"

Farmgirl sister #4616
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rough start farmgirl
True Blue Farmgirl

3331 Posts

marianne
The Beautiful Pacific NW Washington State
USA
3331 Posts

Posted - Oct 12 2012 :  01:12:22 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nancy, That does make a lovely setting.
Marianne=
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Katlady93
True Blue Farmgirl

361 Posts

Charlotte
Denmark SC
USA
361 Posts

Posted - Oct 28 2012 :  5:30:08 PM  Show Profile  Send Katlady93 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Woo Hoo Scored an awesome find on some embrodery thread. someone took a lot of time to set up a really nifty filing system for the yarn: snack size ziplock bags and 2 split ring keyrings, nicely numbered in order. there are about 50 bags o each set of rings. Unused for the most part. as i started looked, each bag had at least 3 skeins in it. so about 150 skeins for $15, pretty much one of every color for 10 cents a color. now to decide what to do with it first.

Some dreams are worth the risk it takes to make them real.

Don't tell me the sky's the limit when there are footsteps on the moon.
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ceejay48
Farmgirl Legend/Schoolmarm/Sharpshooter

13311 Posts

CeeJay (CJ)
Dolores Colorado
USA
13311 Posts

Posted - Oct 29 2012 :  9:28:39 PM  Show Profile  Send ceejay48 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
A lovely oval tablecloth with pansy print, a full-sized flat sheet, 2 beautiful doilies, 2 yards of wonderful fabric (for my apron making), beautiful handmade quilted table topper, 3 pair of jeans (Eddie Bauer, Cabelas and Calvin Klein) . . . TOTAL? $10.00 That's it . . 10 bucks!
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 - Nov 05 2012 :  6:18:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I hit a local thrift store yesterday and found this, for $4.00, added new batteries, works great! The globe is actually glass, and it's a very heavy resin. It's be great for the holiday/winter season :)





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pinokeeo
True Blue Farmgirl

559 Posts

Phyllis
Oregon
USA
559 Posts

Posted - Nov 05 2012 :  6:55:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow. Some beautiful finds here.

My latest is a "retro" suitcase for $6. It has a peculiar looking key that actually works to lock the suitcase. I found the key in a pocket inside the suitcase.



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nancypo
True Blue Farmgirl

362 Posts

nancy
boise idaho
USA
362 Posts

Posted - Nov 12 2012 :  8:03:02 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I found a nice 12 cup coffee maker for the holidays, $4.00 a Goodwill, and a 10' garland (all wood pieces) at a rummage sale for $2.00, fun!





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mickib
True Blue Farmgirl

267 Posts

Michele
Coeur d'Alene Idaho
267 Posts

Posted - Nov 13 2012 :  3:18:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I found a like-new Coldwater Creek wool and cashmere blazer at Goodwill for $5. It's so soft and warm!
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nancypo
True Blue Farmgirl

362 Posts

nancy
boise idaho
USA
362 Posts

Posted - Nov 13 2012 :  3:31:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oooo, I LOVE their stuff!

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nancypo
True Blue Farmgirl

362 Posts

nancy
boise idaho
USA
362 Posts

Posted - Nov 18 2012 :  9:14:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I really scored in the last 2 days-
at Goodwill I found 2 pairs of like-new jeans, 3 heavy winter tops- a Land's End polar fleece pullover, a flannel blouse, and a thick cord blouse. I also found a really cute wood hook item with an inlaid ceramic tile, from Peru, $2.00-



and a cute tree omnament today at Shopko for $3.00-



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