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Annie S
True Blue Farmgirl

756 Posts

Annie
Custer S.D.
USA
756 Posts

Posted - Nov 19 2012 :  1:48:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Also picked up some Christmas decorations from Goodwill last week-2 table top trees, plastic serving plates for cookies and goodies, a metal reindeer that holds Christmas cards, some Christmas plaques to hang, three stuffed moose and snowmens to put on the mantel of the fireplace, a basket of greenery w/berries and bows, a red long sleeve T to wear for the holidays and my favorite find - a pea coat for me for only $5.00. Have been wanted one for a long time so this was a sweet find. It's a little big, but when I wear it over bulky sweaters, etc. I'll still have room to move. Also got a pretty lavendar scardf to go with the coat. There's a few other things, but got all of it for under $30.00. Next week I'm off to the Salvation Army store to get some stuffed animals for the dogs for Christmas gifts and just see what they have to offer. Thrift store shopping is so much fun!!!!!!
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nancypo
True Blue Farmgirl

362 Posts

nancy
boise idaho
USA
362 Posts

Posted - Nov 19 2012 :  2:31:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good score!

Be the change...

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

559 Posts

Phyllis
Oregon
USA
559 Posts

Posted - Nov 30 2012 :  11:21:55 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nancy, I love your lantern.

Yesterday was a good day thrifting. I picked up some old record albums for ten cents apiece to add to my collection.

I also found three photo albums for a total of one dollar. I plan to use these to make albums for my grandkids. they come to visit each year and we take lots of pictures.

And I found a complete lighted three-piece drum set for my outdoor Christmas decorations for only $10 and all the lights work.

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I cannot master those things that I have not tried.

check out my artfire: http://www.artfire.com/users/PiNOKEEOs

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ceejay48
Farmgirl Legend/Schoolmarm/Sharpshooter

13311 Posts

CeeJay (CJ)
Dolores Colorado
USA
13311 Posts

Posted - Dec 07 2012 :  5:16:50 PM  Show Profile  Send ceejay48 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
On my lateat trip to a thrift I found these goodies.

Love this lighted ceramic piece of trees with carolers. It's sitting on my old Coronado sewing machine. I think there is something missing from either side of the carolers, but I'll find something to glue there you can bet on that!


Antique glass ball ornaments. The boxes have the original contents and with the tissue papers that were partially surrounding the balls. And the price stickers on them . . 88 cents! I paid 50 cents per box.
I also scored a box of glass ball ornaments of different sizes and colors . . a good sized box for $1.00. The other ornaments in this pic were part of what was in that box. I remember my mom has some of those bell shaped ornaments The ornament on top of the box of pink balls in the center has "Merry Christmas" embossed on it.
I LOVE this kind of stuff!!!
CJ


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

my aprons - http://www.facebook.com/FarmFreshAprons

living life - www.snippetscja.blogspot.com

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

from my heart - www.fromacelticheart.blogspot.com

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

559 Posts

Phyllis
Oregon
USA
559 Posts

Posted - Dec 08 2012 :  07:02:04 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh, Ceejay, those glass ornaments are wonderful! I love the shaped ones.

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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

12031 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
12031 Posts

Posted - Dec 08 2012 :  6:29:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
CeeJay,, I luv your 'lighted tree w/carolers"....
could the missing 'objects' have been street lights...? or more carolers?.

>^..^<
Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

www.katmom4.blogspot.com & http://graciesvictorianrose.blogspot.com

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ceejay48
Farmgirl Legend/Schoolmarm/Sharpshooter

13311 Posts

CeeJay (CJ)
Dolores Colorado
USA
13311 Posts

Posted - Dec 08 2012 :  8:18:21 PM  Show Profile  Send ceejay48 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Gracie, you're probably right . . I'll bet they were street lights. I haven't really tried to find anything to put there yet . . getting there.

I saw a tree like the ceramic one you found, but it was missing so many of the little lights I just wasn't in the mood to try to make it work.

Fun stuff, huh!!
CJ

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

my aprons - http://www.facebook.com/FarmFreshAprons

living life - www.snippetscja.blogspot.com

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

from my heart - www.fromacelticheart.blogspot.com

from my hubby - www.aspenforge.blogspot.com
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Katlady93
True Blue Farmgirl

361 Posts

Charlotte
Denmark SC
USA
361 Posts

Posted - Dec 09 2012 :  08:05:53 AM  Show Profile  Send Katlady93 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
what wonderful finds you have all made. we didn't get to go thrifting yesterday. moving a washer turned into an all day affair.

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 - Dec 09 2012 :  09:14:23 AM  Show Profile  Send ceejay48 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
I will go to the Christmas village parts, pieces and accessories dept. at Walmart and see if I can find some street lamps the right size to put there. If not, I KNOW I can put some itty-bitty evergreen trees that look like they have snow on them. There's always a way . .
CJ

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

my aprons - http://www.facebook.com/FarmFreshAprons

living life - www.snippetscja.blogspot.com

from my hands - www.cjscreations-ceejay.blogspot.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 - Dec 09 2012 :  4:37:51 PM  Show Profile  Send ceejay48 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
I found these glass ball ornaments some time back and the little egg scale is actually one we used when I was a teenager to weigh eggs that we sold from our farm . . . a LL-OOO-NNN-GGG time ago. I'm going to add some more decorations to this on my credenza.
CJ



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

my aprons - http://www.facebook.com/FarmFreshAprons

living life - www.snippetscja.blogspot.com

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

from my heart - www.fromacelticheart.blogspot.com

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

1605 Posts

Marlene
DeRidder Louisiana
1605 Posts

Posted - Dec 10 2012 :  3:05:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
OHHH! When i am off later this week I will be going to Goodwill and St Vincents. Everyone got beautiful things.I love those kind og stores.Never know what you will find.

Hugs Marlee

God is the painter, he paints the picture. And his son builds it, for he is the Master Carpenter!

Silly Boys Trucks Are For Girls
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ceejay48
Farmgirl Legend/Schoolmarm/Sharpshooter

13311 Posts

CeeJay (CJ)
Dolores Colorado
USA
13311 Posts

Posted - Dec 29 2012 :  9:43:25 PM  Show Profile  Send ceejay48 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Went to one of my favorite thrift shops today. The manager there lots of times just looks at a stack of linens I pick out and decides what to charge which is considerably less than if she counted them all out. Today I found a set of 4 beautiful floral linen napkins, another set of 3 beautiful floral Waterford napkins, 6 pillow cases, checkered linen tea towel, 2 embroidered dressed scarves, 3 crochet doilies . . she charged me a total of $1.00! AND a pair of Lee jeans for $1.00 . . AND a beautiful vintage suitcase in a deep pink/red color in great condition, with a key for $3.00!!

The best part?? Several hours later at home I was trying on the jeans and found a $10 bill in the pocket!!! Soooo, I got double my money back . . .
CJ

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

my aprons - http://www.facebook.com/FarmFreshAprons

living life - www.snippetscja.blogspot.com

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

from my heart - www.fromacelticheart.blogspot.com

from my hubby - www.aspenforge.blogspot.com

Edited by - ceejay48 on Dec 29 2012 9:43:50 PM
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rough start farmgirl
True Blue Farmgirl

3331 Posts

marianne
The Beautiful Pacific NW Washington State
USA
3331 Posts

Posted - Dec 30 2012 :  04:18:14 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh, CJ, I get so excited when I find $$ that I left in the pocket of jeans. What fun it must have been to find some moola that someone ELSE left. Jack Pot!

Marianne
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lovinRchickens
True Blue Farmgirl

2893 Posts

Kelly
Pipe Creek Texas
USA
2893 Posts

Posted - Dec 30 2012 :  1:17:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ceejay...The goodies themseves sound great but how wonderful to find an extra little something too :)

Blessings
~Kelly~
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ceejay48
Farmgirl Legend/Schoolmarm/Sharpshooter

13311 Posts

CeeJay (CJ)
Dolores Colorado
USA
13311 Posts

Posted - Dec 30 2012 :  2:10:04 PM  Show Profile  Send ceejay48 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Marianne . . I was tickled all shades of pink to put my hand in the pocket and pull that out!!

Kelly, you are so right . . the goodies were wonderful and the prices excellent! I bought the vintage suitcase to give to my daughter to use on our glamping adventures. Told her it ended up being free!
CJ

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

my aprons - http://www.facebook.com/FarmFreshAprons

living life - www.snippetscja.blogspot.com

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

from my heart - www.fromacelticheart.blogspot.com

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

645 Posts

Lorraine
Morris IL
USA
645 Posts

Posted - Dec 30 2012 :  2:12:46 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good for you CJ - Happy New Years!

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

1499 Posts

Mary
Central TX
USA
1499 Posts

Posted - Jan 01 2013 :  5:28:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
CJ -- I am sooo JEALOUS ! That thrift store sounds delightful. Our here think they are Macys and charge ridiculous prices for just old stuff. One of my old favorites closed too.

A pocket "full of money" How delightful! That was truly the luck of the Irish (whether you are or not).

I'm ready to find some new stores to explore !

MJ

"There is no unbelief: Whoever plants a seed beneath the sod and waits to see it push away the clod, he trusts in God." (Kate Douglas Wiggin)
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ceejay48
Farmgirl Legend/Schoolmarm/Sharpshooter

13311 Posts

CeeJay (CJ)
Dolores Colorado
USA
13311 Posts

Posted - Jan 02 2013 :  1:12:10 PM  Show Profile  Send ceejay48 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Mary Jane . . .I was SOOO tickled! We have three good thrift stores and they all benefit some charity. We have Salvation Army and then the one I went to and got the jeans benefits our local battered womens shelter and we have on through the Methodist church. I went to the SA and Methodist stores today . . . more good finds. I'll post a pic of the picnic hamper I got for $3.00! A wonderful find for glamping!

Come on over . . we'll go thrifting together!
CJ

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

my aprons - http://www.facebook.com/FarmFreshAprons

living life - www.snippetscja.blogspot.com

from my hands - www.cjscreations-ceejay.blogspot.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 - Jan 02 2013 :  5:49:00 PM  Show Profile  Send ceejay48 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Here's the picnic hamper I got today for $3.00 . . .score!

The lining is lightly quilted and the bottom section is removable so it can be laundered and has 4 pockets, two on each of the long sides.
It's 17 x 13 and 9 1/2 inches deep.
Just tickled to add this to our glamping gear
CJ





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

my aprons - http://www.facebook.com/FarmFreshAprons

living life - www.snippetscja.blogspot.com

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

from my heart - www.fromacelticheart.blogspot.com

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

562 Posts

Heather
Longmont Colorado
USA
562 Posts

Posted - Jan 03 2013 :  06:59:30 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
CJ your finds are awesome! I think I may have to take a road trip to your area of the state for a shopping spree! The prices around the front range area are often pricey.

Heather

http://homesteadincity.blogspot.com/
http://littlehouseonthebumper.blogspot.com/ (My "glamper" page)

"Only your real friends tell you when your face is dirty"
Farm Girl Sister #662
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ceejay48
Farmgirl Legend/Schoolmarm/Sharpshooter

13311 Posts

CeeJay (CJ)
Dolores Colorado
USA
13311 Posts

Posted - Jan 03 2013 :  07:55:26 AM  Show Profile  Send ceejay48 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Come on down Heather . . .we can go thrifing! Get "calicogirl" (Sharon) to go with us, do lunch, have a good ole time!!!
I can't guarantee you find any extra cash in an pockets though . . . but ya' never know!

I also found a really nice, cushy bathroom rug in a lovely pinky/lavender color for $1.00 . . it'll be nice to put between our beds in the tent to sink our toes into when we get up. Love to have a bunch of small rugs for our tent and our canopy for glamping!
CJ


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

my aprons - http://www.facebook.com/FarmFreshAprons

living life - www.snippetscja.blogspot.com

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

from my heart - www.fromacelticheart.blogspot.com

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

3582 Posts

Judith
Nora Springs IA
USA
3582 Posts

Posted - Jan 03 2013 :  07:58:25 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That picnic basket is soooooooooo cute! What a buy! They are expensive around here..used, thrift, whatever.

Farmgirl sister #3926

"Courage is not the absence of fear, but the belief that something is more important than fear." Ambrose Red Moon
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pinokeeo
True Blue Farmgirl

559 Posts

Phyllis
Oregon
USA
559 Posts

Posted - Jan 04 2013 :  9:02:25 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ceejay, I wanna go shopping with you. I never find great things like that cute little hamper in our thrift stores. And they charge too much money for most things here.

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ceejay48
Farmgirl Legend/Schoolmarm/Sharpshooter

13311 Posts

CeeJay (CJ)
Dolores Colorado
USA
13311 Posts

Posted - Jan 05 2013 :  06:59:26 AM  Show Profile  Send ceejay48 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Okay farmgirls! I'd totally LOVE to host a Farmgirl Thrifting excursion . . ya'll just have to get here!

But, then we'd make it far more than just a thrifting excursion . . we'd make it an all out FARMGIRL GATHERING!!!
Just don't come between May 20th and June 18th because the "4871 Glamping Farmgirls" are going on a GLAMPING ROAD TRIP!!! Ya-hoo!
CJ

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

my aprons - http://www.facebook.com/FarmFreshAprons

living life - www.snippetscja.blogspot.com

from my hands - www.cjscreations-ceejay.blogspot.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 - Jan 05 2013 :  12:22:59 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Awesome finds CJ- and CASH to boot! Gotta love it!
Congrats on all the goodies!
Hugs,


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

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