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Cozynana
True Blue Farmgirl

1123 Posts

Kem

1123 Posts

Posted - Jun 27 2014 :  06:12:33 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I was gifted baby food jars to put our medicinal salves in. A friend and I got together yesterday and made salves for burns, infections,etc. We also made lip balm for her daughter who is 11. We had a blast. Trying to learn medicinal skills that do not involve the use of pharm. drugs. Been great fun.
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Calicogirl
True Blue Farmgirl

5190 Posts

Sharon
Bruce Crossing Michigan
USA
5190 Posts

Posted - Jul 01 2014 :  06:05:00 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great idea Kem!!! I want to try making my own medicinal salves as well.

My most recent finds were an antique floral pitcher (a little chippy at the rim but I am using it for a flower vase) fifty cents, and a vintage Housekeeping book also for fifty cents.

Farmgirl Sister #5392

By His Grace, For His Glory
~Sharon

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

13349 Posts

CeeJay (CJ)
Dolores Colorado
USA
13349 Posts

Posted - Jul 06 2014 :  1:46:11 PM  Show Profile  Send ceejay48 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
An antique wooden ironing board in great condition at a local thrift store for $3.00! Unfortunately someone had used magic marker to write a name on it . . . but I can display vintage linens on it over that . . .for that price!
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 heart - www.fromacelticheart.blogspot.com

from my hubby - www.aspenforge.blogspot.com
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atkinst2
True Blue Farmgirl

544 Posts

Theresa
Canal Winchester OH
USA
544 Posts

Posted - Jul 06 2014 :  2:53:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice CJ. Will make a great display table.
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ceejay48
Farmgirl Legend/Schoolmarm/Sharpshooter

13349 Posts

CeeJay (CJ)
Dolores Colorado
USA
13349 Posts

Posted - Jul 18 2014 :  2:32:19 PM  Show Profile  Send ceejay48 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Two pairs of shorts for 50 cents each. Excellent condition!
One pair, tan Lee Riveted and another pair, black Basic Edition.
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 heart - www.fromacelticheart.blogspot.com

from my hubby - www.aspenforge.blogspot.com
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Red Tractor Girl
True Blue Farmgirl

4190 Posts

Winnie
Gainesville Fl
USA
4190 Posts

Posted - Jul 18 2014 :  4:41:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I just found a great wooden ironing board last weekend at an antique store and scooped it right up. I love the stability of it as well as the look!

Winnie #3109
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queenmushroom
True Blue Farmgirl

985 Posts

Lorena
Centerville Me
USA
985 Posts

Posted - Jul 20 2014 :  06:38:34 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I found a nice wooden box that I'm going to sand down, stain and drill vent holes in and turn it into a potato and onion bin. I'm excited but it will be a late fall project. Bought it for $5 at a flea market. Will take before and after pictures.

Patience is worth a bushel of brains...from a chinese fortune cookie
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Betty J.
True Blue Farmgirl

1349 Posts

Betty
Pasco WA
USA
1349 Posts

Posted - Jul 20 2014 :  08:20:50 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have a question: My DGD was throwing out a Cinderella music box. You know, the one with the ballerina that twirls around. It's made of cardboard (China). I would like to install the music box/ballerina into a wooden box and make it look really nice. Any ideas?

Betty in Pasco
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Cindy Lou
True Blue Farmgirl

2325 Posts

Susan
Lonsdale MN
USA
2325 Posts

Posted - Jul 20 2014 :  10:16:02 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Betty, that sounds like a great idea. Do you have a box or would you be making one? Will you cut a hole in the side or bottom for the winding thingie? Just be careful removing the moving parts and make sure you have plenty of room for the movement and the ballerina if it folds down.
I hope you'll post a picture when it's done.

Susan

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?"
Mary Oliver
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queenmushroom
True Blue Farmgirl

985 Posts

Lorena
Centerville Me
USA
985 Posts

Posted - Jul 20 2014 :  3:11:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Whooohooo! I fixed a cheap bureau drawer with wood glue and wire nails
I'm doing my happy dance and praying it holds.

Patience is worth a bushel of brains...from a chinese fortune cookie
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Lavender Rose
True Blue Farmgirl

1938 Posts

Brenda
Jackson MI
USA
1938 Posts

Posted - Jul 29 2014 :  3:59:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yippppeeee! Yesterday I donated some coats for winter to a resale shop that donates to charities. While there I found 3 pairs of jeans just my size and a brand new blouse complete with the store tags on it for $4.00. They were having a 94 cent sale on all clothing. With our tax that made each item $1.00. Can't wait till next Monday when they replenish the clothes and have the same sale again.

Brenda

Each day we add to our legacy-good or bad. Our Daily Bread
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ceejay48
Farmgirl Legend/Schoolmarm/Sharpshooter

13349 Posts

CeeJay (CJ)
Dolores Colorado
USA
13349 Posts

Posted - Jul 30 2014 :  12:41:36 PM  Show Profile  Send ceejay48 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Hubby has worn out his work jeans . . . shopping at the thrift and found three pair in GREAT shape for $1.00 per pair. Beats $15-$20 per pair!!!
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 heart - www.fromacelticheart.blogspot.com

from my hubby - www.aspenforge.blogspot.com
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atkinst2
True Blue Farmgirl

544 Posts

Theresa
Canal Winchester OH
USA
544 Posts

Posted - Oct 12 2014 :  06:24:26 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Cherise, I love great thrift stores. Here is my latest $2.00 find:





My fruit basket I sit on the table in my kitchen was in pretty bad shape, so this will be my new fruit basket on the table. I just got some apples and oranges and they look great in there. The fruit basket will not be discarded yet.... will use in the garden until the bottom falls out.
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

4338 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
4338 Posts

Posted - Oct 12 2014 :  08:45:08 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Theresa, great find. Enjoy it!

Sara
Walk in Peace - Live with Joy
FarmGirl Sister #6034 Aug 25, 2014
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

4338 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
4338 Posts

Posted - Oct 24 2014 :  12:16:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This morning I rescued a wooden planter from neighbor's trash. Good condition except one bottom slat is broken. Easy to repair and will look great on my deck next spring.

Just wondering - Does one dare put neighbor's throw away in one's front yard?

Sara
Walk in Peace - Live with Joy
FarmGirl Sister #6034 Aug 25, 2014
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OregonGal
True Blue Farmgirl

510 Posts

Chris
No. IL
USA
510 Posts

Posted - Oct 25 2014 :  06:10:44 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
why not, one persons trash is another persons treasure.
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Southern Farmgirl
Farmgirl in Training

49 Posts

Alice
Inman SC
USA
49 Posts

Posted - Oct 28 2014 :  11:38:48 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm always thrilled about reading the "bargain finds" here. This morning I found a Fraser Fabric Cutter for rugs for $8 at the local thrift store!
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ceejay48
Farmgirl Legend/Schoolmarm/Sharpshooter

13349 Posts

CeeJay (CJ)
Dolores Colorado
USA
13349 Posts

Posted - Oct 30 2014 :  12:38:36 PM  Show Profile  Send ceejay48 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Well, I haven't had neat finds through shopping lately. However, in cleaning out our full-to-capacity storage shed and cleaning out an old camper that's been sitting on our property for a long time means I've found all kinds of things. Many of them . . . "oh, I forgot about that" finds too. There was a lot of stuff that went into the trash as well . . .
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 heart - www.fromacelticheart.blogspot.com

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

4338 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
4338 Posts

Posted - Oct 30 2014 :  1:51:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Today I found a picture of fall leaves at the Salvation Army for $4. Hung it on my front porch over the telephone bench between wicker rockers.

I think of my front porch as another room so I decorate it as a room. That line of thinking extends to my gardens. They're all rooms to me to be decorated.

Sara
Walk in Peace - Live with Joy
FarmGirl Sister #6034 Aug 25, 2014
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gramadinah
True Blue Farmgirl

3477 Posts

Diana
Orofino ID
USA
3477 Posts

Posted - Oct 30 2014 :  2:01:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
2 Great pieces of flannel for Jammas for the grands.

Diana

Farmgirl Sister #273
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Cozynana
True Blue Farmgirl

1123 Posts

Kem

1123 Posts

Posted - Oct 31 2014 :  07:26:21 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well, I found the shipping trunk of my great grandparents in one of our sheds. They shipped their clothes, etc in it when they came to the states. It is metal and wood with Swedish writing on it. I hope to wash it down and clean it up to use it as our wood box in the room where out wood burning stove is located. I am going to repaint the words so they are not so faded and then distress them so they look as old as the box. Nice timing because I had just told my hubby we needed something other than the galvinzed tub we had been using. Will try to post pics as soon as laptop is fixed.
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sjmjgirl
True Blue Farmgirl

566 Posts

Stephanie
Mt. Vernon Iowa
USA
566 Posts

Posted - Oct 31 2014 :  8:58:06 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Kem I'm sure you probably already know this, but if you are concerned about maintaining the value of your family's trunk, please think twice before cleaning and repainting. It can seriously effect the value of the piece.

Farmgirl Sister # 3810

Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly.
- Dalai Lama

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Cozynana
True Blue Farmgirl

1123 Posts

Kem

1123 Posts

Posted - Nov 01 2014 :  07:14:24 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am aware of the value decline, but it so dirty from sitting in the shed. I am going to have to clean it some way. I am going to brush it down first and then see what it will take from there. The lettering is cool, it say something about person's name and then Nort Amerika. At least that is what I think it says. Waiting for a warmer day to pull it out and work on it. Will keep originality in mind, but do not ever intend on selling it.
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Daizy
True Blue Farmgirl

930 Posts

Daizy
Talladega Alabama
USA
930 Posts

Posted - Nov 02 2014 :  06:07:45 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I found several books to give for Christmas gifts at the thrift store this past week. I have not been in some time as money is going into the ranch....but since I was in town for feed....

I have a ton of baby food jars also to create gifts with. Hoping to have a more homemade holiday this year.


Hugs and prayers, Daizy #1093
Poor House Farmgirl Chapter {A virtual chapter open to everyone.}
A good day is when you find ALL your ear tags! I wonder how my cows would like my Farmgirl apron??
www.poorhouseparadise.blogspot.com
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Cozynana
True Blue Farmgirl

1123 Posts

Kem

1123 Posts

Posted - Nov 14 2014 :  08:54:45 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Daizy, A friend and I made a lavender hand salve and put it in baby food jars. Another friend told us we should use colorful cupcake papers as the liner under the lid. We did this by buying small rubber bands, put cupcake paper on top of baby food lid, and secured it with the rubber band.

Edited by - Cozynana on Nov 14 2014 08:57:31 AM
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