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forgetmenot
True Blue Farmgirl

3602 Posts

Judith
Nora Springs IA
USA
3602 Posts

Posted - Oct 24 2018 :  08:56:43 AM  Show Profile
Great find on sheets!

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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RachelLeigh
True Blue Farmgirl

633 Posts

Rachel
Rainier WA
USA
633 Posts

Posted - Oct 24 2018 :  7:33:31 PM  Show Profile
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!

Here's the pitcher:



Farmgirl Sister #127
My blog: http://14thandoak.com
"Nowadays, even living simply - working only to acquire life's most basic necessities, demands so much." - Rebbe Nachman of Breslov
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Audra Rose
True Blue Farmgirl

1794 Posts

Vanessa
Brooksville KY
USA
1794 Posts

Posted - Nov 02 2018 :  11:36:05 AM  Show Profile

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.

Farmgirl Sister #6754
Doxie Mom - Everyone loves a Weiner!

Write it on your heart that every day is the best day of the year. NPR Reader's Almanac
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MBurns
True Blue Farmgirl

1384 Posts

Marlene
Swisher IA
USA
1384 Posts

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

Farmgirl friends are fun.
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MBurns
True Blue Farmgirl

1384 Posts

Marlene
Swisher IA
USA
1384 Posts

Posted - Nov 02 2018 :  12:07:56 PM  Show Profile
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.

Farmgirl friends are fun.
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MBurns
True Blue Farmgirl

1384 Posts

Marlene
Swisher IA
USA
1384 Posts

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

Farmgirl friends are fun.
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ruthie218
True Blue Farmgirl

1373 Posts

Ruthie Ann
Indiana
USA
1373 Posts

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

Ruthie Ann



Farmgirl sister#4072
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marlee
True Blue Farmgirl

1650 Posts

Marlene
DeRidder Louisiana
1650 Posts

Posted - Mar 14 2019 :  6:48:15 PM  Show Profile
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

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

Hugs: Heaven's Ultimate
Good Sign
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MBurns
True Blue Farmgirl

1384 Posts

Marlene
Swisher IA
USA
1384 Posts

Posted - Mar 15 2019 :  5:23:27 PM  Show Profile
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.

Farmgirl friends are fun.
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Audra Rose
True Blue Farmgirl

1794 Posts

Vanessa
Brooksville KY
USA
1794 Posts

Posted - Apr 09 2019 :  05:21:53 AM  Show Profile

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.

Farmgirl Sister #6754
Doxie Mom - Everyone loves a Weiner!

Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs just need to relax and accept it.

My mind is a raging torrent, flooded with rivulets of thought cascading into a waterfall of creative alternatives. Hedley Lamarr
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

15711 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
15711 Posts

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

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Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

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

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Dreamer42
True Blue Farmgirl

2056 Posts

April
Central Oregon
USA
2056 Posts

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

Dreamer42
Farmgirl Sister #7038
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Audra Rose
True Blue Farmgirl

1794 Posts

Vanessa
Brooksville KY
USA
1794 Posts

Posted - Aug 31 2019 :  1:04:14 PM  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by katmom

Vanessa, what great finds!

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

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





Farmgirl Sister #6754
Doxie Mom - Everyone loves a Weiner!

There's no place like home!
Dorothy Gale

Nature speaks in symbols and in signs.
John Greenleaf Whittier
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Audra Rose
True Blue Farmgirl

1794 Posts

Vanessa
Brooksville KY
USA
1794 Posts

Posted - Aug 31 2019 :  1:09:21 PM  Show Profile
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.

Farmgirl Sister #6754
Doxie Mom - Everyone loves a Weiner!

There's no place like home!
Dorothy Gale

Nature speaks in symbols and in signs.
John Greenleaf Whittier
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churunga
True Blue Farmgirl

3776 Posts

Marie
Minneapolis MN
USA
3776 Posts

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



I love Blue Willow.


Marie
Sister #5142
Farmgirl of the Month May 2014

Try everything once and the fun things twice.
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Dreamer42
True Blue Farmgirl

2056 Posts

April
Central Oregon
USA
2056 Posts

Posted - Nov 05 2019 :  9:38:31 PM  Show Profile
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!

Dreamer42
Farmgirl Sister #7038
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

5982 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
5982 Posts

Posted - Nov 08 2019 :  11:18:31 AM  Show Profile
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?


Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015. & Feb 2019

Lord put your arm around my shoulders and your hand over my mouth.

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nubidane
True Blue Farmgirl

2736 Posts

Lisa
Georgetown OH
2736 Posts

Posted - Nov 08 2019 :  3:56:42 PM  Show Profile
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.
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Audra Rose
True Blue Farmgirl

1794 Posts

Vanessa
Brooksville KY
USA
1794 Posts

Posted - Dec 11 2019 :  11:22:41 AM  Show Profile

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.

Farmgirl Sister #6754
Doxie Mom - Everyone loves a Weiner!

There's no place like home!
Dorothy Gale

Nature speaks in symbols and in signs.
John Greenleaf Whittier
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HollerGirl56
True Blue Farmgirl

1309 Posts

Barbara
Flat Top WV
USA
1309 Posts

Posted - Dec 11 2019 :  2:00:29 PM  Show Profile
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.

Old Age Ain't No Place For Sissies!------Bette Davis
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Audra Rose
True Blue Farmgirl

1794 Posts

Vanessa
Brooksville KY
USA
1794 Posts

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

Farmgirl Sister #6754
Doxie Mom - Everyone loves a Weiner!

There's no place like home!
Dorothy Gale

Nature speaks in symbols and in signs.
John Greenleaf Whittier
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

15711 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
15711 Posts

Posted - Dec 23 2019 :  6:21:59 PM  Show Profile
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.

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

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

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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

15711 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
15711 Posts

Posted - Dec 23 2019 :  6:36:47 PM  Show Profile
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'


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

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

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Audra Rose
True Blue Farmgirl

1794 Posts

Vanessa
Brooksville KY
USA
1794 Posts

Posted - Sep 05 2020 :  06:55:59 AM  Show Profile

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!

Farmgirl Sister #6754
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sherone_13
True Blue Farmgirl

2448 Posts

Sherone
Evanston WY
USA
2448 Posts

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

Sherone

Lean on me, when you're not strong, And I'll be your friend, I'll help you carry on, For it won't be long, 'Til I'm gonna need, Somebody to lean on.

Farmgirl Sister #93

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