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ceejay48
Farmgirl Legend/Schoolmarm/Sharpshooter

13311 Posts

CeeJay (CJ)
Dolores Colorado
USA
13311 Posts

Posted - Jun 09 2012 :  1:07:46 PM  Show Profile  Send ceejay48 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Four panels of ecru curtains with Battenburg lace that match some I already have in our "glamping" linens, total of $4 . . . YAY!!!!
Lovely glass dish on a pedestal with purple handpainted irises on it . . 50 cents. It is BEAUTIFUL!!
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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from my hubby - www.aspenforge.blogspot.com
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nancypo
True Blue Farmgirl

362 Posts

nancy
boise idaho
USA
362 Posts

Posted - Jun 09 2012 :  10:10:49 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Check my blog for the full story of how I found these items, in a little mining town- http://littlehomesteadinboise.blogspot.com/

I found this really nice table runner (folded in half) for $3.00, in really nice shape, colors still nice and bright!


Vintage kitchen ware, circa 1920's with "french green" wooden handles. I bought this batch for $15.00, a little less than the $1.99 each.


Doing happy dance!!!

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FieldsofThyme
Farmgirl Guide & Schoolmarm / Chapter Leader

4928 Posts



USA
4928 Posts

Posted - Jun 10 2012 :  07:21:49 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nancy I am so jealous - I am still searching for more pastry blenders to make towel holders with. Very nice finds!

We were given 4 wheels free to make our chicken tractor with. Yay!

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

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nancypo
True Blue Farmgirl

362 Posts

nancy
boise idaho
USA
362 Posts

Posted - Jun 10 2012 :  08:38:43 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
So how do you mount your towel holder?

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ceejay48
Farmgirl Legend/Schoolmarm/Sharpshooter

13311 Posts

CeeJay (CJ)
Dolores Colorado
USA
13311 Posts

Posted - Jun 10 2012 :  1:06:19 PM  Show Profile  Send ceejay48 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Man, oh man, Nancy! I'm jealous too!
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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FieldsofThyme
Farmgirl Guide & Schoolmarm / Chapter Leader

4928 Posts



USA
4928 Posts

Posted - Jun 10 2012 :  2:51:40 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by nancypo

So how do you mount your towel holder?

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It's not a full tutorial, but I have it on this link to my S.C.R.A.P. blog: http://scrapreusedandrecycledartprojects.blogspot.com/search/label/Old%20Barn%20Wood

You may need to go down an article to see it.

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

http://scrapreusedandrecycledartprojects.blogspot.com/

From my hands: http://pioneerpatchworkhomespun.blogspot.com/

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

362 Posts

nancy
boise idaho
USA
362 Posts

Posted - Jun 10 2012 :  3:57:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great ideas, especially the beater display! I may use that in my kitchen...

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FieldsofThyme
Farmgirl Guide & Schoolmarm / Chapter Leader

4928 Posts



USA
4928 Posts

Posted - Jun 11 2012 :  11:08:15 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I love the look in our old farm house too.

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

http://scrapreusedandrecycledartprojects.blogspot.com/

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

222 Posts

Darlene
North Carolina
USA
222 Posts

Posted - Jun 16 2012 :  5:53:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm always so amazed (and maybe a little jealous!) of all the great finds you gals find, but I think I got a pretty good deal today, too!
At a roadside flea market, I found a Lennox 8" flower vase for $1 and a milk glass cake stand for $2.

My first thougt was "oh my gosh" and my second was "I've got to tell MJ farmgirls!"

Darlene




"Support your local fire departments and rescue squads...volunteers making a difference"
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nancypo
True Blue Farmgirl

362 Posts

nancy
boise idaho
USA
362 Posts

Posted - Jun 16 2012 :  6:59:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I found some nice, big wooden handled spoons for cooking and olive oil soap today, great deals, a $1.00 each!

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nancypo
True Blue Farmgirl

362 Posts

nancy
boise idaho
USA
362 Posts

Posted - Jun 20 2012 :  09:30:21 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Free Chicken Pergola- I was looking thru the free Craigslist ads Sunday and had a "I know I can do something with that!" moment. It was in the neighborhood too! It was used to cover a stump, and I've seen them before in expensive catalogs. It's metal, wood, and plastic lattice. When we got it home, I said I wanted to use it for the chickens for extra shade in the veggie garden, and I thought we could elevate it on concrete blocks. Dave said, "we can take off one panel for a doorway", ta da! Chicken pergola, no blocks needed! I hosed it off, added a little perching branch inside, a waterer next to it and the girls are using it :)



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nancypo
True Blue Farmgirl

362 Posts

nancy
boise idaho
USA
362 Posts

Posted - Jun 20 2012 :  10:29:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I got 2 new pairs of jeans, a expensive chambray blouse, fake flowers, a swedish bird candleabra (with rosemaling painting, and some vintage kitchen items and mini rake. All at Goodwill today, $15.00! I finished up a craft project with my painted wood container with some the mixed items-


Swedish candelabra
vintage rolling pin (.50 cents!)
and mini-rake
vintage pastry cutter and flowers

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AnnieinIdaho
True Blue Farmgirl

418 Posts

Annie
ID
USA
418 Posts

Posted - Jun 23 2012 :  01:51:52 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Sisters,
I am so excited to have found the most amazing historical account written by one of Kit Carson's scouts, Capt. William F. Drannan. "Thirty One Years on the Plains and in the Mountains" is a detailed account of his experiences from age 15 on. It was written in 1899 and published in 1902. What a story and beautiful sketches and plates showing so many geographical and ethnigraphic details. Rivers, trails, plants, animals, scouting skills, wars, exploration, trading, scouting etc. are all mentioned. It is one of the most exciting reads I have found. I found this when I went to the Glamping Event in Coeur d'Alene, ID in an antique store in town. The book was pricey, but I could see its historical value. I am nearly finished reading it. I did shell out $20 for it, but now see it on a rare book website for $300. Crazy! It is definitely an account of the good, the bad and the ugly. It is an account of what went right and what was just plain wrong. The information in this book is so valuable historically. One really could find an old wagon train trail by his detailed descriptions of every stream, canyon, mountain mentioned. It details so many changes in history over the 31 years. I had to read in small segments just to digest the rich detail and descriptions of his experiences and meeting so many characters he introduces.
Soon I am off to Salina, KS in mid-July to book hunt in their downtown. There are shelves of old treasures there.
Happy hunting...ha!
Annie


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jan49829
True Blue Farmgirl

2419 Posts

Janet
Winter Haven Florida
USA
2419 Posts

Posted - Jun 23 2012 :  05:14:31 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Annie, what a great find. Hope you find more books like that. I too love old books and have on from 1902 that is beautiful.

Janet
Farmgirl Sister #3340

http://hardatworkcrafts.blogspot.com

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FieldsofThyme
Farmgirl Guide & Schoolmarm / Chapter Leader

4928 Posts



USA
4928 Posts

Posted - Jun 23 2012 :  05:48:45 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What a neat old book!



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

http://scrapreusedandrecycledartprojects.blogspot.com/

From my hands: http://pioneerpatchworkhomespun.blogspot.com/

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

418 Posts

Annie
ID
USA
418 Posts

Posted - Jun 24 2012 :  5:24:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi again,
Just finished reading William F. Drannon's book I mentioned in the post above. How ironic, after his life as a scout, he goes into a retirement from the country and into the city, started a hotel which he loved doing, but lost it to a fire. He meanders to Seattle for awhile, but just doesn't care for the city life and after his financial loss due to the fire, and property values plummeting, guess where he lands to write his story? Moscow, Idaho. In his last few pages of the book he writes, "Since that time I have wandered around from pillar to post, cathcing a little job here and there, and at this writing I am temporarily located at Moscow, Idaho, which is situated in the heart of the famous Palouse country, one of the greatest countries on the globe for the growing of wheat, oats, barley, rye, flax and vegetables of all kinds." 1898. The book was entered into the office of the Librarian of Congress in 1900 and published in 1902. Drannon was born in 1832 at sea during his parents voyage from France to America. They settled in Tennessee. At age 4 he was orphaned by a cholera epidemic. He was raised until age 15 by a man named Drake. He was then taken under the wing of Kit Caron and became a Western Frontiersman, Indian Scout, and Author. He is buried at Elmwood Cemetery, Mineral Wells, Palo Pinto County, Texas passing away on April 23, 1913 four months after his 81st birthday. How cool that I should acquire this find in Coeur d'Alene, not that far from Moscow, ID and at a MJF event. So cool. Great read!!
Annie
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forgetmenot
True Blue Farmgirl

3582 Posts

Judith
Nora Springs IA
USA
3582 Posts

Posted - Jun 24 2012 :  5:49:22 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What a treasure!!!!

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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AnnieinIdaho
True Blue Farmgirl

418 Posts

Annie
ID
USA
418 Posts

Posted - Jun 27 2012 :  7:06:59 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi..it's me again. I have been out and about looking for a few items to spruce up my "too modern cookie cutter house" and make it feel more "farmgirl" since I won't be in a farm or ranch house any time soon. I went to Home Goods and saw this cute little sign for the laundry room and I thought how great it would be to display the hankerchiefs my grandma Delia had given me. She even tated the border on two of them. She is no longer living and I miss her so much. Every one should have a Norwegian grandma. She grew up in Ray, North Dakota, then lived near Lake Harriet, MN before moving to California. I think this is a charming way to display the hankies and adds a bit of whimsy to my laundry room. Sign was $7.00 but I wouldn't have been able to paint it and get the little clothes pins for too much less. It was worth it to me. Enjoy the photo. I also went to our brand new WinCo today. Wow...what a store. I bought all the items to make the homemade laundry detergent. How fun and useful this will be.
Good days to you!
Annie
Farmgirl Sister #3655

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nancypo
True Blue Farmgirl

362 Posts

nancy
boise idaho
USA
362 Posts

Posted - Jun 27 2012 :  7:29:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
How cute! I love Winco! They have a pretty good selection there. I'm waiting to use up my laundry soap then I'm going to make my first batch....

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nancypo
True Blue Farmgirl

362 Posts

nancy
boise idaho
USA
362 Posts

Posted - Jun 27 2012 :  7:32:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This is a brooder heater, for kerosene. I have bought 2 similar to this a few years back on eBay, for small emergency heating (not in the coop). I saw this Sat. at an estate sale. I went back Sun. and it was 1/2 price, $10.00, so I bought it. It has really nice brass details and no rust. I'll buy a mica window to replace the missing one. I might sell my old ones on eBay...





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JerseyGirl
True Blue Farmgirl

181 Posts

Michele
Southern NJ
USA
181 Posts

Posted - Jun 29 2012 :  05:06:44 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Annette, the hankerchiefs are just precious! I love what all of your have done with your new treasures!
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Cherime
True Blue Farmgirl

1222 Posts

Cherime
Wasilla Alaska
USA
1222 Posts

Posted - Jun 29 2012 :  09:53:36 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
great finds.

CMF
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nancypo
True Blue Farmgirl

362 Posts

nancy
boise idaho
USA
362 Posts

Posted - Jul 03 2012 :  3:56:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I've hit some yard sale and junk stores and found some great items!

We got the ugly brown shelf to go over my kitchen entry for $3.00, half price, and it fits perfectly! :) It would have been a lot more expensive to buy the new components at a big box store. It's been painted white and will display some vintage kitchen items-


A large biscuit cutter- 4" across that I'll actually use that for those special "I need a GIANT biscuit" times-


A "mixer" for pancake batters, etc. I'd never seen one like this before-


A meat grinder, that works, with all the original blades. I've been wanting to start grinding my own meat after the "pink slime" fiasco. Plus who want to eat ground up cartilage, fat, and god-knows-what else??? I'm trying to lose weight and eat more whole foods. Those don't qualify :) She had a table full of these for $3.00 each-


And I even found the owner's manual online-


Dave had to have this, it was just like his Mom's, it was 5 cents, what a deal. The original price was still stamped on it- 59 cents.


In a junk store, out of town, I found these, $2.00 each. The green candles match my vintage stuff! They're about 7" high, nice and small-


My vintage cookie cutters I got for $1.00 each, then I attached to an unfinished pine board ($2.00) and mounted above my cupboards over my oven. Nice small display in my small kitchen :)


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Sugar Girl
True Blue Farmgirl

108 Posts

Pamela Jean
Sugarloaf Ca
USA
108 Posts

Posted - Jul 03 2012 :  4:52:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I found an old wood plain (wood working) in the forest on a walk, what it was doing there who knows.

Pam

Stand for What's Right!

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JerseyGirl
True Blue Farmgirl

181 Posts

Michele
Southern NJ
USA
181 Posts

Posted - Jul 04 2012 :  04:59:02 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You found some true goodies, Nancy!
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