Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Favorite Weekend Finds

Singer Electric Sewing Machine. . . .$8

We couldn't have asked for a better weekend for exploring the Missouri 100 Mile Yard Sale. . . .The sun was shining bright. . . .There was a gentle breeze all day long. . . .A jacket was in order for our early morning stops. . . .But, by noon those jackets were tucked away in the truck.

Mop Bucket $7. . . .Metal Fish Baskets 75c. . . .Metal Milk Crate $3

We pulled out of our driveway early Friday morning around 5:30 a. m. and headed for Kennett. . . . only 30 miles away. . . .We live within 8 or 9 miles of the Missouri Bootheel as the crow flies, so it's just a short drive. . . .Both John and I were in high spirits. . . .anticipating the day. . . .We had a strategy--to hit all the interesting sales along Highway 25 and a few favorites on Friday and to return on Saturday for the sales we missed in the small towns. . . .We didn't have to go far before our first stop. . . .where I spotted the vintage Singer sewing machine. . . .I figured it would cost me at least $50 and maybe more. . . . I decided if it was too much, I'd pass. . . .I do already have 18 machines!

Country Chair $5 (I bought 3)

 There were a couple of men selling tools and "guy stuff". . . .The Singer was among the saws and screwdrivers. . . .No tag on it. . . .I didn't act too interested and let John take the lead looking at all that guy stuff. . . .Finally, very casually, I asked, "How much do you want for the Singer?". . . .$10. . . .I almost swallowed my tongue!

"I'll give you 8"
"OK"

John picked it up and into the truck it went!. . . .Then he returned to do his shopping. . . .At the same place, I bought numerous pieces of Ironstone. . . .and some blue and white. . . .25c-$2.00 each. . . .


10:00--We'd only traveled 20 miles of the yard sale. . . .By noon, we'd traveled about 10 more miles to Bernie. . .only by passing up several potentially great sales. . . .But, we were tired and hungry and knew there was a little park in Bernie where we could eat our picnic lunch. . . .We back tracked later.


Bernie was filled with yard sales off the road. . . .We stuck to our plan, though, and headed farther north. . . .to Dexter. . . .Bloomfield. . . .and above. . . .
 
Over the two days, we never made it the whole 100 miles. . . .We decided next year, we'd start at the northern point and come back down. . . .

Primitive Cabinet $32.50

So many friendly people we met and shared our stories with. . . .That's part of the fun. . . .and, so many bargains. . . .I stayed with my plan, though. . . .Only purchased items for the store museum, the garden, and the house. . . .

I was pretty proud of myself being able to resist temptation. . . .

Found no Hoosier. . . .I was fairly disappointed about that. . . .But, I did find some primitive pieces. . . .The blue cabinet above will go at the entry to the keeping room. . . .Have to clean it up first. . . .Spider webs and dust. . . .but, isn't it wonderful!


I included this cute feed sack fabric with "duckies' in my favorites for a reason. . . .My Mom once made me a shorts set with the same sack. . . .What a trip down Memory Lane that was. . . .John said I had this huge smile on my face from then on. . . .


Both days, we came home with a truck full. . . .worn out but happy. . . .John actually bought more than I, if you go by money spent. . . .Tools, supplies, hunting gear. . . .This was the first year that we saw lots and lots of men selling. . . .Made us question if times are really bad. . . .

English Ironstone pitcher $1
 I'll have to get the stain out of some of the Ironstone pieces. . . .A little hydrogen peroxide and water will do the trick. . . .

English Ironstone platters 25c-$1. . . .Small pitchers 75c and $2

If you'd like to see more of our finds, hop on over to Our Old Country Store. . . .There's wooden crates. . . .Metal and enamelware. . . .A bike for the garden. . . .and lots more. . . .I didn't photograph all the finds, though. . . .Just too many. . . .You'll be seeing them later anyway, as I add them to our home and gardens.

See more at Our Old Country Store

I hope everyone had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend! Summer has begun! Our weather will be warm and sunny all week, so we're working outside. . . .There's the gardens to weed, the garden house to clean and set up for the summer, out buildings to down size, rockers to move to the porch, plants to pot. . . .It's endless. . . .But, I'm sure we'll "enjoy" it together. . . .We've been so blessed with our historic district and the people who have contributed to it. . . .Hopefully, if we get all done, we'll begin tours again in the Fall. . . .

Will be back with a bedroom post sometime this week!

Til then. . . .



21 comments:

Shelia said...

Oh, my! You got some great finds. Love the olden Singer machine and the dishes! I wish I could go thrifty with you! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

The Zeigler Homestead said...

Looks like you had a blast. Really great finds - love the Singer sewing machine. -Susie

Cheryl Harper said...

What a wonderful find and finds. Good for you. Enjoy♥

Sweet Magnolias Farm said...

Oh My .. I am salivating .. wish we had that good of sales for those prices out this way ! ..

I loved when we lived in MO and went to sales and farm sales ..they were such fun.

Looks like you had so much fun !

Blessings ..Sara

jill said...

Goodness you two sure did find some great things. Wish we had great yard sales like that.
blessings,jill

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Dru, you found some awesome treasures. Love the singer machine. I have my vintage grandmothers and love it.
Wonderful CWW features too.
Thank you for hosting along with Cindy and giving us so much inspiration each month.
Have a great week.
Hugs!!

Eggs In My Pocket said...

I have always wanted to go on sales like this! Wonderful finds!

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Oh you lucky girl...and those prices are fabulous!

Florida Farm Girl said...

Oh, what a great day that must have been! Sure wish my DH enjoyed that kind of thing. Was that a standard Singer or a featherlite? Either way, it was a steal!!!

cynthia lee designs said...

Great finds!! The sewing machine is awesome!!
hugs,
Cindy

kmac said...

Wow! What a haul. And the prices are unbelievable.

srpprcrftr said...

OH boy am I envious. You got so many awesome goodies. You live in the right part of the country to find the best "stuff". I love all your ironstone, the platters are incredible. Don't know why but I have a real thing for the vintage/antique platters. Just love 'em. The best tho was that blue cupboard, oh dear. It's different and I love things that aren't what every body has.
We used to live in KY and I miss the shopping so much. There just aren't things like that in CO at least that I've found. (maybe the good stuff in CO is where folks with lots more money than we have shop).
We lived north of Bowling Green and there were so many places I could shop for vintage there plus a town northeast of B.G. that had streets of antique stores and wonderful seasonal sales outdoors. Makes me wish we could take a trip there.
Then of course there's the worlds longest yard sale that goes thru KY. I'd love to go to your 100 mile yard sale, such fun discovering all the goodies out there.
Enjoy your wonderful finds.

Old Time Cindy said...

I'll take the cabinet, thank you. No, seriously. I want the primitive cabinet. LOL!
Farmhouse hugs,
Cindy

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Sounds like a perfect way to spend time! You found so many amazing things! Love the sewing machine and dishes (and those cows)!

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

Great finds. THe singer was really a steal. They are a lot more expensive, even in France!

Liz @ Quirky Vistas said...

Fun times and it's wonderful when you can buy with a purpose in mind. Makes it more satisfying. I love that you got the same fabric your mom had made a shorts set from. There's nothing like good childhood memories brought back to life in the present!
Liz

Dawn@ We Call It Junkin.com said...

Wow you got a crazy deal on that Singer! It is so pretty, too. I love that kind-of oval shaped beige colored plate you got, with the little brown floral print, too. I'd love to go to one of those long yard sales some day, sounds fun. Hope you can visit me and check out some of my Junkin Finds. Blessings to you.

Pamela Gordon said...

Oh my goodness! What wonderful things you found at the yard sales. I can't believe you paid so little for the old cabinet (gorgeous!) and the ironstone. They are giving it away!! Times must be really bad to see those thing go and as you said, more men selling tools etc. I love the chairs too. Great fun!

Pam said...

WOW, what a haul! Looks like you had so much fun! I love the old sewing machine and for 8.00!!!! Everything is wonderful! I'm going this weekend and I can't wait!
Pam
scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

Oh you are killing me with your deals. We do not see goods like that out here in Cali.

GardenOfDaisies said...

What a beautiful singer machine! I would love to visit the 100 mile sale next year! will have to try to remember it!

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