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Sunday, July 16, 2017

Doing The Yard Sale Happy Dance

  Cock-a-doodle-do!

Good Morning ~ My Sweet Blogging Sisters :) 

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I've been out finding some great 
yard sale finds again . . .
how about this rooster tea pot for $2.
I Know!
Cute, right?

And these 2 little love birds . . . for $1.
Can you see them perched on top of the cake,
at a vintage style wedding :)

 You know I love hens & roosters.
I bought 3 of these plates for $3.95 at Goodwill.


On Tuesday I found 4 of these for $3.95 at the Goodwill.
I think they look perfect for a farmhouse kitchen.

But wait just a minute . . .

On Friday, out visiting a local yard sale,
I found a stack of 10, 
of the same plates for $1, 
that's 10 cents a piece!
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Can you jump up out of your chair
and do the "Happy Dance" with me?
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Back to my new rooster tea pot . . . 
this hen was a Goodwill find last summer.
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What do you think ~ perfect match, right?
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Friday I went to Home Depot
 and bought 3 fence boards.

Then Saturday morning I went out to Steve's shop
and built this for my tractor cart. 

Well, that's the fun stuff from last week.
I'm sure you don't want to read about me 
cleaning house, doing dishes and pulling weeds, LOL.

Life Is Good.
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Keep Smiling!

Your blogging sister,
Connie :)

48 comments:

  1. Hi Connie, You scored at the yard sales!!! I am out of breath from doing the happy dance. Love your new treasures and the tractor cart.

    Enjoy, Janie

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    1. Hi Janie . . . my first dance partner . . . I should probably stop doing yard sales for the rest of the summer . . . while I'm a head of the game. The next twenty will probably be duds, LOL isn't that how it goes :)
      Thanks for stopping by and dancing with me.

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  2. I want a rooster tea pot tooooo--he is soooo cute--lucky you--
    and all those plates--now you have to have party and use them--
    enjoy the moments, di

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    1. I was thinking the same thing . . . a party outside under the apricot trees. I would have to wait until our weather cools down, it is in the 100's right now. Much to hot for enjoying a meal outside. I was very excited about finding that rooster tea pot, he is most certainly a treasure :) Thanks for stopping by and for leaving a comment. Happy Summer!

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  3. Thanks for commenting on my blog--I appreciate it. What a sweet story. It felt like I was right there. Am so glad you got your farmplace. Love the Rooster teapot and the Hen matches perfect. Is it a sugar bowl?.. I am all about enjoying life so just go for it.
    MB

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    1. That hen does have a lid, but big for a sugar bowl . . . unless you like lots of sugar. I'm thinking a small cookie jar . . . just enough for a small group to enjoy. They will probably spend most of their lives just sit on a kitchen shelf looking pretty :) Thanks so much for visiting, it is always a pleasure :)

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  4. Connie I really think you are the yard sale queen! Your deals were great and your purchases so pretty. I love roosters in my kitchen and I think your pieces look very happy together! ♥

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    1. Hello Martha, thanks so much for popping in to visit. We only have an acre, but we refer to it as our little farm. Roosters in the kitchen just seem right :) It's nice to meet another blogging sister with similar decorating tastes :)

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  5. Oh wow, you scored big time. Love that tea pot and the plates are perfect

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    1. I did score . . . I've been on a yard sale roll, LOL. It can't last. Probably the next twenty will be drive by's :)

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  6. Oh, my you are lucky....love the teapot!

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    1. I know, he is so cute I'm surprised that he wasn't sold before I even got there.

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  7. I'm doing the happy dance for you! The rooster and hen look perfect together!! All the other dishes too... isn't it just fun to find great buys of things that make you happy. For cheap!

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    1. It's the only way to decorate . . . All most everything in my home that isn't a major piece is yard sale or thrift shop. It is amazing all the great things that you can find . . . you know the old saying, "one man's junk is another man's treasure" . . . and when they get tire of it and think that it's junk you can purchase it cheap :)

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  8. Oh Connie,, what fabulous finds! Got to luv a good yard sale!
    >^..^<

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    1. Yes you do! Thanks for stopping by and for taking the time to leave a comment and letting me know you visited. I appreciate it :) HAPPY SUMMER.

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  9. Just love the tea pots, and all the rest of your SAle goodies! What a clever you to build yourself that addition to your cart.

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    1. Hi Judy, thanks for visiting and for you sweet comments :)

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  10. Oh wow! Those plates and that teapot. You hit the jackpot! And I love the sweet birds that would definitely look right at home on a wedding cake. I hope you have a wonderful week.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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    1. Hi Betsy, thanks for the visit and for you sweet words of encouragement. I hope that you are rested up from your trip and have a wonderful week.

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  11. I love anything with a rooster on it. These finds are absolutely adorable!

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  12. Love all of your delightful finds. I haven't been out garage sale hunting for awhile. Maybe I should!

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    1. I know I have been too busy to get out until a couple of weeks ago. Right now the garden is on growing mode with a few vegetable starting to come on. In a few more weeks it with be full blown canning time and I won't have time for yard sales again :) This was a lot of fun and I love my rooster finds. Thanks so much for stopping by to visit.

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  13. Such cute things you found at the yards sales.
    There were town wide yard sales here on Saturday and I didn't go to a one of them!! Hard not to but I just don't want to bring home anymore stuff. Maybe after I move, I'll see what I have room for!!!

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    1. I know the feeling . . . I don't need it either, but it's fun to find something cute to decorate with, especially when the price is right :)

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  14. Oh Connie... Mr. and Mrs. Rooster are such a perfect match! Love them! And those chicken plates and the red checkered plates... how perfect for your country kitchen! Love those mugs by the way, with the red chickens on them. And those two little yellow love birds? just darling. I'm swooning already.......... I don't go to many garage/yard sales anymore as I have so much "stuff" already and hardly room for anything more unless we get some more shelves built! (smiles)..... and then we can get to shopping again. My hubby loves to go to the thrift stores and find little knick knacks.. so my shelves and hutches are FULL of knick knacks. It is so fun though isn't it? and the better the bargain, the better the find.

    I'm SO ENVIOUS that you can build things! I love the new improved cart. My hubby build a a wood rack once for our truck (a few years ago) so we could haul our alpacas around.. and all that's left is the back gate which I now use as a sort of "trellis" up my fence for my cukes to grow up. I would love to attempt a matching one (I mean is easy.. just some 1x4 and 1x6 boards - how hard could that be?) as I have two more tubs of the lemon cukes this year and they are growing like crazy!

    Hope this week will be a good one for you. Earwigs here are eating up most of my flowers (the leaves) and I'm so mad! I didn't realize earwigs like this dry climate. Do you have trouble with them? what do you do? also.. little caterpiller moths are eating up my raspberry leaves. And I thought once I left the WET climate of SW Washington (where slugs ate everything) I would be safe from pests.. but that's not the case. Would those rubber snacks scare off the moths?? hee hee..... Hugs.. Marilyn

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  15. I meant rubber "snakes" not snacks!!! Marilyn :-(

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    1. Hi Marilyn, we have terrible earwig problem this year and I hate the little boogers. I have been using the s_it word so often it's becoming a summertime chant, LOL. I saw on "you tube" to put out small shallow bowls of olive oil . . . it attracts them and then they drown in it. The problem is if your dog gets it first he will eat it and then process to throw up :( So I haven't tried it, but if you do let me know how it works. I like thrifting and about every 5 years I have a yard sale or a truckload of donating . . . otherwise I accumulate too much stuff. That way I can change my style and still do it on a budget. Win-win :)

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    2. Connie.... I searched YouTube for earwig disposal! I did find the one on oil in a tin and adding some soy oil too. I've tried it. My little tins are full to overloaded with dead earwigs! Works great, but you have to keep going out and refilling the "trap" every couple of days.. and the little buggers are still chomping away! And also, I put one out in my back raised flower bed, more out in the open, and noticed it was entirely empty of the oil! so I'm sure one of the stray (hungry) cats lapped it right up. Seems like the tin needs to be pretty buried under the leaves. Also.. as much as I have to put out, I would use a big bottle of olive oil very quickly, which can get expensive! I've used a commercial spray to spray the leaves, and it works somewhat, but once you water and the leaves get wet, then it is washed off and you have to do it again.. also expensive and not good for the environment. Those critters are chewing up my marigolds most especially, and my holly hock, slavia, lilac and my mums. Just devastating them. I put out "water" traps last year.. just little dishes of water and it did drown some of them.. may try that again with a little dish soap in the and maybe just a touch of oil. As far as thrifting.. I too have a garage sale every couple of years.. to get rid of the old and make room for some new (old) stuff! I hate having them, but that's the only way I can deal with all the clutter and knick knacks that overwhelm me! And if/when we move, we always have a sale too! I'm trying to have one this summer, to make room in our garage to set up a little woodworking station.. but in this heat, I just can't get myself to go out and work in that (hot) garage! Take care.. Marilyn

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  16. I love your new thrifting finds! Those little birds are my favorite. Just too darn cute. And I think that rooster teapot was absolutely meant to come home with you. :-)

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  17. Well Connie, you definitely made me dance with you! I LOVE your cute rooster teapot! What a great find, and the hen is perfect with it. I also loved the little love birds! They're adorable. In fact, every thing in this post was delightful! I too have roosters, hens, etc. in my kitchen mostly glass ones but a few that aren't. Enjoyed your post, as usual!
    D~~~~

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    1. Thanks for dancing with me . . . the more the merrier :)

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  18. I see your comment above mine and we have those yukky earwigs this year too! Every time it rains, we see one in the house...well, almost every time! I hate them! LOVE your thrifty finds and your addition to your trailer. You're so smart! Hugs, Diane

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    1. I've already haul a couple things in it where those side rail helped . . . they were easy to make and I think they make the cart look cuter :)

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  19. Hi Connie, love all your finds, those birds are so darn cute! I have to say I love those rooster cups behind the wonderful teapot find. Keep scouting and bringing back those wonderful finds.......for me dishes are so compact that we can buy tons and they wont take up space right??? seeing that we stack them neatly. My husband would disagree he says I have a dish problem,lol Lisa @ Sweet Tea N' Salty Air

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    1. My husband is the same way . . . he doesn't mind because he knows they make me happy, but he also has to say something like, "Oh, wonderful because we sure need more dishes", LOL. Those rooster coffee cups I bought at Walmart, you might be able to still find them. Thanks for stopping by :)

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  20. Wow that all seemed to just fall into place didn't it, such great deals you got and they all work great together, and yes those birds are too cute! Love what you did with your little wagon, too cute!

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    1. Hi Connie, it is kind of amazing how all of my thrift purchases worked together. That doesn't happen very often, even when your shopping retail. More reason to do the happy dance, LOL

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  21. Hey Connie! That rooster and hen are so cute!! Looks like they were made to go together. You really do find the cutest things. I was in Goodwill this morning but didn't find much. Did you ever download that apron pattern? Just wondering because I've had a heck of a time following the instructions. I don't understand their terminology. I'm sure it's just me. I have to have "very simply"! I love the side boards you built for your little tractor.

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    1. Sorry to say that I didn't download it, I thought that I would try and find one in a Simplicity or McCall pattern at the store, so far no luck but I'm in no hurry. This time of the year I don't have a lot of time to sew. I have a birthday quilt to get done by September and I have another that I started last fall that I am wanting to finish and put in the fair. I haven't put anything in the fair for years, but I thought it would be fun. At my rate it probably won't happen, LOL. The garden and then canning keep me busy outside . . . sewing of any kind seems to be put on the back burner. A couple of hours here and there when possible. The photos of your aprons look lovely, but I know how it is when you want something to go a certain way and it just doesn't. If I ever find another pattern that looks easier I will let you know right away :)
      Thanks so much for stopping by. I love it each time I see that you have left a comment. Wish we were neighbors, I think that if we ever worked on a project together we would be a powerhouse team. You do so many things on your farm that I love and that add so much charm. One of my favorites is the fence you built for your green beans. Have a happy day and give Eli a hug from me :)

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  22. Well while you have been out thrifting I have been going through stuff and getting rid of it! If I run across any cute rooster or hen stuff I'll send it your way. Although I don't remember having any of that type of stuff. I have been trying to get rid of about half of my stuff. It's hard!!! I think I need it all. You did get some great deals. Unbelievable that you found the exact plates at Goodwill and a yard sale. Meant to be.
    And btw, you can come join our parties anytime you want!

    Cindy Bee

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    1. Be careful what you say, I have some air-miles saved up, LOL. Just kidding, I'll be using them for visiting daughter, granddaughters and brother :) My dearest loved ones live so far away . . . it's just not practical to drive. It's hard knowing what to get rid of sometimes . . . some of the things you give way are the things you wish you had back a year later, or your going through Pinterest and there is a great idea, if only you still had that object, LOL. Thanks for stopping by and your offer touches my heart, you're a sweetheart.

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  23. Cute stuff- and great bargains, too! Love the rooster and you are handy with the hammer. I probably wouldn't have gotten the measurements right. Have a lovely Wednesday, and I hope the weather is pretty where you are. It's too bloomin' hot here.

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    1. Oh, our weather is hot too, but that's what we expect for July and August around here. I try and do most of my outdoor work in the mornings.

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  24. I love your treasures...the rooster and hen are perfect together! I love yard sales, but haven't been very lucky finding good stuff lately. I also love your signs, you should sell them on Facebook. I don't know the particulars of selling on there, but you should check into that. Have a great and productive day!

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    1. Hello Jean, thanks for the visit and for the selling tip, I'm happy that you like them :)

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