Thursday, September 04, 2008

the end of yard sale season


As yard sale/flea market season draws to a close, I am happy to have found a few end of season bargains. This enamelware container is perfect for storing baking soda for homemade cleaning recipes...

{I will never go back to harsh chemical cleansers...Rhonda has a great article with many good recipes for homemade ones, in case you are interested.}

I couldn't resist this little drying rack for a quarter...

...or these linens which I found at the flea market...

Maybe some of these will become tea cozies {now that Fall is in the air I think we will need a few for the shop}. All sewing projects have been sadly neglected of late, so I'm looking forward to 'dusting off' the sewing machine as the days get cooler.


30 comments:

  1. samantha4:26 PM

    the tag sales are way better in your neck of the woods than mine! care to pay $250 for three pieces of wood nailed together by grandpa? but its antique! sigh.

    really loving that dryer thingie...
    cheers!

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  2. I'm planning to start sewing too!
    Laura

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  3. Oh, you found such wonderful goodies. Good for you!

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  4. Nice finds and picture of your laundry room,
    I too am on the hunt.. looking for linen in thrift stores.
    Time to sew with fall a heartbeat away.
    Mim

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  5. What lovely finds. I noticed in the background, behind the drying rack, your washer and dryer. I am shopping for a new set and was wondering if you like yours and which set it is?

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  6. Great finds. Perhaps I gave up on garage sales too quickly. All I ever seem to find are old clothes that I really am not interested in.
    You did really well!

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  7. I can't wait to really getting to sew again. Gardening has took all my time. I have been checking to see if you have posted anything lately. I am glad to see you are back. If you are like me, this is a very busy time of year.

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  8. Deb, those linens are beautiful. Some of them will make lovely tea cosies. Have fun in the sewing room.

    God bless.

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  9. These are lovely finds Deb! With the cooler weather arriving hopefully there will be a bit more time for sewing!
    ~Kalianne

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  10. Hi Deb: Love the linens....my daughter has rubbed off on me and now I am slowly finding a few bargains here and there. I am looking for just the right container to hold my dry laundry detergent next.
    Amy

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  11. Hi Deb: Love the linens....my daughter has rubbed off on me and now I am slowly finding a few bargains here and there. I am looking for just the right container to hold my dry laundry detergent next.
    Amy

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  12. You got that drying rack for a quarter?! Way to go! Love the enamel thing a lot, too.

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  13. Lovely yard sale find. I've been purchasing items at yard sales to keep me busy with projects during our soon coming Michigan winter.

    Blessings,

    Sher

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  14. Love all your finds especially the linens! You definitely have access to good yard sales.

    Manuela

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  15. Love the photo of the Baking Soda and tin, looking forward to reading Rhonda's recipes for cleaning.

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  16. Thank you for access to a new {for me}site for homemade cleaning products I always want to google it but spend to much time reading my favorite blogs.You've made it easy for me.

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  17. Oh I want that enamel container. You always fond the best finds. Clarice

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  18. Your finds are really beautiful. I cvet the Baking soda container...and the linens. Gorgeous.

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  19. Ooooooo, such lovely things!!

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  20. Its really all cute as can be, but that drying rack for a quarter, holy cow!!! I have an old one that is a shelf, and pulls out from the wall. Love it!
    Glad you had such good luck!! Yes, it is tea time isn't it :)
    Suzanne

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  21. I want your clothes dryer.. If it comes up missing, you can find it in Western NY.. but it's pretty rural out here so you might as well give up trying ;-)

    At least I'll leave you TWO quarters on the counter.

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  22. ohhh love it all as usual. I have an old vintage drying rack as well. cherry

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  23. Funny, the end of your yard season marks the beginning of ours! We have ours in the spring and fall. Hopefully I will go next week!

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  24. You found wonderful things, Deb! I love the linens!
    ~Kelli

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  25. I have been making my own cleaners for about four years now. I am with you, I will never go back to the harsh store bought variety, especially with little ones around. You found some lovely things...I love finding good things at yard sales.

    Sarah :)

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  26. All the goodies you found and purchased are things I would have bought for myself...IF we had the same great tag sales here as you do. I LOVE them all; the linens will be lovely no matter what you decide to make or do with them...congrats on your awesome finds...and your incredible eye for beauty! And I must confess, I'm a little partial to that clothes hanger thingy!! Too sweet!

    Blessings...
    Teresa

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  27. Hi Mim,

    Thanks for stopping by and for all your kind comments! My washer and dryer are Maytags, and I really love them. As you saw, they are stackable and the washer is front-loading. After a year and a half I have no complaints with them and no service calls needed.
    Best wishes with your shopping,

    Deb

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  28. Okay! you have the things I love! dryer rack,email me and tell me how it works! I love it, Hubby may try make me one. I desparte for something to hang my hand wash clothes on. I love the linens, I love it all. I haven't got this excited in years! lol
    ladykatherineteaparlor@gmail.com
    I can not subcribe to your blog, for some reason it will not let me.

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  29. I am so jealous of your laundry room! You found the drying rack for a quarter?! Way to go! I also didn't know that you could stack front-loaders; I have front loaders too, and that would be a big space saver! One last thing- I love those vintage mason jars atop your cabinet :) You have quite a knack for making things look so country and cozy!

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