Tuesday, August 12

Yard Sale Treasures


Here are some of my yard sale treasures. I really didn't know what I was buying but it look old and unique.

After looking at it closer....it is a jar lifter that you use while canning...not sure of the proper name. I had never seen one like this before... it was $1.50
I always look for trash to treasure deals...here are a few things I bought. The wood box was $4 and the door crown, wood platter, small cheese box,the thing with a dowel rod and heart on it looks like a display of some sort were $1.00 each.

The sewing box was $2.00.

This wood bucket was $1.00. I also found a lot of small things to work with....Christmas candles (the battery and electric type) .10 each...will grubby them up, paper cutter, stylus, ironing board that will hang over my craft room door, and a lot of other small treasures.

Blessings,
Kathy

7 comments:

Lea of Farmhouse Blessings said...

Kathy, you sure did find some nice things. I adore that jar lifter. I've never seen one like it either. How fun!

Smiles,
Lea

Leslie said...

Wonderful finds!!! And great deals! Enjoy making them into your treasures :)

Have a great day!

Black Sheep Lisa said...

Love all your finds!

Wendy said...

Awesome finds!! Can't wait to see what you do with them!! I too love the jar lifter!!! Have a great day!~Wendy

DebbieCalif said...

Kathy, that first item looks like MY BODY!!! IT goes in in the middle but there is still that little roll!!! hahahaha. Hey I wanted to tell you I saw a picture in a magazine of folders like I covered with scrapbook paper, but they decorated them with stickers, little name tags. They decorated one folder like a chalkboard with white writing on it. Another had a strip of lined paper with the alphabet on it, a school bus in the corner. I thought if you made some for your daughter it will be adorable whatever you do!!
Blessings, Debbie

Anonymous said...

Kathy,
I was wondering if you ever have squash that comes out too mushy, and what causes it .
I have been to sales and seen these jar lifters for little of nothing money and never til now have known what they were. I enjoy your blog. Thanks, Betsy

KATHY OF SWEETHOME GARDENS said...

Betsy,
Let me know if you read this comment....I didn't know any other way to respond to your question.

Yes, sometimes my squash do get mushy...as far as pickling them the spice alum is suppose to help with that and I use the small squash before they become too mature.

When I freeze the squash...just cut them into cubes and freeze.
I hope this answers your question...if not feel free to leave another comment.
Thanks for visiting.
Kathy