Saturday, October 11, 2008


Today might have been my very best day for finding things to help me begin my prim decorating. I left early this morning knowing there was a huge yard sale at an antique mall close to where I live. I had every intention of shopping there for the first hour (7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.) and head on over to Rhoda's yard sale. When I got to the antique mall yard sale, many vendors were already in full swing but some were just unloading (this was in addition to what was inside). There were SO MANY great buys until I had a difficult time. I found the two jugs and smaller crock first and bought those. I really thought I got them for a good price---you have to realize that I am really new to collecting primitive anything so.....I paid $3.00 for the smaller crock, $3.00 for the jug with the writing and $8.00 for the other jug. I knew it was old so I was willing to pay that. I took these items to my truck and on the way back I ran into two of my friends---Holly and her daughter Kristen. Holly has a log cabin (Lord, help me not to covet) and Kristen's home could be in a magazine. They both can take anything and make it beautiful! We all began shopping together and I found a vendor with the middle sized crock....he said it could be mine for $5.00. I took that to my truck also. Kristen found some neat things as we looked around. I also bought a wooden shutter that I'll post later. I came home and painted it before I made the picture because my sweet sister-in-law bought me an old feed sack last week and I didn't have anywhere to display it. I'm thinking that I am going to hang it across the shutter. Well....we go inside the mall and the first booth we look in has the BIG crock sitting there. I look at the price and it said "$4.50" . I looked at Holly and said, "Is this $4.50 or $45.00? We couldn't believe the price so I grabbed it right then. The only thing that I see is there is a hairline crack at the top of the back....I DON'T CARE!I'm so excited because I finally have something for my start! Now...some of you great prim decorators. Tell me what to do with them!!!
Two other things I couldn't pass by....look at this pillow made from a beautiful OLD quilt.....$1.00!!! The wooden tray was $3.00. I'll change the color but I loved the tray. Needless to say....I spent all my "yardsale money" at one stop today and didn't make it to Rhoda's. I'm sure she had some wonderful buys and I hate I missed her sale and meeting her in person.


Sandy said...

You hit the mother load...
I can not believe you got all those crocks for sooooo cheap. I only dream of hitting sales such as the one you hit today.

You MUST post pictures once you have them displayed.


simple~needs said...

you got some great deals!!
i have a few crocks and use them to hold pillows, magazines, utensils/spoons( in the kitchen) , my ornie trees are sitting in some and i have one on the porch. check out lisa's( black sheep prim) blog. you can find a link through my site. she used her jugs to make lamps. :)
welcome to the world of prim!!

Sandy said...

I did a google search on Free Penny Rug Patterns and came up with a couple. The table runner was one, a pattern from Quick Quilts...
I also find some nice patterns in the Creat&Decorate Magazine. That is where I got the stackable pumpkins from.

I also have a Christmas Tree one saved to my computer with step by step pictures. I can email it directly to you if you would like.
All I would need is your email address.


Tricia said...

Lordy, Peg tried to get me to go to Chelsea this AM with all of them. Your quilted pillow is a very collectible one. The pattern is called stain glass window. It is very labor intensive but beautiful. Congratulations.

This Country Girl said...

Oh my goodness.....All I can say Sue is that you had a really blessed day! To pay those prices for those crocks is unbelievable...especially for anywhere around where I go lookin'! That is wonderful! I'm so excited for you! Congratulations on great finds at awesome prices!


Angie said...

I cannot believe what you got!!! Those crocks were such finds and that pillow for $1 - whoa baby!!!

Linda said...

WOW WOW WOW WOW!!! The little ones go for arounf $35 here and then the prices go up and up! You did great!

FourOf5zs said...

Wow! you really got some great bargains!

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Wow, congrats on finding such great crocks for so cheap!!! You deserve a big prim hug:) I have most of mine above my kitchen cupboards and bigger ones around the house, they hold rolling pins, wooden spoons and one holds autumn leaves on the hearth. Just play around with them and you will find just the right spot!

Carol said...

Wow, you really found some amazing things, such great prices! I know you had fun!
Carol~in Oklahoma

Darlene said...

Wow, you found GREAT crocks and those sound like GREAT deals to me!! I can't believe they were all that cheap!! I also LOVE the quilt pillow, cute, cute!

carolyn at cranberry crossings: said...

Girl, you did GREAT! Those are awesome prices for wonderful old crocks like those! Crocks are some of my very favorite things! You can do so many fun things with them. Your other items are great too!
I would have loved to go to Rhoda's too, but I live at least 3 hours away. It just wasn't in my budget. LOL!
Have a blessed week!

Debi said...

Sue dear,

I want to go saleing with you from here on out!!! My word, crocks go for $40 and up around here!! I got my jug for $20... and thought that was a great price!! WOW!!! Those are some absolutely wonderful buys!!! I am very happy for you!!!

I use mine,... a 6 to hold trash at my desk... the others are all on my shelves.... as you already seen :D
Good luck dear with all of those!! I am dieing to see pics when you are done!!! And the pillow... thank you now I know what to do with the one quilt top I have... I think I will like it better as pillows... and I can scatter them around the house!!!

And yes I do believe you had a blessed day garage saleing!! And wish you many more!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you for you stopping by for a visit on Thursday!!! and yes the grands get just about everything they want!!! I did have fun painting it!! And as for the float... they all had a blast!!! I will explain later how all of them... two grands and tow step grands got to ride the float!!

Hope your having a wonderful day!!!
And another blessed one too!

Kristin F. said...

Okay... you are holding out on everyone. Where is that sweet picture of you shopping? Ha ha. I'm glad to see that my bad hair day wasn't posted for the world to see.

Cindy said...

Hi, I have been lurking for awhile and I have really enjoyed reading your blog. You got some AWESOME first finds. Welcome to the world of prims and prim sales. There is nothing better than spending my free time on the hunt.
Psst...I will confess though, it's addicting.
Stop by and visit sometime,I love visitors.

StitchinByTheLake said...

I'm envious of your crocks - I love crocks and think your prices were excellent. blessings, marlene

Joy said...

WOW! You lucky lady!!! You found so many wonderful treasures.
I like your cute can pumpkins! And I'm so flattered by your kind words!
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
Have a wonderful week.

Shannon said...

I don't know much about prim decor but it looks like you got some GREAT deals!1

Melissa Wertz said...

What greats crocks! Sorry you did not make it to Rhoda's. I did not make it either. I love the pillow. I have seen demos in quilting, but have done it in heirloom sewing using french lace and bias strips. It is really easy and forgiving. And really can be modified to go with any design style. From Prim to mod to Victorian elegance to shabby. It is so versatile.