Saturday, May 21, 2011

Yard sale finds and finished crafts:

Hi Blog Friends,

Hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful weekend weather. At least here in the valley it sunny, warm and beautiful.

I went out in search of some yard sales this morning and by gosh there were quite a few to be found.

I must have stopped at 25 of them but only bought from two places. Either people had mostly clothing or they wanted to much for their junk.

Here’s some of my loot!


Nice blue basket for a quarter, but I’m going to stain it to tone down the robin egg blue color. 2 cutting boards for 50 cents  to make into wall hangings, 3 small pans for 75 cents to craft with, a really nice glass jar with wood lid for 50 cents~ I’ve been looking for one to do as a pantry jar for my fur baby treats. (See my beautiful peonies in the back ground?)

Then I ran into these. The top one I bought first at a sale and paid $5 for it ~ all rusty and prim. I wanted it to put my twig Christmas tree in.


Then at another yard sale I found this one for only 50 cents! It’s in great condition and I just could not pass it up. Now I’m not sure which one I want to keep. heehee.


I also found this really nice hand hooked rug for only 50 cents! I thought it would look nice as a pillow. When I bought it I did not realize the deer antlers spelled out welcome, but it’s still cute. Someone put a lot of time in making it.


I also got a nice little foot stool to redo, but I left it in the garage so no pic of it. So that was my junking adventure for this weekend.


Here’s the farmer cat finished up. I love making these. They turn out so prim and the mice are so realistic. The patterns by Kentucky Primitives.


This is a quick and easy pattern by Chestnut Junction. Love how this Uncle Sam shelf sitter turned out.


And this Uncle Sam doll is prim and plump. The pattern is from one of my old craft magazines and I rag stuffed his body to make him feel old.


So that’s all I’ve been up to, besides cutting grass and enjoying the sun shine for a change.

Hope you all will be enjoying you weekend too.

Thanks for stopping by.

Prim Blessings, Jean


  1. Wish I had gotten up. But it was raining and just so nice to snooze.......
    Maybe next weekend....
    Looks like some awesome loot.
    I'd go with the rustier one!

  2. Hi Jean, I really like your finds. I made a quick stop to your shop last eve. after work. Well you know I wanted everything, but told myself I could have one thing for myself, I bought the little farmers cat with mice, do I love him!!! I also got a couple ornies which I want to keep, but bought them to put with a swap. have a great weekend my prim neighbor. Hugs, Lecia

  3. You found some great things, Jean! I didn't
    even think about garage sales this morning.
    Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend.
    Oh, I love your handmades!

    Bear Hugs & Blessings~Karen

  4. Love your cat with the mice, they are adorable and your Sams, too. Great finds today. Have a good rest of the weekend.

  5. Well Jean everyone seems to love the farmer kitty but I'm lovin' the uncle sam.Today was finally sunny here we went out saling for a while.One guy had so much I wanted but I was broke from yesterday.Have a great weekend! Hugs!~Amy

  6. Great goodies Jean! I think you should keep the better-conditioned stand (and sell the ol' rusty one to me!!!) ;o) Oh - that Uncle Sam doll in the last photo is really, really, cute! LOVE him! Smiles & Hugs, Robin

  7. Jean,
    You got some great finds!! Love the things that you have been making...the mice are too cute!!

  8. You found some great treasures and at fab prices ! Love your uncle sam! Such talent! Enjoy your weekend and happy crafting! hugs
    lil raggedy angie

  9. Hi Jean... oh yard saling I just love them..wish I wasn' working the Island right now so i could spend a day yard saling...Looks like you did pretty good with your finds.. I like the old Rusty tree holder for a prim tree way cool..
    Love all you new creations especially the Kitty to cute..

    Have a great weekend!!


  10. Awesome goodies you found.
    I would keep both stands and get another tree!
    Way to cool to give up.
    Your creations are wonderful!
    Prim Blessings

  11. Greta goodies and beautiful creations as always!have a great week.hugs michelle

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  14. I love the farmer cat with the mice...too cute! Sounds like you had a fun weekend! ♥