Thursday, October 27, 2011

Goodies from Eau Claire

Here are the rest of the photos of the items I purchased at the craft fair and the thrift shops…  I have my favorites that we go to every time I go home…..but there are getting to be less and less of them as they close one by one due to the economy….

Craft show finds……

IMG_0259 I like these towels that you can snap over a drawer handle…..and these fall designs were perfect!


Brand new flour sack towels.  The woman said her 89 years old mother made them for something to do…….I just love them!

IMG_0270 I saw these and just had to laugh….they are panties for  American girl dolls!  Look at the detail!



I bought two pair but there were at least 50 to pick from.  I saw a lot of handmade clothes for my doll also, but just couldn’t make up my mind……


Linda bought these guy for me at one of my favorite stops, the business is up for sale, so who knows if it will be there next time, he is all glittery!

IMG_0269 I got this from the same shop, the graphics were just too perfect to walk away from…..

IMG_0265 Garage sale finds and the milk bottle on the right is from a dairy that Mike used to work for!  They were $3.00.!


A red enamel tin bowl that is going on an old vintage patio chair with geraniums this winter! Inside, a bunch of the old time cookie cutters that I want to make a garland with….and of course a few individual Jello molds!  And scrubbies, I love scrubbies!


A whole bad of wood spools from thread….I can never find them here….these were $2.00!  I see crafts all over different blogs that use these…..I am thinking they would be cute with the cookie cutter garland….painted of course! 


New potholders and a recipe book from the church my folks were married at.

IMG_0252 Old magazines, I don’t think they knew what they had, they gave them to me for .25 cents each! 

IMG_0255 The year my folks married…..

IMG_0253 Loved the cover….is she happy or sad????  And yes…..

IMG_0254 Woman’s Day magazine was 2 cents in 1942!  I remember when I started buying them as a young bride they were 35 cents each! 

I still have one item to show you… is a doozie!  But that is for another post!  Hope everyone had a great day!


Jane said...

Oh, my, such a wonderful collection of new/old goodies! I'll bet you really had fun! So sad to see the small old shops go out of business.

Heidi Ann said...

What great stuff! I especially love the Halloween tinsel garland and the magazines!

Cass @ That Old House said...

What terrific treasures!
LOVE the American Girl panties -- what a hoot!
No thongs, eh?
I have a Felicity doll, but she tells me that Colonial era women and girls didn't wear any panties, so I let her go au naturel.

I'd love to get a peek into those magazines. What fun!

Lynn said...

Wow great items to remember your trip with! I can't wait to see the cookie cutter garland!

Jenny said...

What Fun! I can feel your happiness right across the internet! Hooray for you!

My Vintage Mending said...

Those are the cutest stinkin' underwear ever...what a great trip...smiles...Renee

Betsy said...

It was so fun to see all your finds. What deals! I loved the things you bought that had meaning--like the cookbook and the magazine from the year your parents were married.

★Carol★ said...

Love everything you brought back, especially the covers of those magazines! But I'm mostly jealous that you got to go to Wisconsin. I'd love to thrift and antique my way through that whole state! said...

Lucky you ~ great finds! Love the vintage magazines:)


Anonymous said...

Oh Sandy, a cookie cutter/spool garland would be adorable! Years ago, I saw cookie cutters bunched up at the tie back of a curtain with a bunch of curly ribbon tucked in, too! I've always wanted to try that.

I'm always on the look out for red enamel ware at the thrifts and garage sales because they are sooo exspensive at the antique shops! Glad you got one. ♥

LANA said...

Great finds! I especially love those autumn dish towels.

Nani said...

I just love those flour sack towels! I’m also pea green with envy over the old magazines! I’d give anything to look atr the ads. I LOVE old ads! You made some GREAT finds!

Tresa said...

I love seeing all of your goodies. I also LOVE your blog background!!


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