Saturday, June 8, 2013

Happy Saturday - The Birds - Yard Sale Finds

Happy Saturday everyone!!!!  Talk about a beautiful day, the weather was just right. The temperature was 74 degrees, the sun was masked by clouds, and we had a nice breeze.  In and around my raised garden beds the grass is wet and the dirt is muddy.  Give it a few more days, and it will be all dried out between the garden beds. It was one of those days Bulldog Man and I ran into town to have a nice lunch together, and stop at Sam’s club to pickup several large containers of Vitamin D and allergy relief meds.    Needed to make sure we had the allergy meds because our plans were to work outside on the property.
Bulldog Man and I were able to get the grass on the entire property cut, and we cut down several small trees this afternoon.  While cutting the grass a Mocking bird didn’t like the fact that Bulldog Man and I were so close to the tree holding a nest with her babies in it.  She continued to fly around our heads in an attempt to scare us away from the nest.  Bulldog Man pulled out the ladder and took a few pictures of the nest up in the tree for me. 
Little birds waiting patiently for mama bird to return.
Little birds waiting for mama bird looking at Bulldog Man
like where's our food ???????
Mama bird coming back with food.

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Friday was payday, and my day to pay bills, balance the checkbook, and make sure to stop in the local Sprouts market/health food store for fresh fruits and vegetables.

Before heading to the local market, I decided since I was in town to hit several yard/garage sales.  I’m always on the lookout for Vintage Corning Ware Casserole dishes with lids and came across these two dishes with lids; priced at $4.00 for both.  I snatched both up, usually these Corning Ware Casserole dishes, when I come across them, are $15 - $25 dollars each, I guess because they’re vintage.  It doesn’t really matter why; I refuse to buy a dish for that price.
 
I also found these:

A solar panel for $5.00

 
A book for $1.00
 
And a free flashlight, which extends, and has magnets on each end.

 
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Tomorrow I’m back on the road to Texas to take care of my Dad while my sister heads back out of town to train new personnel.  I’m heading back home Tuesday evening.

 

I hope you had a beautiful Saturday, care to share how your Saturday went?

 

35 comments:

  1. Work work work. Check the hives, fixed my truck door and got my grand daddies old cement mixer finally and had to grease all the bearings and bushing on it.

    Wanted to get more weeding done but didn't quite make it.

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    1. PP,

      If we didn't work, things wouldn't get done on the farm. Glad to hear you fixed your truck door and was able to grease all the bearings and bushings on the cement mixer. Passed down tools and equipment are items I love because they hold up for a long time.

      Remember weeds are always growing, you have plenty of time to get to them, lol.....

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  2. I also love corning ware and look for it at garage sales...I have one identical to your larger one above...mine came with a stand to place it in...I gave 7.00 for mine, but I love it...My mom still has her's that she has had for years...I also have a corning ware perculator coffee pot, not the electric one, but the one that sits on a stove top that I love...they don't make cook ware like that anymore... I also love my cast iron...I have several pieces that I wouldn't trade for anything... :)

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    1. HL,

      I love corning ware from the earlier days, they don't make anything to last present day when it comes to dishes or appliances. I know the exact perculator coffee pot you're talking about, my mom used to have one. I have a large steel coffee pot that goes on the stove at home or when we go camping, it's the best way to make coffee. I adore cast iron everything :-) and won't trade them either.

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    2. That percolator has been recalled because it will explode. Trash it or use it for a vase.

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    3. I have both those casseroles and received them for wedding gifts in 1966. They are $35=/- in antique stores. I also have the twist-on handles that can be used for the stove top. I love them and use them weekly.

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    4. Linda,

      I love these dishes too. Can you believe that is how much their charging per bowl now.

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    5. It is shocking, but now I know how much to ask if I ever want to get rid of them.

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    6. I really wanted these dishes and have been looking for some time. Each and every time I would find some they were priced high. Out of pure luck, I came across these and they were priced low and I snatched them up. Yes, you can get good money for your bowls.

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  3. Started cool (ish), got hot, cloudy, dark, and then rained most of the rest of the day, ha. Back home in the city tonight, trying again tomorrow for more stuff at the farm. But it was a good day, can't complain too much. Oh, and I did find some bargains too, I'll post those during the week. Don't you love a bargain? Glad the storms are staying away.

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    1. 1st Man,

      Rain .....rain....go away......come back another.....day!!!!! I can't wait to hear about your bargains. I love a bargain anytime I can get one. Thank you, I'm glad the storms are staying away too.

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  4. You found some really great finds at the garage sales! Those baby mockers are too cute! I raised a baby mockingbird when I was ten! It had fallen out of the nexs and momma just wouldn't take it back. So we raised it and it had the funniest personality ever! Safe travels to you on your trip to Texas.

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    1. Desert Hen,

      Thank you, I thought so too. Mockingbirds are unique birds, they can be the sweetest little things and then they can turn and be down right mean.

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  5. Sandy, I hope your Dad is feeling better soon. Stay safe.

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    1. Jane,

      Dad is gaining his strength since the doctor stopped chemo for a week giving him a well deserved break. Chemo really kicks butt!!!!
      I will drive safely and be careful, thanks :-)

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  6. Spent the day freaking out about our upcoming move to OK. Fun to think about the possibilities and this 110 degree Arizona heat sucks.

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    1. Orange Jeep Dad,

      Freaking out........as long as you get some heads up with the tornadoes coming through you'll be okay.

      Oh and it gets just as hot here as it does in Arizona, lol......

      One summer it peaked to 117 degrees :-P

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  8. Oh I do hope your Dad has a good day and you two will enjoy the time together. HUG B

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    1. B,

      Dad has been enjoying my visit. I've helped get him cleaned up, dressed and outside for fresh air.

      We've joked around and he seems to be getting some of his strength back.

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  9. Great finds, especially the little solar panel and flashlight! We have one of those solar panels and use it to recharge a battery pack, that powers a radio, lights, etc. It works awesome.

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    1. Izzy,

      My husband wants to use this solar panel for camping. Some where down the line we will be purchasing a larger unit for charging larger items.

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  10. I had no idea those dishes were considered collectibles....I think I have 3 or 4 of them.

    I haven't been to a garage sale in more years than I can remember! You had some good finds.

    Good luck with the trip to Texas.

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    1. Glenda,

      Those dishes are going for prices up to $35.00 each in some places. You can make some good money selling them. I wanted to pick some up for baking and for storing food.

      Yard sales and estate sales are where I find most of my bargins on kitchen, and home stuff. I make a shopping list of my needs for small things and keep an eye out at every yard sale.

      Thank you so very much. The trip so far has been good, Dad is gaining his strenght. That is until his next chemo treatment.

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  11. Those birds are so sweet. We have a Mockingbird family that swoops Papa Bear. I thought they were loving his white hair and beard! bahahaha

    Good score on the yard sale items! Have a safe trip to Dads.
    Hugs!

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    1. Mamma Bear,

      Mockingbirds are wonderful birds until you get to close to their babies.

      I love yard sales, every now and then you find a good yard sale.

      Thank you, visiting and taking care of Dad while my sister is away was really nice. Heading home tomorrow morning.

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  12. The baby birds are precious! Great shots. Good finds too. Hope your trip is a success.

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    1. Leigh,

      Thank you my friend, this trip has been nice it's good to see my Dad looking better.

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  13. Look at those birdies!! It has been a crzy spring. I hope things are getting back to normal for you. I am so happy you got to see your dad and mom again. All your pictures look so pretty. Glad to hear your dad is doing as good as possible for what all he is going through. You have been and my thoughts and prayers and will continue to be, as well!
    Blessings,
    Susie

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    1. Susie,

      It surely has been crazy with all the weather events and fires. Things are still not back to normal yet. I will be heading to TX on Sunday again. I'm happy to be with my Dad. He perks up when he see's me. Dad is doing as well as he can right now. I'm concerned he's lost so much weight. I really appreciate your friendship and prayers. I continue to pray for you and your family. Give your Mom a hug from me.

      Blessings,
      Sandy

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  14. In order to clean the worst mess on Corningware or Corelle, wet the bowl, pour the water out, sprinkle baking soda in the Corningware, scrub with a cloth, rest a bit while the bowl soaks again, put more baking soda on the Corningware. If it all gets to be too much, put the piece away until another day when you feel like tackling it. That's my method.

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    1. Linda,

      Baking soda does really work well. Another great tool, a nylon net type sponge. After I scrubbed the Corning Ware, I soaked all of the containers in Clorox water and washed again. Now there sitting in my cabinet waiting to be used. I'm so happy to find this great deal.

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  15. Sounds like a really wonderful day in all ways - despite the bills. The Corningware is classic. Great find! Cute little hungry birds : )

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    1. Michaele,

      Bills are always there, it's just something I routinely do twice a month, lol....

      I had a blast going to the yard sales.

      The little birds were so adorable, they've since learned to fly.

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