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Saturday, May 5, 2012

One thing leads to another

Hi ya Friends...
This is a catch-up post of treasures to share

I was the lucky winner of a FB giveaway hosted by Mary Flanagan
I received this beautiful "Token of Friendship" sampler hand done by Mary
 it is a Notforgotten Farm design

Thank You Mary..I love it!

Purchased this super crock jug on Ebay last week, it's not old but I love the blues

Yesterday my neighbor friend and I went to do a lil' pickin'
when we set out in the morning it was just another day of garage sales..
t-shirt, jeans and flip flops were my chosen attire for the day

Well, I should have worn my mud boots...cause by the time I arrived home, I had mud between my toes, LOL

So let me one of the sales I spotted a beautiful..falling down Sugar Shack 
no camera but I had my phone so I had to take a picture

(can't seem to get the photo from phone to email:(
Hey, it finally showed up

that picture led to peeking in the door..and spotting an old sign
that led to hunting down the old man that owned the property
which led to asking if said sign was for sale
the answer.."yes"..."everything is for sale, I'm never going to use it"
~OH HEAVENS to BETSY~wrong answer, kind sir
so, that "yes"...

led me to enter said Shanty to retrieve sign and finding
Yesterday I turned -& American Picker
I found an old trapping basket, two 5 gal. buckets full of old traps, the sign, 

and a fabulous old cast iron stove front
made right here in Warren County...the pat. dates are 1893-1909
notice the awesome "Keystone State" symbol

Needless to say...the back of my trailblazer was packed full

Also found a whole bunch of Chicken Feeders and Water'ers, and lots of smalls at other sales

So now, my porch (the one I'm trying to clean off)  is once again full of "stuff"..treasured stuff though ;)
Blessings, Traci


  1. Wow Traci, Love the sampler you won and the crock jug you purchased. BUT,,,, you scored big time on your outing. And it sounded like a fun day. Don't ya just love heading out thinking just another normal outing and then find such treasures. Love the sign, and can't wait to see what you do with your other goodies. Have a great weekend.

  2. Wow...big score! You're awesome! (I'm always leary of going up to houses and saying "Can I look in your old shed?" haha)

  3. Wonderful sign.Always fun to run into people who aren't attached to "stuff".Sometimes we get a look like what are you ever gonna do with that? LoL..I'd say the muddy toes were worth

  4. Sounds like a wonderful day!
    I have asked if I could dig up flowers and found goodies( along with not so good surprises )in the actual old dwelling. Those guys are almost always kind and generous. And I got some great flowers as well. Now I would think, should I dig deeper? Can I fit that old stove in my car? When did I have my last tetanus shot? That one would be an after thought! lol
    Love your goodies!

  5. Such nice finds! Sounds like a fun day.

  6. What a great old shack & finds Traci! ~*~Lisa

  7. Hi Traci!
    Wow.... great finds!! I especially love the old sign you found... what a treasure! Too bad you couldn't have hauled away that old shack.... it's a beaut!!
    Lucky you winning that sampler, and finding the jug on ebay. More great scores!
    Wishing you a happy weekend...

  8. Oh my goodness Traci, you found some awesome old treasures, mud or no mud, so worth it! How lucky for you that the gentlemen was willing to sell.
    LOL, about your cleaning your porch though. You know,if you weren't trying to clean it all off, you'd never had found all that you did! The picture of the old building would be an awesome note card, photo, page header.....................oh, the possibilities!
    Have a great night.

  9. Holy Cow Traci. That shack is amazing in itself. No wonder you wanted to take a pic and a peek. What a gold mine you found. I am so happy for you. One man's trash is another woman's treasure!!! The sampler is so pretty. Congrats on the win. Your new crock is pretty too. The blues really catch your eye. Have a great weekend. -Steph-

  10. Congratulations on the wonderful win from Mary. (That lady has some amazing wool!!) Sweet little jug too.....But my heart stopped at the sugar shack. Yikes, I would have felt blessed to have gotten the photo alone....and you ended up with keepsakes to boot! Love the sign!! Nothing like a little mud between the toes! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  11. Wow, what wonderful treasures you found in that old sugar shack. Those toes will clean up, you had to enter! LOL. Next time make sure you have your mud boots in tow. Love your FB win too. Fortune was by your side :o)

  12. Mike and Frank would be so proud! Congrats on all of your finds! Are you going to frame the picture?
    Be blessed!

  13. Whoo-hoo!!! Ya did good...lovin' those finds. And girl, never ever wear flip flops to go pickin'! :)

  14. Great finds~ love the sugar shack~ she is a beaut~
    have fun with the junk~
    Expecting some wonderful weather today, going to play in the gardens~
    have a great day~

  15. Traci
    Congratulations on your win!!! Love the little pottery piece you picked up too!
    I've never heard anyone call a building a sugar shack ~ I had to laugh because my husband calls his office above our garage The Sugar Shack ~ doesn't look anything like that one!!! LOL
    Such wonderful finds!!! I Love to go barn pickin ~ until I see a spider!!!
    Sounds like you had a wonderful day!
    Prim Blessings

  16. Wow hit the jackpot and for all your treasures a little mub between the toes is worth it.. totally love the Sugar Shack Picture.. What a warm fuzzy memory it brought me.. My father was one of the largest maple syrup dealer/makers in Ohio. In the late 1800 my great, great grandfather built his first Maple Sugar Shack. My family continued the business until my father died in the early 70's. Yes I too worked the Sugar camp and made mayple syrup. We tapped over 500 sugar trees every year.
    Love the chicken feeders too.. we raised Chickens & sold eggs.

    You really hit the jackpot..
    Thanks for sharing and stirring up my memory!


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