Sunday, January 30, 2011

Some of my favorite finds for under $20....a kidless weekend......and a little bit of snow!

This past weekend my husband and I had a kid free weekend. My in laws took our 2 children up North with them for the weekend to spend it with Aunt Bre & Uncle Mark. The kids had a blast with snowmobiling, sledding and going to an outdoor carnival. I guess they didn't want to come home. My husband and I had a nice quiet weekend to ourselves. We went to dinner and to the movies. Wow I forgot what it was like to not have kids around. I missed the kids but we needed that time for ourselves that is forsure. I feel refreshed but now it's back to reality. As we sit and paiently wait for this massive snow storm that is going to be dropping in on Tuesday afternoon through to Wednesday afternoon. I can hardly wait to see how much we actually get if they are right and we get 30 cm YIKES. We got hit on Saturday with about 5 inches so needless to say I think we have enough snow. I don't remember having this much snow in a long time. But here are some pics from around the house. I will take some more pics after Wednesday to compare. I know that this doesn't compare to some of the states that have gotten alot more but this is alot for us.

Well I finally got around to charging my camera it's been sitting on the counter full of pictures of some of my great finds for under $20. I love hunting for stuff at antique malls, yard sales and just people's old sheds. I have been pretty lucky with people just giving me items that they no longer want because it's old or they don't want the junk sitting around anymore. Like the saying goes "One man's junk is another man's treasure!" Isn't that the truth for us antique hunters.

Over the past year I have decluttered alot of my home and trying to follow what Linda from Behind my red door says "Less is More". I love so many people's houses and the different decorating that everyone does. I hope that some day I can have a beautiful home like some of you other bloggers but for now I will enjoy my home the way it is and just make it as cozy as possible and keep changing things around until I get them just so..............even though I know we are all always tweaking aren't we!!! wink wink!

So here are some of my great finds..................................beware there are alot of pics on this post! I can't even tell you which one is my favorite just that they are all my favorite! They all have different meaning to me and some are from special people and some not but they are all great to me. Anything old and used with a little bit of history is a favorite to me!

My very first dough board I got for $20 from an antique barn. I loved it and it fit perfect on my stove!

Here is my very first prairie doll that I attempted to make. I think she turned out pretty good. I love her sitting in my molds I have!

Some of my rolling pins! My family think it's funny that I have a whole crock full of them. They just don't get my collections but oh well I enjoy collecting them!

These are 2 of my old favorite chairs that I purchased from yet another neighbor of my parents for $10 for the pair of them. They have so much character to them. They both belong to her grandmother so I know for sure they are old because I remember her mother but not her grandmother. I wish back then I would have known about all this old stuff and enjoyed it as much as I do now.

Here is my crock collection or some of it anyways! I love crocks of all sizes and shapes! My largest crock which is a 12 gallon I bought from my parents neighbor for $5!!! Yep you heard me $5. Her husband bought it for her for pickles but she can't lift it so she put it outside by the shed. I was walking through my parents back yard and seen it. So I thought I'd ask if she was interested in selling it. I was shocked and couldn't get it in my van fast enough. It is cracked but hey I don't mind I am not using it for canning just decorating!

Hope you all enjoyed seeing some of my favorite finds! Have a safe and warm week! Hoping that we don't get snowed on to much!!!

Have a good one!



  1. Hi Lynnly...Welcome to blog land! Love your newest goodies also! We are bracing for the storm here in Rochester, NY too...Expecting 1-2' So looking forward to spring!

  2. Hey girl..I hope you stay safe and warm thry the snow storm...gosh if we got that much snow down here I'd need smelling salts!!!!
    Love your treasures! Old crocks and rolling pins just make me smile looking at them..I am not a baker and don't even begin to know how to use one ..lordy my aunt would faint if she heard that...she was born with a rolling pin in her hand!!! lol Thanks so much for coming take care...Picket

  3. Where to start!! first, I applaud you for having some alone time with hubby! It is so important and the kiddie get special time with grandparents too..a win win! And that dough board!! OH MY!! not many of us have the real deal as they are so hard to find..that is scrumptious!!! And your yellow are bowls with the decorated sides...sooooooo gorgeous! All your old pieces are wonderful! when our kids were young I didn't have what I have now and I only got to see houses in magazines occasionally. You have a big head start and no doubt as time goes on you will achieve your goal!

    We have sooooooo much snow that roofs are collapsing everywhere scary!! it is too too much!

    The topiary was a gift from my friend Karen of Catskills Mountain prims last year. I will ask her for her source and get back to you if it is something online!

    Have a wonderful weekend!! Hugs!!

    Ps thanks for the sweet mention!!