Sunday, July 01, 2007

ten dollars and twenty-five cents

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Here's what $10.25 bought me at the Garfield Farm Barn sale.

Three beautiful vintage tablecloths. The fourth one eluded me as a woman snatched up before I could grab it.
A nice white embroidered handbag. I have plans on further embellishing the bag.
Seven hand etched crystal champagne glasses. Yes, seven is an odd number but I can fill in with the 40 or so other hand-etched glasses I own. Did anyone say obsession?
A vintage aluminum donut maker in it's original box. Made in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. I promised Garfield's education director Patty Kennedy that I'd make her some donuts.

It has occurred to me that "the farmers wife" is filled with images of barns and cornfields and lacking in photos of the people who work hard to make our community what it is. Check back tomorrow when I introduce you to the people who organized the sale and some happy customers too!

7 comments:

karl said...

what a great score!

srp said...

Where do they get all their items? We could donate some things as my brother just closed on his house and now we have to combine two households. It is amazing what treasured possessions we thought we couldn't do without, that now don't seem that consequential. I really don't want to organize another garage sale.

Zanne said...

The items are donated by supporters and people in the community. I believe this is the first barn sale they've held and I'm not quite sure if it will be repeated next year.

Caffienated Cowgirl said...

Oh my gosh...those are gorgeous tablecloths! What a find. You should use them one evening while sipping champagne out of those beautiful glasses :o)

Tami said...

Love the tablecloths & the glasses. What great finds.

KatKit13 said...

I am so coveting those table cloths. I love them. :)

And the glasses are beautiful. There just isn't craftsmanship like that anymore.

Lori said...

I have a similar tablecloth like the pink and white one...seeing this picture makes me feel cozy and at home.