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Sunday, August 30, 2009

Weekend Happenings

Another weekend has come and gone.

I've been to yard sales and gotten a few goodies. Below is a large garden basket I got for 25cents, a brand new Pyrex quart measuring bowl for 50cents, old zinc canning lids 3/$1, fall potholders and oven mits, etc.

I got a Anchor Hocking pie plate for 50 cents.

A huge metal bowl which will come in real handy for 50 cents and Charley got a vintage hand drill for $2.

I'm going to make something out of this cute scarecrow Halloween outfit someone made from an old shirt and blue jean overalls, I'll post it when I finish.

And this baby quilt for only $1! It is hand applique and embroidered. Isn't it beautiful? I don't have a baby, but I couldn't pass it up.

My berries are finally winding down. I picked 3 quarts and made blackberry jam. I love blackberry jam! I also made and froze batches of spaghetti sauce with my tomatoes.

And, today we went to the WV State Honey Festival in Parkersburg.

There were lots and lots of honey products and lots of bee related items for sale. I went through this 1804 log house which they have made into a museum. I loved going through it. It was filled with period items that had been donated by people.

I felt like sitting down in this old rocking chair on the second floor and staying a while.

But the best part was getting to see my son and his wife at the Festival.

We've had a great weekend and wonderful weather.

Hope you have too.


  1. I love the little scarecrow costume. Blackberry jam sounds good. I never did make it blackberry picking. Couldn't get anybody to go with me. Didn't think it safe to go alone. It was a beautiful day to be out and about.

  2. Great finds Janet! We haven't gone the last two weeekends but we mean to get back to it soon! The jam looks yummy!

  3. Wow Janet, you cleaned up at the flea market. Glad you got to see your son and your daughter-in-love at the festival too. They look great! Mmmm ... I can just smell those berries cooking too. Your such a busy lady and I thank you for sharing it all with us. xxoo

  4. Love the baby blanket and the scarecrow suit!
    Sounds like you did have a great time.
    It's raining here. And we're not complaining. We haven't seen any amount of rain in weeks.
    My garden is loving it!

  5. Who would sell their baby blanket! :) I'm so sentimental I guess.
    You found some wonderful things.
    You were in my neck of the woods for the honey festival and I forgot all about it. :(
    I like the scarecrow outfit as it but can't wait to see what you do with it.

  6. You sure did have a great weekend..
    you failed to mention that your big sis stopped by. Thanks again for the veggies. The tomatoes were really good but the peppers were hot! We enjoyed our fishing and Sunday was just another Sunday.
    ...Sunday School, church and home to cook for Daddy and the rest of the family...loving this weather. You can hang on to that baby blanket...I'm hoping Charley makes you a grandma!

  7. Looks like a fun weekend. Wish I lived near you-I'd go with you to the yard sales-you find the best stuff : )

  8. Janet that's a steal on that baby quilt! I found one, really a youth quilt, several years ago for $30. It was appliqued and worn ragged in places but I loved it. It's pretty long so I carry it in the car when we travel so I can cover my legs when Jerry tries to freeze me to death. :) blessings, marlene

  9. GIRL!!! you got some good stuff..that is the kind of sales I like to done good on your day out!!!

  10. A good weekend, Janet! Good finds, good food and good fun--perfect.

  11. You had a great weekend... I would have bought the baby blanket too. You can always display it somewhere in your home. Thanks for visiting my blog... I joined yours as a follower so I can keep up with your yard saling... yes it is so addicting! And about the dachshunds... yes, I have two... in fact, I posted on one of them this morning. They are sweet little "people"... :o)


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