Saturday, January 23, 2010




I think Harv is going to have to lock me in the basement (except there is no basement here) to keep me out of JoAnns fabrics. I went over there to-day to get fabric for pillowcases and I sure did get that and more. I had 3-50% off coupons and almost everything including fabric I bought was already 40% or more off. I bought some hockey print, some football print, some great Debbie Mum bulldog - keepout - print and 2 or 3 others that I got off the 50% off fabric table. I must have enough to make at least a dozen. I also bought a heat gun for a project, 2 books (yes I bought more books - have to use the 50% off) and will take pics and tell you about them. One was for punchneedle and the other for making fun litle dolls. When I was in Omaha at the CQ retreat I bought pairs of little hands off one of the gals and on these I can use them up. Hope I have them with me.

I took some more pics of my flea market finds last Sat. I have been collecting Fostoria Canadiana pattern glassware/crystal (some call it either or) which started about 30 years ago. I stopped at a garage sale and she had all these sherbert stemmed glass dishes for .25 cents each. I bought 12 and for years they sat in my cupboard never used until I came to Florida. Then I started seeing it at every sale and every flea nmarket. I have a large cabinet in my kitchen with glass doors and I will show you what my flea market finds have become. My one claim to not being overindulgent is I have paid very little for most pieces down here and the most expensive one that isn't in the cabinet shows for over 300.00 in the book price and it was given to me by an elderly neighbour who Harv and I helped thru her husband's death, selling her house and getting her into a retirement home where she stayed for about 2 years until she passed away. She told me to take any piece I wanted and not even knowing it was a rare piece I picked it because I had the sherbert glasses.

Well back to the flea market pic where you will see a white wicker jug that has a plastic jug and lid inside that removes for cleaning and it was only 6.00. Thought it would be nice for ice tea when people are over. The other 2 candle holders were .25 cents each and I have been collecting a few as I want to cq some pincushions. The 3rd. item is the Fostoria cream and sugar with it's own tray. Last year in Chicago I saw the little tray for 12.00 but wasn't sure if my cream & sugar would fit on it. Well they won't but I did get the 3 pieces Sat. for $5.00. I think I saved Harv so much money that I can afford to go to JoAnns - don't you? Come on gals and agree with me - don't let me down.

I must say that I do use these pieces when I am entertaining down here so they don't just collect dust.

5 comments:

Karen said...

A woman after my own heart! I love white wicker, have never seen anything like it! Yes you deserved a trip to JoAnn's. LOL

Debra said...

You are such a kind person that you can have anything you want. I am sure Harv agrees!

Ruby said...

Come on Harv, what's one little trip to JoAnn's? This lady has saved you a bundle of money buying at the yard sales!!! Freda, a very nice collection. I think I have a cream and sugar but alas no tray!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I most definitely agree that you deserve that trip to JoAnns! I enjoyed seeing your glassware..it's a beautiful pattern I don't think I've seen before. I so wish we had nice flea markets here!

Teresa said...

Sounds good to me, I live 4 hours from the closest JoAnns so you'll have to buy my share too!!! :)