Thursday, July 17, 2008

Tagged and a Few Thrift Finds

Cathy, of Cobblestone Farms tagged me for a few fun questions a few days ago. Cathy is one creative gal! I love her decorating and visiting her blog! Thank you Cathy for tagging me...that was fun....challenging...but fun!

So here goes:

8 Things I Say Alot:
1) I love you.
2) Huh? (A bad habit)
3) Be careful (I have a 19 year old son...need I say more?)
4) 10! (Secret Code in place of words for Joy & me)
5) Hurry up! (We're always on the go!)
6) Pick up! (Keeps everyone cleaning up after themselves...well sometimes)
7) I gotta tell you something! (that rolls out when an idea pops in or I
remember to tell something)
8) You hear me? (Another bad habit)

8 Books I've Read Lately:
1) Bible
2) Country Sampler Magazine
3) Mercantile Gatherings Magazine
4) A Charlotte Mason Companion (always a reread every summer)
5) Homeschooling: A Patchwork of Days (reread)
6) 90 Minutes in Heaven
7) On the Banks of Plum Creek (Read Aloud with Joy)
8) The Relaxed Homeschool (another reread)

8 Movies I've Seen 8 Times:
1) Prancer
2) It's a Wonderful Life
3) A Holiday for Love (Very favorite)
4) Holiday Affair
5) While You Were Sleeping
6) Friendship's Field
7) Sleeping with the Enemy
8) Rocky 3 (Jason reminded me that I've watched this 8 times....with him)

Can you tell I'm a Christmas movie fanatic?

8 Things I'm Working On:
1) A Surprise
2) My Flag
3) Planning our School Term
4) Selling some books online
5) My blog
6) Trying to do some organizing
7) Trying to clean house (somewhat)
8) A Fundraiser

8 People to Invite to Do This:
Since I just awarded several people about if you find this fun and would like to participate...please join in....I'd love to hear your answers!

Now for the thrift finds...

Tuesday, Joy & I dropped my mom off for a Dr.'s appointment and while we waited, we stopped in Goodwill. Now, I rarely find anything there really because their prices are normally just more than I'm willing to pay. But this time, I did come out with four things....two for me and two for Joy.

These are the "for me" items. Of course, I plan to prim them up. The flag is quilted. I plan to coffee stain it. The (supposed to be) birdhouse is probably going to get a makeover as a prim wall candle holder...distressed. I'll share the finished product when I'm done. I paid $3.99 for these two.

These two books were for Joy. She spotted them right away! She loves this series of Great Illustrated Classics and I love that she loves to read them! We have several of the series, but we found these two that we didn't have and she hadn't read yet. We picked these up for 99 cents a piece. She's already about finished with David Copperfield.

After the trip to Goodwill, we had more time to spare, so we went by the Antique Gallery/Flea Market close by. I ended up only leaving with this wooden bucket for $8.

It has fruit on one side. It, too, will be painted and primmed...just not sure what color yet. I could have found more there....but my mom called ready for us to pick her up so we had to head to check out.

I really enjoy thrift shopping and especially the antique gallery, but with the cost of gas these days, I usually only go if we're in that area for something else. But it always gives me something to look forward to......and that's a good thing.


Kindra said...

Gotta love those wood finds! They can easily be painted and primmed up! I went to the goodwill last weekend and bought a bread box to paint and prim up! I need to refrain myself "to prim and paint" pile is getting a little too high. So I better stop buying for now. :)

I say "Be Careful" a lot. I'm just very paranoid. I watch the news too much!!

I have never seen a Mercantile Gatherings Mag. I hear it's really good! Do you have a subscription?

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Hi Tammy,
Oh, those books bring back alot of memories, Joy is so luckey to find them.
Love those wood pieces that you found and can't wait to see them all primd up:)

PS Thanks for stopping by!

Gettysburg Homestead said...

LOL Tammy, I had to keep reading about the bucket. I was so hoping you weren't going to say you liked the fruit. Shew you are going to paint it and prim it. Love the birdfeeder/candle holder and can't wait to see it when you're done.

I see you're teaching your daughter about Goodwilling. My son is looking for antiques too. I'll be showing his finds soon.

Hope you feel better soon.


Primgal55 - Linda said...

Morning, I am using my cold as an excuse to sit and catch up on blogs and emails! LOL

Love the scrapbook page,thrift shop finds and the flag. I love seeing new stuff in my favorite blogs!

Wendy said...

Oh great finds!! I can't wait to see them primmed up!! Have a great day!~Wendy

Stephanie said...

You did awesome, those are great finds and what a good idea to make a prim candle holder out of the box ! See, I couldnt of come up with that idea........ you are creative! I did some thrifting too yesterday and am excited that tomorrow is Friday for garage saling!!

Have a great day,

Colleen said...

Another fun post! I love all of your new wooden finds, too. I also have a stash built up from Goodwill -- which means I should get to painting too...

Have a great afternoon, my friend!

Cindy said...

Hi Tammy, Just wanted to introduce myself. I too, love thrift finds and yard sales. I love the ideas you have for your finds from today. You remind me I need to get some of my finds posted. :)

If you have time stop by and visit with me at

I will be back. BTW, I am a Christmas fanatic too!

Julie said...

I hope your share your primmed wood finds--what talent you have. I haven't ever seen a Mecantile gatherings mag. I think I better check into that--tell me how!!! Take care. Julie

pinetrees on the moor said...

Great finds again tammy.I know what you mean about the cost of petrol, here in scotland its £1.17 a litre if things keep going the way its been going its going to be at least £10.00 a gallon.We have to try do the same as you try and combine the trips ,the only exception is sunday when its car boot time thats my only treat to myself.Have a great weekend, i have a couple of birthday parties to go to.~Kate~

Anonymous said...

Isn't it great when you find something unexpectantly!! The birdhouse is so cute. Just yesterday I paint and primmed apie safe ive had red for 15 yrs. It looks great. I havent figured out how to upload photos to the blogs. Im new at this. just found this blog community this summer. have enjoyed it so much. so many good ideas and photos. Yours is on top of my favorites list. I start with you and work my way down nightly. Thanks so much, Dawn Houck

simple~needs said...

love the shutters!! yes, i will definitely add a post to my blog.
you found some great goodies at the thrift stores!!
congrats on you and dh new etsy shop!! i think its awesome that you both love creating.
have a great weekend!

Annie said...

Hi Tammy, I love your blog and I wanted to say "Hi". I am new to blogging, you are my second post. :)

Congratulations on your Etsy site, I know you will do real well Tammy. :)

I almost couldn't believe it when I saw the bucket you got, I got one this spring from a garage sale! I haven't done a thing to it yet, I think I'll wait and see what you do with yours first. LOL

Anonymous said...

I love Christmas movies too!! my fav is "White Christmas" with Bing Crosby....."sisters, sisters" know that song that the two girls sing and then Crosby sings with Danny Kaye (LOVE him too!!)...oh and that Inn in Vermont...that set was just wonderful!!!
Lucky you on those great finds. Please post pics whenever you get them done.

Also, did you keep Liberty??? Gosh I hope so and kudos to your family for giving her a home either temp or forever....and I hope forever!! she is soo cute!! and ready to love you back!!
Jill G (jbean)

Lea of Farmhouse Blessings said...

Great finds, Tammy! My boys always loved those illustrated classics as well.


LINDA said...

great finds--love the bucket. i lucked into some great Laura Engalls Wilder books there last year at Christmas.they were perfect for our then 12 year old granddaughter. She wants to visit Walnut creek!!!!

This Country Girl said...


Thank you so much for your sweet comments! I'm so glad you visit my blog...I'm honored! When you get a blog up and going, please let me know, so I can visit yours!


I'm so excited to see you over here! Thank you so much for stopping by....yep...we sure do still have Liberty. I think she's officially "our" dog. She loves us and we love her and nobody else has turned up to claim her!

~ Tammy ~

This Country Girl said...


Welcome to Blogger! I didn't know how else to "comment" you, so I hope you see this! Thank you for stopping by! Please come back soon...maybe I'll get to my bucket before too long! :)

~ Tammy ~

Anonymous said...

just wanted to let you know I check your blog every day and also to thank you for all the other blogs you have listed. I thoroughly enjoy visiting them too!! I was just not able to post comments before. I did sign up to post but then forgot my password!! thanks for making it possible to post anonymous!
so glad to hear you kept Liberty!!
have a great day!!

Anonymous said...

oops I left off my name on the above post
Jill G (jbean)

Anonymous said...

Hi Tammy, I am not sure what you mean by "I didn't know how else to "comment" you, so I hope you see this!" ..did I do something wrong??

Blessings, Annie

P.S. I am so happy to hear you are keeping Liberty..she looks so sweet!

P.S. won't accept my password. I don't understand why as I believe it to be correct. I will go ahead and post this under anonymous. I'll be back when I figure it out. :)

This Country Girl said...


No, you didn't do anything wrong! Sorry about that! I just meant that when I clicked on your name to go to your blog or to find a way to contact you, I couldn't find one. I can always leave a comment back to you under the same post that you comment under! That's just fine! Thanks for your sweet comments and for visiting my blog! I really am glad you like it and that you stop by! If you get a blog up and going, be sure and let me know, so I can stop by!


This Country Girl said...


I'm so glad you were able to leave a comment! I had my blog somehow set where it wouldn't accept it before...I got it figured out! lol! Thanks so much for your sweet've made my day about reading it everyday!

If you want to enter the giveaway, be sure and leave your name under the post above that tells about it!

Have a great week, Jill!

Annie said...

I am back, I figured it out. :)
I see what you meant now Tammy. I do want to start a blog but I am having some health issues right now and I thought I would wait until I know I can give it the time it would take. I will let you know when I do, thanks! :)
Blessings, Annie

Annie said...

I forgot to mention that I too love Christmas..everything about it.. and I love the movie White Christmas too! Especially the snow! LOL