At one thrift I saw a box tucked under a table that looked interesting, so I pulled it out - it was LOADED with Horse Show ribbons. HUNDREDS of them! All from the mid 70's, they had cool graphics in the centers. I started digging through, and found one from a horse stable in my dinky hometown ( 100+ miles away). This stable is no longer in operation, one of my brothers used to take lessons there and I graduated with the eldest son of the owner... OF COURSE I 'had' to keep digging and look for more... and buy a dozen or so! Aren't the horse graphics in the center GREAT though?! I got a few from other stables across Central NY too - do you think they'll sell on E-bay??
At the last thrift, I noticed a flyer at the check-out for a 'HUGE SALE' at Lilac Farm - a Mennonite homestead about 4 1/2 miles away. There are LOTS of Mennonites in our area, but I had never been to a sale held at one of their farms before, so off I went. A+ signs led me down some beautiful back roads that I didn't even know existed on a beautiful Fall afternoon! This was one of THE MOST Incredible sales I had ever been to! Fresh, hot fried dough (that the mother/wife kept bringing out of the house), baked goods galore, tons of plants and table after table after table of CHEAP goodies!! Yes, I had my arms (and stomach) full when I left!
Ready for some photos of today's haul??
A few things for resale, including a Westmoreland milk glass Heart dish w/ foil label (.60¢), a pair of Frankoma Mugs, a Farber pedestal, an old PA pennant, and a black glass flower frog...
Some Holiday themed items for ME... Chromex platter for Xmas Cookies (for 50¢, so much nicer than a disposable plastic and I don't care if it gets returned!); 'X' 'O' cookie cutters that I have been in search of for doing Valentine Cut-Out Cookies (I found Our initials too!); a small 'mirror mosaic' bird for Xmas decorating; vintage Xmas postcards to cut up for to/from tags and a perfect Autumn colored enamel leaf pin!
A few things for the house... I think this old glass coffee pot will be fun in our 'red' kitchen, holding pastas! Believe it or not, that wood bowl is ANOTHER Adirondack Bowl by the same maker as the bag of wood bowls I garbage picked a couple of weeks ago!
A Scandanavian bowl and Dansk cheese cutter (for resale)... Accents for next years 'Tiki Themed' porch...~AND~
As the song goes 'Two outta three ain't bad...'
Yes, 2 out of 3 of my 'perfect trifecta'...
A Fantastic Fall Leaf VERA scarf, and a matte white pedestal Haeger!
I AM a HAPPY GIRL!