Category Archives: antiquing

On a Vintage Venture

Friday was my antiquing day.  You all might remember there is a bi-annual sale in my area that I love going to.  They have all sorts of decently priced vintage stuff.  I just love going.  I’ve gotten some pretty neat things from there too.

Sadly the weather was terrible.


But…the picking was fun.


I snapped some pictures to share with all of you.


While I shopped it rained and rained and rained.


I checked out the linens and fabric.


There was a great old phone collection.

There were many different styles.

Salt and Pepper shakers anyone?  There was a pincushion in the bunch but it was more money than I was going to spend.

They had lots of old cabinets this time around.


To give you an idea about prices…this cabinet was $100.  I think that’s totally reasonable.  Check out the pretty collection of dishes inside.


They had all sorts of goodies.


I love the doors on that cabinet along the back wall.


I really liked the dresser in the picture below… Continue reading

Recording Family History

You all might remember the two paint-by-number pieces that I had framed recently.  They were painted by my husband when he was in fifth grade.  He had his appendix out and his Aunt Ann gave him a pint-by-number kit with the hopes that he would have something to entertain him and he’d sit still.


Neither is completely painted but mostly painted.  I love them partly because I love dogs but mostly because he did them.

The other day Kalissa said to me, “Mom, I wish you would somehow put a paper on the back of that so when you’re gone we’ll remember what it is and the story that goes with it.”

That’s a fair request.  I have Grandma Kramer’s secretary and I have often wished I remembered the story about it.  I think she bought it at an auction for $5…but I’m not sure.  Golly, I wish I knew.

So I tried to figure out how I could do this and then I happen to be on Facebook on a cross-stitch site.  One of the members was showing this for their cross-stitch pieces and how she records the information about them.

She recommended buying… Continue reading

About that Barn and My Other Goodies

You all might remember that I left you in the middle of my story about the barn I bought at the vintage store in Sumner, Iowa.

I know lots of you were upset that I didn’t show pictures of the barn.  There’s a reason I didn’t do that.  You see when I bought the barn…I bought it straight out of the window.  I saw what the outside was like but I didn’t really see it up close.  I really didn’t get to touch it and feel it so the next day when I went back to get it, it was so fun seeing it all over again.

So..here is the barn…


The top folds down for… Continue reading

Goodwill Find: Old Sewing Stand

I think this is going to be a fun blog post.  I know I sure had fun exploring.  Here’s the story:

I already told you that on Sunday I went to get my Covid shot.  I already told you that when I was in town I stopped at Goodwill.  I already told you that I found this…


It is an old sewing basket/stand.  I saw it and I have several of these already.  I didn’t need another.  I don’t even know if I have a place for one.  Ah…but what’s a girl to do when it’s only $10??

Then I opened it up and immediately, I knew I wanted to buy it.


The stand was stuffed to the brim with sewing treasures.  Here’s what I found… Continue reading