Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Found a few treasures

Hi everyone... it’s Wednesday and as it did  last Wednesday…RAINING! But it sounds so nice and it’s darkish out and it has put me in a lazy mood – slept in too,  something I rarely do.

Well this past weekend we went to our first flea markets.
Mukwonago, WI has a great one and it’s the first weekend of each month through September.

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We found a large butter churn in pretty bad shape. It has the lid to it but it's badly chipped, hoping at some point I can find a replacement so I'll need to keep the dimensions written down and carried with me to all the flea market/antique shows we go to.
The crock was showing at $35 but she let us have it for $25 - still a bit high for the condition but we liked it.  I mentioned this in another post of mine somewhere that we buy things because we LIKE it, not for the antique value of it.
New butter crocks 
The other butter churn was at a darling antique/vintage shop we saw as we were heading out of the town - so glad we stopped in there.  She had only been open since November so I guess that's why we never saw the shop when we went to the flea market other summers.
The price was $55 and not top and she couldn't come down any as it was a consignment so we took it anyway...oh, and it doesn't have a lid so will be looking for one for that too.  It is in pretty nice condition.
Here’s a link to her shop:

  We put them on the mantle for now - if they stay there we will for sure remove some items and hopefully maybe bring down the large Bee Sting crock that is on top of the cabinets of the fireplace and leave it at that…I want it to be one kind of thing on the mantle and get rid of all that ‘busy’ look.
Crocks on fireplace 1

 Beesting crock

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Then on Sunday  after church we went to a small one in Wilmot, WI.  This one is really just junk but now and then we do find a treasure.  This time we found a Yellow Ware bow for $10 but she let me have it for $8. 
I would like to find a couple more Yellow Ware bowls to fill the pie safe and get rid of all the little things that are in there.  I’m trying very hard to not have so many little things and just concentrate on larger collections.  I love my sheep but some will have to go.

New yellow bowl

 Pie safe with new yellow bowl  

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Also on Saturday we stopped at Dan DiPaolo’s open house at the farm.
He’s open the first weekend of each month all through summer.
We love stopping there – Dan is such a sweetie and we have lots of laughs with him when we go there.
If you are in this area you must stop at his farm – he has lots of great treasures in the barn and is always offering some delectable things to eat.
Here’s the link to his blog for more information:

We found a wire hook/rack for our screen room to hang drieds on.
Rack with drieds

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Last Thursday night we went to our grandson Joe’s 8th grade graduation – he’s grown up so fast we can hardly keep up and so smart too – we’re very proud of him…congratulations on your awards Joe!  (He’s on the left)
Joe and friends 1

Joe and us grad 1

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This Thursday we are going to our little grandson’s Kindergarten graduation – hopefully I’ll be able to get a picture of him in his cap and gown…they are just too tiny for this to be happening!

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And then this Saturday we are going to great-grandson Zayne’s 1st birthday party.
He’s such a big boy – and always loves the camera.
Alexandra has a friend who is a photographer and she takes the best pictures – here’s a few she took.
Zayne birthday 4

Zayne birthday 1

Zayne birthday 2

Zayne birthday 3

So that’s all I have for you this week…hope you enjoyed!
Stay safe and blessings to you all.

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  1. From what I see around here, you got some bargains girl! I would have snatched them up too. I'm feeling the same way about decorating. I love my smaller items and groups but they have to go. I want simple, stark, less. I think the less there is to see, the more the good pieces are noticed. The boys (big and small) are cute! When I was in school many many moons ago, the only graduation we had was when we left school for good. So different now.

  2. Hi there!
    You found some neat treasures. Very pretty things to place in your lovely home.
    You're a blessed Gramma and Great Gramma!!! A GREAT Grandma....mercy sakes, you are a beautiful Great.

    Children do grow up so fast. Makes me sigh and take a deep breath.
    Blessings to you and may your Summer be pleasant,

  3. Some beautiful finds Karen. I agree with you "buy it if you love it" not for resale or takes the enjoyment out of shopping and decorating when we worry so much about value..Your Grandson is a handsome one and your Greatgrandson too. You look way to young to have Great Grands.. Enjoy your beautiful pieces and blessings!

  4. Hi Karen! So much to say about your post today. First, love your finds...especially the butter churn from Mukwonago. Sadly, didn't have time to make it there this weekend(drove by a few times and saluted!)...but what beautiful weather! Hope it's even close to that at next month's fair. Deja by is a terrific shop in a neat location...hope they make it there. One of my fave stops these days. Lastly, I had no idea Dan DiPaolo lived in Wisconsin, nor that he had barn sales just a few miles from my house! So glad you posted, I will check him out next time. Today is my 2nd day of school break, so I am enjoying this cold rainy day and getting indoor things done. Have a wonderful week! Jane

  5. Afternoon, I love the butter churns, great find I think. Also the yellow ware bowl is beautiful, I would have bought it too. Your Grandson looks so handsome, you should be proud, sweetie babe, cute pictures, Blessings Francine.

  6. Hi Karen, what awesome finds, don't it just thrill you to find a bargain. Congratulations to your grandsons' graduations. hugs, Lecia

  7. Hi Karen! You sure did find some great items.... the butter churns look wonderful on your mantel. A pie safe of yellow ware would be fantastic! I'm thinking the same thing about getting rid of some of the smaller decos I have around the house..... it gets to be too much. I'm going to Brimfield for the first time in July.... hoping to find some fun stuff there! Handsome graduate! Cute as a button baby... wonderful photography!

  8. Great crocks. damaged ones are about the only ones I can afford anymore.

  9. Nice crocks and bowl! I buy what I love not for the value or the condition. My yellow ware bowls are my favorite. Some of them I got for as little as 5 dollars but that was a long time ago before everyone wanted them!

  10. Wow such sweet treasure..
    Beautiful finds :)
    Sweet hugs x

  11. Hi Karen, I can not get over that Joe is taller than his Grandma and Grandpa! They grow up so fast. Both of our grandchildren are 15 and almost 15 now....AND our son (47) and his wife (41) will be having a baby in August!!!! We were all very surprised but very happy. Anyways, I love your crocks. They are gorgeous. I think about getting rid of many things and making it a simpler look around here (and I did in the kitchen) but I am not sure I really like it. I took care of some things that were my Grandma and Grandpa's and some other things that were my Mom and Dad's. Now...I feel kind of lost with out them!!! Oh well, there is no reason why I can't get them out again!

    Have a great and wonderful weekend. Always enjoy your posts!


  12. I love your new treasures.
    I need to let some of my chickens go too.
    Or at least pack up.
    I'm thinking only keeping out my white ones,
    I just feel like to much right now :)
    You have a beautiful home and family.
    Woolie Blessings

  13. So love your crocks and bowls. Your grandson is so handsome! Congrats to him. Boy kids grow up so fast. Janice

  14. Your crocks are wonderful...but those young fellows are positively adorable! You have a beautiful family.
    Happy Father's Day to all the dads! Hope you all have a fantastic day!

  15. Lovely goodies you found ~ nothing beats treasure hunting!!!
    Boy the Grandbabies are growing so fast ~ and handsome I might add!
    I'll be down in your neck of the woods at the end of the month for the Elkhorn flea market ~ oh I can't wait ~ I love a good road trip!
    Hope our having a wonderful summer
    Prim Blessings

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