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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Unexpected Yard Sale Finds: Firkin, Potato Bin, Cut-Glass Cruets

Last Saturday, my daughter stopped by with Henry and "convinced" me to go yard saling with her.  My first find was a little firkin for cheap that I am going to try my hand at "making over" with the techniques found in A Primitive Place magazine. I will post about it when I've gotten it done.

Next we stopped by at an estate sale! To see what Molly bought, visit her blog at Molly Makes Do.  There were so many wonderful antiques and prims there, I didn't know what to look at first.  I did purchase this sweet, old, oak potato bin.

 Here is a picture of it next to my hoosier cabinet that my hubby restored (it was originally from his family but was in the barn in pieces when he started re-doing it). My daughter said it looks like they were always meant to be together!

I also purchased the little, oak, Bible box (complete with Bible from the early 1800's) that is sitting on top of the bin.

The last two items I bought were a little cut-glass deviled egg plate (yep, 30 years of marriage and I never had one - up until now just watched those little devils slide across the plates) and a cut-glass cruet set.  It is not very ornate and that's just how I like it.  It has 4 cruets: salt, pepper, vinegar, and one that I put sugar in, but I am wondering if it is for mustard? Any one have any ideas?

Of course, there has to be a "cat" thingy in all this ... notice the kitty treats jar? I found that at a local consignment store recently!  Well, that is my show and tell today.  Hope you all have a great stitching and kitty hugging day!


  1. Very nice finds, I can't wait to see what you do with the firkin. I have one that was a nice red and one like yours, so I want to redo mine too.


  2. You really made out! That potato bin is awesome
    and I agree, they look like they were meant to
    be together! Great finds.

    Bear Hugs & Blessings~Karen

  3. Oh my HECK!! I am perfectly GREEN!!! I adore that potato bin and bible box!!!! I could go to every estate sale in Nod for the rest of my life and never find a score like either of those....GORGEOUS!!! Enjoy (and if you tire of them or change your mind, let me know first!!) Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  4. Your daughter was right...those two belong together...wonderful finds!! I adore the Bible and box...perfect! You did very well...I love yard and estate sales...too much fun!!

  5. The bin is FA-U-LOUS. I am a member of The Primitive Place for a long time on the forum and I LOVE it.

    I also of get the Primtive Place magazine...AWESOME!

    I adore your blog. I can't wait for your next post, I am a new follower because you joined my giveaway and that is how I found you....WOOOOHOOOO!!!!!!

    Summer Blessings,
    Tricia XO

  6. What amazing finds! Lucky you! That bin looks so charming next to your Hoosier cabinet. Love the cruet set, too!


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