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Monday, June 10, 2013

Farm Chicks Part 2-The Last of It

Hey All~

What a long but fun filled weekend we had here at the Rogers house.  Hanna and Matt were here to visit along with our dear friend, Dan.  Our dad passed away 3 years ago and he and Dan had been best friends since they were 6 years old.  He lives in Rockford, Illinois but travels to Portland for work from time to time.  Having him here is the closest thing we have to having our dad. 

Thanks everyone for your birthday wishes.  I tend to overlook my birthday because I have two June babies.  Maddie's birthday is today and Alex's is the 21st.  I have so much to show you all.  Hanna did AMAZING with her birthday gifts for me this year plus we attended our first ever auction yesterday. But before I can show all of you that stuff, I need to finish up with my Farm Chicks finds!

Rachel and I headed back to Farm Chicks on Sunday before we hit the road home.  Laurie had told us that the dealers restock so we both felt we needed to go back and see what else we could find.  The crowds were much more manageable and I found a lot more treasures.  The old garbage can will eventually be a planter.  It is so perfectly chippy and rusty.  And you know me, I can't ever seem to pass up reasonably priced tins.

I got each of these bread boxes from different booths.  The top one will be, you guessed it, a planter!!

I loved this old Tom's store display shelf and knew I would find some use for it at home.

It now displays my vintage souvenir glass collection.  Great upcycling, huh?

So did you all see the photo that the sneaky Magpie Ethel took of me pillaging through a pile of vintage linens?  This booth was by far the most crowded at any given time.  But I did manage to grab this pile of perfection

Sigh......isn't this a lovely photo?  My favorite would have to be the gray with the red Morning Glory's.  It will be perfect for Halloween.  Once I wash it, I will get a better photo to show all of you.

I'm loving the pink and blue feedsack pockets on this laundry bag. It looks so cute in my laundry room!

I was glad to find this pile of children's hangers shortly after the laundry bag purchase.  The hanger it came with was an ugly white plastic one. 

I picked up this pair of Fire King white swirl bowls in the smallest size.  I gave one to Sister and completed another set for myself.

These were the only other pieces of Pyrex that I got at the show.  I'm one bowl away from completing my second set of the pink mixing bowls.  The yellow 231 is the second I have found in this size.  I also have the lime green one.  Wonder how hard it will be to find the turquoise and pink?

Brian loves vintage advertising.  This light up sign wasn't at Farm Chicks on the first day.  The lady gave me an amazing deal on it and said it was part of a pair that came out of an old hardware store in the 1940's.  She even showed me how to date it by using the codes on the back. When we went back to pick it up, she had put the second on out and priced it for double what I paid for mine!  She told us she wasn't really wanting to get rid of it but if someone wanted it, they would have to pay for it.

I had the absolute best time at Farm Chicks.  I told Alex that when I am 80, he will have to push me through in my wheelchair.  I will never miss this show if I can help it!  The prices were great, the booth displays were spectacular, and there was so much happy energy buzzing throughout.  Definitely put it on your bucket list!!

Linking up over at:

The Thrifty Groove
Sir Thrift-A-Lot
A Living Space
The Cottage Market

Until next time.....



  1. Holy crap - the Mow Master sign is amazing. Love the two Pyrex finds. I've never found a 231.

    Can't wait to see how the auction went..

  2. can't wait to see your birthday gifts and Happy birthday dear Maddie!

    Love all your tins. Glad you had fun at farm chicks! ♥

  3. Farm Chicks must be a wonderful place!!

    Do you use all your linens or are you just collecting? Hah!!!

  4. So many great finds! The rack is so cool and it looks great with your glasses on it. And those Fire King bowls are lovely! I need to find me some of those!
    I'm glad you guys had such a good weekend!
    Happy Birthday Maddie!!!

  5. Wow, you found some lovely treasures at Farm Chicks!! Happy Belated Birthday!!

  6. Great Stuff, I Love the Tom's display and the laundry bag and children's hanger are adorable!

  7. Love, love. love the tins and bread boxes. I've never met one I didn't like! I think we have that in common :)

    Glad you had so much fun at Farm Chicks and fun to see your finds since I didn't follow you around the WHOLE TIME! Love the sign you got for Brian. You know you and I will be hanging out at FC again next year!

  9. I love everything you bought :) What an adventure! All of us in blogland should organize a meetup next year at the Farm Chicks show.

  10. Another exceptional treasure hunt. I am continually amazed at the great finds you are able to acquire! Love everything pictured!

  11. Drool! You found some amazing things. Love the tins with the red..
    That farm chicks thing sounds like a thrifting mecca!!

  12. Loving all of your Farm Chicks finds. Wish I lived closer to be able to go to this amazing show!

  13. Looks like it was so much fun! and What fantstic deals! Now tell me true... is "Farm Chicks" for Chicks Only? We need something like this in my neck of the woods! Can't wait to see what you picked up at yoru first auction.

  14. Haa! So you have seven pink bowls, and I don't have any? That doesn't seem quite right! lol
    OMG!! I just had a light bulb moment! You should host your first swap, and have it be a Pyrex Swap! Ahhh! lol
    I love every single thing that you bought!
    Erica :)

  15. I can't believe you scored all that in one weekend! WOW. Those Fire King bowls, the bread boxes (I love the one on the bottom), the tablecloths (you are right, it IS a pile of perfection). :) --Fran

  16. Love all your fabulous finds, love the tins, they are so pretty!! :) Hope you have a great day! xo Holly

  17. That Mow Master sign is pretty amazing! You seem to have had an all around wonderful trip!

  18. AWESOME FINDS!!!!! Love the canisters...WOW!!! TFS ...hugs...

  19. Thanks for sharing your Farm Chicks finds. I have always wanted to go. I LOVE all of your treasures. I think I would have bought all of the things you did! I love the Tom's display rack. I have a similar one and might try to display glasses on it now that I see how you did it. I also love that lawn mower sign. It is amazing! You must have been meant for it.