Yorkie's Primitives Handmade Goods

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Yard Sale Time

Growing up, my grandfather (Papa) played the fiddle and I loved to hear him play. It was soothing to me when nothing else worked. So one night when Chester took me to this country show in Pigeon Forge, I heard a young man who played so close to my Papa that it made me miss him. I decided right then that I was going to learn to play the fiddle.

So after coaxing Chester, he bought me a fiddle and I did learn to play. I'm not great but I do allright. So now I collect fiddles. Not just any fiddle but old ones and pictures or other fiddle things that catch my attention.
Never in my wildest dreams would I have believed that I would find this picture at a yard sale and only $3.00. I have never seen one like it. It almost looks like it has been decoupaged, but it hasn't. Well anyway, I fell in love with it and not knowing where I am going to put it, I still had to have it.LOL And Nancy, it was made in Canada! Amazing! So see what you think of my fiddle picture. Isn't that an unusual picture?

And now for my other treasures. I found a wood crate for 25 cents. As soon as I saw it, I could just envision primming it up and adding prim pumpkins in it. I just wish I could find a pumpkin sign to put on both sides. I'll have to work on that.

Then I found a cutting board that I could just see primmed with some prim fixins on it.

And how cute is this bird house. I can just see it primmed with a real nest and bird sittning inside. All I have to do is decide what color I want to make it.Hmm.

I also found 2 sifters that I am not sure what I want to do with yet but for 25 cents for both, I grabbed them.

Finally, I had to have a food squisher last year and after hunting all over the county, Chester finally took me to this antique store in Townsand and found just what I needed. Only problem was, he found 2 and would only pay for one. So I had to take the large one so I could put up tomato juice but I really wanted the small one for decoration. So today I conned Laura Kay into going there and lo and behold it was still there! So I snatched it up. It was $18.00 but worth every penny to me. And it still has the paper on it with the original price of $2.19. I can't find a year on it but at that price, it has to be old. But I can just see one of those pesky mice sleeping in it. Yuk, I hate rats!!! Check this out.
So for our first rummage sale of the season, I think I did really well. And Laura Kay loaded up on her some goodies for cheap prices too so we both had a great day just hanging out together and grabbing all the rummage specials. How was your weekend?


Anonymous said...

I LOVE everything you found. The old utensils remind me of my grandma's kitchen drawer. Thanks for sharing and bringing back memories.

Terri said...

You found some really great stuff! I was very tempted by all the yard sale signs up this weekend, but I resisted the temptation to visit them! :)

yorkie's primitives said...

I just can't pass up a yard sale trip with my daughter.LOL

NancyD said...

Wow, did you ever do good this weekend! I got one of those food squishers when we were in Ohio too! It was $3.25 and I was going to put it down and Lorne said "you gotta be kidding"! Love them! You really scored, great stash, Yorkie! :)

NancyD said...

And Yorkie, the fiddle picture is wonderful...is it really 1827 or is that an 1827 fiddle? Either way, love it!

yorkie's primitives said...

I don't think the picture is actually 1827. There's no way of knowing. I just fell in love with it because of the way it was made.