Everything Has A Story -

 Call me a cheapskate or just a good shopper-Take the House Tour~ Every thing has a Story! This is the Page for sharing some of those stories from our stops along the way in flea markets, antique or junk shops and sometimes just being in the right place at the right time.  There are times when we buy with the head but oftentimes its with the heart.  Most of my 'bragging' is about being a cheapskate...and paying very little for the things we think of as treasures. And yes I usually do remember the actual amount paid.

This early 20th century bread  box was delivered to me in a brown paper grocery bag just barely escaped being trashed. Two lovely dear ladies, Reba and Sue, were doing some volunteer cleaning in the church kitchen when they came upon this stashed down in the bottom -no telling how many years it had been left there unused and forgotten. Sue saw no need to hold onto something that no one ever used. It was just taking up space. My friend Reba who had been dear prayer partners for several years knew me quite well and intervened quickly saying: "O no, I know someone who would love that breadbox." Sue was doubtful but after Reba's insisting she was sure Jonell would consider it a real treasure they stuffed it into a grocery bag and Reba couldn't wait to present her surprise 'find.' It has indeed been a treasure in my house since then. Both Reba and Sue have gone on to be with their Lord now -Thank you for salvaging a distinctive reminder of another time.

A primitive CHIFFEROBE cost $100. from a flea market along side the road from
Kirbyville, Texas to Jasper Texas. It was left outside for years and was old
barnwood grey [unfinished] It didnt have doors/My friend Shirley and I did the original painting project-she on one side and I on the other.  There are dried hydrangea petals embedded in the painted hydrangeas.

        A Jenny Lind Vanity discarded in the
       farmhouse when we purchased the farm.

"The Georgian Magnovox" Electric
Radio and Record player -See second
photo w the door open to the Radio
This was a SWAP with another Antique
Vendor -no money changed hands-I think
she had it priced around $100. My guess
is that it retailed in early 1900s for approx
$59.-69.00 [best guess]

Right side door opens for access to the Radio
Top left side shows the turntable

Big spender item-[veneer] paid $65 for this in Crossett,
Arkansas /notice the leg in the foreground-this
piece nearly bit the dust twice..I broke it first  in
1986 and Ted and Steve did it the second time
in Brundidge in 2006. It never has lost that 'old
house smell ' inside.

$100. in a shop in Owensboro, Kentucky. 1975 -It was barnwood
grey and  a square four chair table. The moving van picked
it up for us on the way out of town as we were moving to
Crossett, Arkansas.
Close up you see seams where it was glued. This
is solid OAK W A FRUITWOOD FINISH. That section
where you see seems was added to extend the length using
 a board from a HOG PEN..The refinish and extention cost
more than the table..about $450.

When it was delivered to the house on Walnut Street, Deanna examined it lovingly and said:"Its so pretty I could just kiss it."

My husband retrieved this relic from down near the creek
[the farm, Newton, Tx]
 as he was working that side of the property.
A doorstop now but was originally a container holding
 kerosene [fuel] for a stove.  It was attached on the
outside end of the stove, upside down and the needle like
'tool' in the lid regulated the flow of kerosene.

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