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Friday, August 3, 2012

10 Gallon Crock for a Song

Wow...this summer is sure going by quickly and I feel terrible for not checking in more often. This has been the most hectic summer with all the storms, visits, heat, etc. I know I say this all the time, but I may NEVER get caught up gals...ever ! But I have gotten a few things done and I figured I would at least tell you about those things.

First of all ...Look at this awesome 10 gallon crock I got at an estate sale a few weeks ago...Isn't she a beauty ?
She caught my eye when I went into the garage of the home...I LOVE the garages and basements at estate sales because they are often the LAST place people go, so I always head their first. I confess though, I never would have thought I would see a mint condition crock tucked into the corner of a cobweb filled garage. I spotted it out of the corner of my eye and ran, yes ran right over. I know, I know...not very good if I wanted to make a "deal" on the crock right ? I mean I was salivating by the time I got over there and turned this beauty around and then I saw those cool handles...I dont have a 10 gallon crock like this, so it was going to go home with me to add to my collection....IF I could get a good deal...
Well, imagine my shock when the sticker said $35...YEP, $35 smackers....can you believe it ? The crock with the star above was a birthday gift and had a $125 price tag...the one on the left was also right around $100 so I was doing the happy dance except now I had my composure back and needed to get my name on that crock. But, being the savvy shopper I am, I asked, politely if they would take any less for it ....I know, audacious of me right ? Well, imagine my suprise when the gal said how about $30...I was amazed. I mean it was only about 10:30 am and she was ready to deal on an item that was already priced too low. I said YES YES YES (ok, I only said the one YES outloud, but you know what I mean). The even more unbelievable thing is that everything inside the house was priced WAY too high and was a real waste of time, but man oh man, I was thrilled to get this awesome find.

OK, I will calm down now. I did want to show another item I got awhile back and I cant remember if I shared it with you...my very first real bee skep.
I got this little beauty at a garage sale for less than $3, so it was another great find.

I have been trying to work on getting some hooking done, even though I generally dont hook too much in the summer because it s way too hot. I am trying to use up some of my small pieces of monks cloth, linen and burlap...Heres what I am working on right now...
I plan on using this to cover a little deep red footstool that I have had for years and I just love the way it's turning out. It's a little tedious to do such intricate work when using burlap but since this is done with almost all left over wool its practically free to me...I might change the stripes on the bowl...I am not sure I like them.

I did want to remind everyone that I have lots of wool for sale on my WOOL FOR SALE page and will be adding some new fall & winter kits soon. I have decided to make this pumpkin mat available as a kit since I just love it and its a great beginner's kit, so if you are thinking about starting to rug hook, check out my FOR SALE pages and you can be hooking in just a few days. This pumpkin mat measures 10.5 x 14 and will come with the pattern drawn on monks cloth, all the wool to complete it cut at a #8 (1/4") and full color directions. $50 gets you started ...Need a rug hook ? If you buy any kit I will throw in a primitive rug hook for just $5.00.

Well gals, I need to get back to work finishing my new work space...pictures to come soon. I am almost ready to start moving stuff in..HOORAY !!!

Hugs to all of you !
Until next time,
Grace to you,
Margie


13 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh Margie, such a great deal on that awesome crock ~ you lucky girl!!!
    Beautiful hooking ~ love them both!!!
    Looking forward to seeing your new work space!
    Enjoy your weekend!
    Prim Blessings
    Robin

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  2. Hi, Margie,
    Love your new crock, and what a great price! I have one that size with the old handles, and the dealer I bought it from said to never use the handles to move it, they are old and rusty and might break. Just thought I;d pass it on. Also, the footstool cover is gorgeous!
    Hugs,
    Melinda

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  3. Great deal on the crock Margie. I was wondering how your room was coming along.

    Felicia

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  4. Hello Margie...you have been a busy lady haven't you - keeping right up there with me.
    I'm also ready for this weather to change - I said on one blog it could be Winter for all I care - just get rid of this heat!!!
    Loooove the piece you are hooking for the stool. Great colors.
    Oh my the crock...what a buy - I don't know what they actually go for but $30 seems WAAAYYYY too cheap. Good for you.
    Hugs,
    Karen

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  5. Hello Margie, oh happy day, that is a great deal, really nice crock, yahoo!!! Love the one with the star, have never seen one like that. Your bee skep is wonderful and the price, wow. Sweet punpkin rug, as is the one your working on, Blessings Francine.

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  6. Margie, that is a great crock! I always go to basements first in estate sales! Love that pumpkin mat! Time is flying instead? enjoy! OLM

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  7. Hi Margie,I love the crock I have been looking high and low for larger size crocks.I can find them but the price is large also.You SCORED.Judy

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  8. I love crocks and your Crown is a beaut! Take cre, Janice

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  9. Great deal on the crock Margie!! Love that floral rug you're working on.

    Have a great week~Becky

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  10. I too collect crocks...I have way to many but not one that big. I was a 30 gallon one over the weekend at an antiques fair... I left it there!

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  11. Terrific buy on the crock! I got one just like it many years ago for 10 dollars at a yard sale.
    Look forward to seeing your work room.
    Louise

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  12. Congratulations on your fabulous find! I just happened along your blog and love it. So many wonderful things! I have ALWAYS wanted to learn how to make a hooked rug. So glad I found you!!!!
    Blessings!

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  13. Hey Girlfriend....Remember me?? I'm here checking up on you with my head hung low....Just pulled up your blog after reading on Karen's that you weren't doing so well. I am so, so, sorry....Please know I'm praying for you....just wish there were something more I could do.

    Don't know how I missed so many posts of yours - well, actually I do. I just don't get online everyday anymore, so there is no way in Hades to keep up....and so, if a person doesn't post on a day I actually have some blog time, then I usually miss them. I should have made a point of checking though. Will you forgive me???

    You've had a rough patch....those hail storms left some nasty calling cards. We had some hail a few months back that chewed up some of my plants really good, but it was early enough in the season that they recovered. Now, though, the drought is putting us under. In the past two months we are lucky to have gotten a scant 1/2" of rain. And as frustrating as it is for gardeners, the farmers are paying the largest price. You wouldn't believe what things look like here.

    Glad to read Kirk found a sweet soulmate....hope things work out for them. And know that I continue to pray for Kyler.

    And, yeah, lady....you scored big time with that crock!

    Thinking of you, praying for you....and holding you close in my heart....Robin

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