Thursday, March 2, 2017

Keep One, Donate One, Give one away

I went to TWO festivals last weekend!

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(above taken at Rainbow Springs Cracker Festival)

And I came home with some goodies. The nice people at Sholom Park’s Fun at the Park event gave away bags filled with fun!

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I gave away one of the books, donated one to the library and kept one.

Yes, I kept the coloring book and I have crayons and colored pencils to color in it!

I bought two items at the Cracker Festival at Rainbow Springs.

My daughter in law said this looks like an ‘I SPY’ box!!!

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Do you ‘spy’ the snake? I bought it for my hubby for a grand total of $2!!!

I guess I thought I was worth more than that because I bought myself this handmade box for $10 which I thought was a great bargain!

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I think it looks nice with my old books and pottery.

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I’m thankful for festivals, pretty handmade items and nice people! How about you?

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I’m joining Thankful Thursdays.

45 comments:

Tanya Breese said...

you came home with some great things! that does look like an i spy tray...i loved those books when my kids were younger!

Happy@Home said...

The little wooden box looks so cute with the old books. Are you going to fill it with tiny treasures?

Sandy said...

I love your little wooden box and your old books. I would have definitely stopped at the wooden box, not the snake. I have a terrible fear of them, even painted ones:)

Sam I Am...... said...

Cute purchases...I love the snake! What a fun way to spend a day!

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

fun finds! xoxo Su

It's me said...

Great finds...lovely week love Ria x ❤️

Susan said...

Well, my Thankful Thursday brings me to all my blogging friends I've come to know! Your finds are wonderful and you're so kind to share the books! XOXO

Vee said...

What is Mr. Lavender going to do with the snake? He won't decorate a shelf with it, I hope. That box is a great find. I have a thing for boxes and tins and things like that and I see that you do, too.

Jeanie said...

Wow -- great box! It looks like an excellent and grand time -- and productive, too!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, your new box is pretty. The box looks nice with your books on the shelf. I like your collection of shells too. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day and the weekend ahead!

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

Wonderful treasures. What are you keeping in that pretty box?

Betsy Adams said...

I love festivals ----and truly, the most interesting part to me are all of the friendly and interesting people.... BUT--you can always find some little treasures to take home...

Thanks for sharing..
Hugs,
Betsy

Susie said...

Diane, I love your finds. The snake is so cute. I like the treasure box. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

podso said...

It's always fun to "score" or find a great bargain at a festival. I like your box, but probably not the snake. Even if it's not real, it's too real looking for me!!!!

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

I love that box with all of your lovely sea shells! It must be so much fun walking on the beach collecting them. The books are great too. You always find such great things. Have a wonderful weekend.

Arlene Grimm said...

You picked up some jewels Diane. I love to go to those kinds of events but I make myself really question before I bring something home.( And here I am cleaning out and still wanting more stuff!!) I just love beautiful things.

Karen Ann said...

Love the ISpy box! I spy with my little eye... a bottle cap or two?

Simple and serene living Laura Walker said...

I love your box. It reminds me of one I got in the Great Smokey Mountains many years ago. xo Laura

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love festivals and fairs. Handmade items are so special. That box is beautiful,I love the grain of the wood. That snake is funny in your 'I Spy' box!! I have been doing some coloring in books also. Hugs!

Gina said...

Diane, that box is so pretty! And that does look like an I SPY box! or maybe Where's Waldo! :-)

Cranberry Morning said...

Of course I always love children's books, especially old children's books, Diane! I would have bought that box too. It looks great, very well made. I love old treasure boxes like that and have a few myself. :-) Hope you have a nice weekend! xo

Inger said...

My blogger friend Sandra went to the start of the Cracker Festival and posted some cool cowboy on pretty horses pictures. Small world. I love coloring, I must post about that soon. So peaceful and so much fun. I'm glad you had such a fun day.

Tom said...

...my, you are a big spender!

living from glory to glory said...

Love seashells and the box is really very nice; we all need a treasure box!
And it is so good to be thankful!
Blessings, Roxy

happyone said...

You came home with some great items.
I like to color too. : )

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

I love old boxes too! Besides holding treasures, they do look nice on shelves like yours does!
deb

Danice said...

'Love it all. Amazing finds. Great deals. Yes, I absolutely love to thrift around. So much fun :)

Debbie said...

i love these types of festivals!! the box is pretty, it looks to be beautifully made!!!

Red Rose Alley said...

The wooden box is pretty, Diane. It looks nice on your shelf. You came home with lots of goodies. You know, The Berenstain Bears is my favorite children's book, and I still have the ones I read to the kids when they were little. : )

Have a restful weekend.

love, ~Sheri

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

I love the box - $ 10.00 is a bargain.

Michelle said...

That box is a bargain for 10 bucks! I also enjoy going to festivals. Never know what you might find! Thanks for linking up today and I hope you have a great weekend!

Rose said...

I like that box, too. I have read a lot Zane Grey books, but not that one.

bettyl-NZ said...

Oh, what fun these fairs are! I love seeing all the things on offer and trying to get a bargain. You did well with the box and the snake!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

You always find the best goodies at these events, Diane. You have a good eye!

EL RINCON DE CHELO said...

QUe bonitos objetos!!!!

Primitive Stars said...

Morning, great treasures you found, love a bargain. Blessings Francine.

Connie said...

Great finds . . . I miss thrifting . . . maybe as the weather gets nicer there will be sometime for outings. It is suppose to reach 45 degrees today . . . that will feel like a heatwave after our cold winter :)

JG said...

What a cool box, Diane! "The Lorax" book is right in time for Dr. Seuss's b'day celebration weekend. The Springfield Museum celebrates the Springfield native's March 2 birthday on Saturday this year. :)
~Judy

Christine said...

Hello Diane! Super fun finds, I LOVE the ' I spy' box even with the snake!
What a great festival!
Happy weekend!

Lorrie said...

Great finds, although I scrolled very quickly past the snake - that's something I just can't stand.

Carla from The River said...

Fun finds. I like the box too.
Have a great weekend,
Carla

Cherdecor said...

I am glad to see that you kept the coloring book. Now we can be friends! Ha! Ha!

I once had a printer's tray like the one you bought for $2. I put seashells in mine also. I think they are pretty.

Your little handmade box made me regret selling mine at a garage sale. Like yours all the pieces were dove tailed. So pretty.

Have a happy weekend!

Linda Walker said...

ooh, I love that box! So pretty and it does look so nice next to the old books on the shelf!!! I love finding treasures like that!!! The snake gave me a chuckle! ;)
xo
Linda

Lowcarb team member said...

You sure did well with your purchases - I do like that box.

All the best Jan

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I'm not a good shopper. If I lived near you, I'd sign up for lessons... you really score the most amazing stuff.