Doors opened at the first Bazaar at 8:00.  I was up and ready before light dawned!
My friend arrived, and we started our Holiday Bazaar tour,
beginning with one in our small village
and then to two others in a nearby small town.
 While the main items were homemade crafts and baked goods,
I was ecstatic to find several curtain panels
made of vintage barkcloth (above).
 Children in the Sunday School at one church made nativity ornaments like the one above
which was worth the price just for the pattern!
I think I'm going to have supplies with me when we meet with our 11 grandchildren
later this month so that each one can
 make one to hang on their 2013 Christmas tree.
The way home took us past a large moving sale.
The frame was on the free table right inside the entrance. 
I grabbed it!
 And though not a strong cake-baker,
I couldn't pass up these two vintage cake carriers.
($1 each)

 The beautiful pink table cloth has only one small flaw in it.
Half a dollar purchased much pink pleasure.
 And the vintage Jim Bean decanter matches another one I have
 packed away SOMEwhere here at Gatescroft...
Finally, this retro chair caught my eye.  It was almost free!
Another chair for my collection.
Bazaar-ing with a friend was a great way to spend a cloudy, autumn morning!


  1. Some great finds. I missed my favorite church bazaar today since we are on a trip. :( Linda @Wetcreek Blog

  2. Wow, you got some great deals. Hard to imagine it is bazaar time already! And you have a great project for your grandkiddies. We made ice cream in a baggie with our 2 and 4 year old last week. They were a little young but the 4 old was right into it and the 2 year old had Grandpa's help. No one needed help eating it though! Have you ever done this with your grands?

  3. You find some of the best stuff! I love that chair, I think we had a similar one when I was a kid. I remember those arms! Very comfortable to sit in. It has great bones! Hard to believe someone would just give away that frame!

  4. Hi there! Wow not only did you have a fabulous time, you picked up some amazing items, well done indeed! I love this photo of you too xxx

  5. Great finds for sure. I love that nativity scene made of Popsicle sticks. I would have grabbed that picture frame too, for FREE.

    Way to go Rebecca ~ FlowerLady

  6. Hello Rebecca! What a treasure trove of finds in one day! I especially like the cake carriers and the nativity scene.

    xo, Bonnie

  7. I love that photo of you!!! And what a nice embellishment you put on your sweater.
    And such amazing pieces you've picked up. I'm sure you had a very pleasant time.


  8. You found some great things. That nativity has to be the sweetest thing I've seen so far this year.


    1. I agree, Darla! (About the nativity, I mean.) In fact, I've already begun staining some sticks & having my husband cut others. I'm going to see if my mother might be able/willing to make some of them next time I go visit her. And we're also taking a set for our grandchildren to do when we see them at Thanksgiving.

  9. ONLY a dollar each for those cake carriers? What a great deal. I have one like it that was my Granma's. She always made round cakes.....and for me, she made a German Chocolate cake.


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