"Let's be cheerful"! We have no more right to steal the brightness out of the day for our own family than we have to steal the purse of a stranger. Let us be as careful that our homes are furnished with pleasant & happy thoughts as we are that the rugs are the right color and texture & the furniture comfortable and beautiful"! Laura Ingalls Wilder

Friday, June 17, 2011

2 amigos hit the trail



This past Saturday was the home school used curriculum sale for central Oregon.  It's tradition that the 3 amigos take to the trail this day.  One of the amigos lives in the valley so she first begins her adventure the day previous.  It is imperative that she be here the night before, because as every bueno amigo knows you don't keep the rest waiting on this morning of mornings.  Sadly, the valley amigo had a last minute change of plans that left her in the awkward position of disappointing those this side of the mountain. Tradition has officially been broken!  It's a good thing that we are the forgiving sort or we may have had to send a bounty hunter...

Not to be discouraged the 2 remaining amigos (the ones who are true to tradition) gathered at 7:00 am, mocha and chai in hand, to forge forward with the standing plan.  On the 45 minute drive to the city we considered the world's problems, and laughed.  Not that we think that the world's problems are funny...

So, tradition states that the first thing we do is yard sale.       


doll $1.00, coloring book .25 cents immaculate woven rug $10.00

Polish pottery $5.00 ea.

big vintage children's picture books .25 cents each

large pint size sourdough crocks $1.00 each


On the 45 minute drive home we solved the world's problems, and laughed.  Because our solutions... they are funny.

*The curriculum sale wasn't as good as usual.  I did get the one thing on my list but it wasn't cute enough for   the photo.  ;)
**Khonda, you are forgiven...  But we may not be so generous if you pull this again!


Blessings, Debbie

27 comments:

  1. That's a great tradition, and I hope next year your duet is back to being a trio. I love those books. I have some of them here, in fact. I'm such a book freak. It was hard to FORCE myself to rid the house of some at our recent sale.

    I have decided that I need a tradition like that. Now to figure out who to start it with and what to start. Decisions, decisions...

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  2. Looks like there was a little more than "used home school curriculum" along the trail!

    Now that the world's problems are solved, I'll check that off my "to do list" for today...

    And shame on the third amigo!

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  3. ***SQUEALS***

    I am trying hard not to be insanely jealous over your fabulous yard sale finds!! (But that rug...the pottery...the book gems in pristine condition. I'm trying..............

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  4. What wonderful finds!! It's garage sale weekend in our town. I'm hoping to find some good finds -- although I'm not sure they will compare to your beautiful finds! Hope your third amigo will be able to make it next year!

    Blessings!
    Deborah

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  5. Wow...we seem to have the same taste as I am here drooling over your stash...especially the Polish pottery. I missed our homeschool convention sale so I guess I'll be ordering from the companies this year..ouch!
    Have a beautiful weekend Debbie.

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  6. I remember when Captain Kangaroo read Make Way for Ducklings on his TV show.....does this date me???

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  7. Sounds like you had a great time! And you hit the jackpot at the yard sales....lovely things! I especially like the books and the dishes.I would have a library of old books if i had someplace to put them! :-)

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  8. Love the Polish pottery-what a fabulous find! Yard sale-ing is always best with a friend or two. Sounds like a great time!

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  9. Are these the items you gathered? If so, I love them all, most especially including the small carpet. Very sweet.

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  10. Having close amigos like that is priceless. I am sure the 3rd missing amigo missed you. You found some cool stuff. The rug, the Polish pottery, wow. xox,

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  11. Quite frankly, I much rather garage sale then curriculum sale anyday!! Clarice

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  12. Well, maybe the curriculum sale wasn't as good as you hoped but the other finds are very special! I love them all!

    Fun stopping by to visit with you!

    Kindly, Lorraine

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  13. Oh I love your finds...the dishes are great, the books, have some of those. Now I wish you could go through all my boxes of home school material...bet you have most of them anyway...it is time for me to start departing from them. Now how do you teach a home school mom to let go of all her treasures?

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  14. Fantastic rug! Glad you solved all the world's problems, it sure could use some straightening out. I remember Make Room for Ducklings from Capt. Kangaroo. Love the illustrations in children's books.

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  15. Great finds, love the pottery and the crocks(my eye is drawn to anything that shade of blue when I'm at the thrift store or yard sales)

    Oh and the chickens..I've been trying to convince my husband for two years now :) He just sighs and smiles

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  16. You scored some really good stuff! Love the rug, and everything else, too! Kitty sure knows how to look cute!

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  17. This tradition sounds fun to gather together to solve our countries issues.. I'd like to hear them ( your ideas ). wink!

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  18. Great finds! We have our first used curriculum sale tomorrow - Woohoo!

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  19. Wow, Debbie! You found some real treasures!

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  20. Solving world's problems and finding treasures...a good day in any book!

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  21. Oh what wonderful finds! Everything is great. Good job thrifting! thank you for joining TTF and have a fantastic weekend!

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  22. What great finds!! I would have loved to go. :)

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  23. I love all the blue & white! my favorite!
    Your beautiful yard is making me very jealous! We're getting a very slow start around here, we had such a wet spring. Post more photos, I sure enjoy them!

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  24. Debbie!!! Those spatterware crocks! The Polish pottery!! Good for you!

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  25. All of your finds are treasures! Alicia Paulson would LOVE that vintage Polish pottery, I see that on her blog often. It is SO pretty! The crocks match the pottery nicely. Those vintage books are just the sweetest. What great "art inspiration" those are!! :)

    xoxo...Gloria

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  26. Good Friends and good finds! Great day!

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