Happy St. Patrick’s Day

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I had to take my van to the dealer today in a neighboring town to get the key fob fixed. Since there’s a thrift shop in town, I felt it was almost my duty to stop and here are my finds, all for under $15.00—an ironstone bowl, a quadruple plate handled serving piece, an old round tin and one very yellowed pillowcase with extraordinary lace trim, obviously handmade. I’m going to have to sort through all my “stuff” and part with some of it this summer. It’s accumulating! Ha!
When I got home, I went to the barn and caught Emma sound asleep in the chair with a chicken sitting on the arm of the chair – she is just curled up so comfy, isn’t she?
Remember the petition I asked you guys to sign last week regarding the “fake dog rescuer” in Princeton, MN? Just wanted to let you know that the place is closed. I do not know if it’s permanent or not. I also do not know if all the rest of the dogs and cats got out or are still trapped there. I can only hope and pray they got out or I pray they die quickly and as painlessly as possible. When I hear anything else, I’ll let you know and thank you for your signature in Duke’s memory.

9 thoughts on “Happy St. Patrick’s Day

  1. Holly

    I can’t say for sure how old the tin is, but older than I am for sure and that’s sixty. I would say from the 1920’s to the 1940’s. She lived in the southeast corner of South Dakota her whole like and that’s not that far from Garner. Maybe the tin was from something sold in the area. I always thought it was pretty and I’m glad I ended up with it.

  2. Bobby Suttton

    Mary,
    FYI…..that ‘new’ old yellowed pillowcase you just bought…..soak it in BIZ (powder or liquid) for a day or so, then wash. I learned this from a woman here in Chestertown,MD a long time ago. She had an antique linen shop and always said “If I didn’t have BIZ, I wouldn’t be in business “! Good luck with it.

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Oh, thank you, Bobby, for that tip to use BIZ — I will try it! My readers are the best!!

  3. eydie

    Super cute photo of Emma and the chicken!
    Love your treasures…
    Thanks for the petition update.

  4. Holly

    Oh my goodness, I have that exact same tin–it was my grandma’s button box and my mom passed it along to me.

    I sure wish I would have thought of the old chair idea when I had goats, but they’ve died of old age now. They would have loved that and it keeps them off the cold floor in the winter. We made platforms with straw on it to give them a bed off the concrete, but how much easier and warmer to throw an old chair or two in there. How ingenious of you.

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Nothing wrong with straw covered platforms, Holly! How old is this tin like your grandmother’ s button tin?

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