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Thread: Estate sale find!

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    I just got back from an estate sale and am so excited! There was a sewing room full!!! I only got one bin of fabric for $6.00, all browns and other women ahead of me got the rest and there were 2 closets full. Wish i could have got there a little earlier. However her quilting books had no price and apparently no one had asked. I grabbed up 12 books and took them to the checkout. Cost $2.00/ book!!!! I got Volume 1,2, and 3 of Better Homes and Gardens Quilt -Lovers Favorites,Quilting with Fons and Porter, 365 Fun to stitch Quilt Blocks, Debbie Mumm's Quick Country Quilts for Every Room, The Thimbleberries Guid For Weekend Quilters, Quilting Pieces of the Past, and 3 books from Rodale's Successful Quilting Library. $ 2.00/each! I'm a happy camper!

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    Awesome find!

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    sounds like you hit the jackpot

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    You really found some great deals :D:D:D

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    Wow!! That is awesome!

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    I am so :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Good for you :thumbup:

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    I also got a recipe box filled with favorite recipes she had hand written for only a dollar. That made me sad that no one in her family wanted to keep her recipes labeled "Aunt Betsie's Chocolate Pecan Pie", Susan's Delicious meatloaf", etc. Surely someone in that family will wish they had some of these recipes to carry on traditions, don't you think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cherryberry
    I also got a recipe box filled with favorite recipes she had hand written for only a dollar. That made me sad that no one in her family wanted to keep her recipes labeled "Aunt Betsie's Chocolate Pecan Pie", Susan's Delicious meatloaf", etc. Surely someone in that family will wish they had some of these recipes to carry on traditions, don't you think?
    maybe she already made the family their own copies.. I know my hubbys mom did that. I prepared a cook book complete with individualized for each decor of their childhood favs and then some other recipes that I found particularly fast ,easy and good... they loved it... hopefully they will cherish the hand written recipes

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    You really found some great deals :D
    Enjoy!

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    That's a great find!

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    Wow, what a find! I'd love to find an entire room at a sale. It would be so much fun.

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    Fabulous deal, guess you'll have a fun sewing weekend, hu?

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    Lucky you! WooHooooooooooooooooooo. :thumbup:

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    Wow, what a great find. An early Christmas present.

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    Good for you, I have a couple you got, think you will enjoy them.

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    sounds like you got some great deals!

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    YEA!!!!!! (clap, clap, clap, clap, clap) You scored!

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    Lucky you!

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    You definitely had a GOOD trip at the estate sale!! Lucky you!

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    Wow you lucky lady , wish I could find a Sale like that :D :thumbup:

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    That is fantastic, like opening an unexpected present.

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    What a great find! how awesome for you.

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    Oh, lucky you. Way to go.

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    I use to do Estate Sales and I grieve over the many wonderful things that I sold that I could use today. I wasn't or didn't have time to sew then and I didn't buy things either - at least not until the last day.

    I found a great garage sale one day - I found a quilter that was selling off all her stash. She had about 50 boxes of ironed folded unused fabric. All sorted by color and standing on end so it was easy to see. I went through and pulled some of all colors and then made up 3 boxes to buy. She was selling it $1 a piece and they were 1-2 yard pieces. I should have bought it all, but had no where to put it. :(

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    Congrats on your great finds!!

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