19 August 2007

A Vintage Find

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The first Sunday in August is traditionally the WIEN PICNIC. Wien is a teeny tiny town in Northeast Missouri that was settled by German immigrants. Bob's family settled there and owned a grocery store (in the family 150 years!). The picnic is for the Catholic church to raise funds for the year. There is Bingo, kids games, a craft fair, a quilt drawing, a wonderful meal of roast beef, chicken, cucumbers, mashed potatoes, dressing, green beans, corn, fresh tomatoes and the desserts!!! There are 50 desserts to choose from, not including the cookies!

The church has an outreach program called Share and Care. The locals donate gently used clothing, shoes and household items to ship all over the US for families in need. At the Wien Picnic, though, the store is open to the general public (this helps clean out and weed out merchandise to make room for more).

I always find something I cannot live without. This year it was this bag of vintage ornaments. The lady from whom I purchased them said that they were from the 50s and 60s and that she knew that because they were hers! I paid $1 for them.

Ashley got two vintage hats (from the 40s, according to the same lady) for 10 cents each. She was thrilled!

12 comments :

  1. What a great deal you got! Can't wait to see your tree all decorated with the vintage ornaments

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  2. Very cool!
    Is the town Mary's Home?

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  3. Ohhhhhh I love your vintage ornaments.....what a great find! They will look wonderful on your tree! Thanks for dropping by to see me on my blog and leaving a comment! I added you to my blog roll and look forward to visiting you again soon :o)
    ~Des

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  4. Oh that sounds like so much fun! You got a great deal and lots of memories. Love them.
    brenda

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  5. I know the Wein picnic! Sounds like a great time.

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  6. Whhoooeee! Terri! Great finds! And for a buck! Great stuff!

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  7. I love these ornaments! What a lucky find!

    I am so glad you left a comment...now I have found your sweet blog and have linked it on my site. I will be back often. : )

    I have enjoyed reading through your blog and getting to know you! I look forward to getting to know you even better!

    LOVE your kitty!! : )

    Hugs,
    Sue

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  8. Hey! In the blogosphere, a meme is an idea passed from one blog to another, cascading throughout the blogosphere.
    I think of it as a "get-to-know-you" kind of post...a post about me me!

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  9. I think I would have paid any amount for those!!!
    I have many, but can't ever say no to more

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  10. How nice of you to visit my blog and leave a comment! I have a pile of vintage ornaments too. This year I will have to go through them and I think I will sell those that nobody has room for anymore. Now I am off to read more of your blog!

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  11. Terri ~ That picnic sounds just wonderful! That is the best kind of food! I bet it was delicious. What a good time!

    I LOVE those ornaments!!!! So neat! My grandma had some like that and boy do they bring back good memories!!

    Hugs,
    Amy

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  12. OMgoodness what an awesome deal! $1.00!!

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