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  1. Wonderful thrifted items, love the dish drying racks and the tin boxes. Thank you for sharing your great finds.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Your welcome; glad you enjoyed it!

  2. Sarah Stuber says:

    What a great sale you found ! I love everything you brought home. Thank you for sharing how you clean and the products you use. I have some of those already ! You are inspiring every time I read your blog and I am anxious to decorate for Christmas. Today at Goodwill I bought a cloche for 4.99. I have been looking for over 2 years for one ! It just takes time and then you are pleasantly surprised !

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      What a wonderful find, Sarah! Love it when you come across something you’ve been wanting for awhile, and then it’s a great price:) Glad you’re enjoying the cleanup tips, too!

  3. I loved seeing all your treasures! You really hit a gold mine. When I come home from a “haul”, I usually load the dishwasher and the washing machine! I love Awesome (from Dollar Tree or discount stores) for greasy dirt–crud iust runs off; I hate scrubbing. As I don’t have a big sink, the tub gets its share of use, too! I can’t wait to see how you use some of these treasures! Several years ago, my boyfriend and I found a large drying rack like yours for his mother; he is the oldest of 8. She broke all the slats on her rack using them on the kids’ backsides (sometimes the good old days weren’t that good!). It as a good laugh, though, and brought back old memories from her kids.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Great story, Kathy! I hate scrubbing, too. I mostly use my laundry tub which gets it’s fair share of dirty jobs! I’ll have to keep an eye out for Awesome; haven’t heard of it before; thanks for the tip!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Glad you liked them, Cecilia! Thanks!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      I know, right? They are definitely getting gussied up for Christmas, Audra!

  4. Shelly Torola says:

    Can’t wait to see your take on an Advent calendar! That must have been a fabulous sale- lucky you!
    Always enjoy your posts😊

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Shelly. We haven’t bumped into each other at any sales lately! And yes, this was a fun sale & totally unplanned! They’re usually the best ones, right?

  5. Marlene Stephenson says:

    You certainly hit the jackpot, what fun you will have getting all these items cleaned up and put up. Thanks for all the tips on caring for treasures we find.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      I did, Marlene! I’ve already started working on some of them for Christmas:)

  6. Wow, so many great finds! Thanks for sharing your tips!


    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Your welcome, Tania!

  7. This is just my Favorite kind of post!!! You really scored–those glass towel rods are almost impossible to find now (and if you do, they cost the earth!). I’m a sucker for old wood boxes and look forward to seeing how they look all cleaned up. I love the old green bread boxes too. Your idea for an advent calendar is just genius! And you found an old “Pooh” book; what year is it? Gosh, I wish I could go thrifting with you!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Wouldn’t that be fun to thrift together, Vikki! But then we’d have to fight each other for the good stuff;) I actually have a couple green jadeite towel bars and yes, you hardly ever see them, so I was thrilled when I found this aqua glass one! It is fun to see what other vintage-loving junkers find, isn’t it? I hope some of the refreshing tips helped, too. I’ve got my work cut out for me!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      I haven’t had that kind of fun for quite a while! Now to get it all cleaned up and cute!