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Sunday, April 2, 2017

Week End Treasure Hunt and Crack Slaw

It was too cold here in Eastern New Mexico to go to any yard was freezing!   What's with this 75 one day and 32 the next!    We did go to an inside auction Saturday though and came home with some real treasures and a few that were a little trashy!

H bought the vintage yellow step's pretty rough  but wait til he works his magic on it!   I'm putting in a request for a new pink paint job right now......a steal at $3     I bought the wicker plant stand with a steel liner.   I actually bought 2 of was $10 and one was $7.50.   A fresh coat of white paint and they will look good as new.

You know H collects mixers and he couldn't pass this one up for $3.   It is just like new,   the cord doesn't even look like it's ever been used.

I bought this round wicker mirror.....$3

And you may have already seen my post showing the chaise lounge $60  and white wicker coffee table for $12.50

This little beauty cost $5,  but there was a catch.    H had to take a bundle of 5 boxes for $5 to get it.

3 of the boxes are headed to the Light House.   Here is what we kept     I really did like these Gourmet Magazines from 1967 and 1968.

The ads are so funny......

The graphics are neat......

Some of the recipes are pretty good too.

I still need to share the wicker rocker,  the quilt rack,  and the kids stool.

 I get asked all the time if we ever cook in the kitchen,   yes,   we eat at home most of the time   While I was photographing the treasures,  H was busy making crack slaw for a late lunch.    

You can Google crack slaw and you will find a recipe that is sure to please your family.      The main ingredients are cabbage,  onion,  garlic, and your choice of meat.

The most important ingredient in my opinion is the Sesame Oil,  you gotta have that.

H likes beef,   I like chicken,  he's fixing a skillet of each.    We've also made it with  pork and shrimp ...delish    That's the fun thing about this meal,   you can put whatever you want in it.    We like to add walnuts, mushrooms,  sugar peas,   carrots,  peas,  asparagus,,,,whatever we feel like or happen to have on hand.

We like lots of onion and garlic,  so I put in more than most of the recipes that I've seen.

Water chestnuts are really good in it too   I'ts great left over and I love it wrapped in lettuce.

Easy clean up too......two skillets and two chopping boards,    Does it get any easier than that?


  1. Impressive haul! I'm shocked that you bought things at auction for those prices. Great buys! I love all the wicker. The planters and the chaise are fabulous!

  2. Hi Penny! I'd say you cleaned house at the auction! What a fun post. I have the exact same wicker planter (I use it to hold magazines and vintage linens). Bet you can't wait for yard sale season. I went to the Vintage Whites Market yesterday and came home with a rooster (ceramic)! Hope you have a wonderful week. Hugs, Pat

  3. WOW!! You two hit th4e motherlode!

    And I think I am going to fix both the beef and the chicken for dinner tomorrow. Sounds so good - thanks - never even heard of it before. Yum.

  4. You found a ton of treasures. The crack slaw looks good will have to give it a try, I'm the chicken and hubby would like the beef. Looking forward to seeing the rest of your treasures.

  5. Hi Penny, I wanted to stop by to tell you how much I appreciate your prayers for my surgery last Monday. Diana posted a prayer request on her blog and I am full of gratitude! I am slowly recovering but wanted you to know how very much I appreciate you thinking of me. :-) I love your blog and all things vintage! That recipe looks delicious and you found some awesome items! I hope you have a wonderful week! I look forward to following you and getting to know you better.


  6. Love your new treasures! You always find the coolest stuff. I'd never heard of crack slaw. Thanks for the tip. I'll google the recipe. Have fun with your new treasures.

  7. Thanks for sharing all your treasures and the recipe. I look forward to see the treasures in your after photos too.
    Joyous Wishes, Linda

  8. Penny,
    Great stuff!!LOL!! I have been a bit under the weather lately and haven't felt like doing much . Having an issue with my Blood pressure and an increase in medication to try to keep it under control.....

  9. Great finds and prices! Once again... So many treasures
    Hugs Alessandra

  10. The wicker "house" and that pink chair in the photo with the mirror are so adorable.

  11. I just love retro. Thank you so much for linking at #overthemoon! I look forward to seeing what you share every week. Please come back for #WonderfulWednesday or #ThursdayFavoriteThings. Enjoy your week ahead.

  12. What great finds! Thank you for sharing at Ravenwoudld.

  13. In the background of the photograph with the two pink chairs, I spotted your collection of antique pink depression glass jars. I look for them whenever we go on holidays or to antique shops and only ever saw one that I gave to my daughter in law. You have three and each is very beautiful. Lovely post as always.

  14. I love that you and your husband share a passion for thrifting & upcycling!
    I came to visit from Chicken Chick's bloghop; I hope you'll have time one day to visit the 4Shoes & let me know that you've been by.

  15. Wow! All that for $127??? That's rather amazing. Now I have to google crack slaw. I have heard of it but never been interested in it before now. But you've talked me right into it.
    :) gwingal

  16. I need to go shopping with you Penny you always seem to find amazing things !!


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