Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Giveaway Additions

Today I was going to get to see my grand daughter but it snowed a lot! At this speed I should make it for her high school graduation....sigh     This is miss Sadie just wanting to get a bird one more time                                                                      
 We had small kitchen appliance day at acorn hollow. I got the coffee pot I ordered from CSN. I won a 45.00 gift certificate and was in dire need of a new coffee pot. We love perked coffee so for additional 14.00 it is a deal. I will say they were very quick and the prices did not seem that bad.
 Then yesterday was dump day. In the little section that has things set aside I saw this. Now I am at the dump so the box means nothing there could be someone's head in there. Well you never know.
 No head! I found a brand new rice cooker! never out of the box. So home it went,I washed it up and made some rice yum and you can use it as a steamer. So good score.
I am adding to my give away. MaryJanesFarm is a wonderful magazine and I am including Feb/March Issue. a pair of hand knitted slippers(by me) they are 100% wool and stretchy so they should fit anyone. And a little glass bird in honor of my birds at the feeder.
 A better picture. a bird in the hand ha.
Since I am stuck home I am cleaning, and cooking. I made chili, we put the rice on the bottom of the bowl. Mr Acorn Hollow said "Hey nice touch with the rice on the bottom."  Of course, I am brilliant and cheap
Don't forget to leave me a comment to enter in my give away. Look back to see what I started with.
 My quote for the day...There are two kinds of people,those who finish what they start and so on....
Robert Byrne
I think that sums me up I have to finish that rug.

31 comments:

Kim said...

Your giveaway sounds amazing, but not nearly as amazing as what you can find at your dump! I was laughing thinking of you opening the box, hoping it wasn't a head! Brave girl!!
I hope the weather clears so you can get to visit that precious angel.
We are awaiting the blizzard. It is a couple of hours away.

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

I want to go to your dump!!! Nice rice cooker! Mr. A.H. is a smart guy, of course he also know you don't bite the hand that feed you! LOL!!! That's why my hubby says! There is nothing like perked coffee! I think you've inspired me to get one when this coffee maker dies! LOL!!! Love the slippers, my nana used to make them for us when we were kids, we called them "booties" and I happen to love the color pink! LOL!!! Keep warm and stay out of the snow!

Mary

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

It's beyond me why anyone would throw out a perfectly new anything!! Their foolishness is your gain!! Lucky you!!

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

Nice things. The rice cooker is unbelievable. You should play the lottery. I had a good laugh reading your quote. Too funny!!

Carmen at Primcats said...

Sadie is adorable. She would fir right in at Primcts House!!! Torties are just the best!

Carmen and the Primcats

Shara said...

NO head! Whew!

Orange Sink said...

Even snow storms can't keep you away from the dump! It's a good thing when such treasures are waiting to be found!
Stay safe and warmly snuggled at home!
Cathy G

Rose H (UK) said...

I wish we had a 'dump day' in the UK, we can get prosecuted for taking anything left out for the trash collection unless we get permission from whoever put it there. The local council would go ape if you tried to take ANYTHING from the dump, you just about get away with their dirt on your tires as you leave!
Those slippers look so snuggly, and I love the glass bird.

Donna said...

Good treasures you found in the rice cooker and coffee maker!! Hopefully the weather will allow you to go visit the precious new baby soon!!

yaya said...

The scenery out your window could be the same as the one outside mine! I'll even throw in my cat...although Squeak is gray and white. I had won a CSN gift cert. also and found the site fun and fairly reasonable. Nice finds from the dump!

Pat said...

When my husband and I first got married, 35 years ago, we used an old electric percolator that my Grandmother gave us. Thinking the coffee always tasted better.
Keep safe and warm in your snowy corner of the world.

Dog Trot Farm said...

WOW, and you got it at the dump? That is some dump you have lucky score! I thought with all the snow accumulating outside I might actually get some hooking done, wrong ironing took priority. Your giveaway gets better each day! Stay warm and safe, blessings.

Larkrise garden girl said...

My Morris would like Sadie, Keep warm!

Anne's Original Hooked Rugs said...

You find such great treasures..I have a rice cooker and love it. I also love those slippers, which is the type I wear around my house all the time and the bird looks something like a collection I have. Very pretty...also love the cat, as I am an animal lover. We have not had snow here in Newfoundland yet this year. Expecting some overnight. Hope we don't get much...we are spoiled rotten now....

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

Lucky you with the rice cooker!!

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

I am new to your blog. I really like it and I think your cat is adorable.

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Been wondering where you have been. Guessed family never thought of the dump. lol
Congrad on your CSN win and your dump finds. I wish we had one here so I could have fun.
I will have to enter your giveaway. Come over to mine too
Love ya
Maggie

cottageprims said...

The things people throw away.Hope you get to see the grandbaby soon.Warm Blessings!~Amy

Gayle said...

All the rug hookers are cheering for you to finish your rug! LOL Can you tell me about that cute sheep in the window with your cat? I collect sheep and that's a cute one!

Kim @ Touch of Nostalgia said...

Wow what a score on the rice cooker! :) My Mom always had a percolator. She tried the drip coffee makers and went back to her percolator. I actually picked one up at an estate sale..never used...with the tags still on it. It had all the paperwork still in the inside....AND it was 24K gold! It had the price tag still on it...it was $100. I forget now..I researched it...I think it was made in the 50's. I'm not sure what I'll do with it...I know I'll never use it. For now it sits in my dining room. ;)

Newfoundland Fibre Artist said...

I too have a bird feeder and love feeding watching them everyday.....I dont have a cat right now....but my Jack Russell is a different story....she ran in the house with a little JUNKO's feed sticking out of her mouth..I screamed and she dropped it and the bird flew away!!!

Dianne said...

I like perked coffee too! The next time my Mr. Coffee goes out, I think I'll switch to a percolater. Reminds me of home. What an awesome find - a brand new rice cooker! Good for you! ;-)

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

We had chili for a cold snowy day too. And today I made vegetable soup.
What a wonderful treasure you found at the dump. My husband came home from our landfill once with a set of ladies golf clubs, and we laughed and laughed wondering which of the spouses threw them out!!!
Stay warm!!

Thrifty Chic said...

I have three pairs of the homemade slippers and I am obsessed with them, whoever wins this giveaway with these slippers are a lucky blogger!

LInda Gilliam said...

Love Miss Sadie and the bird watching...lol!
Your handmade slippers are DIVINE, I'm new to your blog but I just love eveyrthing about it, starting with the name...I am thinking of doing my own blog, just trying to think of a good name myself. Thank you for such a nice read and for the opportunity to have those wonderful goodies in the giveaway!

THE OLD GEEZER said...

Miss Sadie is wishing she could have a birdie burger for lunch :-)

Vicki said...

Hi,
Thank You for visiting my blog today...I agree with you 100% on the cost of rug-hooking! Some in my group draw their own so I might have to do this and cut down on the price some....I SO love it and what a peaceful thing to do on a snowy day.....Your cat is too sweet! Have a good weekend...

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

I hope you get to see your Grand Daughter soon!!!
Wow you have some great new things. I agree with PERKED COFFEE, Mmmmm! and the rice maker was a fantastic find. PLEASE enter me for your giveaway. I ALWAYS love little birds AND I NEED SLIPPERS!!!
Hugs to you,
Donna

saltbox treasures said...

Cats are so cute when they look out the window. That percolator coffee pot reminds me of my grandmother; and the slippers too; she used to make those. I can't believe you can find new things at the dump.
Have a great Sunday!
~ Julie

~ Janis said...

How I love going to the dump!
So many treasures, so little time! You get big points for the rice cooker!
I have been searching for a perculator for 2 years. No luck yet.

If anyone has an extra they no longer need, please let me know.

www.tailgaitfarm.blogspot.com

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

My Mom and Dad still use a percolator---when they make coffee. Funny how drip just kind of took over?!
I love hand made slippers the best!
★Linda★