The Happyish Homestead

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Ohio Finds {You’re Welcome, Mom}

Here’s some pictures of the things we picked up in Ohio.

Some are where they’re going to live and some are just waiting in the sun room.


Old quilt tops.

This first one is hand pieced and the lady who was selling it said her 3rd grade teacher had made it.


These next two are from the same quilt.

One part was the top and the other one was the backing.




I picked up some old arrows.  I bought one set at the Country Living Fair and was carrying them around in my backpack, which generated a lot of comments.


Everywhere we went there were tons of scales for sale at outrageous prices.  Lots of scales were so rusted over you couldn’t even read the numbers and they were going for $25 plus.

I managed to picked up this old infant scale at a good price at a flea market.


And some real felt banners. 

I couldn’t find tacks anywhere in the house, hence the super bright teal tape.


Numbers and letters were everywhere…and again super expensive.  The plastic letter ‘o’ was on the cheaper side.  And I also picked up that lantern that’s sitting on the crate to the right.


At an estate sale this lady had all of these faux birds for $.25 each.  I grabbed some and strung them up for the girls’ room.


When my mom came to visit we had a fancy tea party.  We were missing some gloves so I made sure to keep my out for some in Ohio.


I also managed to expand my non-working clock collection.  I bought that old egg basket on the left of the mantel.  I had to carry it on to the plane.  Which encouraged some awkward conversations with TSA employees.


And just some fall decorating, while I had the camera out and the kids were already falling apart.


One of the most fun finds was this antique egg scale.  It grades individual eggs.


This California Canning Peach Association sign was purchased in Portland and then traveled to Ohio where we bought it and took it back to Oregon.  I love it.


Blue enamel beverage dispenser


Hanging scale


Red metal stool and a cement chick lawn ornament.


Four wood measuring sticks.  I’m going to make a wreath out of them.


A green industrial light I’m going to clamp to my sewing table.


I guess that’s most of it.

Hope you’re having a good week.

Sorry I haven’t been responding to comments.  Our computers been a little wonky lately.



  1. You got some great stuff but how did you get it all home?! I like it all but especially the quilt tops and the egg scale and the chicken cement lawn ornament....great scores!

  2. Thanks, Love the finds, Grandpa had a hanging scale on the fireplace just like that one but green, i'm not sure who got that treasure, but you should beg for it to go with the red one. Love the egg scale, and i still have my 2 unworking clocks, so i didn't give them to you like i thought.

  3. Oh my! What fun I'd have at your house setting up a photography backdrop! You found some fun treasures!

  4. love the egg scale, that's a steal. Didn't know about your obsession for broken clocks or scales. What a fun trip! Curious, yes, how did you get it all home? I went antique shopping in England once. Oh, my oh, my, but hadn't left room in the suit case to bring anything of substance home, you must have planned better than I. Thanks for sharing!

  5. The quilts, egg scale and peach sign are my favorites. Although picturing you walking around with arrows in your backpack rivals seeing any of the treasures you found! So glad you had a good trip. : )


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