~Tomato Creek Prims~
A simple life...Stush and I, the kids and the grands♥

Sunday, March 14, 2010

~Hi Blogging Friends~

I’ve been gone a while I know but not my fault, my laptop is getting fixed, I clicked on something that I shouldn’t have and it really messed it up, hopefully it can be fixed, Chris said I should have it by Tuesday or Wednesday. So I put off posting because I’d have to use this PC which was just fine to use before Christmas:) Isn’t it funny how we get used to something and don’t want to go back to using the “old” PC?

Well, I’ve been to GW at least three times since I last posted and can’t remember what I got first so I’ll just show you…I’ve found more Yorktown dishes, these bowls were .49 a piece and every piece I have found has been in perfect condition.


Candlestick and bud vase…I swear they have a whole set of this in the back room and only bring out a few pieces at a time.LOL I can’t remember what I paid for these two but I know it wasn’t bad.


I was really tickled to find this jewelry box, love the lock on the front, I needed something bigger for my everyday things so of course I painted it black and stained it:)


I really like how it turned out…to the right is pictures of my four children when they were little:)


Neat basket huh? It’s handmade and was only $1.00!!!


Another basket with a flat back for a $1.00 and I think the flowers and greenery were .50:)


I found this which to me looks like a butter mold for .99 it needs stained but I thought it was a neat find:)


I have no idea what I’ll do with this tray but bought it anyway:)


Look at the neat, large, wooden pineapple I found for .99…I’ll have to work my magic on it and can’t wait to get to it. I would have did it today but I got called out to work this morning so maybe tomorrow, I don’t have to take Samantha to preschool she is sick with strep throat poor little thing.


I’ve been reading your blogs and have been enjoying them so much…guess what? I saw my first robin today yehhhhhh! Spring sure is here just has to warm up a little more, I took a walk around our yard the other day and it looks like a battle field, trees down all over, sure have a lot of work cut out for us soon. It’s been raining off and on but not as bad as they said it was going to be, thanks goodness.

Another thing, I’ve been blogging for two years this month, didn’t check but I think it was yesterday:) Two years, I can’t believe it, I’ve had so much fun with blogging and meeting new friends, seeing you decorate your home and also how much we love our families…I think blogging friends are very special people:)

I hope your having a wonderful Sunday evening with your family or friends where ever you are!!!



  1. wonderful finds! I love your Yorktown dishes :)

  2. Hi Sweetie...
    Love your post today, and I am so glad to see you back.

    My goodness they must have a whole set of your dishes in the back, and just keep bringing out a few at a time, as they say Rondell will be in tomorrow, put out a few more pieces for her.
    I can just hear them now.

    I love that large pineapple and I will be watching to see what you do with it. I also adore your jewelry box. How beautiful it is.

    Thank you for sharing sweetie. I am so happy to see you again. Country hugs...Sherry

  3. Great new finds! I love how you are filling your dishes collection. Maybe I should pick a pattern & start my own search. Way cheaper than buying new... plus it is fun & a great way to go green. :)

    I hope all is well with your laptop soon.


  4. I love all the things you found at the GW. Your jewelery box turned out great! Your right, spring is just around the corner. Congratulations on blogging for two years! I hope you have a great week! Dan~

  5. Those are great finds! You have a way of finding the neatest things and then working your magic on them. I love the jewelry box, now I'll be on the hunt for one of those..lol. Have a great week!!


  6. I love all your goodies you found! Congrats on 2 years of blogging!

  7. LOvwe your finds - especially the jewelry box. It looks like an old colonial document box!

    I have to say I had a hard time reading the black font on the brown page though. Maybe it is my 55 yr old eyes! LOL

  8. Great finds!! You always find the great items!!

  9. love your new look and love your header photo..have a great week..;)

  10. Just love your finds! Can't wait to see you work your magic on that pineapple! And I agree...blogging friends ARE special! ~~Annie

  11. You found some wonderful things Rondell.Wish we had stores like GW here!Glad spring is reaching you at last.Enjoy your day! ♦Lynne♦

  12. You always find some of the neatest stuff at GW. I am never so lucky when I go to ours. I have noticed lately that they seem to have a lot of 'overstock' things from stores that don't sell. I figure one of these days I will hit it lucky! :)

    Take Care and hope your new pc gets back home soon!

  13. Hi Rondell............I think I would like to visit your Goodwill, you get the best buys there. I never saw vases like that in your pattern. We haven't lost as many branches as in years past.......we are getting too old for all of this clean up!

  14. You have some great items there Rondall, and at some great prices!
    Love the jewelry box painted black!♥

    Congrats on your 2 year blogging anniversary!

    Prim Blessings,

  15. Great finds ~ I love that mold. Have an awesome week.

  16. Those are the dishes I keep looking for but looks like they have shipped them all up to you!! I will keep searching though. You sure have gotten some neat things.

  17. Hi Rondell~You always find the neatest things!
    I love the box, and that you painted it black!
    Hope your compooter gets fixed quickly! Have a wonderful week!~Kathy

  18. Love your goodies Rondell!!! I went today and found something awesome, but it'll wait a day or so to post it.

    I too have been hearing the birds. It's a sure sign Spring is near.


  19. Ok.. I need to go shopping with you!!! Great finds, love them all!

  20. Great finds, Rondell! Love the box. I found a box at a rummage sale Saturday, but haven't got it painted yet. I am always searching for boxes. I love the look of them stacked. So much fun, when we find a bargain, isn't it?
    Congratulations on your blogging milestone! I always enjoy your posts.

  21. Your back.... and Ive been gone from blogging ! I love to see what you post, you always are buying somthing really cool. The way you decorate is way cool too!
    Glad to see you again :)

  22. Great post! Great finds at Goodwill! I loved those dishes when they came out, wait is that telling my age? Glad that you found more of them.


  23. Happy 2nd Bloggerversary! We have all enjoyed reading your blog and becoming friends with you too! You are one of the sweetest girls in cyberspace! :0)
    Love your jewelry box transformation! Looks awesome! And love your other finds too. Can't hardly pass up any Pfaltzgraff either. I love their pottery!
    Can't wait to see what you do with that pienapple! What great deals you got on everything!
    Have a great week, Rondell!

  24. Oh-what wonderful goodies, ya found!!
    Two years of blogging......wow....time flies when you're having fun and meeting new friends :) What did we do before 'blogging'?? :)
    Have a great week, Rondell!

  25. Happy Anniversary Rondell!
    And what an awesome finds at the GW.I especially like the mold! Hope your puter gets fixed soon! Have a blessed day!

  26. OH! I just love a productive GW trip! It looks like you've had several. FUN stuff! :)
    HAve a great day-



  28. Wow! What great prices you found! I love that little homemade basket. The box looks wonderful painted black, I like it a lot.

    Congrats on two years! Aren't blogging friends the best? I love it!


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