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Nancy Gartenman
True Blue Farmgirl

8409 Posts

Nancy
West Seneca New York
USA
8409 Posts

Posted - Nov 24 2018 :  07:39:01 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I was just wondering what everyone collects or keeps. Its nice to know when we want to send out a little gift or trade.
I would also like to know if someone has a list of farm girl addresses? I used to have one, but it was lost when Richard cleaned the filing cabinet. But I kept Richard anyway.
Nancy Jo

NANCY JO

YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

4386 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
4386 Posts

Posted - Nov 24 2018 :  07:51:37 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nancy Jo, I have collected cream trimmed in green enamelware for forty years. I never tire of it and occasionally I still find a piece I don't have so I add to my collection. I do have a few pieces trimmed in red or orange.

I also collect vintage cookbooks; vintage kitchenware; aprons; sunbonnets; buckets & baskets. If it's old and rusty I will probably love it.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015.

Lord put your arm around my shoulders and your hand over my mouth.

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Killarney
True Blue Farmgirl

3870 Posts

Connie
Arlington TN
USA
3870 Posts

Posted - Nov 24 2018 :  08:04:56 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I love Vintage! I collect Kitchen, Halloween Party invites I have some form 1927!, Christmas, Dance cards, mostly from the 1940's and Barbie, Depression glass and Advertising. A lot of my collections were passed down to me from my Granny and Great Aunt Mattie who owned a Grocery Store in the 1940's to the 1980's. Here is a few pics of some of it.

Connie #3392
Imagine....
Fgotm August 2014, September 2018
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quiltee
True Blue Farmgirl

5224 Posts

Linda
Lone Oak TX
USA
5224 Posts

Posted - Nov 24 2018 :  08:40:02 AM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
GRRR! I had this all written and lost it. Here goes, again.

I collect sewing machines - 28 at last count; over half are vintage. The vintage are 4 treadle machines, 3 hand crank, 1 boat anchor, 2 Singer 128s, 2 Singer 221 Featherweights, 2 Singer 301s, 1 Singer 401, a Singer pinker, and 2 child machines. The other 10 are 1960s and newer. I really need to sell some because I am running out of room for them. I also collect quilts - some I make and some vintage quilts I find in antique stores and at estate sales. Again, I am running out of space to keep them. I keep 4 or 5 on the guest bed on top of each other.

I used to collect cat items and have 2 totes full of them. I also have 2 totes of smaller cat items - enough to fill an entire 8-foot Christmas tree with some left over.

I also love vintage kitchen items - tey go well in my 1902 farmhouse kitchen.

Farmgirl hugs,
Farmgirl #1919
Farm Girl of the Month April 2017
Linda O
Lone Oak, TX

"Women are Angels, and when someone breaks our wings, we simply continue to fly . . . on a broomstick - we're flexible, like that."
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

12453 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
12453 Posts

Posted - Nov 24 2018 :  08:45:57 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
it would be easier to ask me, "what don't I collect"... lol!
Anything and everything that catches my fancy!


But one thing I do love to collect,,,,, I collect friends,, they never go out of style and they bring me joy.



>^..^<
Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

www.katmom4.blogspot.com & http://graciesvictorianrose.blogspot.com


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quiltee
True Blue Farmgirl

5224 Posts

Linda
Lone Oak TX
USA
5224 Posts

Posted - Nov 24 2018 :  08:48:56 AM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Grace- I'm with you. My house is sooooooo overrun with stuff - my fabric stash has taken over, but then it is not stash, it is my collection.

Farmgirl hugs,
Farmgirl #1919
Farm Girl of the Month April 2017
Linda O
Lone Oak, TX

"Women are Angels, and when someone breaks our wings, we simply continue to fly . . . on a broomstick - we're flexible, like that."
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HollerGirl56
True Blue Farmgirl

699 Posts

Barbara
Flat Top WV
USA
699 Posts

Posted - Nov 24 2018 :  09:13:30 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What do I collect---so much that I am no longer much of a collector---I love old red and white enamelware and red wooden handled kitchen utensils---these I have at my cabin kitchen along with other old collectibles. nothing of great value as I was always poor and will die so. I love rabbit things and ballerinas---they decorate my bathroom. I collect pink depression glass and old dishes with pink roses. I collect 1940's dog figurines and old books. I like old umbrellas and antique toys . I collect old canning jars and actually still use them---most from the 1940's. I love angel things and anything with roses. And the list goes on ladies. I am not a hoarder just like these things and only have so many. Have about quit buying unless it is very, very special. Pop over to my hating winter reasons and see what happened to me. I could use a little comfort---but I am a tough old bird in these latter years---LOL.

Old Age Ain't No Place For Sissies!------Bette Davis
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Marcy
True Blue Farmgirl

2465 Posts

Marcy
Tiverton Rhode Island
USA
2465 Posts

Posted - Nov 24 2018 :  09:23:48 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I think it would be easier for me to list what I don't collect too! I love books, and I can never have enough of them. Fabric, yarn, paper, and all kinds of craft supplies. I am a history buff so anything old. I love vintage linens, vintage-old anything. I collect Lamax village pieces, Teddy Bears, pretty much anything that I see and like. As far as addresses go, let me know if you are looking for a special one. I have saved every envelope and card that every farmgirl has sent me. They mean the world to me. I am actually going to have to get a bigger box because the box I started putting the cards and envelopes in, is getting way too full.

hugs,

Marcy


Farmgirl #170

FGOTM August 2012

Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give...Eleanor Roosevelt

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LadyInRed
True Blue Farmgirl

6355 Posts

PeggyAnn
Vancouver WA
USA
6355 Posts

Posted - Nov 24 2018 :  11:49:48 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I collect Angels, Heart Rocks (both found in Nature and/or store-bought) Button Art; That is about all...I have given most of my collections to my
youngest son over the years.

Love and Hugs,
Peggy

Farmgirl #1326
Member since Feb. 2010
Dec 2011-Farmgirl of the Month
Aug 2018-Farmgirl of the Month

LOVE YOU TO THE BEACH AND BACK!
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firecatinc
True Blue Farmgirl

1197 Posts

Lenora
Fulks Run VA
USA
1197 Posts

Posted - Nov 24 2018 :  2:54:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I collect thimbles and cat meow's.

Nora
Farmgirl Sister #7131
Farmgirl of the Month, January 2017
http://firecatinc.wordpress.com
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ceejay48
Farmgirl Legend/Schoolmarm/Sharpshooter

13362 Posts

CeeJay (CJ)
Dolores Colorado
USA
13362 Posts

Posted - Nov 25 2018 :  11:55:30 AM  Show Profile  Send ceejay48 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
The only thing that I really collect are angels.

And, Nancy Jo, I don't have a list I can send you of names and addresses, but I have a lot and if you email me for any particular ones I'd be happy to email them back to you.
CJ

..from the barefoot farmgirl in SW Colorado...sister chick #665.
2010 Farmgirl Sister of the Year

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Nancy Gartenman
True Blue Farmgirl

8409 Posts

Nancy
West Seneca New York
USA
8409 Posts

Posted - Nov 25 2018 :  1:46:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks CJ!

NANCY JO
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Red Tractor Girl
True Blue Farmgirl

4230 Posts

Winnie
Gainesville Fl
USA
4230 Posts

Posted - Nov 26 2018 :  05:31:01 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I love anything old and well used. Some of my favoirites are kitchen utensils with red or green handles, vintage apple designs on pieces, red enamelware, transferware dishes from England, old wooden bowls, old canning jars with metal lids, and anything handmade like rag rugs, baskets, and primitive furniture. Like Grace said, if it is old, well used, and in the give away pile, I am interested!! LOL!! However, I don't have many large collections of anything. Rather, I seem to have some seasonal items. What is now becoming vintage are the few things I have from my childhood! LOL!!! Yep, I am officially greater than 50 years and qualify as vintage !!

Winnie #3109
Red Tractor Girl
Farm Sister of the Year 2014-2015
FGOTM- October 2018
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Audra Rose
True Blue Farmgirl

1090 Posts

Vanessa
Brooksville KY
USA
1090 Posts

Posted - Nov 27 2018 :  6:18:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Ever since I moved to Kentucky I've been collecting KY souvenir plates. I also collect dachshund figurines and stuffed dachshunds. Pottery (Bybee, Corning Ware, Polish, McCoy, Fire King, Blue Willow, Homer Laughlin) is also a weakness, but I use it a lot. Plus, I have 2 bags and a box of cookie cutters and 2 spritz machines. And my 6 silver charm bracelets.
Hmm... I didn't realize how much I collect!

Farmgirl Sister #6754
Doxie Mom - Everyone loves a Weiner!

Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs just need to relax and accept it.

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Nancy Gartenman
True Blue Farmgirl

8409 Posts

Nancy
West Seneca New York
USA
8409 Posts

Posted - Nov 28 2018 :  10:31:14 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This was interesting. Always wonder what others like.

NANCY JO
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loribeck
True Blue Farmgirl

481 Posts

Lori
Alvordton 36
USA
481 Posts

Posted - Aug 03 2019 :  4:54:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I was reading through things that people collect and realized that I don't really collect anything. I am going to have to decide what it is that really intrigues me and start collecting it. I know I love Christmas and snowmen so I could collect snowmen. I love stars and pumpkins. There are a few things I really like so I'm going to be thinking on this. What do some of you others collect?

Lori Beck
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StitchinWitch
True Blue Farmgirl

408 Posts

Judith
Galt CA
USA
408 Posts

Posted - Aug 03 2019 :  8:06:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Lori you can have some of mine! Over the years I have collected many things, stamps, coins, silver-plated butter knives, antique and vintage sewing machines, fabric, covered chicken dishes, orchids, cats (the live kind), books, Pfaltzgraf Yorktown stoneware, etc, etc. As I'm getting older I've been trying to lighten the load as my kids aren't going to want any of it.

Judith

7932
Happiness is Homemade
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quiltee
True Blue Farmgirl

5224 Posts

Linda
Lone Oak TX
USA
5224 Posts

Posted - Aug 03 2019 :  8:42:29 PM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Judith - I'm going to be selling a couple vintage sewing machines, if you need a few more to add to your collection.
Lori - I may have some snowmen we could barter for if you decide to start collecting them. LOL!

I am also trying to de-clutter. I know what I had to go through and sell when my parents passed away and I know my son won't want most of this. It is hard letting go of some things. LOL!

Farmgirl hugs,
Farmgirl #1919
Farm Girl of the Month August 2015 and April 2017
Linda O
Lone Oak, TX

"Women are Angels, and when someone breaks our wings, we simply continue to fly . . . on a broomstick - we're flexible, like that."
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StitchinWitch
True Blue Farmgirl

408 Posts

Judith
Galt CA
USA
408 Posts

Posted - Aug 03 2019 :  9:55:05 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Linda -- if you need any more machines let me know! I have 12 treadles, about 30 hand cranks, four featherweights, and half a dozen or so vintage electric machines. Most are in good working order and make a better stitch than most modern plastic machines. I couldn't believe the stuff that no one wanted when my father died last year and we cleaned out the house before it sold. Beautiful furniture, appliances, tools -- most everything went to GoodWill. I took what I could butI have a small house (and too many sewing machines).

Judith

7932
Happiness is Homemade
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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

3358 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
3358 Posts

Posted - Aug 05 2019 :  3:18:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I may be a little strange but I collect snow globes and Harry Potter things! My snow globe collection gets bigger and bigger every year and then I love to wear Harry Potter shirts and socks. Plus I collect Harry Potter books and items. I'm kind of a nerd lol. I guess you could also say I collect yarn. I'm always buying new yarn to make new projects!

Krista
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quiltee
True Blue Farmgirl

5224 Posts

Linda
Lone Oak TX
USA
5224 Posts

Posted - Aug 05 2019 :  4:50:54 PM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Judith - No, thank you, I don't need any more machines. Just sold another treadle today, so now am down to 2 of them. Have 3 hand cranks, 2 Singer Featherweights, 2 Singer 128s, 2 Singer 301s, 1 Singer 401, a dead Pfaff, a White, a couple older Singers, a Gimbel, etc. LOL! I would like a Singer 222, but don't really need it. LOL! I may fix the older-not-vintage Singers and give to 4-H gals who want to learn to sew.

Krista - I have a box of Harry Potter stuff somewhere that I was going to sell. If you are interested, I can try to locate and send pictures. LOL! I have the banner, the charms that hang from that, pewter ornaments, other ornaments, etc. All are in original boxes.

Farmgirl hugs,
Farmgirl #1919
Farm Girl of the Month August 2015 and April 2017
Linda O
Lone Oak, TX

"Women are Angels, and when someone breaks our wings, we simply continue to fly . . . on a broomstick - we're flexible, like that."
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sherone_13
True Blue Farmgirl

2259 Posts

Sherone
Evanston WY
USA
2259 Posts

Posted - Aug 06 2019 :  10:05:24 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My husband would say I collect everything and it's cousin. He would be correct. I officially collect creamer and sugar sets, enamelware wash basins and frogs. However, I have a whole room of fabric and craft supplies. I had better include that.

Sherone

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loribeck
True Blue Farmgirl

481 Posts

Lori
Alvordton 36
USA
481 Posts

Posted - Aug 06 2019 :  6:39:05 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow! I can't believe all the collections. How wonderful. I never heard of anyone collecting sewing machines, but that is awesome. I think I am going to go with snowmen, snowflakes, and snow globes. All to do with snow I guess. That must mean I like Christmas the best. He He He. Oh, I also found that I have a lot of buttons so I can add that to the list.

Linda, I would love to barter with you for some snowmen

Lori Beck
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Dreamer42
True Blue Farmgirl

1039 Posts

April
Central Oregon
USA
1039 Posts

Posted - Aug 06 2019 :  7:50:49 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I don't try to collect anything per se' but definately have a collection of aprons, journals and postcards (both new and vintage). I also have 5 santos, I adore them and find them ever so beautiful! They grace the top of a credenza I have in my formal living room.


Dreamer42
Farmgirl Sister #7038
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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

3358 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
3358 Posts

Posted - Aug 07 2019 :  1:01:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Linda, yes please!! I would love to see what you have!

Krista
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quiltee
True Blue Farmgirl

5224 Posts

Linda
Lone Oak TX
USA
5224 Posts

Posted - Aug 07 2019 :  1:23:08 PM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Krista - I will look for them and send you pictures.

Farmgirl hugs,
Farmgirl #1919
Farm Girl of the Month August 2015 and April 2017
Linda O
Lone Oak, TX

"Women are Angels, and when someone breaks our wings, we simply continue to fly . . . on a broomstick - we're flexible, like that."
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