Thursday, May 31, 2007

Show and Tell Friday

Have I mentioned how much I love this activity? I think it is so fun. If you're interested in joining this great fun and sharing something on a weekly basis, please click on the link on the Show and Tell link. You'll meet a lot of lovey ladies and see a lot of neet things.My hubby and I went yardsaling a week ago and found some neat treasures. I collect cats, the heart frame is new and our bedroom has a beach cottage theme. I love old cameras and collect snowmen too. The little toothpick holder is from an old dime store from our childhood. We got it for 25 cents, and would have paid $5.00 for the memories it brings back for us. Should we go pack and pay the difference? (LOL) Our big bargain of the day was the gumball machine. It's glass and metal and I picked it up for $2.00. I want in for my classroom. I teach middle school special needs students and I think they will really think it's cool to get gum from it. I'm saving it for next year, because today is my last day of School...Yeh!!!! Ten weeks of summer bliss.

17 comments:

Myrna said...

Love your treasures! I am a retired (last year) principal. I have one of those gumball machines out in my garage! I had it in my office for a long time. The teachers liked it as well as the students!I guess I should recycle it to a dil's classroom--you've given me incentive!

I love this activity also.

Becky said...

What great finds. The gumball machine will be a treasure for your classroom. What lucky students that you think of them.

I DO love show and tell.

Kim said...

Hello my name Kim and I'm a yard sale junkie. Hi Kim. LOL. I love your finds and I love yard sales.

Marci said...

You found some really cute things. Thanks for sharing.

ellen b said...

I love to treasure hunt. Glad you found some. Congratulations on Summer break. I always loved my summer break when I taught years ago...

LBP said...

What great finds! I'm heading the sales tomorrow!

Susan P. said...

I love all your wonderful treasures! I collect cats, too ~ I have three purring ones! LOL I know the kids will love the gumball machine, I taught fourth grade for a long time and they would have loved it! Beautiful blog you have!!

Kelli said...

What wonderful treausures, I love the cute gumball machine. I'm sure your students will have lots of fun with it next year. Enjoy your summer!!

Kelli

Lady_MSnow said...

Don't you love yard sales!

Penless Thoughts said...

I agree, Show & Tell is such a fun thing to participate in. Both to show off our stuff and then to visit all the others and see their neat stuff. You got quite a variety of nice things.
Susan

Lyndy said...

What neat treasures you found. Thanks for sharing.

Cheryl said...

Fabulous find! I have a collection of gumball machines. I have a super big one all the way down to one that is no bigger than 3 inches. Each one holds a different color of button, they are all about half full. (I have millions of buttons lol) I have them all on one shelf, its so cute~ You know, those gumball machines... you can open them up and pull out the part that requires money to be paid in order to get a treat. You can also adjust the part that limits the amount of goodies that come out~ (just incase you didn't know)

Sheri said...

Great garage sale treasures! My in-laws have taken us to many garage sales when we visit them in Texas. I'm amazed at the bargains they find! Looks like you found some too.

Amber said...

You found some wonderful things. I love going to yard sales. I have been a number of times so far this year. It is amazing how much stuff you can buy for just a few dollars.

Betty said...

Trudi, so glad you visited me so that I could visit you...I like your blog and will be back....I like your 'finds' especially the gumball machine. I'm sure your students will also. Please come back to visit..Betty

Betty Jo said...

Trudi you found some wonderful treasures. Congrats on being out of school for the summer. I mailed out your package today so you should be receiving it about Tuesday. Please let me know when you get it. Have a super weekend. xoxo

Lori B said...

Those are all great finds. I'm sure you will love to have them in our classroom. I especially like the gum ball machine.

We just love summer too.
My husband teaches too.