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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Buy, Sell, or Trade

Guess what all
 of this stuff
 has in common?
(earrings from Unexpected Elegance at Horton's French Flea Market.)

 And guess what's in the sacks!

Commercial Break
 I have honey for sale for those of you who live near me.  I don't mail it because shipping is almost as expensive as the honey.  I don't use chemicals on my hives and I don't add anything to the honey.  It is raw, unprocessed, right out of the hive into the jar honey.
1 pound squeeze bottles are $6.00, and quart jars are $18.00

SO you are thinking...but what does that 'stuff' all have in common?  What's in the bags?
I'm not going to leave you hanging......completely.
All of the beans, alpaca roving, blueberries, cukes & zukes, and earrings, were all items people TRADED me for honey!  I have never had a year where so many people wanted to trade, but I have found it to be a lot of fun! 
(actually, the cukes and zukes were free, he traded the green beans, and there was enough to freeze 17 -2 cup bags, plus cook up a mess of them.  And the blueberries....yum.....5 pounds....gone in three days.  I froze one bag and we ate the rest!)

And in the bags....
This material was in one bag.  A "yarn store" friend gave it to me for curtain material for Coral Belle!  The day I was picking out yarn for a blanket to make for Coral Belle, she was sitting at the table knitting away....and she says, "you know that picnic checked tablecloth pattern?"
"Well, I have some material that would match that yarn, your camper, in that checked pattern.  You could make curtains out of it for your camper.  Do you want it?"
Huge excitement for me!  "YEEESSSS!  I will pay you for it."
"No.  You can have it.  I didn't know what I was going to do with it.  Now I know."
I traded her some honey for it.

And the other bag...well it deserves a post of it's own.  It just does. 

Cindy Bee


  1. Cindy, You have done well. How nice to trade for things you'll use or get to eat. I like your material.xoxo,Susie

  2. I like that ear rings.actually you did well and hope you have a good time

  3. You did do well! Can't wait to see Coral Belle all beautified.
    Jane x

  4. yummmm....I LOVED your honey! Can I send you a check for 18.00 to hold a jar for me or is there something you would like in trade? I have started creating things for the glamper in my future that I have not found yet. I am going with Aqua and Reds, just know they will work when I find the one I want.


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