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Monday, January 14, 2013

Some Graphic Fun Finds...


I haven't been able to get out to do much treasure hunting lately, but I do have a few fun finds to share!  I did a booth re-set at my antiques space at Pond Road Antiques in Mankato MN after Christmas...and one of the dealers had something I hadn't seen before...
These are old lettering stencils...they are framed in wood and measure about 10" x 6-1/2".  I bought five of them.  Take a look at some of the wonderful old fonts...so graphic!
 







Have you ever seen anything like them before?  I'd love to know how they were used!
 

 Another graphic find was from the thrift store...this lovely old German oil and vinegar set!  I think it is so beautiful...it's one of those things that still takes me by surprise when I find it on the shelf!



I am really looking forward to getting out of the house 
and doing some thrifting again SOON!

I am joining Debra for The Marketplace at Common Ground
and
Linda at Coastal Charm's Nifty Thrifty Tuesday

Until next time...

28 comments:

  1. These are so interesting and unique; I've never seen anything like them. What are they stamped/printed on..it almost looks like tin. Great finds Linda.

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  2. Really interesting finds and unusual too l would think, thanks for sharing, Pam :-)

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  3. Your stencils are fabulous with their nicely aged frames! I think I would fall over if I found those vinegar & oil bottles in our thrift store! Love them!! My friend got a whole set of about 16 for $20. She couldn't believe her luck either.

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  4. What unique and wonderful finds! Lucky you.

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  5. Love the stencils. I've no idea how they might have been used. Do the frames look original to the stencils? Maybe they fit into a machine like that... for printing.

    The bottles are pretty too!
    Pat

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  6. Linda, I love those stencils, I bet they were used by someone in the sign trade, but I don't have a clue. And the oil and vinegar bottles are very cool, the graphic design is wonderful.

    Kat

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  7. Those really are neat stencils and your oil & vinegar set is very pretty...great finds!

    ~Trisha

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  8. Those old letter stencils are neat. I've never seen anything like them. I love the Oil and Vinegar set.
    I really want to get to your space in Mankato some day.

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  9. Beautiful finds.... I especially love the fonts and frames. I love seeing your treasures :)

    Karen x

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  10. I adore both of these finds! Especially the stencils. Never seen anything like it and I'm having trouble being a bit jealous. Love fonts and lettering!

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  11. Great finds! I am so curious to know how they were used. Happy Thrifting!

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  12. I love those font signs. How unique, I have never seen anything like them. Perhaps they hung in an old printing shop to show the different fonts available? Or for cross-stitched sampler patterns? No matter what, they are fabulous! Ann

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  13. I've never seen anything like them before either, Linda. What fun finds! And I love the oil & vinegar set, the colors are wonderful!

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  14. My goodness Linda...you really do find the best stuff. Such a great eye for treasures!! Love those lettering stencils!

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  15. The stencils are really a fun find. Never saw them before.

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  16. Those are some really fun finds! I have never seen the likes before, I love them.
    Hugs, Cindy

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  17. How unique your stencils are!! I bet you have them grouped together, looking gorgeous.
    xo
    lynn

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  18. I have never seen those stencils before...What a find! I am itching to do a little thrifting too! I have not been out in a while!

    Carol

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  19. I LOVE the stencils! I've never seen anything like them but they are just the sort of things that would catch my eye as well. :) The oil and vinegar set is very pretty. You always find the best stuff! :)

    As for the lettering...since they aren't cut all the way through (they appear to be pressed into the metal) I wonder if those were samples used to show various styles of font?

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  20. Oh how cool! I've never seen anything like them. The would be a great addition to a space. Love them.

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  21. Wow Linda, those letters in metal are so interesting! I wonder if someone just framed them, but could they not have been used by putting paper over a letter and doing a pencil rub kind of thing? Very interesting!

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  22. Very cool! I've never seen anything like them before.

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  23. Linda,
    What a great find! I love anything graphic! Reminds me to go snoop your shop, haven't been in awhile.
    Lisa

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  24. Linda - for some reason, I'm not getting your blog feed anymore...who knows why! anyway - love these stencils - have never seen anything like it - great idea to frame them up!

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  25. Gaaaaaa! Those stencils!

    You find alllllllll the best stuff!

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  26. Those stencils are wonderful!! Are they made from glass or plastic? Were they already framed? Intriguing...

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