Fun Finds...

I did a little antiquing and thrift store shopping this week and made some fun finds!   I'm always up for a day of treasure hunting!  My husband Larry, and daughter Liana, were my partners- and it's always fun to spend time together doing something we love!  We are always on the hunt for great old graphics, games, books- and those items we just can't live without!   We found a great box of old dice- wonderful colors!- some great antique animal cards, some vintage party stunt cards, and the greatest old paint chart!  Liana, as a visual artist, is always attracted to an item like that!  We also found some wonderful little cast metal pieces- an elephant head, a dancing girl, an old skate key, and a binoculars charm- they were in a dollar box!  I found some old games- I especially loved an old red metal skill ball game, which I will add to my my wall collection of old game boards.  I also found a sweet old cow print and a wooden star bracket.  Probably my favorite find this week was a rare antique Valentine's paper party hat!  15" high, it is made of crepe paper, lined in craft paper, and has fabulous graphics.  Unfortunately, it has a couple of ink spots, but other than normal wear, is relatively undamaged.  I have been unable to find anything info on anything like it- for $9, it was a steal!  If any of you have any info about a piece like this, I'd love to hear from you!  A day like this is always fun...can't wait to go again!

Linda 

9 comments

  1. Hi Linda! Now that's my kind of thrifting day! It is so nice that you share this love with your daughter Liana! Hope you have a good week ahead!
    Take care, Laura

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  2. A good day of stuff. That valentine hat is great!

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  3. Linda,
    Very cool haul this week. You know where to shop girl! I really, REALLY appreciate the time you took to write to me. I am following your advice. Got 4 listed today, yeah! Thanks also for your support on my blog. Lisa

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  4. Hi Linda! Great job scoring some VERY cool stuff!!! I love anything with numbers on them!

    Enjoy your week ~

    :) T

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  5. What a great thrifting day you had! That Valentine hat is a wonderful find!

    Manuela

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  6. Linda,
    It's me again, I just got my mail!! Guess what was in there, my vintage bingo game! I love it and you are so sweet to give so many extra goodies too. I can't wait to do something with it, I'm going to post it tomorrow. Lisa

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  7. Fun finds! Even more fun that you can share treasure hunting with your family. ~ Angela

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  8. It is so fun to discover new blogs.....found you while blog hopping.

    Great blog and wonderful Etsy store!

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  9. What beautiful finds. You have an eye to catch beauties

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