Fun Finds and a Giveaway...


Made a trip to one of my favorite local thrift stores Friday and came back with some fun, eclectic finds!  My daughter and I are always on the hunt for pieces for our sales and etsy, but one of the perks of the job is we get first pick of the treasures!  That was the case on this trip with a charming little 19th century oil painting- Liana decided it was going home with her!  We also found a lovely engraved silverplate coffee/teapot- I particularly love pieces with lots of engraved decoration and tarnish.

A miniature dog figurine caught my eye, as did a sweet little violets dish.

We made some good graphics and ephemera finds- some old 30's Liberty Weekly newsboy prize coupons and old 30's Wheaties boxtops.
 
 

My favorite discovery was an 1889 Botany book- worn, leather-bound, with descriptions and decorative plates- it will be fun to reproduce for graphics!
 
  
  
 

Word of a new giveaway from Sylvia's Vintage Daughter !

To celebrate her one year blog anniversary she is putting together a junk giveaway!  Kathy has a fun blog with great ideas and posts fun items on Junkmarket Style !  You'll enjoy the visit!
Until next time...
Linda

13 comments

  1. OH what treasures! Love the puppy!
    Thanks for the info on the giveaway!
    Hugs, Lisa

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  2. Love your finds. That botany book is amazing. I'm sure there will be a lot of wonderful graphics to reproduce!
    Love the little dog figurine. It looks like my dog...a wire hair fox terrier.
    Have a great week.
    Jane

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  3. great group of treasures.

    love love love the painting.

    and the little dish.

    you have a keen eye for collecting.

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  4. Looks like you had a lot of fun..and thrifty success!!!!

    and thanks for the giveaway heads up!

    ciao bella
    have a great sunday night
    carmelina

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  5. I love the botany book, as I love gardening. My grandmother's name was Violet, by the way. You came up with some real deals!
    Brenda

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  6. I love your blog. I'm having a good time here reading about your finds, and I love your Etsy Shop. You are one talented lady. I'm so glad you found my blog because it allowed me to find your blog in return!

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  7. Hi Linda! Great items...I love the teapot, tarnish and all!!!

    :) T

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  8. Thanks for the visit. Looks like you found some goodies too!!! Love the book and the pictures.
    Happy "hunting"!
    Deb :)

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  9. wow, you really did find some cool stuff...that silver teapot is so pretty!
    rene

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  10. All of it...very cute. I think I have a sugar bowl and creamer that matches that teapot. Love it. Mimi

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  11. Linda, what wonderfull findings you two had, love the little oil painting, and your silver pot,is beautifull.

    xo Dorthe

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  12. The coffee pot is to die for!! So beautiful and I really like the little plate with the violets on it. Too sweet. How much fun you must have!!
    Lynn

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  13. Love the painting and the botany book is fabulous! You always find such great things!

    Manuela

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