Fun Weekend Finds...


My husband and I took off for the weekend for a little rest and relaxation!  We stopped in at a multi-dealer shop in Fairmont MN called Mixed Nuts .  Lots of fun booths with interesting items- and many different styles.  I love vintage suitcases and found a decorative one with a charming interior!

 
 

I also found some great vintage sewing pieces- an unusual pincushion, I love the almost industrial look- and some great thimbles, spools (I love the shapes and labels on these old beauties), and lace.  Look at the vintage engraved safety type golden pin on the pincushion- it was on some millinery flowers I bought there.
 
 

  A lovely old floral bowl, a trinket box, a couple of old graphic wood blocks, and a wonderful old receipt book from the early 1900's rounded out my finds!  
 
  
  
I always love a fun antiquing day!  Until next time...
Linda

24 comments

  1. Antiquing is the best...my past~time..leisure activity of choice :)

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  2. Ooo fun stuff! I just love anything to do with sewing that is vintage. I love the spools you found! I'm still trying to figure out what to do some of my vintage sewing stuff because I wanted to make something that would remind me of my mom. So many things to create and not enough time huh?

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  3. Great finds!! I got some good stuff too but your new treasures are amazing!!
    Hugs, Lisa

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  4. Hi Linda~~So glad you found my blog! Thanks for the sweet comment and becoming a follower!! I will be returning the favor soon~~It's so funny, but I found and love your etsy shop already and your blog is just as wonderful!! Love all your finds and great ideas...will be stopping by often. thanks-junkinjulie p.s.where in Minnesota are you located? I live in east central wisconsin-about 1hr N of Milwaukee!!

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  5. Oh, thank you for sharing your finds! Fantastic... ~ Angela

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  6. Looks like you found some great stuff! I especially love the striped suitcase! Got a few of those myself!
    :)Heidi

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  7. I love that pin cushion! It is so cool.

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  8. my gosh that's a beautiful suitcase!!!


    oh btw, please visit my new blog at: http://diyainherstilettos.blogspot.com/

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  9. You are so lucky your husband likes to go. Mine will go but he complains so I'd rather leave him at home. I LOVE the little spools, they are so cute. I will have to look for you some when I go to Roundtop in the spring....MISSY

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  10. Very cool stuff. You guys have some great places to shop. Love the inside of that suitcase. Loved that Flea Market mag too, I waited a long time for it & was not dissapointed. Lisa

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  11. What great finds, and I love that pincushion! I've never seen one like it!

    Kat :)

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  12. Great finds! Love the script on that last item. In this age of block text, its nice to see something beautiful like that.

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  13. Love, love, love that suitcase. Looks very similar to one that I have.
    I have a thing for vintage sewing items too. My mom sewed clothing for a little business when I was growing up. She's now 80 yrs. old and still makes American Girl doll clothes for a craft show each year and aprons for a store in her town. She taught me how to sew when I was a little girl and I have a lot of fond memories of all her sewing stuff. Her Singer featherweight is displayed in my studio and I now have a love for all vintage sewing items. Sorry I rambled on....
    I'm going to go visit your etsy shop.
    Jane

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  14. You are lucky your hubby will go with you, mine won't. That's ok. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Great stuff on your hunt!

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  15. Oh, you sure found some great items, Linda!!
    The safety pin is gorgeous, and the floral bowl. Well. Lucky you!!
    Lynn

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  16. Hi Linda,

    Thank you for visiting my blog. You are right - I do LOVE Sophie and Bailey! When I saw them I just said out loud to my computer, "aawwww!!!" They are so cute and the one (Bailey?) is a little chunker! I just want to hug them both so much. Your blog is just wonderful - so glad you commented so I could find you. Thanks for sharing.

    Elizabeth

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  17. Brenda sent me.

    Your current post is the only one I've read - - - so far

    I've never seen a spool with the rounded body. What would be wound on this type of spool??

    off I go to read more posts.

    Hugs,
    Gerry

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  18. Love your finds! Check out the pin cushion I found last summer. http://brtowsleyblogs.blogspot.com/search/label/The%20pin%20cushion%20up%20close.
    There is also another picture where I recovered it. Almost the same exact as yours. I had never seen one like it before.

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  19. Hi Linda,
    Thanks for stopping by my blog yesterday! I love meeting new people. I love your blog. My mother painted alot, so she would love the paintings :) I love the material you are showing your items on, very pretty!

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  20. Such wonderful finds! I have a couple of old suitcases just like that. They're great for storing craft supplies! (Better than huge plastic tubs anyhow). And we also use three stacked high for a little coffee table. I adore that pin cushion as well! Oh if only I could sew then I could justify going out in search of something similar!

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  21. What wonderful finds! I'm really enjoying your blog. :)

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