Fun Finds...

 I haven't posted my fun finds for awhile...and I've had a few this week!   When I haven't been up to my neck in business taxes, I've hit a few thrift stores, garage sales, a great antique sale, and some wonderful online buys!  This week in the Twin Cities is the wonderful A Gathering of Friends Antique Sale .  They always feature wonderful items and top quality dealers!  I purchased a couple of old chromolithographs- a fabulous 1895 Paul de Longpre yard long- "A Study In Roses", and a beautiful strawberries still life.
  I also bought old games- a child's indoor horseshoe game, lotto, and bingo- great graphics on all!
  I also bought some vintage wood letters and some blank vintage Sunday School record cards on a ring- just fun vintage stuff.
 At thrift stores, I found a hand tooled baby album,
 a great old tennis racket,
 some fun old books
  one was made just for me...
 until I saw this chapter...
  I hit the mother lode in one shop with 40 packs of vintage seam bindings and rick rack- all in different tones of blues and browns...that was FUN!
 I also made an ebay purchase this week- a rare, wonderful old print block for making Bingo cards!  It is very heavy, probably close to 5 pounds, and so decorative with copper plating and removable numbers.  It's missing one, but as a bingo collector myself, this great industrial looking piece is staying with me.  I probably have some of the vintage cards printed with this piece!

Also, look what arrived in the mail today!
  I bought this wonderful Shop Chic tote from Creative Carmelina .  She has a fun etsy shop and I couldn't resist this cute tote that she designed, silk screened and sewed, and she even crocheted the little doily.  This is going to be my new treasure hunting tote!  I'm sure you have visited Carmelina before, but if not, say hi from me!
Until next time...
Linda

30 comments

  1. Wow! You sure did well. My favorite is the yard long. I walk away from one a long time ago and still regret it. Great post.
    Enjoy your weekend!

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  2. Linda
    Good finds for the week. The roses are pretty...
    the number dies are way cool, and I love the old books, I think I have the French Grammar... or one similar to it...
    the other book on being tired... I think I'd skip that chapter too!

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  3. Love all your great finds...really like the roses...new follower...hope your having a great wekkend...

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  4. I too love all of your finds. I love old games and game pieces and that horseshoe game was so much fun! Love, love, love the bingo print block thingy....very cool.
    Have a fun weekend.
    Jane

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  5. What great finds-especially those old games. I've never seen a bingo maker before-that is really something. And I agree with you on the book! Pam

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  6. Great printing blog and rose print. You find some really fun things.

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  7. WOW!!!! I'll bet you were pumped when you got home with all this great stuff!!! This to me is the best part of being a dealer--as I say "the thrill is in the hunt"!!!Love the yard longs especially! Julie

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  8. Oh! The roses!...the roses...=-) Well, I certainly can't behave myself so I guess that explains why I'm always tired...hahahaha!

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  9. Love those bingo cards, Linda... and the printer's block is fantastic! Great stuff--isn't spring wonderful?? :)

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  10. Love the Longpre print! I have one of his that's birds. Also love the strawberrie print. You found some really great things!

    Manuela

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  11. Dang, you really did hit the thriftin' lotto, didn't you?

    Wonderful finds! :-)

    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Anne

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  12. Looks like you had a great week finding treasures! Love the roses!

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  13. Great stuff!! Love all the games! Have a super great extra special wonderful weekend!

    Hugs, Lisa

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  14. Hi Linda!

    I'm thrilled that your tote bag arrived safely! And even more thrilled that you like it!

    loved your post today, all your finds are great! have fun shopping chic!

    ciao bella
    creative carmelina

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  15. Wow Linda, what a haul of great loot! Good for you girl you really scored big! Love it all.
    xoxo,
    Kim

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  16. Love all of the old games. I have an old Monopoly game that belongs to my sister. All of the game pieces and houses are made of wood. We still play on that board. fun!

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  17. You have some great finds, Linda! My personal favorite, of course, is the tennis racquet. :)
    Have a great evening.
    Robin

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  18. You certainly did find some wonderful things! I love that strawberry still life!

    Kat :)

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  19. Some great finds! I need to get over to our local thrift store. Been too busy with company. Can't wait for garage sale season to start. Mimi

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  20. That is some great finds, the bingo maker, so cool, and love old books, somebody gave me a bunch of free stuff today, lol, I guess I have a reputation when people call you up to give out free junk, lol, Lezlee

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  21. Linda, look at the loot you found. The vintage bingo game is so cool. Love the old books, too. I have just started collecting them.

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  22. Wow, what finds!!! LOVE,LOVE the yard long! I need to shop where you shop! Have a great Week~

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  23. Hey Linda!
    I just wanted to pop back over and thank you so much for your comments on my last post, I really do value your feedback!

    All the best,
    Anne

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  24. VERY cool finds! Love the old books and that rick rack is awesome! :)

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  25. Hi Linda! Love your latest finds. So many great ones, but the bingo print block is most fascinating...never have seen one! Thank you for stopping by my blog and for your sweet comment. Made my day! ~ Angela

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  26. Hi Linda,
    AWESOME Bingo print form...What fun for you and your collection.
    I went to the "Gathering" on Thursday with Kailee and found just a couple of linens. Kailee wasn't in the mood to shop!
    I hope there will be some good garage sales this week. I work on Friday 9-5 at How Quaint if you have time to stop in!
    Warmly,
    Deb :)

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  27. Hey, thanks for coming by!

    have you gone out shopping with your new tote yet?

    I want to know the first thing you put into it! k! lol

    ciao bella
    creative carmelina was here again!

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  28. You found some awesome stuff Linda! I love that strawberry picture, they look real! Cool old games too!

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  29. Linda, you realy found treasures here, so many great things, would have loved being with you.The roses are beautifull.
    xo Dorthe

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  30. Oh my goodness I want to go shopping with you. I love the old prints and games! You really scored!

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