Fun and Funky Finds...


This week I have a few fun and funky finds to share!  I find I am often attracted to whimsical, funky, or sometimes even odd items... I found this great old bowling trophy at a thrift store~ most of the new trophies are plastic, so I always love running into a nice old metal one!  They are fun displays or for using for projects~ you can see a project I did earlier with an old trophy top  here .
At an antique store stop this week, a dealer had a bunch of dollar grab bags of vintage jewelry!  I now have a lot of new pieces to use in art or jewelry making...


I found two lovely old stoneware mugs and a 1864 leatherbound Bible in thrift stores this week...



 This big vintage winter print was a $2.00 estate sale find!  It will be pretty this winter at the lake in our lodge style decor!



How about this fun group of alabaster stone fruit and vegetables from a thrift store?


My favorite find this week was from a garage sale!  I found a foot tall vintage chalkware snowman bank!  Now I love chalkware, and collect old snowmen, so this is definitely a find I will be keeping!


Look at the old tarnished glitter around his top hat!



Hope you had good luck treasure hunting this week, too!

I am linking to Debbiedoos Garage Salen Party

Until next time...
Linda

17 comments

  1. And you never cease to amaze me with your fun funky whimsical and yes sometimes weird finds. I love the mugs...and the snowman bank is way too cute. Thanks Linda for joining in...I would love to see all your roosters sometime!

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  2. Linda, you really hit the jackpot with the vintage jewelry. That is one thing that I just haven't had much luck with yet, all the jewelry I see in antique stores is too pricey. Guess I'm looking in the wrong places. I also love those mugs. Always enjoy seeing your vintage finds! :-)

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  3. Great finds! I used to own bowling trophys like that! Now I wish I wouldn't have tossed them out.

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  4. Such fun finds. Love the chalkware snowman. I had never even heard of chalkware until I bought my chalkware collie.

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  5. What great finds. I really have an affinity for old trophies too, although I don't run across them too often.
    That jewelry you found for $1.00 a bag was a fabulous deal. I'm always on the lookout for a deal like that.
    The bank was a wonderful find and how perfect since you love chalkware and collect old snowmen...it was meant to be!!
    Got to spend a little time thrifting today. Found some odds and ends but nothing (except for the vintage alarm clock) that was too exciting.
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Jane

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  6. you found some really neat stuff!!! I love trophy's too!

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  7. Your finds are all so neat. Love the vintage jewelry. Around here they sell it by the piece.

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  8. I just love what you found!
    Espacially the jewelry! I would have fun going throught the treasure!

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  9. Dear Linda,
    how lovely finds, --I wonder if I could ever be so lucky, as to find such a bag, full of jeweleryes--I think not...
    Love it all you sweet friend.
    XO Dorthe

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  10. I didn't know trophies are now made of plastic. That's awful. Love your finds!
    Brenda

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  11. Hi Linda,
    You found some great treasures! the snowman back is so adorable! And I love the winter scene painting, it's gorgeous! So is that vintage jewelry! Bet you'll have lots of fun with that :)

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  12. oh my, oh my!!!!! the jewelry grab bag is just the all time best!!!!!!!!!
    coco
    lynn

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  13. Hi Linda,
    The snowman is a KEEPER!!! I haven't seen anyone before. Love the quilt you rec'd from your Mom!
    No treasure hunting this weekend. Must clean/organize the garage. I hope you find some.
    Warmly,
    deb

    can you believe a week of 90's!!! is coming...YUCK!

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  14. hey Linda, you did great finding goodies this week! :) I found some good stuff this morning myself! I got a set of french white corningware cookware, new in the box, at a garage sale. I also found a fabulous shower curtain for a buck fifty at goodwill. I had to get out of the house...I was getting stir crazy from being sick! I am feeling much better, except I still can't hear out of my right ear, but I guess that will come with time. :)
    Glad you liked my firefly post..I just LOVE them! ;)
    Have a great weekend!
    missy

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  15. I think I would have feinted if I saw that snowman at a garage sale. It's rare to find a piece that big and in good shape. Great find!

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  16. I am in love with the snowman...you will show him all fixed up won't you?

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