Fun Finds and a Gift From a Friend...


I went out to a thrift store yesterday and had some fun finds!  I love this great old scale~ the dial is so graphic...


This Italian Florentine box is a beauty... wouldn't it be lovely with Christmas pretties inside?


I always love finding old books...


especially finding my favorite~ a white book with a beautiful cover...


This aqua covered book was pretty...


but I really wanted it for the beautiful end papers~ it's hard to tell from the photos, but they are a golden metallic print, fun to scan for artwork...


Vintage seam bindings and trims are always fun...


 But my find of the day was this beautiful antique Victorian silverplate castor/cruet set for $7.99! 


I love the ornate work on the piece...


and the decoratively etched glassware...


You just never know what you'll find!  And the same goes for the mail!!  I received the sweetest gift from my  friend Cindy Adkins , such unexpected fun!  She made me this lovely blue crystal bracelet~ the stones sparkle like aurora borealis!  If you haven't met Cindy, check out her wonderful blogs and her etsy shop full of goodies, too!  You'll be glad you did!


I am linking to~

A La Carte's Junkin Finds Friday

Until next time...I'm going to hibernate through the snowstorm about to hit Minnesota...stay warm!
Linda

37 comments

  1. I love the scale, the books are gorgeous and we are getting rain!

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  2. The scale is AWESOME! I could see your little bottle brush trees and snowman on that. Thanks for sharing all of your fun vintage finds! Blessings ~ Heidi

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  3. LInda I wanna shop till i drop with you! everything you have brought home is a winner in my books....lol...especially the old books!!!!

    thanks for your recent visit...and sweet comment....I love hearing from you!

    ciao bella!

    creative carmelina

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  4. Hi Linda,
    What awesome finds!!! I love everything! And that was so sweet of you to put the bracelet on...I know that crystals bring good luck!
    XO

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  5. You find the "bestest" things Linda! I adore that scale and can see it used so many fun ways. Beautiful bracelet!

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  6. Hello Linda!
    I too Love the Scale!And the Books are Gorgeous!You Always manage to have such Good Luck Shopping!
    Cindy is the Sweetest isn't she !!! What a Beautiful Bracelet.
    Hope you are all Ready and Warm for your Winter Storm!
    Have a Wonderful Weekend! I am Hoping to Decorate for Christmas!
    Hugs
    Jill

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  7. Linda you really found some great items. I love that scale and the books also. Of course the cruet set is amazing and what a deal!! What a sweet friend to send you that pretty bracelet. Thank you so much for joining in Junkin Finds Friday!! hugs, Linda

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  8. Wow, Linda...I love it all, the books and the scale are my fav. I used a scale like that for my play like table. Lezlee

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  9. The scale is fabulous and so is the cruet, great finds, love the bracelet to very pretty too!

    Rondell

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  10. These are all fantastic....especially the scale!

    Kelly

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  11. Great finds, especially that nicely tarnished cruet set! (love the scale too)
    Tracey

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  12. Linda, I love the scale and you really scored on that cruet set. They are high in the antique stores here.

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  13. what amazing finds! i love them all, and am in awe of the fabulous deal you got on the cruet set. it is so cool!

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  14. I love the scale, too...and that cruet set is GREAT! I've never seen anything like it! I went to my favorite thrift store today, too! SO much FUN! Happy holidays! ♥

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  15. You hit the jackpot!!!!!

    The pretty, pretty scale is amamzing! I think I'm in love!

    But then I like everthing thing you picked out!

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  16. Isn't Cindy the greatest? She is just so thoughtful! I love your scale, buy my very favorite find of yours is the cruet set! What an incredible deal! You always manage to find the neatest treasures, Linda! Oh, I am loving your new header, too:)

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  17. Yes everything was great, but I especially love the scales. That was a keeper find. If you know my blog, I love shopping at Thrift stores, is there any other way. Thanks for stopping by. Always nice to meet new folks.

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  18. The scale is gorgeous. And the cruets are a great find. At a great price too!

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  19. I am glad you rescued that gorgeous castor set, the price...wow! I love the aqua book, beautiful shade.

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  20. Looks like you really made a great haul! I love the scale. I keep thinking that I "need" one but so far I've talked myself out of buying one. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog.

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  21. You hit the jackpot! I never seem to find awesome bargains like these. I especially like the books...the turquoise is my favorite. Happy hunting!

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  22. Unbelievable the score you find. Love the scale. Reminds me of the one my Mom found for me, except mine is red. Thanks for your post on tradiitions, I loved hearing about it.

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  23. Beautiful! My favorite is the old wooden florentine box!

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  24. Wow what wonderful finds, I never find much vintage at the thrifts! Especially old books, I'd love to find more of those! ;-) My cousin got a scale for the shop in October and I wanted it so bad, but just couldn't reason where I'd put it, my kitchen is so tiny!
    ~michelle~

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  25. Great finds, Linda, but I especially love that scale! I have 3 similar ones that live with me. Can't get enough of those great graphics!

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  26. Love all your finds...especially the books...my biggest weakness!

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  27. The cruet set was such a find...and what a price, you lucky girl!! I bought a scale yesterday too. Not sure exactly where I'm going to put it but at $2.00 I couldn't pass it up!
    I talked to our old neighbors in MN just last night and they said you guys were getting a big snow storm.....stay safe and dry!
    Jane

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  28. Linda,
    Boy, you hit pay dirt this time!!!! I love the title on the white book and the scale, well. Just gorgeous. 7.99 for the cruet set is unbelieveable-so much fun!
    stay warm and have a cup of coffee for me!
    xo
    lynn

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  29. Gorgeous finds! What a steal on the cruet set!
    Have a beautiful day!

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  30. Linda, Thank you so much for visiting my site. I know you have been before with your kind and supportive comments. I am going to put you on my Google Reader so I don't miss you again!
    Hugs,
    Suz

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  31. You find the neatest treasures! I'm a sucker for old books.

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  32. Linda, --love the -vinegar-oil,thing.. very beautifull,-and so are the scale-and dreamy cower-on the book--
    lucky to recieve the very pretty bracelet, dear.
    XO, Dorthe

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  33. My grandmother had a cruet set like that - I always loved it. I think one of my sisters has it now.

    Love, love that scale!

    xo
    Claudia

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  34. Wow..great finds for sure! I love the scale! Love you blog too! Can't wait to read more! You have a new follower!

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  35. Thanks for the comment over at rosyredbuttons.blogspot.com, I just saw it and SO glad I did cuz your blog is awesome! LOVE these, wish I could find amazing stuff at the thrift store besides baskets...haha you have a real talent!

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  36. I love all these finds. I'm a big fan of vintage books, and these are beautiful!
    thanks for sharing!
    gail

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