Some Fun Finds...


 We did some thrift store shopping this week...always a great way to spend some time!  I found a lovely vintage Italian tole candleholder...don't you just love all the chippy flowers?  And look at this charming lot of little English Meakin dishes~ they have a decorative crazed finish with delicate florals.  They'd be lovely with pretty little soaps...




I found a 60's-early 70's era polished cotton bed ruffle/skirt with pleats~ it is new in the package and I love the colors and striping...


Lots of great pre-gathered fabric for projects!


Look at this old, petite leather suitcase...


I really love the monogram...


Books are always a favorite...


as well as some vintage sewing patterns...love the aprons...


This large deco era glass vase was a surprise find!  Probably Czech, it is hand painted with poppies...


One of my favorite finds this week was this wood bowl!  It was carved from one block of wood and has beautiful wood grain markings...




On the lighter side, look at this fun vintage animal lotto game~


There was a vintage birthday card inside... so cute!



Finally, this vintage wood US map puzzle has lots of fun pieces for crafting...


It's always a fun day!
I'm linking to~

My Cottage Charm's Treasures and Trinkets Party
and
 A La Carte's Junkin Finds Friday

Until next time...
Linda

58 comments

  1. Love the little dishes but I am crazy about that suitcase. Nice find. Thanks for stopping by my blog

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  2. So many awesome finds...LOVE the candle holder and that vintage suitcase!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  3. What fun finds! My favorite is the candle holder, just gorgeous! I went thrifting today, too. I am like a kid in a candy store at the Salvation Army! Found lots of great treasures just waiting to be transformed:)

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  4. Wow, all that in just one week?! Really great finds, especially the tole candle holder(!!) and that awesome suitcase!

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  5. WOW what fabulous finds... I LOVE the candle holder!!! and I'm ALWAYS looking for those little suitcases... How Lucky you are!!!
    Happy New Year to you,
    Hugs, Donna

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  6. Great finds! You are going to have to pass on what you will do with the map puzzle pieces. I have several, but all I see is puzzle pieces:-)
    Love the wooden bowl!! Vicki

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  7. I want to go thrifting with you! My heart is going pitter patter over the vintage suitcase. I have a thing for linens, too. You'll have to share what you do with the bedskirt. Loads of great finds!

    ~Michelle
    xo

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  8. So many great things as always Linda. The McCalls patterns are great.

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  9. What wonderful treasures you found. I was goint to say my favorite was the old suitcase and then I say the vintage apron pattern. The apron pattern is my favorite. I love vintage patterns but the apron patterns are hard to find. My sister and I have found a few.

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  10. Hands down Linda the suitcase is my favorite! You really did find some great stuff, ahhh the joys of the hunt. Have a wonderful week!

    xo
    Kate

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  11. Linda, you have me just itching to get out and thrift, I love the suitcase and flower candle holder. I have been so overwhelmed with holiday visitors that just left on Sunday, I am just getting back into the swing of things. My booth was deleted by a New Years sale so I have been working to get that restocked and then I am back on the hunt....Can't wait! I am glad the weather has calmed down up there, I am thinking this could be a really bad winter, we had temps in the 30's B4 Christmas.

    Carol

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  12. What great finds Linda! I love that suitcase and those bone dishes. I have some pretty brown transferware ones with lots of crazing...love that :)

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  13. What a fabulous haul! Those Meakin dishes are gorgeous!

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  14. love that suitcase and the vintage patterns! you scored some awesome treasures. look forward to the puzzle piece project.

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  15. Linda, how great you did.
    I love the candleholder and sweet plates, the suitcase is fantastic, too.
    I wish we had such places to go hunting here on my island :)
    XO,Dorthe

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  16. Love those sweet dishes & your game! The birthday card was such a fun bonus :-)

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  17. Great finds all of them. Besides the obvious, that suitcase, I love the dainty plates, patterns, and the map puzzle pieces! I actually have one of the states puzzle maps on my desk to help me see where all my blog friends are. I'm a bit challenged when it comes to geography, so the puzzle is a perfect tool for me. ;)

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  18. Love your finds...my favorites are the bowl, puzzle piece and suitcase! You need to put some magnets on the back of those puzzle pieces and be done! How fun! Wouldn't it be great to do funny things like put a little plastic flamingo on Florida and a dairy cow on Wisconsin? So retro. I wooden puzzle pieces.

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  19. Look at all your goodies...love that suitcase too.
    I haven't been thrifting since before Christmas...I'm hoping to get out for a bit this morning :)
    Enjoy your day, Laurel

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  20. Terrific finds Linda!!! I love the crazing on those dishes...You did awesome!

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  21. That suitcase is cool. Makes me wonder who the person was who owned it. You always find the best stuff!

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  22. Now you just fill that little ol' suitcase with all that booty and send it this way. Here's my address....
    Seriously though, that was a good haul.

    I got a box full of handpainted Meakin dishes in the 70's for $15 and did a poor job shipping them to Alaska but I still have some that survived, I'll show you sometime when I return. ( I should have saved the itsy bits and pieces!)

    I've been kind of hooked on collecting game pieces and game cards lately and haven't made a thing with them. I love the little Maine wooden puzzle piece that showed up on top of the heap. Let me know if you'd like to trade it for something.

    xoxo Kim

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  23. Hi Linda!
    What a fun time, indeed!!! Those dishes are the best. Well, the suitcase as well. But then I keep scrolling down and it just gets better and better!!!
    xo
    lynn

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  24. Love the books and the suitcase, but that candle holder is AWESOME! :)

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  25. Dear Lordy!
    Love the suitcase. Sooo many possibilities... love the patterns.... all right up my alley!
    so J.

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  26. What a haul! Love the dishes, the suitcase, the books...I just love it all. Wish I could go shopping with you

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  27. You really hit the jackpot! I love those puzzle pieces. You can make some truly unique treasures with those!

    Kelly

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  28. What cool stuff!!! I really like the dishes and the suitcase....but then the books are cool and I love the colors on the bed skirt.

    It seems like you used to be able to find cute little soaps everywhere but I don't see them anymore - possibly because I do all my shopping at Walmart or GW :-D I need to make a point of looking for some!!

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  29. I want to go shopping with you!! I always find fun vintage books to do projects with, but then I just can't bring myself to tear them apart...I think I will read them first and maybe that will make it easier! Love everything you found!

    ~Trisha

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  30. Oh so many wonderful thrift finds! I love the candleholder and the bone dishes! And that suitcase is going to be so fun to decorate with!

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  31. Lovin' your finds!!! We're pretty much limited to a Good Will and St. Vinnies in our area. However; I've found some great 'treasures' at them. After seeing this I've got the bug to go again. Thanks for sharing your finds. 'hugs from afar'

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  32. Just stopped by to say Hi and tell Sophie & Bailey my pug Sissy said hi. They were so cute in the snow.

    Happy New Year


    Janice

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  33. Thanks to Kristin at "My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia" my first ever link party for Cottage Flora Thursday's is up & running! Inviting you to come over & link a cottage garden post you may have & please advertise "Cottage Flora Thursday's" on your post that you link!! & don't forget to become a follower of my blog !!!

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  34. You know what I always say so I'll add this: Did you know those little Meakin plates were originally designed to be used to put bones on when eating fish.

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  35. Wow, I want to go thrifting with you. I really love that suitcase. Our Salvation Army has not had much to choose from lately?

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  36. Goodness, I remember having a puzzle just like that when the kids were little! Thanks for the memory!

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  37. WOW! Some fabulous finds!!
    Thank you so much for you visit, I'm off to go check out your beautiful blog more!
    XO

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  38. I want to go thrift store shopping with YOU! We don't have any great GWs or thrift stores near us.

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  39. Such great finds.I love Meakin china and the old suitcase is right up my alley..xx

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  40. Looks like you had a good day. You found some really fun stuff! Good for you!
    Hugs, Cindy

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  41. Wow - the bone dishes, the candle holder, the suitcase...and all the rest. Great finds! Jan

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  42. Oh my goodness you found some awesome stuff! That suitcase with the monogram is awesome. The pattern for vintage aprons is my favorite I think. Thanks for joining JFF! hugs, Linda

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  43. You found some awesome treasures!!

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  44. You found some real treasures! You've inspired me to do a little thrifting. Mimi

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  45. The last 3 items have my heart racing! LOVE!

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  46. Linda..God blessed my socks off with the $59 repair bill! :) I am ALWAYS amazed at his goodness! (and I shouldn't be..I should expect it!)
    Wow, you found some lovely items! I adore the apron pattern! You could use some of your bedskirt to make an apron...already pre-gathered! lol :)
    Hope you're staying warm and snug this cold, winters day!
    Love ya lady
    Missy :)

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  47. Your vintage finds this week are great.
    Wishing you a wonderful weekend!
    Hugs, Sharon

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  48. Wonderful treasures, I'm itching to get out and do some shopping. I especially love that puzzle...I'd be making up some jewelry with that. Happy treasure hunting.

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  49. Great vintage finds! It's hard to find vintage suitcases. I have a bowl similar to yours; it looks really pretty filled with handmade potpourri.

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  50. Oh my I am really jealous of the vintage patterns. Haven't found any of those around my neck of the woods. And the wooden map puzzle pieces, gosh that was one of my favorite toys to play with when I was a little girl!Greta finds!~Ames

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  51. Okay, girlie,
    I need to find
    out some of your
    sources! Great
    items, all : )
    When I was out
    west I went to the
    Monticello Antique
    Mart in Portland
    and they had framed
    vintage pattern
    envelopes in the ladies
    restroom and I remember
    thinking what a cute
    idea that was.
    Have a wonderful
    weekend and stay warm!!
    xx Suzanne

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  52. Hi Linda, Many great finds! This is too funny...I have the same birthday card saved in a scrapebook. It was given to me by my cousin on my 5th birthday. I don't normally tell my age but I'll make an exception. lol! The card is from 1959. Yes, the card and I are both vintage.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  53. You always find the best stuff! You must have some great thrift stores around you (plus you have the eye for knowing what's a good thrifty,vintage piece). I always love a good old suitcase so that's probably my favorite.
    Jane

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  54. Such FUN finds! I haven't been thriftin in a month! ohhh! I need to go!
    I put a pack of the makeup remover wipes right next to my bed and take my makeup off as soon as I get in bed, I am loving it!
    Isn't it silly.... it takes such little time!
    Have a pretty day!~
    Kristin

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  55. I know how hard it is to find good junk during the winter months--these are great!! Especially love the tole candleholder and the vintage patterns! Happy junkin', Julie

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  56. Shop you did! I love those little bone dishes...that vintage suitcase would be great for storing linens.

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