Fun Finds...And A Great Basket...


Isn't this a great looking crate?  It's one of my thrift store finds last week.  I love the handles!  I'm going to add old casters and it will be headed to Junk Bonanza in September.  I think it would make a great magazine storage box...


A dark aqua stoneware bowl and a sweet tea leaf plate will be nice additions to my hutch in the future...


beautiful crazing...


I love vintage dictionaries...this one is only 4" X 6", but has 380 pages...



This little stool was made by Cushman Colonials in Bennington, Vermont~ the peg construction was done in the colonial style...




My favorite find of the day is this handled wire basket!  Such a great style with the chippy paint and wear...the handles and interior slats are wood.


After cleaning it, I sealed the piece with polyurethane...and now it holds TP in the bathroom!  I love the industrial look of this...


Thanks for all of your comments about the fun old grocery stampers...they sold out quickly!

I am joining the Monday Marketplace party over at Common Ground 
and Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm!

Until next time...

39 comments

  1. Wow, you found some great stuff. I think my favorite is the wired handled basket.

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  2. Awesome finds Linda. I'm loving that California crate and the basket holding the TP is such a clever idea.

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  3. Great finds! I love the crate and the wire basket too.

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  4. Fun idea with the wire basket! Looking forward to JB!!
    Went to the flea market today and an estate sale, 2nd day.
    Keep Cool!
    deb

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  5. Linda...
    My, my, my....you did find some goodies! And your ideas...all the better.

    We were recently at an auction with two rings...my Dave mentioned he had won a box of dishes at the ring he was following, but had left behind some of the dishes under a tree for others to take. I zoomed over to find a stack of Tea Leaf plates he assumed I wouldn't want...won't make that mistake again (smile).
    Kari

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  6. Wow- I love that old crate...and all your other finds for that matter. Looks like you did some good hunting- xo Diana

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  7. Great finds. Love that basket. Always looking for wire baskets, rarely find them though.
    Joy

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  8. More wonderful finds as always, and I can see why you love that wire basket! How clever you are to use it to hold toilet paper, it's perfect and looks so stylish!

    Kat

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  9. Great things, Linda!

    Love that crate too. Will have to watch for it at the JB this year!

    xoxo
    A

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  10. You found some wonderful treasures! The aqua bowl is just beautiful and I love the wooden box. It will be perfect for magazines..great idea to add the casters to it!

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  11. I love every find you brought home! It's amazing how pretty toilet paper can look in an old wire basket!

    Blessings,
    Angie @ Knick of Time

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  12. More great finds Linda and I love them all. The crate is brilliant... I've seen them all stacked together to make display shelves and it looked fantastic. I love the 'industrial' look.... it really appeals to me.

    The stool is so simple and beautiful.... so well made.

    I do love seeing your treasures :)

    Have a great week

    Love Karenx

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  13. Linda, your wire basket is truly a wonderful find, and also the stool, I love both . Enjoy all your lucky finds ,dear.
    Hugs,Dorthe

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  14. great stuff...the plate you found is the tea leaf pattern - it has a slight copper gleam to it...its English - either Wedgewood or Meakin...I'm not a big dish/china collector - but I collect tea leaf china...so of course I envy your plate!

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  15. You hit the jackpot this week. The crate is really nice and I love the idea of putting casters on it. Happy hunting.

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  16. Hello! You always find marvelous stuff!! Looove the wire basket! Great idea's! :)

    Have a great day!

    Ciao Bella
    Sensible Sarah

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  17. Linda, Great finds and I especially love your new crate.

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  18. Ok...we have exchanged inspirations....cause I have a wire basket in my garage I just bought, but it doesn't have the old chippy wood in the bottom of it. (but it will now!) :) So glad you liked my button monograms...and double glad they gave you some inspiration! Can't wait to see what you do! :)
    I wish you could come over to the house for about a week, I could use help...I'm rearranging rooms and working on displays, and you're SO good at that! :) We live TOO far apart! :-(
    Have a great week girlfriend!
    Missy

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  19. great great finds!

    http://www.NorthernCottage.net

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  20. You got some great things! I love the crate and the basket and the...I just love them all!

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  21. Oh, I love the wire basket with the TP in it! Also the crate, on wheels it will be gorgeous!

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  22. The crate is great....say that fast three times! The wire basket is equally charming Linda. hugs, olive

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  23. Linda, I love that box , it's so nice and sturdy. I just saw a couple pieces on someons blog that had that tea leaf design and it was the first time I had ever seen it. I like that heavy bowl too. Smiles, Susie

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  24. The wood in the bottom of that basket sold it for me. What a good idea. I bet it looks really great in your bathroom! Such fun stuff. I'm with you about the casters, they always make a hard to resist addition to things! It'll probably sell in no time. I hope so!
    Liz

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  25. That basket looks great holding your TP :) Love that box with the handles too! Chat soon, Laurel

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  26. Wow, what a great find, that crate, and to put casters on it is a great idea...Yep, those great find are what keep us going!

    Carol

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  27. the wood crate and the metal basket are my favorites!

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  28. I love all your finds but my favorite is the basket of TP.

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  29. As always, awesome finds! Wish Junk Bonanza was a few states closer!! Mimi

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  30. Ah, my favorite
    junk-sleuthing
    friend, you've done
    it, again!!

    I bet you've already
    got quite an inventory
    for Junk Bonanza : )

    Happy Tuesday,
    xo Suzanne

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  31. You even make tp look fun! I have a weird thing about dictionaries also. I probably have ten of them in all different sizes and ages. When was the last time someone actually used a dictionary anyhow?

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  32. Love your finds, Linda...especially the little stool! And I know they went fast because I went to find them! But I did find my fabulous blocks!! Love those little charmers!
    Have a lovely week!
    Becky

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  33. Oh My Linda, what great finds! I love that basket!! Enjoy your day, Gail

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  34. Yum to the basket it is fabulous. Plus that crate with those handles very nice.

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  35. So glad you stopped by, Linda! Thanks for leaving me a comment about my flower photos. I do appreciate it.
    Liz

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  36. Love the way you used the metal basket! Who knew spare TP rolls could look so good!

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  37. I never get disappointed with your fun finds Linda. That crate is fantastic.

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  38. Great finds. I love the book and the wire basket. Two things you can never have too much of!

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  39. Those are some great finds! The little stool is adorable!

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