Fun Finds...


Between snowstorms this week, I visited a few thrift shops and the first neighborhood wide garage sale of the season!  It was so great to be outdoors enjoying a few warm days and finding some goodies, too!  This large angel cherub was an unusual find...my immediate thought was that this must be some sort of modern reproduction of an old church decoration, but now I'm not sure and I've been unable to find much information or others quite like it.  It has a carved signature on the back, which appears to be Avocet.  Have any of you seen something like this before?



It is put together with pegs...


I love this chippy little bench...such a fun piece...


This set of linen placemats have pretty fleur-de-lis decoration...


and this beautiful crocheted piece (folded here) is a bedspread...


truly lovely...

There were lots of old hangers this week...


and this large old wood butter tub!
 


I think this chocolate egg mold is newer, but very decorative!


One of my favorite finds this week was an old souvenir book of Paris!  Wait until you see what's inside...



Every page features a beautiful scene of Paris!


This large print is a reproduction of an old French piece...I have a companion in my dining room already...



There were threads and buttons...



and a wonderful ephemera find of photos and old Christmas cards!





I can hardly wait to get out there again...now if only the weather will cooperate (it's actually snowing again as I type)!
I am joining Common Ground's Be Inspired 
 
Until next time...happy treasure hunting!


27 comments

  1. Oh, envious of you finding the angel! I love angels and that one is a beauty! I would be interested to know its history. The bedspread is lovely as well as your other finds!
    Linda
    mysewwhatblog.blogspot

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  2. You always find the best stuff, I swear! I hope someone can help give you more info on that angel, and the Paris souvenir book is amazing!

    Stay warm!

    xo Kat

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  3. Good for you! That was summer. I'm looking at an inch on the patio of furniture and that is just WRONG. Thankfully we aren't in Northfield, they got 9" yesterday!

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  4. You did well Linda. Love the angel and since he is pegged he is likely old. Love the hangers too and you are so good with them. Our best neighborhood sale is in the morning. xo, olive

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  5. You really found some neat treasures, Linda! There haven't been any garage sales here yet. I think I have to come up to the Cities to find a few. Love that old butter tub. My sister-in-law used to teach school in Marshfield, WI

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  6. Don't say you bought such great stuff at a garage sale !!! Wow, stuff to dream about. The angel is amazing, but so is each single piece your pictured. Stuff to dream about.
    Joy

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  7. Looks like you started the garage sale season right. Fantastic finds. Each one is better than the last!

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  8. More great finds!! Maybe we'll see you on Antique Road Show with your angel. Wouldn't you love to be one of those people who have to sit down because they've just been told their thrifted piece is worth tens of thousands of dollars? Sigh.

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  9. Linda!! You are just so clever in finding wonderful things!
    Than angel, is an amazing find,- I hope you can find some informations about it! But all the other things are so wonderful too,- I could even not dream of finding so many goodies in one market- even not on a whole summer !!!
    Benches ,like the one you found is collectors item for me, and I have topped some on top of each other ..looks great!
    Congratulations dear- hope it will stop snowing soon.
    Hugs,Dorthe

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  10. Good heavens, I can't believe all the great things you found! You have the best luck, Linda, or maybe a really good eye :)

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  11. The cherub is a fun find. I pick up a lot of the same things you do. I love linens, stools, linens, and interesting paper memorabilia.

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  12. Linda,
    You found soooo many neat goodies...it's hard for me to pick a favorite. I am hitting several big sales tomorrow...wish me luck:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  13. Wow! Beautiful Vintage Treasures.

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  14. Such wonderful finds...thanks so much for visiting my blog Linda. I replied to you on my blog but I am now realizing that you don't get notified when I reply. Why does blogger even have reply? Sigh...I am still learning!

    Becky @ Vintage 541

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  15. I tell 'ya I never thought in May i'd be saying the same thing I said in April... this snow has GOT to be done... right?

    Bliss

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  16. Linda, you hit pay dirt! Love the Paris book especially. The angel is super special. If you find out more about it, I hope you will post about it. Ann

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  17. Linda, You hit the mother lode...what great treasures. I want to go junking with you !! xoxo,Susie

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  18. I've never seen a butter tub before. That is pretty cool. Looks like you had a good week even with the freak snow storms.

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  19. Great finds, so lucky you are!

    Helle:)

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  20. The Paris souvenir book is my favorite, Linda! And I love your gorgeous crocheted bedspread, it's amazing! Hope your snow has melted:)

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  21. Wow! Everyone must have been storing up all their good stuff. Sometimes the first sales of the season are the best. Wish I knew more about your angel, but the back sure looks primitive. I would have bought all of it too.

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  22. oh wow! what a great thrift store you're finding; I'm envious -smile-. as to the snowstorm...my heart breaks for you. it's cold, windy, rainy here...Blackberry Winter for sure.

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  23. Wow! I'm so envious of your pretty finds! I love everything, esp the placements and hangers.

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  24. Really nice treasures you found - love the old photo of the girl and the railroad sign <3 Hope you get some warm weather soon! xx

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  25. You deserve all those great finds having to endure all the spring snow!

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  26. OMG! What a haul!!!!

    I love the phototgraph 'Wait for signal'

    No. I have never seen anything like the angel. Very special.

    Karen x

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