Fun Thrift Store Finds...

Thank you for all of your sweet comments on my springtime post...you always know how to make me smile!  Last week, I had some FUN thrifting times, the kind where I find some more unusual thrift store finds!  First off, a wood birdcage...I love the markings...




A big chalkboard like this isn't in a thrift store everyday...it was originally in the meat department of a Whole Foods.


It's very heavy with great eye hooks for hanging...


I plan to hang it in the dining area of our porch, as a menu board...


I also found a cutting board this week...love the patina...



My favorite find is this large calla lily painting...it is going to be hung on a new gallery wall of paintings, that it inspired me to create in my living room.  
Sometimes one item sets you off in a whole new direction...


Love the colors on this...


Sometimes the shops hold treasures...have you had any good finds lately?

I am joining~

Until next time...

36 comments

  1. Linda,
    LOVE that birdcage...what an awesome find.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  2. Great birdcage, and I love the cutting board and chalkboard, Linda! It is not often that you see chalkboards at our thrift stores either. I haven't found any things recently mostly because I haven't been there in recent weeks. I do have some stuff to drop off to Goodwill this week so I will probably go in and look around.

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  3. The cutting board and neat birdcage are my faves! All great finds♥

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  4. Great finds! For some reason I love the chopping board! It's a great colour! :)
    theemeralddove21.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. Well, I love all your finds. I have a similar bird cage to that one. Love your other finds, too. The colors on that painting are amazing. xo Diana

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  6. all are fantastic! love the breadboard the best...
    no finds here...I'm trying to be good...

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  7. Great finds. I especially love that cutting board. Looks like it's been well loved.

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  8. I never find such good things! Well, except for the oak coffee table. I love every single thing you found!
    Brenda

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  9. You lucked out yet again, Linda! I love pieces that are not only good looking, but are useful as well! Like your neat chalkboard and cutting board. Oh, and I love the birdcage! Lucky you!

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  10. Nice finds especially the chalkboard!

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  11. I really love everything...you really scored. I never thought of hanging a cutting board on a wall and it looks fantastic! Beautiful painting. Some rooms are designed around a favorite painting. This is surely inspiring! :)

    XO,
    Jane

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  12. Hi Linda,
    Great finds. I love the painting too. Gorgeous.
    Kris

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  13. Good finds! I love finding old paintings! Nope, no great finds lately, but I am getting the itch to get out looking again!

    Carol

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  14. Wow Linda...you hit the jackpot! LOVE that chalkboard! And LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that calla lilly painting. So pretty!!! Good shoppah!!!
    xo Kris
    PS Thank you for the sweet comment too!!!

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  15. I love this kind of post, seeing ones treasures. Love the painting most of all!

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  16. Such fun finds you have there! Really enjoy your blog & seeing your found treasures. I hope you're doing well. Heartfelt best to you!

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  17. I can't wait to see your gallery wall with that pretty painting you found, Linda! And the cutting board is perfect! I've been looking for some, but haven't found any with the pretty patina that your has. Great finds!

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  18. WOW! You've hit the thrift store jackpot. Love every. single. item!! the cutting board is fantastic.

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  19. You are just the best 'thrifter' - and I just LOVE to see what you find and do with your treasures.

    I think the idea of a menu board is such fun!

    I found a lovely little pottery pot/vase at the tip at the weekend. Just 25p! Do you have 'tips' over there?

    Hope you have a great week and some spring weather to go with it :)

    Karen x

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  20. As always, I love your finds and would have brought them home with me, too! :)

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  21. Love your wooden finds! The birdcage is wonderful. I love the painting, too! I always look for art when I am out thrifting. I Like your idea of a gallery wall. Hope you share the finished results with us! Enjoy your week - xo Karen

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  22. What a gorgeous painting! Love the cobalt blue. Love the bread board too!

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  23. What a haul! Our thrift stores never have anything this good, it takes a lot of hunting for treasures like these. Love 'em!

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  24. Nice finds. I love your birdcage.

    xo Danielle

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  25. You found some great things! Love the details on that birdcage. Mimi

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  26. Great finds, Linda! What are you going to do with the bird cage?

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  27. Swooning over the bird cage and the cutting board! Love your creative eye for the unusual and unique. What a fun treasure hunt!! Thanks for sharing. - Julie

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  28. Your aesthetic is so lovely.
    The cutting board--be still my heart!
    I didn't have space in my suitcase
    for junking while in CA, but I would
    have loved it, especially in Orange,
    where there are a ton of antique and
    vintage shops!

    xo Suzanne

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  29. You are so fortunate, such amazing finds! The cutting board and the painting are my favorites.
    Lovely!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  30. Awesome finds Linda! I love your idea for the chalkboard. and WOW is the cutting board great!

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  31. Love the cutting board Linda ... great finds.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

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  32. Love the chalkboard. Great patina on the cutting board. Nice finds. xx Dianne

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  33. The cutting board and birdcage are my favorites. I haven't had any great thrift store finds lately, but I did find through Craigslist a house down the street from me loaded with vintage furniture to sell :)

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  34. I know what you mean about one item changing a whole room! Love that cutting board, and the bird cage...Thanks for sharing at Revisionary Life Thrifty Life Thursday.

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