Fun Finds for the Hutch...Norwegian Blue...

Last week my daughter and I had a fun thrifting day...
we had some fun finds including a couple for my dining room hutch.


I love the delicate floral motif and crazing on this lovely old English platter...




My favorite find of the day was this beautiful embroidered runner (I have it folded in half in the photo).  It is only 40 years old, but done in an old Norwegian style.  The text is a name and From Olen, which was a Norwegian town incorporated in the early 1900s.  I've hung it from a drawer on the front on my hutch.






I think I found some wonderful little treasures!  
Have you had any fun finds lately?

I am joining~

Until next time...

25 comments

  1. It is so fun to find cool vintage items and then add them to one's home! Looks great, Linda!

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  2. How fun that you have your daughter to thrift with you. So far my kids say they aren't into "old stuff" :( Someday??

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  3. What beautiful finds Linda! I love your hutch with all your pretties.

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  4. That runner is gorgeous, Linda! What a great find! I feel like I deserve a trip to the thrift store(s); I haven't been in quite a while. I don't even want to think what I'm missing out on!

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  5. It looks like it was a lucky day for you. That runner is so charming and the plate looks wonderful in your hutch.

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  6. What lovely things you and your daughter have found, love that beautiful English platter. The table runner (or perhaps what we call a "pyntehåndkle" - decorative kitchen tea towel - if the design is on one end only) reads "Greetings from Ølen (Oelen). Blue and white are my favourite colours. Looks lovely where you have hung it. Pam xx

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  7. The platter and runner are absolutely beautiful, Linda! I never have this sort of luck and I also gravitate to linens and china. Maybe I need to scout out some new shops! Good for you! :)

    Jane xx

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  8. Your embroidered linen looks so pretty hanging from your hutch. The plate makes a nice addition to your shelf also. Lovely pieces you've found!

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  9. What great finds, Linda! They look so pretty on your hutch! The linen runner is really neat!

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  10. Hi Linda - I love your pretty finds - the platter is very sweet and the linen goes so well with all of your blue and white dishes on your lovely hutch. I always love to see little peeks of your beautiful home. xo Karen

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  11. Great vintage finds Linda. The platter is really sweet and pretty and I love the linen looks so good on your hutch.
    Kris

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  12. You have some beautiful finds. I love the platter and the runner-- both beautiful.
    You asked if I had any new finds... does just finding out that 1974 was a whopping 40 years ago,count? LOL... you said it was only 40 years old..then I read the date, I had to read it a couple of times, for it to sink in.
    What happened? time flies when we are having fun collecting old things, I guess!
    Pat

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  13. I agree, those are beautiful!

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  14. Yes, you have found some great stuff!!! That runner is amazing! I can imagine some little old lady sitting there embroidering that. Love the "new" all black look of your hutch. It really does make the china "pop"!

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  15. You found some nice treasures. You always do such a fantastic job decorating, you have a great eye! I'm looking forward to a farm flea market tomorrow and hopefully I'll get back into posting my junking finds! I've missed visiting with everyone!!!

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  16. Ooh, Linda! Last week was a great find time for me too! I've already put two ideas in place with some of them! Lots of material for blog posts! Love the linen :)

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  17. Dear Linda, what a beautiful plate, you found, too.
    It is so funny about the runner, as the :Hilsen fra,- is Danish as well as Norvegian language ,- what a lovely find., and looks wonderful hung from the drawer !
    Hugs,Dorthe

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  18. So Nice, Linda! That linen is so pretty. I actually went to an Estate Sale today, but only picked up some pillow cases - very plain, but 100% cotton- while there. I always enjoy the whole experience, so it was a fun stop. Ann

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  19. Such pretty pretty linens Linda. I love the hutch vignette you created. Looks beautiful Have a great weekend. XO

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  20. Love your new treasures, Linda.

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  21. Your hutch is beautiful! I especially love your new platter.

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  22. Beautiful Linda! You always find the best things! Mimi

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  23. Hi there, I hopped over from Thrifty Life Thursday! Great finds--love that gorgeous runner! Blessings, Cecilia

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  24. So many yummy goodies! The hutch becomes more gorgeous with each new addition.
    I love it!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  25. These treasures all look great in your pretty black hutch, Linda. I love that tea tin, too. Thanks for sharing at Revisionary Life Thrifty Life Thursday Link Party!

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