Fun Thrift Store Finds...and a Thank You!

It's been awhile since I've shared fun finds!  I went out to a couple of shops last week and thought I'd share a few goodies...

thrift store finds

I'm sure you've seen these around...newer, great looking framed chalkboards. This one still had the tags on it and lots of hot pink chalk residue. It was probably a store display that couldn't be sold as new...hey, it works for me!
I cleaned it up, and seasoned the board by rubbing it with white chalk and erasing...

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 added a little crock for chalk...


a hand stamped little bird for decoration, and a big clip for memos...

thrift store finds

I'll be using it in my kitchen...
  
thrift store finds

 I found a few things that will be making their way into my shop...
I never expect to find things like this...a couple of vintage medical jars!

thrift store finds

And I always love finding vintage game pieces...ivory colored dominoes have such a great look.  I especially love them displayed in glass or tarnished silverplate, 
like my favorite old bride's basket.

thrift store finds

thrift store finds

Before I go, I'd like to thank Artful Blogging magazine and editor Danielle Mohler, for including one of my photos in the Blogger Buzz feature!  
The Spring 2015 issue is on the stand now...

Artful Blogging Spring 2015

Some of you might like to be published in a Stampington publication...why not try?  Here's a link to all of their Calls and Challenges and to the March Calls and Challenges explaining the process!  I've had fun with it, and I don't take it personally when something isn't used.  So go for it!  

I am joining~


Until next time...

28 comments

  1. Congrats on having one of your photos published in a Stampington mag! I'll have to check it out next time I'm in B&N. Love the chalkboard with the crock for chalk. So cute!

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  2. Congrats again, my uber
    talented friend! I really love
    the chalkboard as well as
    the dominoes in the sweet
    basket!

    xo Suzanne

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  3. Those domino's are really beautiful. I have some at home too that I got on my last trip to Barbados. I love playing dominos!
    That chalkboard is awesome, would be perfect in my kitchen. :)
    Take care Linda.
    http://claudiapersi.blogspot.ca

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  4. Love the chalkboard and the bird stamp is so cute!

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  5. I love the chalkboard, Linda! You're going to have fun with it in your kitchen! And the old medical jars are fun, too. Congratulations on another feature in the magazine!!

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  6. Congratulations on the recognition! You have quite a bit of artistic talent, and I always look forward to your transformations and treasures. Love, love, love the blackboard!

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  7. LOVE your chalk board. Was it a tray before you changed it!! Congrat's on being published!
    warmly,
    deb

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  8. The little crock holding the chalk is such a cute idea, love the whole look. Such a clever way to display your vintage dominoes, the basket is beautiful. Congratulations Linda on being published in such a quality magazine.

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  9. Lovely, Linda! I'm a fan of the dominoes as well.

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  10. ADORABLE chalkboard (never thought about "seasoning" it....what a superb idea ~ thanks!!) Love your other finds as well...the dominoes look sweet in that silver basket!

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  11. As always, I have been inspired! Love the chalkboard and the special touches that go with it. Congratulations on being published! (What a great place to be published! - One of my favorites! ) ..and ....thanks for sharing the link for the upcoming challenges. Always fun to see the latest find or project you have to share with us!

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  12. Hi Linda,
    Love your sweet finds. I may have to have one of those medical jars if you list them. How cute would that jar be with suckers in them. Being a nurse I think I might just have to have one. Too sweet. Congrats on being in Artful blogger.
    Kris

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  13. Congratulations on your feature, Linda! I love how the details you added to the chalkboard, and those medical jars are an awesome find!

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  14. What a great chalkboard, Linda! I love the wire basket to hold stuff. I never luck out finding "good" game pieces at the thrift store. I have never seen domino's or Scrabble games at our Goodwill (and those are the things I would want!).

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  15. Congratulations...There is no bigger honor than being in a Stampingtons publication! Great chalkboard redo and vintage finds

    Carol

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  16. I have that same chalkboard! I got mine new from Target. It's definitely a fun piece. Congrats on being featured in that magazine. I'll have to go to Barnes & Noble to check it out. I'm due for a trip anyway.

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  17. All your finds are great, but that chalkboard.... I'm inspired!

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  18. Hi Linda,
    You always seem to get the best finds...amazing! Your little hand-stamped bird just makes that chalkboard...nice job.
    Cheryl @ 22 Applegate Lane

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  19. Ooh you got some great finds--love the chalk board AND the medical jars. And thanks for the magazine info--

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  20. You always find such cool stuff! The chalkboard will be perfect in your kitchen. Thank you so much for the links to Calls and Challenges. I'm going to make it one of my goals to at least try one of these!

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  21. I have some white dominos I picked up to make something out of a long time ago. It never occurred to me to display them, so I'm taking them out today. She how inspiring your are!

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  22. Great finds, Linda. I love the chalkboard! And congrats on your photo feature in the Artful Blogging magazine!

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  23. Great finds--I love that little chalkboard! Thanks for linking up to the Vintage Inspiration Party!

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  24. Hi LInda

    That sure gets me in the mood to go treasure hunting, however still trying to unload a few things I have in my cluttered house.
    Good for you on your featured page in the Artful Blogging magazine I just love the feel of that magazine

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  25. You are awesome Linda! I swear it would be worth my time and cost to fly down and go thrifting with you. I always see you score the best stuff! Congrats on the feature, so well deserved. XO

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  26. The chalkboard is so cute. I've always loved the color of the old dominoes like that, and never knew what to do with them... now I do!

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  27. Congratulations on being published Linda :)

    Love your finds .... especially the chalkboard.... pretty and useful!

    Karen x

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