Fun Thrift Store Finds...and a Very Simple Project...

Time for a few fun finds!  After a busy week, my husband and I took advantage of a free day and visited some thrift stores!  
It's always fun...and we found a few goodies...
like these three little pewter candleholders!



And how about this tray?


JUST KIDDING...
all this 90's goodness...


But I loved the patina on the wood...and painting the tray surface with chalkboard paint transformed it!


This little wooden peel is hanging in our house now...


and I always love finding big, beautiful baskets.


I love the twisted handle...





It won't be long until the garage sales start here again!  I can't wait!  Have you had any fun finds this week?

I am joining~

Until next time...

38 comments

  1. You always find the best treasures, Linda! The chalkboard paint totally transformed that tray and I especially love the lidded basket. I am looking forward to garage sales starting up soon too. Have a great start to your week!

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  2. What an unusual basket! I always love your finds. Over the weekend I was reading a gardening magazine and saw your name as the photographer who took the photos from the Bachman house. Congrats my friend!
    Brenda

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  3. You always find the coolest stuff - love, love, love that picnic basket - drooling!!

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  4. Love the baskets and the peel. Great finds!

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  5. We went thrifting yesterday and found a few goodies! One is a very old wood and metal croquet rack with the mallets and wickets. I also found a frame to chalkboard and mount to my pantry door - joy! My best find was a book to go with a CD set for music appreciation (homeschool). That was an amazing blessing since I had just organized our CDs and saw I was missing the book. I love your basket with the twisted handle. I'm always on the lookout for interesting baskets too.

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    1. Sounds like wonderful finds...it's always great to find something you've been needing!

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  6. Oh absolutely I've had some Finds... most of which will end up in my Showrooms since I'm trying valiantly not to be such of a Human Magpie at Home! Loving your first Image with the Print of various Eggs! Happy Spring... Dawn... The Bohemian

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  7. Great finds--love what you did with the tray

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  8. You covered up the ducks!!! How dare you :)

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  9. great haul the basket is so cute great job on upcycling the tray thanks for sharing have a great week

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  10. You must have some great thrift shops around you, Linda--I never find anything this cool! I love that you painted the tray, very smart and it's so cute. The basket handle had me at Hello!

    Great job!

    Jane

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  11. Great finds again, Linda! The tray looks quite different from the way you found it. What a transformation! And those baskets are wonderful. I haven't been thrifting for ages, but baskets are something I always look for.

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  12. Wonderful finds, Linda! The tray looks great now and I love the baskets.

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  13. Gotta love those baskets! I took one look at that duck tray and knew you'd do something wonderful with it.

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  14. Great finds - just love the baskets - the one with the twisted handle is amazing! Happy Tuesday!

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  15. Love that basket with the twisted handle and the pewter candlesticks!

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  16. You must have a great thrift store. These items are great!

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    1. Thank you! We do seem to have great thrift stores around here!

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  17. Your pewter candlesticks look gorgeous in your lovely room, Linda! I love the chalkboard tray idea, too <3 You always find the prettiest things or make them pretty! The baskets are wonderful. Fun finds today! xx Karen

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  18. Oh boy do you live far enuf away from western CO? Love your picnic basket and twisted handle basket, would love to have them. Am always admiring what people find at their thrift stores, such fun.
    Last week we found nice sturdy 6 drawer dresser to make tv stand with at our local thrift store ($20). Wanted higher stand and rustic one so we will redo the dresser. Have already sanded it, bought paint, took two top drawers out to put shelf in for dvd player and got some good sturdy casters so will be easier to move it. Since will be using 4 drawers for storage of some of my "stuff" we got little bigger sturdier casters.
    Hubs was against putting casters on dresser but I left him mull idea over without trying to persuade him and we went shopping for casters yesterday way across town. Casters at Harbor freight are so much more affordable and better quality for money. Of course hubs found couple other things he had to have while there plus we had lunch close by.
    Happy for you in your finds. I always enjoy finding affordable thrift items more than brand new things. Happy rest of week

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    1. Your TV stand will be wonderful! I love thrifting!

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  19. The baskets are fabulous! I love everything else too. I just posted some new finds and today I went to Goodwill and found more great stuff. Can't get enough of thrifting!

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  20. Yikes.... I just realised how much I'd love a wicker basket!

    Ha the 1990s ;)

    Great finds again Linda

    Karen x

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  21. Great finds! Love love love the picnic basket and the way you transformed the tray!

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  22. Hi Linda,
    I just stopped over from Comfy Home and when I saw the chicken wire cupboard, I knew I'd found a new blog to follow as I'm building one in the basement from an old wooden shallow barn cabinet. I'm all done except for installing the chicken wire. Can't wait to explore your posts. I saw that you have been blogging since 2008, so I might not get to every one but I'll enjoy what I find.
    Ginene

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  23. One can never have enough trays or baskets! Great finds...garage sales all weekend around here! Yay!

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  24. You found some great things! Thanks for sharing at Thoughts of Home on Thursday!

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  25. I am always in awe of the finds some of you talented Ladies find and of course this basket is just amazingly beautiful.
    Thank you so much for sharing this inspiration with us today at Thoughts Of Home On Thursday!
    Jemma

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  26. Ooooh the baskets are my favorites but all in all a great haul. sb

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  27. Linda these are truly fantastic finds! Your post is such a happy addition to Thoughts of Home on Thursday. Thank you SO much for sharing the joy.
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  28. I love your finds. I thought the tray was funny! Before I read further I was thinking, is she nuts! Just kidding. I love the makeover of the tray. Have a great weekend.

    xo Dianne

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  29. I love all your treasures, especially the baskets. I have a weak spot for those too. The twisted handle is interesting.

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  30. The square basket is fabulous. I see some picnics in its future.
    Amalia
    xo

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  31. You had me going there for a moment when you shared that duck tray! Ha! I like your version better. My subdivision is participating in a garage sale later this month. April seems to be the kick-off month doesn't it?

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  32. I find myself looking at the thrift store things always thinking "can I paint that?". If the answer is yes it usually comes home with me.

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  33. You found some killer deals. I'm ready for the garage sales to start.

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  34. Wonderful baskets.... and I love your make over of the duck tray!!
    Helen xox

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  35. Great finds, Linda! Was out all day antiquing and found some fun things for the shop. I am trying to purge these days. Buying for shop but not for ME!
    Miss our trips to MN. Hope you are well and getting through the long winter. Spring is here! :)
    xoxoxox

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