Fun Thrift Store Finds...and So Close To Amazing

So much going on in the world right now...hurricanes, wildfires...hard times for families.  I am grateful the last two weeks to have been able to spend some time with my mother, who was visiting us.  We have had fun family gatherings and we even traveled to a family birthday party where I reconnected
 with lots of relatives I hadn't seen in many, many years! 

We are keeping those in harm's way in our prayers.

Today I thought I'd share a few fun finds that I found 
while introducing my mom to a couple of my favorite thrift stores! 
I love this unusual round picnic/sewing basket!  
It has beautiful details...


Fun Thrift Store Finds- Itsy Bits And Pieces





Fun Thrift Store Finds- Itsy Bits And Pieces

Fun Thrift Store Finds- Itsy Bits And Pieces

Fun Thrift Store Finds- Itsy Bits And Pieces


Fun Thrift Store Finds- Itsy Bits And Pieces


This black suitcase is a keeper!  
I love the silver hardware and leather-covered handle...

Fun Thrift Store Finds- Itsy Bits And Pieces

and look at the lining...LOVE.

Fun Thrift Store Finds- Itsy Bits And Pieces

Fun Thrift Store Finds- Itsy Bits And Pieces

This wood sewing box is in such lovely condition.

Fun Thrift Store Finds- Itsy Bits And Pieces

{SOLD}

Fun Thrift Store Finds- Itsy Bits And Pieces

Fun Thrift Store Finds- Itsy Bits And Pieces

Fun Thrift Store Finds- Itsy Bits And Pieces

I have been on the hunt for handmade pottery lately...this piece is perfect.

Fun Thrift Store Finds- Itsy Bits And Pieces

Fun Thrift Store Finds- Itsy Bits And Pieces

Finally, I found this wonderful Italian tole gilt lilies lamp. 
It still has the metal "Made in Italy" tag.

Fun Thrift Store Finds- Itsy Bits And Pieces

Fun Thrift Store Finds- Itsy Bits And Pieces

Before I go, I wanted to share a wonderful book from the ever-so-talented KariAnne Wood of the blog Thistlewood Farms
So Close To Amazing (affiliate link) was launched this week 
with great anticipation and wonderful reviews.
Karianne is funny, sweet, and her book will touch your heart and make you laugh!
I purchased the copy you see and all opinions are my own.  
Congratulations, KariAnne!  



Until next time...

11 comments

  1. It's wonderful that you were able to spend some time with your mom and family members you hadn't seen in a while.
    You found some lovely treasures. The picknick basket is my favorite but I also like the suitcase and the pottery piece very much.
    Have a wonderful weekend, Linda!
    xo Julia

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  2. How nice that you can go thrifting with your Mom! You found some fabulous stuff. Old suitcases are one of my many weaknesses. And that basket is fantastic. Makes me want to get out and hunt!

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  3. It does seem like the whole world is exploding all at once right now doesn't it. Loving your finds, especially the black pottery. Just in time for Halloween!

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  4. How fun to be able to visit family and go thrifting with your mom! Looks like you found some great things! I had a sewing box like the one you found. It was great for all the thread and stuff.
    I love KariAnne's book too! So much fun and so sweet.
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend.
    Cecilia

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  5. Great finds especially the basket and the suitcase. I've spent the week fretting about Irma. My daughter lives in south Florida and she finally got to my house about noon today. Thank heaven!

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  6. Oh---that basket! I love it. I know you showed your mom a fantastic time, cherish these moments.

    I just ordered KariAnne's book. She is so sweet, honest and the real deal. I wish her much success!

    Jane x

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  7. So fun that you got to take your mom thrifting, Linda :) Lovely finds--I especially enjoyed seeing the round sewing basket--that should sell quickly!

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  8. How nice that you got to visit with your mom, Linda! Love the basket and the sewing box! Blessings, Cecilia

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  9. Thrifting with your Mom sounds so fun and you found some wonderful treasures! I used to have a sewing box just like that one. I love the basket and the book looks so interesting! xx Karen

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  10. glad you had time with your mom and relatives, Linda. it's so important to keep those family connections alive. LOVE that amazing black suitcase/attache, they are a little weakness of mine!

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  11. Lovely to hear you had such a nice time with your mom visiting.

    Beautiful finds Linda, I especially love that light. Very special.

    Kx

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