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More Fun Finds and Blogging Friends...

I had a lot of fun going to garage sales and thrift stores today!   My favorite find was this graphic coffee cup rack~ I love how it looks against the red shutters~ and it's nice to have coffee cups right at hand, too!
Most of our finds this week were for our upcoming antique sales~ we found quite a few great old wood crates and boxes that will be used in displays...

I love this rustic old crate with an Ohio name ...

Look at the charming vintage chippy metal pieces~ I want to use them as part of a BIG clock face...

I thought this set of vintage paint by numbers were colorful and fun...the elderly woman I purchased them from told me she painted them herself many years ago!  I love knowing the history of a piece!

I also found these vintage French books...

some souvenir spoons...

and some lovely old spindles on which I'll wrap vintage ribbon or lace...

Also today I received a WONDERFUL purchase from Julie of junkinjulie !  Look at these awesome, huge, rustic galvanized funnels!  I am planning to do some projects with these~ my daughter wanted to take them and turn them into hanging light fixtures, so we'll see how they end up!

Julie is the sweetest blogging friend~ she sent me these wonderful goodies, too!  I just LOVE them all~ THANK YOU, Julie!

Earlier this month, I attended the Junkmarket /Art and Architecture Show in Minneapolis!  It was full of wonderful junk creations, vintage, and antiques and it was fun to meet some of the Junkmarket contributors there.  Unfortunately, I forgot my camera (still can't believe I did that...) but my daughter snapped this one  with Kathy of Sylvias Vintage Daughter and Janis of junkdreams and me.  It was SO nice to meet these sweet women whose blogs I enjoy!

I am linking to Debbiedoos Garage Salen Party
and Her Library Adventures Flea Market Finds 

Until next time...


  1. Hi Linda! Great finds...I love the wooden crates. Are they the kind that holds old record albums? I would love to find some of those for my hubby's collection, right now they are just sitting on the floor. The spindles are great too, I haven't been able to find those here in Vegas yet. Love your daughter's idea with the funnels, they would look great as lights! Have a great weekend, I am so looking forward to a few days off! :-)

  2. Great finds, Linda. Your coffee sign is delightful. You KNOW how I feel about my coffee :) All your other great finds are super, too!

  3. Linda I love everything, don't really know which is my favorite find. The crates are super cool, those are hard to find, we found one and have it outside by our firepit for a table. The spoons, very cool, and the coffee sign does look fantastic against the red shutters...and so useful. Thanks for joining in on the party. Have a wonderful, safe Holiday weekend.

  4. great stuff again! The funnels-turned lights would probably be a great hit-they're the rage now! I loved how you put the white rub-ons on a chalkboard-I'm storing that idea!
    have a great weekend!

  5. Hi Linda,
    It was fun to see a picture of you, Kathy and Janis. I follow all of your blogs so I love to put names and faces together. What fun to meet fellow bloggers. I am going to have to make a trip to Minnesota soon. We still have good friends who live in the Minneapolis area and it would be fun to visit them and then sneak in a shopping trip with you and your find such amazing stuff!
    Have a great weekend.

  6. Such fabulous pieces as always Linda love those chippy metal bits they will look fantastic on a huge clock face, and the funnels into lights what great ideas!

  7. Hi Miss Linda...
    What wonderful finds you got at your garage sales!!! My favorite is the cool old wooden crates with the original graphics on them...what a great score!!! You are so right, they will be fabulous for making a vintage display. Thank for being such a sweet friend to me, you are just soooo special!
    Happy Memorial Day my friend,

  8. Hi Linda, Great finds once again~I especially love the huge clock hands and the Swift box! I think the funnels would make great light fixtures but I'm sure whatever you come up with will be great!! I'm SOOOO glad you liked the things I sent you, it was fun putting them together! And I love the pic of you with the other ladies~I follow one and may the other one too~Thanks for sharing! Look forward to more!! Love, Julie

  9. Hello Linda,

    Such wonderfull stuff again,-love the spindles, and woden crates very much.
    And the gift you recieved from your friend, are so gorgeus,-the
    funnels are just great.
    Happy sunday, dear.

  10. Some really great finds there!! I love the wooden crates! Such great displays. The coffee sign is wonderful I would love one like that. Enjoy your weekend!

  11. Linda, look at all those goodies. Love the old crates. I have been noticing a lot of those old spools at all different prices. One booth had big ones for only $3 each and I wish I had bought them. He said he had about 60 more at home so hopefully he will bring them to the store. I went to a booth yesterday at a different flea market and they wanted $12 and up each. Not paying that much. Hope your weekend is great!

  12. I love the paint by numbers! I've heard that in the US they are actually auctioned! I keep my eyes out here, but I think most of them end up in the tip! Great idea for the funnels...I think I have acouple hanging around the place...hmmm

  13. ooh we just put hooks in our kitchen for cups 2 nights ago and they are so functional. We love them too. Nice finds x

  14. Oh what goodies!! My mom has a collection of funnels. She is trying to get them in a graduated set and stack them to look like a tree! Her collection is coming along slowly. Glad you had fun!
    Hugs, Lisa

  15. Hey Linda,
    You found some great stuff!!I am having trouble getting back into the posting & blogging world! Glad to see the picture of two of my fav's.
    smiles, alice

  16. Wow, what a lot of brilliant finds you have! I especially love the coffee sign!

  17. Those clock hands will be beautiful! Oh I am so jealous that you found those.

  18. the nicest thing i got from your post was your daughter sharing your love for vintage as well. i love her idea for turning the funnels into light fittings. they'll look great.

    My Flea Market Find

  19. gee you really scored this week. too many great things to mention, but I have a soft spot for the spoons.

  20. You have found some terrific goodies. The crates will make wonderful displaya - can't wait to see what you do witht he rest of the stuff!

  21. What great finds! I love the coffee sign!

  22. Hi Linda, I'm loving all your finds! It's hard to know where to start, there are so many treasures. I love the crates the best I think. I'm thrilled to have found your blog, it's fantastic. Added to which my husband comes from Minneapolis, well via Sweden & Wisconsin, although he is now an Australian! We visited Minneapolis years ago and I loved it. Can't wait to come back. I hope to see you again in blogland, it's been a real treat xo

  23. adore the vintage painting by numbers

  24. Oh Linda! i can see how much fun you had...from all of your great finds!

    don't ya just love a fruitful outing like that...the coffee rack the funnels...the crates, oh my! and those spindles...i can just picture them all wrapped in laces....yummmmmmmmmy!

    it would be so much fun to go out with you....

    ciao bella
    creative carmelina

  25. You got funnels, hooray!
    Now you can do those cool projects like the ones in the Flea market Style magazine. :-)

    Great finds!

    Have a wonderful Sunday!

  26. Great finds! My bet is on your daughter getting the lights! I can't believe you forgot your camera, I would have loved to go, these are two of my fav ladies on JMS... Thanks for the kind words about my post, so your a Air Force Brat! Lezlee

  27. What fun finds!The coffee sign is my favorite!
    Have a pretty day,

  28. Linda, Thank you so much for visiting my bog, leaving a message and following me! I hear you! Yes, it's taking me longer too.
    Have a pretty day!

  29. I got a few fun things this weekend too. Love all your treasures. Mimi

  30. Linda I can't believe all that great stuff you found! I love the metal pieces for your clock and all of those wooden crates - I'm always on the hunt for those. But that coffee rack is my favorite!

  31. Wow, love the crates and the funnels. It looks like your display is going to be amazing.

    Although how you can part with any of your treasures is beyond me.

    Linking up from Debbie's. I really enjoyed your finds!

  32. Wonderful finds as always! I really love those huge galvanized funnels! I think they'd make neat light fixtures and can't wait to see what you do with them!


  33. Oh my! girl you found all kinds of cool things!


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