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More Fun Finds and This and That...


We had our city-wide garage sales starting yesterday...the weather was wonderful, and the finds abundant!  We found LOTS of items for our upcoming vintage sales, but thought I would share some of them items that I decided to keep!  I just love the huge framed print above (it is much prettier in person!)- we are finishing our screen porch and covered patio area, into one large garden style three season room- and it is perfect for what I am looking for!  The photo below is from the screen porch section- it is something of a construction zone- but I still want to be able to relax out there while we are re-doing it!  The big print will probably be used in the dining area that we are making in the connected covered patio- French doors and windows are going in soon, and a deck will be going on the front...all a work in progress!

Another piece I decided to keep was a vintage window that had been frosted and hand-painted with leaves and a welcome sign, and this nice-sized architectural plaster piece.  These will probably end up in the porch or my foyer.

I found some fun pieces to take to the lake, where we decorate in a lodge style!  I LOVE this old pillow sham and elk rug...

Two dollars for the sham and a quarter for the rug!  I'll hang the rug on one of the walls...

and these charming serving trays...

I have been looking for a plate like this one with buffaloes for quite awhile~ my daughter kept one with wild boar...

Another goal I had this week was to find some pots to start a little herb garden~ I bought all three of these for $1.25!  Everything is growing so well right now, it's the perfect time to start them!

All of the gardens are lovely right now...another variety of lilacs began blooming today~ they are a later variety and much stronger scented...

My pugs, Sophie and Bailey enjoy joining me in the yard, too...

They don't care too much about my finds, though...

 I'm linking to-
Debbiedoos Garage Salen Sunday Party
Her Library Adventures- Flea Market Finds

Until next time...


  1. Not sure what I love more, your know I have one myself....or your finds....I will take both. My party is up Linda:) Enjoy!

  2. I love your doggies! Your new room is already gorgeous. I think you need to send me the pillow sham as I'm a Canadian. ;-)

    p.s. I love all your treasures too.

  3. Once again--great finds!! I especially love the trays with the eggs and feathers! Your sunroom looks good already-can't wait to see more! Love your sweet doggies-I miss ours...Take care, Julie

  4. Linda, truly great finds! Wow. Sweet pugs...seems they might just like the camera! ~ Angela

  5. Love all your found treasures. Your room is lovely now and I know it will be even better when finished.

  6. What great finds! I like the pillow sham and the flower pots. I have not had alot of luck lately.
    Your pugs are adorable.
    Enjoy your weekend!

  7. Your room will be wonderful, can't wait to see what you'll be doing there. What a great place to relax and entertain. and I love all your great lodge-y finds. That is such a fun style.

  8. What wonderful finds!! And your lush green gardens look so lovely and peaceful (:


  9. Super, super finds! My favorite finds are the serving trays . . . very, very pretty.

    And your porch is already lovely - I can't wait to see it finished.

  10. You *have* been finding lots of cool stuff! Yay! The best part is what you get to keep!

  11. Lovely finds. I especially like those serving trays - how pretty they are. Of course, the dogs win hands down for best finds - I see they like to snuffle around the yard just as my two do.

  12. Nice old window! It also looks like your dogs are hunting for treasures themselves.

  13. I love that .25 rug. Wowzer. So glad you found my blog and hope you will visit often. You are going to love your porch makeover. I love my screened porch.....which we really get to use for three seasons. It's usually full of guests eating outdoors on Thanksgiving. I have plans to repaint the floor next week, then I am going to stencil fern leafs on it. :) Hope you are having a super great weekend. xo

  14. These are amazing finds! I especially love your porch layout. Cozy yet very elegant. Thanks for sharing :)


  15. everything in lovely...and I can see why you like reading out on the porch! that sofa looks so inviting!

    i'll be right over...just have to get my current read....ciao!

    creative carmelina

  16. Linda, your porch, is wonderfull, I would love to own some myself,-and love all your finds.Have a great evening.
    Hugs, Dorthe

  17. Great stuff Linda! Love the serving trays and the welcome sign. The pugs are so cute, and I'm STILL loving all the "green!" LOL I'd never move from that screened in porch! :-) Have a great weekend.

  18. You will enjoy those herbs so much in the coming months. You have the most beautiful living space! So cozy looking. I ADORE the painting of the vintage watering cans. They're a favorite of mine.

  19. How fun, a city-wide garage sale! You found some great the egg tray! Your little pugs are so cute!

  20. Your little dogs look like they enjoy your garden. Love all the treasures you found. Mimi

  21. Hi Linda, I'm here from Debbie's party. Love the serving tray w/the eggs! And how fun to have found the pots for your herb gardening! I just bought some herbs to plant and am hoping my brown thumb will not kill them before I can harvest them for some of my recipes! LOL
    Your pugs are adorable....
    :-) Sue

  22. Great finds and your pugs are adorable!My son would go crazy for them. Hope you have a lovely Sunday!



  23. Wow, such great finds! I adore that buffalo plate; I have a thing for buffalos (go figure).
    Your pugs are adorable, my doxie walks along the stone edging of my garden, too; like he doesn't want to get his feet wet!

  24. Thanks so much Linda for stopping by...I've been visiting alot of great blogs, like yours, because I'm definetly loving the "look" of the decorating that I'm seeing on them, I'm so tired of the primitive look, I've been doing that style since 1983 and now it's time for a change:) I bought a some things and I'll have to paint some of my furniture but that's the fun part!
    Thanks again and I'll be the water can picture, what a find, and those trays are so neat.

  25. What great finds! I have never seen a buffalo plate before. Love the pillow sham! This is my 1st visit but not my last. P.S. Your porch looks inviting already!

  26. Wow, you found some GREAT stuff!

    Your pugs are adorable!!!

    Have a wonderful Sunday!

  27. Wow, the finds were indeed abundant! Nice that you found just what you were looking for too! Happy Herb Growing!

  28. Linda,
    Those pugs are about the cutest!! Love the feather & egg trays, they look like some from Target. Your previous post with all the finds. Lordy girl, you are the queen of junkin! There are quite a few items I'd love, like the slide box! Wow, I'm a box freak. And those store stamps. You must live in an awesome area for finds. I'll be checkin the shop to see if your hoarding or not. LOL Lisa

  29. wow so many great finds, especially love the welcome window just gorgeous

  30. Linda-
    How much fun would a city-wide garage sale be???? wow!
    Love you screened in porch. Oh, man...I can just imagine how wonderful it would be to sit there!!

  31. Your new home is amazing ... and filled with well loved goodies.

    My Flea Market Find

  32. Your sun room is so pretty - I love all the florals. Visiting from DebbieDoos.

  33. Wow, what awesome finds! Looks like you have a great eye!

  34. Wonderful finds, I used to have an elk rug just like that, sold it a long time those city-wides and love the painting, they will be awesome on your porch!

  35. Amazing finds! Love that frosted window and that print is so perfect for a screened porch (can't wait to see that transformation)!



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