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More Fun Finds and This and That...

I didn't go to any garage sales this week...too busy...but this morning I stopped by one of my favorite thrift stores to search for a few goodies.  I found a bunch of packages of vintage rick rack and seam binding~ I'm always a happy girl when I run into those!
This charming little Swedish wood cutting board is hand painted with an onion motif and the Swedish word for onion...

I always love when I find old hangers~ you can see a post I did about them last year here ...

This vintage hem marker, old Shakespeare book, dog playing cards and this leather key holder were all fun finds...

and look what was inside the key holder...

I love this repro of a 1920's ice cream tin, and this valve and piping~ which is destined for a future project!

This great little paddle will probably end up at the lake...look at the fun logo!

My favorite find of the day was this large rustic handled valve turning wheel~ very heavy and with a fabulous old patina, I'm looking forward to making something special with this (now I just have to think of what)!

Before I go, I thought I'd leave you with a few photos of what's new in the garden!  My lilies are beginning to bloom...

and our cherries are beginning to ripen!  These are sour pie cherries and make wonderful pie!  I like eating them plain, do the birds!

For those of you waiting for the last segment on the Bachman's Summer Ideas House~ I'll be posting it tomorrow!

I'm linking to Debbiedoos Garage Salen Party

Until next time...


  1. Some fabulous finds! Love that old rick rack, too. :) How fun!
    Your lilies are absolutely GORGEOUS!

  2. Wow! Those keys are awesome and can't wait to see what you do with that last find. Your flowers look great. It is sooo hot here.

  3. You did find some great stuff! What do you do with all the rick rack that you get? Do you use it, or display? I have some and not sure what to do with it. Wow, a real cherry tree! My cousins in Oregon have one too, and I posted a photo of a pie my cousin Kelly made with them...the pie is on my Photobucket slide show. I remember she used vodka in the crust. :-)

  4. Linda you had yet another successful venture out!!~ DO you ever not score? So far since I have known you the answer is no!~ My Grandfather used to carry that kind of wallet with his keys in it....what a neat find. Your flowers look awesome! Thanks for joining the party. Have a wonderful weekend.

  5. Wow...what great finds for a thrift store! Of course you know I love the sewing notions, I can't ever seem to get enough of those. In fact I bought a skirt marker this week too! I can't wait to see what you come up with for some of the always have great ideas.

  6. Hi Linda,
    Love the old keys, ric-rac and the pipe is interesting :)
    Lovely lilies..
    Did you have any damage from the storm last night..did you see how the sky was such a different color too?
    Deb :)

  7. Great finds! Love the ric rac and those keys are super cool too!

  8. You do have the best stuff!! I wish I could find things like you do ;)
    Enjoy your new finds!
    Hugs, Lisa

  9. You found some fun unique items. Can't wait to see what you do with that wheel thing.

  10. Linda I know I say it every time, but you really do find the best stuff! I need to come out your way for a little guided shopping tour! Your flowers are beautiful and those cherries look delicious!

    Kat :)

  11. Wow!! You did well!! I wish I had a thrift store nearby - but then again, maybe it's good that I don't!!

  12. Hi Linda
    I would get excited over the vintage rickrack and seam binding, too! And the paddle is so neat! I love vintage wooden hangers, too. You found some great treasures!

  13. Hi Linda, Fun finds as usual! The keys in the case were an unexpected but sweet surprise! I also enjoyed your house tour posts! Their ideas just blow me away, one after another~it's almost too much to take in!!! BTW Your daughter is lovely! Take care, Julie

  14. Wow Linda, you got some great old stuff! I always find things to re-do at goodwill, but you found some lovely vintage stuff that doesn't even need anything to be done with it...great finds! I LOVED that big wheel you found...just looks like it should be part of an old wishing well or fountain. You were a blessed girl to find the old keys in the keyholder too!
    Glad you liked my little trip to Ohio, we sure had fun....and got to rest a bit too, which is always nice. :)
    Hope you have a relaxing and blessed weekend!

  15. That key holder and keys reminds me of my dad. Funny, but when I saw it I could actually smell his workshop.
    Your lilies are beautiful, and you can send me some of those cherries anytime:-)Enjoy today! Vicki

  16. Alrighty now Linda...
    I missed my garage sales this weekend because I am enjoying staying HOME for just one weekend before I leave again...and I come here and GET ALL JEALOUS at your wonderful thrifty finds! oh geez you had a good run!
    I love the old seam thing...I've never seen one like that before but I love it! And those keys? Still in the holder? to die for!
    Girl...I think I'm putting you on top of my "jealous list" for today!
    Have a good weekend!!!! Enjoy your goodies! I'm sure you'll think of something awesome to do with that round valve thing....oh the possiblities!

  17. Linda, you sure found some neat the keys too and the tin...can't wait to see what you do with the wheel!


    PS. Love your beautiful flowers!

  18. You did good, girlfriend! All this at a thrift store! I found some old rickrack a couple of wekkends ago. What should I do with them? I'll check more of your blog and maybe find a suggestion.


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