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Some Fun Finds...

With the holiday weekend, there weren't too many garage sales around here this week, so my son and I visited some thrift stores instead!  I always love finding vintage metal trophies~ so kitschy~ and it's fun using the tops in art projects!
 Vintage maps are great for their graphic look~ this one is from a National Forest...

One of my favorite finds this week is this little 1945 Scottish souvenir book~ the inside features the different tartans of the clans...

Look at this great salt glaze jug...

and this wonderful old book my son found for me~ Farm Ballads!  The wonderful gray color and gilt design is so pretty~ this is going on my mantle for fall! 

Look at this lovely inscription...

This is a lovely old Ralph Waldo Emerson book...

This group of little 6" bottles will be fun to alter!

Another fun find was this set of lighter weight tole floral candle sconces~ they have a charming shabby cottage feel...

I am linking to Debbiedoos Garage Salen Party

Hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend! 

Until next time...


  1. The book with the gilded cover is a great find. Enjoy!

  2. You had some great finds this week, I'm lovin' that Scottish clans and tartans book! I'm such a fan of tartan plaid. Have a wonderful weekend!

  3. Okay, I'm trying not to do the green with envy thing, but, gosh, you sure know how to shop!!!

  4. Fun thrifty finds! Love the old books!

  5. Great finds. Especially the old jug.

  6. Love the jug and the old books. olive

  7. COOL finds Linda. Hey if you ever want to sell that Scottish book let me know...I have very good friend who is scottish and loves all that kind of stuff...she would adore that book:)

  8. Hi Linda,
    Great finds...I haven't been thrifting all summer and am dying to go!
    happy day!

  9. You find the coolest stuff at your thrift stores. I love the trophies, the map and the books. Love it all!

  10. Hi Linda
    You always seem to find the greatest treasures! My very favorite are the candle sconces! They are oh, so shabby and oh, so me!! Have a great weekend :)

  11. I am the world's BIGGEST lover of old books! What great finds! :) And those sconces....well, they're gorgeous. I could have so much fun going shopping with you! I think you'd be a terrific good luck charm! :)

  12. YOu found some great things!! Love to read inscriptions in books. Fun treasures.

  13. Yup, you are my junking hero! Find me a trophy loving cup, 'kay?

    Hope your long weekend is full of adventure and fun!

  14. Hi Linda, I still get a kick out of the fact that your son goes out with you thrifting!! Love it!! Great finds--Love the sepia tone of the map and am madly in love with that Farm Ballads book-Just Gorgeous!! Hope you are having a good weekend! Hugs, Julie

  15. Great finds I have got to get my butt out of bed that would be the problem!! I am always on the lookout for old books.


  16. My favorite is the book with the inscription. I love vintage handwriting! You should come to my house. If I could talk my husband out of them, I would be glad to give you all his old softball trophies taking up room in my attic!!!!

  17. Great finds Linda, love that old jug the best!

  18. Linda, I got my package on Friday. THANK YOU SOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH! It was so super sweet of you to send me those goodies! I did a post about it today. I hope you will go visit & see what I said. Also, I hope you get some new visitors to your blog too. Again, thank you sweet friend. HUGS! Charlene

  19. Oh I love it all....and the bottles are fantastic for altering too!! I am such a "book" person, I would have jumped for joy to find those too!!!

  20. Great finds! I love the inscription in the old farm ballad book.


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