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Fun Finds...And A Great Giveaway...

I had some great finds at the thrift store yesterday!  A vintage group photo is always a find, and with the old canteen I found, makes a perfect vignette...

Look at this great old light fixture...

some test tubes in a rack...

and a fun old book.

This vintage velvet bow and feather once adorned a woman's hat!

A vintage French book always comes home with me...

I love the fun pages...

My favorite finds are these charming vintage velvet fruit pincushions... I think they would be lovely gathered in a bowl or basket... 

and this wonderful old French Flow Blue Bowl!  Far from perfect...but it is mine...

Another wonderful find this week is - the Card Keyper- from Suzanne of Privet and Holly!  She is having a great GIVEAWAY to launch her Etsy Shop and the great card organizer she and her mother created!  She is giving away THREE of them, so your odds are good!  I love mine...keeps all my rewards and member cards organized and right at hand when I need them!  She also includes a special punch and cute charms!  I know you will love it, too!  You can click on the photo below to visit her blog and enter the giveaway!

Until next time...hope your weekend is full of fun finds, too!


  1. my goodness, I would really love to browse around a thrift in your town.
    You get some amazing goods!

  2. That french flow blue bowl is beyond fantastic. Everything you found was so great. Shopping envy here (just a tiny little bit).

  3. Great find Linda. Today my husband was off, and we just came home. We had a great day of fun finds too!

  4. Wow - you scored lots of wonderful goodies! I just left the thrift store and spent way more than I intended, but do love everything I got!

    Angie @ Knick of Time

  5. Wow now that is a great thrift store.

  6. Oh yes you did hit the jackpot at the Thrift store! Woo-Hoo!! Great finds!!!

  7. Great finds, Linda! Love the photo and the flow blue bowl. Thanks for the giveaway tip; looks like a practical product!

  8. You did great oh my gosh that bowl is to die for!! Di@cottage-wishes

  9. I love those test tubes but don't have a clue as to what to do with them!

  10. You have the most amazing luck when shopping! LOVE your finds. :)

  11. Wow! You got some "finds", girl! I love that flow blue bowl and your French book. Everything looks like it is amazing! xo Diana

  12. Oh, those test tubes! When I started my first job as a lab tech over 32 yrs ago, we actually used those glass washable test tubes. It seems like a lifetime ago. Now everything is disposable.

    The velvet pincushions are so beautifully faded. Mmmm.

  13. The book about the "Boy Fish" looks ... um ... interesting!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

  14. These are great finds, Linda. My favorite might be the fruit pincushions. Such colorful fun!

  15. Not only do you find
    the greatest treasures,
    but YOU are a treasure,
    as well, Linda! Thank you
    for including my new venture
    in this fabulous post and so
    glad you like it!

    xx Suzanne

  16. Good hunting this week huh? LOVE that French dish!

  17. I like group photos a lot and have two that need framing. I enjoy the way you shop.

  18. Loved seeing your thrifty finds, Linda. I love the vegetable pincushions. And the Flow Blue dish is lovely. I got some nice linens at an estate sale today. It's always such fun to give castoffs a new life. Have a good weekend.

  19. I need to go thrifting at your found some great items!!

  20. I love your finds.

    The group photograph is amazing.... and the bowl.... it IS perfect!


  21. that lamp is terrific, what great finds! you've got the luck for sure:)

  22. Linda, you hit pay dirt with all your finds! I am particularily fond of that light fixture. Will you be putting that at your cottage? Ann

  23. I love all your finds! Wow! My favorite is the velvet bow! I love that card keeper and I entered her giveaway!

  24. such wonderful finds! i am in love with the test tubes!!! great job! so glad you dropped by for a visit -- now i am your newest follower : ) i have to tell you those two little puggies own my heart just with one glance -- i mean HOW CUTE ARE THEY -- please give them a big doxie hugs from all of us here at the cottage market!!! hugs...

  25. You always find the BEST little treasures!
    Have a fabulous day,

  26. Linda,
    I love those treasures especially, the photo!! Great finds.
    Thanks for stopping by... I think I'll finish the lamp shade :)
    Thanks for your input Friend!
    xxx Liz

  27. Hi Linda,
    I have been trying to leave a message on here for 2 days!!! Yay! I finally can...I love all your vintage finds...You are amazing!!! XO Cindy

  28. Hi Linda, found you over at All Thinks Home, great blog you have so I started following you. very nice finds.


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