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Fun Finds...

Aren't those little spools eye candy?  I did a little antiquing and thrifting this week and thought I'd share some of the goodies!  I found this great old box of spools at Haupt Antiek Market.  Deb travels Europe for goodies, and I love this one!  

The graphics are so great!

Another antiquing find this week was this sweet little Italian tole candle holder...I love its chippy shabby look...

and the faded lilies...  It's in my White Lilac Cottage etsy shop, if you are interested!

I love this gorgeous antiquing find~ a vintage French-style tole bouillotte lamp!

  From its beautiful wreath finial...

hand painted decoration,

reticulated top edge, and chippy's a beauty!  Pieces like this have a way of ending up in my own house...

 I was really attracted to this old piano leg!  I love the styling and the wonderful old patina...

Beautiful alligatoring...

 I had some fun thrift store finds, too!  This vintage candy tin from Dublin, Ireland has great graphics and the shamrock decorated lid edge is perfect for St. Patrick's Day!

Old books are always a favorite thrift store find!  These are leatherbound with great covers...

"A Tale of Two Cities" by Dickens...

Lots of fun finds this week, and I'll be adding new items into all three of my etsy shops, so hope you'll stop by- there are links on my sidebar!

I am joining Linda at Coastal Charm's Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Kim at Savvy Southern Style's Wow Us Wednesday

Until next time...


  1. You found some real great pieces this week. I'm anxious to see what you do with the thread. Lamp is lovely.

  2. Looks like shopping was fun. My fav is the little threads, those are too cute.


  3. Those little spools of thread are so cute but I love the old lamp the best. How can you part with this stuff???

  4. Love your finds Linda. The little spools of thread are really great.


  5. Love your finds this week, especially the box of thread from Holland, and that wonderful finial on the lamp.

  6. Woo-Hoo...great finds!!!!! I want to go shopping with you!

  7. Great finds, but my favorite is the candleholder. It looks like spring to me.

  8. I'm afraid it will all be gone!! But then I see what you find and I'm OK again. Great finds!!

  9. Oh, you got some goodies! Love the graphics on the spool box.

  10. You found some wonderful treasures!!! Love,love,love that tole candleholder...just divine :o)

  11. I love her shop! I used to never miss a single month when she was in Rosemount but now it's just a little bit too far, I haven't been there in ages. It would have been so much fun to run into you! Maybe one of these times we will. You found some very cool things!

  12. I like the boxes the little threads are in.

  13. Oh I love it definitely know awesome things when you see them!


  14. Looks like you had a very successful shopping weekend!! I love, love, love the box of threads!!

  15. You did find some great things, but I really love those spools!

    Angie @ Knick of Time

  16. Linda,
    You found some wonderful goodies...LOVE the old thread! Now following with linky followers.


  17. Oh my goodness, I love those spools! I've never been to that Haupt Antiek Market, but I just looked at their website or something the other day. I think there was a link to it from the Buffalo Nickel. I visited that shop last week. Have you ever been there? I felt like I was driving forever.

  18. I love seeing what you go home with... I wonder what you will do with the beautiful piano leg?

    Love the spools and especially the gorgeous old books.

    Have a good week


  19. Dear Linda, the lamp is FANTASTIC -I would have kept it close, too-
    But the little spools are also so wonderful, -and all you found were great and so beautiful things- congratulations- you have been so lucky.

  20. Wow, you found some great stuff, I love vintage items so much. One day I really must come down to your neck of the woods and go to some of the places that you frequent.
    Hugs, Cindy

  21. You and I would get along so well. I love to go antiquing and thrifting. You found some absolutely splendid items. That piano leg looks like something great could become of that. And the spools from France. "magnifique!" ( I don't even know if that is a real French word or not, but you get the picture right?)

  22. Gosh that brought
    back some fun memories
    of our junking day on
    Thursday! I bet all of
    those things FLY out of
    your sweet shops : ) And
    how great were your thrift
    finds, too? SCORE!

    xx Suzanne

  23. I love every one of your finds. One of these days, I'm going to make the trek from Nebraska to the Haupt Market. I subscribe to their emails and drool every time I receive one.

  24. Oh you did find some great stuff ~ love the books!

  25. All such cute stuff! Looks like you hit the mother lode!

  26. You always find the best stuff! Love that lamp. Mimi

  27. You had me at that piano leg! I love all your finds, though! Thanks for the inspiration.


  28. What an awesome shopping cart you came home with. I adore those little spools and that candle holder is so sweet.

  29. Linda you find the best stuff! I collect bouillotte lamps so just in case you want to let go?....*hint hint* Those french spools made my heart skip a beat! How cool are they? I love the piano leg too! So many things it could be re-purposed for! What will you do with it? Vanna

  30. Wow. You did great, Linda. I don't know what I love best. The French thread is wonderful and I also love the little jar with with the shamrocks around the top ... oh, and the candle holder. I'm starting to get thrift store withdrawal with being tied up with my parents so much lately. Maybe I'll sneak away this afternoon ...
    Lynn at Cottage and Creek

  31. Oh Linda! You Folks Back in the Midwest sure have Amazing Antiques!I have to say the Spools of Thread are my Favorite! I don't know what it is about Antique Sewing Pieces!
    Thank You for your Sweet Visit!
    Have a Wonderful Weekend!

  32. Hi Linda,
    I haven't been to Deb's for awhile! Nice finds!
    Have a great weekend! Thanks for visiting me!


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