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Fun Summertime Finds...

I'm just back from a fun week of gathering with lots of family over the 4th at our family lakehome!  It was a time of re-connecting, sharing, fireworks, fishing, boating, swimming, eating, and naps in the hammock!  It has been a lovely summer here in Minnesota!
Thank you for your kind comments on my last post about our porch redecorating project!
I haven't shared any vintage finds for awhile, so thought I'd share some retro summer goodies with you today!  If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook (I'd love for you to join me!) you may already have seen this wonderful gameboard!  It was at a yard sale and I bought two others there as well! It is hanging on the brick wall in our kitchen at the lake.  I love the bright colors...

This puzzle is so cute!  I love the colors and the graphics, too!

Isn't this a cute little child's sand bucket?  Not something I see at the thrift store everyday!  I love the graphics and it's rusty patina...

I found some great tiki glasses and a spaghetti pitcher...

You know I love Americana...
these miniature Gadsden flags were a nice find...

as was this wonderful large folk art Washington triptych painting!  The artist painted the flag with 48 stars so it is post 1912.  From the age of the piece, I'm am guessing teens-20's era.  We have the flags and painting in our entryway now.

Have you had any lucky finds this summer?

Until next time...I hope you are enjoying summer while it lasts!


  1. You find the neatest treasures!

  2. Great find! I will pop over to your store. So glad that you had a wonderful time with family. Have a great week, Linda!

  3. GReat finds! I love the game board and would gladly hang it in my house too.

  4. Your game board has the most wonderful vivid colors, Linda! Great finds all around, especially that old painting!

  5. Wow, you did good! Love your game board, a perfect addition to your lake house. Love it all!!!

  6. Linda, I love your finds! I also enjoyed the fact that you have a lake home... 'hop on over and see our boat parade from the 4th on our lake as well, if you haven't yet. Your blog is "vintage fun!"

  7. How fun to spend the 4th at your lake house with family! The game board is perfect! Love all your finds, especially that great old painting! xo Karen

  8. A big family gathering sounds so fun. Miss having cousins, aunts, siblings, parents and grandparents. Love your gameboard and the little bucket very much, what charming finds. Have a lovely day, Pam in Norway xx

  9. Hi Linda, I checked out your porch post...looks nice and cozy! I'm looking forward to visiting on Friday! See you then, Faye

  10. Newbie to your blog! :) Wow, you have some great retro finds here! Great idea hanging the game board. And I love the little pail, too cute!

  11. Great finds, Linda! I especially love that first gameboard piece. How lucky you were to get away...sounds like you had a wonderful, relaxing time.

  12. Great found treasures Linda. I remember having a spaghetti pitcher and glasses to match growing up. Love that little pail too very cute. Have a great week end.

  13. You always find such amazing treasures in your neck of the woods! I'm off to look at the shop....

  14. I can still here the noise my little metal beach pail made when I moved the handle after many years of taking it to the beach. And that game board is fantastic.

  15. I love everything you found, lucky lady, but I sure wish I could find a few tin sand pails for my granddaughter to have at the lake I know they rust so we would keep them in good shape. Just so nostalgic!

    Family time is so special and on the's a little more relaxed and carefree than other holidays, don't you agree?

    Thanks for your nice comments---getting by slowly! ;-)

    Jane xx

  16. That little sand bucket is the most darling thing!

  17. You are such a great finder of interesting and beautiful things and items with real character. I love to see them:)

    No fab finds here..... although I did buy a lovely old green jug for my kitchen, £8.50 so not especially a bargain but I fell in love with the colour and shape, much cheaper and much nicer than buying new though :)

    Karen x

  18. The game board--love it! I'm following you on Instagram now ;)


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