Sunday, April 13, 2014

Weekend Finds + A Giveaway

I was thinking to myself earlier this week, how will I ever be able to top last week's ridiculous suitcase haul?  Thanks Amy for featuring my haul... and the many others of you who shared my pictures from my facebook page... there are too many of you to list, but know that it is always appreciated.

The garage sales were still few and far between.  I came out of a couple empty-handed.  I am convinced that the more poorly worded your garage sale ad is, the more likely I'm going to score some GOOD JUNK.  So, let's see what I picked up this weekend.

This cabinet is from one of those aforementioned poorly worded garage sales.  One of those sales that listed "old typewriter" and I knew I had to be there as soon as they opened their doors.  Of course "old typewriter" was something similar to what I used as a kid growing up in the 90s. It had elctronic settings and plugged into the wall.  I was rather disappointed until I spied this cabinet, which had a price tag of $4.  How could I say no?  It will be used as a display piece once it gets a face life.  I had to wipe spiderwebs off the bottom before it could be fully loaded in my truck.  I walked back up to ask if I could throw away the paper towel and I spied these...

Simple, but beautiful stained-glass windows that they had saved from a house long, long ago.

These were the rest of the non-holiday finds.  

An old phone and a chalkware Virgin Mary.  She was a little rough around the edges and had been touched up in a couple of spots, but I knew she had potential (I owe my knowledge on these to Gina).

A weirdo clippy thing that I will use to display postcards or pictures, a lard tin, an Old Spice shaving mug, an ironstone platter, 2 art deco light covers, 2 floral frogs, and 2 cookie cutters.

The holiday finds were this (hand made) Santa face pitcher that will match all my mugs and these Lefton holly berry mugs.

Well, that's it for the finds, which brings me back to my original question: how am I going to top last week?  And then it hit me.  I owe you guys a giveaway!

Included in the giveaway is everything pictured above: 2 vintage embroidered linens, 7 unused vintage mini spring cards, an adorable vintage Easter postcard, a mini vintage Easter card, 6 Dennison spring gummed labels, a pair of vintage souvenir S&P shakers from Indiana, a cute little vintage plastic deer, and a vintage Si-Nax bottle from Indianapolis, Indiana.  (I tried to keep this giveaway springy with a few vintage items from where I'm from.)

To enter you must:
  1. Follow my blog and leave me a comment telling me what platform you follow me on.  Example: I follow you on Bloglovin'!
  2. Follow me on Facebook (from your personal page) and leave me another comment telling me that you do.
This will guarantee you 2 entries. For an extra 3 entries write about this giveaway on your blog and leave a comment with a link to the post.

This giveaway is open to the US and Canada until Friday.  I will contact the winner next weekend by email.  GOOD LUCK!

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As usual, I'm linking to:
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Junkin Joe
We Call it Olde
Thrifty Things Friday


  1. Leslie:
    I follow via email.

  2. Glad you found some goodies. Cute things you put together for your giveaway. I follow you on Bloglovin.

    xo Danielle

  3. Gina is the queen of vintage religious statues - I always think of her when I see one. Love those stained glass windows! They are beautiful.

  4. I follow you on Bloglovin. LOVE the stained glass windows. Nice weekend scores.

  5. And I just started following you on Facebook :)

  6. love your finds. I added you to my blogger reading list and liked you on fb (becky pries)

  7. I also posted your giveaway on my FB page To The Toy Box and Beyond

  8. What great finds again!! Love those pretty windows!! Such a sweet and generous giveaway!! :) Fingers crossed! Happy Sunday! xo Holly { }

  9. Wow you really scored this weekend! Believe it or not, I still use a telephone exactly like the one you bought. It is the first phone I got when I got married 34 years ago and it's still in our bedroom! That Santa pitcher is awesome! Love it!



  10. I follow you on Bloglovin!

    You did pretty good this weekend. But I agree, that suitcase haul will be super hard to top. Unless you find someone who love to collect never before used vintage Pyrex and Jadeite in the original boxes. That would be the ultimate score. :-)

    Have an awesome week!


  11. That Santa pitcher is terrifying! Ok, so I'm pretty sure I follow you on bloglovin', if not I will. I'm a FB friend too. I'm so excited for your bitchin' hauls lately! Kicking ass and taking names my friend.

  12. Cute giveaway! You are welcome to share it at the Bacon Time Anything Goes linky.

  13. Love that Santa pitcher!!

    Thanks for the chance to win some goodies!!!

  14. Thanks for a chance at a fun giveaway. I follow you on Bloglovin'

  15. I also followed your fb page.

  16. I thought the load of suitcases were my favorites, but love those windows! I entered your giveaway - I love vintage paper stuff so much.

  17. Thanks so much for visiting me this morning and commenting on my vintage finds :) I did a post on your giveway; you can see it here

  18. Hi Melissa, Diana at Adirondack Girl (^) sent me over here - I told her you had me at linens! My sisters and I comprise Panoply, where I blog, and I've started following yours, having added it to my reading list roll. Each post should now come to me as you share. Thanks for the chances, and I look forward to sharing antiquing & vintage treasure hunts, along with other random subjects, with you!
    Rita C at Panoply

  19. Love, love, love the stained glass windows! You find the best stuff, girl! Thank you for sharing this at History and Home this week. Take care - Dawn @ We Call It

  20. Great finds! Love the gorgeous stained glass windows. How do you plan to use them?

  21. Oooooohhhhh I'm dying for that old harvest gold phone!!!
    Found you on we call it junkin's linkup!

  22. Seeing all your goodies reminds me why I miss KY so much. For one, can get to other states pretty quickly, have so much awesome stuff in Midwest. We live west of Grand Junction, CO where I might find some things but the prices are so out there nobody can afford them. Have been to same stores/shops several times and each time same items were there, maybe that should tell vendors something? Even the thrift stores are too expensive. I hear people grumbling about prices all the time. Our Goodwill is ridiculous.
    We lived north of Bowling Green, KY. There was a little town very similar to Kirklin called Smith's Grove that was full of many incredible antique stores. Got so people knew my name and me theirs since I was in them so often. They'd have great outdoor shows too, oh do I miss those. My health likes it here much better but not part of me that loves old things. Even Helena, MT had great antique stores and Missoula, MT. Helena had several great shows a year downtown. We've been here almost 10 yrs. and I've only seen one antique show advertised. Antique stores aren't open that often either what there are of them.
    Enjoy your blog very much, think I need to subscribe. Happy week


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