Monday, April 11, 2011

Surprising Weekend Finds

The weather was beautiful this past weekend so treasure-hunting was on the top of my wanna-do list.

A trip to a near-by thrift store netted two 1940s-era magnolia prints by Rene’.

There were not many Friday yard sales, but they did hold some nice surprises. I found a set of 1950s aqua canisters, a vintage tablecloth and 3 colorful striped tumblers.

I also purchased two lacy metal frames since Carol at My Polka Dot Closet showed us how to refurbish them. Here's her tutorial.

The surprises continued on Saturday when I found a great piece of vintage luggage, three old cameras, several calendar kitchen towels and a glass towel bar, which needs some serious paint removal.

And then there was one more surprise!!!

I didn’t think it could happen again!

It's just not possible!!!

How could I possibly find another one?

Is there a sign on my back that says, “I buy all……

hymnal racks?!?!


If you’re new to this blog, you might want to read this post to fully understand my surprising find!

I’m taking my surprises to the following parties…..Come join me!!!

Flea Market Finds at Her Library Adventures
Thrift Share Monday at Apron Thrift Girl
Magpie Monday at Me and My Shadow
Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays at Coastal Charm


  1. You walked off with a lot of good loot this time. You and your hymnal racks- I have never found one of those! Have a great Monday!
    Hugs- Tete

  2. Wow! You scored! I love the vintage suitcase. Just did a post about those a couple of weeks ago. Yours is fab! And those cameras! Oh my! You're a lucky girl!

  3. The canisters are too chic for words! The style of the printing just adds to the charm. You must be the pew-back-rack-hymnal-holder whisperer!

  4. You apparently just have an eye that goes straight to those racks!
    I LOVE that towel bar. Envy, envy, envy! We didn't have much "luck" on our looking trip this weekend, but we did have FUN!
    Thanks for sharing pictures of your trove. :)

  5. I can't believe you found another hymnal rack, I have never even seen one!! Except in church. I have those identical magnolia pictures hanging in my living room. Thank you for the shout out about the metal frames.


  6. Cameras, luggage, hymnal rack - Oh, my! Looks like you had a good weekend!

  7. A very productive weekend for you -- great finds!


  8. Wow you did have a great weekend!! I love the prints and the suitcase! Those cameras would make MR ALC sit up and take notice. I also can't believe you found another hymnal rack! Lucky you! hugs, Linda

  9. Wow you had a great weekend!!
    I love those pictures!!

  10. Hi Sherry!

    It's good to be back! Missed you! Wow, I need to go hit the sales with you. You are one lucky gal! We had a ton of garage sales this past weekend but they mostly consisted of baby clothes and toys. I love the old hymnal rack! I can't wait to see what you do with it. I liked how you used them to house plates in the previous post. Great vintage prints and cameras too!
    I'd tell you to have a great week, but looks like you already are off to a great start :)

  11. Welcome welcome to Magpie Monday! A pleasure to have you - what amazing treasure you've found.

    I adore the glass tumblers, and the suitcase is to die for.

    Love the frames - I've never seen any like that here.

    Hope to see you again soon x

  12. Great set of cameras you found! And that flour canister is so the colors. Thanks for sharing!

  13. Gosh, I will have to keep my eyes open for hymnal racks now that I have seen all the cute things you have used yours for!

  14. Majorly drooling over those cameras! Awesome!

  15. Lopks like some great finds! Carol has the best ideas!

  16. You are too funny. Love your post. The suitcase looks just like the one my brother had as a kid. You have a great eye for finding the good stuff. Thanks for sharing the goodies. Valerie

  17. OOOOHHHHHH! I dont want to hear you complain about the few yard sales ever again after your Saturday Score! Great stuff...Love the glass towel bar...and the cameras are fun too. Thanx for sharing...tiff

  18. I love the suitcase and the cameras! Great finds. Thanks for joining in the giveaway fun at my place.

  19. What wonderful finds! I love the glass towel bar! That's so cool. And the suitcase and canisters are great too. You really did great. Thanks for sharing. Makes me want to go thrifting tomorrow but I have so much to do! Such a conflict - LOL!

  20. Great finds! I love those cameras!!

    Susan and Bentley

  21. Love all your finds but especially the hymnal rack! Now I'm a pastor's wife and I NEVER thought of the many uses for these! Kicking myself from here to eternity that I didn't rescue some when we replaced the pews with chairs!!!!!!!!

  22. Great finds. I love the camera's. My daughter is a photographer and when I find the vintge and old ones I buy them for her. You made out great. ~~Sherry~~

  23. Love the cameras, i think every blogger out there can connect with that find, since photographing is a large part of what we do. The hynmnal rack is sweet, i wouldnt even paint it, the possibilities with it are endless....Have a good hump day............Bonnie


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