Monday, May 16, 2011

Happy Weekend!

There weren’t any estate sales this weekend and only a few yard sales, but that was OK. With so many things still to price from last weekend I don’t need tonnage, but I’m always looking for treasures and you never know when or where you’ll find them.

Thankfully, quality won out over quantity and I got a smile on my face when I found these outstanding vintage suitcases. The large one is leather and the smaller one is an American Tourister. I also discovered a great Hoosier tilted canister. I can tell it’s an old one from the wear on the bottom!

I got even happier when I uncovered some old photographs, a sweet ceramic box, a ruffled-edge dish and a stash of silverplated flatware which included that very pretty sugar shell in the first picture.

Happiness also came by mail this weekend and I celebrated by using my new “Happy Day” sign.

You see, I recently won a giveaway from Linda over at A La Carte and it arrived Friday.

Thank you, Linda!!!
I love everything and I’m going to enjoy reading those little books to my precious grand-daughters.
If you don’t know Linda, go visit her right now!!!
She’s the greatest!!!

Did you have a Happy Weekend?

I’ll be linking to the following parties:

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 did way better than I did and I went to several estate sales! Neither quality nor quantity has shown up in my area yet.

  2. Oh I'm a sucker for vintage suitcases! Those look like beauties. x

  3. Those are some great finds, Sherry! I really love the suitcases, and the canister is perfect! Lucky you on the win. I sure hope that you don't live near any of the flooding that I've been seeing on tv. I thought of you when I was watching the news last night!!

  4. Great finds Sherry! I love the suitcases and the canister. Congratulations on winning the giveaway too!

    Have a great week.

  5. great finds!! Smaller amounts of finds can be the best! you treasure them a bit more.

    good job on winning the giveaway!

    The Joyful Thrifter

  6. lovely finds i really like the vintage suitcases very nice

  7. I love the pretty flatware...and those suitcases! Of course...I remember HAVING old suitcases not long ago! heehee! And what fun to get a package full of goodies! Enjoy your week! ♥

  8. Great finds, Sherry. I used to read a lot of Madeline books to my granddaughter when she was little....Christine

  9. I just love old suitecases. Something about the possibilities of where they've been. London? France? Detroit? I'd say you had a great weekend even without the estate sales.

  10. Congratulations on your win! Love the canister.


  11. Tonnage... I like that. Quality is always better than quantity. Awesome find on the suitcases. I like the way they look stacked in a hall or used as a night stand. Love the silver plated flatware, also. You did good :) I didn't find much, either, but I did get an old antique twin bed with casters for $15. Not a bad weekend.
    Take care!

  12. We think you scored pretty good!! Today we went "pickin'" and now we have to clean & price this week...again...we love that sign you made :)

  13. I love the suitcases, great finds! :))

  14. I love old suitcases. I have one like your leather one I think. I went to one rummage sale and found some surprises I will share later this week. So glad you got your little package and enjoy reading to your Grands! hugs, Linda
    PS I still love that sign!

  15. what lovely finds, I really love old suitcases :)

  16. Wow ~ what great finds. Love the hoosier jar

  17. Love the suitcases. What beauties!

  18. You are definitely a winner! Congratulations. Those suitcases just make my heart skip a beat!


  19. Wonderful finds, I LOVE vintage suitcases and they follow me home whenever I meet them! Congratulations on you win.
    Have a great week,

  20. Again...great stuff! Hey, I collect vintage HOLSUM BREAD items (my Daddy worked for that bread co. for 37 yrs) if you run across anything in your junkin' escapades, let me know. They made thimbles, sewing kits, children books and games and of course signs, etc. Thanx, Tiffany...heading to La tomorrow!

  21. Gorgeous silverware. I am most envious.

    Madison xxx

  22. Congratulations on winning Linda's giveaway! I love garage sales and estate sales but never seem to find them around here too much. Of course that would mean I'd have to get out of bed early on a weekend morning.:)~Ames

  23. You sure found some good old stuff. I'm always on the lookout for flatware and those suitcases are wonderful. Congratulations on winning Linda's giveaway...such sweet treasures.

  24. All you finds are great but love the suitcases most-very nice.

  25. FINALLY got you back on my side bar!! They better stop messing with this!
    I didn't have any followers all day!

    I love those suitcases! And the Hoosier canister!!

    And I LOVE that sign! I am makin me one!

  26. Suitcases are great and I enjoy looking at your finds.
    My bargains are over at


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