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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

REDNESDAY-Vacation Finds


Happy First Day Of Summer! I don't know what it's like by you, but here it's a balmy 86. Definitely summer weather, although a perfect summer day to me is no hotter than 75!

I thought I'd share more finds from our vacation. At one garage sale, on every table there was a beautiful vintage tablecloth, underneath all of the things for sale. Unfortunately the seller wouldn't part with any of them, but as luck would have it, at the very next sale, I found this beauty with the red border and pink flowers for 75 cents!

My grandparents always had a can of hard candy sitting out at Christmastime, and this one was in the free box, so I figured it needed to come home with me. Love the sweet old Ten Commandments book too.

It was pretty obvious to me, if not to Mr. Old Glory, that this vintage print just had to make the trip back to Old Glory Cottage!

This canisters are in pretty sad shape, but they have RED GINGHAM BOWS on them! I'll probably just use them for storage. If you'd like to see a set in lots better shape, check out Mecky's!

And if you'd like to see more red things, head over to It's A Very Cherry World, where Sue hosts Rednesday every week. Oh, and have a great First Day Of Summer!

28 comments:

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

Great finds. Love those canisters and 75 cents for that tablecloth is a great buy. I also love your header. How did you do your sign?

Anna said...

Bellissimi acquisti! Baci,Anna.

LV said...

What a fun day you had. Very successful as well. You found some very vintage things and in red.

laurie -magpie ethel said...

I am one of those people who put my vintage tablecloths on the tables at my garage sale too. It attracts people to the sale...and I always get comments on them. My big sale is this weekend and I can't wait to purge my house/garage/attic. Love the tins with the bows.

Lola said...

Hi again!

What great finds you have there!

Happy Rednesday!

XOXO Lola:)

GWENNY said...

I just love all your great garage sale finds! That tablecloth is a real treat!
Blessings~

Shelley said...

Love those wonderful red finds...Happy Summer to you....I am burning up and am ready for Autumn :)....blessings

Mecky said...

Happy First Day of Summer to you, too.
You did great on your garage sale finds!!Love the tablecloth! I adore those canisters. Would you believe after I finally found some on Ebay, I found two at the flea market. 2.00 a piece, but they aren't very nice. I grabbed them anyway!
I really like your flag picture. I almost bought one at the antique mall Sunday. I thought of you when I saw it. Funny that you found one!!
I forgot about Rednesday tomorrow. I have so many new reds to share. I better get busy!!

mecky

Mary @ Redo 101 said...

Wow, you really scored some great vintage items at the sales. The tablecloth is amazing! Thanks for sharing with us at Rednesday!

Kaye Swain - SandwichINK for Grandparents and Caregivers said...

What fun finds for Rednesday. Since I'm in the midst of the 10 Commandments Bible Memory verses for kids and grand children, though, my very favorite is definitely the vintage ten commandments book for children. How cool! Thanks for a lovely visit.

Gracie's Cottage said...

Oh what happy finds!

Jan

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Happy Summer! Love your vacation finds! What a shame they wouldn't sell those vintage tablecloths to you. Don't they know you're famous for taking in and loving old vintage tablecloths? Maybe you should have a special badge made so strangers will know how good and kind you are to vintage tablecloths. Just a thought......

You've got a good eye Carol for the EXTRA cute! Thanks for sharing!

Hugs,
Janelle

Maureen said...

Good hunting girl! Love the canisters.

I'm with you on the heat index 75 is good for me too.

Angela said...

Wonderful finds! Who cares if the cannisters aren't perfect...that just means they've been previously loved!!

Lynn at Cottage and Creek said...

Thanks for sharing your fun finds. I love old canisters too. I usually line them with a plastic bag since the insides are often a bit rusty, but they are so darn cute that I can't resist them. Same with the tablecloths. I'm visiting from Rednesday. Loved your sweet photos!
~Lynn

Protector of Vintage said...

Super cute canisters!!

My Vintage Mending said...

Carol the blog update is beautiful. Can't get over the sweet new banner. Gorgeous finds. You and Mecky know a good thing! Smiles...Renee

Angela said...

Can I scream.....oh my goodness gracious I'm just flipping out girl..those tin cans..GINGHAM..like that should be my middle name I love them so much..LOL...Awesome awesome finds..the tablecloth is just beautiful. Every thing you got is great....all my style. I'm so glad you and I don't shop to gether..lol

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Totally loving all of your great finds!!
Hugs,
Debbie

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Great buys and I love the flag print!!

very merry vintage style said...

Great finds... I love the flag picture the most. Your blog header looks amazing!
xoxo
Mary

Barbara Rosenzweig said...

Wow! What a great time getting those terrific finds! I guess that I'm getting old, since I remember those things!
Have a great week.
Barb

Rebecca said...

You always find the coolest stuff!

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Love the table cloth and canisters! Yippy skippy! ♥

No post for me this week.

VintageBettys said...

What a beautiful tablecloth and a great deal! We recently were at a yard sale and the woman was using a vintage tablecloth on one of the tables of her yard sale items. We really loved it, and asked if she would sell it. Thankfully she said yes and it was only 3 dollars and in great condition. We will be posting a picture of it soon! We just adore those canisters with there sweet gingham bows.

Have a great day,
Laura and Michele

Kim K. said...

Your tablecloth is just lovely and those canisters are fun finds! You did very well. Happy Rednesday!

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

I cannot BELIEVE you found that great vintage tablecloth for 75¢!! Clearly I'm hitting the wrong sales.

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Wonderful pieces! They're looking great and fabulous! Glad to hear that you had a great day.