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Sunday, September 11, 2011

MY WEEKEND FINDS


Thanks for tuning in to another episode of My Weekend Finds, the continuing saga of one girl's quest for more junk!

It was a glorious day at the flea market, and when I saw this pink phone, it was love at first sight! But where would I put it? I didn't have the answer, so I walked away. When I decided that I just had to have it, I had to walk back across the entire flea market, because it was in the very last aisle. Would it still be there? Well, obviously it was, and I was able to negotiate a lower price too! Pepto Bismol pink, wouldn't you say?

An old flamingo tray, now sitting on the toilet tank. Fancy, huh?

Lovely vintage tablecloths and a dish towel.

I was happy to find one of those vintage pins where you pull the string and Santa's nose lights up. I had one of these when I was little. Did you?

And I just have to say that I met the nicest woman at a thrift store the other day. We got to talking, and I admired the cat trick or treat bucket in her cart. She told me that I could have it! When I told her how nice she was to do that, she said that it was "just stuff". I think it was good karma coming my way, because I know that I've done the same thing in the past when someone liked what I had in my hand. I felt good the rest of the day, grinning like that pumpkin, because a total stranger had been so nice to me. Isn't it sad that these days, that's such a rare occurrence?
So, did you find anything over the weekend that put a smile on your face?

26 comments:

Niece said...

Love your finds! I use to have that exact Santa pin when I was little! Love the pumpkin and cat.....and that pink phone is awesome!

Barbara at Oodles and Oodles said...

Great stuff all around, especially those tablecloths! I enjoyed the debut of your toilet tank top (at least I don't remember seeing it before ... surely I wouldn't forget that.)

Dawn said...

Wow Carol, you had a great weekend! I miss the old phones. I hate the new handsets with buttons all over and volume controls on the sides. I'm always acidently pushing the wrong thing at the wrong time.

Sarah said...

I did have one of those Santas!

Also, I would never even think of giving someone something in my cart at the thrift. I am a bad, bad girl. LOL (I think it was Dept 56 that made that line of buckets? I have an owl and maybe a pumpkin? I love them all and stalk them.)

Jacqueline said...

Between your pink flamingo tray in your bathroom and my pink poodles in mine, we are happy campers! Ha! Ho, ho tee hee...giggle!

I love what that women did for you! It really is the small things in life that make life so beautiful.

Yes, I have that Santa pin too, does that surprise you? Tee hee, giggle, snort...oh my, silly we are and will always be!

Thrift on! Did you see that post Carol that I did on that sign that is on my front door...
An old scrooge and his little shopaholic live here!

My Vintage Mending said...

Hello Carol this the operator...it appears that the pink pepto phone you mistakenly picked up belongs to a Miss Renee in Kansas....You lucky girl you...Look at that color. Unbelievable..and those vintage linens...I am drooling. You could have those things from my trunk anytime. I admire your taste...smiles...Renee

Protector of Vintage said...

Wow! What a fantastic haul this week!! Does the phone work? Love everything!!!

Zootsuitmama said...

You did great! Lovin' the phone and especially the Halloween!

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Hello Carol! I've yet to see linens in those colors at a store of any kind! Glad you found them. Well your pink phone would look cute with that pink tray behind it. Now we both have pink phones!

I missed the Post office window on Saturday so your package will go out today- okay? ☺

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Oh be still my heart, a pink phone!! Love it! All your finds were super but you know I love the vintage Flamingo tray! I also love the tablecloth! How sweet of that lady to give you that cat bucket! I've done that before also and it does feel good. hugs, Linda

AshTreeCottage said...

I love that pink phone and the vintage linens too!

Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Mecky said...

Oh my. I love that pink phone! I am so glad that you went back to get it.
That was sweet of the lady to let you have the bucket!! I would of been shocked to have that happen!

I didn't venture out to find any STUFF this weekend! Our flea market is next week and I am going to have to pass on it. It will kill me.

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

I had that same phone in my bedroom growing up. It was a christmas present from my parents one year. oh how I wish I still had it!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

My first thought was, I had one of those pins!!! How fun if it still works:@)

Kim K. said...

You always find the best things. Your linens are gorgeous. I have to say that I'm very impressed with your thrift store snags! Woo hoo on the treat buckets!!

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

That was very kind of the lady to give you those goodies!
LOVE the linens. No shopping for me this weekend!
Cute pink phone..are you using it or is it a decoration?
Warmly,
deb

Maureen said...

You always find the coolest stuff! I want to go with you!

GardenofDaisies said...

WOW! You found some really beautiful vintage tablecloths!!

VintageBettys said...

We love those vintage tablecloths, the pink telephone, and yes I (Laura)did have one of those Santa pins! So cute :)

JunqueMagnet said...

Yummy pink phone.Definitely worth the walk back.I love thrift karma - it really does follow you!Enjoy.

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Hi, Carol! I mailed your package yesterday! (actually, Bobby did! Hee-hee!)

Come by for Dotty Day and see my button/ball garland! ♥

SueLovesCherries said...

Hi Carol! You did all right by shopping the American way and helping the economy! ;) Pretty phone looks in great shape, and I just love the flamingo tray - great scores!

Rosie said...

A MOST productive weekend! I would give-up thrifting for a MONTH to have that phone!
rosie

Tammy's Vintage Finds said...

Wow! You really found some great stuff! It seems like when it rains it pours. Some days I will only find an item or two, and some days it's a whole trunk full!

Elma said...

Oh I LOVE the phone:) I have never seen the Santa pin how cute is that!! I went to theCountry Living fair on fri and sat and found an old pink mini stove and three of the gallon blue ball jars:) Saw lots of tablecloths but none in pink.

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