Sunday, October 9, 2011


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

Once again, alot of my collecting categories saw some new additions.

The Toy/Game category: A set of Dialmaster phones, and a Lotto game from 1937. Supposedly, kids could call each other from one room to another with those phones. Or call Mom to bring them something to eat!

The Holiday category: Halloween die cuts, an owl that will get a transformation, an Easter egg from West Germany and a musical Lefton Irish lad and lassie.

I love the little red-roofed cottage on the egg!

The Vintage Kitchen category got this vintage Jewel Tea canister, and I think the We Can Do It lunchbox will go in the Patriotic collection.

Vintage swallows. These get added to the Birds On The Bathroom Wall category. I'll be painting these aqua!

More additions to the Patriotic category. I love that those flag holders have star cutouts in them, and they were made by the STAR company.

The Vintage Pottery category is quite proud to accept that little pink Pacific Pottery vase into their little club, and the Etched Mirror category gets that snazzy little 5x7 beauty!

And last but certainly not least, a little green vintage flashlight, hanging by the back door. This definitely falls into the Why Did I Buy It category. Seriously, I think my Grandpa might have had one like this. I just know that when I saw it, it felt very familiar to me, and I knew I had to get it. Has that ever happened to you? Honestly, I think that's how most of my collections started!


Kim K. said...

Your Halloween die cuts, owl and Easter egg are simply divine. Well done.

Betty Lou said...

Where do you find all these things? Great finds.

My Vintage Mending said...

Everyone seems to be finding those darling toy phones but me....I love that you found the both of them! Love your weekend finds and look forward to them each week...smiles...Renee

Andy's Attic said...

I get that same "familiar" feeling and have to have something!! Love that little flashlite...probably would have gotten it myself!

Protector of Vintage said...

Love your finds!!

Mecky said...

That is so cool that you found the phones. Lock your doors, because I am on my way to snatch them from you!
My husband collects license plates. I need to find him one from 1976!
You found some great things!!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

You had an exceptionally good weekend! I love everything but of course the sweet pink pottery vase would love to live with me if you ever get tired of it! :) hugs, Linda

Gracie's Cottage said...

I am going to sneak around behind you one of these days...you find the BEST stuff!


Lynn said...

I love all of your vintage collections and they have inspired to me to start a few more collections of my own. I hope that you will stop by my blog and take a peek inside my kitchen and craftroom and let me know what you think!

busymartha said...

Have I told you before that I love all your vintage images? They are so sweet, I especially love your Halloween header on your blog, Marilyn

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

"Seeming familar" is awesome. Some things I don't remember but yet I do- maybe from babyhood. :)

Love to see your finds! ♥

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Lovin' the cat and crescent moon cut out-I remember that one:@)

Maureen said...

Oh my! Those phones bring back memories! Technology for it's time - lol!

JunkStuffTreasures said...

What fun finds! I know I had one of those red phones- is yours dated? And, it's always nice to see a piece of pottery on someone's "found" list!

Barbara at Oodles and Oodles said...

Any weekend that brings Halloween die-cuts is a good one! Great stuff as always!

VintageBettys said...

We love that little owl light it looks like one Grandmom Betty made many years ago. Those little phones are really sweet,looks like you had a great weekend :)

Anonymous said...

Great, great finds.....love the vintage decorations!

Jann Olson said...

Girl, I don't know where you go to find thses treasures! Finding toys here is ever so difficult. I have a collection that I love. Got to share it in blogland sometime. Love the vintage holiday and kitchen decor. You've got the eye. Wish I was shopping where you are shopping!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...


Great vintage pieces especially the halloween die cuts!!


Mary @ Redo 101 said...

Wow, such fantastic finds, does it get any better than vintage?!?! Thanks for stopping by Redo 101 and your sweet comment on my red bench!


Mary @ Redo 101

Happy@Home said...

I so enjoyed my visit here (where cuteness abounds :).
You find the cutest things and always make me laugh.
I also love your header picture and the cute vintage pictures on your sidebar.

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

LOVE, LOVE the vintage paper cutouts!! AWEOME finds!

One Gal's Trash said...

The Mother Lode!
Great job Carol...I'd walk a mile for that easter egg!

T's Daily Treasures said...

You always manage to find the most fabulous items on your junking adventures. Hope you are having a great weekend. Tammy

Stephensneae said...

Where do you find all these things? Great finds.