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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

MY WEEKEND FINDS--Holiday Decorations!

Thanks for tuning in to another episode of My Weekend Finds, the continuing saga of one girl's quest for more junk!
Last Friday I went to a  barn sale, an annual event that I always look forward to, and even lose a little sleep over. You just never know what you're going to find there. Some years it's amazing, and other years not so much. As soon as they let us in, I made a beeline for the holiday decorations department. This sale is so crowded that you have to grab first and think about it later. I grabbed this bag when I saw the price and that pink Rosbro bunny that I've always wanted.  
Little did I know that all of this vintage Easter goodness was inside that bag, and all for 50 cents!
Cute little Made In Japan bunnies....
And these two cute chicks, also Made In Japan. So glad I grabbed that bag!
Halloween decorations. Left: vintage Haeger pumpkin planter from my sister. Middle: pumpkin guy that creeps me out more and more every day. Right: cute little polka dot punkin boy. 
Groovy Napco pilgrims.
Vintage Santa figurine and blow mold.
In the non-holiday decorations department, I found this pale blue vintage tablecloth, and the little pottery vase is from my Mom.
This old cooler also came from the barn sale. Again, I had to grab it right away and decide later whether I really wanted it. I carried it around for a while, trying to figure out just exactly where I could possibly put it, and how I would use it. In the end, my final decision was this: I needed it because I wanted it. I put it on the porch, and I'll use it as a decoration! I'm thinking some mums in there for Fall, and lots of greenery during the winter. So, what did you find last week? 

25 comments:

Jill said...

The Easter decorations are just sweet, but really, I like everything you bought!

Primitive Stars said...

Hi Carol, well you found some really great goodies once again. Love the pumpkins,all are so sweet and the Pilgrams, cute. Wonderful finds,Francine.

My Vintage Mending said...

Wow...all that in a little baggie. You did very well. Love that blue tablecloth and the vase. Your cooler is amazing. Perfect for a mum. As always...super jealous and ready to junk...smiles...Renee

chris mckinley said...

Looks like a great sale!! Love the cake decorations!!

chris

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Oh! I would lose sleep, too! Ha-ha!
I understand that want and need stuff! I recently bought a baby pillow and matching blankets with felted white kittens on them! So unpractical but so cute!!!

ThrifterSisters said...

My new favorite saying is "I needed it because I wanted it"! Love the Easter stuff. I wish I could have gone to that sale. Then we could have duked it out over everything:-) Seriously though, great job!

Erica

Pendleton Primitives said...

Adore your header! The cooler is just the neatest find!
~Christina

Kim K. said...

Seriously JEALOUS and happy for you. Your stash of Easter goodies are absolutely amazing. Love your Santa blow mold too. Fantastic treasures. I totally understand losing sleep. I do the same thing.

Tammy's in Love said...

Oh my gosh! SHE SCORES! Easter Palooza! You did right buying that cooler; you know if you hadn't brought it home it would haunt you thinking of all the ways you could have used it!

Protector of Vintage said...

Cute stuff, Carol!!

Heidi@TheMerryMagpieVintage said...

LOVE that plaid cooler! I'm crazy for plaid all year round but in the fall/winter it takes on obsessive tendencies. LOL That thing is going to be just darling full of mums!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

You did some great 'grabbing'!! Love the Easter decorations! You found lots of great goodies and I too think the plaid cooler will be lovely with mums in it! I've been avoiding sales since I'm full up (can you believe?) but maybe a wee one here or there soon. hugs, Linda

laurie -magpie ethel said...

The bag of Easter decorations would have made my day!

craftyles said...

Love the Easter decorations. What a steal of a price. Also love that tablecloth, but my fave is that cooler. It's such a neat plaid-different then the typical Scotch Brand Cooler. I wish we had little sales like that around here. I'm waiting for fall garage sales to arrive. I have no idea when they'll start-it's still around 99 degrees here!

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

eek...Great Easter treasures!!! I love it when a good deal comes along!
Warmly,
deb

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi Carol,

You really found some cool stuff! I wish I could have gone to that sale! Come by for a visit, and you will see the goodies I scored at the flea market!

Debbie

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love all of your great finds! The pumpkin guy is cute! heehee! I haven't gone thrift shopping lately...better go tomorrow! lol Hugs!

Country Cottage Chic said...

Fabulous finds - especially the Easter decorations!

Jori said...

You did great!(as usual :) I especially love the Halloween pieces. I think it's tough to find vintage Halloween.

Rosie said...

Wow! Your .50 baggie was the BEST score! I always head straight to the holiday tables too! :)
rosie

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❀~Myrna~❀ said...

You did good!I love all those sweet Easter bunnies & chicks!All your finds are wonderful!

Martha said...

Love the new fall look here and love all your fun finds! Guess who FINALLY got your surprise package sent off today? ;)

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Guess what? I have that little pilgrim pair! My mom gave them to me when she downsized. Now when I get mine out I'll think of you.

Oh and those are amazing finds again! I especially love the tablecloth - it's so pretty! Oh yes, and I especially love the cooler - I have a thing for those. I could probably go on and on about how I especially liked one thing or another. Job well done!

Sentimentally Me said...

Just the words BARN SALE send me over the edge :)

Great finds, as always, love that little baggie full of bunnies & such!