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Monday, July 7, 2014

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!
Ok, so I lied. I said that I would be back later last week to share some patriotic decorations, and I didn't do it. Now that the 4th is over and done with, I thought I would share just one decoration, and you may think it's silly but that's ok with me. I bought one of those solar hula girls that you can get at Dollar Tree, the aqua one in fact....... 
And made her a patriotic decoration for my van! I painted her outfit red, added a little bit of glitter but not too much, because I didn't want to weigh her down and make her unable to dance. Then I  gave her a flag to wave! I know what you're thinking. You're thinking "This girl has too much time on her hands". The truth is pretty simple: If they don't sell it, I have to make it! Dollar Tree makes a solar thingie for every holiday, so why not the 4th of July? An Uncle Sam would be ideal, but I wasn't about to make a beard and hat for her. C'mon Dollar Tree!
It was a great day at the flea market today. All of these vintage beach toys for very little $$$.
I've wanted to add one of these Fisher Price chick basket cart pull toys to my Easter decorations for awhile now. I bought it from the same seller that I got the beach toys from. He's new to selling at the flea, and I can't wait to see what he'll bring next week!
Vintage Dennison St. Patrick's Day die cuts. The more I look at that leprechaun, the more creeped out I get by him!
Loved the cottagey green color of this birdhouse. I took a chance and didn't buy it right away, but was very pleased to see it still sitting there when I went back to check on it. And I was able to haggle a lower price! I don't know about you, but a big pet peeve of mine is when a seller absolutely refuses to haggle. That's the whole point of a flea market since the beginning of time!
Vintage aqua pottery isn't real common around here, so when I see it I get excited and when it's cheap it's coming home with me!
I bought these vintage parakeet s&p shakers and added clips to them. If I could just stop buying old bird cages, I wouldn't need birds to put in them.....
I found this plant hanger and pot all in a tangle on the ground at a garage sale. Although the plastic pot looks ok, I knew I wanted a vintage piece of pottery in there.
Much better, but I'll keep my eye out for something aqua!
I bought this old green metal magazine holder while on vacation, from a couple who have a huge garage sale every weekend, chock full of vintage stuff. I spotted it the day we got into town, but passed on it because it was a little pricey. Needless to say, I thought about it all week and had to wait until they opened again a week later. I'm not entirely sure that I even want to use it as a magazine holder. I just knew that I wanted it!~~~~~~I'm sure you all had a great 4th of July weekend, but did you make time to go junking?!  

29 comments:

Musings from Kim K. said...

Aren't you the clever gal with your Dollar Tree makeover! Vintage beach toys, be still my heart. Your bird shakers look rather at home in your cage. Loving all your amazing finds, as usual. Always happy to see a new post from you!

Jeannie Marie said...

Great finds, especially my favorite the metal sand pails & shovels. We all got new ones when we visited our grandparents in Venice Beach, CA every May back in the 50's at the 5 & Dime right there at the beach. I felt 5 years old again when I saw your picture.

vivian said...

love all your goodies.. especially the tin beach toys. I never see any that I can afford. usually very expensive. youre lucky! and Im going to have to hit the dollar tree now to find myself a little hula girl! LOL!
happy day!
xoxo
vivian

acorn hollow said...

I love the beach pail finds so sweet and in great condition.
Love the dollar tree make over.
Cathy

Primitive Stars said...

Morning, wow!!!! you do find the neatest goodies, love them all, Francine.

ThrifterSisters said...

My flea market closes in the summer. That just doesn't seem right! So I have to travel to shows and hunt garage sales for treasures. Isn't it so much easier when everything is in one place?!

I found a pink birdcage at a garage sale a few weeks ago and have been on the hunt for just the right birds for it. Love your idea to attach hooks to a pair of shakers. So nice to have blog friends to do the thinking for me :-)

Erica

Margaret said...

As usual, I love what you got. I love the salt & pepper shakers! You do know that your photo of the yellow hanging planter was totally photobombed by the sleeping pet in the rear, right??:) I always thought that leprechaun was evil too...I wondr if someone based that scary movie on that vintage Dennison design?? Your posts make my day! I look forward tot hem so much! Happy Summer. Maggie

Sheryl said...

Your leprechaun definitely has his eye on that pretty little Colleen.
Sheryl

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Wow you really found some wonderful and cute finds!! Love your sweet sand toys and the Easter chick cart with the basket! How clever with the plant hanger and to stick a pretty vintage piece in there too!! :) Cute makeover for your hula girl too!! Hope you had a wonderful 4th!! :) xo Holly

Annette said...

I don't know where to start!! Love the beach toys. Usually they are soooo expensive. Your hula girl turned out very cute and time spent on something that makes you happy is time well spent. I am a big fan of aqua so love your planter. All your goodies are cool. Magazine holder is unusual. You did well. No junking for me, did yard work and worked on the potting shed.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Not much new junk here, but I'm in love with the pottery and the birds! I love the pink but aqua also catches my eye when I see it!
hugs,
Linda

Sandy McClay said...

LOVE IT ALL!!!! Especially those parakeet S&P's....I would love to find a set of those for my vintage bird cage out back...:) if you ever see another pair please think of me...I will pay you! :)

So much fun...I so wish I could do this and be as productive here in Mesa!

BucksCountyFolkArt said...

oh my gosh! I am so jealous of your finds! thanks for stopping by. yes, I had WAY too much fun making those patriotic girls. so much so that I ordered more on Ebay (my original intent was to sell them on my Etsy shop and now here I am buying more!) I'm thinking for the next ones....Halloween gals!

Mecky said...

Carol, that is a great magazine holder. I love that you can see the whole cover of the vintage magazine!

That is a cute idea on the hula girl. You are right. She wouldn't make a good Uncle Sam. Maybe Aunt Samantha, but not Sam.

Great Finds!

laurie -magpie ethel said...

Lucky on the vintage beach. I saw a darling sand pail yesterday at the flea, but the $45 price tag made me pass. High five!

Jill said...

Love those hula girls!!! And the way you gave her a makeover! Cute!

vintage grey said...

Love all your sweet finds!! The beach toys are always so cute!! Beautiful green magazine holder! Have a great week! xo Heather

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Love those beach toys, Carol!
Sure wish we had a flea market around here!

I have found some goodies garage sailing and at the thrifts so stay tuned! ♥

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Fun finds! I went to a flea market and found just a couple of things.
warmly,
deb

Michael Schaefer said...

Wow, those are lovely vintage finds. Congrats, and nice writeup! :)

Anny said...

That plant hanger is gorgeous! The pink planter definitely looks better though :D

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Your finds never fail to amaze me! Why don't we have such treasures here in my part of the country??? So nice to buzz in here - I'm starting to get my blogging groove back again.

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Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

I can see why you went back and got the magazine rack! Great piece.

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