Sunday, August 1, 2010

My Weekend Finds

I'm starting to sound like a broken record, but the garage sales and the flea market were the pits. Again! It's getting harder and harder to get motivated to roll myself out of bed at 5:30AM to go to the flea market when there aren't any good treats waiting there for me. Wait a minute, I just made myself sound like a dog or a cat, didn't I?!

I found this Napco Easter Bunny, and that little doggie thing, which was Made In Japan. Do you suppose it's a toothpick holder?

Two cute decks of cards.

Ok, I'm pretty happy about this vintage hairspray holder!

Some vintage bling, to add to my bling jar.

Somebody asked to see my bling jar. Well, here it is! Nothing fancy, and it serves no purpose whatsoever, except to look pretty and shiny and make me happy!

I had to bring it outside to get a decent picture, and it's woefully empty because I only spend $1 or less on each piece. So if you have lots of pieces of rhinestone bling, and you also have a jar, you too could start your very own bling jar today! Or not. So, what did you find this weekend? Any cheap bling?


Lynn said...

I love your Bling Jar idea-fun! No luck at my flea market either.

Jane said...

It looks like you came home with a few good finds. I love the idea of a bling jar but it's getting hard to find old rhinestone bling for a good price anymore...I think my jar would be pretty small :-)
Have a great week.

Sherrie said...

First of all, I agree, lawn sales have been pretty bad lately, I didn't even get up this saturday to find any before opening up the shop. I needed the sleep. So there I am reading about your bling jar thinking that I wanted to see it, and even remembered that I had asked you about it. Lo and behold there was the jar with your comment that someone had asked about it. Yes, it was I. We got to get you some more bling. By the way, I am still looking for my little statute of liberty that will be coming your way. We actually had a couple of cool days that I could finally venture up into the attic. Have a great day.

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Morning Carol Sweetie...
What a beautiful share this morning. Oh I love your finds. I thought you said you didn't find anything.

That hair spray container, I remember my MIL had one. I don't know but I think Moma did too. I will have to ask. I love it.

A bling jar? Oh my. I don't have any bling, but I think I am going to start collecting. And yes I think I will have to find me a bling jar. Oh thank you for sharing.

Maybe you should start a BLING DAY during the week, and have everyone share their blind finds. I love it.

Have a gorgeous Monday sweetie. Thanks for taking me along on your finds today.

Country hugs sweetie...Sherry

Maureen said...

I think you did pretty well for someone who didn't find anything good! The toothpick holder is cute.

I've been collecting bling for a while so I have the bling just not a bling-worthy jar. I must find one.

Unknown said...

I love your bling jar!!!! I remember buying that jar more than once with Christmas candy in it! That is a wonderful ide...I love all of the sparklies!!!!!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Looks like you found a few good items, but I agree it's getting crazy out there. I have gotten so I go a little later and if I find something well good for me. Love the bling and the bling jar. I think you have started something in blog land now!!

GwendolynKay said...

I have never seen a hairspray holder before. What fun! Looks to me like you did find some good treasures:)

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving such kind words. I look forward to your adventures as well.


Kathleen Grace said...

First, just let me say your header is gorgeous! Secondly, I have that same red feedsack with the daisies on it, small world hmm? Love the bling jar too, I collect vintage rhinestone everything, what a great way to display it! Glad you said hello, it lead me back here:>)

Mary said...

Your bling jar idea is awesome ( I might be copying it!). Love the cards too.

One Gal's Trash said...

Wait! Are you telling me this is NOT a good haul? Ahem...PINK POODLE PLAYING CARDS? And rhinestones...And a vintage hair spray thingie? Honey, your standards are higher than mine. By the way, put a lit candle in that hair spray holder and set it on your mantel, you won't believe the amazing shadows on your walls!

Diann @ the Thrifty Groove said...

Hi Carol!

Oh, lots of fun things! I LOVE that hairspray holder! how awesome of a find!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

I am so happy that you write about your sales...we are also having a bit of a drought. I found cookbooks, but none to rave about. I like that bling jar...fun and fancy.

Marty said...

Hey Carol, thanks for stopping in again=) I love the idea of a bling jar! Too neat=)I bet part of the fun is finding pieces a little at the time to fill it up=) Gives you something to look forward to.

What did I find...that candlestick I posted today and the books...I also re-vamped a couple of old frames AND, my big find for the weekend was a solid mahogany end table for $6!!!! I'll have it posted here in a day or so=)
Enjoy the rest of your evening!


Hi Carol,
Oh, yes...a BLING jar is the way to go...
I think sales will pick up soon...not many garage sales here..I'll be having mine in Sept when the kids are in school.
Enjoy your vacation.
Keep cool...LOL..
deb :)

Shelley said...

Cute weekend finds! Love the jar with jewelry!

Have a great week....the weekend is coming soon! I am excited to be heading to a good flea market myself this weekend! Not too many good ones around here. I have to drive an hour to get to it!

LBP said...

Carol that old Brachs jar brings back alot of memories! Mama would buy two of them each Christmas and put them on top of the TV in the living room. They were decorations until Christmas morning and then my sister and I could have them! I have one in my collection but it doesn't have the original sticker like yours!



Rose said...

you didn't do so bad. i never heard of a hairspray holder. I've been in a cave. take care Rose