Monday, March 25, 2013


Thanks for tuning in to another episode of My Weekend Finds, the continuing saga of one girl's quest for more junk!~~~~~~~~Before I get started showing my finds, I'd like to acknowledge the fact that my email was hacked, so if you received a strange email from me, DO NOT click on any links that might be in there! Now, on to the junk!
I walked away from this pink picnic tin three times before I decided I would be a fool to leave the antique store without it. It immediately fit right in with the Easter decorations!
That crazy-eyed yellow bunny also came from the antique store. Since taking this shot, I've crammed two more vintage bunnies in that old cemetery basket!
That sugary Putz house and those bottle brush trees aren't vintage, but they sure are cute. I suppose the trees are meant to be for Christmas, but I'm using them in my Easter decorations instead.
I can't tell you how many times I've been outbid on one of these Official Girl Scout Cameras on Ebay. What I can tell you is that I was thrilled to find this one at an antique store. For a steal!
Vintage childrens' gardening tools. I already had the watering can, but don't they play well together?!? Again, these are items that I would get outbid on, on a regular basis. I was flabbergasted to find these at a good price at an antique store, because it's usually the other way around, and I get disgusted by the antique store prices and end up on Ebay. There's hope for the antique stores surviving after all!
Vintage decals, again from the antique store.
Although I still wish that someone had not painted that picnic tin (it secretly drives me nuts not knowing what's under that white paint), I'm pretty thrilled with how those tulips look on it!
Last but not least, a little girl's pink broom, to go with the green one I already had. Gosh, you would think that with two brooms, my house must be neat as a pin. Sadly, you would be wrong. These brooms are for showin', not sweepin'!~~~~~~~Well, the flea market season has officially started, but the weather has not cooperated. And it's only a matter of time before garage sale season begins. What's the junking situation like in your part of the world?


acorn hollow said...

great finds I love the kids garden tools. I collect them and put then in upside down in a french watering can it's like a little bouquet on my porch.

Primitive Stars said...

Morning Carol, all I was saying reading your post was AHHHHH.....you really found some treasures, I also love the small garden tools, the flower frog and the sweet pink broom, great buys.......Spring Blessings Francine.

Jori said...

Great finds! I want one of those cameras too! So happy you found one, and for a good price! :)

Anonymous said...

That crazy eyed bunny brings back memories!

Hurrah for the antique shops! I find good deals all the times but of course there's always that one stall where everything is high and nothing ever sells and you can't help but wonder about them!

Junking way more fun now that I live in town! I posted my latest GW find last night! ♥

Musings from Kim K. said...

Love your Easter treasures. I have a couple of vendors that take good care of me at my favorite antique stores. You always find the BEST goodies. Love your vignettes. I can't wait for winter to end so that we can start playing outside. Your porch is so darn inviting.

Easter hugs!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Oh I am glad you did not pass up the pink picnic tin! Love all your finds, esp the tulip vase.

Diane said...

Love the tulip decals. Did find a small garage sale this past weekend and bought a few old books. Weather not cooperating here either! Oh well, it will sooner or later, right?

ThrifterSisters said...

Very Springy Finds, Carol! As I write this comment, a HUGE pile of junkin' finds is staring at me, waiting to be displayed so it's getting good in this part of the country!

Can't wait to share.


Linda @ A La Carte said...

Carol you have inspired me to check out the Antique Malls again. Love the GS camera and that adorable figurine! So many cute items I am so ready for a good junkin trip somewhere!

hugs, Linda

ImagiMeri said...

Oh Carol, you found such fun stuff. I find good deals once in a while at antique stores, but the best deals I've ever found were on Ebay. We just gotta' keep our eyes pealed. My worst fears are that I'm bidding against one of my good blog friends, especially my good friend Sandy. Her and I often find the same goodies on Ebay and we end up bidding against each other.......ha, ha......to the victor go the spoils! Yes, she usually wins!


Annette said...

Carol, I love all your finds! And from an antique store!! I love it when I go to an antique store and find a bargain. You really did well. I like that you are using the Putz and trees for Easter. Who says they have to be Christmas! The decals are adorable and look great on the picnic basket!

Laura said...

You sure found some nice things,...I love that camera...it sure is hard to come by. I can't wait to start going to flea markets and maybe a trip out of state to find some lost treasures...there isn't much going on here right now.

Rob and Monica said...

Wow!!! What a great weekend of finds! I recognize that Donkey party game. We have that too. (Rob)

laurie -magpie ethel said...

Good finds! The girl scout cammera is great...I was a girl scout forever and such a happy memory!

vintage grey said...

Such sweet finds, and I love the pink basket!! Happy Easter week to you! xo Heather

Mecky said...

Carol, you found some great things. I love those decals! That is so cool that you found the camera!
I just love seeing all that you find. It brings back memories of things that I have totally forgotten about. In all the years that I have been going to flea markets and antique shops, I have never ran across a GS camera!! I forgot about those!

Stay warm!!

Michelle said...

You found such great stuff! Love that camera!

Protector of Vintage said...

Very cute finds!! BTW....have you read the Flower Shop Cozy Mystery Series by Kate Collins?? I thought your love of gardening might make the series interesting for you :)

Unknown said...

I always love seeing your newest finds. They are always something that stirs a memory in me. Love your camera, I nearly bid on a Brownie doll. Oh those were cute! Have a Happy Easter! Elizabeth

craftyles said...

Such pretties. I love that camera-I had one like that when I was a kid. You sure know how to display your goods.Love it all!

Bumpkin Hill said...

Such pretty finds, love the watering can! Catherine x

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Tea in the Library said...

What great finds! You have more restraint than I do in regard to the painted over tin basket - I'd have been picking at a corner and scolding myself as soon as I got it in the door and probably mucked it up but good. The decal look great though - brilliant!

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Gina said...

I, too, have been outbid many times for one of gthe GS cameras! Lucky find!

Anonymous said...

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