kind of makes me squeal

So last week was kind of serious on what I wanted to give my kids this time of year. Well…in the midst of that I wanted to give myself time away from my kids to enjoy a few flea markets, antique stores and junk shops. Not only did I get time with a friend….I got time with Chris….and I got some squeal worthy items. As I was looking over the things I scored I realized I must currently be a fan of a few choice colors because they seemed to pop up in everything I was drawn too. No sooner than I was thinking about it than a package arrived with a hat…and I did squeal over the cuteness and colors – mustard & teal!

I really liked the colors and punch outs on the old gambling punch cards, but I am a little concerned about what they were originally used for. I can’t seem to find their history online, so if anyone knows…please feel me in. I figure it is better to know before I use them in a project! My sister saved the movie tins from a trashcan fate at work. I like what is written on the outside…”you can work wonders”….

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  • Laurie J - mustard yellow and teal are a-mazing together–the hat for firecracker is adorable. i’m curious to see what you’re going to do with those old hinges–they look like butterflies!

  • mandi - Oh my! That is one squeal worthy hat! I love it!

    And your color pallet there- minus the coral- are variations I just painted the exterior of our house with! I love it!

  • Kacy Mehlem - Always fun to treasure hunt!
    Thought you might want to check out this hat for your boys. I photographed them for the artist’s etsy site. She does great quality work. Lots of things in those colors for girls as well, tough to find. Especially love her hair clips.

  • tasha roe - very very cool!!!!
    all of it is so much fun.

  • Jen - so sweet…i am melting!

  • Dawn Nikol - I found this on etsy:

    Some sort of in store lottery game apparently. I couldn’t find anything else on them either, except some more images.

    Love the color combos, too!

  • ashley jensen - I really enjoy seeing all the little random things you find and how you incorporate them into something larger! I LOVE the Tulsa Chapter bingo cards. Anytime I see anything that says Tulsa I snatch it up!

  • Jack - I love the ribbon tins and the fabric. Looking forward to seeing what you are going to make with it!

  • christina larsen - I love your finds, makes me want to hit the antique shops.

  • Haylee - Your color dots remind me of a blog I love to look at.

    color-collective . blogspot . com/

    Anyway, love your finds…. you’re so lucky to have such wonderful flea markets to go to… I’m wish’n Utah peeps would get into that!

  • ashlee - those are the colors of your background too:) great finds!!

  • Casey - You go so much great stuff!!

  • heather - no wonder you squealed! what sweet treats you found!! i love those color combos right now, too but with a nice big heap of gray thrown into the mix. gray still has a pretty solid hold on my heart. πŸ™‚

    if i don’t get the chance to come back by before Christmas I just want to wish you and your family a very merry, merry Christmas!

  • Liene - Great colour combination. I love the yellow hat! My favorite colour combination now is mustard yellow and grey, it is funny how that works!

  • Lisa - according to ebay (an excellent source of info ha!) the game boards were for church bazaars, carnivals, and such fundraising opportunities!

  • hearttypat - I’m curious what you’re gonna do with all your finds! Does anybody feel like me, when I see something of certain potential out there and I SOOO wanna get it, but I just can’t have a clue what I wanna do with it. Most often than not, I left all those little treasures slip away.

  • elizabeth - your daughter is ADORABLE!! i’m squealling how cute she looks in her little hat :0) i think i must have one for my little gal.

  • kari - These colors are amazing! Where did you get that hat? XOXO

  • amy - swoon. i think i’m in love…seriously. man, what a haul.

  • rebecca - I have the bread box that mathches the yellow tray with flowers on it!

  • Carolyn - I LOVE the hat. So beautiful (as is your daughter!) Please do a post on how to keep cute hats and headbands on a girl is always pulling them off/out of her hair!

  • Lesley - Good finds! Love the new hat too!

  • gina - fun finds!!

  • Amanda-ThriceBlessed - Great finds! I love posting my thrifty/vintage finds too. I found a new flea market this weekend and it was almost 2 hours of kid-free bliss!

  • Ali - Oh my goodness, that hat on that baby girl made my day!! So stinkin’ adorable!

  • libby - Oh my gosh that hat is incredibly cute!!! love it!

  • the whyte house - i love picking up old ric rac when i hit our local antique mall. i immediately go to the same booths during every visit. there’s 10 of them that i constantly buy from, so i stop at their booths first. i bought an old movie reel and put movies, candy, popcorn in an old crate with some filler, placing the movie reel at the front. makes for a great family movie night gift for my brother-in-law’s family.

  • Yolanda - Here’s some information of your punchboard: They have photos of your actual card on their gallery here: . I’ve never seen them before. Now I think I might have a new obsession.

  • Kelly - I love the yahtzee cup and the typewriter ribbon cases. I really respect that you want to find out more about those cards before you use them in a project. Kelly

  • Kelly - p.s. your sister knows you well. I love a rescuer like that and I too really like what’s written on the outside. Kelly