“Thrifty & Vintage Finds” Link Party #63 – Message From the Past

by Dagmar Bleasdale on April 21, 2015

Dagmar's Home "Thrifty & Vintage Finds" Link Party

Welcome to the next “Thrifty & Vintage Finds” link party!

If you found an amazing deal lately, a vintage or thrifty find, then I’d love you to link up!

I hope you’ll enjoy my latest finds — and if you blog about thrifty or vintage finds, I hope you’ll link up. You might get featured next week!

We went to Cold Spring on Sunday, one of our favorite little towns near the Hudson River.

Cold Spring, NY

After lunch at our favorite place, Don usually takes L for a walk to the Hudson River, while I have half an hour to browse through some of the antique stores.

Hudson Hil's Cold Spring, NY


Two blocks away from the Hudson Hil’s restaurant is Pop’s barn sale. I found it with my mom when she was visiting one day, and I checked it out again when I saw the sign.

013aNow, this is a garage sale! I bought a vintage Heidi book for just $1 that I’ll be adding to my Etsy store.

Pop's Barn sale in Cold Spring, NY

Message From the Past

I found a few other vintage treasures:

002aI scored these vintage glasses and the old bottle for $14!

004aI looked through a stack of old postcards and stopped when I saw this one. Hmm. Looks familiar.

005aI turned it around and held my breath: it’s from my hometown, Bremen! It’s the Park Hotel. I’ve taken L there on one of our visits.

What’s the likelihood I’d find a postcard of my hometown halfway around the world? I bought it for $1.

006aI also bought a 1894 recipe book and an account book for $6 that has pretty funny stories in it like this one about a “woman’s tonic.” I just can’t pass up little treasures like this because one day these little pieces of history won’t be around anymore.

008aAfter having some frozen yogurt, we got back into the car for the drive home.

018This week I’m featuring Beverly from the Electric Red Barn. She certainly found a fun vintage item: a bed pan. And she made it into a planter!

bed pan planter

Thank you for linking up again, Beverly! Feel free to add this button to your post or blog if you like.

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Your turn! If you’ve picked up a thrifty or vintage find lately, I’d love to see it!

I’m thrilled about any link, but if you want to get featured, please only link up thrifty or vintage finds, and link back to this post. I also feature DIY posts if you transformed something that was originally a thrifty or vintage find.

And after you link up, it would be lovely if you would share this party — pin, stumble, tweet away! The bigger the party, the better.

I can’t wait to see your finds! For now I’m off to print out 10 pictures of L for his timeline project…

How to link up:

  • Link up posts about your thrifty or/and vintage find.
  • Please add the party button to your post {see code below} or a link back to this link party post so others can be inspired to join in the fun. Only posts with a link to this party will be considered to be featured.
  • No links to giveaways, or shop or Etsy sites please.
  • By submitting a link you are authorizing for your project to be featured. Featured links will include a photo and a link back to the originating site.
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{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

Jill Ruskamp April 25, 2015 at 11:03 AM

That recipe book is just the kind of thing I enjoy looking through so much! Thank you for hosting this party. This is my first time to link up here.


Jessica Claudio, DVM April 22, 2015 at 10:19 AM

What an interesting thing to make into a flower planter!


Karren Haller April 22, 2015 at 8:27 AM

Such a wonderful trip, nice of your husband to give you time to shop around and looks like you had a great time!

Happy Wednesday!


Z April 22, 2015 at 5:06 AM

LOL that plant pot got me LOL’ing. Creative!!!


Cheryl April 22, 2015 at 3:47 AM

I love your finds, great job!! Thanks for hosting!!


Deborah Davis April 22, 2015 at 12:43 AM

Hi Dagmar,
It’s always a pleasure to party with you! So many creative projects, tips and ideas to explore. Thanks for hosting!


Jay @CraftySpices April 21, 2015 at 9:17 PM

Nice pictures, and I would not mind joining you into the antique stores, I know we would have a great time.

Take Care!


TwoPlusCute April 21, 2015 at 3:53 PM

Thank you for hosting, I see you had a great week. :)


Diana April 21, 2015 at 1:07 PM

Hi Dagmar! We visited Munich when we lived in England and loved it. My husband has a friend in Germany so she “showed us around” one day. Such a lovely country. Thanks for hosting–


Akamatra April 21, 2015 at 12:53 PM

I love your photos. I also loved that bed pan turned into a planter, lol!!! Creativity is a wonderful thing ;)


lana April 21, 2015 at 9:39 AM

looks like a good life!


Merlinda Little ( @pixiedusk) April 21, 2015 at 5:57 AM

Love that bed pan! What a quirky plant box!


stevebethere April 21, 2015 at 3:20 AM

Interesting and it looks so quaint there :-)

Have a tanfastic week :-)


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