“Thrifty & Vintage Finds” Link Party #76 – American Flag

by Dagmar Bleasdale on July 28, 2015

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

Welcome to “Thrifty & Vintage Finds” link party No. 76!

If you found an amazing deal lately, a vintage or thrifty find, then I’d love you to link up. You might get featured next week!

After a few weeks of not shopping for thrifty things, I was literally thrilled when I saw a sign for a big local tag sale I’ve been to for several years.

After dropping off Landon at camp on Friday, I grabbed a coffee and was one of the first ones to show up. I’m glad I was!

It’s hard to say which find I like more. I bought this 9×5 feet cotton American flag for $15.

large American flag, cottonI have been on the lookout for a large America flag and know exactly what I want to do with this! Don is on board with it and going to help me. I’ll show you what we did once it’s done.

But first I have to figure out how to clean it. What would you do: clean it yourself or get it drycleaned? I’m afraid the color is going to run if I try cleaning it myself.

The next find was crazy inexpensive: 25 cents for a vintage, hand-painted plate with the German saying “Herzlichen Gluckwunsch,” which means “congratulation.”

006aI also bought this beautiful vintage plate — how can you not. It was a dollar!

001aThese tins were another inexpensive finds. I bought two for a dollar and one for 10 cents, plus a collection of stamps for $3. I want to make cake stands with the tins.


This Royal Albert “Memory Lane” English bone china coffee set was only $3, can you believe it?

I’m going to add it to my Etsy store for $49 plus shipping. If you are interested in it before I post it, just let me know.

I researched prices, and that’s a fair price for this 4-piece set in excellent condition.


This is a large platter with another pretty flower pattern, and great price. For now I’m keeping it to add to my china collection.

010aI also bought several children’s books for Landon, and a few DVDs.

Did you show off your latest find at my last party?

If you linked up, thank you! You all made my choice of who to feature so hard again. I wish I could feature you all.

I decided to feature Cecilia, who blogs at My Thrift Store Addiction. She is a girl after my own heart for sure. On one of her latest trips, she found these colorful Daher Ware plates. You can buy them in her Etsy store.

Daher Ware plates

Thanks for linking up, Cecilia! I’m so glad you found my blog and hope you’ll link up again. Feel free to add this button to your post or blog if you like.

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If you weren’t featured this week but would like to be, just link up the same post again, and any new ones.

If you weren’t featured this week but would like to be, just link up the same post again, and any new ones.

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 more exposure for all of us.

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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I can’t wait to see your finds!

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

Diana July 30, 2015 at 10:32 PM

Great finds this week Dagmar. That coffee set is amazing! Thanks so much for hosting :)


Rita C at Panoply July 30, 2015 at 9:54 AM

Sure, Dagmar, I’ve seen veterans’ burial flags at several estate sales. They’re usually draped over the casket for the service, but then folded and presented to the widow/er at the gravesite. They become mementos in the home until which time another family member inherits it or they’re sold in estate sales. Sad, I know.


Dianne July 30, 2015 at 1:39 AM

You found some great things. What a large flag! I love the delicate plates. I will be anxious to see what you do with that large flag. Thank you for this link-up.


Nancy July 29, 2015 at 5:20 PM

Interesting finds as always. I was shocked to see part of the flag on the floor

The rules for they US flag state no part of the flag should be on the ground.

I know you did not want to be disrespectful.


Dagmar Bleasdale July 29, 2015 at 10:26 PM

Hi Nancy, I didn’t grow up in America, and had no idea! Thanks for letting me know. I guess I need to read up on flag etiquette :)


Angie July 29, 2015 at 10:24 AM

Thanks for hosting Dagmar!


Thistle July 28, 2015 at 2:05 PM

Love your new flag! Thank you so much for hosting!!


Dagmar ~ Dagmar's Home July 28, 2015 at 6:49 PM

Thanks so much for coming by, KariAnne! I enjoyed that mantel post very much — stunning!


Rita C at Panoply July 28, 2015 at 7:14 AM

Hi Dagmar, wow, you REALLY got some great deals. The flag is beautiful, and I suspect it was a military funeral flag. The tea set, beautiful. I have used Shout washer sheets successfully when laundering a vivid red and white quilt – they grab the colors in the wash (gentle, cold). If you decide to clean the flag yourself, you might want to look into those. I used two for one double size quilt.
We just finished some moves in our booth spaces, so I’m sharing just one of our many vintage finds currently on display (hats) today.
Thank you for hosting, and have a great week.


Dagmar Bleasdale July 29, 2015 at 10:30 PM

Hi Rita, thank you for the washer sheet tip! Would anyone sell a flag from a funeral? Now I’m wondering. Thanks for sharing your post!


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