“Thrifty & Vintage Finds” Link Party 87 – Currier and Ives Mirror

by Dagmar Bleasdale on October 13, 2015

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

Welcome to “Thrifty & Vintage Finds” link party No. 87!

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!

I rolled out of bed after midnight, just before my phone died and wouldn’t have reminded me again that I need to get up and write this post.

After a video call in the morning with a new social media client I’m really excited about, I spent the rest of the day with Landon.

We had lunch together, walked around Katonah and bought a few little gifts for my mom’s birthday, L bought a new LEGO set with his own money, and then we played soccer before we drove back home.

I read him a story and got him to sleep, and fell asleep next to him, like I often do. But I had set my alarm and it woke me up, several times. I kept hitting the snooze button.

It would’ve been soo much easier to just stay in bed, and I was tempted, but this is what entrepreneurship is about — I can spend the day with my boy on Columbus Day, but then I have to make up for it at 1 in the morning.

And now that I’m sitting here on the couch, watching Ladies of London, I’m excited to show you my vintage and thrifty finds!

Let’s do this!

vintage mirrorExcept for the vintage mirror, these are more finds from my trip to Pennsylvania.

This is a picture of a Zeppelin over a German town that fits onto one of those old-fashioned binocular viewers. I forget the official name.

002aThe cheese grater was $2 and will probably end up hanging on the wall in our kitchen.

I only have a brother, Oliver, but my three sister-in-laws are like sisters, and I’m thinking of gifting this vintage postcard to one of them.

The other postcard is a beautiful picture of a building in New York City – that was mailed on August 29, 1911.

vintage "To my dear sister" postcard

Currier and Ives Mirror

I forget where I bought this colonial style Currier and Ives mirror recently. Currier and Ives was the most prolific and successful company of lithographers in the U.S., with artists producing two to three new images every week for 64 years between 1834 and 1895.

I think the frame is beautiful, plus you can change the picture to anything you want to display.

vintage mirrorFor now, I hung it next to our back door, across from our powder room. I don’t think this is the perfect spot for it yet.

It’s hanging way too low, but I didn’t want to put another hole in the wall so I used the nails of two other pictures I had hanging there.

I’m tempted to paint it white and shabby chic it by sanding off some of the paint — should I do it?

vintage mirror

Did you show off your latest find last week? If you linked up, thank you!

I had a really hard time to pick just one featured blog again. I decided to feature Sharon, who blogs at The Blue Willow House. This little creamer was one of her recent finds. I have a whole collection of vintage creamers, so this one caught my attention.

vintage Romantic-England-Creamer

Thanks for linking up again, Sharon! 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.

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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{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

Marc October 15, 2015 at 3:39 PM

Cant keep anything Vintage around my home. It would get broken by the kids.


Dagmar Bleasdale October 16, 2015 at 12:12 AM

Hi Marc, you can if you buy things for a dollar at the thrift store :)


Dianne October 14, 2015 at 1:11 AM

Hi Dagmar. I love the things you found. I am on the fence about painting the mirror frame but I think it would look fabulous painted. Thank you for the party! Have a great week.



Dagmar Bleasdale October 16, 2015 at 12:18 AM

Thanks for coming by, Dianne! It’s such nice wood, I’m really torn about painting it…


Christine October 13, 2015 at 4:32 PM

HI Dagmar, my first time here at the party. I added your link in my TUE party tab! Christine from Little Brags


Dagmar Bleasdale October 16, 2015 at 12:19 AM

Hi Christine, thanks so much, and I’ll check out your blog right now!


Christine October 13, 2015 at 4:29 PM

Hi Dagmar, my first time here joining the party. I added your link in my TUE Party section!!!! Christine from Little Brags


Sharon@BlueWillowHouse October 13, 2015 at 9:17 AM

Dagmar, thank you so much for the feature. I know you have your own link party but I wanted to invite you to join Vintage Charm link party starting this Thursday October 15th at 8:00am EST. Hope to see you there.


Rita C at Panoply October 13, 2015 at 7:19 AM

Hi Dagmar, I like the mirror! Even though winter is my least favorite season (mostly from the perspective of being a homeowner), I love winter scenes, so peaceful. I’d have to do an eeny meeny miny mo for that sister postcard, as I have six! Thanks for hosting us, happy to be here.


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