Friday, May 14, 2010

Some Great finds and a new winner

Sorry to post this so late, went out and checked some local yard sales today. Here's a couple of great finds I had to show you.

Its not in the best of shape but I couldn't pass up this 1903 Noah Webster Dictionary. Its huge and when I got home and opened it up it was filled with the most wonderful illustrations. here's just one of birds and for only a buck, how could I pass it up!

But this was the find of the day.I first thought it was a bell. When I got it home just cleaned it up a bit and found out its a antique baby rattle and its Sterling silver. Theres a place to put the babies time date and weight on it. Isn't this the cutest thing. Guess how much? You'll never believe only 50 cents. WooooooooooHooooooooooo. I found some other cool stuff but my camera battery is dead!


As I had mentioned I was unable to reach one of the winners so I redrew a number
Random Integer Generator
Here are your random numbers:

155
Timestamp: 2010-05-14 21:44:16 UTC
Its Karen from Some Days are Diamonds.

Well Karen you have 72 hours to get back with me to claim your custom cuff bracelet.

43 comments:

Karen said...

LYNN!!!!! (that's a scream!!!)
WHOO HOOO!!!!!!
Love it! Love it! Love it!!!!!
I'm going to Email you right now . . .
BIG GRIN AND THANK YOU!!!!
Karen - Some days are diamonds

Kella said...

What great finds (that rattle is too sweet), wish they had yard sales over here :(

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

LOVE your finds today! Awesome old dictionary and baby rattle!! SCORE!
Deb :)

Kim said...

Yowza!! Definitely a productive day!!! Love your finds--wish you could come over for taco dip to celebrate!!

Marydon Ford said...

Love that rattle!

Congrats to the winner!

Have a wonderful weekend.
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Janet Ghio said...

Wow!-what great garage sale finds!!

Carolyn said...

FANTASTIC FINDS!

Carolyn

Robin said...

Wow! Wish I could have gone with you!!!! Those are some awesome finds on the very thrifty side!!a

Adrienne Pierce said...

I never find neat stuff at yardsales!! I am so jealous!

Createology said...

Wonderful treasures you found. And such unbelievable prices! Happy collecting...

Dianne said...

Nice finds... and I thought my 1940 Websters for a buck was a good find!

Lori said...

Hey, I went g-sale-ing today too, but all I found was a solid wood frame to alter, but it was a great buy at 50 cents! These are awesome! That baby rattle is really cool, but I have to ask regarding the dictionary..do you actually use those illustrated pages, or will you scan them and make copies? I always have a hard time deciding whether to use the original. For example, I just got some WWII ration stamp books at an auction, I really want to use them in a piece, but I'm not sure they'll scan real well, either, so I'm kinda in a quandry whether to actually use them or not.Sigh. The hardships we endure as artists..lol.

joy said...

Oh, you are one lucky gal - that dictionary with all the cool illustrations and the baby rattle! I've never seen anything like that. I can't believe they sold it for 50 cents!

Congrats to Karen - that cuff is to die for!

Linda Ledbetter said...

Whoa, Lynn, what a score!!! Those are fabulous!!!

Sarah said...

I know you will put that dictionary to good use. The cover is really cool and the pages will make great bg and collage pieces. The rattle/teething ring is so cute. I still have mine (vintage?) like that and the ones from my kids, too.

Debby said...

Congrats to Karen! Your new goodies are fabulous.
Debby

Anji Johnston said...

What great finds! You lucky lady you! Can't wait to see what you do with them...

Terri Gordon said...

Wow Lynn, what great finds, I love the rattle, so sweet. Congratulations Karen. Have a great weekend. Hugs, Terri

Beth A. said...

Lynn, You made some great finds! Way to go girl!

Elaine A said...

Lynn -

I love that dictionary, all the detail on the cover is wonderful. Fifty cents! Fifty cents for the rattle, Wow, how lucky can you get. It is just so sweet!

Elaine Allen

Christine said...

Wow! Great finds!!! I've gotten to any garage sales yet this year.

Blessings,
Christine

Riki Schumacher said...

Good job Lynn! Great find. Lucky dog. Riki

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hi Lynn,

Oh, I collect the old dictionaries too...in fact, I found three today at the thrift store for $1.00 a piece.

And believe it or not I used to have a baby rattle just like that one..I think it was given to my mom when my older sister was point [almost 60 years ago]. What a great price!

I came to visit you from Button Floozies..you were asking me about a reference for the Mother of Pearl buttons.

If you can't Google any results then I'd suggest your bookstore....Books a Million, Barnes & Nobles, Borders..whichever you may have...there are usually a lot of reference books on vintage stuff since it's all become so popular.

If I run across anything I'll come by to tell you. Meanwhile drop by for a visit when you have the time.

Have a wonderful day,
Stephanie ♥

Michelle said...

Completely awesome find!

Lululiz said...

Fabulous finds! The baby rattle is a real treasure.

misteejay said...

What super finds - we don't have yard sales here so there are limited places one can go for a rummage LOL

Toni :o)

TinyBear said...

Great finds - love that dictionary

Laura said...

This is lovely, what a snip, lucky you!

Jacqueline said...

Great finds and for a dollar and a half you can't go wrong. If you found something like this here it would cost you a fortune. Another thing I like about the States!

Helen said...

Great find, both the book and the rattle!

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

Great antique findings, Lynn. The illustrations in the dictionary are fabulous...I'll be expecting to see those popping up in your artwork soon.
BTW, I received your lovely RAK already....thank you so, so much!

Katy said...

Great finds, that book is fabulous. I love old illustrations.

Dawn said...

Oh I so love my bargins too just had a good 'ol' natter on my blog about some finds I got yesterday BUT WOW on the book and rattle both wonderful and such a BARGAIN! I love my charity shops and car boot sales when I can get to one!

I don't feel so bad when I buy crafty stuff second hand lol

Love Dawn xx

stampdiva said...

Wish we had Yard Sales. Love your purchases but the rattle is the sweetest find. Lynne M x

In the Light of the Moon said...

Congrats Karen!!!And what a beauty of a rattle!!Wow lovely treasure finds!Cat

Linda Robinson said...

How cool is that! What a great find, I have just latley started hitting up garage sales. It can be addicting!

Hope you have a great weekend,
Hugs Linda

Sue said...

Oh my, both your finds are treasures!

I have the identical baby's teething ring that I got at an estate auction. The book with the illustrations? What a fountain of resources!

Sue:)

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

WOW - what a treasure!

I too thought it was a bell at first and as I'm a bell collector it grabbed my interest immediately! (I've got 10 little bells, so I don't know whether that counts as a collection)!!

Then I thought it was a baby's teething ring and now you've confirmed it's a rattle.
The white part is the teething ring.
So glad you appreciate it and look forward to seeing a pic of it all shined up!

The Lone Dollier said...

Awesome find on that dictionary. Ever want to part with it, let me know LOL!

Smiles~
Marilyn

Zoechaos said...

Congratulations Karen you lucky lucky lady.

Fabulous finds that dictionary what a gem the teething rattle well just shows what the sharp eyed can fine :)

Chriss Rollins said...

Wish we had yard sales here.

50 cents fantastic find

great book to

chriss x

Erica said...

Wonderful finds! My grandmother still had her sterling and ivory teething ring/rattle and gifted it to my sister before she passed away.

You have some great "new" treasures!

purplepaint said...

Oh what an awesome find! And only 50 cents! I am so jealous!!!!

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