A Few Bargain Vintage Things

Another recent find was this fun vintage clock. I got it at a yard sale and immediately took it back to our trailer to see it worked. It does! When we get home from camping, I plan on cleaning this up and doing a little project with it and hang it in our living room.

It is metal and still has the original tag on it.

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As you can tell from the cord, it is not super old.

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And yup, I paid ,50 cents for it!

This package of pillow case embroidery designs was sitting on the FREE table. I have a few embroidered pillow cases and I just love them. I am going to try to do some embroidery again soon and thought these would be some pretty designs.

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As you can see, someone cut out a few of the designs. But, still a fun find!

I got this old  small metal compact at the barn sale I mentioned earlier this week. I just thought it was fun.

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I have no idea if it will clean up or not. But, I still thought it was a cool find.

And I found this old frame for $1.00 at a yard sale. I already have this marked for a specific redo project!

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And lastly, I just thought this was such a cool and interesting book.

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This book shows all the Fall & Winter items that Montgomery Wards carried in their catalogs.

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burglerDon’t forget to check out my month long “Steal Diann’s Thrift Finds” Giveaway!

I am joining:

Vintage Thingie Thursday

Treasures and Trinkets Thursday

Thrifty Thursday


  1. Wow! You really found some great things. Yard sales are my favorite places to shop! I really enjoy your blog. ~Chrissie

  2. Hi Girlfriend...

    You always find the coolest things, my friend! I love your vintage clock! I don't think I've ever seen one quite like it...can't wait to see what you have up your sleeve for it! Hehe! Ohhh...and I love your embroidery transfers...you know how I love paisley patterns! You can't hardly find transfer patterns anymore! Well Darlin', thank you for sharing your latest loot with us...this was fun!

    Love ya,

  3. Nice Finds Dianne. But of course you are the Queen of Thrift. I am so jealous!

  4. I love that clock!! Such a steal at 50 cents!!

    jenn14_85 at yahoo dot com

  5. More great finds and future projects!
    I have a stash of the old Martha's transfers from an aunt who passed away. And somewhere I know I even have an iron!

  6. Love the Montgomery Ward catalog. Catalog wishing was so much fun when I was a child.

  7. Enjoying seeing all the things that you find.

  8. There's a clock alot like yours at the flea market, and I look at it every week, tempted to buy it, but I'm afraid of old cords! I can SO picture it up on my wall though. Love all of your finds Diann!

  9. I like looking at old mail order catalogs. I think I used to have that Ward's one.

  10. A very nice post for today. Great thingies there. You have a beautiful blog. I am always pleased to find new ideas out there in cyberspace. I sure do remember the catalogs. That was the only way to get anything different many years ago. Blessings

  11. OH my you did really well! I never make out this good with my thrift finds, they typically end up costing a fortune!

  12. Loving that clock! It will look very cool in your house! Hope that compact cleans up, it looks very cool!

  13. VERY cool items..I love the old Montgomery wards catalog! I remember going to (we called it) Monkey Wards when I was little...been long gone since then!
    Thanks for linking up..I can always count on you for interesting finds!
    HUGS to you!

  14. You certainly have the eye for cool stuff! Love the clock, I'm on the hunt for one like that!

    The compact is adorable. I can't wait to see the pillowcases you'll embroider

  15. Oh my favorite is the old catalog, it would be fun to sit with your favorite drink and look for hours.

  16. I like that clock. And love the embroidery patterns. Especially the feathery-looking ones.

  17. Great finds! I LOVE the embroidery patterns for pillowcases.


  18. Great finds. My aunt gave me some pillowcases that were embroidered when I got married. Treasured gifts.

  19. my mother used to ordered from Montgomery Wards! great buys

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  20. Those are all wonderful finds! So cool the clock still has the tag!

  21. I"m loving those embroidery designs!! I have a vintage pillowcase collection.


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