Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Welcome to Let's Talk Vintage #40: Nitty Gritty Finds

Welcome to Let's Talk Vintage!
This is a linky party I host
for vintage enthusiasts.
You can share your latest finds,
family heirlooms, old photos, recipes,
items you sell, etc.
This week I am sharing some of my
finds that are a bit on the
shabby side. Well worn,
not fancy, or fragile.
Sometimes I refer to them
as my "grittier" finds.

This picnic basket was found at the same rummage sale I've been mentioning in my posts. You can read about my first experience there here. It was a crazy one!

Anyway, I was about to pull it out from under a table when an older lady got to it first. I held my breath as she looked it over and then decided against it. As soon as she placed it back under the table, I scooped it up. It had a long leather tie keeping it closed but I may try to embellish it. I'm guessing it once had two straps of some sort to keep the lid tied down.  What do you think, pretty trims or patriotic for summer?  

A box filled with "Bridge Bingo" cards. I had not seen this style before... I like how different they are.

These antique arithmetic books always seem to sell
so I brought another one back for the shop.

 And these antique ephemera pieces were found all together at this one particular shop. It was a very small store and I couldn't leave without them. I must have held onto them for what seemed like ages, walking around and around, debating if I really needed all three. I guess I did!
Here are this week's features:

Joy at A Vintage Green shared
 her stool seat makeover
using a BINGO stencil! How cool is that?
I didn't even know you could GET a Bingo
stencil. Love it! And I love it in aqua.

and Sharon at  Blue Willow House shared her
vintage silver plate champagne ice bucket.
What's that saying about a beer budget?
This is definitely a keeper. Look how
great it looks with her décor!
and speaking of great, I had to
share this picnic basket refurbish,
since I was thinking about
decorating my own! Jo at Annes Attic
made this basket go from bleak
to chic!

Now it's your turn... Let's Talk Vintage!

Remember, if you've been
featured, feel free to grab
this "LTV Feature" logo
and add it to your sidebar.

Linking with Ivy and Elephant's
 "What's it Wednesday"

and Pink Saturday over at
How Sweet the Sound


Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

You sure found some fun treasures. The grittier, the better. Thanks so much for hosting.

Sharon @ Blue Willow House said...

Thanks for featuring my champagne bucket and have a wonderful vintage party.

Diana said...

Great finds, Jillian--I especially love the vintage picnic basket. (I've got a couple of them, myself.) Thanks so much for hosting!

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Thank you Jillian for including my Bingo stencilled stool today. Very much appreciated. Thank you also for Lets Talk Vintage 40. Have a great week.

Deanies Stash said...

I really like the Bingo cards, basket and ephemera. Great scores! Can't wait to see your blinged out picnic basket. The featured one is great!


Rita C at Panoply said...

Jill, I love this party and all the features and links each week, thanks for hosting. (And thank you for your visit over at Kim's Living vintage blog. She's a cool lady, that one.)

My thrift store addiction said...

Hi Jillian, thanks so much for the party ~ have a wonderful week!

Sam - Raggedy Bits said...

Thank you so much for hosting! What a lovely collection that you have!! I also love the Picnic Basket Refurbish! So sweet!!

Victoria said...

Oh my gosh, that little chair makeover is darling! I'm soooooo into aqua right now too:) I'll probably un-private my blog soon so I'll definitely join in your party! Hope you're having a lovely week my friend!

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Love your gritty treasures! I would have nabbed them all! All of the features are gorgeous too. Hope to be back joining next week! thanks for sharing with SYC.

LV said...

I have been around along time, but never saw bridge bingo type cards. I love to play bingo, but they do not use these cards anymore. I may have to join your group as I enjoy antiques and have many.

Jeannie Marie said...

I had a picnic basket like that and I kept dress up clothes in it for the grandchildren. It included boys dress up clothes as well! It was in constant use and held up beautifully. All the grandchildren are in their teens now and the hamper holds many memories. It i

bj said...

I like your picnic basket in it's natural color. A red checked liner or just a piece of fabric on the inside, it would be darling. I bought a picnic basket years ago but it was already painted...whatever you do, it will be adorable.

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

THanks for hosting the party -- I have that SAME arithmetic book! I love old books, especially school books and especially ones where they wrote in them with their lovely, script handwriting!