Monday, October 19, 2009

Flea Market Style - "I'm a Flea Marketeer" Party

Good Morning. I'm linking up today with Flea Market Style for their first blog pary...."I'm a Flea Marketeer" This party is all about showing off one of your favorite thrift store, flea market or yard sale treasures. Link here to the Flea Market Style blog and check out their party .

The treasure I am showing today is one of my favorite finds for a few reasons: 1) it is an unusual piece, 2) it is a very versatile display piece and 3) it is vintage and I love vintage. I found this at a flea market (actually I bought two...I'm only showing one). I paid $20.00 apiece for them (more than my thrifty self likes to pay but I couldn't pass them up).

Here are a few pictures of my flea market find. My best guess is that it was a vintage time-card holder. It is made of oak and has 24 slots for time cards. It is 40" long, 6" wide and 2.5" deep.



The time card slots are great for displaying pictures, postcards,etc. I've got a lot of vintage ephemera so I plan on changing this out for the seasons.......I took a couple of pictures of items I had on hand just to give you an idea.
Vintage Valentines

Wedding photos of my grandmothers (wedding dates 1910 and 1928) and my mother (wedding date 1953)

Vintage photos and postcards

This will be a great piece to get my ephemera out of the boxes and displayed for me to enjoy.

Friendly Reminder:  My "leftovers" giveaway ends this Wednesday, October 21st @ 7:00 p.m. CT.  All you need to do to enter is leave a comment on any of my posts from October 14th until October 21st.  One entry for every comment you leave.  You can view the "leftovers" here.

Have a great week.
Jane

38 comments:

  1. that is a fabulous piece!! i love those old wedding photos in there...what a great idea!

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  2. Jane-what a neat looking piece you have here...I think $20 was a steal on these...love how you have used them...thanks for sharing.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  3. What a great vintage piece...the perfect place to display vintage cards!!!

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  4. thats a great piece!!! i love how you have it hanging....who doesn't love flea markets?

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  5. This is a great piece and it is so versatile! Love the wedding photos!!

    You are such a great inspriation!

    Lou Cinda :)

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  6. Love your find and especially love the wedding photos.

    Gail

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  7. What a fabulous find! You're right - it is so versatile and I love that you can change your displays according to the seasons or your mood, whatever!

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  8. Hi Jane, I really like your manniquin and the neat way you've used your time card holder. Great idea! Thanks for stopping by and have a great day, Theresa

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  9. Jane! You and I are so in sync. I just picked up a timecard holder at the flea market a couple of weeks ago. Mine has 25 slots down and four columns across. I'm actually getting around to hanging it up today. I paid more than I had hoped as well, but I figure the $50 was better than the $200 on Three Potato Four. Happy Monday!

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  10. Jane these are really the coolest finds. I wonder where I could get my hands on some of these awesome holders? I'm definitely keeping my eyes open. Thank you for sharing this find with all of us.
    Hugs,
    June

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  11. How cool is this vintage time card rack? I would love to own one of those ... I'm puttin' it on my wish list ; ) ... love how you use it as well, great decor piece!

    xo
    Jill

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  12. What a cool and unique piece! Great find!

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  13. I love the time slot holder, but what I am really drooling over is that dress form!!
    You have a great eye!

    Thanks for joining our party!
    Linda
    http://fleamarketstylemag.blogspot.com

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  14. What a great find! Great price too.

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  15. Hi Jane, Im not sure what I would display on that beauty????? It sure would be fun to have!
    Have a great day.
    Michelle

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  16. That is so cool! What a wonderful find...I must admit I'm a little envious.

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  17. What a great vintage treasure!! So glad I had the opportunity to find your blog through this party. I'll be back!!

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  18. I love it...I can picture Christmas cards displayed over the holidays...or even your favorite holiday recipes! Is it wide enough to hold CDs? What a great find!

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  19. Now that's not something you see every day! So cool and totally unique, love it.
    So nice to meet you!
    Anne

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  20. Jane, I just wanted to let you know, I passed an award on to you. Stop by my blog for details. Thanks Monica

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  21. How fun! I love finding stuff at flea markets...
    Thanks for stopping over! Come back anytime!

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  22. That is really unique!! Great find!

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  23. Jane, your time card holder makes me giddy with possibilities. Great find and great different looks for it:)

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  24. nice to visit with you! I think that mannequin/dress form is nice. I'd like a time card holder for cards at the Holidays.

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  25. Love the time card holder and how you are using it :)
    I'm with you....LOVE VINTAGE...
    Happy Monday.
    Deb :)

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  26. That is a great find and I love the pictures of your grandmother displayed in it! What a treasure!

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  27. What an incredible find! If I weren't so thrilled for you, I could really be jealous.
    You are too clever to use it for cards. That is SUCH a great idea! ~ Yaya

    http://yayashome.blogspot.com

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  28. Hi Jane,
    Sorry I'm slow to comment, was working on the LR all day yesterday. You've got a good eye for unique items and on how to use them. Thanks for your thoughts and insight on my post yesterday!
    Living it up at Lakewood,
    Cindy

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  29. I wish we had more flea markets around here!!!

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  30. what a great vintage piece! i really love how it looks with the photos..

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  31. That would be such a fun piece to have. I definitely would have snatched that up. Love that dress form even more!

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  32. Jane!! This is too funny, I just picked up a similar piece last week!! Mine's an old "In box", it has 4 rows of slots across so it's a little wider than yours. You got such a great deal on yours!! I paid over $100 for mine, and I was thrilled about the price since I had never seen one before, and here you have 2 of them and for a fraction of the cost! Bargain!!! I'll have to take a photo of mine so you can see it. I actually purchased it from the booth of a "Country Living Mag" editor, he lives not far from me.
    Thanks for your sweet comment about my bird knobs, and you are right there are so many options for those!

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  33. Hi Jane,
    Time here in HHI is really flying by but I've a few minutes to visit some of my blogger friends and just wanted to say that I think your card holder is fab!
    Maggie

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  34. I found your blog at Linda's Coastal Charm and I really like your great ideas. The creativity of all our fellow blogging gals is just amazing. I'll be visiting often. Hope you come visit me too. I am www.sissieshabbycottage.blogspot.com
    come see me!

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  35. Wow I really love this. What a great way to display pictures or cards, or whatever. Fun find.

    Jocelyn
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

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  36. Hello there. Let me just say the time card thing? ROCKS! that is so cute! and somewhat useful! Lots of things I find, are not that useful. That is pretty cool! Love your blog!

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  37. I love your time card holder! (AND that beautiful dress form, too!) I can think of a few different ways I'd be able to use that holder in the studio to hold supplies, too. Your idea to display with photos is great. ATC cards would be cool, too.
    Thanks for sharing.
    xoxo
    Donna

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