New Years Finds List Part III

I’m so ready for garage sale season to start. I love flea markets, thrift stores, auctions and tag sales, but my favorite is a good-old-fashion garage, crammed full of vintage goodies. So what is it I want to find this year?

• This past weekend I missed out on snagging the first thing on my wish list by only five minutes and I have Austin as my witness. It was a beautifully dark wood framed Art Nouveau Print. As I quickly walked up to it, I heard the lady purchasing it say, “I have no idea what I’m even going to do with this.” Grrr! It would have looked perfect on my big empty wall in my bedroom, even complementing my early 1900’s framed Vogue magazine covers. So once again, Grrr!

Here are two examples of Art Nouveau by artist Alphones Mucha. I would love to to get my hands these.

Found on Esty listed by Aprint

La Primevere found on

• My aluminum Christmas tree is in need of a color wheel to help make it shine next year. Actually, finding any vintage Christmas decorations will do but I’d really love to find one of these beauties.

Vintage color wheels found at

• I have been collecting or ‘hoarding’ brightly colored Pyrex for over 2 years now. There is at least one allusive piece I would still love to get my hands on.

Very hard to find clover pattern Pyrex Cinderella bowl, found at

I love collecting Pyrex its surprising what you can find from measuring cups, glass Christmas ornaments and even scientific laboratory glassware.

From my Pyrex collection

• An old metal bingo cage also makes my list. I’ve wanted one of these for a while now, maybe this year will be the year. Finding one still full of its original bingo balls would make the find even sweeter.

Bingo cage found on Pinterest via pinmarklet

• Finally, I have a large old and gorgeous Iowa map, Angela snagged for me at a garage sale last summer. My plans are to salvage some old Iowa barn board and frame it. The Snag team will hopefully be planning this trip to the countryside as soon as the snow melts.

Many times my most thrilling finds are the ones I find for others. I just never know when I might spy some framed crewel pictures for Angela or a few Paint By Number paintings for Austin.

Upcoming this year we have some exciting Snag adventures in the works and will be planning to document them so our readers can come along with us. Stay tuned.

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One Comment

  1. Tina
    Posted January 9, 2013 at 6:59 pm | Permalink

    I agree finding a Mucha print would be amazing! Ahh you should have offered the lady double the price and then say you have the perfect spot for it:) Mucha’s illustrations are so beautiful…I am sure there are a lot out there ready to be snagged!

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