Friday, March 15, 2013

My Latest Score


(I want to thank Angie at Knick of Time for featuring this post!)
Hope you're all doing great!  I have to share a fabulous, unique treasure that I just found last weekend!  I've never seen anything like this-in person, at least.  There's a local shop that sells mostly primitives, but I pop in occasionally and I sometimes find cool items that can be mixed in with my decor.  Well, I spotted this and ran right over to nab it!


It's some kind of gigantic flashcard!  It's made out of heavy cardboard, and this baby is BIG (like 31'' x 21'')  The owner said that it came out of a school house in Poland!  I looked up the words and sure enough, they're written in Polish.  ("Here is a hand. This is my dad's hand..." etc.)  The other side has a different picture and writing, too, but I liked this side the best. I just think it's SO fun!  She said they had several, but the others sold and this was the last one...lucky for me!


After trying it in a couple of places, I ended up hanging it in the living room where this little shelf used to be.  That change inspired me to restyle the top of the small card-catalog cabinet that is underneath it...you know, the decorating domino effect!


I dug this silver candleabra out of my basement-I had totally forgotten about it, its been stored down there so long! I grouped together a few other goodies on a heavy silver tray, and voila-instant new look!






This now gives a whole different vibe, and I'm happy with it!  I love to add some 'playfulness' to my decor, and I think that this huge flashcard does the trick!  Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a fantastic weekend :)


I'm linking to these great blogs:  i should be mopping the floor
                                              Boogieboard Cottage
                                              Coastal Charm
                                              The Farmhouse Porch 
                                              Knick of Time
                                              Primp
                                              Ivy and Elephants
                                              Have a Daily Cup of Mrs.Olsen
                                              Common Ground

45 comments:

  1. I like where you have it and the whole set up. I have to say it is a conversation starter. Great find!!

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  2. Wow! What a great find! Love the size of it and that you can hang it on your wall.

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  3. I just LOVE it! What a wonderful find and the perfect spot for it. xo Diana

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  4. Oooooohh... Love this, Susan! Great graphics and so darn unusual....
    Ever think of coming down to Springfield for the Vintage Marketplace in May?! :-) Sue

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  5. I love your latest find!! You found the perfect place to hang it, too.

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  6. What a perfect find for your home Susan!!!
    You have such a way of knowing what will fit - I'd have probably walked by it -
    It's gorgeous as a backdrop to those beautiful vintage pieces -
    Love the vignette!
    Have a great weekend
    Hugs,
    Suzan

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  7. Nice find - looks great with the vignette.
    Have a great weekend.

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  8. What a beautiful arrangement! Thanks for the follow! Excited to follow your blog as well!

    RebeccawithanR

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  9. Hi Susan,
    I love it right where you have it. I love that cabinet super great too. Love the whimsy to this too. What a perfect find.
    Kris

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  10. What a sweet find!

    I knew what it was when I saw it. My great-grandmother had a book, and I don't know old it was, it could of been older because I don't remember any color in it, but it looked similar on the inside. I said to her when I was about five or six, "What language is this? German?" Well that did not go over well with my Polish grandmother.

    I've also seen workbooks from Mexico, probably 30 something years ago, that taught reading in a similar fashion.

    This is the first flashcard form I've seen.

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  12. What a terrific unique find...love the great graphics and you of course found a great place for it!...Love the candelabra! Have a great weekend!

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  13. I've never seen anything like that -- what a find! Love everything about this! I think I'm heading off to Ebay to see if I can find anything like it -- it's simply charming!

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  14. How fun is this huge flashcard!!! Only you would know exactly where to hang it to show it off. Love it!!
    Mary Alice

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  15. You were so lucky to find that! I love it and it looks perfect right where you have it. Love all your pretty treasures too, especially those Bingo balls.

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  16. I love it...how fun to come across something like this.
    Happy weekend!

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  17. Oh, that is way cool....my hubby is Polish....but he wouldn't know what it says!!

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  18. I so like how it adds a fun backdrop to your vignette! Very cool lady!

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  19. very cool
    great find!

    be blessed
    barb

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  20. Nice finds! I really like your blog! It is so unique. I am a new follower from the aloha blog hop :)

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  21. such an awesome find! Im jealous! Love your pictures as always. I just recently got one of the mug holders myself and I LOVE it :)

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  22. I love the graphics on that card. Nice find.

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  24. It's beautiful. Love how you decorated it.

    Have a great sunday

    Hugs, Pietrik

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  25. That is the biggest flash card I think I've ever seen! LOL! It's so unique. It's perfect in your home.

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  26. That flash cars is huge! Once again you've put together such an inspiring vignette. You find the coolest stuff!

    Hugs
    Sumaya

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  27. That is such a cool find - the thrill of the hunt! love your candelabra!

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  28. When I first started teaching in the 1970's, the old school I was assigned had stacks of these (in English). We would use an easel to place them for a phonics lesson. I watched horrified when the principal took them out to the playground and BURNED them because we were getting new ones!

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  29. GIRLFRIEND!!!!! That flashcard is fabulous and beyond!!!! What a great find. I have never seen anything like that before.

    Love it!

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  30. Too cool! Great find...I would have snatched that up too!! Lucky you :)

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  32. Hi Susan, new follower here on GFC and FB...found you on Primp blog hop party and wow....I love all the pretty things you find and your decor! Thank You for sharing..this find is Amazing! Have a great week!
    Lizy

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  33. I really like the card catalog cabinet! Really unique and interesting display.

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  34. The card is so cool! I'm teaching cursive handwriting to my students at school, they'd surly get a kick out of it. You've styled yet another gorgeous vignette. How do you do it?!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  36. Hi Susan!
    What a great find! I LOVE junking and finding that perfect little somthin' that makes my heart sing with joy!! I've never seen a flash card that size - so unusual. I've had a great time looking at your prev posts. I have to say I started drooling when I saw your vintage trophies. Sooo hard to find and when you do the price is out of sight. Love your decorating Susan.
    I'm a fellow Ohioan and still waiting for something that resembles spring. My blog buddie, Marie, lives in Mississippi - they've been having spring for some time now... not that I'm jealous or anything. Stop by to visit us and see some of our decorating on a budget.

    Big hugs, Sherry

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  39. LOVE that candelabra, you should keep it out of the basement.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Michele

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  41. Susan, that is such a unique piece. I would have nabbed it up in one hurry! Love the graphics and the color. I sure do know the domino effect. You ended up with a great vignette! Thanks for sharing your new find with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  42. wow, what an interesting piece!! Love it as the background for this great vignette!!

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  43. That is a wonderful piece!Your a lucky dog!

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