Sunday, September 13, 2009

Junkin' Monday

The last few weeks I have been trying to cut back on my junk "proliferation". The garage is full, but you know how it is. This addiction is a tough one. It calls you out at all hours and sends you places you normally wouldn't go. You are found in the company of other people suffering from the same malady, and you sneak back in, trying to hide your finds and stash them somewhere where they might not be noticed immediatlely.

Seriously, I have cut back after a full blown "junk attack" this summer. My problem is I just love vintage "stuff", and if I see something useful, different, or a bargain, it just comes home with me.
I picked up a few baskets at a garage sale, and a few more items at one of the places I have a booth. We aren't spending our Sundays on the road though, so that causes me to not really get the junkin' fix I need.

I have a plan for these candle holders,so please disregard the horrid green candle wax, and the fact that these are "dime-a-dozen". (See how I'm trying to dress this stuff up with some fall leaves?  Maybe you won't notice that it's "junk"!)

Oh, That's right... That's the name of this post!

This was from a new store that I will share with you later in the week,
"Inspirational Home" here in Springfield.
 I just love this little handmade wire pumpkin candle sconce.
This store will blow you away! It definitely has nothing to do with Junk!

These little tea light holders with crosses looked like little crowns to me.

Lunch basket, so cute for fall decor.

I'm a sucker for little cottage cannisters.
This will be useful in my office for supplies.

This is a glass door off of an antique wall clock.
 I thought it would make a good frame for some altered art.

This is an old round cheese board, and on top is a bar of homemade oatmeal soap
 that I think came from Sharon at Sweet Repose.

I picked it up at Leola's Fall Open House,
 where I saw Hayley, from Nesting Notions.

We live in the same town, only about 3 miles from each other,
 but we had not met.
It's such fun when you can meet a blogging friend!

Smells heavenly...and so cute all tied up with sheet music and lace!

I found this great grain sack that will become a pillow cover.
 Love the colors.

Brown and light blue-grey.

Apple basket, that's going to be whitewashed and hold a mum.

Old crocheted doilie, just love these.
My grandma would sit and make these for hours on end.

Uh, oh. They've found me, the twins are here.

Better forget about any more shots.

There goes the grain sack.

Of course! What's wrong with me? A cat bed is a much better idea!

Be sure and check in with the gals from
Cottage Charm and Family Inspiration
to see what else is happening on Junkin' Monday

Hope you have this much help with all your junk.


  1. You found some nice items. I like the yellow canister too. What are you going to do with cute glass door? Maybe you could make a shadow box. Post a photo of your project. sandi

  2. Yeah....we're not hoarders ... we're "junk proliferators"! I'm suffering from it too, you're not alone.
    Love your kitties, they do exactly what mine does. She thinks every vignette looks better with her in it. She's right. :-)
    ~ Anne

  3. Love your header. I'm still struggling with mine. Looks like you had a productive weekend. Thanks to your post, I'm going to Inspirational Home this week. I've meant to but keep forgetting. Sorry I missed you but Fri. was my day. Have a good week. Jan

  4. That canister and the grain sack are my faves. Looks like a productive day!

  5. Debra, we couldn't had pass all those treasures either...don't feel bad. Once a junker, always a junker!!! LOL!!! We can see the possibilities in every one of your rescues. Well done!!!

  6. I must have crown on the brain, cause your pumpkin tea light holder looks just a like a crown!

    Great finds! I too am suffering from junk overload. My house is getting to where it's too much of a good thing. LOL

  7. Wow, you a great weekend. What a great eye and wonderful ideas you have for things. Are those pumpkins in your header painted?
    Great canister...anxious to see more about the candlesticks....

  8. Great items--I rarely pass up a canister either!

  9. great finds- I love the idea of Junkin Monday- I am addicted to vintage stuff!!

  10. My mother had a set of canisters like your little yellow one when I was just a wee girl. I haven't thought about them in years...until I found your blog☺ And, hey, cats MUST be comfy and cozy, right?

  11. Your kitties are such cuties!

    I love your finds! I esp love the apple basket!! cant wait to see the after shots!

  12. All great finds, but I especially love that sweet canister.

  13. Gosh girl, I just love the picture on your header. LOVE FALL. Your cats are too cute trying to get into the wire pumpkin. Nice to see you stopped by....dont you love the heads!!

  14. YEs, yes, yes! We understand everything that you are telling us! Got to tell you....wouldn't have been able to pass up that darling canister either - lucky you!


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