Showing posts with label Rescue Monday. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Rescue Monday. Show all posts

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.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Junkin' Monday

This hasn't been a very good week for Junk around my place. We stuck pretty close to home this weekend... didn't hit our usual haunts. I found a few things early in the week, but I added a few things that I hadn't shown yet from last week. The mirror below is really pretty. It has great pewter-y color paint. You don't see too many old mirrors with that finish, usually they are gold-toned.

I love these little glass boxes, not particularly old,
but so many possibilities to display with them.

Old black scales could be used in a neat Halloween display.
I need to put on my creative thinking cap.

Old marble mortar bowl.

An old briefcase with initials.


wicker picnic basket

Old green birdcage, that I may use for a Christmas display.

Some great vintage woodsy-cabin prints.

One of our dreams is to have a cottage/cabin at the lake
filled with woodsy furniture and camp style goods.

A great luncheon tablecloth in fall colors
and a stack of old books.

After buying several things from this one vendor,
he asked me if I liked old books, when I said yes he just gave me this stack.
He said, "All this stuff has to go. I could not stand to throw away a book."

This is an old Bible

This makes me want to set a sweet lunch spot for the sunroom.

I'm joining Clara and Marcela over at

Be sure to check out their blog for more participants.

Have a great Labor Day!


Monday, August 31, 2009

What I Rescued This Weekend, Monday and Update on Desk

We woke up this morning to temperatures in the upper 50's! Wow, it felt like fall, but the sun sooned warmed us up, even though we stayed in the low 70's all day. I think this is the coolest August we've had for a long, long time. I have to say that August is my least favorite month of the year. Sorry all you great people out there with August birthdays, my husband included. The only redeemable quality to August, in my book, is that the next month is September. Yes, Fall!

So off we went Junkin', but today furniture was not to be found, just some great small goodies, and you know I'm always up for some "small" things.
And as you might have noticed the desk from last week has been painted. I have to say that it looks soooo much better in person. The garage lighting and the tightness of the space, which didn't allow for a good shot, just doesn't do it justice.

Before shot, last Sunday.

Yes, you have seen this one, but remember the photos from "Highlights" magazine, the ones where you had to guess what's different with the picture. OK, look at this one, then look at the next one. Who sees "what's different?"

Can you see it? Yes, the cat carcass on the left.
One of my garage assistants, Miss Wrigley.

My Hubbs found this great black chippy hand mirror.

Great silver stuff.

Another find from my husband. A couple's vacation portraits.
Wish I knew where. In the original frames.
Can't you just imagine these on a mantle or a bedroom vanity?

Little ceramic cream pitcher.

Love this great little silk coin purse.

Jewelry casket, apothacary jar, cake stand, and prisms.

I think this is a calendar graphic.

Cute little black bench in the background.

Jesus prints...I just love them.

Another old crucifix.

Silver goblets and champagne glass.

Old photos of families. I don't see "family" photos very often.

Wonderful old Cabinet Cards.

Do you know why they are called "cabinet cards"? You probably do,
but I didn't... because they were meant to lean against something in a cabinet,
Not to be put in frames.
Be sure to check in with Polly, over at Sassafras Stuff,
to see her junkin finds.

Have a great week,
Hope you found tons of great Junk this last weekend!


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