Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Some more junk??

I mean, how many titles can one come up with to show off their junk, I mean, treasures??

Anyway, I did go out this past Saturday...Again. This time I had Lilly for company. We went to several yard sales and the local antique shop was having a front lawn sale. Inside there was a section with fabric. Some was still on the bolt and some, like mine, were just bits folded up. I paid $3.50 for this brown floral. There were some other pieces of it folded up in it. I didn't actually get it the first time there. I was home, thinking about the fabric, and in the middle of cooking dinner, I had to leave to go back for it. The shop had actually closed already, but the owner and some other people were still there, getting ready for an auction and she kindly agreed to let me buy the fabric.

I am maybe a little disenchanted with this bright of a color?? Could have something to do with being in the mood for FALL. I am thinking of doing a little wash of brown over the blue to tone it down and making a skirt for the pedestal sink. Isn't it gonna be pretty??

I got this rocking chair at a Friday night yard sale. Oh yeah, I saw a sign on the way home for a sale that was going 4-8pm. I had to stop!! I just need one more rocking chair and all my kiddies will have one. This one is not gonna stay looking like this. I think I am going to paint more black over the gold.

This junk I got two weeks ago at a midweek yard sale. I only paid $1.50 total. You may remember the roaster's appearance at my Mom's Birthday Picnic...Oh, I have a soft spot for old kitchen utensils, so I couldn't pass up this masher.

This jar is huge and was only $2. They are sooo not only $2 at Target and Hobby Lobby. I have a smaller version that has a black lid, so I am going to spray paint this one's lid with paint left over from the kitchen chandelier.

I have been wanting a watering can but they are so expensive!! I got this unique one for $2. Score!! The scissors are old and heavy. I think I am going to frame them. The jars are just awesome, too. I use the little ones for my sugar scrub. They're awesome!!

Now...y'all might remember Tuesdays are 25 cent clothing day at my newest thrift shop. I didn't luck up on clothing that day, but I only paid $2 for all that you see here. The sheet is a king size and it will be repurposed for lots of other things!!
Thanks for looking at my junk...again...







16 comments:

mysteryhistorymom said...

Great finds, Elise! BUt what is up with the spider??? Lori

Annette said...

Wow! You did great..so many bargains! I have a jar like that and it was definitely more than $2.00!

Elise said...

Hahaha, Lori!! That spider is Webby, one of Jackson's "brothers". Guess I could have moved him!! Jeez...
Elise

Brittny said...

Wow. There's so much creativity going on over there, I'm sure that I can see smoke drifting out of your window sills!

I may be comming over for more TWINE, and a stencil for the letter H. =)

Kindra said...

Did you get the spider, too? LOL I think the "watering can" is an oil can. I have a couple of them. :) And it looks like you got a nice big glass container like I did this weekend! Love you finds!

Jen~ Lipstick and Laundry said...

hahahaha I noticed the spider too, and figured it was Jackson's... Love that roaster and masher, the rocker is awesome... That FABRIC rocks... it is going to be an AMAZING sink skirt!

Rambling Girl said...

Oh I am so loving everyones junk...oops treasures! I am getting more into going to thrift shops than Walmart...I think I need a sign about that now.....

Love the rocker!

Jill said...

Goodness...I truly believe you are the world's greatest treasure finder!!!

Amy R. said...

Awesome finds!!

Amy

Polka Dot Moon said...

Treasure hunter you are! The best finds are always on your blog!!

{I noticed the spider too......cause I'm scared of them!!!}
Denise

Cathy said...

Wow!!! What wonderful finds!!! I love the little chair!!!

This is my first visit to your blog and I look forward to visiting again and again!!!

Enjoy!!!
XOXO
Cathy

Gettysburg Homestead said...

You found a lot of "treasures." That brown floral will make a great sink skirt.

I'm with Kindra that is an oil can, but hey repurpose it into a watering can.

Mary

Ruth said...

I need to go treasure hunting where you are. I can't find those treasures and deals here.

Such great things. Enjoy them!!

Ruth

cousin Deb said...

Hi
I just found your blog and I love junk too, and God only not in that order!

Erica said...

Hi Elise,
Great finds! I agree, we were separated at birth!!!! I love the spider LOL! Your sink skirt will be beautiful! I also love looking at the pictures of your home, it is very inspiring to me.
Have a GREAT day :)
Erica

mommax3 said...

Oh My we have that same rocking chair it was my moms when she was a little girl and then mine. It brings back so many memories seeing that. Great Finds!!!!