I love all things old: architecture, movies, cars, furniture, books, music, etc. I own a 1920s cottage that I share with my wirehaird dachshund, Daisy. In my down time, I can be found perusing flea markets, yard sales, or thrift stores for intersting pieces that can be reconstucted into something more useful or just out of the ordinary. My favorite room in my house is my craft room. Check back from time to time to see what I've come up with.
Last Saturday, my daughter, her boyfriend and I went junking. It was POURING rain, so many of the sales were canceled. That didn't stop US!! We went to a couple of estate sales and some sales held either in the garage or under the carport. Great shelf, huh?
At an estate sale, I found this sturdy little chair for $5 and
necklaces to be re worked
I love this little teacup picture. Found it a rummage sale.
So my daughter's neighbor is moving and didn't want to deal with a yard sale. She told my daugther to come and get what she wanted. She chose things she thought I might be able to use. Warning, many of the following pix are VERY pink!!
Look how tanned my hand is!! Sadly, my legs are the color of this vase.
Yesterday, I didn't MEAN to go junking, but...
There is a place here in Birmingham called What's On Second. It is such a fun place! Anyway, I found this dish and lid. It LOOKS old, but there were no markings on it at all.
Afterward, I went to a little neighborhood thrift store and the first thing I found was this sewing rocker. I just LOVE it!
As I was checking out, I spied this little chair. I just LOVE the lines! I'm going to use it in my kitchen. Below are the rest of my purchses.
I guess these are vases, but I see them as candle holders.
I got this flat back basket and all the stainless flatware for $1.
OBVIOUSLY this was once Mardi Gras beads.
A pretty little blue plate.
2 little "jeweled" napkin rings. I think each of these would look good on a windchime.
I just thought this was cute. If I did pottery, this is what it would look like.
Hope everyone has a GREAT Labor Day and doesn't have to Labor.
FINALLY, my bathroom is finished!! I'm not certain that I've EVER been 100 % finished with any room room in my life! But this is done. I had been waiting to get a picture framed and now that it is up... did I mention I was finished?
Don't you just love the Bathing Beauties of 1925? I just LOVE this picture!!
You don't see a BIG BLUE flashlight on the sink, do you? Of COURSE you don't, because there isn't one there!!
I promised myself that I wouldn’t go junking this weekend, but… Actually, I was looking for a particular item. I needed a low table or stand to put in my office (started a new job last week). I did NOT need everything else that I got. Well, I found the table, although I didn’t get a picture of it. It’s in my car waiting to be unloaded at my office tomorrow. Below are some of the things that I DID take pix of.
These are for holding a shelf. I think I will put them in my diningroom.
Got these "jailer's keys" for $2. I seem to have a key theme going on in my study.
Some jewelry for reworking.
Some shell shaped silver candy dishes? Maybe I'll make them into earrings (Just kidding).
A book on wreath making for 50 cents.
Although these are earrings, I plan to use them in making a windchime.
I forgot to show you the camera that I got at one of the yard sales on Saturday. The back was missing, but you can't tell. I have several old cameras that I display on top of a window cornice in my study.
Can you tell the back is missing?
Here is my camera collection so far.
As I told you yesterday, I have a watering can collection that I keep on my porch.
Yesterday, my daughter and I went “junking.” We found some great stuff! First of all, she found a box of Pez dispensers. She got a really great deal on them and can resell them at a profit (we hope). Below are pictures of some of the other treasures we found.
This glider was the first thing I found. It was... are you ready? $2! There isn't a thing wrong with it. The lady said that she hated it and wanted to get rid of it. I have NO idea what is going on with the different color stripes on it. She said that it was craft paint. I doesn't really matter, though, because I'm going to paint it black to match my other porch furniture! What a deal!!!
Aren't these the cutest greeting cards?
I've been needing an edger. Got this one for 3 bucks!
Some jewelry pieces to rework.
A tutu for Daisy
And here she is. She KNOWS she's fancy!
LOVE this book! Only 50 cents!! GREAT ideas in there!
I got this for my b b boyfriend (I have trouble saying that word). He's redoing his bathroom in a tropical design. I hope he can use this candle holder.
This cute little frame caught my eye. I didn't realize until I got it home that I have 2 copies of that same print. Oh well, I was only interested in the frame and mat.
2 more watering cans for my collection. I display them on my porch. I'll show a picture of them all next time.
And the pièce de résistance. My daughter got this for me for Mother’s Day. I have been looking for one of these tables for a year now. Gonna paint it white and put in my kitchen