Welcome to my blog about things I love to collect, refinishing furniture and decorating using flea market finds (with a few crochet projects now and then).Thanks so much for visiting!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

An old box spring transformed and a few treasures...

Yes, I have a thing for old springs and when I saw this I couldn't walk away from it. There are big coil springs and small curly springs covering all the straight wire.
I knew immediately what I was going to do with it!

Unfortunately we live in a deep dark forest so even on a sunny day I can't get good photos, I wish it wasn't so fuzzy!

But you get the idea.
I've been picking up an old photo here and there when they are $1 to $2 each.
The small middle photo is an old tin type.
I added old crochet pieces and a pair of old crochet gloves, an old key beneath the house, all on top of a pile of old crochet pieces.

I get a kick out of the 3 older women, they are probably sisters, their names are written on the back but they all have different last names, probably married names.

On Thursday I met Deb from Garage Sale Gal at Haupt Antieks.
We stopped at a couple of thrift stores and went out for a nice lunch. I had a good time, I hope Deb did too!

A few of my finds from last week, The 2 white pieces were from Haupt. The gumball machine was a thrift store find and I have plans for that baby! It will get a complete remake!

The printers tray was a garage sale find the day after.

At Haupt I actually found a matching cement urn to go with my other one! I wanted a pair and now I have it! So glad I decided to buy it even though it was a little more than I wanted to spend.

And a cast iron urn from Haupt.

Some of the garage sale treasures...they were all 50 cents each! I love that kind of garage sale!
there's the old church pew holder and even the little box that held envelopes and pencil (on the far left).

The woman said she cut all of these home made paper dolls out of an old catalog. I'm guess the 50's? 
There has to be about 100 of them.

She showed me how she put different outfits with the different heads. She did a lot of precise cutting when she was little!
I guess I just thought they were kind of fun and for 50 cents seeing as I never played with paper dolls! I have no clue what I'll do with them.

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Monday, July 28, 2014

Farm Sale Junk

I hope you all had a fun weekend and maybe even did a little junk shopping!

In spite of the extreme humidity that nearly sent us home early I still managed to acquire more junk this weekend at the farm flea market.
How could I walk away from this window! It was the first thing I found and the vendor 'worked' with me on the price a little bit (after I did some whining).
It has 30 panes of glass and they are all there and not cracked, just needs a little cleaning and oh how I love to wash windows with wood dividers!

Two of the little table legs are broken but what a cool garden piece.

The round metal wire thing below, and it's heavy, was from a corn crib, something to do with venting but I see sweet peas climbing up this someday.

I have wanted an old grocery cart for the garden. I've seen a few in antique shops but the prices were nuts plus they were the grown up size. This child's size cart will look cute filled with flowers and the price was decent.

Ah yes, the metal parts cabinet...this actually was found the day after at a guys garage sale (20 bucks...really cheap!).
It was still hanging on the wall full of screws, nuts and bolts. The sellers kindly offered to remove all the stuff and take it off the wall.
This is one heavy old cabinet and with a little 'degreasing' could look pretty cool!

How often do you see a pink Tonka toy truck with camper! She's a little rough and missing a few windows but I just had to bring her home. She's got all her tires and runs like a charm!

Then there's the cast iron harness hooks I can never pass by, they make great flower basket hangers.
I have wanted one of these cast iron horse heads for the Wyoming bunkhouse.
Our neighbor occasionally drops by riding her horse, now she'll have a place to tie him up once it's attached to a post.

And a few dollar items, my favorite is the cast iron bird  that broke off of something plus I can always use glass knobs.

I just realized I seem to have a cast iron/metal theme going on here

Any guess to what this thing is?

I had a hard time getting a decent photo of it.
It used to hang in a grocery store and the little clips held stuff...

I'm thinking vintage postcards or old photos would look kind of fun.

And one more thing from the guy garage sale that I really 'needed'

I've always had a thing for laundry, yes I even enjoy ironing, I like washing laundry the old fashioned way. Some of you may remember my Maytag wringer washer hoard HERE.
And yes, I still use a Maytag wringer washer when we are in WY and yes, I probably am crazy. 
It's probably the most economical and water saving way of doing laundry, but that's not why I prefer it, I just enjoy it, or maybe it's an excuse to 'play' in the water.
I've been collecting laundry related things since I was a teenager.

This will eventually hang on the wall in my laundry room with the rest of my vintage laundry junk stuff treasures.

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Crochet Felted Bag and Flowers

It's been a long time, I haven't posted since June 1st!
There's so much going on lately and I miss my blogging friends, I haven't even been visiting your blogs for what seems like ages!

I have had a crocheting bug lately.
This is the first time I've felted yarn, I felt wool fabric all the time for my rug hooking but have never attempted this until now.
It's addicting! It was so much fun to crochet this bag/purse and flowers and go through the felting process.

I'm quite pleased with how it turned out.
I've been focusing on finishing some of my unfinished crochet projects this summer.
I know I'll be making at least one more of these, I'd love to do another one in bright colors and maybe a little smaller.

It's been wet and buggy this year and
as a result of all that rain, a lot of mushrooms have been popping up.

My flowers are pretty pathetic this year along with the veggie garden, it's been a lot darker in our woods than normal summers although the weeds seem to be flourishing this year!

This weekend is there is a farm flea market.
I'm looking forward to finding some treasures...like I really need more stuff!!! 

Believe me, I haven't stopped shopping thrift stores and garage sales this summer! I need to get back to posting my junking finds because then I can go back to where and when I found my "treasured junk". Otherwise it's all lost! (in my poor cluttered brain! :) )

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I miss y'all
(yes, I've been watching Junk Gypsies...a lot!)

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