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Monday, March 21, 2011

Yard Sale Treasures

I've escaped the snow and ice and now mud and flooding of Minnesota and am enjoying the sun and heat of Arizona. Although today is windy, it brought rain and that is always welcomed in Arizona (as long as it doesn't flood). It smells so good outside!
I hit a few yard sales this last weekend and this is what I found.
The best thing is this very old and very heavy trunk. It's made with thick wide boards. It's trimmed with metal and I can see it's copper. This town was Arizona's first copper mine so it makes sense they would use copper.

The back is just as cool as the front.

Neat old hardware and all heavy duty stuff...$10 for this big old trunk.

Next I found this white headboard for $5. It is not old but it will be perfect in my flower garden. With all the rain and humidity in Minnesota I don't have the heart to use a vintage headboard...it would be a heap of rust in a year or two so this will be perfect and I don't have to care if it gets rusted, it could stand a little aging.

The last thing I found was this small straw bag for a quarter. It's a little squished and I'm sure it's not old. I stuffed it with paper and I'll try to steam it into shape. I think I'll add some wool applique flowers or maybe crochet flowers. Wouldn't it look good hanging on a door knob? For the photo the donkeys ear will do.

Isn't it just too much fun to find stuff that we can remake into something else? I try not to buy anything unless I have an idea for it. The trunk...well...that was too good to pass. The top is a little warped but it still makes a great piece out on the patio.

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sissie said...

I love the trunk and I can't believe you got it for such a great price!
Great idea to use an iron headboard in the garden. Love it.


Vintagesouthernlife said...

Great finds! I love the vintage trunk and what a steal!

Tete said...

Love the trunk- and $10 is a steal. Love the headboard- wish I could find a few like that!
And you can wet down that straw bag and shape it and let it dry like you do baskets. Reeds are wet when they make the items, so to reshape, soak it down good and shape it and then let it dry.
Have fun with your great new finds!
Hugs- Tete

Honey at 2805 said...

Wow girl, you found some great things there. Lucky you , sharp-eyed you!

Be sure to stop by for my Giveaway!

Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

You got some great stuff! You'll have to post the straw bag once you add the flowers.

Rebecca said...

You scored Girl-especially like that headboard-only $5.00 WoW!

Dragonfly Treasure said...

You scored with that trunk and all the other goodies!

kara@elements-interiors.net said...

WOW! Those are FINDS!
Love this post...thank you for linking up to Whassup Wednesday! Hope to see you tomorrow:)


Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

Great finds. I really love that trunk!!! ~~Sherry~~

Crystal said...

The trunk is awesome!! Love the idea of the headboard in the garden too!! I'll admit I'm a little jealous....I'm still waiting (impatiently) for yard sale season to start!!!

Connie said...

You amaze me. What a bunch of goodies and so neatly displayed!

Rene said...

Those are great finds! I can't wait until the weather warms up so I can hit the yard sales too.

The DIY Spot said...

Visiting from Coastal Charm. Love the trunk. Very unique find!

Curtains In My Tree said...

That was a very good buy $10 for the trunk

I just love seeing what people find at yard sales


i found you on My Romantic Homes blog

Barbara Jean said...

Love it!
Great price too!

barbara jean

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Wow you found some great treasures at some amazing prices! That trunk is fantastic and love the headboard too! Thanks for sharing at FNF! :)

kara@elements-interiors.net said...

Thank you for linking this up to WHASSUP WEDNESDAY!

Hope to see you next Wednesday:)


Roselle said...

You did fab! LOVE the headboard for the garden. I can't wait til it warms up here and I can hit a bunch of sales! Visiting from WW, just catching up today!