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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Homemade roses, soap and the rest of my junk shop treasures...

I take on way more than I'll ever be able to finish in a lifetime...I imagine most of you have the same problem...


I started crocheting these roses and I can't stop, I have a plan for them that I'll show hopefully next week..


Then I started making them with soft pink yarn....can't stop crocheting these either...


I have to include my homemade soap that my friend Stephanie taught me how to make.
This is only my 3rd batch but I think it's my best so far...it has the most wonderful lavender scent.
I just cut it into chunks because I like the rustic look...


And as promised, the rest of my junking finds in my favorite Arizona shop...
I couldn't resist this rose lamp for $5 and not a nick anywhere...


I will use the set of 4 claw feet as book ends...I love these!


The fan was in the shop on my first trip but he had just purchased it and hadn't tried it out to see if it works. He said to come back the next day, which I did, then he gave me a price... $20... but if it was working it would have been $40. He plugged it in to show me how slow it moved but once I got it home and turned on the switch, she ran beautifully! On top of that the oscillating works too...it just needed to be used, it probably sat for decades in some old shed.


I think it was a steal for $20...the blades are brass, no bends or dents and once it's cleaned up it will really shine...helps that Mr. Wild is a sparky electrician so I never worry about bringing home anything electric knowing he can always fix it!


An old kerosene can they used on the railroad in that town years ago which has the prettiest patina...


An old basket...


 And this you will think I am crazy to buy....I had to make the mistake of opening the door and what did I find...


It's an old ironing board!
It's super heavy and has a real neat handle on the front...the pictures just don't show.

I know, pretty rough but I've had a thing for old wringer washers, irons and boards forever so this is right up my alley. I have plans for it...I want to cut out a hole in the fence around my garden when we move, I'll set this inside....I know...kind of 'out there'  but that's me!


Thanks for stopping!!!

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39 comments:

Lorna said...

I live all your great finds, especially the fan. I know you will have fun finding uses for it all.

Sharon said...

I love your little flowers . I can think of a lot of things to use them for . You have some great finds there .

Cindy@OldTimePickers said...

Your flowers are adorable. I have never tried crocheting, but should really start. Love all your finds, but the fan is my favorite! And great price, by the way.

Pam said...

You are a crocheting machine. Love those little roses.

Anskuliini said...

Lovely roses :)

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Love those roses!

It's me said...

Great all that old rust......love ...xxx...

Tete said...

I love it all- you found some really cool stuff there!
Love your little roses and the soap looks so vintage.
Looks like you have been keeping busy and having fun doing it.

BECKY said...

Wow Faye! You found some fabulous stuff!! Love those little flowers, and am looking forward to seeing what you do with them. Also love that chunky soap! My best friend makes the most divine lavender soap, too!

Off to check out your shops! Happy Wednesday!!
Hugs,
Becky

mrshinesclass said...

Love those roses! They are absolutely beautiful. You have some great finds. My favorite is the fan. I'm a big fan of fans...no pun intended. ;)

Sharon

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

Hi Faye
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your white and pink roses! They are so pretty!!!
That is so cool that you make soap and your finds are FAB!!! I'm still sorting, cleaning, etc to get my craft room in order..
Seeing those roses put a huge smile on my face! I can see them in a bowl,just looking pretty!
I'm ga-ga over your roses! LOL!
Deb :)

A Cottage Muse said...

Those roses are really sweet and I am loving all your finds!!

Oh...and I finally got my postcards!

miss flibbertigibbet said...

Can't wait to see what you do with the little roses! They're so sweet! Love your finds too!

kathi @ traybella said...

oooh, i love the claw feet as bookends idea! you found lots of rusty goodness, i'm jealous! :)
kathi

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

You have collected the most amazing junk, I love the stuff you bought. I am following you from Brambleberry Cottage (your post of the that marvellous fan).

Melody said...

Hi Faye! That idea isn't out there....perfect spot to hang clothes outside to dry and then.....iron. I can see it now...old wringer washer or wash tub filled with geraniums...clothes line, fabrics rustling in the breeze.....old ironing board, on a special made wood base, with a cover tossed over ready for it's job. I want an outside 'kitchen' at my back door..already have a 40/50 Tappen stove ready and waiting for the deck expansion. It'll be a perfect sideboard.

Cottage and Broome said...

I love the claw feet and the fan. Great finds. I have a pink vintage fan that I adore! Thanks for sharing, Laura

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

Stopping by from WOW! I love the fan. I found one at a garage sale for $15 and I am still trying to clean all the grease and grime off of it! Great finds!

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Fabulous finds as always! Love them all....the fan was a STEAL!

Lou Cinda

jennspeacornpopnuts.com said...

Hey there! Enjoyed reading your post and seeing your photos. I'd love having anyone of them - of course I wish I could crochet and make me some roses! I always say, maybe I should try. I love the way the fan looks as is. Grew up with (not a brass bladed one) those kinds of fans! Always had to watch my fingers around them! Visiting by way of Liz and Time Travel Thursday. Hope to see you around! Jenn

Honey at 2805 said...

These are "treasures", not "junk"! ;)
All are so neat and I luv your roses!

Thank you for sharing this lovely post at Potpourri Friday!

Olga said...

Your crochet roses are so dainty. I especially love them in pink.
Great finds too!

Blessings from Cindy said...

Great finds but I LOVE the roses! I would like to find a pattern for these to make for headbands for my twin grand~daughters due in April, our 1st grandchildren!
Blessings,
Cindy

Ann said...

Terrific finds! Using the claw feet as bookends is genius! Your roses are so sweet. Can't wait to see your final product.

Ivy and Elephants said...

Way cool finds you've got there! I think your ideas are great. I'm itching to see what you are going to do with those roses. They look fantastic!
Hugs,
Patti
We'd love to have you link and share them at our linky party.

Lindsey said...

Wow! Great finds! LOVE the fan!

Stopping by from toddlindsey.com

Sue said...

Faye, These are treasures, galore!! Love the fan and your sweet crocheted roses. What are you doing w/them? Just signed up to follow- found you via the girls at the Picket Fence. We both love the thrill of the hunt, I see...
:-) Sue

Pat's Pink Apron said...

Your flowers are very pretty. They would like nice on so many things I would think. Pat

Laurel Leaf Cottage said...

Super sweet little flowers, and your soap looks delicious! I can smell it from here!! I'll be following you now!! All the best ~Deanna

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Looks like you are making and finding lots of beautiful goodies, Faye! Love the rustic soaps, too!

Debbie said...

Hi Faye,
Sorry I haven't been here for awhile.
I've been having issues with blogger, but with Tete's help, I'm back.
LOVE all your "stuff"! Do you sell your soaps?
Those little roses are sooo cute!
I won a Ramsign from Rondell at Something Nice and Pretty, and I LOVE it!!!!
Hope your weekend was good.
xxxooo

kpaints said...

What a haul...love all the rusty stuff. Some tub is missing all it's feet...awwwhhh.

Love your soap...always said I would make some but....life got in the way. Glad you got it done...I bet it smells divine!

corners of my life said...

Do you share the pattern for your sweet roses? I would love to try making some.

Sherry said...

Oh, I love the old fan! You make the greatest finds! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

I REALLY love the crocheted roses, Faye. It makes me so sad when I see such pretty things that I don't know how to crochet myself.

You really scored on the goods, too! The railroad can and basket are my favorites.

Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday again this week.

Blessings,
Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

T's Daily Treasures said...

Boy, you sure did find some great stuff, and those crocheted roses are so sweet. Happy weekend wishes, Tammy

T's Daily Treasures said...

Love the soap too!

PattieJ said...

LOVE your crocheted roses! I was thinking of making a pillow with crochet roses on it too and started looking around online, that's how I came across you blog, which I love by the way! :)

Michelle said...

Wow your roses are stunning, and your blog too, just found you via pinterest