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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Sunday Road Trip and more....

This is a long one...lots of stuff going on.

Mr. Wild managed to break his arm last week at work soooo that is making him kind of grumpy and not wanting to do any work outside (because he can't) to get things put away for winter (guess who will be doing that now...yes...me...not happy because it's already too cold for me).

So what do you do on a Sunday afternoon when you have a broken arm...go for a ride and hit a few antique shops just to get out for a while.
(I really had to intention to buy anything...just look...ya, right!)

First shop....I fell for this old box immediately and the price was really cheap. It's paper/ cardboard, not sure, but it's very sturdy.  I LOVE the embossing on it. It will find a good home here.

The frame and old chick were in the last shop we stopped at...the really good one in Wisconsin where she sells her treasures at such a good price! We were there this spring and finally were able to go back. It's very small but she always has things I love and for so cheap it's more like flea market prices than antique shop prices.

The frame will get a remake and I'll show you that when it's done...what color...white! Of course!

I have an obsession with white pitchers (it used to be just clear glass pitchers). This old beauty was from the "cheap" shop and it was very reasonable.

So was the old wash bowl that looks to be really old. The name on the bottom is Trilby, all I can find online is flow blue by this company.
But I love the crazing and light browning and of course the wild roses!

This "cheap" shop always has a basket of crochet and linens at $2 each. She had a big bag of crochet in the basket and since I am such a hoarder collector of old crochet this was a gold mine to me!

And the bonnet...at $2 and it's perfect! Look at the time and work that went into this!

And a small baggie packed full, I didn't even bother to open it there, it was more fun to go through the bags of crochet when I got home. They were all neatly folded, clean and starched. I love the frilly one next to the pink circles. The cream piece with the ribbon is the top half of a pin cushion hat that I will finish. Also an old linen runner ($2) that is stained a little but will be great for re-purposing.

This metal cabinet with mirror doors will be perfect in the bunkhouse bathroom, over the 'biffy', maybe a shelf below it too. The bottles were $1 each and the little aqua vase had a small chip on the inside for $3, you can't even see it.

A sweet little Limoges plate for $3, the picture does not do it on this at all.

Two very large cast iron harness hooks for hanging plants on the bunkhouse porch. An old slate and do you think I could find any chalk in this house so that I could write "I heart junk"!!! I have a box from when I was a kid but it's packed away somewhere. A bed lamp that I need for the bed in the bunkhouse (I use one here and I love it).The spoons are grapefruit spoons, I've never seen any like this. I've only seen serrated edges but these have a funny curved shape that will fit right into the halved grapefruit segments. I want to try them out.

And my favorite find of all...this crib spring. It's in excellent condition and small enough to hang on a wall and decorate. 
The woman in the shop (this wasn't the "cheap" shop) said it just came in Thursday night (This shop is only open on weekends) She was going to buy it and use it for a boot scraper by her outside door! Whaaat! So glad I rescued it!

I'm thinking of all of you blogging friends that are back east and hoping that you and your families are safe.

I have new pictures of the bunkhouse on my other blog HERE.
Our carpenter called last night and it will be finished (the exterior) the end of this week. 
I'm so anxious to see it in person!

And lastly, I won't be blogging for a bit.
Big chicken me has to have surgery for a hernia next Wednesday so wish me luck!
I am such a wimp, I've never had anything done before so I am scared to death. I was born with a small hole in the stomach muscle...usually men get this...my mom asked the Dr. when I was little and he said it was nothing...well it wasn't! So as I got older the fat has slowly pushed through that hole and it's gotten quite large. I'm finally to the point that I'm sick of it and want to get rid of it!

Thanks for stopping by and I'll post in a couple of weeks...I hope.
I think I'll be able to sit and catch up on your blogs, that's my plan.

Timewashed for Blissful Whites Wednesday



I'll pray for your surgery! I've never had surgery and would also be scared! Don't you worry!
LOVE all your finds! The spring is very cool!
Your poor hubby..with his broken arm and now your surgery! You two take it easy!

NanaDiana said...

Hi Faye- I will pray for a quick surgery and easy recovery for you. I love all your finds but I am especially smitten with that first box you snagged.

Would you be willing to share the name of that "cheap" shop in Wisconsin? I live in WI and would love to take a peek at the place- thanks- xo Diana

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Just said a prayer for you. So sorry Mr. Wild broke his arm. Wishing you both a speedy recovery. Nice finds. Love that box and pitcher.

Donna Wilkes said...

I am glad you will have these wonderful vintage finds around you as you and the Mr. heal. Good Luck!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Wow! You found some sweet things! Love the pitcher and bowl. Wishing you well with the surgery. Doesn't sound fun..

It's me said...

Wowwww what a lovely things !!! happy day darling...Ria...xxx..

BECKY said...

Wow Faye! You found some absolutely wonderful things! Love the linens, the bowl, and of course that fabulous crib spring!!! We need to see that when you get it where you want it!!

Praying for you gal. I had to have my appendix out 3 years ago...it wasn't as much of a pain as I thought it would be, even though he made the old style incision. I was so glad it was problem free!


Karen Bates said...

Take care...no worries, you will do fine.

Love all your goodies but the best..the box, frame and that crib frame...wow!

Diane said...

Good luck with everything! I had hernia surgery at the tender age of 5-- usually boys get that type too. Aren't we lucky girls? If it helps any, yell for your mommy as they take you into the o.r. That's what I did!

Diane said...

P.S. let me add that type of surgery is no big deal nowadays!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Faye,
Sending prayers and best regards for your upcoming surgery. I wish you a quick recovery and easy time.

Love your finds and it looks like you had a wonderful time and your treasure hunt.
Love the linens and trims.

Have a special day and blessings to you.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Sending you a hug Faye and hoping for a speedy recovery! Hoping the mister mends quick too!
Loving your finds, especially the pitcher and the crib spring!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

I'll be praying for your surgery and quick recovery, Faye! I've had a couple of hernia surgeries, you usually heal up pretty quickly, just don't lift heavy stuff afterwards! Take it easy and get some pampering! Sorry to hear about your hubby's arm, too! Glad you were able to get out and have a fun day finding wonderful goodies! XO

Bohemian said...

I Pray your Arm Heals quickly! We just avoided a Surgery for a Broken Arm & Elbow that my Grand-Daughter sustained on the Playground at School recently when another Student shoved her off the swing. I'm so Grateful that Youth was on her side and bone growth and Healing were so rapid that we were able to avoid Surgery... even the Orthopedic Surgeon was amazed at her Rapid Healing!

Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

Old Time Cindy said...

Thinking of you and sending hugs!