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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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Vicky Hunt said...

Oh my goodness! You found soume great treasures. My favorites are the window, the white table top...it would even be cool hanging on the wall or a fence. I also love the little pink truck and the clip thingy. I knew what it was immediately and am quite envious you have one. I think they are so neat and it will be perfect to hang a number of things from. Have a great week!

Blessings, Vicky

Marci said...

You find great stuff! Love the platter the glass knobs are on. Also the window, the metal parts cabinet, the hooks and the clip thingy.


LOVE the window and the clip thing is AWESOME for SO many things...hankies for one! LOL!
Nice "guy" stuff!
Nice day! Hope you are enjoying it.

Blessed Serendipity said...

The truck with the camper is so darn cute and I love the window too. Everything you found is great.


Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

OOH! You found some good junk, Faye...LOVE it all! That cabinet is so great...and the window! You must have been having some FUN!

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

You definitely have a good eye for great vintage treasures! I love the pink truck, the cubby, and the shopping cart! Well, I actually love it all. Have fun with your finds!

Charlotte Huffman said...

Great finds! I love the metal bin thingy! What are you going to use it for? I have one of the "horse heads" also. I bought it thinking my husband would mount it on a post. Sadly, it's still laying around waiting for the post. :-(

Debbie said...

Coolest stuff ever!!!
LOVE the window! we have a little shopping cart like that at the pharmacy that we use, and I just love it! The hitching post horse is so neat! love that! The window is awesome, AWESOME I say!! Those glass knobs are going to come in handy. You sure did strike gold this time, Faye! I miss you, girl!
It's been a super busy summer here.
Hope you are well.

The Charm of Home said...

You found some great things. I love that little Tonka truck. Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home.

The Charm of Home said...

You found some great things. I love that little Tonka truck. Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home.

Karen L. Bates said...

Good golly, I want to shop where you shop...I have never seen so many wonderful finds!! You rock thrifting!

LivingVintage said...

I love your white window! So pretty and unusual! I'm hunting for 4-6 unusual windows for a garden shed I'd like to build someday.